Mother could wing wicked tennis shoe

By Karl Terry Local columnist My parents probably wouldn’t make it with a career in pro football today. That’s not because my mom didn’t have the arm for it. On the contrary, she could nail you in the side of the head with a tennis shoe all the way down the hall from the living […]

Winter weather warms the souls of some

By Clyde Davis Local columnist “Fair is foul, and foul is fair…” “So foul and fair a day I have not seen….” The lines could easily be ascribed or accredited to this particular day, not because of the reasons responsible in the Shakespearean play, but because of the varying reactions to this, the first cold […]

Club notes — Nov. 16

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met Nov. 10, with President June Ferguson presiding. Gaynelle Thomas gave the invocation. Beth Banda led pledges and Collect. Fifteen members and three guests were present. Previous meeting minutes were approved and correspondence was read. Mary Mendoza won the door prize. The 2014-2015 budget was approved. Lori Dunn reported […]

On the shelves — Nov. 16

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Disaster Preparedness: Ready Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home Before Disaster Strikes by Rod Brouhard features worksheets, checklists, and expert advice to equip readers to deal with natural or man-made emergencies and to ensure that they are safe and secure when everything around them is in […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Pink ladies lunch; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-Ball […]

Tips on improving pet’s diet on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on improving a pet’s diet, making desserts with figs, and cooking with turkey year ’round will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Pet owners know that a sick pet can cost a lot of money. Will Post knows […]

Cold weather means boots

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Boots! They’re all I can think about right now in this extremely cold weather. It may be all innocent looking out your window, but as soon as you step outside, it’s a quick dash to the car. I’m feeling sorry for my feet right now and so it’s time to […]

School menus — Oct. 16

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 fries, veggie dippers & ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch -Mac & cheese, green beans, […]

Amos the churchmouse — Nov. 14

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. bobby s turnaround breakdown boss i ran across bobby badger the other day you remember bobby one of the greatest soccer goalkeepers in church pew underworld history it was awesome boss in fact i not […]

Brandon: Sunbeam experience lighted way

As a child I was involved in Sunbeams at church. Sunbeams was a mission organization for children. We sang about being a Sunbeam for Jesus and bringing light into the world. When my family moved from Kansas City to New Mexico, one lady was saying goodbye to my parents and then she turned to me, […]

Religion Calendar — Nov. 14

Advent Christian Church Sunday School — 10 a.m. Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer meeting — 6 p.m. Address: 2101 East 21st St. Information: 575-762-0422 Agape Love Ministries Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Tuesday prayer — 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study — 7 p.m. Thursday hour of prayer — 7 p.m. second and fourth […]

Laughter is God’s gift tucked into warm hearts

By Curtis K. Shelburne Laughter. It is both healing salve for our souls and the most potent weapon against “pious piffery.” Laughter’s very existence ranks as one of the highest tributes to the Creator’s skill and a delightful glimpse into the character of the Divine. What kind of God do we have? One who delights […]

Hometown touch makes the difference

By Karl Terry Local columnist Over the last couple of weeks, my dear wife has gone through the wringer one more time with a surgery, long hospital stay and now the beginning of rehab. We’ve been through it a few other times and the thing that makes the biggest impression on you when you experience […]

Quick quilts on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on cooking with wonton wrappers and instructions for making a 90-minute quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living,” which shows at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Chef Johnny Vee (John Vollertsen) will demonstrate how to use store-bought wonton wrappers to make salmon dumplings […]

Many heritages to be honored this month

By Clyde Davis Local columnist November — the beginning of a new winter, the month that is devoted to Native American heritage, the month that contains Veterans Day, the month that culminates in Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent. Too much to digest at one time; this month should be six weeks long. Native American […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 9

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Thanksgiving dinner, 5:30 p.m., all other activities canceled. Tuesday: Veterans Day – center closed. Wednesday: Sam’s supply trip; Sew days, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; crafts, 1 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday: Craft sale; blood pressure, 8 a.m.; […]

School menus — Nov. 9

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake on a stick. Lunch – Homemade meat & bean burrito, salsa, […]

Club notes — Nov. 9

Portales Altrusa Portales Altrusa met Oct. 29 in the meeting room of United Country with 24 members and six guests present. President Sue Bracksieck called the meeting to order. Opening ceremonies were conducted. Judy Stubbs, District Ten governor, was introduced as a special guest. Secret Pals were thanked. Ben Cross of New Mexico Courts was […]

On the shelves — Nov. 9

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: 50 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism: How Mustard, Red Wine, and Days at the Beach Can Help You Lose Weight and Stay Healthy by Frederik Paulun draws on the scientific studies of Sweden’s number one nutrition guru to explain how to improve your ability to burn […]

Keep fashion changes subtle

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style There are times when I become less enthusiastic about fashion and my style fades so my clothing becomes no more than the daily necessity it is. I’ll put the least amount of effort into looking nice; lacking all the motivation to be creative or look presentable. I’ll wear little to […]