amos the churchmouse: amos on time

By Gary Mitchell Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except for hyphens and dashes. amos on time boss you probably already know this […]

Grace too amazing to contain

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “What’s so amazing about grace?” The whole universe is not large enough to contain the wonderful answer, but maybe part of the answer is found in contrasting grace with what Philip Yancey, in his fine book “What’s So Amazing About Grace,” calls “ungrace,” grace’s ugly opposite. Ungrace says, “You are […]

ENMU alumni grateful to serve students

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Susan Cramp in her office at the Advising Center at ENMU. She has been the director of advising since 2010.

Susan Cramp and her family moved from Arizona to New Mexico in 1979 and grew up in Artesia. She was a well-rounded student who participated in basketball, track, choir and student government. Cramp said early on she had plans to become a prosecutor for 10 years and then a defender for another 10 years, because […]

Borden: Nutrition on upcoming show

Information on optimizing nutrition and converting a Roman shade to make it safety compliant will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. and at noon on Thursday. Louix Dor Dempriey is a spiritual master, and he’s going to talk about optimizing nutrition. He stresses that moderation and temperance are much more successful […]

Davis: Little of everything at the fair

Fair season will soon be upon us. Several years ago, the wise decision was made to hold the Curry County Fair before the start of school, in consideration of the young people who are exhibiting stock. Therefore, fair week in the county will begin on Aug. 11, with entries due on Aug. 10. All of […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 2

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. Line Dance; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 5 p.m. Social Night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 Ball Pool; 6 p.m. Musical. Wednesday: 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 10 […]

Shelburne: If you must crow, crow about Him

Joel Gregory tells the story of a neurotic rooster. Joel won’t mind if I embellish it a bit, but I heard the story first from him. And I offer this disclaimer: This story is not intended to harm or defame any rooster, living or dead, and any similarity to any rooster living or dead is […]

Brandon: Women who lead are admirable

Not long ago I read a list of the most admired women in the world for the year 2015. Angelina Jolie topped the list as the most admired woman. She was followed by Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II, Michelle Obama, Celine Dion, Oprah Winfrey and Julia Roberts. And the list went on. I […]

Amos the churchmouse — July 31

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.   ella the unenchanted ant just the other day boss i ran across a disillusioned young insect ella the apathetic ant was ambling […]

Terry: Nielsen, get ready for blast from the past

If you read my columns regularly you may know that my wife and I have pretty strange television viewing habits. You may have found them amusing, but they’re about to affect the programs you view. How’s that you say? Has he invented a really powerful remote? Has he tapped into and stolen my cable? No, […]

On the shelves: July 26

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman was given by Audrey Hobbs in honor of Clovis Nazarene School teachers Wendie Berry and Sydnee Horton.  With rhyming text that begs to be chanted aloud and art that looks good enough to eat, this vibrant story will delight […]

Honors: July 26

Potts Whitney Lyn Potts of Clovis graduated from Washington State University with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

Creative Living: Canvas recycling tips coming

Information on creating your own background paper and making a zentangle will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Theresa Cifali, mixed media artist and owner of The Altered Canvas, will show how to create your own background paper to coordinate with cards, scrapbooking and […]

Club notes, July 26

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met July 14 at Dakota Steakhouse. Twenty-one were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee chairman has received several calls asking Republicans to select a candidate from the 16 available Choices. He stated that officers of the party cannot support a candidate until after the primary election. The […]

Davis: Plenty of time left for summer fun

This column often focuses on enjoyable family destinations, with consideration for both cost and accessibility. This is particularly so during the summer months, when families are more inclined to be out and on the road. This week, however, we are focusing on destinations that, though relatively inexpensive and close to home, are not for the […]

Our People: Taking on corrections’ challenges

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Sandra Stewart, shown at the Curry County Courthouse, is the public services director for the county.

Sandra Stewart is native New Mexican. She was born in Carrizozo and raised in Ruidoso. Stewart now lives between towns where she maintains residence in Roswell and Clovis. She works in Clovis and cares for her husband, John Stewart, in Roswell to accommodate his disability with short-term memory. They have three adult children and nine […]

Senior calendar, July 26

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 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical. Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 […]

Nieka Style: Do I pass the test?

During one of my latest online reads, a blogger said a woman in her 20s is her most stylish, career oriented and most experimental with love. But by the time she reaches her 30s she will have certain pieces that well represent her and should be earned by this time. So, I decided to go […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the great orange avalanche boss i was minding my own business the other day strolling through the church kitchen when marcellus the ugly ungodly […]

Walk trumps talk in Christian life

Several years ago, I read a book about George Mueller, an evangelist in the 1800’s in England. He was a disobedient young man and then when his conversion to Christ came about, he felt God’s call upon his life to minister to the poor and especially to orphans. So with that calling, Mueller opened a […]