Home maintenance best left to professionals

In technical homeowner’s language it is known as “deferred maintenance.” In the common man’s language it is just “too lazy and too broke to fix things around the house.” Holding a roofing estimate in my hand has caused me to realize just how far behind I may have fallen in maintaining the castle. A man’s […]

Borden: Remodeling on upcoming show

Information on remodeling and cardmaking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Interior decorator Latriece Brooks will explain why having an interior decorator involved in your remodeling or building projects can save money in the long run. Having someone you […]

Club notes — Nov. 8

Curry County Educational Retirees The Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met Nov. 3 at K-Bob’s. Representative Yvette Herrell of Alamogordo spoke about her Federal Lands Study Committee bill that will be re-introduced in the upcoming legislative session. Constitutionally, BLM and Forest Service lands should have been turned over to each state after statehood. This […]

Hartsfield: Get ready for holiday party season

November is here, and that means the holiday party season is right around the corner. It’s time to start prepping for the fall and winter festivities. Some of us will be starting our Christmas shopping early, which is a good idea considering some of us only see one one or two pay periods each month. […]

Senior calendar — Nov . 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: Center Closed Thursday: 8 a.m. Free veterans breakfast; no bingo; 6 p.m. line dance […]

Golden Library to get makeover

Melveta Walker, director of ENMU’s Golden Library, will present a program on the upcoming multi-million dollar renovation of Golden Library at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at noon on Thursday, Nov. 12, in the library meeting room, 218 South Ave. B, Portales. The overhaul at Golden is slated […]

School menus — Nov. 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- French toast. Lunch- Chicken strips, green beans, sliced tomato, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast-Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green […]

Every day a good day for gratitude

What if today we were just grateful? A student posted that recently on social media. I promptly printed it out, and taped it to my computer so that I could see it first thing. It is so easy to get caught up in our challenges, our problems, and the obstacles that litter our path and […]

Mom taught early lessons in stewardship

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Susie and I were preacher’s kids and products of the 50s and 60s. We had many experiences living in a preacher’s home, but one such lesson for me centered on baths in the church parsonage. My mother took it very seriously that we were living in the parsonage (which was […]

amos the churchmouse: joe cricket and his buddies

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. Amos has been reflecting on a couple of scriptures – Joshua 24:15, which states: “… choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve …. But […]

Special Olympics coordinator about helping others

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Gary Jones is retired and is the coordinator for the local Special Olympics.

Gary Jones was born and raised in Lubbock, and his father moved the family to Clovis in 1958. He graduated from Clovis High School 10 years later in 1968. His history of work includes five years at Volkswagen of Clovis, Pepsi Cola for 11 years, Plains Vending for nearly 10 years and Plateau Electric for […]

Terry: Recent hail battering no comparison to ’84 storm

Like many others in my neighborhood, it looks like I’ll be getting a new roof, thanks to our recent hailstorm. In case my insurance agent is reading this, I want him to know this is the first roof claim I’ve had in 30 years. But it doesn’t matter, 30 years ago I had a different […]

Club notes — Nov. 1

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Oct. 13 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Fifteen members were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee Chairman, briefly discussed a news media article concerning Texas doctors not accepting New Mexico patients. He also told members that the Saturday Republican committee breakfast on Oct. 10 was well attended. […]

Borden: Sashiko on upcoming show

Information on using fondant to create animal cakes, organizing storage areas and tips on how to get a wild animal out of your home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Emily Tatak is an assistant culinary specialist, and she’s […]

Hartsfield: What a difference location makes

Recently, I watched a Vogue video where Camille Rowe, French-American model and dancer, decided to show us the difference between the styles of her two worlds, French and American. She was quite hilarious in her video walk-through of how the two cultures differ. She light-heartedly pokes fun at how the two women have a subtle […]

School menus — Nov. 1

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Chicken and Pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple, cookie. Tuesday: Breakfast- Banana Bread. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast-Muffin and string cheese. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, orange […]

On the shelves — Nov. 1

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868,” by Cokie Roberts introduces the resilient and remarkable women who chronicled their experiences as nurses, supply organizers, relief workers and journalists in the nation’s capital during the four-year conflict that determined the future […]

Senior calendar — Nov. 1

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5 social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8:45 a.m. board meeting; 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 […]

Whatever our walk of life, Christ calls us individually

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist We are in the midst of campaign season for the presidential election in 2016. The news is dominated by this caucus or that event. Reporters declare that so many thousands were in attendance at an event, all the while letting us know that poll numbers are going down. I have […]

God warns us to be careful who we listen to

“I will give you peace in this place.” — Jeremiah 14:13 Beautiful sentiment, right? Even better when you realize it was supposedly God making the statement to his people. Better still when you realize the actual quote in the New International Version says, “lasting” peace. Better and better. What a hopeful statement. This quotation from […]