Senior calendar — Nov. 22

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exercise equip; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Daily: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. — […]

amos the churchmouse: amos gives thanks

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos gives thanks boss i don t know how life in downtown whoville might […]

Real strength and peace come through God

It is the season of Thanksgiving. I understand there is much today to be pessimistic about when hearing the world news. The terrible event in Paris rocked the world as people have grieved and sympathized with the terror and loss of life that touched so many families. But in the midst of the gloom this […]

Native strives to be voice of the people

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Griego is the director of the group Voices of New Mexico in Clovis.

Clovis native Josefita Griego comes from a family of eight; five brothers and two sisters, and she has three daughters. Griego prides herself on being a community activist and is known for her outspokenness on local and state governmental issues, and has formed a group called the Voices of New Mexico. She said she’s just […]

Terry: Thanks for the glasses, Charlie Brown

I’ve worn glasses for nearly 50 years thanks to a guy named Charlie Brown. No, he wasn’t the guy in the Peanuts comic strip. He was a quiet, patient gentleman with hearing aids and a passion for teaching kids the right way to handle firearms. Shortly before I hit my teenage years, the state passed […]

Hartsfield: Hair fashion sparkles with glitter

If you love fashion, then you probably have an opinion on every little thing that enhances your appearance. Everything, from jewelry and nail color to changing your hair, goes hand-in-hand with your desire for style. You probably get equally annoyed or excited about all the eccentric trends that pop in and out of style. Take […]

Borden: No-sew pillow covers on upcoming show

Information on making money while traveling, decorating cupcakes and common cat health problems will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Adventure writer and photographer, Yvonne Lanelli, will share some suggestions for ways to make money while traveling to your exciting […]

Senior calendar — Nov. 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Dinner; no activities today Tuesday: Pink Ladies awards luncheon; 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 p.m. railroad […]

On the shelves — Nov. 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Bone Tree,” by Greg Iles continues the trilogy that began with “Natchez Burning” in an epic story of blood, race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage who has unwittingly started a war with a violent offshoot of the KKK whose power […]

School menus — Nov. 15

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 and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast-Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, […]

Club notes — Nov. 15

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on November 11th with President, June Ferguson presiding. Mary Lou Rowley gave the invocation, and Jan Smartnick led the pledges and Collect. There were 16 members and one guest present. Correspondence was read and the treasurer’s report was filed for audit. Patti Schroeder won the door prize. Civic […]

There’s no ‘in’ crowd with God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Recently I watched a documentary called “The ‘In’ Crowd and Social Cruelty.” The report addressed the problem of bullying and American children. For some reason, kids seem to dish out abuse to those less accepted. Many adults today had experience with childhood bullies. Some were the bullies. But this documentary […]

God is the master multitasker

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist The guy who wrote the book about men being from Mars and women being from Venus didn’t have to write a book to convince me. Both planets have some fine points, but the same, they are not. Should we be surprised? Warning: If to feel good about yourself you need […]

amos the churchmouse: it s friday the thirteenth amos

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew 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. it s friday the thirteenth amos weird things have been happening to me today boss […]

Local frontman’s focus on music, youth

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Mitch Gray is a local music artist and the director of the local non-profit Three7 Project.

Mitch Gray was born and raised in Tipton, Oklahoma, and graduated from a private high school in Gallup. Gray moved to Clovis 17 years ago to work for a clothing company. His wife is Kiki Gray, and they have three children together. For his day job(s), Gray runs a few grant- and youth-oriented programs. One […]

Home maintenance best left to professionals

In technical homeowner’s language it is known as “deferred maintenance.” In the common man’s language it is just “too lazy and too broke to fix things around the house.” Holding a roofing estimate in my hand has caused me to realize just how far behind I may have fallen in maintaining the castle. A man’s […]

Borden: Remodeling on upcoming show

Information on remodeling and cardmaking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Interior decorator Latriece Brooks will explain why having an interior decorator involved in your remodeling or building projects can save money in the long run. Having someone you […]

Club notes — Nov. 8

Curry County Educational Retirees The Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met Nov. 3 at K-Bob’s. Representative Yvette Herrell of Alamogordo spoke about her Federal Lands Study Committee bill that will be re-introduced in the upcoming legislative session. Constitutionally, BLM and Forest Service lands should have been turned over to each state after statehood. This […]

Hartsfield: Get ready for holiday party season

November is here, and that means the holiday party season is right around the corner. It’s time to start prepping for the fall and winter festivities. Some of us will be starting our Christmas shopping early, which is a good idea considering some of us only see one one or two pay periods each month. […]

Senior calendar — Nov . 8

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. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: Center Closed Thursday: 8 a.m. Free veterans breakfast; no bingo; 6 p.m. line dance […]