Do you remember your first day of school?

As I write, it’s the first day of school in our community. Do you ever forget how you felt on your own first days of school? I had great parents, but I am still a little irritated about a bit of a misunderstanding on my first day of kindergarten. It was a private kindergarten. Back […]

Summer, where did you go?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Labor Day is upon us and another summer is fading. I’m not too sure how the season got away from me. Seems only yesterday that thoughts of a relaxing summer were going through my head. Instead it’s almost over and all I can think of is a relaxing holiday weekend […]

Fall perfect time to ‘nail it’

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Now that the season is changing so are our clothes. Some of us are changing our hair, cycling in warmer clothing and shoes. The topic for this week is your manicure and how you’re wearing it this season. Let’s talk about color choices first. I’ve noticed that the town majority […]

Precision in language matters

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Recently, viewing “The Giver” with our granddaughter, on whose summer reading list the novel which gave birth to the movie had been listed, I was given insight into, or renewed insight into, certain small truths of life. Since reading the book was a prerequisite for Mikayla viewing the film, she […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Labor Day-Center Closed Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sew days, 10 a.m.; . Crafts, 1 p.m. Thursday: Line dance trip, Exercise equipment, […]

New show covers animal care

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on teaching children about caring for animals, making a regal rainbow ruffle cake, and using a curved tool to make a table runner will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue in […]

On the shelves — Aug. 31

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains by Jenny Bowen relates the inspiring story of triumph in the face of struggle as two empty nesters overcame enormous challenges to become the only Westerners working with the Chinese government to transform […]

School menus — Aug. 31

Clovis elementary Monday: Labor Day, No School Tuesday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes with ranch dressing, culled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast, Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch, Bean & cheese burro, salsa, Spans rice, ;lettuce & tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Corn dog, baked […]

A view from under the pew — Aug. 29

Editor’s note: One of Amos’ readers recently requested that Amos rerun his mousey holy grail story, so here it is. 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 hyphens and dashes. the quest for the holey […]

Julian’s story example of Proverbs 3:5-6

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Most of us are familiar with the scripture in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” The following story reminds me of that scripture. I heard the story […]

Your call is very important to us

“The Nine Circles of Customer Service Hell.” That’s an article by Jay Steinfield, CEO of, who, with apologies to Dante and his original “nine circles of . . .” asked the question for phone-holding customers everywhere: “Your customers are the cornerstone of your success. So why offend them?” I had time to scan the […]

Sharing his passion

Rod Savage said he has been to more livestock fairs than he can count. Savage showed his first pig when he was 9 years old in the De Baca County Fair, and ever since he has been a part of fairs in one form or another. Showing livestock until he graduated from Melrose High School, […]

Love is a greasy pile of fried okra

By Karl Terry Local columnist I love the vegetables of summer. I came about the love naturally, back when we deep-fried many of the veggies from the garden. Taters, onions, squash, sometimes tomatoes, but most of all okra were all subjected to hot oil and sometimes a pretty heavy breading. Maybe it wasn’t the healthiest […]

Labor Day more than we’ve made it

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Labor Day in the Northeast was, and perhaps still is, the beginning of the new school year. Before anyone reading this should become envious, let me hasten to add that the school year never ended until after Memorial Day. It balances out, in the end. Be that as it may, […]

Ways to use glitter featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making a velvet stamped photo book, using fondant to make farm animals for cakes, and ways to use glitter products will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lisa Rojas is a mixed media artist and designer, and she’s going to show […]

On the shelves — Aug. 24

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image by Joshua Zeitz revolves around two presidential secretaries who served as Lincoln’s closest confidants and who enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone else outside the president’s immediate […]

School menus — Aug. 24

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup & ranch, fruity Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch — Taco & salsa, seasoned pinto beans, corn, orange smiles. Thursday: […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Conference on aging, 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Conference on aging, 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 […]

Religion feature: Ruidoso pilgrim takes journey through Spain


Visitors to Ruidoso are familiar with the racetrack, the golf courses, the gambling halls. While enjoying the cool mountain breezes, they might also have dined at Log Cabin, the town’s popular breakfast headquarters. Blain Dern, who will be 78 in January, started the restaurant in 1989 and sold it to daughter Michele 10 years later. […]

Potential burden becomes something joyful

As this academic year begins, I look back over the years and think of all the experiences surrounding our children’s school years. That part of our lives, which took so much energy and effort, has passed. Now we have grandchildren in school! Looking back, I hope those paths we charted and those plans we made […]