Senior calendar — Dec. 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Christmas party and Santa Claus; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

Holiday happenings in full gear

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Holiday happenings are in full swing in Clovis. Some of these, at least, are among the events that my family looks forward to on a yearly basis. Many of the happenings are free or at minimal cost. An evening in our household is always spent drinking hot chocolate while listening […]

School menus — Dec. 14

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. 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 -Homemade meat & bean burrito, […]

On the shelves — Dec. 14

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library A More Abundant Life: New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico by Jacqueline Hoefer was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Walter Ingle. This engrossing volume offers a photographic record of art works that were sponsored by the various […]

Club notes — Dec. 14

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Dec. 10 with President June Ferguson presiding. Julie Nickles gave the invocation and Wanda Pettus led the pledges and Collect. There were 12 members and three guests present. Jan Smartnick introduced James Golden, director of the PHS Choir, who sang a number of Christmas songs, and invited […]

Worship of Lord not bound by language

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist It was early May in 1999, the first time I saw Bethlehem. Our guide looked exactly like the apostle Peter, or so I imagined. I was traveling with a small group of about 15 people from Clovis, including my precious brother and his wife. It was glorious springtime when our […]

Even at Christmas, circle of life often a whirlwind

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist By the time youread this, the Christmas “mini-pageant” our church kids are presenting this year will be history. But although this church is definitely a non-prophet organization, I can already tell you, as I’m writing two days before the event, it was cute and sweet, beautiful and full of meaning. […]

Counselor in training

D'Nieka Hartsfield: Staff photo
Rozalyn Cox hangs a stop the violence poster on her office door at the Ninth Judicial District Court in the Curry County Courthouse.

Rozalyn Cox was born in Ogden, Utah, where her fathered separated from the military. Her journey began when the family moved to Los Angeles, California when she was 6. After her parents divorced, the family moved back to Clovis where her mother is from and she has been in here since. Cox loves sports and […]

Cold brings memories of the hunt

By Karl Terry Local columnist This time of year, especially on a cold foggy morning, my thoughts drift back to a duck blind on a playa lake. I didn’t grow up hunting ducks. We mostly hunted quail around Portales, but I learned how to duck hunt quickly in my early 20s. I had moved to […]

Inkstamping on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on cooking with red quinoa, using stamps and inks, and working with candy melts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Carol Fenster is an author and nutritionist, and she will explain what red quinoa is and why […]

Ugly holiday sweater parties still trending

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style ‘Tis the season to be jolly. I can’t believe it’s Christmas party time already. My employee Christmas party is only a week away and I haven’t thought about what to wear until today. I suggested to our editor that he should wear an ugly Christmas sweater to this year’s party. […]

Scene was great for this time of year

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The place was amazing, that is all I can say about it. A good many of my readers have probably been to the Galleria in North Dallas; we had the chance to go there on Black Friday. The advantage of going on that particular shopping day was that no likely […]

On the shelves — Dec. 7

Clovis-Carver Public Library Design Bloggers at Home: Fresh Interiors Inspiration from Leading Online Trend-Setters by Ellie Tennant explores beautiful homes and clever styling ideas from creators of leading online blogs, offering a visual feast of inspiring, yet achievable, interiors with plenty of ideas to use in your own home. Those Who Wish Me Dead by […]

Senior happenings — Dec. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Business meeting, 5 p.m. Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Pink ladies lunch; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 […]

Club notes — Dec. 7

Beta Phi Five members and one guest attended the District 1 Beta Phi meeting Nov. 8 at Baxter Senior Center. There was 18 in attendance. The center provided “wonderful food” for breakfast and lunch, wrote Beverly Miller. Six members and one guest attended the Beta Phi meeting held Nov. 4 at Taqueria Jalisco. The “girls […]

School menus — Dec. 7

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast burrito. Lunch – Hamburger on […]

Don’t have to look far for angels

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist I have a new favorite quote: “I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives,” credited to singer Tracy Chapman. I believe in angels, and believe they walk among us. I believe in the wonder of ordinary people doing ordinary (and at times extraordinary) things […]

Creative Living: Fabric tips coming on new show

Information on jewelry, creating a puckered effect on fabric and working with stencils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Did you know that amber is a soothing, calming and cleansing stone? Kristina Rachel is a jewelry designer, and she’s going to talk about […]

Our People: Animal magnetism

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Cindy Arnold, right, with her husband Herschel Arnold and their tortoise Zuri at their store, Pet Logic on Main Street in Clovis. Arnold says they have had Zuri for five years now and she will grow to 10 times her current size.

Cindy Arnold was born and raised in Clovis. She’s the step-daughter of a military serviceman, which gave her the opportunity to live abroad in places like Japan and Alaska. Arnold graduated from Clovis High School and studied at Clovis Community College. Arnold has held positions as a detention officer and three years as a zookeeper. […]

On the Shelves — Nov. 30

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Bike Repair and Maintenance by Christopher Wiggins teaches you how to keep your bike road-ready and in prime condition, recommends the tools and equipment needed for repairs, offers illustrated instructions for routine maintenance, illustrates simple solutions for emergency fixes, and adds a fun guide to […]