School menus — April 24

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — BBQ chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, raisins. Wednesday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes . Lunch — Soft taco, refried beans, salsa, corn, […]

Senior calendar — April 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Movie day; 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 p.m. crafts Thursday: State line dance trip; 8 […]

Faith: Jewish locals gather to observe Passover

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The Jewish community may be the minority in the Clovis/Portales area, but that doesn’t stop locals from gathering to observe one of the most significant holidays in Judaism — Passover. According to Cannon Air Force Base Jewish Lay Leader Jeff Greene, besides Jewish services at the base chapel, there […]

Opinion: Why does a good and powerful God allow suffering?

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist It’s one of the oldest questions in the world. And maybe the hardest: How can a completely good and powerful God allow suffering? The question ranks among the handful that truly matter. As the question asked most often, most poignantly, in the midst of the deepest shock, pain, and perplexity, […]

Opinion: We are all valuable in the eyes of Christ

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I have seen three presidents in my lifetime. I was at the National Prayer Breakfast some years ago in Washington, DC. and heard George W. Bush speak. Then in the 50s, Dwight Eisenhower made a stop in Clovis at Cannon Air Force Base and we attended. But it was when […]

Rail-side gems in revival

Sacramento Bee photo: Reed Parsell
The La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona, is a restored and somewhat reimagined Harvey House that since 1997 has been owned and operated by the husband-wife team of Allan Affeldt and Tina Mion.

By Reed Parsell The Sacramento Bee WINSLOW, Ariz. — In a state where broken-down ballplayers are routinely sequestered to heal, La Posada qualifies as a comeback kid. The Spanish hacienda-style hotel was built with exquisite pedigree but opened at an inopportune time, in 1930 when the Great Depression was taking deep root. Tucked within elaborate […]

Hartsfield: Step up summer shoe style

Shoes are always a hot topic no matter the season. The summer usually calls for versatile footwear. During the cooler months, there are normally a few pair of shoes or boots that you’ll rotate as opposed to spring and summer where the weather can get a bit bipolar at times. So, in these next few […]

Borden: Choosing remodeler important decision

Information on using various presser feet and adding embellishments to doll furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Kerri Forrest represents Bernina Sewing Machine, and she’s going to demonstrate how to use three different presser feet for piping, gathering […]

Terry: Schemes, scams everywhere

Just how gullible are you? Would you believe the IRS was suing you if you received a call from a mechanical voice that said it had been trying to get in touch with you to let you know? I was so excited to finally get that IRS scam call everyone’s been talking about but a […]

Club notes — April 17

Portales Woman’s Club The Portales Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the national Prevent Child Abuse Awareness campaign and Roosevelt County, planted a pinwheel garden on the courthouse lawn. Assisted by county commissioners Jake Lopez, Gene Creighton, and Rick Leal, the members of this long standing community service organization encourages the Portales community to join in […]

Senior calendar — April 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 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 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

On the shelves — April 17

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Fruitcake Murders by Ace Collins offers equal parts murder, mystery, and mayhem in a perplexing whodunit set in the days just after World War II as diesty reporter Tiffany Clayton searches for a scoop on the murders of three men killed with the […]

School menus — April 17

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Egg breakfast wrap. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Chicken biscuit. Lunch- Chicken sandwich and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, chilled pears. Wednesday: Breakfast- Breakfast wrap . Lunch- Breaded pork chop, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, veggie slices and […]

Faith: Kingswood celebrates 60 years

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Sunday, and along with it many milestones. In April 1956, Kingswood United Methodist Church was organized by members of First United Methodist Church as an expansion church. At its current location, 2600 N. Main St., Kingswood’s original […]

Opinion: For everything there is a season

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist We are approaching graduation season. Winston Churchill once said: “This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, and this is just perhaps the end of the beginning.” I don’t think Churchill was referring to graduations per se but there is some depth to that […]

Opinion: Question to blind man is question to us all

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “Do you want to be healed?” Jesus’ question in John 9 to a “man born blind” seems strange at first. The answer was, “Yes!” And it would, of course, be the sincere answer of many, then and now, should the Lord ask and the opportunity truly be offered. But answering […]

Director set sights on musical life

Baldock directs the Clovis Community Band on March 21.

He has lived in Clovis for most of his life. Steve Baldock graduated from Clovis High in 1970. Although he was offered scholarships from Yale and other universities, he chose to attend ENMU to major in music education as it was one of the top 10 schools in the nation. His entire adult life has […]

Terry: Roadside cleanup looks good, feels good

I found out last week my inner flower child is still around, just with an arthritic back these days. I participated in the local Great American Cleanup by helping my Rotary Club clean up its mile of U.S. 70 in the Adopt-a-Highway program. I brought donuts and we had a great time except it snowed […]

Borden: Zippers made easy on coming show

Information on quilting, making canapés and decorating with candles will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Marci Baker is a quilter and author, and she’s going to show how to use a notion called Sewing Edge to make sure the […]

Senior calendar — April 10

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. bus. 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 p.m. crafts; Thursday: […]