Borden: Get tips to cope with busy lives

Information on choosing a new sewing machine, making animal caricatures from papier mache, and salad making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Kerri Forrest represents Bernina Sewing Machine, and she sells sewing machines in her own business. She’s going […]

Hartsfield: Fashion changing with season

Labor Day is next week which means transitional dressing from summer to fall. At this time, you’re dabbling in both summer pieces and the protective styles for those chilly mornings. Although it’s not time to pull out your full on fall fashion, here are some cool transitional ideas and pieces to keep in mind to […]

Club notes — Aug. 28

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met on at 9:30 a.m. on July 13 at Muffley’s Backroom. The hostess was Sheri Lough. The meeting was spent finalizing plans for the flower show portion of the Curry County Fair. Fair books were distributed and changes from the previous year were reviewed. Encanto also welcomed new […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 10 a.m. beg. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8:30 […]

School menu — Aug. 28

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Nacho chicken pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, assorted fresh fruit, whole-wheat roll, and fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast burrito. Lunch – Pepperoni […]

Faith: Torch officially passed to new pastor

Robert Grimes Jr.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com It’s been four months since the death of Bishop Charles Green, longtime pastor of Clovis’ First Church of God in Christ. The arrival of a new pastor — just two months before Green’s passing — is what church members are calling “crucial.” “Bishop Green was 85 years old,” said […]

Faith: Life isn’t always about ‘either’ and ‘or’

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist Life is not always an “either” or an “or” situation. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat, it too. Sometimes unexpected curves come as bundles, and these bundles, instead of weighing down your dream, give you resilience to reach them. Earlier this month, Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings […]

Faith: Trust in God when venturing into unknown

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist 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 churches from Sunday to Sunday because Daddy was considered a “half-time” preacher at […]

Faith: New age church is nothing new

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A very good friend just sent me an ad he saw for a new church in a city miles away from mine. I’ve long thought that, for city churches particularly, some seriously thought-out and well done advertising might be very good. In this case, an existing church is starting a […]

Our People: Working with students ‘rewarding’

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Regina Griego pauses for a photo with her husband, Gerald Griego.

Regina Griego was born and raised in Clovis. She teaches Sunday school class for 3-5-year-old kids at Clovis New Life Church. She is the secretary for the Wildcat football booster club, which she has been involved with for 3 years. Between work, teaching Sunday school and booster club, Griego describes it all as a whirlwind […]

Terry: Jim Thorpe real 1912 gold winner

Watching the televised Olympic hype over the last week and a half, one has to marvel at the money that flows around the games. Many of us grew up knowing the Olympic Games were reserved for amateurs and professionals weren’t allowed. That slowly changed over my lifetime culminating in the 1992 “Dream Team” from the […]

Hartsfield: Biker shorts are back

I never thought I’d see the day when one of my favorite childhood styles was trending — biker shorts. As strange as they may seem, they work for me. Short shorts aren’t for everyone nor are the loose, baggy ones. I think the last time I wore biker shorts regularly was when I was in […]

Borden: Learn to make Roman shades on show

Information on furniture refinishing and “Nuno” felting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Bruce Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and he’s going to show how to combine fresh ideas with old materials […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 21

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 10 a.m. beg. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: […]

On the shelves — Aug. 21

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library LaRose by Louise Erdrich wields a breathtaking narrative of a tragic accident resulting in one family giving their son to another to keep as their own. As the years pass and the mutual pain of both families eventually begins to heal, their tenuous peace […]

School menus — Aug. 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Oriental chicken, rice and garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, assorted fresh fruit, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Grilled chicken/cheese sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup and ranch, sidekicks, fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. […]

Travel: Cool, scenic Silver City

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Part of the Tour of the Gila Race takes place on the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway, a 93-mile route around Silver City.

For travelers who love the cool mountain air and scenic wilderness, Silver City is located on the Western side of the state and offers some spectacular opportunities for photography and adventures. In order to take advantage of the mountain scenery, drive to Carrizozo, then continue west to Interstate-25 where a left turn heading south will […]

Faith: Church members to meet new bishop

Bishop Erik Gronberg

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com There are more than 105 congregations in the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area, according to the NT-NL website. But only one, Clovis’ Trinity Lutheran Church, resides west of the Texas border. Despite the church’s geographic isolation, the synod’s newly elected bishop wants the congregation to know it’s not alone. […]

Faith: Kids today know their logos

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist Almost every child knows the jingly “Alphabet Song” even before they start school. My two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, Genavecia, already knows that song. Kids know their ABCs. As I recently discovered, though, they also know their logos, sometimes even better than their ABCs. When my hijada (Goddaughter), Stephanie, was a pre-schooler learning […]

Faith: Taking Twitter’s words of wisdom to heart

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I have a Twitter account and I regularly follow people on twitter. Franklin Graham tweeted this on Twitter just this past week when one of our Olympians from the United States won a medal in field and track: “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” […]