Terry: Got my fill of mud bogging back in the day

I never thought I would see the day mud bog races would be on the schedule at Pioneer and Heritage Days in Clovis and Portales. I think we might be able to pull it off this year if the rain keeps up. I remember years ago they would run mud bog races on ESPN. In […]

Hartsfield: Dressing your best helps chase bad mood away

Nieka Style One thing about having a bad day is that it’s written all over your face. Bad news and ugly faces go hand and hand. I’m inclined to talk about moods and dressing because it has occurred to me that during the times of life’s occasional speed bumps it’s difficult to feel good about […]

Borden: Velvet stamped photo album on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on making a velvet stamped photo album and making a growth chart will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Lisa Rojas is a mixed media artist and designer and she’s going to show how to make a beautiful velvet stamped photo […]

Davis: Those who’ve served deserve respect, honor

Several weeks ago, this column focused on history of Memorial Day, and the need to recover the primary focus of this U.S. holiday, which is to honor those who have given their lives in the cause of free and to remember all of our loved ones who have died. Fittingly enough, this week lands us […]

On the shelves — May 31

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father by Tracey Davis takes a uniquely personal perspective on one of the greatest pop culture icons of the 20th Century, who overcame extraordinary obstacles to become an entertainment superstar in a career spanning over six […]

Senior calendar — May 31

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; 1-5 8 ball pool; 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 […]

Silence is golden — and enlightening

By: Curtis Shelburne More than once since a recent community Palm Sunday service, I’ve wished I’d not preached a sermon recommending some silence (introspection, reflection, quietness). I knew at the time how badly I always need some, but I didn’t plan to go overboard with it. Then came April 12. I’ll long remember that day. […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

  Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by throwing himself onto the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the worrybird the other day boss wilma worrybird was passing by the church worrying about the way she was hopping down the […]

Christ’s gift lasts longer than Fort Knox gold

By: Judy Brandon For many years, I have been interested in the concept of Fort Knox and the wealth that it holds. All my growing up years, I have looked at Fort Knox as the bastion of wealth. In fact, sayings have originated around the term “Fort Knox.” For instance, think about these sayings: Rich […]

Our people: Accountant lives a scout’s life

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John Schonberger at his office on Pile Street in Clovis.

John Schonberger grew up in south Philadelphia. He enjoyed music and dancing. He played the saxophone in his high school band at La Salle College High School and he later became a mummer for the annual Mummers Parade — held each New Year’s Day in Philadelphia — for three years. Schonberger married his wife, Elizabeth […]

Takes a lifetime to prepare for being old

Bette Davis once said “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Since developing back and hip problems I can relate. Things don’t move like they once did; if I get down on the floor it’s not a certainty I’ll get right back up, and getting out of bed the morning after a day of physical […]

Nieka Style: Summer means shoe changes

D'Nieka Hartsfield

The first days of summer are only a month away. With of all the rain that we’ve been getting lately, I just want hole up in my room and stream TV all day. Waking up to the gloomy weather we’ve had lately is bittersweet. Bitter because all I want to do is sleep and sweet […]

On the Shelves — May 24

The following books are now available: Clovis-Carver Public Library How Baseball Explains America by Hal Bodley examines the connection between America’s favorite pastime and the men who make it possible, how its westward expansion mirrored the growth of our national economy, the role it played in the civil rights movement, and its ongoing struggle in […]

Creative Living — May 24

Information on homestyle cooking, floral arranging, and choosing cabinets for a mudroom will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Extension Home Economist, Connie Moyers will demonstrate “Homestyle in a Hurry.” She explains that homestyle means cooking like your mother or grandmother used to do, […]

Senior Calendar — May 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 p.m. line dance Friday: 10 a.m. Needle gang;  1 p.m. Pinochle; 7 […]

Honors — May 24

Scanlan A Portales native who graduated from Oklahoma State University this month has received an award for being the top senior of her college. Erin Scanlan, 21, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from the Spears School with a 4.0 grade point average while also receiving the 2015 Raymond D. Thomas Award […]

Liberty comes at a tremendous price

By: Judy Brandon Thomas Campbell, a Scottish poet in the 1800s, wrote: “The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” Let us meditate on that saying as we observe this Memorial Day. I remember my grandparents putting much emphasis on Memorial Day as one of the most revered weekends of the year. If we […]

Where our mind wanders matters more

By: Curtis Shelburne Does privacy matter to you? It does to me. That’s why I find it annoying, and not at all comforting, or helpful, or efficient, if I’ve “Googled” a question — “Why can’t Americans produce really creamy chocolate?” — to come back in 10 minutes and find that everywhere I go on the […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

By: Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the malaprop mouse editor boss i may have mentioned this once before but life ain t easy under a cushionless […]

School menus — May 17

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers w/ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chicken strips w/bbq sauce, celery sticks […]