Some cloak indulgent spending well

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Getting dressed on a daily basis, much less getting gussied up, is especially difficult when you’re healing from an invasive surgery. At least, that’s the excuse I gave my spouse after purchasing some over-priced flats. He never misses a beat when it comes to pointing out my newly purchased items. […]

School menus — March 15

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Old fashioned Frito pie, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, red delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Mac […]

On the shelves — March 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Answered Prayer Guaranteed: The Power of Praying with Faith by Frederick Price was given by El DeSayuno Kiwanis in memory of Hazel Robinson. The author of some 50 books on faith, healing, prosperity and the Holy Spirit demonstrates a way to pray so that […]

Senior calendar — March 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: St. Paddy’s Day Hobbs Trip; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

A day in an Old Testament life

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The Tabernacle Experience will take area residents through the rituals performed inside the Israelite tabernacle of the Old Testament when it comes to Portales March 27-April 5.

By Alisa Boswell STAFF WRITER In two weeks, area residents will be transported back into biblical times when they walk through a life-sized tabernacle in the parking lot of a local church. “You will experience a day in the life of an Old Testament priest as you engage in the duties and rituals within […]

Songs keep the tractor rolling

By: Audra Brown There are certain jobs on the farm that require long stretches of seat-time in order to get it done. Any harvest, planting, cultivating, or maintaining operation usually amounts to a sequence of contiguous days and or nights running the same piece of equipment, doing the same sort of thing, until it is […]

Tabernacle tent replica coming to Portales

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Have you heard the most incredible news? Our little town of Portales is preparing to receive an authentic-sized replica of the tent of meeting of Moses containing the tabernacle. This tent travels throughout America as part of, but it has never before been in New Mexico. What a gift […]

Seeing does not make a believer

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist When we’re talking about people and what they believe, is it not true to say … • Most people believe what they want to believe. • God wants us to use our minds, but facts may or may not have much to do with what some people believe. • Seeing […]

We’re weighed by what we really are

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Paul wrote in his Roman letter: “So then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12) Do people minimize that scripture? The magnitude of that Scripture is seldom understood. We might rationalize and say, “Well I know it says that but … yet, is […]

Club notes

Educational Retirees The Curry County Area Educational Retirees (CCAER) met March 3 at K-Bob’s. Members learned about Islam and the Muslim faith from presenter Will Anderson. Pam Wallace, membership chairperson, reported we have 214 paid local members and 111 state members for 2015. Wallace also reported on educational bills currently before the New Mexico Legislature. […]

Love of music pursued in faith

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Hezekiah Sherley III is the pastor of Agape Love Ministries on 1921 2nd St. in Clovis.

Hezekiah Sherley III was born in Indio, California and was raised in Clovis from age 10. He attended Clovis High School and graduated with the class of 1990. Sherley is married to Donetta Sherley. They have two children, Denzell and Dionte Sherley. He has followed in the footsteps of his family’s musical background where his […]

Mother can relate to most of what I write about

By Karl Terry Local columnist I’ve had a column idea in my list of column ideas that has been hanging out there on the list a long time. It seemed like a great topic when I happened on it but the thing never seemed to blossom. I don’t even think the word I used to […]

Making denim purses on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making treat pops, making purses from old jeans and scraps, and a discussion of kitchen transformations will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to demonstrate how to make Treat […]

God is the cure for what really ails us

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Well, recently, despite my best efforts to keep dastardly viruses at bay, I fell to the common cold. I’m immensely thankful for today’s medical science. But, I mean, really, it’s 2015, and the common cold is still kicking our tails? The stats say that most adults in our land will […]

Clovis students don’t take back seat

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Totally tangential to the real focus of the class, which is the novel “The Great Gatsby,” I looked up and discovered for my students that the 1919 World Series between Chicago and Cincinnati really was fixed, and that the fixing was engineered by a group of Chicago-based gamblers who bought […]

Spring fashions most fun

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style The first days of spring are close at hand, and I can imagine the majority of us are counting down the days. Fingers crossed that the winds of spring won’t be as fierce as the snow has been this winter. Get your dust mask ready. I can almost bet we […]

School menus — March 8

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken strips with BBQ sauce, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Bean and cheese […]

Senior calendar — March 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 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. – […]

Brandon: Easter’s upcoming arrival helps keep spirits high

There are sad people in our town who have lost loved ones this week. I understand because it has been six months since my precious mother entered the presence of Jesus.  I miss her more as the months go by. I do not grieve for her because I know where she is … I just […]

Dobson: Everything becomes new again

Everything old becomes new again. Walking through a local store waiting for prescriptions to be filled, I happened upon what I’d consider retro jewelry — big, splashy flowers, loads of crystals, vivid colors. I was oddly drawn to the display. Chalking it up to bright colors feeding into my need for an early spring, I […]