amos the churchmouse: the battling bug convention

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s Note: Of late, Amos has been concerned about the divisions and disunity evident at times in the church pew underworld. However, a recent experience at a large religious gathering of the bug kingdom offered him new hope. the battling bug convention boss we had a […]

Most unlikely to succeed a 5-time nurse of the year

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Bettie Bumgardner at home with her daughter Kellie Schwartz.

Bettie Bumgardner, born in El Paso, Texas, went to high school in the small New Mexico town of Corona. There were 15 students in her graduating class. Bumgardner moved to Clovis 27 years ago when she accepted the job as pediatric nurse in Dr. Thien Luu’s office. She has seven children — four biological and […]

Terry: Hats off to hopeful, faithful sports fans

Being a fan of your favorite team isn’t always easy. If your team is on a roll and winning, people hate you. If your team can’t do anything right, all your friends want to do is make fun of you. My favorite professional team is the Denver Broncos so I’ve had some experience on both […]

Borden: Model on mission on upcoming show

Information on using DecoArt Chalky Finish paints, how artwork can relieve pain, and cooking with kale will be featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Elena Etcheverry is the founder and executive director for Charity Wings, and she will show some upcycling and […]

Hartsfield: Thoughts from some top names in fashion

During my usual online gallery gazing, I came across an article from Harper’s Bazaar magazine that featured popular quotes from what it called “the ultimate connoisseurs of chic.” They shared quotes from 50 of some of the most recognizable names in fashion. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the list: • “I firmly […]

Club notes — Oct. 11

Curry County Ed Retirees CCAER met Tuesday, Oct. 6 at K-Bob’s, as Connie Moyers, Roosevelt Extension Home Economist, spoke on how to keep our eyes healthy through good nutrition. We were given a handout that included a simple test to determine if we had macular degeneration; risk factors for developing eye problems, and many nutritious […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 11

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. bus. 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: 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and […]

School menus — Oct. 11

Clovis Elementary Monday: Fall break- no school Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon Roll. Lunch- Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks, with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast- Smucker’s waffles. Lunch- Hot dog on […]

Success should mean more than numbers

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I wish we would consider being a bit slower to trust our culture’s methods of evaluating “success.” In our terminally shallow society, absolutely the only thing you have to possess in order to be considered “successful” is — this will not surprise you — a big pile of money. In […]

Nothing should hold us back on walk with God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Have you ever moved from one house to another? Over the years, our family has moved several times. Many families, especially in this area, move thousands of miles away. Whether it is on the other side of the world or the other side of town, the experiences are much the […]

amos the churchmouse: lost in a fog

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew 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 hyphens and dashes. lost in a fog the other night boss i stumbled into the street i […]

Serving others central to pharmacy tech’s life

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Rodriguez outside of CJ’s Pharmacy at 104 West 4th St. in Portales

Lupita Rodriguez is the “little treasure” at CJ’s Pillbox in Portales. According to one reader, she goes over and beyond her duties to help customers and is very patient and understanding. Rodriguez, a six-year pharmacy technician at CJ’s Pillbox in Portales, loves her customers and pays special attention to their needs. Rodriguez takes the extra […]

Terry: More hiding in our closets than clothes

We’ve all got one. They take our clothes and won’t give them back. Messy and unkempt, we despise them. No, I’m not talking about younger siblings. I’m talking about closets. Over the years my wife and I have moved often enough that we’ve never bothered to clean out our closets until we’re in the process […]

Borden: Hummingbirds on upcoming show

Information on making projects from duct tape and hummingbirds will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Marisa Pawelko is a designer and crafter, and she’s written a book on projects made from duct tape. She’ll show some crazy cool ideas […]

Hartsfield: Time for cool weather gear

It’s getting increasingly chilly as October rolls in that’s causing me to dig out a few seasonal items from my closet. The first thing I thought of on Friday was where the heck I last placed my denim jacket. Denim jackets are perfect for autumn weather because it’s not quite time for those bulky winter […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 4

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. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical, $4 movie Wednesday: 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. Bingo; […]

Club notes — Oct. 4

Altrusa Int’l of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held their monthly business meeting on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at Central Christian Church. Present were Sherry Turner, Debbie Smith, Judith Glikas, Judy Cox, , Glenda Hileman, Margaret Blazek, Sylvia Bean, Christina Bean, Victoria Montiel, Melissa Gomez and Dianna Hernandez. The meeting was called to order […]

School menus — Oct. 4

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- French Toast. Lunch- Chicken nuggets, green beans, sliced 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- Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Hamburger on a bun, baked french fries, leafy […]

Truth rooted in an unchangeable God

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Pope Francis is here. By “here,” I mean, in the U.S.A.  By “is,” I mean right now as I write on the first day of autumn 2015. I pray that his visit is a blessing. What? You’re surprised that a Protestant pastor would pray for the pope? Why wouldn’t I? […]

Prayer not a matter of worth

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist When did it become a rule that we have to be “worthy” of someone’s prayers for us? Or that we have to be good enough to pray for someone else? I read a comment on a social media post that stopped me in my tracks. The Reader’s Digest version was […]