Shelburne: ‘I am not my own’ a heavenly principle

In telling the story of his own conversion to Christianity, C. S. Lewis recalls George MacDonald’s striking words: “The one principle of hell is — ‘I am my own.’” But what if I’m not? In our society, our culture, our world, our country, our very souls, we’re obsessed with the idea that we can almost […]

Work, family keep former Artesian busy

Jonathan Wilson is a degree program manager with Ashford University and community-minded father of four. He has lived in Clovis since 2008.

Jonathan Wilson was born and raised in Artesia. He moved from Dallas to Clovis in 2008. He’s in charge of curriculum development, data analysis, and management for the Bachelor of Arts in English degree program at Ashford University. He holds a doctorate of philosophy in English studies from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) […]

Terry: I understand why fences make good neighbors

In “The Wall,” Robert Frost wrote about good fences making good neighbors. I’ve heard those words all my life. My dad and his dad before him lived by them. I can’t help but wonder, however, if Mr. Frost maybe had a neighbor with a pack of dogs like my wife and I’ve acquired. That fence […]

Hartsfield: Spring best time to play with color

The first day of spring was March 20, but you wouldn’t have been able to guess by the weather. But now we’re settling into April and it’s finally starting to feel like it’s time to get into those spring fashions. One major focus for fashion this season is color. Spring time is the time fashion […]

Borden: T-shirt quilts on coming show

Information on hand knitting couture fashions and using stabilizers in craft projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Dean Cheek is a designer who will show how to do hand knitting using a machine as he talks about making […]

On the shelves — April 3

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Romeo’s Rules by James Scott Bell grips with the story of Mike Romeo, an ex-cage fighter, now running from a dark guilt that dogs him. All his hopes to be left alone to rest and heal come to an end when a church blows […]

Club notes — April 3

Peanut Valley Toastmasters Club member Michael Wilcox received Best Speaker for his prepared speech arguing how the elimination of padding in the NFL could reduce game-related injuries. Club meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome. Beta Phi Eight members, two guests, Beverly Miller (hostess), Collene Baldwin, Sandy Heath, Christine Hottman, Laura Loflin, Patsy […]

School menus — April 3

House Monday: Breakfast — Cinnamon toast, sausage patty, pears, variety of cereal and milk. Lunch — Lasagna with ground beef, green beans, pears, French bread, variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Biscuits, sausage patty, country gravy, variety of cereal and milk. Lunch — Steak fingers, mashed potatoes, country gravy, peaches, variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast […]

Senior calendar — April 3

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; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

Dobson: Wishing your garden new life, memories

This past week, I saw my first robin. What else — besides the face-blasting winds — marks the arrival of spring? Like other garden-philes, I began my mental planting shortly after the new year. I had visions of a faerie garden tucked into a corner of the yard, a new mosaic bird bath, and a […]

Rodriguez: Remembering Mother Angelica

“Holiness is not for wimps and the cross is not negotiable, sweetheart. It’s a requirement.” How is that for feisty faith? For spirituality with spunk? These are the words of Mother Angelica, as she was known by millions of people across the globe, the trademark personality of EWTN, the largest religious media organization on the […]

Terry: Have to skip nap during next procedure

After putting it off for nearly seven years, I recently took the medical screening that doctors recommend after 50 — the colonoscopy. Just the word or the thought of it strikes terror in the minds of grown men everywhere. Honestly though, I didn’t put it off for those reasons, I delayed it when I found […]

Borden: Learn how to update paneling

Information on living a life of vitality, passion and confidence, cooking with salmon and using an embroidery machine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Author and fitness guru, Kate McKay is going to talk about how living sexy is […]

Hartsfield: Tips to recover fashion pep

Balancing the demands of work, cleaning, parenting and homework can be tough at times. Not every week is the same, especially when you have those extra tasks added to your list, like trying to plan for a holiday. Happy Easter, by the way. Sometimes the last thing we need is another “to do” added to […]

Senior calendar — March 27

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; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical; movie date Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits […]

School menus — March 27

House Monday: Breakfast- Toast and egg muffin cups, pineapple chunks, variety of juice, variety of milk. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, French bread, green beans, peaches, variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast- Breakfast burrito, hashbrowns, pineapple chunks, variety of juice, pears, and variety of milk. Lunch-Taco, rice bowl, pinto beans, fruit cocktail, and variety of milk. […]

Rodriguez: No Good Friday, no Easter

I was telling two of my students recently that we have Good Friday off from school. One of them asked, “What is Good Friday?’ I shook my head in disbelief. I know she attends church regularly. “What do you think Good Friday is?” I redirected the question to them. After thinking a moment, one asks, […]

Shelburne: New life brings present hope

Three words say a lot. “We had hoped …” And they point to three more. “But not now.” Cleopas and his companion were walking on the road to Emmaus, a little village seven miles from Jerusalem, when they were joined by another traveler. “What are you talking about?” he’d asked. With heads still spinning, filled […]

Retiree, family go the distance

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Keith Ingram says being on two wheels is part of his perfect day. Ingram poses with his motorcycle.

Keith Ingram is a former professional broadcaster with radio and TV work in Clovis, Lubbock, Amarillo and Abilene, Texas. He was in the family petroleum business for approximately 30 years. They were Phillips 66/Diamond Shamrock Oil and Gas Marketers. In 1986, he was elected to the Clovis Board of Education and, while on that board, […]

Terry: Superheroes truly never die

It’s truly amazing what God can do with things that humans often look on as broken. Take my good friend Daniel, for instance. He was born in a body many would consider broken and not worth much. He never accepted that, though, and didn’t let his developmental disabilities determine where he would go in life […]