On the shelves — Mar. 1

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson presents a lawyer’s view of the extent to which brutality, unfairness, and racial bias continue to infect criminal law in the U.S., and at the same time, recounts instances of human compassion, understanding, mercy, […]

Senior calendar — Mar. 1

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 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.; Musical, 6 […]

Songs, suits and successes

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Homer Tankersley pictured with his wife, Doris. The two have been a musical duo since the day they met.

Homer Tankersley may be one of Clovis’s best-known treasures. He’s worked with Norman Petty, sang in gospel groups all around the world and has settled down with his 54 year-old business on Main Street in Downtown Clovis. Tankersley, a Dallas native, opens up about his music and fashion careers, and gives away the secret to […]

Raising children like flying kites

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Years ago I discovered a poem by an unknown author called “Children are like Kites.” My children were young at the time and I cried looking ahead because I knew it was true. Our role as parents would be to get them off the ground, run breathlessly alongside to get […]

Lord shows he cares about the little people

By Curtis Shelburne Local columnist Does Jesus ever do anything just as we’d expect? If God became human and entered our world to save us — something we would certainly never expect . . . If we realized (and we surely didn’t see this one coming, did we?) that God had actually entered the world […]

Living to the fullest

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]Tech. Sgt. Kitsana Dounglomchan enjoys driving all around the area with his wife, Cassandra.

Kitsana Dounglomchan, a technical sergeant at Cannon Air Force Base, is a traveler and a self-described serial hobbyist. He has traveled the world and experienced many things from skydiving with his wife to sneaking their Yorkie into a Lubbock theater. Dounglomchan is moving to India this year to work at the American embassy. He may […]

Aging not what I hoped it would be

By Karl Terry Local columnist Sometimes that first step after getting out of the bed in the morning is the hardest one. I never thought of myself as a weenie but aging is not what I had hoped it would be. I thought I would probably still be playing handball or at least racquetball into […]

Senior calendar — Feb. 22

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.; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; 5:30 p.m., Potluck; 6 p.m., Social night. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Beginning of Lent time for spiritual self-assessment

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The Christian community, to one extent or another, celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, the 40 days preceding Easter, on the Wednesday just past. Somewhat earlier than other years, which increases the chance of an Easter snow, we entered into a period of designated reflection on what our […]

On the shelves — Feb. 22

These titles are available for chekout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library A History of War in 100 Battles by Richard Overy plumbs over 3,000 years of history from the Fall of Troy to the Fall of Baghdad to locate 100 defining battles in which, not just individual lives, but the collective fate of nations have hung […]

Using base, essential oils on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on feeding your children right and using essential and base oils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Elizabeth Somer, a registered dietitian and author, knows that feeding your children right may seem to be one of life’s […]

School menus — Feb. 22

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken strips with […]

Ag Expo about getting back to roots

By Karl Terry Local columnist By the time I made it to the keyboard to write this column Thursday, I had acquired a smoky pork chop aroma that had my dogs loving me up. That was the night a few of my best friends and I, all Portales Rotarians, cut and wrapped the pork chops […]

Better eyesight through nutrition on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on how a nutritious diet can lead to better eyesight and preparing batter wrapped chili rellenos will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Dr. Edward Kondrot is the world’s leading ophthalmologist and a board-certified homeopathic physician, and he […]

Club notes — Feb. 15

Educational Retirees Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met Feb. 3 at K-Bob’s, where our members were informed about the Ombudsman Long-Term Care Program from the southeast regional coordinator, Tina Sanchez. Sanchez spoke of the much-needed volunteer opportunities here in Clovis. Currently, Clovis only has two trained volunteers for the Ombudsman program who advocate for […]

Love doesn’t count the cost

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The date — nearly 20 years ago — 1998. In some ways it sounds nearly paradoxical to state that; time flies when you are having fun. Valentine’s Day was, in that year, on a Saturday as well. If you are a cynic, stop reading at this point. You will not […]

School menus — Feb. 15

Clovis elementary Monday: No School- President’s Day 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 – Mac & Cheese, green beans, veggie slices and ranch, assorted fresh fruit, whole wheat roll. Thursday: Breakfast […]

In him, we can keep out the dark

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist It was 1945, a big and tough year in a line of extremely difficult years for a globe that had been squeezed in the clutches of world war. Death and destruction had been the order of the day for way too many days. Whether it’s on a school playground or […]

Biblical archaeology about meeting Jesus on his turf

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Have you ever imagined being part of an archaeological dig in Israel? My first excavation was at Bethsaida with Romi Arav of the University of Nebraska. I was working on my master’s degree in biblical archaeology and I was traveling to archaeological sites in Israel and Jordan with Steven Collins […]

Born and bred local

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Marli Raney is an agent for New York Life. She marks her fifth year as an agent in April.

Marli Raney was born and raised in Clovis. She is a fifth-generation resident of Clovis. Raney attended James Bickley and Ranchvale Elementary and Gattis Middle School growing up. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1995. Raney also attended Clovis Community College and received a degree in accounting from Eastern New Mexico University. She was […]