Disappearing concept of being greatful troubling

By Clyde Davis “Here’s some heartening news for those of you who can’t think of a worse way to spend Thanksgiving Day than bargain hunting at your local mall: you’re not alone. “For every store succumbing to pressure to remain open, there’s an individual, group or business working to halt the ‘holiday creep’ threatening to […]

School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruit Jello. Wednesday: No school – Thanksgiving Holiday. Thursday: No school – Thanksgiving. Friday: No school […]

Senior Calendar

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Pink ladies lunch; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.;  8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; […]

Senior vision tips featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Information on preparing festive foods and tips to help seniors protect their vision will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Festive foods usually indicates a special occasion, and Connie Moyers will demonstrate several recipes that can be for a special occasion or even for special […]

On the shelves

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P.L. Travers by Valerie Lawson explores the events that inspired the Disney movie “Saving Mr. Banks” and the remarkable life of a woman who was as tart, opinionated, and inscrutable as the nanny that emerged from her pen: a […]

Shelburne: Beautiful day in this neighborhood

Well, as Mr. Rogers used to remind us so well, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood … It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood …” Aye, and so it is. It’s cold and clear, still and beautiful. An inch or so of white stuff blankets the ground. The sun is shining, luminescent crystal. And […]

Amos the churchmouse — Nov. 21

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. bertie s holiday depression the other day boss i ran across little bertie woeworm – […]

Religion Calendar — Nov. 21

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 […]

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood

By Curtis K. Shelburne Well, as Mr. Rogers used to remind us so well, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood . . . It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood . . .” Aye, and so it is! It’s cold and clear, still and beautiful. An inch or so of white stuff blankets the […]

Something to read: Things I Have Saw and Did — 50 Years of Thinking Out Loud

Name of book: “Things I Have Saw and Did — 50 Years of Thinking Out Loud” Author’s name and connection to this area: Danny Andrews has written about the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico for six decades. Summary: Drawing on his diverse life experiences as a journalist, sports broadcaster, basketball magazine publisher, sports official, […]

Mother could wing wicked tennis shoe

By Karl Terry Local columnist My parents probably wouldn’t make it with a career in pro football today. That’s not because my mom didn’t have the arm for it. On the contrary, she could nail you in the side of the head with a tennis shoe all the way down the hall from the living […]

Winter weather warms the souls of some

By Clyde Davis Local columnist “Fair is foul, and foul is fair…” “So foul and fair a day I have not seen….” The lines could easily be ascribed or accredited to this particular day, not because of the reasons responsible in the Shakespearean play, but because of the varying reactions to this, the first cold […]

Club notes — Nov. 16

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met Nov. 10, with President June Ferguson presiding. Gaynelle Thomas gave the invocation. Beth Banda led pledges and Collect. Fifteen members and three guests were present. Previous meeting minutes were approved and correspondence was read. Mary Mendoza won the door prize. The 2014-2015 budget was approved. Lori Dunn reported […]

On the shelves — Nov. 16

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Disaster Preparedness: Ready Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home Before Disaster Strikes by Rod Brouhard features worksheets, checklists, and expert advice to equip readers to deal with natural or man-made emergencies and to ensure that they are safe and secure when everything around them is in […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Pink ladies lunch; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-Ball […]

Tips on improving pet’s diet on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on improving a pet’s diet, making desserts with figs, and cooking with turkey year ’round will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Pet owners know that a sick pet can cost a lot of money. Will Post knows […]

Cold weather means boots

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Boots! They’re all I can think about right now in this extremely cold weather. It may be all innocent looking out your window, but as soon as you step outside, it’s a quick dash to the car. I’m feeling sorry for my feet right now and so it’s time to […]

School menus — Oct. 16

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers & ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch -Mac & cheese, green beans, […]

Amos the churchmouse — Nov. 14

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. bobby s turnaround breakdown boss i ran across bobby badger the other day you remember bobby one of the greatest soccer goalkeepers in church pew underworld history it was awesome boss in fact i not […]

Brandon: Sunbeam experience lighted way

As a child I was involved in Sunbeams at church. Sunbeams was a mission organization for children. We sang about being a Sunbeam for Jesus and bringing light into the world. When my family moved from Kansas City to New Mexico, one lady was saying goodbye to my parents and then she turned to me, […]