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; […]

Help needed

Teresa Leslie of Clovis is undergoing her 25th surgery Feb. 9 from previous complications. Her hospital stay is estimated at a week or more and a fund has been established at Cannon Federal Credit Union. Donations can be made to Account 947245 — 25th Stomach Surgery Fund. For more information: contact Amanda Leslie at 575-443-3950

Shelburne: Bible or not, nothing beats a good read

“Outside of a dog,” wrote Groucho Marx, “a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho is also the one who said, “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” When you think about […]

Brandon: Weaver’s contentment lesson for all

About seven years ago, we lost our beloved dachshund named Weaver and I still think of him often today. He had been a part of our family since he was 6 weeks old. Some might have characterized Weaver as docile and easy going. He seemed that way because his days were spent sleeping and looking […]

Amos the churchmouse — amos meets dewey duck part one

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 one   boss i ran into dewey duck the other day you remember dewey he wanted to be a […]

Dobson: Little gestures sometimes most romantic

Patti Dobson

Valentine’s Day is approaching. No mystery, since the big box stores began displaying hearts and flowers merchandise the day before Christmas. People seem to have a love/hate relationship with this holiday. Me? Sixes, as my husband’s mom used to say. Don’t get me wrong; I love a good party. I’ve been known to create an […]

There’s room for beliefs between folklore, superstition

By Clyde Davis Local columnist I grew up there — well, not very far from there. I was never really sure where Punxsutawney was, as a small child, any more than I was sure how to spell it. To the myopic mind of a young boy, it seemed to be very far away, this in […]

Helping the mission

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Recent picture of Janet enjoying time at her son's home in Las Cruces.

Janet Day was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She married Brian Day on June 27, 1970 in Alexandria, Virginia. Her husband was stationed at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California when they married. The couple moved to their first Germany assignment at Bitburg Air Base where their daughter Jennifer was born in 1972. Then […]

Fried chicken a dinner staple in our house