Golden Library to get makeover

Melveta Walker, director of ENMU’s Golden Library, will present a program on the upcoming multi-million dollar renovation of Golden Library at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at noon on Thursday, Nov. 12, in the library meeting room, 218 South Ave. B, Portales. The overhaul at Golden is slated […]

School menus — Nov. 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- French toast. Lunch- Chicken strips, green beans, sliced tomato, 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-Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green […]

Every day a good day for gratitude

What if today we were just grateful? A student posted that recently on social media. I promptly printed it out, and taped it to my computer so that I could see it first thing. It is so easy to get caught up in our challenges, our problems, and the obstacles that litter our path and […]

Mom taught early lessons in stewardship

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Susie and I were preacher’s kids and products of the 50s and 60s. We had many experiences living in a preacher’s home, but one such lesson for me centered on baths in the church parsonage. My mother took it very seriously that we were living in the parsonage (which was […]

amos the churchmouse: joe cricket and his buddies

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. Amos has been reflecting on a couple of scriptures – Joshua 24:15, which states: “… choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve …. But […]

Special Olympics coordinator about helping others

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Gary Jones is retired and is the coordinator for the local Special Olympics.

Gary Jones was born and raised in Lubbock, and his father moved the family to Clovis in 1958. He graduated from Clovis High School 10 years later in 1968. His history of work includes five years at Volkswagen of Clovis, Pepsi Cola for 11 years, Plains Vending for nearly 10 years and Plateau Electric for […]

Terry: Recent hail battering no comparison to ’84 storm

Like many others in my neighborhood, it looks like I’ll be getting a new roof, thanks to our recent hailstorm. In case my insurance agent is reading this, I want him to know this is the first roof claim I’ve had in 30 years. But it doesn’t matter, 30 years ago I had a different […]

Club notes — Nov. 1

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Oct. 13 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Fifteen members were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee Chairman, briefly discussed a news media article concerning Texas doctors not accepting New Mexico patients. He also told members that the Saturday Republican committee breakfast on Oct. 10 was well attended. […]

Borden: Sashiko on upcoming show

Information on using fondant to create animal cakes, organizing storage areas and tips on how to get a wild animal out of your home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Emily Tatak is an assistant culinary specialist, and she’s […]

Hartsfield: What a difference location makes

Recently, I watched a Vogue video where Camille Rowe, French-American model and dancer, decided to show us the difference between the styles of her two worlds, French and American. She was quite hilarious in her video walk-through of how the two cultures differ. She light-heartedly pokes fun at how the two women have a subtle […]

School menus — Nov. 1

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Chicken and Pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple, cookie. Tuesday: Breakfast- Banana Bread. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast-Muffin and string cheese. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, orange […]

On the shelves — Nov. 1

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868,” by Cokie Roberts introduces the resilient and remarkable women who chronicled their experiences as nurses, supply organizers, relief workers and journalists in the nation’s capital during the four-year conflict that determined the future […]

Senior calendar — Nov. 1

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 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: 8:45 a.m. board meeting; 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 […]

Whatever our walk of life, Christ calls us individually

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist We are in the midst of campaign season for the presidential election in 2016. The news is dominated by this caucus or that event. Reporters declare that so many thousands were in attendance at an event, all the while letting us know that poll numbers are going down. I have […]

God warns us to be careful who we listen to

“I will give you peace in this place.” — Jeremiah 14:13 Beautiful sentiment, right? Even better when you realize it was supposedly God making the statement to his people. Better still when you realize the actual quote in the New International Version says, “lasting” peace. Better and better. What a hopeful statement. This quotation from […]

Seniors at center like family for executive

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Vicki Miller at her office at Baxter-Curren Senior Center on Hickory St. in Clovis.

Vicki Miller was born and raised in Portales, but has lived in Clovis most of her life and grew up as a farm girl. She first started her career working at Clovis-Carver Public Library in 1997 where she started out as a page and worked herself up to full-time cataloging. In June 2007 she was […]

Terry: Getting along swimmingly with new betta

I went out for a walk last week, and a blue fish with flashy fins followed me home. Sounds incredible, but I bought a fish to put in a bowl and not to eat — the first pet I’ve ever adopted that I couldn’t pet and scratch its ears. I didn’t intend to buy a […]

Borden: Quick, easy gifts featured on show

Information on preparing vegan and gluten-free recipes and tips to help seniors protect their vision will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Chef John Csukor is a culinary consultant in Fresno, California, and he’s going to talk about compelling flavors, […]

Hartsfield: Halloween funnest time for dress-up

It’s now the time for trick-or-treating, watching scary movies and attending costume parties. But the best part about Halloween is the long-anticipated act of dressing up. It’s the time for kids, teens and adults alike to get all decked out in their favorite character or costume. Every year there seems to be some type of […]

Club notes — Oct. 25

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Sept. 8 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Twenty members were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee Chairman, thanked everyone who worked at the Curry County Republican fair booth. Visitors enjoyed participating in the straw poll “quarter jars”. Each jar represented a Republican candidate. A beautiful patriotic afghan […]