On the shelves — Feb. 1

Clovis-Carver Public Library The following two books were given by Connie Harrison in memory of Janet Parker: A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes by Jessica Fellowes explores the seasonal events of the great British estate depicted by the iconic PBS series and invites us to learn more about […]

Slimming tips on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on texturizing fabric, dressing for a slimmer look, and making fringe flowers by machine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday noon. Barbara Crawford is a crafter and designer, and she’s going to demonstrate some techniques that result in texturizing […]

School menus — Feb. 1

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Chicken & pasta, steamed broccoli & carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast – Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch – Bean and cheese burrito & salsa, […]

Shelburne: God always on the other line

I wonder when we turned the corner? Telephonically speaking, I mean. Once upon a time having a cell phone was a very cool thing, a “status symbol” even. (Hey, I remember when having a telephone with push buttons and not a rotary dial was cool.) The first cell phone I ever spied looked like spy […]

Brandon: Dogs and fleas works spiritually, as well

I have written about it before, but each time I am driving down Commerce Way, my thoughts turn to my very old Marshall Junior High School days. Now it is called Marshall Middle School but when I was there, it was full of seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders. Also I have noticed that some of the […]

Amos the churchmouse — Jan. 30

By Gary Mitchell 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.  little mouse from nowhere boss there s a strange little creature roaming around the church pew underworld nowadays he came to […]

Feel-good kind of life

D'Nieka Hartsfield: Staff photo
Misty Bertrand, center, with staff members Lawrence Vigil, left, and Jason Parnell, right, in front of the Clovis Civic Center.

Misty Bertrand is general manager of the Clovis Civic Center. She was born in Portales and raised in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1998 and earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and speech communication, as well as a master’s degree in English from Eastern New Mexico University. Bertrand married her husband Tim in […]

Patriots’ Deflate-gate no surprise

By Karl Terry Local columnist Every Super Bowl needs a drama line. Why not Deflate- gate this year? Unless you’ve been living beneath the turf in the old New York Giants Stadium with Jimmy Hoffa, you’ve no doubt heard that the New England Patriots have been accused of cheating during the AFC Championship game against […]

On the shelves — Jan. 24

The following titles are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Hunting the President: Threats, Plots, and Assassination Attempts From FDR to Obama by Mel Ayton reveals that would-be presidential assassins are anything but a rarity, documenting numerous occasions on which the Secret Service foiled plots against the life of the world’s best-protected man who […]

Good snow day different for everyone

By Clyde Davis Local columnist This column, almost invariably, focuses on life through the lens of the Bing Crosby song: “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative…” Such is the focus of Lifestyles, and to be honest, speaking for myself, there would be plenty of places to read bad or negative news, if I wish to […]

Getting out of debt on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on getting out of debt, making children’s costumes, and the importance of family dinners will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 69 percent of households in the U.S. hold some form […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 25

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

Fashion can be painful if you let it

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Like some would say, pain and beauty go synonymous with one another, but I’d like to add to that and say so does fashion. I guess this would depend on how far you are willing to go for either. My definition of beauty as pain would be something along the […]

Club notes — Jan. 25

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 classes resumed Tuesday with 14 people attending. Connie Moyers, Roosevelt County extension agent, used chemistry vials representing how much fat, salt, sugar and fiber existed in one serving of different common foods helping students understand what foods are healthier and what happens when we overeat. She invited students to […]

School menus — Jan. 25

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruity Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Soft taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn, […]

Brandon: Something to be said for old ways

My, how change takes place. Someone said, “You cannot step into the same river twice.” That is so true. My sister Susie showed me a perfect example of that the last time I visited her in Rochester, Minnesota. Susie collects old books. She has old school books — readers, social studies books and math books. […]

One more time … thanks, Dad

I’ve long ago discovered the truth of the old adage: The older I get, the wiser my father becomes. Jan. 15 would have been my father’s 102nd birthday. Jan. 9 was the 15th anniversary of his death. I’m immensely blessed to be able to say I have few, if any, regrets about what was said […]

Amos the churchmouse — Jan. 23

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.   amos falls into a mail drop boss i suppose you re already chuckling by now i guess you heard that i fell into […]

Area students salute MLK

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Taylor Henderson, a first-grader at Clovis Christian School, is the elementary school poster winner.

Essay winners First place high school MLK essay: Michael Furrow Clovis Christian School 11th grade According to Wikipedia, the dictionary definition of courage “is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation. It can be divided into “physical courage” — in face of physical pain, hardship and threat of death — and “moral […]

Squabbling companies disrupt my tranquility

By Karl Terry Local columnist Soon after I surrendered the remote, the peace of mindless sitcoms was shattered by the cocky smugness of Sean Hannity. My vacation from Fox Network was over. Apparently the two feuding megla-maniac media entities Dish Network and Fox News have made up after three weeks. I realize that in most […]