On the shelves — Dec. 14

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library A More Abundant Life: New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico by Jacqueline Hoefer was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Walter Ingle. This engrossing volume offers a photographic record of art works that were sponsored by the various […]

Brandon: Christmas provides gift of worship

This week I have been contemplating on the Christmas story and especially the three wise men and their offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Christ child in Bethlehem. Most artists’ depictions of the three wise men show them dressed in well-designed robes with ornate caps or crowns on their heads. Each man has  […]

Amos the churchmouse: Amos lit up for Christmas

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the  computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos lit up for christmas boss i don t know if you ve noticed the wonder of the lighted world around us at […]

Bethlehem amazing sight, no matter the language

It was early May in 1999, the first time I saw Bethlehem. Our guide looked exactly like the apostle Peter, or so I imagined. I was traveling with a small group of about 15 people from Clovis,   including my precious brother and his wife. It was glorious springtime when our small Mercedes van pulled up […]

Even at Christmas, the circle of life Is often a whirlwind

By Curtis K. Shelburne By the time you read this, the Christmas “mini-pageant” our church kids are presenting this year will be history. But although this church is definitely a non-prophet organization, I can already tell you, as I’m writing two days before the event, it was cute and sweet, beautiful and full of meaning. […]

Counselor in training

D'Nieka Hartsfield: Staff photo
Rozalyn Cox hangs a stop the violence poster on her office door at the Ninth Judicial District Court in the Curry County Courthouse.

Rozalyn Cox was born in Ogden, Utah, where her fathered separated from the military. Her journey began when the family moved to Los Angeles, California when she was 6. After her parents divorced, the family moved back to Clovis where her mother is from and she has been in here since. Cox loves sports and […]

Cold brings memories of the hunt

By Karl Terry Local columnist This time of year, especially on a cold foggy morning, my thoughts drift back to a duck blind on a playa lake. I didn’t grow up hunting ducks. We mostly hunted quail around Portales, but I learned how to duck hunt quickly in my early 20s. I had moved to […]

Inkstamping on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on cooking with red quinoa, using stamps and inks, and working with candy melts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Carol Fenster is an author and nutritionist, and she will explain what red quinoa is and why […]

Ugly holiday sweater parties still trending

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style   ‘Tis the season to be jolly. I can’t believe it’s Christmas party time already. My employee Christmas party is only a week away and I haven’t thought about what to wear until today. I suggested to our editor that he should wear an ugly Christmas sweater to this year’s […]

Scene was great for this time of year

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The place was amazing, that is all I can say about it. A good many of my readers have probably been to the Galleria in North Dallas; we had the chance to go there on Black Friday. The advantage of going on that particular shopping day was that no likely […]

On the shelves — Dec. 7

Clovis-Carver Public Library Design Bloggers at Home: Fresh Interiors Inspiration from Leading Online Trend-Setters by Ellie Tennant explores beautiful homes and clever styling ideas from creators of leading online blogs, offering a visual feast of inspiring, yet achievable, interiors with plenty of ideas to use in your own home. Those Who Wish Me Dead by […]

Senior happenings — Dec. 7

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.; Business meeting, 5 p.m. Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Pink ladies lunch; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 […]

School menus — Dec. 7

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken nuggets, 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 & tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast burrito. Lunch – Hamburger on […]

Brandon: If choices are chance or truth, I choose truth

What is the difference in chance and something that was designed beforehand predicted and then came true? The facts are that many prophecies in the Old Testament about Jesus were made hundreds of years before he was even born. The miraculous thing is that those prophesies about Jesus were fulfilled and are recorded in the […]

Amos the churchmouse — Amos wrestles a nightmare

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew By Gary Mitchell   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 wrestles a nightmare boss you should never eat day-old […]

God has forgiven me, but I can’t forgive myself

By Curtis K. Shelburne “I know God has forgiven me; I just can’t forgive myself.” I hear people say that. To my shame, I probably have also. I’m almost 51% sure that most folks mean well by it. But I’m 100% sure it’s among the most wrong-headed, arrogant, and idolatrous statements we could ever make. […]

Nieka Style: Outer wear can keep you warm and stylish

D'Nieka Hartsfield

I love to dress up. Especially during the holidays. Last holiday season we talked about how to dress up for your holiday party. This year it’s about keeping warm and looking fresh at the same time. Have you ever put together that killer outfit but it’s just far too cold outside for it? Well here […]

Creative Living: Fabric tips coming on new show

Information on jewelry, creating a puckered effect on fabric and working with stencils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Did you know that amber is a soothing, calming and cleansing stone? Kristina Rachel is a jewelry designer, and she’s going to talk about […]

School Menus — Nov. 30

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast, Breakfast pizza. Lunch, Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli, carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast, Banana bun. Lunch, Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast, Yogurt and graham crackers. Lunch, Beans and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce & tomato, orange halves. […]

Terry: Shopping more difficult with wheels

With my power-shopper wife confined to a wheelchair while rehabbing a broken leg it was a bit depressing for her when the Black Friday sale flyers hit her lap on Thanksgiving morning. I offered to load her into the wheelchair and take her on out among the crazed masses. She hesitated, thinking about her broken […]