Faith: Real love beats ‘tolerance’ any day

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Shhh! If in our society you are about to walk out your front door, it’s important to remember these days that you’re about to step into the temple of secularism. You must be very careful to be quiet and reverent lest you cause any stir in the temple and upset […]

Faith: Reaching mighty hard for the one who made the stars

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist I’m Helena Rodriguez and I’m a coffee drinker. As I confessed last week, I’m also an aspiring “early bird.” One age-ism which I can’t seem to embrace just yet, though, as my countdown to the half century mark begins, is talking about surgeries and illnesses. That’s going to take some […]

Terry: Football season off to good start

Football is back, even if Peyton Manning isn’t and that’s always a good thing in my household. My season so far has been great. I got to watch the Portales Rams play their home opener in the new stadium on two nights. I helped with one of the first tailgate parties ever at an Eastern […]

NiekaStyle: Gypsy style a fun fashion

Belly dancing was a physical education class I took years back during my first year of college. It was partially enjoyable because I had a great instructor and two because of the really cool wraps, belts, beads and sequins she would wear. Not only was she excellent in her craft, but she had great gypsy […]

Borden: Get tips for updating kitchens

Information on preparing sauces and using figs in a variety of beverages will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author, chef and teacher John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate three of the “Mother sauces,” and show multiple uses for each. These sauces […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 11

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry paws; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. bus meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical […]

School menus — Sept. 11

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Cheeseburger, mac and cheese, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, applesauce cup, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar […]

Faith: Church to host author/blogger Shankle

Melanie Shankle

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com They don’t call her “Big Mama” for nothing. Melanie Shankle is a public speaker and New York Times best-selling author, but her thousands of followers know her as “Big Mama.” Tonight, hundreds of her Clovis fans will gather to meet the writer behind “The Big Mama Blog” as she […]

Brandon: Let God be the strength of your heart

Judy Brandon

With my son John Scott’s heart issues, I have been thinking about “hearts” much of the time these last few weeks. The Bible has hundreds of scriptures in regard to “hearts.” But I like especially Psalm 73:26: “ My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my […]

Ministry reaches out to area seniors

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Although they share the same space, seniors at the Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis said they get the opportunity to know each other better through Bible study discussion. The newly founded Bible studies are part of an outreach by First United Methodist Church in Portales to reach out […]

Our People: Happy in ‘little town’ Clovis

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Christy Corn is a Realtor and native of Clovis.

Christy Corn has lived in Clovis her entire life. She said she loves her “little town” and is happy to call it home. She had her daughter, Makahla Corn, at the age of 16. She is proud to say she has successfully raised her to be a bright young lady. At age 21, Corn started […]

Terry: Workers have it pretty good these days

Most of my life I’ve toiled away on the first Monday in September. With my present position, that’s no longer required. To me it was always more of an opportunity for slackers to take a little extra time off, a last trip to the lake or mountains, a road trip to Vegas or a picnic […]

NiekaStyle: Sampling different styles refreshing

I love to sample what’s trending, especially when the look of the moment is a favorite blast from the past. Bell bottoms, head to toe jeans wear, platform shoes and dark lipstick are just a few styles that we’ve seen too many times. If you’re a fashion person, you can probably relate to the moments […]

Borden: New garden products featured on show

Information on women and business, using fabric scraps in card making, and water-retaining plants will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Business partners Margie Floris and Tina Aldatz are going to talk about women and business and how important it […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 4

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Center Closed, 4 p.m. game night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. […]

On the shelves — Sept. 4

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Three Michael Crichton books have been given in memory of Beth Bumgarner Sidnam: A Case of Need centers on a Boston pathologist who attempts to clear the name of a colleague accused of performing an abortion which led to the death of a young […]

School menus — Sept. 4

Clovis Elementary Monday: Labor Day Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Mini tacos and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Red chili cheese enchiladas, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, garden salad and ranch, kiwi-strawberry […]

Religion digest — Sept. 2

Lutheran league holds rally The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Pecos Zone Rally was held Saturday at Clovis’ Immanuel Lutheran Church, drawing women from six congregations and LWML district representatives from Colorado Springs. Pastor Emeritus Scott Blazek said retired U.S. Air Force Chaplain and Portales’ Faith in Christ Lutheran Church Pastor Gary Piepkorn gave a Gospel-centered […]

Worldly status means nothing to the Lord

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist We all are in need of God’s grace. Let me explain. It seems this summer I have seen an abundance of frogs around our house. Especially this week with the rains, I am expecting in influx around our patio door. Seeing all these frogs reminded me of the strange encounter […]

Animal friends among God’s best blessings

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I’ve tried to wait a bit before writing this column. Since one of my life achievements is excellence in procrastination, I’ve been successful, although on rare occasions I’ve even put off procrastinating. But I needed to wait. Some things are hard to keep in perspective. At the top of the […]