Terry: Service not like it used to be

I’ve just about had it with the impersonal technology that has replaced customer service. A long and trying week was capped off with another one of those hour-plus phone calls to customer service for a computer problem. I didn’t want to talk to customer service in New Delhi. I knew that was what was awaiting […]

Hartsfield: Less is more with jewelry

Minimalist jewelry pieces have always been my favorite to wear. Adorning myself with rings or earrings that I rarely have to take off is the type of jewelry I like. For instance, I prefer a simple thin gold ring band to a big bulky stoned ring. Much like my manicures that I keep clean and […]

Borden: Easy quilt binding on coming show

Information on quilt binding by machine and essential foods for better eyesight will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Marci Baker is a quilter and author, and she has a solution for quilters who don’t like making a binding — […]

New Mexico is Billy The Kid country

Courtesy photo: Mike Jimenez
Billy The Kid escaped from the Lincoln jail in April of 1881, killing two sheriff’s deputies in the process. Lincoln County is approximately 140 miles from Fort Sumner and can be reached by traveling south to Roswell, then West on U.S. 70.

Perhaps one of the most iconic figures in Western lore, particularly eastern New Mexico, is the young man known as Billy The Kid. He is the legendary hero and ultimate bad boy who escaped jails and killed men, perhaps mostly in loyalty to a former employer … depending on which history book you may prefer. […]

Senior calendar — July 3

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. low impact exercise class; Noon, beginning crochet; 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; 6 p.m. line dance Thursday: 8:30 a.m. kaleidoscope coloring group; 8:45 a.m. board meeting; 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 […]

Church to commemorate 15th century martyr

Jan Hus by an unknown artist via wikipedia.org

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com A man burned at the stake and accused of heresy six centuries ago is recognized today for his martyrdom, as a local church will demonstrate at its Sunday service. Wednesday marks the 601st anniversary of the death of an early 15th century Christian reformer. Jan Hus (also spelled John […]

Faith: Getting emotional about my country

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist What is patriotism? Patriotism consists of dedicated love and support, and protection of one’s country. Think about this question: If we eliminate the emotional part of patriotism, what do we have? I am one of those sensitive people that gets teary eyed when some band plays “The Star Spangled Banner.” […]

Faith: It’s Thanksgiving in July

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist The purple dinosaur of the 1990s was right when he said “Please and thank you, they’re called the magic words.” In Psalm 50:23, God says, “Giving thanks is the sacrifice that honors me.” In texting lingo, a little “ty” goes a long way. After days of bickering and arguing recently, […]

Faith: Values, faith, love the legacy we leave

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist C.S. Lewis writes that the very fact that time itself seems so strange and surprising to us is proof that we were not originally created to live in it as our natural habitat. Presumably, fish don’t feel wet in water, but we fight with time continually. Within just a few […]

Native still in ag… sort of

Tyler Meiwes takes a break in his truck. He lives in Portales with his family.

Tyler Meiwes was born and raised in Clovis. He grew up on a farm where he worked a lot with his father. Meiwes thought that he would be a farmer himself one day. Early on he learned about concrete and building barns from the ground up, which is part of his business today. Meiwes is […]

Terry: No danger of my ever being a shepherd

I don’t care much for sheep. I get it from my mother who really hates the creatures. The sweater-wearing varmints were not blessed with a great amount of intelligence. God knew this and that’s why he created shepherds. Shepherds know what a flock of sheep will do several hours before the sheep know themselves. A […]

Hartsfield: Denim trendy from head to toe

Blue jeans and other denims have been relevant to fashion and style for as long as anyone can remember. Today in fashion, the denim fabric is being worn from head to toe. Here’s a list of what fashion is doing with jeans and other denim pieces today: • What’s new in color? Black jeans have […]

Borden: Pressed flowers on coming show

Information on making desserts and problems facing pediatric dental patients will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Cookbook author, chef and teacher, John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate two recipes for desserts found in his […]

Senior calendar — June 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

Escape to White Sands

Courtesy photos: Mike Jimenez
White Sands National Monument can be reached via U. S. 70 West and is 
approximately 275 miles from Clovis.

Appearing like a shimmering mirage from some Arabian Nights tale, the White Sands National Monument, located west of Alamogordo, is such a striking image it can be seen from space. But for local visitors, it offers a variety of activities and hiking trails to satisfy any visitor’s appetite. According to Rebecca Burghart, chief of interpretation […]

On the shelves — June 26

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault has been donated in appreciation of teachers Barbara St. John and Kara Stageberg. This delightful romp is a story of the lowercase alphabet with attitude. When a, b, and c decide to race […]

Faith: New pastor coming to Kingswood

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Bill Case is set to preach his first service as the new pastor at Clovis’ Kingswood United Methodist Church on Sunday.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis will welcome a new pastor this weekend. After 12 years of ministry in El Paso, Bill Case is set for his first service on Sunday as Kingswood’s newest member. He’s bringing five years’ experience as an associate pastor at Western Hills United Methodist […]

Faith: Iconic picture stirs up childhood memories

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist When I was a child, we were constantly walking by Grandpa Madrid’s La-Z-Boy chair, which rested just a few steps from the front door, as we walked in and out of the house, especially during summer days of playing outside. That chair had the best TV-watching view in the house. […]

Faith: It’s not the square; it’s the quilt

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A number of analogies would probably work. It’s not the chapter; it’s the book. It’s not the note; it’s the song. It’s not the song; it’s the symphony. But I think I like this one best: It’s not the square; it’s the quilt. I’ve officiated at, helped with, or attended, […]

Faith: Let Jesus be the captain of your life’s ship

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist On a family vacation during my growing up years, our family headed across county to Niagara Falls. Our route north led us to experience a ride on a ferry in West Virginia. Because we couldn’t get to the other side of the river, it was necessary for us to take […]