School Menus — April 19

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 with Ranch, Assorted Fresh Fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French Toast. Lunch – Chicken Strips with BBQ […]

Club Notes — April 19

Beta Phi Five members and three guests, Collene Baldwin, Sandy Davis, Laura Loflin, Royce and Patsy Lorenz, Bevery Miller, Suzy Moore and Cathy Romero, attended the regular meeting April 7 at Simply Salads. Everyone had a great lunch. Portales Altrusa Portales Altrusa met April 13 with 21 members present. President Sue Bracksieck presided. Opening ceremonies […]

‘Good courage’ can provide strength

By: Judy Brandon It was 1977, a few months after Buffy was born. Annie and John Scott had chicken pox, and Buffy was just beginning to break out with the same.  Fever medication, ointment, little sleep at night and each new day seemed to offer only another lonely vigil. On this particular day, I remember […]

Worship beautiful when connected to God

By: Curtis Shelburne I love what happens when God’s people worship, and I count it a joy and a high honor to help lead worship. It’s odd, though, that leading worship and worshiping are not the same things. They can be difficult to do at the same time. Conscientious worship leaders can easily get so […]

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew

Editor’s note: In response to a reader’s request, Amos asked to have his chocolate vat adventure rerun. 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. amos falls into a vat of chocolate boss […]

Veteran volunteers time to elderly

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Teddy Lemaire is a volunteer at the Retirement Ranch located at 2221 Dillon St. in Clovis. He volunteers 5 days a week.

Teddy Lemaire was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up a high spirited kid who loved to run around with his friends. At 17, Lemaire enlisted in the Navy and served four years during World War II. He served five years in the Marines, where he spent time in Korea, and seven […]

Mary Lindsay’s love for friends, family set her apart

By Karl Terry Local columnist Mary Lindsay was the only confirmed live bait angler I ever met who could tie dry flies like nobody’s business. She tied them with her husband to finance their trips to the mountains of Colorado, a summertime escape from the scorching eastern New Mexico summers. Even though she had been […]

Making a headboard on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on caring for jewelry, making a custom headboard and working with paper punches will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Kristina Rachel is a jewelry designer, and she’s going to show how to take care of jewelry, whether […]

Some places remind of bad experiences

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Songwriters and singers, ranging from “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” to “Hey, It’s Good to Be Back Home Again” and even including “The Boys Are Back in Town” have celebrated the value of going back to one’s roots, to a place of import and impact. In my humble […]

Club notes — April 12

Pintores Art League The purpose of Pintores Art League is to educate, encourage and expand appreciation for art in our community. We strive to select a variety of guest presenters from the art world to teach us their expertise from which we can grow artistically. Our guest presenter for April was Carolyn Lindsey, art department […]

Amos: Running Round Mt. Sinai

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. running round mt sinai boss i ve said it before and i ll say it again – life ain t easy beneath a cushionless church pew […]

Focus on your sins, not others

By: Judy Brandon We just celebrated the greatest day in the Christian calendar — the recognition of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. The crucifixion and resurrection show us that none of us are good enough; it is only by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross that any of us can have access to […]

Covenant more like marriage than career

By: Curtis Shelburne Thirty years. Easter Sunday was, for my wife and me, our 30th anniversary. “Interesting,” someone might say, “since three of your four sons are older than 30. Glad you got around to tying the knot.” Now did I say it was a wedding anniversary? No, I did not. But, though I couldn’t […]

Our People: Smith aspired to be mother

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Cindy Smith settles into her new office  in the Curry County Courthouse. Smith is the new Chief Deputy County Clerk.

Cindy Smith was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She comes from a military background and moved to Clovis in 1996 with her family. Her oldest son and husband are both retired Air Force. Smith has held a variety of jobs while living in the Clovis area. She started out at Allsups as the mail […]

Davis: God will do the raising

It may be counted as fact by you, as I consider it to be, or it may be counted as a nice fantasy, an event which never happened but which holds symbolic or metaphorical value. In either event, the concept of Resurrection is powerful beyond the initial location in time and in space of one […]

Creative Living: Candy pinwheels on upcoming show

Information on making candy pinwheels, unique no-sew pillows and preparing savory and flavorful California figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Nancy Siler always has new ways to use basic candy melts, and she’ll demonstrate how to make candy pinwheels that will be […]

Nieka Style: Give your favorites extra life

We’ve had our sofa set for nearly eight years now and I think it’s in good shape. Underneath one pillow there may be a small spring that bulges and the pillows need a quick fluffing here and there. But other than that, we should be able to squeeze another good five years of use out […]

Terry: I see severe case of ‘flop bottom’ coming

I’ve had lots of dogs in my life, but most of them have been manly sized canines. These days I fall asleep at night with an 8-pound terrier mix snuggled between my legs. She will snuggle up to my wife until I come to bed, but as soon as I’m settled in she becomes daddy’s […]

Honors — April 5

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held it’s award luncheon March 24. Hour pins were earned by: • Vicky Gilbreath, 100 hours. • Janetta Geisler, Jennie  Sparks, 200 hours. • Peggy horton, Debbie McCart, June Tinsley, 400 hours. • Jo Mullins, 600 hours. • Darla Farley, Becky Hahn, 800 hours. • Beth Anders, Carolyn Murphy, 900 […]

Club Notes — April 5

PRMC Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual luncheon at the Days Inn on March 24. President Debbie Lasiter gave the welcome and Kathy Mapes gave the blessing. Kenneth Chretien shard his musical talent. He sang three beautiful songs. After lunch, Lasiter introduced Plains Regional Medical Center’s new Administrator Vince DiFranco. He shared […]