Club notes — June 14

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met May 12 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Seventeen were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee chairman, reminded members of the Silver Elephant fundraiser/dinner in Santa Fe on May 30. Carly Fiorina, a strong Republican presidential candidate, will be guest speaker. Candace Morrison, introduced guest speaker, Larry Fry, […]

Hartsfield: Nails, hands first things people see

Every once in a while I’ve noticed I tend to get a bit obsessed with nails. I’ll catch myself checking out other people’s nails or scanning different style forums for ideas I want to try. Most of the time I can care less about my hands and I don’t even notice that my nails need […]

Senior calendar — June 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 7:30 a.m. Father’s Day wet T-shirt contest; 8 a.m. blood pressure […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

Editor’s note: In response to a reader’s request, Amos asked we reprint a favorite column. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos on perseverance boss i think i might have mentioned […]

Life’s manual easier than assembling a grill

By Curtis Shelburne I like seasons, and I’m particularly pleased to live in a place where the seasons are distinctly different. Lest I’m ever accused of being less than politically correct, I hereby affirm that I’m in love with seasonal diversity. I will say, though, that as much as I like green growing things, I […]

Everything changes … except Jesus

By Judy Brandon It is vacation time and most people have trips planned out of town to see new sights and experience new adventures. When I was 8, our family vacationed in California and visited relatives. We were eager to see our cousins but really more excited about the new attraction in Los Angeles: Disneyland. […]

Hartsfield: Time to pull out your 90s style

NiekaStyle The 1990’s fashions are back. The more I look around the more I see it. Especially the mid-90’s, which was around the time I was in junior high school. For one, choker necklaces are back into play. I remember when all of the girls had to have them. Some of us would even make […]

Following in her father’s footsteps

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Rebecca Lusk outside the Remax office located at  817 E Llano Estacado Blvd. in Clovis.

Rebecca Lusk was born in Houston, Texas. She grew up in a family of ranchers and farmers. Lusk was raised in Clovis from the time she was 3. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1992 and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1997 from Eastern New Mexico University. After retiring from farming, […]

Terry: Nice to see Mother Nature’s work

Without their colorful petals, desert wildflowers would just be a weed. But with a good portion of rain at the right time they explode into carpets of yellow, white, orange and purple. We’re experiencing one of those rare years this year and the last few weeks have been delightful on the prairie. The contrast in […]

Davis: Cool that Clovis scored movie production

How cool is it that a movie, featuring a number of A list stars (I’m not sure how that term is defined, but it sure sounds good) is being made in Clovis and surrounding areas, other parts of New Mexico? How cool is it that we, as a state, scored this production, as well as […]

Borden: Making cuff bracelets on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on interior design tips, making canapés and creating custom cuff bracelets using shape cutters will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Interior designer, Kimball Starr is going to explain the tools you can use to change how you perceive the shape […]

On the shelves — June 7

The following books are available for check-out at: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the city floodplain management plan, the Library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs including maps of local floodplains, manuals for designing or retrofitting structures, handbooks on residential repair, guidelines for erosion control, and similar topics. Librarians will […]

Honors — June 7

Bryce Derrer, a seventh grade Portales homeschooled student, has earned a position on the New Mexico state provincial National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Des Moines, Iowa, June 21-27 to compete at the 11th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the Ribbon Roping and Tie Down […]

Ute Lake Camp Meeting set for June

Staff Report The 37th Annual Ute Lake Camp Meeting is scheduled for June 11-13 at Ute Lake State Park in Logan. The interdenominational event is open to all ages and meals are provided. Pastor Keith Berryman will lead services each morning and evening, Dan Pearce will lead Bible Study time each morning, and adventures for […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. a loony encounter boss i know i shouldn t have been out so late last night – sometimes you see strange creatures in […]

Forget one’s past, look forward to their future

By: Judy Brandon There is much to be learned from the Acts account of Saul, who later became Paul, persecuting the followers of Jesus who were in the early church. Finding these believers in Christ, arresting and throwing them into prison became the focus of Saul’s activity. The Bible notes that: “But Saul began to […]

God is focus of faith, not prayer

By: Curtis Shelburne I’m not sure I believe much in prayer. Now, hold on. Taking that statement out of context might ensure I’m never tapped to be pastor of a mega-church. That’s good. A blessing for all concerned. And if it shakes up the “Expect a Miracle!” plastic piety crowd whose answers to pain and […]

Tomorrow isn’t promised, but love lasts forever

By: Patti Dobson Sometimes we have to get knocked around a bit by life to figure out — or remember — the things (or people) that really matter. We get so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to just be, to take a time out and enjoy the journey. We’re not […]

Our People: Dream came true for assistant zoo director

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Hillcrest Park Zoo Assistant Zoo Director Mark Yannotti explains his role at the zoo, while a 4 1/2 week old 
Small-Spotted Genet checks out his ear.

Mark Yannotti was born in Palo Alto, California, and was raised in San Jose, California. He grew up in a family of eight. They moved to Clovis when he was in high school because his brother was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and would tell the family how great Clovis was. As a teen, […]

Terry: Got my fill of mud bogging back in the day

I never thought I would see the day mud bog races would be on the schedule at Pioneer and Heritage Days in Clovis and Portales. I think we might be able to pull it off this year if the rain keeps up. I remember years ago they would run mud bog races on ESPN. In […]