Amos: Running Round Mt. Sinai

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. running round mt sinai boss i ve said it before and i ll say it again – life ain t easy beneath a cushionless church pew […]

Focus on your sins, not others

By: Judy Brandon We just celebrated the greatest day in the Christian calendar — the recognition of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. The crucifixion and resurrection show us that none of us are good enough; it is only by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross that any of us can have access to […]

Covenant more like marriage than career

By: Curtis Shelburne Thirty years. Easter Sunday was, for my wife and me, our 30th anniversary. “Interesting,” someone might say, “since three of your four sons are older than 30. Glad you got around to tying the knot.” Now did I say it was a wedding anniversary? No, I did not. But, though I couldn’t […]

Our People: Smith aspired to be mother

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Cindy Smith settles into her new office  in the Curry County Courthouse. Smith is the new Chief Deputy County Clerk.

Cindy Smith was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She comes from a military background and moved to Clovis in 1996 with her family. Her oldest son and husband are both retired Air Force. Smith has held a variety of jobs while living in the Clovis area. She started out at Allsups as the mail […]

Davis: God will do the raising

It may be counted as fact by you, as I consider it to be, or it may be counted as a nice fantasy, an event which never happened but which holds symbolic or metaphorical value. In either event, the concept of Resurrection is powerful beyond the initial location in time and in space of one […]

Creative Living: Candy pinwheels on upcoming show

Information on making candy pinwheels, unique no-sew pillows and preparing savory and flavorful California figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Nancy Siler always has new ways to use basic candy melts, and she’ll demonstrate how to make candy pinwheels that will be […]

Nieka Style: Give your favorites extra life

We’ve had our sofa set for nearly eight years now and I think it’s in good shape. Underneath one pillow there may be a small spring that bulges and the pillows need a quick fluffing here and there. But other than that, we should be able to squeeze another good five years of use out […]

Terry: I see severe case of ‘flop bottom’ coming

I’ve had lots of dogs in my life, but most of them have been manly sized canines. These days I fall asleep at night with an 8-pound terrier mix snuggled between my legs. She will snuggle up to my wife until I come to bed, but as soon as I’m settled in she becomes daddy’s […]

Honors — April 5

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held it’s award luncheon March 24. Hour pins were earned by: • Vicky Gilbreath, 100 hours. • Janetta Geisler, Jennie  Sparks, 200 hours. • Peggy horton, Debbie McCart, June Tinsley, 400 hours. • Jo Mullins, 600 hours. • Darla Farley, Becky Hahn, 800 hours. • Beth Anders, Carolyn Murphy, 900 […]

Club Notes — April 5

PRMC Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual luncheon at the Days Inn on March 24. President Debbie Lasiter gave the welcome and Kathy Mapes gave the blessing. Kenneth Chretien shard his musical talent. He sang three beautiful songs. After lunch, Lasiter introduced Plains Regional Medical Center’s new Administrator Vince DiFranco. He shared […]

On the shelves — April 5

These titles are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne traces Jackson’s brilliant two-year career in the Civil War, his rise from obscurity to fame and legend, his stunning effect on the course of the war itself, and his tragic death, which […]

Community Calendar — April 5

Clovis Club/organization meetings American Legion Unit 25 Ladies Auxiliary — 7 p.m. third Wednesdays each month; 7 a.m.-11 a.m., $6 breakfast, open to the public, first Saturday each month; 2 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays, bingo;  9 p.m.-1 a.m., dance, every Friday. 2400 West. Seventh St. Information: 575-763-5392. American Legion Post 117 Ladies Auxiliary […]

A look at local Easter sermons

Editor’s note: We asked area church leaders to share segments of their planned Easter sermons. Here’s a sampling: Doug Brooks Ranchvale Baptist Church, Ranchvale The religious leaders couldn’t bargain with Jesus, couldn’t buy Jesus and they couldn’t explain Jesus. The simple truth was, they were afraid of Jesus. Because they couldn’t control him, they betrayed […]

Senior calendar — April 5

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: St. Paddy’s Day Hobbs Trip; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 […]

A view from under the pew

by gary mitchell Editor’s note: 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. legend of the easter seed boss i don t know if you ve ever had a conversation with a mustard […]

Resurrection is the ‘marvelous’ message of Easter

By: Judy Brandon At Easter time, some noteworthy spiritual truths emerge from the characters surrounding the resurrection story. Before Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem, Jesus told the disciples to go into the village, find a donkey and its colt, and bring them to him. The disciples did just that. When they got to Bethpage, the donkeys […]

Holy Week Services

Holy Week Services Assembly Of God Good Friday 7 p.m. Easter Sunday 10:45 a.m. Bethel Assembly of God 1521 Norris Information: 575-762-6155 Calvary Chapel Clovis Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1320 W. 21st Information: 575-218-5701 Central Baptist Easter Sunday Morning worship 8:30 a.m. Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. 2501 N. Morris Information: 575-762-4727 Clovis […]

Banking gives way to teaching

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Principal Linda D’Amour in her mascot sweater celebrating spirit week at her school office at 2000 Humphrey Road in Clovis.

Linda D’Amour was born and raised in Clovis. She spoke of her love for business and how she received a top business award when she was only in high school. Her career starter was 10 years as a banker for First Federal Savings and Loan. She married Don D’Amour in 1974 and they have two […]

Reminded of the Clovis tornado of 2007

By Karl Terry Local columnist As I looked through online photo coverage of the recent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, the sights took me back eight years. Trees stripped bare, looking like skeletons. Insulation scattered everywhere. Roofs gone and walls knocked to splinters. That’s what a portion of Clovis looked like when I was finally able […]

Some sayings simple, but elegant

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Robert Frost, whose birthday would be celebrated on the day that I am writing this column, once said “I can sum up life in three words: it goes on.” As I am wending my way through sections of “The Origin of Species” with my seniors, I am pretty sure it […]