Terry: I see severe case of ‘flop bottom’ coming

I’ve had lots of dogs in my life, but most of them have been manly sized canines. These days I fall asleep at night with an 8-pound terrier mix snuggled between my legs. She will snuggle up to my wife until I come to bed, but as soon as I’m settled in she becomes daddy’s […]

Honors — April 5

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held it’s award luncheon March 24. Hour pins were earned by: • Vicky Gilbreath, 100 hours. • Janetta Geisler, Jennie  Sparks, 200 hours. • Peggy horton, Debbie McCart, June Tinsley, 400 hours. • Jo Mullins, 600 hours. • Darla Farley, Becky Hahn, 800 hours. • Beth Anders, Carolyn Murphy, 900 […]

Club Notes — April 5

PRMC Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual luncheon at the Days Inn on March 24. President Debbie Lasiter gave the welcome and Kathy Mapes gave the blessing. Kenneth Chretien shard his musical talent. He sang three beautiful songs. After lunch, Lasiter introduced Plains Regional Medical Center’s new Administrator Vince DiFranco. He shared […]

On the shelves — April 5

These titles are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne traces Jackson’s brilliant two-year career in the Civil War, his rise from obscurity to fame and legend, his stunning effect on the course of the war itself, and his tragic death, which […]

Community Calendar — April 5

Clovis Club/organization meetings American Legion Unit 25 Ladies Auxiliary — 7 p.m. third Wednesdays each month; 7 a.m.-11 a.m., $6 breakfast, open to the public, first Saturday each month; 2 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays, bingo;  9 p.m.-1 a.m., dance, every Friday. 2400 West. Seventh St. Information: 575-763-5392. American Legion Post 117 Ladies Auxiliary […]

A look at local Easter sermons

Editor’s note: We asked area church leaders to share segments of their planned Easter sermons. Here’s a sampling: Doug Brooks Ranchvale Baptist Church, Ranchvale The religious leaders couldn’t bargain with Jesus, couldn’t buy Jesus and they couldn’t explain Jesus. The simple truth was, they were afraid of Jesus. Because they couldn’t control him, they betrayed […]

Senior calendar — April 5

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: St. Paddy’s Day Hobbs Trip; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 […]

A view from under the pew

by gary mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. legend of the easter seed boss i don t know if you ve ever had a conversation with a mustard […]

Resurrection is the ‘marvelous’ message of Easter

By: Judy Brandon At Easter time, some noteworthy spiritual truths emerge from the characters surrounding the resurrection story. Before Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem, Jesus told the disciples to go into the village, find a donkey and its colt, and bring them to him. The disciples did just that. When they got to Bethpage, the donkeys […]

Holy Week Services

Holy Week Services Assembly Of God Good Friday 7 p.m. Easter Sunday 10:45 a.m. Bethel Assembly of God 1521 Norris Information: 575-762-6155 Calvary Chapel Clovis Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1320 W. 21st Information: 575-218-5701 Central Baptist Easter Sunday Morning worship 8:30 a.m. Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. 2501 N. Morris Information: 575-762-4727 Clovis […]

Banking gives way to teaching

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Principal Linda D’Amour in her mascot sweater celebrating spirit week at her school office at 2000 Humphrey Road in Clovis.

Linda D’Amour was born and raised in Clovis. She spoke of her love for business and how she received a top business award when she was only in high school. Her career starter was 10 years as a banker for First Federal Savings and Loan. She married Don D’Amour in 1974 and they have two […]

Reminded of the Clovis tornado of 2007

By Karl Terry Local columnist As I looked through online photo coverage of the recent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, the sights took me back eight years. Trees stripped bare, looking like skeletons. Insulation scattered everywhere. Roofs gone and walls knocked to splinters. That’s what a portion of Clovis looked like when I was finally able […]

Some sayings simple, but elegant

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Robert Frost, whose birthday would be celebrated on the day that I am writing this column, once said “I can sum up life in three words: it goes on.” As I am wending my way through sections of “The Origin of Species” with my seniors, I am pretty sure it […]

Growing pumpkins on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on growing pumpkins and gourds, weight loss, and making custom designs with inks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Curt Jaynes owns and operates GardenSource Nursery & Landscaping in Portales and he’s going to talk about how […]

Skinnies, bells both in style

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Last week when I was in a department store checking out the sales racks, I noticed these cool printed, what I thought to be, tights. But they were stretch leggings with a wide bottom flare. I was dumbfounded. How did I miss this trend alert? My first thought was my […]

Senior calendar — March 29

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: 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.; Musical, 6 […]

School menus — March 29

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 fires, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken strips with […]

On the shelves — March 29

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Dogs Unleashed by Tamsin Pickeral provides a comprehensive overview of canine varieties, including even rare designer breeds and offers full-color photos and information on conformation, history, temperament, health risks, and more for each type of dog. Collins Complete Photography Projects: Learn the Professional Secrets […]

Club notes — March 29

Portales Altrusa Portales Altrusa met March 23 with 22 members and three guests present. Vice President Cozetta Moore presided. Becky Merrell, Melissa Schramn and Amy Nash were introduced as guests. Donna Mowrer gave the Accent on “Leadership Lessons Learned from the Garden.” Secret Pals were thanked. Schramn presented the program. She showed several items collected […]

Old Christmas trees gain new life as crosses

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Pastor Bonita Knox doesn’t know why she started collecting Christmas trees years ago, but she said she’s glad she had the foresight to hold on to them. Eight handmade crosses made of the trees now stand in the grass outside Trinity Lutheran Church for a week of reflection and […]