Senior happenings — Aug. 3

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Loteria (Portales). […]

On the shelves — Aug. 3

The following books are available for checkout: Portales Public Library The One and Only by Emily Giffin: Shea Rigsby was born and raised in Walker, Texas, a small college town that loves its football team. Shea, too, loves both football and her home team, and because of this and her life-long friendship with Lucy, the […]

You might be a trendsetter

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Do you fashion yourself a trend follower or trendsetter? There are a few factors that go into setting trends versus following them. We all know that the common fashion trend starts from the famous designer who influences the A-list celebrity you idolize and so the trend is passed to you. […]

Church lunch celebrates educators

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
From left, Anne Linville, Pat Moody, and Euealle Webb look through a planning guide in preparation for the annual teacher appreciation luncheon held at Central Baptist Church.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com It’s school lunch with a twist — a way to honor, thank, and “send off” the educators who are just days away from the challenge of teaching Clovis’ youth. The annual teacher appreciation luncheon — which is open not only to Clovis teachers, but also to school support staff, […]

Mother powerful example of trusting God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Faith in God … the word faith can be described generally in two ways. First faith may at times be shallow, limited, superficial, artificial, hypocritical, and rudimentary faith. Many times these types of faith are what our families, neighbors, and associates at work see from day to day. The second […]

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. Sammy seeks consolation i noticed sammy salamander sitting on a stump all by himself one day looking so forlorn and being the psychological […]

Brock Bronson and the Russian attack on Goliad

Curtis Shelburne
Columnist

One day when I was just a small lad growing up at 125 N. Goliad Street in Amarillo, Texas, Brock Bronson scared the bejabbers out of me. Until that moment, I’d never even seen a bejabber. Maybe you’ve never laid eyes on one, either. You don’t want to, let me tell you. Hmm. Until recently, […]

Low-cost decor featured on show

Sheryl Borden

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on low cost ways to perk up your home, how to create “instant heirlooms” using unfinished furniture, and ways to use liquid dye will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Interior designer, Beth Secosky […]

Club notes — July 27

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 Class gathered at Jim and Lee Lawrence’s home to learn about raised box gardening. Lee is a qualified master gardener and with Jim, a qualified handy man. They have created a beautiful back yard from a bare parking lot like area in their back yard. By sectioning off the […]

On the shelves — July 27

Clovis-Carver Public Library Himalaya edited by Philip Parker examines the history and people of the Asian range that is home to fourteen of the greatest mountain peaks on the planet that have inspired, fascinated, and terrified western explorers and adventurers for some 300 years. The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh takes a look at […]

Senior happenings — July 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8-ball pool; Exercise equipment; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; ; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: 8-ball pool; Quilting,8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Fashion a daily thought

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Sometimes I wonder if it’s normal to have fashion on the brain nearly what seems to be all the time. Or at least frequently contemplating what to wear and how to wear it. This is at least a thought that crosses my mind, and so many other women, on a […]

Time left for family activities

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Two of the better summers of my life were spent working at the Methodist church camp in the Allegheny Mountains. It so happened that this was a camp with horses available, and that any staff member who so desired was given his or her own horse for the summer. The […]

Jackrabbit road pizza days long gone

By Karl Terry Local columnist Jack is back. Or maybe he’s just been laying low. Until recently I was concerned that the black-tailed jackrabbits that inhabit our desert prairies were suffering a fate similar to the sand dunes lizard and the prairie chicken. But recent encounters with the long-eared hare prove otherwise. Anyone who grew […]

A story of survival

Vanessa Kahin: Staff photo
Author Casey Jones holds a copy of her book, "And the Angel Rocked Me," and pets her dog, Colin.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com The inspiration for this generation’s “Sybil” might be living in Clovis. Originally from Portales, author Casey Jones has written a book about her experiences growing up with a family she describes as abusive, two tumultuous, short-lived marriages and dealing with dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder. […]

Christian Believers, Central Baptist Church combined for back-to-school block party.

Staff photo: Vanessa Kahin
Associate Pastor BJ Brooks, left, and Sistar Yancy go through
donated school supplies Thursday morning at Central Baptist Church.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com An end to summer fun, a time to get the best deal on school supplies and preparing to teach class — the phrase “back to school” means something different for children, parents and teachers. For members of Central Baptist Church and Christian Believers, back to school means showing more […]

Reading E-mail? Scam-sniffing skill required

Curtis Shelburne
Columnist

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Since a long time before the biblical patriarch Jacob conned his blind old father Isaac, and thus shafted his brother Esau, a nose for the tell-tale smell of a scam has been a serious asset in this fallen world. Why should we be surprised in this e-mail and internet age […]

Adult swim: Many find it’s never too late to start learning

By Tonya Jameson The Charlotte Observer The moment brings laughter now, but it sure wasn’t funny then. Michelle Simmons swam to the middle of the deep end at the YMCA pool and froze. She was too tired to go all of the way to the wall. She was too scared to turn around and swim […]

Hymns get better with age

Karl Terry

By Karl Terry Local columnist I have a ragged songbook in the bookshelf next to my computer at home that has a first copyright three years before I was born. Anything between my birth date and the days Christ walked the Earth is pretty old, and we’ll just leave it at “this is a pretty […]

Black Hills chock full of surprises

By Clyde Davis Local columnist I was surprised, though not too surprised, at the number of people I know who have been there, particularly on motorcycles. “There” is the Black Hills, including Mount Rushmore, and it’s not really much of a surprise because it’s really not too far. If you were without children and got […]