Hartsfield: Style can be catchy

I’m back! Thank you to everyone who welcomed the newest member of my family. Transitioning from maternity style back to the usual wardrobe is an adjustment for any mother. My editor even said since I’ve been away he’s noticed a lot of shabby dressers. I highly doubt anyone’s style has been effected by my hiatus. […]

Club notes — March 13

Peanut Valley Toastmasters Peanut Valley Toastmasters held their weekly meeting at the KENW Broadcast Center on March 3 at 7 p.m. Newest member Bailey Decker presented her icebreaker speech and won the award for best speaker. Member Drake Davidson also presented his speech for the upcoming international speech competition titled “But, It Doesn’t Have Me.” […]

School menus — March 13

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon roll. Lunch- Chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, assorted fresh fruit, chilled pears. Wednesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito salsa, celery sticks with ranch […]

Faith: Dallas Christian College choir to perform in Clovis

Courtesy photo: Mark Worley
The Dallas Christian College concert choir is set to perform in Clovis tonight.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The Dallas Christian College concert choir is set to perform in Clovis tonight. The concert, called “Identity,” is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church of Clovis, 1700 N. Main St. It’s part of the choir’s 2016 Kingdom Week Tour Program. The tour occurs during Dallas […]

Opinion: Grandfather’s voice points to many fathers

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist It’s been an interesting Monday morning. The dog and I were sitting in the recliner. My laptop computer was living up to its name. My column/blog deadline was looming. Waiting for words to start showing up on the blank computer screen, I was really waiting for the adrenaline rush that […]

Opinion: Jesus’ light will never fail

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist My friend has a beautiful painting of a Cape Cod lighthouse in her office at school. It was on a school trip to Boston several years ago that I first saw a genuine lighthouse. While driving out toward the tip of Cape Cod, my other teacher friends and I stopped […]

R2D2’s next assignement: Hospital orderly

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Nurse Sonia Salinas carries patient Rogelio Diaz-Ramirez, 3, from Salinas, California, to see a tug for the first time at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on Jan. 28 in San Francisco, California.

By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News Meet the Tugs — a team of 27 robots now zooming around the hallways of the new University of California, San Francisco hospital at Mission Bay. They look a bit like R2D2, dragging a platform around behind them. Instead of drones, think of them more as little flatbed trucks, […]

Terry: Talking to animals comes naturally

My wife talks to our dogs in complete English sentences. She doesn’t realize that animals mostly don’t understand much that’s said in English. With that said, I’ll admit that I’ve seen some working dogs that understand quite a bit of spoken language. Police dogs that only understand German and stock dogs that relate better to […]

Borden: Basket weaving techniques on coming show

Information on Mediterranean cooking, choosing fabrics for quilts, and solutions for small space living will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Maria Benardis will talk about some of the ingredients in ancient Greek recipes. She explains that their healing and […]

School menus — March 6

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch- Chicken nuggets, green beans, sliced tomato, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Mini soft taco, salsa, spanish rice, refried beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Hamburger on a bun, baked french fries, […]

Club notes — March 6

Peanut Valley Toastmasters The Peanut Valley Toastmasters met Feb. 25. The meeting was about the international contest. There are two categories, Table Topics and International Speech. There were two contestants. One was Drake Davidson, who was entering the International Speech contest and Table Topics. The other is Veronica Ayala who was entering the Table Topics […]

Senior calendar — March 6

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. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 8:45 […]

Opinion: Don’t outsource your faith

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Made in the USA … That is a phrase that seems to be seen less and less on tools, toys, cameras, cell phones and televisions that we buy. Last week I bought an inexpensive plastic measuring spoon set. On the back of the tablespoon measure: Made in China. I was […]

Opinion: Get there while the doors are still open

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Another church in our little community closed its doors recently. Worshiped on a Sunday pretty much as usual and then, at least temporarily, shut down. That church opened its doors, I’m told, in 1933 in the midst of the Great Depression. She weathered tough times; it was prosperous times that […]

Stand strong, Apple

My opinion is that the FBI should get Apple’s help in unlocking the San Bernardino terrorist’s cell phone when they pry the code from Steve Jobs’ cold, dead hands. But then I guess that’s already the condition of the late Apple founder’s hands. As a reformed journalist of sorts it amazes me just how casual […]

Borden: Learn seams for unlined jackets

Information on using figs in beverages and seam finishes for unlined jackets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Chef John Csukor is a culinary consultant to the California Fig Advisory Board, and he’s teamed up with another chef, Sophia […]

School menus — Feb. 28

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast- Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green beans, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast-Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, spanish rice, […]

Shelburne: Someday you’ll know the day we went all in

“I’m all in, Kendall Briley.” Even when I said it, I was sure she already knew. She’s had my heart since I first held her and was privileged to take her sweet big sister to the hospital to meet her just hours after her birth. Just six months old, she’s captured the hearts of her […]

Birthdays — Feb. 21

Odegaard Mary Evelyn Sagely Odegaard of Clovis will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday. The celebration will be hosted by her family 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Bill’s Auto Service at 619 Sycamore in Clovis. No gifts please. Cards welcome. The celebration is open to friends and family.

The dish on New York Fashion Week

The entrance to Skylight at Moynihan Station across from Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. It's one of two main venues where New York Fashion Week: The Shows is headquartered. For a second season, guests largely seemed unsatisfied with the locations. (Sara Bauknecht/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

By Sara Bauknecht Pittsburgh Post-Gazette NEW YORK — If New York Fashion Week had a relationship status on Facebook, it would probably say, “It’s complicated.” Again this season, media members, retail buyers and guests seemed restless with this bi-annual event previewing fashion trends for upcoming seasons. This show, which debuted looks for fall/winter 2016, ended […]