amos the churchmouse: amendments to solomon s proverbs

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except for hyphens and dashes. amendments to solomon s proverbs boss i ve run across some quippy sayings […]

The unity that matters most will never be open to a vote

One of God’s best blessings to us is that we cannot see the future. To do so would rob the best surprises that await us of some deep joy even as it could easily cast us into danger and even despair as we agonized over difficult waters that we have no need or strength yet […]

Music dream comes true

Anthony Chavez said since he lived in a small town, Portales, his dream of having his music played on the radio felt impossible. But now his slow Latin R&B music is played on radio stations. Chavez has been through difficult times with his son, Esteban, 4, who was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and lost his […]

Getting lost family affair

By Karl Terry Local columnist Ever been so lost even Rand McNally couldn’t find you? It happened to my favorite sister and I last weekend while trying to find our way out of Midland, Texas. Even George W. Bush eventually found his way out of Midland, but I was beginning to think I was going […]

Memories get better with time

By Clyde Davis Local columnist This approaching week will be homecoming week at Clovis High School. Appropriately, that type of celebration will not happen until some time later at Clovis Christian High; by appropriately, I mean that this allows young adults from either school who are dating or are friends with someone at the other […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 21

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 […]

Flower arranging featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on scrapbooking and flower arranging will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Do you love scrapbook layouts that include a lot of photos? Carlie Robertson says that “flip flaps” are the best answer, and she’ll show how to build interactive photo flaps […]

On the shelves — Sept. 21

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Wash Day by Eve Bunting was given by Lincoln-Jackson Family Center in memory of Ruby Romero. In this heartwarming story set in 1889, young Lizzie helps her grandmother with the family wash, even though she would rather have a tea party with her dolls and a friend; […]

Ironing back to every day routine

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style “Go back and iron those jeans” is what my dad would say when we would try to slip a lazy ironing session past him. If he didn’t see a crease in them than they weren’t ironed. My brother and I could not shortcut our way through anything although we certainly […]

School menus — Sept. 21

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 — Sept. 21

Portales Woman’s Club The Portales Woman’s Club met Sept. 10th with President June Ferguson presiding. Doncella Caywood gave the invocation and Sheryl Borden led the pledges and collect. There were 19 members and three guests. Previous meeting minutes approved and correspondence read. The door prize was won by Della Kobernick. A signup sheet was passed around […]

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 […]