What happened to those Christmas shepherds?

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Christmas is over. Not just the day, but the real twelve-day season. (I’m writing on January 6, Epiphany — think God’s light, the star, gentiles, wise men.) Last night at home our decorations started coming down. This evening we’ll pack away more of the seasonal beauty as our sweet, warm […]

Let go of the things that keep you from God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I read the biography of Andrew van der Bijl, better known in Christian circles as “Brother Andrew,” many years ago so I recently reread his story. Beginning in 1955, Brother Andrew started smuggling Bibles into Communist countries where the Christians were being persecuted and Bibles were banned. On one of […]

Law officer a sports buff

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Wattenbarger is the Director for the City of Portales/Roosevelt County Emergency Management.

Keith Wattenbarger was born in San Pedro, California, while his father was stationed at Fort MacArthur Air Force Base. He was raised in Carson, California, where he played football. After high school he attended Long Beach City College and played football there, as well. In 1983, Wattenbarger was recruited to ENMU to play football and […]

Terry: Veteran Manning may have some games left

My wife got me a Christmas present this year that I would have never dreamed of having back in September. She surprised me and I loved it for a little over a week before I tossed it on the floor last Sunday. That gift was a genuine NFL licensed Brock Osweiler No. 17 Denver Bronco […]

Hartsfield: Fashion hits the gym

What is your gym attire? I don’t claim to be a gym rat. In fact, I loathe going to the gym. Working out is one thing most don’t look forward to doing but choosing to do it in front of others is another. Most people I know who do go to the gym try to […]

Borden: Food, fitness topics on show

Information on the role metabolism plays in fitness and making sock monkeys will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Author and fitness guru Kate McKay is going to talk about the role metabolism plays in fitness. She’ll also share suggestions […]

Club notes — Jan. 10

Curry County Ed Retirees The Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met Jan. 5 at K-Bob’s. Representative Randy Crowder, Senator Pat Woods and Senator Stuart Ingle discussed the upcoming legislative session. They expect a bill to be passed for a two-tier drivers’ license system that will satisfy federal mandates. They expressed concerns about mismanagement of […]

School menus — Jan. 10

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

Senior calendar — Jan. 10

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exercise equip; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 […]

On the shelves — Jan. 10

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the City of Clovis floodplain management program, 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. […]

Opinion: Resolve to read Bible in new year

By Judy Brandon Local columnist We are at the beginning of a New Year and of course people always tend to make resolutions. Many times those resolutions are to change some personal behavior. Then there are those New Year resolutions that address detrimental mental thoughts like worry or fear. I was perusing Amazon the other […]

Opinion: Let’s choose to trust God

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A mother sits in the bed holding her sleeping newborn infant. She looks down at him in love and wonder, and in awe at such an amazing miracle of God. And she wonders. She wonders who he will be and what he will become. She wonders about his joys and […]

Walking in the family ag tradition

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Caitlyn Tye from her days as a Miss Illinois Contestant.

Caitlin Tye grew up on her family’s Centennial Farm in Northern Illinois. Her grandfather raised crops and beef cattle. Her father raised beef cattle. She said her grandparents live within walking distance from her parent’s house and so she was very lucky to have grown up having a close and loving relationship with her grandparents. […]

Terry: Snow storm lesson in meaning of blizzard

I think we all got a better appreciation for the term blizzard last week. I’ve heard the word used all my life but I think it was rare that it was ever used correctly. I only remember a time or two when the weather was likely a true blizzard, with sustained 35 mph or greater […]

Borden: Explore pecans in breakfast recipes

Information on making zentangles and choosing jeans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) What is a Zentangle? Deborah Pace is an artist and designer, and she’s going to explain what a Zentangle is and how it got started. She’ll […]

Hartsfield: Tips for keeping those resolutions

It’s a new year and cheers to everyone who’s following through with their resolutions. Normally, resolutions tend to be out the window within a weeks’ time for some. That’s probably why making them has turned into a mockery and a lot of people like to poke fun at them. I didn’t set any for myself […]

Opinion: What’s the right tune to sing for the new year?

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Although I certainly wish for you and yours a happy and blessed New Year, I confess that I’m rarely very excited about New Year’s fanfare. I like almost any reason for some days off and time with friends and good food, so I’m not a total New Year’s Grinch by […]

Opinion: Focus on God in 2016

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist My mother and Daddy had quite the library. Now this collection of 5000 books is in bookshelves in the room my mother used to occupy in our home. At least once a week, I go back and browse through the old treasures. I have first editions books, one of which […]

amos the churchmouse: amos ventures on sabbatical

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: For the present, this will be the last Amos the Churchmouse column to be run in this newspaper. Amos explains why in this week’s column. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by throwing himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital […]

Relay manager takes fight to gulf

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Dorothy Nelson will manage six Relay For Life events on the Gulf Coast beginning January 2016. She is the Community Manager for Relay in southeastern New Mexico.

Dorothy Nelson spent most of her younger years in North Dakota and Idaho. She was the youngest of four and originally from Ada, Minnesota.Nelson’s mother and father were married for 60 years before her father died from lung cancer in 2003. In 1984, Nelson was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was her catalyst to get […]