If you want to survive, pray

By: Judy Brandon Packed away in my treasures from the past is a white Bible that my parents gave me when I was 7 years old. Even though it is tattered, torn and missing a front cover from all the years, still today it remains one of my most prized possessions. This Bible has colored […]

Our People: Living on the right track

Mark Bryant with Ricky Smith, left, and Larry Perez, center. He describes his colleagues as the best leaders he has ever known.

Mark Bryant was born and raised in Clovis. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1976. Growing up in eastern New Mexico, Bryant worked various jobs. He worked for a department store at the Hilltop Plaza and he was a paperboy for the Clovis News Journal. Bryant also did work for the post office and […]

Terry: Don’t know what you’ve got until lightning strikes

Sometimes we seek out the latest cool thing and other times it comes unexpectedly. My new computer is a good example. I really hadn’t entertained upgrading my computer until last fall when the lightning struck near my home, so close it made a terrible pop in the back of the nearly 10 year-old machine on […]

Davis: Thinking prom again

Prom season is once again upon us. As was true last year, I have the opportunity to take the most beautiful woman in the world to prom, and have a great time under the guise of chaperoning the event. However much we may believe that today’s high school student is immersed in technology and immune […]

Nieka Style: Weather, dirt can’t stop good style

Dressing can be tricky when you work a job where you occasionally get a little dirty. Take for instance, a journalist’s tasks can be pretty demanding. If you’re a reporter, than you have the typical stories or community meetings to cover. So, in most cases, the office space requires a business casual look. But then […]

Creative Living — April 19

Information on preparing salads, travel tips and an online resource for living gluten-free will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Connie Moyers represents Mrs. Cubbison’s Kitchens and she’s going to talk about the abundant selection of pre-packaged salads now available in most supermarkets, as […]

Reunions — April 19

Clovis High School A reunion for Clovis High School classes that graduated 1980-1989 will be June 19-20. Ticket are $35 per person and will pay for: Friday — 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., “Back to the Good Old Days,” dragging main with food and drinks Saturday — 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Casel-Land for putt-putt […]

Pintores Art League results — April 19

Pintores Art League of Clovis hosted its annual Spring Fling Art Exhibit from March 23-30 at Clovis Community College in the Commons area. Work was exhibited in six categories and two divisions: Professional/Experienced and Student/Under Instruction. Most art work on display was for sale to the public. David Rindlesbacher, retired art instructor from Canyon, Texas, […]

On the Shelves — April 19

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Day Kennedy Died: 50 Years Later Life Remembers the Man and the Moment by the editors of Life Magazine revisits personal and political events that took place 50 years ago and the horrifying tragedy on one unforgettable day that changed America. The Escape by […]

Senior Calendar — April 19

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. line dance, pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1p.m. pinochle;  6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1p.m. crafts Thursday: Line dance trip; 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. Bingo; […]

School Menus — April 19

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Egg & Cheese Biscuit. Lunch – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Garden Salad, Mini Carrots & Ranch, Orange Smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana Bread.  Lunch – Goldfish ham & Cheese Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries, Veggie Dippers with Ranch, Assorted Fresh Fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French Toast. Lunch – Chicken Strips with BBQ […]

Club Notes — April 19

Beta Phi Five members and three guests, Collene Baldwin, Sandy Davis, Laura Loflin, Royce and Patsy Lorenz, Bevery Miller, Suzy Moore and Cathy Romero, attended the regular meeting April 7 at Simply Salads. Everyone had a great lunch. Portales Altrusa Portales Altrusa met April 13 with 21 members present. President Sue Bracksieck presided. Opening ceremonies […]

‘Good courage’ can provide strength

By: Judy Brandon It was 1977, a few months after Buffy was born. Annie and John Scott had chicken pox, and Buffy was just beginning to break out with the same.  Fever medication, ointment, little sleep at night and each new day seemed to offer only another lonely vigil. On this particular day, I remember […]

Worship beautiful when connected to God

By: Curtis Shelburne I love what happens when God’s people worship, and I count it a joy and a high honor to help lead worship. It’s odd, though, that leading worship and worshiping are not the same things. They can be difficult to do at the same time. Conscientious worship leaders can easily get so […]

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew

Editor’s note: In response to a reader’s request, Amos asked to have his chocolate vat adventure rerun. 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. amos falls into a vat of chocolate boss […]

Veteran volunteers time to elderly

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Teddy Lemaire is a volunteer at the Retirement Ranch located at 2221 Dillon St. in Clovis. He volunteers 5 days a week.

Teddy Lemaire was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up a high spirited kid who loved to run around with his friends. At 17, Lemaire enlisted in the Navy and served four years during World War II. He served five years in the Marines, where he spent time in Korea, and seven […]

Mary Lindsay’s love for friends, family set her apart

By Karl Terry Local columnist Mary Lindsay was the only confirmed live bait angler I ever met who could tie dry flies like nobody’s business. She tied them with her husband to finance their trips to the mountains of Colorado, a summertime escape from the scorching eastern New Mexico summers. Even though she had been […]

Making a headboard on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on caring for jewelry, making a custom headboard and working with paper punches will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Kristina Rachel is a jewelry designer, and she’s going to show how to take care of jewelry, whether […]

Some places remind of bad experiences

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Songwriters and singers, ranging from “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” to “Hey, It’s Good to Be Back Home Again” and even including “The Boys Are Back in Town” have celebrated the value of going back to one’s roots, to a place of import and impact. In my humble […]

Club notes — April 12

Pintores Art League The purpose of Pintores Art League is to educate, encourage and expand appreciation for art in our community. We strive to select a variety of guest presenters from the art world to teach us their expertise from which we can grow artistically. Our guest presenter for April was Carolyn Lindsey, art department […]