Senior happenings — Dec. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Business meeting, 5 p.m. Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Pink ladies lunch; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 […]

School menus — Dec. 7

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast burrito. Lunch – Hamburger on […]

Brandon: If choices are chance or truth, I choose truth

What is the difference in chance and something that was designed beforehand predicted and then came true? The facts are that many prophecies in the Old Testament about Jesus were made hundreds of years before he was even born. The miraculous thing is that those prophesies about Jesus were fulfilled and are recorded in the […]

Amos the churchmouse — Amos wrestles a nightmare

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew By Gary Mitchell   Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   amos wrestles a nightmare boss you should never eat day-old […]

God has forgiven me, but I can’t forgive myself

By Curtis K. Shelburne “I know God has forgiven me; I just can’t forgive myself.” I hear people say that. To my shame, I probably have also. I’m almost 51% sure that most folks mean well by it. But I’m 100% sure it’s among the most wrong-headed, arrogant, and idolatrous statements we could ever make. […]

Nieka Style: Outer wear can keep you warm and stylish

D'Nieka Hartsfield

I love to dress up. Especially during the holidays. Last holiday season we talked about how to dress up for your holiday party. This year it’s about keeping warm and looking fresh at the same time. Have you ever put together that killer outfit but it’s just far too cold outside for it? Well here […]

Creative Living: Fabric tips coming on new show

Information on jewelry, creating a puckered effect on fabric and working with stencils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Did you know that amber is a soothing, calming and cleansing stone? Kristina Rachel is a jewelry designer, and she’s going to talk about […]

School Menus — Nov. 30

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast, Breakfast pizza. Lunch, Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli, carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast, Banana bun. Lunch, Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast, Yogurt and graham crackers. Lunch, Beans and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce & tomato, orange halves. […]

Terry: Shopping more difficult with wheels

With my power-shopper wife confined to a wheelchair while rehabbing a broken leg it was a bit depressing for her when the Black Friday sale flyers hit her lap on Thanksgiving morning. I offered to load her into the wheelchair and take her on out among the crazed masses. She hesitated, thinking about her broken […]

On the Shelves — Nov. 30

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Bike Repair and Maintenance by Christopher Wiggins teaches you how to keep your bike road-ready and in prime condition, recommends the tools and equipment needed for repairs, offers illustrated instructions for routine maintenance, illustrates simple solutions for emergency fixes, and adds a fun guide to […]

Davis: Window shopping light on wallet

Well, now we have experienced something we have never experienced before; by the time you read this article, my family and I will have had the opportunity to spend Black Friday in Dallas. While I’m fully aware that it’s in the major cities that shoppers get trampled and injured on Black Friday, that is not […]

Our People: Animal magnetism

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Cindy Arnold, right, with her husband Herschel Arnold and their tortoise Zuri at their store, Pet Logic on Main Street in Clovis. Arnold says they have had Zuri for five years now and she will grow to 10 times her current size.

Cindy Arnold was born and raised in Clovis. She’s the step-daughter of a military serviceman, which gave her the opportunity to live abroad in places like Japan and Alaska. Arnold graduated from Clovis High School and studied at Clovis Community College. Arnold has held positions as a detention officer and three years as a zookeeper. […]

Club Notes — Nov. 30

Curry County & Area Republican Women   CCRW met Veterans Day at Dakota’s Steakhouse. Twenty seven persons attended. Robin Montano, first vice-president, introduced Chet Spear, who retired after 20 years’ military service. Spear joined the Air Force at 18, traveling to Korea, Japan, Pennsylvania, New York and New Mexico. He also served in Vietnam at […]

Religion calendar — Nov. 28

Advent Christian Church Sunday School — 10 a.m. Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer meeting — 6 p.m. Address: 2101 East 21st St. Information: 575-762-0422 Agape Love Ministries Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Tuesday prayer — 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study — 7 p.m. Thursday hour of prayer — 7 p.m.  second and fourth […]

amos the churchmouse: the real story of thanksgiving

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the real story of thanksgiving with the full realization that thanksgiving just ended boss i […]

Thankful heart sets example for all

During this week of Thanksgiving, a woman Bible character is an excellent example for all women. She is not known for her Thanksgiving meals nor is she known for an immaculate house and entertaining in the most impressive way. She is not known for saving many people like Esther nor was the mother of the […]

Ready or not, here come the holidays!

By Curtis K. Shelburne Religion columnist A fine old gentleman and member of the first church I served “solo” was pushing 80 years old pretty hard when he pointed his amazing mane of thick white hair my direction and intoned, “Curtis, at this point in my life, it seems like Christmases roll around about once […]

Our people-Mike Morris

Insurance agent Mike Morris of Clovis was raised on a ranch by Conchas Lake, known as the Conchas Dam community. He attended a one-room school from kindergarten through sixth grade. He attended junior high and high school in Tucumcari. After high school he attended West Texas A&M but didn’t finish, saying he’s still taking a […]

Anniversaries 11-23

Inge Blake Inge and Sue Inge of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 1:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Roosevelt County Electric Co-op building, 121 N.Main St., Portales. The come-and-go reception will be hosted by family and friends. The couple was married Dec. 6, 1964, in Elida. The celebration is open to friends […]

Club notes 11-22

NormaJeanCorral, Zoe Rodriguez, Jouie Barnes, Madison Dietz, and Kenneth Mullikin, chapter officers from the Melrose Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America along with advisor, Cheryl Hinrichs attended a one-day conference conducted by Tri-Leadership Resources on Oct. 27. Ryan Underwood, Tri-Leadership chief executive officer, provided the keynote address that inspired the students to […]