Borden: Explore pecans in breakfast recipes

Information on making zentangles and choosing jeans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) What is a Zentangle? Deborah Pace is an artist and designer, and she’s going to explain what a Zentangle is and how it got started. She’ll […]

Hartsfield: Tips for keeping those resolutions

It’s a new year and cheers to everyone who’s following through with their resolutions. Normally, resolutions tend to be out the window within a weeks’ time for some. That’s probably why making them has turned into a mockery and a lot of people like to poke fun at them. I didn’t set any for myself […]

Opinion: What’s the right tune to sing for the new year?

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Although I certainly wish for you and yours a happy and blessed New Year, I confess that I’m rarely very excited about New Year’s fanfare. I like almost any reason for some days off and time with friends and good food, so I’m not a total New Year’s Grinch by […]

Opinion: Focus on God in 2016

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist My mother and Daddy had quite the library. Now this collection of 5000 books is in bookshelves in the room my mother used to occupy in our home. At least once a week, I go back and browse through the old treasures. I have first editions books, one of which […]

amos the churchmouse: amos ventures on sabbatical

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: For the present, this will be the last Amos the Churchmouse column to be run in this newspaper. Amos explains why in this week’s column. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by throwing himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital […]

Relay manager takes fight to gulf

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Dorothy Nelson will manage six Relay For Life events on the Gulf Coast beginning January 2016. She is the Community Manager for Relay in southeastern New Mexico.

Dorothy Nelson spent most of her younger years in North Dakota and Idaho. She was the youngest of four and originally from Ada, Minnesota.Nelson’s mother and father were married for 60 years before her father died from lung cancer in 2003. In 1984, Nelson was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was her catalyst to get […]

Opinion: Sharing end-of-season history of Christmas

By Karl Terry By now you may be starting to get a little sick of Christmas carols, Christmas foods, Christmas traditions and all the terms that come along with them. When you get right down to it, not many of us even know where all those yuletide terms originated. That’s why I’ve dredged up a […]

Opinion: Parties pop with glitter, sequins

D’Nieka Hartsfield NiekaStyle It’s nearly time to say goodbye to 2015 and bring in 2016 with sparkle. Your outfit, mood and surroundings should pop when you’re bringing in the new year. You want to get dazzled up for the fun-filled celebrations you have lined up and because you made it through another year. The countdown […]

Family recipes featured on Tuesday show

Information on using a seam pressing template for quilting and family traditions and recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Erica Plank has come up with a great tool for quilters — a 9-inch seam pressing template that guarantees perfect corners every time. […]

Senior happenings — Dec . 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exercise equip; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. pinochle; 4:30 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 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 […]

Make an effort to find Jesus this Christmas

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Jesus had been born and word had spread. The Bible gives us some insight on this event Matthew 2:2: “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born […]

amos the churchmouse: a christmas paradox

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew                    Editor’s note: When Amos went shopping recently, he encountered the trials of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for the real meaning of Christmas. Just then, Sammy Salamander wiggled by and pointed him to a little nativity scene far from the malling crowd […]

A little child shall lead them

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist The Lord Jesus and Charles Dickens were both right: The way to be saved is to become a child. That’s not easy. We spend most of our lives trying to be all grown up. Sadly, we generally succeed. All too often, our imaginations start to shrivel about the time we […]

Chief an advocate for community children

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Texico Chief of Police Douglas Bowman has been working for the Texico Police Department for eight years.

Douglas Bowman was born and raised in Clovis. He has worked in law enforcement for almost 20 years. He enjoys fishing, hunting and playing sports. When they get the chance, Bowman enjoys taking trips with his family. He has a soft spot for the youth in his community and loves when the community comes together […]

Homemade treat tastes just like Christmas

Sometimes cravings have to be honored — especially when it’s a Christmas craving. My little sister and I started talking about Christmas candy, or the lack thereof these days. In particular, we both pined for a homemade peanut patty. Smooth and creamy made with fresh Portales Valencia peanuts. It was one candy we always had […]

Borden: Domino crafts on coming show

Information on making hand-crafted leather purses and jewelry, using dominoes to make craft items and ways to use transfer art on clothing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain) Artist, designer and model Monica Duran has created a collection of […]

Hartsfield: Still time for handmade gifts

There are only five more days until Christmas and if you’re the procrastinator that I am, you probably still have some shopping to do. Here are some last minute gift ideas that I found online for friends and family: • Box of money. It’s not just a shoebox filled with money. One last-minute gift giver […]

Club notes — Dec. 20

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Dec. 8 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Jeanette Spriggs presented Laquita Terry with a beautiful plaque for her six years as president and thanked Laquita for her years of service to CCRW. Candace Morrison received final sale of tickets for the fundraiser drawing of the two handmade jeweled crosses. Drawing […]

Senior calendar — Dec. 20

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exercise equip; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. pinochle; 4:30 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Closed Friday: Christmas Day Saturday: 4 […]

May be good sense to thank God for Santa

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I hope Christmas is a wonderful, “wonder-filled,” time for you. If our hearts are prepared and ready for it, it can be. Hence (and this is fodder for another column), the very good sense of having a time of real preparation before Christmas. (Look up “Advent” if the word jingles […]