Amos: ella the unenchanted ant

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. ella the unenchanted ant just the other day boss i ran across a disillusioned young insect ella the apathetic ant […]

Bible medicine for the soul

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I read about a child who was having neurological difficulty. Because of the child’s condition and the family’s lack of answers from other doctors, the parents took their 8-year-old to a huge facility in a metropolitan area where the latest of medical diagnostic equipment is readily available. This facility has […]

Notes from the Coke County Pastors’ Conference

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist As I write this column, I’m attending the Biannual Coke County Pastors’ Conference. “Biannual” is not one of my mother tongue’s brightest children. Wishy-washy, and depending on which authorities you consult, it can mean either “occurring twice a year” or “occurring every two years.” “Semi-annual” and “biennial” already handle “every […]

Piecing together a new life

Elizabeth Lawrence, born in San Diego, California, told herself when she retired she would start quilting. So about 10 years ago, when Lawrence and her husband moved to Portales, she went to the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce to find a quilting club. At the time there was no group, but the chamber gave her a […]

Childhood chock full of memories of goobers

By Karl Terry Local columnist Growing up in Goober Gulch you learn things can get a little nutty, especially in the month of October when the legumes ripen. Not only did I grow up in Goober Gulch, the story goes my mother actually found me under a peanut vine. That’s a pretty incredible story since […]

Pampering abusers not way to end cycle

By Clyde Davis Local columnist When the mediocre musical artist Chris Brown made his much publicized attack on Rhyanna a couple of years ago, there was a brief public outcry and response, my favorite piece of which involved a professional hockey player who rented television time to invite Brown to come and abuse him, at […]

Timeless fashion pieces essential

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style What to keep and what not to keep? That is the question. Many of us have timeless pieces in our closets and don’t even klnow it. Having a collection of items that won’t ever go out of style is an essential part of fashion. Adopting new trends is nice but […]

School menus — Oct. 12

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school. 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 — Meat & bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast — Smucker’s waffles. Lunch […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 12

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Today: Gospel Singing, 2 p.m. Monday: Columbus Day; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; No line dance. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 […]

Spiritual master on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on using a Giclee process to reproduce images on canvas, ways to create abundance in your life, and lactose intolerance will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Sandy Grossman-Morris is the owner and designer of Sandy Grossman-Morris Design, and she’s going […]

Club notes — Oct. 12

PRMC Auxilians Seven Plains Regional Medical Center Auxilians, Paula Johnston, Patricia Mondragon, Debbie Lasiter, Normal Nagel, Vivian Lake, Eva Verdile and Alicia Grasso attended the NMHA Auxiliary/ Volunteer service meeting Sept. 24-26 at the Embassy Suites-Albuquerque. State President Leann Smith opened the meeting with greetings and welcome. She acknowledged those who had made being state […]

On the shelves — Oct. 12

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Hogan That Great-Grandfather Built by Nancy Flood was written by a teacher on the Navajo Reservation who explores the traditional dwelling that the Navajo people built of earth, water, and wood that still dot the high deserts of the American Southwest. Cowboy Up! Ride the […]

amos meets colombo bug

By Gary Mitchell Local columnist Editor’s note:  Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. with it being close to columbus day boss jenny the girl mouse next door and i decided to borrow […]

We would benefit to think of Paul’s ideas

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist The word value can be used in two different ways. First, it can be used to denote money or worth attached to something. For instance, we have used car values, value index, commercial property values, housing values, values of expensive and rare art and the value of a good consultant. […]

The most beautiful experiences of my life were with …

What would you say if I told you that it really is possible to have a wonderful group of friends that truly are as close as family? What would you say if I told you that it really is possible to surround yourself with a group of folks who love you so much that they […]

Steel Magnolias appearing at Central Christian Church

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The Steel Magnolias will perform a free concert Saturday night at Clovis’ Central Christian Church.

STAFF REPORT A night of southern gospel music is set for Clovis this weekend, as the Steel Magnolias are coming to Clovis. The San Marcos, Texas-based group is scheduled to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Christian Church as part of a whirlwind 10-day stretch of it’s “READY!” Mission Tour through New Mexico, Texas, Colorado […]

A view from under the pew: amos on perseverance

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.boss i think i might have mentioned this before but life ain t easy under a church pew the heathen alley […]

The Lord knows the road that lies ahead

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist It is a puzzle why certain childhood memories stay fixed in our minds. A fond memory of my childhood centers on the long drive in our ‘54 sky blue Chevy to one of the little country churches in Missouri where Daddy used to preach on Sundays. We alternated between two […]

Lord, I believe! Help my unbelief!

Two little twin boys recently walked up to our house with their mom and little sister. They could hardly wait to show us their two buckets filled with several layers of . . . woolly worms! Woolly caterpillars. The kind that seem to be everywhere right now. Pretty cool little creepy crawlies, those worms! Pretty […]

Roosevelts a family of courage

By Karl  Terry Local columnist My wife and I recently watched a seven-part documentary entitled “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” that I think sheds a lot of light on the politics of the New Mexico county of the same name, in which I live. Anyone familiar with the history of Roosevelt County might rightly pronounce […]