Making denim purses on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making treat pops, making purses from old jeans and scraps, and a discussion of kitchen transformations will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to demonstrate how to make Treat […]

God is the cure for what really ails us

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Well, recently, despite my best efforts to keep dastardly viruses at bay, I fell to the common cold. I’m immensely thankful for today’s medical science. But, I mean, really, it’s 2015, and the common cold is still kicking our tails? The stats say that most adults in our land will […]

Clovis students don’t take back seat

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Totally tangential to the real focus of the class, which is the novel “The Great Gatsby,” I looked up and discovered for my students that the 1919 World Series between Chicago and Cincinnati really was fixed, and that the fixing was engineered by a group of Chicago-based gamblers who bought […]

Spring fashions most fun

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style The first days of spring are close at hand, and I can imagine the majority of us are counting down the days. Fingers crossed that the winds of spring won’t be as fierce as the snow has been this winter. Get your dust mask ready. I can almost bet we […]

School menus — March 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 and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Bean and cheese […]

Senior calendar — March 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.; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; Potluck, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Brandon: Easter’s upcoming arrival helps keep spirits high

There are sad people in our town who have lost loved ones this week. I understand because it has been six months since my precious mother entered the presence of Jesus.  I miss her more as the months go by. I do not grieve for her because I know where she is … I just […]

Dobson: Everything becomes new again

Everything old becomes new again. Walking through a local store waiting for prescriptions to be filled, I happened upon what I’d consider retro jewelry — big, splashy flowers, loads of crystals, vivid colors. I was oddly drawn to the display. Chalking it up to bright colors feeding into my need for an early spring, I […]

Oh spring, where hast thou wandered?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Raw, windy February days are the pits. Thank goodness February is so short — hello March. This is the time of year when you suddenly realize that winter has overstayed its welcome and you’re ready for a spring day. All the good sticks of firewood have been burned and you’re […]

Cooking for vegetarians featured on coming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on teaching children to sew and cooking meals for vegetarians will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Carina Gardner is the Creative Director and Designer for Carina Gardner, Inc. and Carta Bella Paper Co. She’s going to show […]

School menus — March 1

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Sloppy joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Bean and cheese burrito, salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce, […]

Club notes — Mar. 1

Portales Altrusa Club Portales Altrusa met Feb. 23 at Pizza Hut with 17 members and three guests present. President Sue B Bracksieck called the meeting to order. Becky Merrell, Melissa Schramm and Darren Hooker were introduced as guests. Dannah Brown gave the Accent. Secret Pals were thanked. Darren Hooker presented the program on his 2014 […]

On the shelves — Mar. 1

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson presents a lawyer’s view of the extent to which brutality, unfairness, and racial bias continue to infect criminal law in the U.S., and at the same time, recounts instances of human compassion, understanding, mercy, […]

Senior calendar — Mar. 1

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 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.; Musical, 6 […]

Brandon: Choices, good and bad, led us here

My mother told me the story about her two cousins that she grew up with in Arkansas. I wrote about these two-long gone cousins about five years ago but the time has come to tell their story again. This childhood story illustrates the point that the decisions and choices we make affect the path we […]

Amos the churchmouse — amos encounters a snowstorm

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 encounters a snowstorm it had been beautiful earlier in the week boss and i was just walking down the sidewalk minding my […]

Shelburne: It’s a wonder-full feeling

Does Jesus ever do anything just as we’d expect? If God became human and entered our world to save us — something we would certainly never expect . . . If we realized (and we surely didn’t see this one coming, did we?) that God had actually entered the world as a baby in the […]

Cantwell: Let children soar, stay grounded in God

Years ago I discovered a poem by an unknown author called “Children are like Kites.” My children were young at the time and I cried looking ahead because I knew it was true. Our role as parents would be to get them off the ground, run breathlessly alongside to get them airborne, watch them crash, […]

Living to the fullest

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Tech. Sgt. Kitsana Dounglomchan enjoys driving all around the area with his wife, Cassandra.

Kitsana Dounglomchan, a technical sergeant at Cannon Air Force Base, is a traveler and a self-described serial hobbyist. He has traveled the world and experienced many things from skydiving with his wife to sneaking their Yorkie into a Lubbock theater. Dounglomchan is moving to India this year to work at the American embassy. He may […]

Aging not what I hoped it would be

By Karl Terry Local columnist Sometimes that first step after getting out of the bed in the morning is the hardest one. I never thought of myself as a weenie but aging is not what I had hoped it would be. I thought I would probably still be playing handball or at least racquetball into […]