On the shelves — Feb. 8

Clovis-Carver Public Library The Best of National Geographic Channel Volume 5 was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Norma Gray. This eight-disc DVD collection explores the tombs of ancient Egypt, unearths dinosaur bones, plumbs the depths of the oceans, investigates the Da Vinci code, revisits the battle for Midway, and guides a […]

Club notes — Feb. 8

Floyd FFA The Floyd FFA Chapter would like to show our gratitude for the support and blessings given to us from our devoted community, which aided us in the success of our fruit and meat sale. We would like to share with you this years officers: senior Brandon Nunn, president; senior Tanessa Watson, vice president; […]

Help needed

Teresa Leslie of Clovis is undergoing her 25th surgery Feb. 9 from previous complications. Her hospital stay is estimated at a week or more and a fund has been established at Cannon Federal Credit Union. Donations can be made to Account 947245 — 25th Stomach Surgery Fund. For more information: contact Amanda Leslie at 575-443-3950

Shelburne: Bible or not, nothing beats a good read

“Outside of a dog,” wrote Groucho Marx, “a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho is also the one who said, “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” When you think about […]

Brandon: Weaver’s contentment lesson for all

About seven years ago, we lost our beloved dachshund named Weaver and I still think of him often today. He had been a part of our family since he was 6 weeks old. Some might have characterized Weaver as docile and easy going. He seemed that way because his days were spent sleeping and looking […]

Amos the churchmouse — amos meets dewey duck part one

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 meets dewey duck part one   boss i ran into dewey duck the other day you remember dewey he wanted to be a […]

Dobson: Little gestures sometimes most romantic

Patti Dobson

Valentine’s Day is approaching. No mystery, since the big box stores began displaying hearts and flowers merchandise the day before Christmas. People seem to have a love/hate relationship with this holiday. Me? Sixes, as my husband’s mom used to say. Don’t get me wrong; I love a good party. I’ve been known to create an […]

There’s room for beliefs between folklore, superstition

By Clyde Davis Local columnist I grew up there — well, not very far from there. I was never really sure where Punxsutawney was, as a small child, any more than I was sure how to spell it. To the myopic mind of a young boy, it seemed to be very far away, this in […]

Helping the mission

Courtesy photo
Recent picture of Janet enjoying time at her son's home in Las Cruces.

Janet Day was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She married Brian Day on June 27, 1970 in Alexandria, Virginia. Her husband was stationed at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California when they married. The couple moved to their first Germany assignment at Bitburg Air Base where their daughter Jennifer was born in 1972. Then […]

Fried chicken a dinner staple in our house

Club notes — Feb. 1

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club held their annual Christmas Party at the home of President Jacque Wuest on Dec. 17. A great brunch was served to nine members followed by gift exchanges and a short business meeting at which it was announced that our club had donated over 150 cans of food and fruit […]

On the shelves — Feb. 1

Clovis-Carver Public Library The following two books were given by Connie Harrison in memory of Janet Parker: A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes by Jessica Fellowes explores the seasonal events of the great British estate depicted by the iconic PBS series and invites us to learn more about […]

Slimming tips on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on texturizing fabric, dressing for a slimmer look, and making fringe flowers by machine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday noon. Barbara Crawford is a crafter and designer, and she’s going to demonstrate some techniques that result in texturizing […]

School menus — Feb. 1

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Chicken & pasta, steamed broccoli & 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 – Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch – Bean and cheese burrito & salsa, […]

Shelburne: God always on the other line

I wonder when we turned the corner? Telephonically speaking, I mean. Once upon a time having a cell phone was a very cool thing, a “status symbol” even. (Hey, I remember when having a telephone with push buttons and not a rotary dial was cool.) The first cell phone I ever spied looked like spy […]

Brandon: Dogs and fleas works spiritually, as well

I have written about it before, but each time I am driving down Commerce Way, my thoughts turn to my very old Marshall Junior High School days. Now it is called Marshall Middle School but when I was there, it was full of seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders. Also I have noticed that some of the […]

Amos the churchmouse — Jan. 30

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.  little mouse from nowhere boss there s a strange little creature roaming around the church pew underworld nowadays he came to […]

Feel-good kind of life

D'Nieka Hartsfield: Staff photo
Misty Bertrand, center, with staff members Lawrence Vigil, left, and Jason Parnell, right, in front of the Clovis Civic Center.

Misty Bertrand is general manager of the Clovis Civic Center. She was born in Portales and raised in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1998 and earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and speech communication, as well as a master’s degree in English from Eastern New Mexico University. Bertrand married her husband Tim in […]

Patriots’ Deflate-gate no surprise

By Karl Terry Local columnist Every Super Bowl needs a drama line. Why not Deflate- gate this year? Unless you’ve been living beneath the turf in the old New York Giants Stadium with Jimmy Hoffa, you’ve no doubt heard that the New England Patriots have been accused of cheating during the AFC Championship game against […]

On the shelves — Jan. 24

The following titles are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Hunting the President: Threats, Plots, and Assassination Attempts From FDR to Obama by Mel Ayton reveals that would-be presidential assassins are anything but a rarity, documenting numerous occasions on which the Secret Service foiled plots against the life of the world’s best-protected man who […]