Senior calendar — Nov. 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Dinner; no activities today Tuesday: Pink Ladies awards luncheon; 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 p.m. railroad […]

On the shelves — Nov. 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Bone Tree,” by Greg Iles continues the trilogy that began with “Natchez Burning” in an epic story of blood, race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage who has unwittingly started a war with a violent offshoot of the KKK whose power […]

School menus — Nov. 15

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon roll. Lunch- Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast-Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, […]

Club notes — Nov. 15

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on November 11th with President, June Ferguson presiding. Mary Lou Rowley gave the invocation, and Jan Smartnick led the pledges and Collect. There were 16 members and one guest present. Correspondence was read and the treasurer’s report was filed for audit. Patti Schroeder won the door prize. Civic […]

There’s no ‘in’ crowd with God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Recently I watched a documentary called “The ‘In’ Crowd and Social Cruelty.” The report addressed the problem of bullying and American children. For some reason, kids seem to dish out abuse to those less accepted. Many adults today had experience with childhood bullies. Some were the bullies. But this documentary […]

God is the master multitasker

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist The guy who wrote the book about men being from Mars and women being from Venus didn’t have to write a book to convince me. Both planets have some fine points, but the same, they are not. Should we be surprised? Warning: If to feel good about yourself you need […]

amos the churchmouse: it s friday the thirteenth amos

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 hyphens and dashes. it s friday the thirteenth amos weird things have been happening to me today boss […]

Local frontman’s focus on music, youth

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Mitch Gray is a local music artist and the director of the local non-profit Three7 Project.

Mitch Gray was born and raised in Tipton, Oklahoma, and graduated from a private high school in Gallup. Gray moved to Clovis 17 years ago to work for a clothing company. His wife is Kiki Gray, and they have three children together. For his day job(s), Gray runs a few grant- and youth-oriented programs. One […]

Home maintenance best left to professionals

In technical homeowner’s language it is known as “deferred maintenance.” In the common man’s language it is just “too lazy and too broke to fix things around the house.” Holding a roofing estimate in my hand has caused me to realize just how far behind I may have fallen in maintaining the castle. A man’s […]

Borden: Remodeling on upcoming show

Information on remodeling and cardmaking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Interior decorator Latriece Brooks will explain why having an interior decorator involved in your remodeling or building projects can save money in the long run. Having someone you […]

Club notes — Nov. 8

Curry County Educational Retirees The Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met Nov. 3 at K-Bob’s. Representative Yvette Herrell of Alamogordo spoke about her Federal Lands Study Committee bill that will be re-introduced in the upcoming legislative session. Constitutionally, BLM and Forest Service lands should have been turned over to each state after statehood. This […]

Hartsfield: Get ready for holiday party season

November is here, and that means the holiday party season is right around the corner. It’s time to start prepping for the fall and winter festivities. Some of us will be starting our Christmas shopping early, which is a good idea considering some of us only see one one or two pay periods each month. […]

Senior calendar — Nov . 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: Center Closed Thursday: 8 a.m. Free veterans breakfast; no bingo; 6 p.m. line dance […]

Golden Library to get makeover

Melveta Walker, director of ENMU’s Golden Library, will present a program on the upcoming multi-million dollar renovation of Golden Library at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at noon on Thursday, Nov. 12, in the library meeting room, 218 South Ave. B, Portales. The overhaul at Golden is slated […]

School menus — Nov. 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- French toast. Lunch- Chicken strips, green beans, sliced tomato, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast-Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green […]

Every day a good day for gratitude

What if today we were just grateful? A student posted that recently on social media. I promptly printed it out, and taped it to my computer so that I could see it first thing. It is so easy to get caught up in our challenges, our problems, and the obstacles that litter our path and […]

Mom taught early lessons in stewardship

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Susie and I were preacher’s kids and products of the 50s and 60s. We had many experiences living in a preacher’s home, but one such lesson for me centered on baths in the church parsonage. My mother took it very seriously that we were living in the parsonage (which was […]

amos the churchmouse: joe cricket and his buddies

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. Amos has been reflecting on a couple of scriptures – Joshua 24:15, which states: “… choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve …. But […]

Special Olympics coordinator about helping others

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Gary Jones is retired and is the coordinator for the local Special Olympics.

Gary Jones was born and raised in Lubbock, and his father moved the family to Clovis in 1958. He graduated from Clovis High School 10 years later in 1968. His history of work includes five years at Volkswagen of Clovis, Pepsi Cola for 11 years, Plains Vending for nearly 10 years and Plateau Electric for […]

Terry: Recent hail battering no comparison to ’84 storm

Like many others in my neighborhood, it looks like I’ll be getting a new roof, thanks to our recent hailstorm. In case my insurance agent is reading this, I want him to know this is the first roof claim I’ve had in 30 years. But it doesn’t matter, 30 years ago I had a different […]