Digging them bones

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David Kilby, assistant anthropology professor at Eastern New Mexico University, smiles while doing field work. Kilby said he had always wanted to be an outdoor scientist. He earned a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1998.

David Kilby grew up in the small town of North Wilkesboro in western North Carolina, where he developed a fascination with digging up dinosaurs and learning about ancient civilizations. He came to New Mexico and earned a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1998. He then earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the […]

God source of all healing

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist The miracles of modern medicine are astonishing. Medical procedures and the latest drugs now cure severe conditions and zap infections that were once fatal. Those procedures now just seem to be standard practices, but it was all quite different years ago. My mother told me the story from her childhood. […]

Church hosting youth event

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com In a world increasingly filled with virtual interaction, some people still believe in the power of face-to-face connections. At The Vine Community Church, Youth Director Whitney Sledz is fostering this communication with the next generation. Every Wednesday evening, kids and teens from the third to 12th grade head to […]

‘Trick or treat’ and memories of Halloweens past

By Curtis K. Shelburne Well, I got to go “trick or treating” the other night. Halloween it was. I’d not done that in a long time, but it surely brought back some vivid memories. Halloween has, since my childhood, never been all that big on my list of holidays. Even as an adult, after I’d […]

Football and family

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Marcus Smith is all about family, whether it is raising his daughter or being around his Clovis Community College family, he enjoys both. Smith grew up in Hereford, Texas, and came to Eastern New Mexico University on a football scholarship to play offensive line. He also started to get his master’s degree and started to […]

Back on schedule with alarm

By Karl Terry Local columnist I’m tired of stumbling around in the dark. Some folks who know me believe stumbling around in the dark is a natural state for me, but that’s just not so. This time of year it’s dark as the inside of a cow when I get up in the morning. But […]

Nothing like fall in Northeast

By Clyde Davis Local columnist One of the true joys of growing up in the Northeast was the season called fall, something I regret to say we don’t have much of around here. We recently moved my parents from western Pennsylvania to Clovis, and sort of warned them that they needed to be prepared to […]

Nutrients to protect brain featured

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on hiring a team for a remodeling project, foods and nutrients to protect our brain, and re-doing a teen’s bedroom on a budget will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” this week. Showtimes are at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. Why is it important to […]

Club notes — Nov. 2

Curry County and Area Republican Women The monthly meeting of Curry County Republican Women (CCRW) was called to order Oct. Twenty-four members and guests attended. The September minutes and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Party chairman, reported on recent polling trends in New Mexico. Gladys Birdsong, Debbie Spriggs and […]

We are all just fine the way we are

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Injections and fillers and implants, oh my! There are so many procedures out there that I can’t tell what’s real or fake anymore. People are altering their appearances from head to toe. It’s no secret, because you have the proud bunch that will admit to the procedures they’ve gotten and […]

On the shelves — Nov. 2

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Otter Out of Water, by Kathy-jo Wargin was given by Scott and Annette Hulder in memory of Bob O’Brien. In this rollicking story, a playful otter follows two children to their home where he eats popcorn for lunch, swings on the curtains, and encounters the ranger […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 2

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.; Pinochle; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; Potluck, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m.-5 […]

School menus — Nov. 2

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch – Chicken nuggets, green beans, tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch —Hamburger on a bun, […]

Amos: Spooky superstitions

By Gary Mitchell Religion columist 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. weird things have been happening to me recently boss it s like some black cat has been planning […]

Christ expert in transforming lives

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Many years ago my sister Susie and I headed off to Baylor for the fall semester. Mother and Daddy were excited — after all, their children were going to a place of old friends and acquaintances that they had made during their college years. Some were faculty, some were just […]

Shelburne: Warning: Paragraph one is a lie!

Not only does size matter, it’s the only thing that matters. That statement is a lie; it smells of the smoke of hell. But few lies are more deeply held by our terminally shallow society. We might as well tattoo it on our foreheads. We embrace it like a lover. We suck it in like […]

Our People: Speaking without words

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Kiki Gray signs to her student on Friday during a game of dodgeball at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School. Gray has been working as a sign language interpreter at the Portales School District for nine years.

Kiki Gray didn’t think she was one for languages after failing French in high school, but she said American sign language just stuck with her. When she met her cousin, who was deaf, she always thought about learning the language so she could communicate with him. After she married and had three kids, Gray became […]

Nieka Style: No thanks, I’m just brow-sing

While thumbing through my Instagram feed I stopped on a promo for an eyebrow-filling product. It was not your ordinary brown pencil you use to fill in the gaps for a more defined brow but it was like a mascara product for fuller looking brows. If you don’t know already, the latest cosmetic fad is […]

Creative Living: Psychology of color upcoming topic

Information on the psychology of color and using a template called AnglePlay for quilting will be the featured topics on Creative Living 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Diane Romick, President and CEO of Castle Design Studio LLC, explains that if a homeowner starts with an emotion they want to feel in a room, then […]

Davis: Giving kids candy isn’t Satanic pact

The reality, for most Christians, at least of liturgical background, is that Halloween is simply the day before All Saints’ Day, a day for the veneration of the numerous saints who serve as examples and models for our faith. The very name, Halloween, is a distorted version of All Hallow’s Even(ing). Opinions vary widely as […]