Terry: Nice to see Mother Nature’s work

Without their colorful petals, desert wildflowers would just be a weed. But with a good portion of rain at the right time they explode into carpets of yellow, white, orange and purple. We’re experiencing one of those rare years this year and the last few weeks have been delightful on the prairie. The contrast in […]

Davis: Cool that Clovis scored movie production

How cool is it that a movie, featuring a number of A list stars (I’m not sure how that term is defined, but it sure sounds good) is being made in Clovis and surrounding areas, other parts of New Mexico? How cool is it that we, as a state, scored this production, as well as […]

Borden: Making cuff bracelets on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on interior design tips, making canapés and creating custom cuff bracelets using shape cutters will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Interior designer, Kimball Starr is going to explain the tools you can use to change how you perceive the shape […]

On the shelves — June 7

The following books are available for check-out at: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the city floodplain management plan, 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 […]

Honors — June 7

Bryce Derrer, a seventh grade Portales homeschooled student, has earned a position on the New Mexico state provincial National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Des Moines, Iowa, June 21-27 to compete at the 11th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the Ribbon Roping and Tie Down […]

Ute Lake Camp Meeting set for June

Staff Report The 37th Annual Ute Lake Camp Meeting is scheduled for June 11-13 at Ute Lake State Park in Logan. The interdenominational event is open to all ages and meals are provided. Pastor Keith Berryman will lead services each morning and evening, Dan Pearce will lead Bible Study time each morning, and adventures for […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. a loony encounter boss i know i shouldn t have been out so late last night – sometimes you see strange creatures in […]

Forget one’s past, look forward to their future

By: Judy Brandon There is much to be learned from the Acts account of Saul, who later became Paul, persecuting the followers of Jesus who were in the early church. Finding these believers in Christ, arresting and throwing them into prison became the focus of Saul’s activity. The Bible notes that: “But Saul began to […]

God is focus of faith, not prayer

By: Curtis Shelburne I’m not sure I believe much in prayer. Now, hold on. Taking that statement out of context might ensure I’m never tapped to be pastor of a mega-church. That’s good. A blessing for all concerned. And if it shakes up the “Expect a Miracle!” plastic piety crowd whose answers to pain and […]

Tomorrow isn’t promised, but love lasts forever

By: Patti Dobson Sometimes we have to get knocked around a bit by life to figure out — or remember — the things (or people) that really matter. We get so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to just be, to take a time out and enjoy the journey. We’re not […]

Our People: Dream came true for assistant zoo director

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Hillcrest Park Zoo Assistant Zoo Director Mark Yannotti explains his role at the zoo, while a 4 1/2 week old 
Small-Spotted Genet checks out his ear.

Mark Yannotti was born in Palo Alto, California, and was raised in San Jose, California. He grew up in a family of eight. They moved to Clovis when he was in high school because his brother was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and would tell the family how great Clovis was. As a teen, […]

Terry: Got my fill of mud bogging back in the day

I never thought I would see the day mud bog races would be on the schedule at Pioneer and Heritage Days in Clovis and Portales. I think we might be able to pull it off this year if the rain keeps up. I remember years ago they would run mud bog races on ESPN. In […]

Hartsfield: Dressing your best helps chase bad mood away

Nieka Style One thing about having a bad day is that it’s written all over your face. Bad news and ugly faces go hand and hand. I’m inclined to talk about moods and dressing because it has occurred to me that during the times of life’s occasional speed bumps it’s difficult to feel good about […]

Borden: Velvet stamped photo album on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on making a velvet stamped photo album and making a growth chart will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Lisa Rojas is a mixed media artist and designer and she’s going to show how to make a beautiful velvet stamped photo […]

Davis: Those who’ve served deserve respect, honor

Several weeks ago, this column focused on history of Memorial Day, and the need to recover the primary focus of this U.S. holiday, which is to honor those who have given their lives in the cause of free and to remember all of our loved ones who have died. Fittingly enough, this week lands us […]

On the shelves — May 31

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father by Tracey Davis takes a uniquely personal perspective on one of the greatest pop culture icons of the 20th Century, who overcame extraordinary obstacles to become an entertainment superstar in a career spanning over six […]

Senior calendar — May 31

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; 1-5 8 ball pool; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy […]

Silence is golden — and enlightening

By: Curtis Shelburne More than once since a recent community Palm Sunday service, I’ve wished I’d not preached a sermon recommending some silence (introspection, reflection, quietness). I knew at the time how badly I always need some, but I didn’t plan to go overboard with it. Then came April 12. I’ll long remember that day. […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

  Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by throwing himself onto the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the worrybird the other day boss wilma worrybird was passing by the church worrying about the way she was hopping down the […]

Christ’s gift lasts longer than Fort Knox gold

By: Judy Brandon For many years, I have been interested in the concept of Fort Knox and the wealth that it holds. All my growing up years, I have looked at Fort Knox as the bastion of wealth. In fact, sayings have originated around the term “Fort Knox.” For instance, think about these sayings: Rich […]