Hartsfield: Time for new do

What does a girl do when she’s having a bad hair day? Normally, she just pulls it back in a ponytail until she can decide what to do with it. In my most recent experiences, I’ve either wrapped it in a scarf or have worn a big braid or two. But those simple hairdos and […]

Borden: Edible rubber stamping on upcoming show

Information on painting sewing machine and sergers, rubber-stamping cookies and using no bake polymer clay to make fall home décor items will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain) Clare Rowley will show how to use acrylic paint and a template […]

School menus — Dec . 6

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- French toast. Lunch- Chicken nuggets, green beans, sliced tomato, 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, bake French fries, leafy […]

Senior calendar — Dec. 6

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exercise equip; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Craft sale; 8:45 a.m. board […]

It costs little to be kind

When did kindness go out of style? I think about this while nursing a bruised ankle. I had the unfortunate timing to be standing between some Christmas candy and a shopper in dire need of a sugar fix. She got the candy and I’ve got the indentation from her wagon to prove it. This time […]

Best to let God chart your course

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Are you crazy? That was the reaction of our Amarillo kids as my wife and I loaded up to head home on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. “Do you not want these grandchildren you love so much to grow up with two sets of grandparents? Don’t drive home.” Normally, we can […]

amos the churchmouse: freddy faces discouragement

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, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. freddy faces discouragement freddy the flea has been having some problems lately boss his father […]

CCC graduate servant of animals, people

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Thron at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. She has worked as a Librarian for almost four years.

Jessica Thron was born at Cannon Air Force Base. Her father (whom is originally from Maine) retired from the military when Thron was 16 years old. Her mother is from Bovina, who home-schooled Thron and her sister. She gives credit to her mother for her teaching dedication and for being the reason she was successful […]

Terry: Missing a youngster to teach quail hunting

I almost went quail hunting on Thanksgiving day, but instead stuck around the house and helped tend to the big bird in the oven. It was a pretty regular thing when I was growing up to spend Thanksgiving morning on a quail hunt. The bird numbers dropped over the years from changing land use and […]

Borden: Learn to make cuff bracelets

Information on making cuff bracelets, the importance of eating breakfast, and working with edger punches 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 will show us how to make some easy and […]

Hartsfield: Always new trends to try with new child

Third time’s a charm! That’s what I think of my current situation. It’s always exciting to become a new parent no matter how many kids you already have. Each time feels like a new experience and you’re just as anxious to meet your newborn as the times before. Even though I’ve had a lot of […]

School menus — Nov. 29

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Oriental Chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast- Quesadilla. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, […]

Senior calendar — Nov. 29

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exercise equip; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Craft sale; 8 a.m. eggs, […]

Brandon: Choose gratitude this Thanksgiving

I want to challenge my readers to choose gratitude this Thanksgiving. Could it be that self-centeredness causes us not to appreciate the blessings that God gives us each day, the blessings that each of us refuse to recognize? We all begin to think that life is hard when everything does not go our way. I […]

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by flinging himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. black friday woes for amos boss i was checking on the specials at sara spider s underground discount store the other day the […]

Clovis native wouldn’t be anywhere else

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Sparks has been an educator at Clovis Municipal schools for 22 years.

Kristi Sparks was born and raised in Clovis, and will always be a Clovis Wildcat at heart and a lover of the community. In high school, Sparks participated in the choir, pop choir, Honor Society and spirit club and was once voted most spirited. She enjoys serving others but admits to having a hard time […]

Terry: Much to be thankful for after hard times

I must be a slow learner, especially in matters of thankfulness. But God’s still working on teaching me all about it. Since last Thanksgiving, I’ve felt pretty sorry for myself and I’ve been broken more than a few times over that period. Things are a lot brighter now and I’ve actually got a lot for […]

Borden: Avoid telemarketing fraud with tips on show

Information on using chalk paint on furniture and optical illusions in interior design will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) What goes around comes around. Remember that saying? People are still antiquing furniture but the products are just different. Connie […]

Hartsfield: Pregnant and stylish is possible

It has been six years since the last time I had to buy maternity clothing. “Where are the maternity shops in Clovis,” I asked one friend, who looked at me as if I had two heads. “I don’t know if there are any,” she said. I haven’t seen a maternity section in any of the […]

School menus — Nov. 22

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Fruit pocket. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch- Goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: No school Thursday: Thanksgiving Friday: No school *All breakfast meals are served with 100% fruit juice, […]