Christians stand on the shoulders of giants

It’s been a very long time since I sat in a classroom in the Old Main building at Abilene Christian University and listened to Dr. Lemoine Lewis lecture on church history. Dr. Lewis knew whereof he spoke. Harvard-educated and with more knowledge, wisdom, and experience in the tip of his little finger than I had […]

Not all learning comes from books

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Trigger is on my desk. The stuffed bears are in various places in my office, and the Baja blankets are on their shelf. The WWII Naval officer’s chair is tucked behind my desk. The handmade pottery is lined up in its place, or rather its places. The family pictures are […]

On the shelves — Aug.17

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Make Your Own Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney published by Enodare was given by Diane Burns in memory of Lyle Walker. An excellent resource for those who want to get their affairs in order, this self-help book provides readers with information, documents, and forms that […]

Selecting jeans on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on selecting jeans and sustainable living will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. For many women the selection of a pair of jeans is difficult. Wardrobe consultant and author, Nancy Nix-Rice will share some concepts that can guide each […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 […]

School menus — Aug. 17

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 & ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Mac & cheese, […]

Club notes — Aug. 17

Altrusa Altrusa International Club of Clovis member, Kathy Travis, presents a check for $2,500 to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. The money was a donation to Altrusa from the Gavilon Company, a global food producer. The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico was founded in 1983 as a grassroots organization sponsored by the […]

A view from under the pew — Aug. 15

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, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. a tale of two frogs boss pastor leroy beetle was a bit discouraged the other day he told me that he […]

Prayers heard from wherever you are

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Over the years Mother has told me many stories of her childhood. Now even more, I cherish all those stories she told me. First, those stories remind me of my sweet Mother. Second, Mother always had a spiritual truth to demonstrate when she told one of her stories. At times […]

FUMC choirs preparing for holidays

By Vanessa Kahin Staff reporter Ken McDonald, director for music ministries at First United Methodist Church, admits he’s been celebrating Christmas for the past two months. McDonald said he’s spent his summer preparing musical selections for the church’s choirs to perform this fall, as well as during two December Christmas programs. “We’re beginning a […]

Living on the edge

Courtesy of MarkAnthony Baca
MarkAnthony Baca on the set of the SyFy television series “Defiance” on December 2012 in Georgetown, Texas.

A life filled with challenges and a supportive family has made MarkAnthony Baca into a multitalented performer and mentor. Baca is a self-proclaimed daredevil and has been doing stunt work for movies and television shows since 1992. He said he has been talking with Clovis city officials in an effort to gain approval to jump […]

Pigs, pigskin and Pepsi — what a morning

Karl Terry Local columnist I met a pig on a walk-around the other day. He grunted several times but had little else to say. Driven by a young man with his new show stick. Roadwork before the fair should do the trick. I’ve started walking again in the mornings and it’s truly amazing what I’ve […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 10

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); Loteria (Portales). […]

Choices shaped by circumstances

By Clyde Davis Local columnist ‘With school looming on the immediate horizon, even more immediate for staff and faculty, it’s a fair time to revisit the question of quality vs. quantity, of accessible and easy versus slightly more value. The question is one of optimum value, under the particular circumstances. Example in context: Each summer […]

Choose your socks wisely

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Socks? No, I don’t have many pairs of them. With the exception of my few no-show socks reserved for flats. Then there are my newly stocked above the knee socks to pair with my fall and winter boots. Other than that, you won’t find me wearing them much. It never […]

On the shelves — Aug. 10

These books are available at the: Portales Public Library The Lost Island by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child: Scientist and thief Gideon Crew knows that he hasn’t long to live, so when his employer gives him a new mission, he jumps at the chance. Gideon is instructed to steal a page from the Book of […]

Dried figs featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on cooking with Freekeh foods, using rayon from bamboo in sewing and crafts projects, and the benefits of eating fresh and dried figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m Tuesday and noon Thursday, at noon. Bonnie Matthews is the co-founder of Freekeh Foods, and she […]

Club notes — Aug. 10

Food Storage 101 On Aug. 5, Kelli Morrison presented a class of 20 tips for making your own mixes to save time and money. Morrison taught about making copycat Bisquick mix to use in many recipes. By spending one day of spare time making a large mix, you can save lots of time when you […]

It’s important to heed call for prayer

By Judy Brandon Local columnist I have written about this before but feel it is time to tell it again. A missionary related this story while visiting his home church in Michigan. Serving in a small field hospital in Africa, the missionary had to travel by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for […]

A view from under the pew: lurch the frog-herding lizard

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. although it s getting warmer boss all this rain in recent days has me contemplating the idea of turning my […]