We can choose faith or hopelessness

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The recent, to some extent paralyzing, snowstorm which came to us may have helped us to realize, once again, the helplessness, and/or the providence, of our human position and condition. The helplessness because we realize, in the face of it, that there are some things we cannot control, and the […]

School menus — Jan. 18

Clovis elementary Monday: No school – MLK Day. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Mac and cheese, green beans, veggie slices & ranch, assorted fresh fruit, whole wheat roll. Thursday: Breakfast – […]

On the shelves — Jan. 18

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11 by Tom McMillan offers a complete account of what actually took place on United Airlines Flight 93 from its delayed takeoff in Newark to the moment it plunged into a […]

Curtis Shelburne: Whatever new year may bring, have trust in God

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 his sorrows. She wonders about […]

amos the churchmouse: amos tries the new craze

 amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard shift keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos tries the new craze boss there s a new form of high-class entertainment […]

Brandon: Through tragedy trust in God

These last few weeks, terrible and tragic events have taken place in our world. We all have looked upon France with heartache and compassion as news of the murders in Paris was broadcast for all to hear. Then word of the tragic events in Africa came just about two days later. What has happened to […]

Love and expecting

D'Nieka Hartsfield: Staff photo
Ashley Moran gets ready to start her day of work at the Curry County Administration offices located on Main Street in Clovis.

Ashley Moran was born and raised in central Florida. She is an only child. She graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations. She married her high school sweetheart, who serves in the U.S. Air Force at Cannon Air Force Base. […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 11

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 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.; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; 5:30 p.m., Potluck; 6 p.m., Social night. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Learned to shovel all but snow

By Karl Terry Local columnist Growing up in eastern New Mexico, I never learned to shovel snow. We learned to shovel sand, we learned to shovel grain and we learned to shovel … well, never mind. We just never had a lot of call to shovel snow. We normally just let it melt off on […]

Using quilting grid on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on gluten-free cooking and using a grid as a guide for quilted creations will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. K. C. Pomering is the founder of an online resource for gluten-free cooking. She will discuss the benefits […]

On the shelves — Jan. 11

These books are available 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. Librarians will be […]

Ceremony part of human nature

By Clyde Davis Local columnist When the dust settles from the holiday season, it becomes time to assess the previous year, its plusses and its minuses, its strengths and weaknesses, the hopes fulfilled and the dreams deferred. We draw a line, albeit arbitrarily, and on one side of the line, we place the past; the […]

School menus — Jan. 11

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Old fashioned Frito pie, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Homemade meat & bean […]

On fashion hold until cold weather passes

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style When the weather outside is cold and dirty like it’s been this past week, fashion is the furthest thing from my mind. It’s just that time of year when all I want to do is curl up in a little ball and go into a state of inactivity. There are […]

Brandon: No matter what, truth is truth

Do you know anyone who handles the truth casually? Lying is such an offense that the courts even recognize it and call it perjury. Those who intentionally misrepresent the truth will face criminal charges of perjury. Even more important, Proverbs 6:16–19 lists lying as one of the seven things that God detests. A couple in […]

Amos the churchmouse — Jan. 9

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hopping on a computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos fights the weather the other day boss i opened the door of my cozy little matchbox home in the corner of the church […]

Our People: Riley says helping costs nothing


Rosalie Riley was born and raised in Portales. She moved to Clovis when she was 20. Riley said she went to work one day and found she was being laid off. She was newly divorced with a small child and had to add the loss of her job to the list of frightening moments. She […]

Terry: Keep calm, and text on

I’m not sure where the technology of communication is taking us — probably for a short ride off of a steep cliff — but I’m sure to be along for the ride. The first inkling that we were all in trouble was when my mother took up email. These days it’s text messaging. Yes, these […]

Nieka Style: 2014 set stage for fashion

What a fashionable year we had in 2014. There was an eclectic mix of fashions from many eras. The one that stood out for me was 1990s fashion and a reality check of how old I am getting when I found myself saying things my parents would say. For example, “I used to wear those […]

Davis: Holiday visits can have itinerary feel

Grandson Jason came in for his all-too-brief visit on the day following Christmas. By the time you read this, he will be back in Florida where, if I lived there, most of Christmas break would be occupied with going to the beach. Here, we did other things, just as fantabulous. It’s essential that the Christmas […]