Amos the churchmouse — Jonah the gourdhead

Amos the Church Mouse
Illustrated 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. jonah the gourdhead boss you remember jonah the high-falutin frog the fellow who always thought he was better than everybody else – especially […]

Live out the Gospel in everyday life

The month of June reminds me days gone by when my children were little. I worked at finding activities to fill their days. Today I look back and realize that some of those most meaningful events were unplanned and free. Annie, John Scott and Buffy were in grade school when we lived on the edge […]

Even if fidgeting is genetic, a little rest is divine

By Curtis K. Shelburne Religion columnist Scientists have discovered, I’m told, a gene for “fidgeting.” I guess I’ve got it. When sitting down with your legs crossed, do you find your in-the-air foot speed-wiggling for no apparent reason? Has your spouse surprised you by suddenly erupting in your presence, “Will you STOP clicking that blasted […]

Honors — June 15

Price Cheyenne Price, daughter of Clayton Price and Nikki Ward of Clovis, graduated June 6 from the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe. Donaldson Lucas A. Donaldson of Clovis was named to the dean’s list at Duke University for the spring 2014 semester. At the Pratt School of Engineering students must rank […]

Pintores Artist of the Month — June 2014

Doris Skoog Wallace I grew up in Illinois and became an art teacher at Northern Illinois University. After a teaching a year in Illinois, I moved to Clovis as did my dad’s sister Eldie Skoog Johnson, did so years before. I taught elementary art at Center School, Lincoln Jackson, Eugene Field and La Casita. When […]

Honor Rolls — June 15

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Clovis High School Sophomores Erick Akins Jr Julissa J. Alfaro Tamarys R. Apple Jashawn N. Balancier Sierra M. Bargas Lola Beltran Eric D. Benton Tessa N. Bernet Emily P. Berry James T. Bonner Jayden L. Brown Earl J. Bryant Chesney C. […]

Creative Living: Learn how to save herbs

Information on animals and PTSD, preserving fresh herbs, and products for water-retaining plants will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue, and he’s going to explain how animals who have been trained through a program called Animals Helping People can help anyone […]

Club Notes — June 15

Food Storage 101 The June 5 Food Storage 101 weekly Thursday night class featured Keith Wattenbarger, Portales LEPC chairman, who spoke on emergencies we could face in our area. He encouraged us to make an emergency escape plan, a 72-hour kit with food, water, first aid supplies,clothing, etc., listed on the U.S. Homeland Security web […]

On the Shelves — June 15

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Hatfields and the McCoys by Bruce Wexler explores the historic feud that ran for nearly three decades between two iconic American families, beginning with the two patriarchs that started it all, and revealing how this terrible episode became the symbol of pointless and bitter […]

Senior calendar — June 15

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); […]