Some trends worth adopting

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style It has been nearly two months since I’ve worn a wedge or pump. Getting dressed post-surgery is just not as fun when your shoe selection is limited. Don’t get me wrong, flats are great and very necessary in the working field in eastern New Mexico, but it gets boring. Because, […]

Father’s arms welcome wayward children home

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist It happened over 20 years ago, yet I still recollect the front-page headline of a newspaper from another state. The story involved a young family. Maybe it was because Annie and John Scott were both about the ages of the child and I was a mother. No doubt that is […]

A view from under the pew — March 20

By Gary Mitchell The coming of spring caught Amos somewhat off guard this year. He was still anticipating snowstorms that never came when the first wildflower poked its multicolored head out of the ground. Though amazed at the sight, Amos went on his way without taking much notice. So spring sprang on him by surprise. […]

Knack for extremes

Heerding has been the Director for the Committee since November 2012.

    Dan Heerding was born on the island of Curacao in the Southern Caribbean. Heerding and family moved to the United States when he was 2 years old. The family spent a lot of years on the East Coast until Dan’s father moved the family to Flagstaff, Arizona, to start his own business. After […]

Won’t catch me complaining about price of water

By Karl Terry Local columnist “High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everyone likes water.” — Mark Twain I guess that Twain quote about water will do for this week. Water has been on my mind a lot for the 36 hours or so before I sat down to write […]

Cooking with legumes upcoming show topic

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on quilting, fitness and cooking with legumes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Quilter Karen Eckmeier is going to show a new series of patterns which use a paper backed fusible for easy appliqué, and also show […]

Glad for student’s opportunity

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The amazing thing about Facebook is the ability to understand immediately where people in one’s life are and what they’re currently doing. This was the case when I saw a post from a former student who is, as we read this, on a mission trip to the Holy Land, and […]

Club notes — March 15

Portales Altrusa Portales Altrusa met Monday at the ZIA Room with 19 members and 1 guest present. Vice President, Cozetta Moor, presided. Dannah Brown gave the accent on the international convention that will be held in July. Secret pals were thanked. Noelle Bartl from the ENMU Foundation presented the program. She reported that since 2004, […]

Some cloak indulgent spending well

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Getting dressed on a daily basis, much less getting gussied up, is especially difficult when you’re healing from an invasive surgery. At least, that’s the excuse I gave my spouse after purchasing some over-priced flats. He never misses a beat when it comes to pointing out my newly purchased items. […]

School menus — March 15

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Old fashioned Frito pie, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, red delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Mac […]

On the shelves — March 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Answered Prayer Guaranteed: The Power of Praying with Faith by Frederick Price was given by El DeSayuno Kiwanis in memory of Hazel Robinson. The author of some 50 books on faith, healing, prosperity and the Holy Spirit demonstrates a way to pray so that […]

Senior calendar — March 15

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.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: St. Paddy’s Day Hobbs Trip; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

A day in an Old Testament life

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The Tabernacle Experience will take area residents through the rituals performed inside the Israelite tabernacle of the Old Testament when it comes to Portales March 27-April 5.

By Alisa Boswell STAFF WRITER In two weeks, area residents will be transported back into biblical times when they walk through a life-sized tabernacle in the parking lot of a local church. “You will experience a day in the life of an Old Testament priest as you engage in the duties and rituals within […]

Songs keep the tractor rolling

By: Audra Brown There are certain jobs on the farm that require long stretches of seat-time in order to get it done. Any harvest, planting, cultivating, or maintaining operation usually amounts to a sequence of contiguous days and or nights running the same piece of equipment, doing the same sort of thing, until it is […]

Tabernacle tent replica coming to Portales

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Have you heard the most incredible news? Our little town of Portales is preparing to receive an authentic-sized replica of the tent of meeting of Moses containing the tabernacle. This tent travels throughout America as part of, but it has never before been in New Mexico. What a gift […]

Seeing does not make a believer

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist When we’re talking about people and what they believe, is it not true to say … • Most people believe what they want to believe. • God wants us to use our minds, but facts may or may not have much to do with what some people believe. • Seeing […]

We’re weighed by what we really are

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Paul wrote in his Roman letter: “So then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12) Do people minimize that scripture? The magnitude of that Scripture is seldom understood. We might rationalize and say, “Well I know it says that but … yet, is […]

Club notes

Educational Retirees The Curry County Area Educational Retirees (CCAER) met March 3 at K-Bob’s. Members learned about Islam and the Muslim faith from presenter Will Anderson. Pam Wallace, membership chairperson, reported we have 214 paid local members and 111 state members for 2015. Wallace also reported on educational bills currently before the New Mexico Legislature. […]

Love of music pursued in faith

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Hezekiah Sherley III is the pastor of Agape Love Ministries on 1921 2nd St. in Clovis.

Hezekiah Sherley III was born in Indio, California and was raised in Clovis from age 10. He attended Clovis High School and graduated with the class of 1990. Sherley is married to Donetta Sherley. They have two children, Denzell and Dionte Sherley. He has followed in the footsteps of his family’s musical background where his […]

Mother can relate to most of what I write about

By Karl Terry Local columnist I’ve had a column idea in my list of column ideas that has been hanging out there on the list a long time. It seemed like a great topic when I happened on it but the thing never seemed to blossom. I don’t even think the word I used to […]