New lady is a trendsetter

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style With her midi- length dresses, blouses that button up to the collar and cardigans, this cold season is sure to be pleasing to the lady’s layered look. Contributing to last week’s column where I listed the top items that are sure to never go out of style, one other item […]

I noted some things from the Coke County Pastor’s Conference

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist As I write this column, I’m attending the Biannual Coke County Pastors’ Conference. “Biannual” is not one of my mother tongue’s brightest children. Wishy-washy, and depending on which authorities you consult, it can mean either “occurring twice a year” or “occurring every two years.” “Semi-annual” and “biennial” already handle “every […]

Piecing together a new life

Elizabeth Lawrence, born in San Diego, California, told herself when she retired she would start quilting. So about 10 years ago, when Lawrence and her husband moved to Portales, she went to the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce to find a quilting club. At the time there was no group, but the chamber gave her a […]

Childhood chock full of memories of goobers

By Karl Terry Local columnist Growing up in Goober Gulch you learn things can get a little nutty, especially in the month of October when the legumes ripen. Not only did I grow up in Goober Gulch, the story goes my mother actually found me under a peanut vine. That’s a pretty incredible story since […]

Pampering abusers not way to end cycle

By Clyde Davis Local columnist When the mediocre musical artist Chris Brown made his much publicized attack on Rhyanna a couple of years ago, there was a brief public outcry and response, my favorite piece of which involved a professional hockey player who rented television time to invite Brown to come and abuse him, at […]

Timeless fashion pieces essential

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style What to keep and what not to keep? That is the question. Many of us have timeless pieces in our closets and don’t even klnow it. Having a collection of items that won’t ever go out of style is an essential part of fashion. Adopting new trends is nice but […]

School menus — Oct. 12

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Meat & bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast — Smucker’s waffles. Lunch […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 12

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Today: Gospel Singing, 2 p.m. Monday: Columbus Day; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; No line dance. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 […]

Spiritual master on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on using a Giclee process to reproduce images on canvas, ways to create abundance in your life, and lactose intolerance will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Sandy Grossman-Morris is the owner and designer of Sandy Grossman-Morris Design, and she’s going […]

On the shelves — Oct. 12

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Hogan That Great-Grandfather Built by Nancy Flood was written by a teacher on the Navajo Reservation who explores the traditional dwelling that the Navajo people built of earth, water, and wood that still dot the high deserts of the American Southwest. Cowboy Up! Ride the […]

I am blessed to have seen the Lord

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Memories, memories. I just can’t stop thinking about my journey to Turkey and Israel in September 2013, during the Fall Feasts of the Lord. I was called by Rosemary Schindler to be part of a group of 40 people from seven nations around the world. We arrived in Istanbul and […]

What doesn’t heal becomes new normal

By Patty Dobson Religion columnist October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the past 15 years, I’ve worn pink on Oct. 1 in honor of my mother. Catherine Eileen “Kitty” Dobson died of breast cancer on July 19, 1999. That day is etched forever in my mind. I had moved into my new house the […]

Roosevelts a family of courage

By Karl Terry Local columnist My wife and I recently watched a seven-part documentary entitled “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” that I think sheds a lot of light on the politics of the New Mexico county of the same name, in which I live. Anyone familiar with the history of Roosevelt County might rightly pronounce […]

Smooth transition

In addition to a new academic experience and living on your own for the first time in your life, going to college gives you the opportunity to meet people from different places and backgrounds. Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds defender Ryan Sinclair, 20, is one of those people. He was born and raised in Glasgow, […]

Cooking with kale featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on decorating small living spaces, cooking with kale, and working with clayboard will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, September 30th at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, October 2nd at 12:00 noon. (All times are Mountain.) Kimball Starr is an interior designer, and she is going […]

Club notes — Sept. 28

Portales Altrusa Altrusa met Monday, September 22 in the Zia Room at the Central Annex. Sue Bracksieck called the meeting to order at 12:10. Opening ceremonies were conducted. Minutes were approved. There were 21 members and 3 guest. Guests were Mandi Barnes, Debbie Lambrith and Becky Merrill. Lori Bohm drew for the Queen of Hearts. Donna […]

School menus — Sept. 28

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Choice of chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruity Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast -Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch – Bean & cheese, burrito & salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce […]

The world needs a spirit week

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The world needs a spirit week. Seriously, the world needs a spirit week where we all get dressed up according to various themes and move away from the idea of taking ourselves too seriously. We could start with the denizens of the mideast, who have been fighting with each other […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 28

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m. ; Social night, 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

Shoe choice depends on where you are

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Staff columnist Routine sometimes just gets boring. Sometimes you just need to change up your day to day tasks. For me, well, I tend to refresh the dress once in a while. You know, change up my look here and there. So a couple of days ago I decided to break one […]