Church to commemorate 15th century martyr

Jan Hus by an unknown artist via

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer A man burned at the stake and accused of heresy six centuries ago is recognized today for his martyrdom, as a local church will demonstrate at its Sunday service. Wednesday marks the 601st anniversary of the death of an early 15th century Christian reformer. Jan Hus (also spelled John […]

Faith: Getting emotional about my country

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist What is patriotism? Patriotism consists of dedicated love and support, and protection of one’s country. Think about this question: If we eliminate the emotional part of patriotism, what do we have? I am one of those sensitive people that gets teary eyed when some band plays “The Star Spangled Banner.” […]

Faith: It’s Thanksgiving in July

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist The purple dinosaur of the 1990s was right when he said “Please and thank you, they’re called the magic words.” In Psalm 50:23, God says, “Giving thanks is the sacrifice that honors me.” In texting lingo, a little “ty” goes a long way. After days of bickering and arguing recently, […]

Faith: Values, faith, love the legacy we leave

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist C.S. Lewis writes that the very fact that time itself seems so strange and surprising to us is proof that we were not originally created to live in it as our natural habitat. Presumably, fish don’t feel wet in water, but we fight with time continually. Within just a few […]

Native still in ag… sort of

Tyler Meiwes takes a break in his truck. He lives in Portales with his family.

Tyler Meiwes was born and raised in Clovis. He grew up on a farm where he worked a lot with his father. Meiwes thought that he would be a farmer himself one day. Early on he learned about concrete and building barns from the ground up, which is part of his business today. Meiwes is […]

Terry: No danger of my ever being a shepherd

I don’t care much for sheep. I get it from my mother who really hates the creatures. The sweater-wearing varmints were not blessed with a great amount of intelligence. God knew this and that’s why he created shepherds. Shepherds know what a flock of sheep will do several hours before the sheep know themselves. A […]

Hartsfield: Denim trendy from head to toe

Blue jeans and other denims have been relevant to fashion and style for as long as anyone can remember. Today in fashion, the denim fabric is being worn from head to toe. Here’s a list of what fashion is doing with jeans and other denim pieces today: • What’s new in color? Black jeans have […]

Borden: Pressed flowers on coming show

Information on making desserts and problems facing pediatric dental patients will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Cookbook author, chef and teacher, John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate two recipes for desserts found in his […]

Senior calendar — June 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

Escape to White Sands

Courtesy photos: Mike Jimenez
White Sands National Monument can be reached via U. S. 70 West and is 
approximately 275 miles from Clovis.

Appearing like a shimmering mirage from some Arabian Nights tale, the White Sands National Monument, located west of Alamogordo, is such a striking image it can be seen from space. But for local visitors, it offers a variety of activities and hiking trails to satisfy any visitor’s appetite. According to Rebecca Burghart, chief of interpretation […]

On the shelves — June 26

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault has been donated in appreciation of teachers Barbara St. John and Kara Stageberg. This delightful romp is a story of the lowercase alphabet with attitude. When a, b, and c decide to race […]

Faith: New pastor coming to Kingswood

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Bill Case is set to preach his first service as the new pastor at Clovis’ Kingswood United Methodist Church on Sunday.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis will welcome a new pastor this weekend. After 12 years of ministry in El Paso, Bill Case is set for his first service on Sunday as Kingswood’s newest member. He’s bringing five years’ experience as an associate pastor at Western Hills United Methodist […]

Faith: Iconic picture stirs up childhood memories

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist When I was a child, we were constantly walking by Grandpa Madrid’s La-Z-Boy chair, which rested just a few steps from the front door, as we walked in and out of the house, especially during summer days of playing outside. That chair had the best TV-watching view in the house. […]

Faith: It’s not the square; it’s the quilt

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A number of analogies would probably work. It’s not the chapter; it’s the book. It’s not the note; it’s the song. It’s not the song; it’s the symphony. But I think I like this one best: It’s not the square; it’s the quilt. I’ve officiated at, helped with, or attended, […]

Faith: Let Jesus be the captain of your life’s ship

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist On a family vacation during my growing up years, our family headed across county to Niagara Falls. Our route north led us to experience a ride on a ferry in West Virginia. Because we couldn’t get to the other side of the river, it was necessary for us to take […]

Inspired to live the fit life

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 Jessica Sammons is an online health and fitness coach.

Jessica Sammons was born and raised in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School with the class of 2000. She has been employed with ENMRSH for 16 years and is a CLSS, Community Living Support Staff. She is a member of the Clovis Future Farmers of America (FFA) and is married with three children. Sammons […]

Terry: Pink boots in Bonito don’t care for horse trading

Who doesn’t like a horse trade? I found out last weekend horse tradin’ ain’t necessarily everybody’s cup of cowboy coffee. Let me set the scene for you. On a weekend getaway to the Ruidoso area, my honey had just finished touring the museum at Fort Stanton as terrific thunder and lightning began to crack way […]

Arrays near Socorro ‘magnificent’

Courtesy photo: 
Mike Jimenez
The radio 
telescopes are located west of Socorro.

New Mexico is home to one of the most unique and mysterious wonders of the world. Unfortunately, not many people know about it. About four hours west of Clovis on U.S. 60 is the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA).   Here, a collection of 27 radio telescopes set in a Y-shaped pattern are […]

Senior calendar — June 19

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

Hartsfield: Breezer my hat of choice

There’s nothing better for sun protection and style than a great hat for summer. Now that the sun is blazing, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of covering your head before you step outside. The best way to get portable shade is your hat, so you may as well make a style […]