Editors catch mistakes, Christ deletes sin

By: Curtis Shelburne Typos are the bain of my existence. Better make that bane. The word comes from Middle and Old English, and has to do with “a cause of misery or death.” Its roots indicate “murderer,” “destroyer.” Bain, I’m told, is a French word for bath. And, yes, a cold bain is a bane. […]

CEO: There is never a need Christ cannot fill

By: Judy Brandon The CEO of a famous company spoke at a church in another city one Sunday after the economic crisis in 2008.  The gentleman was a skilled business leader, a husband, father, and a dedicated Christian. His words were forwarded to me by a person who attends that church. Here is basically what […]

Amos: A View from Under the Pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by throwing himself onto the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. greed strikes willifred boss i talked willifred the white rat into taking a trip in his newfangled tiny time traveler machine all we […]

From healed to healer

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Sydney Sorley graduated Friday from nursing school at Clovis Community College.

Sydney Sorley was born in Lubbock; raised in Clovis and Bovina. She attended grade school at Clovis Christian and in 2009, graduated high school at Texico High School. Sorley is the daughter of Ken and Terri Sorley, who farm in Bovina. At age 2, Sorley was diagnosed with leukemia. She endured treatments for the cancer […]

Terry: There’s no escaping the camera these days

More than 30 years after he was scheduled to make his arrival, Big Brother is still watching and he really is everywhere. Security cameras are everywhere these days — in department stores watching for shoplifters, in crowded venues ready to identify those who get too rowdy and on front porches and back porches everywhere watching […]

Borden: Fabric markers a focus on upcoming show

Information on animals and helping with PTSD, using new fabric markers, and nutritional supplements will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue, and he’s going to explain how animals who have been trained through a program called Animals […]

Davis: Dedicated teachers touch the future

The week just past was Teachers’ Appreciation Week. In a time when educators are feeling themselves besieged — sometimes by parents but more often by bureaucracies — it seems worthwhile to explore what the purpose of education is, and how it impacts who we are. Specifically, what are the lessons learned by this columnist, and […]

PHS 80s Reunion

The second annual PHS 1980s reunion to be held in conjunction with Heritage Days the weekend of June 20. Anyone who attended, not just graduated from, PHS in the 80s is invited. Activities begin Friday night with an informal get together. Attendees then participate in various Heritage Days activities on Saturday, including the parade, fun […]

Hartsfield: Some things, even favorites, should be retired

Normally I don’t feel compelled to talk about my colleagues and their style choices nor am I ever inclined to give any one of them fashion tips. Because my philosophy has always been: To each his own in all areas of personal choice. I appreciate good fashion when I see it but I don’t generally […]

Senior calendar — May 10

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. line dance, pinochle; 5 p.m. Memorial service, business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 2 p.m. Nonagenarian Tea Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 […]

School menus — May 10

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Old fashioned frito pie, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch and applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bean & cheese burrito. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Turkey […]

On the shelves — May 10

The following books are available for check-out at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Color of Courage: A Boy at War by Julian Kulski draws on the author’s diaries during World War II to describe his boyhood in Poland under five years of Nazi occupation, as he joined the resistance movement at age 10 with small acts […]

Club notes — May 10

Educational Retirees CCAER met Tuesday at K-Bob’s, as Tish McDaniel gave an interesting presentation on the importance of playa lakes for area wildlife as well as its role in recharging of the Ogallala Aquifer. States using the aquifer are taking two feet of water each year, but playa lakes are only able to replenish .02 […]

Filled with pride and humbled to be mother

By: Judy Brandon The ancient Proverbs 31 woman of the Bible amazes me. She was a multi-faceted, multitalented superwoman. Everyone praises her and even her children “rise up and call her blessed.” I am far from her on many levels. She had business sense. I don’t. She bought and sold land; I’ve done neither. I […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos meets a frog-herding lizard although it s getting warmer boss all this rain in recent days has me contemplating the idea of […]

A new way to say ‘God loves moms’

By: Curtis Shelburne I might as well confess: I like writing Mother’s Day columns and crafting Mother’s Day sermons almost as much as I like eating asparagus, broccoli, or cauliflower. I know those veggies are supposed to be good for you; I just have a hard time imagining the poor starving soul who first took […]

Former Wildcat’s Clovis life electrifying

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Paul Cordova in his office in Building Safety Deparment at City Hall.

Paul Cordova was born and raised in Clovis. He was a Clovis Wildcat and played for the Wildcat football team of 1989. Even though the Wildcats lost the big game that year, Cordova says it was a time that taught him a lot about life. He also played the saxophone in the Clovis High School […]

Terry: Wonder how far we’ve really come with race issues

This past week I read Agapito “Pete” Trujillo’s new book “Hispanics of Roosevelt County New Mexico: A History” and came away feeling we had made great strides in race relations even though it took decades here in eastern New Mexico. Then in the same week I turn on the television to the coverage of riots […]

Borden: Psychology of color on upcoming show

Information on using essential oils in cooking, texturizing fabric, and discussing how colors affect us psychologically will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Kris Wrede is an aromatic alchemist and natural perfumer, and her business is Kismet Potions. In the aromatic kitchen, Wrede will […]

Davis: May Day cause for merry making for many in history

“Tra La, it’s May, the lusty month of May, that lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray…” So sings Queen Guinevere in the musical “Camelot” and given the time and the place of King Arthur’s court, (if it existed) Guinevere, (if she existed) may indeed have been preparing for a Mayday celebration and merry making. […]