Club Notes — June 29

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club’s June 11 meeting was held at Muffley’s Back Door in Clovis and was called to order by President Jacque Wuest. Refreshments and the program were presented by Donna Whitfield. She demonstrated how natural oils can enhance our liver. Native plants in pure oil concentrate can be beneficial by their […]

On the Shelves — June 29

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library John Wayne: The Genuine Article by Michael Goodman provides a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, interviews, and letters to give readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time, tracing the rise of an ordinary man […]

Senior Calendar — June 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); […]

Honor Rolls — June 29

Some students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Mesa Elementary Third grade A Honor roll Ashley Nguyen Abigail Thompson Tyla Ton Wyatt Tolle Hana Sherman Safeer Raza Draven Ramirez Brooklyn Parkinson Karlie Mitchell Laikyn Lethgo Amelia Koonce Zayda Hernandez Kenzie Bowman Emmy-Kate Arnett Kendal Byrd Azlyn Crain Sarah Garcia Camden Green Alexandria […]

Our People: Finding True joy

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Dan True at his home in Clovis,. Behind True, a longtime television weather personality in Amarillo, are translations of nature books he wrote.

Dan True is an Amarillo celebrity, World War II veteran, scientist, author of four books, and a father and grandfather. But most Clovis residents probably know him as the short guy in a khaki shirt riding his bicycle around lunchtime. True, born Dec. 8, 1924, in Nashville, Tennessee, has copies of “Flying Free: The Story […]

Creative Living — Boil in a bag tips on new show

Information on interior design, making a tee-shirt scarf, and how to do insertion lace machine embroidery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Interior designer Kimball Starr is going to explain the tools you can use to change how you perceive the shape of a room’s interior as […]

Terry: I’ll never understand your football

I’ll never forget the day our high school PE student teacher told us we were going to spend the next week playing football. We questioned if it would be touch or flag. He replied, “No, no , you don’t understand, we’re going to play futbol — you know, soccer.” The coach in question was a […]

Faith, desire to learn drives Clovis native with terminal disease

Courtesy photo: Debra Smith
Zach Smith spends time with a little girl named Gabby at the University of New Mexico 
hospital. Smith 
crocheted and sold scarves to help buy Christmas gifts for
terminally ill children at the hospital.

By Alisa Boswell STAFF WRITER aboswell@pntonline.com A terminal illness isn’t enough to stop 20-year-old Clovis native Zack Smith from accomplishing his goals in life. In 2010 when he was 16 years old, Smith was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, and was told he had five tumors in his brain, four of which were […]

Amos the churchmouse: Jesus the same

Editor’s note: 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. jesus the same boss i ran across carrie chameleon the other day she was busy transforming herself to look like green grass then […]

Lay off pious ones just a little bit

What about judging others? Jesus spoke to that in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7:3-4: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of […]

God has no problem Identifying his children

By Curtis K. Shelburne During one of the most famous battles ever fought, the World War II “Battle of the Bulge,” the Germans made use of a battalion of men commanded by Major Otto Skorzeny, “the most daring commando in the German army.” According to author Stephen Ambrose in his book “Citizen Soldier,” 500 or […]

Davis: Some dives aren’t planned

I am glad that Wednesday night was not the middle of the winter. As much as I love winter, there is usually little fun to be found in running the streets, involuntarily, at 1:30 a.m. In the winter, at 1:30 a.m., the only plausible reason to run the streets is because one is in a […]

Club Notes — June 22

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 held a canning lab Tuesday at La Casa Senior Citizens kitchen. Each person present canned six jars of chicken or beef to take home for their pantry. The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday at 1930 S. Ave. G, in the LDS Cultural Hall. The lesson will be […]

Creative Living: Furniture makeovers, free resources shared

Information on making mini cards, a free online magazine for crafters, and quick and easy furniture “makeovers” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kristine Widtfeldt is vice president of Close To My Heart, and she’s going to show how to make sixteen cards in about an hour. […]

Senior calendar — June 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); […]

Letting my dad grab some shade

Revelations in a cemetery can be a bit ticklish if not embarrassing. I’m not referring to the Book of Revelations. That chapter can be quite appropriate at a funeral. Suddenly learning your loved one is on the opposite side of the headstone from where you assumed they were for the last 25 years is a […]

Our People: A place to call home

Courtesy photo
Julie Miller, far right, celebrates her daughter Michelle’s wedding day. Also pictured from left are Mike Miller, Cinco Boone and Michelle Boone.

If you walk into the L.C. Cozzens administrative offices at Portales Municipal Schools, it’s likely Julie Miller will greet you with kind words and a smile. The 61-year-old native of Clovis never imagined being on the other side of the classic hometown rivalry between Clovis and Portales, but after working for Portales Municipal Schools for […]

Honors — June 22

Holmes Rhiannon L. Holmes of Clovis made the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Students eligible for the list must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average.

Nieka Style: In fashion, some pairs don’t go together

Two weeks ago I talked about wearing silver and gold jewelry together and how it can work. Well, there are many other fashion fallacies that we all might have an opinion on. Some may have remained in place but most have gone on to be challenged. Of late, I have witnessed a few of these […]

On the Shelves — June 22

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living With Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel chronicles the final year of a woman diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease who quit her job and took seven trips with the seven most important people in her life and whose courage, […]