Beginning of Lent time for spiritual self-assessment

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The Christian community, to one extent or another, celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, the 40 days preceding Easter, on the Wednesday just past. Somewhat earlier than other years, which increases the chance of an Easter snow, we entered into a period of designated reflection on what our […]

On the shelves — Feb. 22

These titles are available for chekout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library A History of War in 100 Battles by Richard Overy plumbs over 3,000 years of history from the Fall of Troy to the Fall of Baghdad to locate 100 defining battles in which, not just individual lives, but the collective fate of nations have hung […]

Using base, essential oils on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on feeding your children right and using essential and base oils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Elizabeth Somer, a registered dietitian and author, knows that feeding your children right may seem to be one of life’s […]

School menus — Feb. 22

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

Ag Expo about getting back to roots

By Karl Terry Local columnist By the time I made it to the keyboard to write this column Thursday, I had acquired a smoky pork chop aroma that had my dogs loving me up. That was the night a few of my best friends and I, all Portales Rotarians, cut and wrapped the pork chops […]

Better eyesight through nutrition on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on how a nutritious diet can lead to better eyesight and preparing batter wrapped chili rellenos will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Dr. Edward Kondrot is the world’s leading ophthalmologist and a board-certified homeopathic physician, and he […]

Club notes — Feb. 15

Educational Retirees Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met Feb. 3 at K-Bob’s, where our members were informed about the Ombudsman Long-Term Care Program from the southeast regional coordinator, Tina Sanchez. Sanchez spoke of the much-needed volunteer opportunities here in Clovis. Currently, Clovis only has two trained volunteers for the Ombudsman program who advocate for […]

Love doesn’t count the cost

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The date — nearly 20 years ago — 1998. In some ways it sounds nearly paradoxical to state that; time flies when you are having fun. Valentine’s Day was, in that year, on a Saturday as well. If you are a cynic, stop reading at this point. You will not […]

School menus — Feb. 15

Clovis elementary Monday: No School- President’s Day Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Mac & Cheese, green beans, veggie slices and ranch, assorted fresh fruit, whole wheat roll. Thursday: Breakfast […]

Shelburne: With God, we can safely open curtains

It was 1945, a big and tough year in a line of extremely difficult years for a globe that had been squeezed in the clutches of world war. Death and destruction had been the order of the day for way too many days. Whether it’s on a school playground or an entire world, when bullies […]

Valentine’s Day part of God’s love

It is on Valentine’s Day that we all take the time to assure those we love that we love them. Love is not a concept that is new. First, love was conceived in the heart of God, Jesus demonstrated that love on the cross and the Apostle Paul tells us that love is the greatest […]

Amos the churchmouse — Amos meets dewey duck part two

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.   amos meets dewey duck part two last week boss you remember i met a confused little […]

Born and bred local


Marli Raney was born and raised in Clovis. She is a fifth-generation resident of Clovis. Raney attended James Bickley and Ranchvale Elementary and Gattis Middle School growing up. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1995. Raney also attended Clovis Community College and received a degree in accounting from Eastern New Mexico University. She was […]

Always up for trying a new food

By Karl Terry Local columnist Have you ever hungered for a yak burrito? Neither had I until I read it on the list of specials at a Santa Fe café recently. I like burritos and I’m up for a new experience so I reasoned, “When in the City Different, why not eat something different.” I […]

I find my happy place in the small things

By Clyde Davis Local columnist I was driving across town to pick up Mikayla from her CCD class; it was approaching 7:30 p.m. It was the cold night, the night when the evening temperature of 27 degrees had been enveloped in a wind chill factor of, oh, about 6 degrees. The car is warm; it […]

Senior calendar — Feb. 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 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. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 […]

Machine embroidery a topic on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making border punched projects, a program called “Eat Smart, Play Safe,” and doing machine embroidery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Megan Thome, formerly the spokesperson for EK Success Brands, is going to show a variety […]

School menus — Feb. 8

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken strips with BBQ sauce, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Soft taco & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Bean burrito. Lunch […]

On the shelves — Feb. 8

Clovis-Carver Public Library The Best of National Geographic Channel Volume 5 was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Norma Gray. This eight-disc DVD collection explores the tombs of ancient Egypt, unearths dinosaur bones, plumbs the depths of the oceans, investigates the Da Vinci code, revisits the battle for Midway, and guides a […]

Club notes — Feb. 8

Floyd FFA The Floyd FFA Chapter would like to show our gratitude for the support and blessings given to us from our devoted community, which aided us in the success of our fruit and meat sale. We would like to share with you this years officers: senior Brandon Nunn, president; senior Tanessa Watson, vice president; […]