Personal stories must be passed on

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Christians have the privilege of sharing the Gospel with others. We should never forget what the Lord has done for us. Because of Jesus’ saving grace, we have the freedom of sharing that good news with others. When he healed a demon possessed man in the Bible, Jesus said: “’Return […]

Partial faith not enough

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I love my dog. I really do. Most of our family, except for one or two who harbor the little canine no serious ill will but might not be first in line to give her “mouth to mouth” resuscitation should such be required to save her, feel mostly the same. […]

Good grief, what’s with people?

By Karl Terry Local columnist “Each year the great pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch he thinks is the most sincere . . . I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one.” Linus van Pelt “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Good grief Charlie Brown, is there anything […]

Club notes — Sept. 14

Beta Phi Five members and one guest attended the Epsilon Sigma Alpha regular meeting on Sept. 2 at Collene Baldwin’s house. We received 3 letters thanking Beta Phi for the supplies we gave to Domestic Violence awareness in Clovis, the Christian Children’s home in Portales, and the UNM Children’s oncology in Albuquerque. Collene Baldwin, Sandy […]

Where were you when the lights went out?

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Where were you when the lights went out? The lights in the twin towers, and the awareness, reawakened in our nation, that we were not invincible and that we could not take these liberties or this safety for granted. Where, then, were you? I use the term reawakened because conversations […]

Cool weather, cool fashion

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Waking up to the cool, wind-blown rain on Friday was quite surprising to me considering that I check my phone’s weather channel app once or twice daily. I’m obsessed with anticipating what I’m going to wear at least the night before so it’s important to know what type of weather […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m. ; Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 […]

School menus — Sept. 14

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Meat & cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. 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 – Homemade meat & bean […]

On the shelves — Sept. 14

The following books are available for checkout: Covis-Carver Public Library Industrial Machinery Repair by Ricky Smith was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Gary Boney. This reference guide will help companies reduce costs, eliminate downtime, and increase their bottom line by following maintenance practices that will keep their machinery operating at peak […]

Food plating tips coming up

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making a terrarium, plating food for better eye appeal, and working with yarns will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Making a terrarium is a great way to use various containers, interesting plants and create a little care garden for your […]

amos the churchmouse: a cloudy vision

amos the churchmouse: 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. a cloudy vision boss i don t know if you ve ever talked to a […]

Life is short, but God is constant

Thomas Carlyle wrote: “My one life — a little gleam of time between two eternities.” With the speed in which time goes by, I think of Carlyle’s words. Fall is fast approaching, and since the flow and consistency of the changing seasons is inevitable, we all must once again sync our personal attitudes and perspectives […]

Religion calendar — Sept. 12

Advent Christian Church Sunday School — 10 a.m. Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer meeting — 6 p.m. Address: 2101 East 21st St. Information: 575-762-0422 Agape Love Ministries Sunday Worship — 11 a.m. Tuesday Prayer — 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study — 7 p.m. Thursday Hour of Prayer — 7 p.m.  second and fourth […]

Large blessings often come in small packages

I’m still pondering a column my brother Gene wrote for the Amarillo Globe News over a decade ago. Gene begins: “Can I be honest with you without leaving the wrong impression? Can I share one of my most constant concerns without making you think I am airing sour grapes or criticizing your choice of churches?” […]

Community calendar — Sept. 7

Senior Baxter-Curren Bingo — 1 p.m. Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 575-762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Instrument playing. Information: 575-762-3631. Friendship Senior Center — 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Dance, first Sunday each month; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Pinochle, every Monday; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Dominos, every Tuesday; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mexican Train, every Wednesday. […]

Our People: Gardner laid strong roots

Bestella Gardner was known for 32 years as the first person you saw at Lincoln-Jackson Elementary. Somewhere in the last six years, she became more known as former Clovis High and Texas Tech basketball standout Jaye Crockett’s grandmother. The mother of two, grandmother of five, great grandmother of one and military wife retired in 2010 […]

Engagements — Sept. 7

Followill-Pack Chris and Lora Followill of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacey Micah Followill of Melrose, to Zachary Tyler Pack of Clovis, son of Casey Pack and Stephanie Pack of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Oct. 17, 2014, at the Clovis Civic Center. The reception will be at the […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 7

Encinias Rubel Encinias and Judith Encinias of Clovis celebrated their 45th anniversary Aug. 30, 2014. They celebrated with a picnic and two days of fishing with their grandkids. The couple was married Aug. 30, 1969, in Clovis. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is retired from Xcel Energy. She is retired from ENMR.

Senior Happenings — Sept. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m. ; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 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 p.m.; […]

School menus: Sept. 7

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, 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 — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on a […]