Senior Happening — Sept. 7

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. ; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 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.; […]

School Menus — Sept. 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 & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on a […]

On the Shelves: Sept. 7

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library       The Bank on Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future by Pamela Yellen provides rock-solid wealth-building strategies to grow your money safely and predictably every year, even when the markets are crashing. Natchez Burning by […]

Terry: Blood? No biggie

The sight of blood has never slowed me down, whether it was mine or someone else’s. One of the best examples of this occurred back in the old days of newspaper layout when we worked with sharp items like X-Acto knives. One day I ran one of those little knives to the hilt in the […]

Nieka Style: Music world flush with style

The weekend’s Clovis Music Festival had at least one show with some fierce fashionable performers. This was at the “Kids Rock” Rock & Roll Assembly at Mesa Elementary on Friday. As I stood along the sidelines I wasn’t sure what to expect. This was my first time seeing these performers. But I have to say […]

Creative Living: Crafting pomander featured

Information on making a kissing ball, or pomander, using fabric scraps to make personalized cards, and decorating for each season will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Casey Schwartz will demonstrate how to make a kissing ball, or pomander, which are fun spheres of flowers to hang, carry […]

Davis: Big Three pay homage to New Mexico culture

The State Fair begins very soon. We haven’t gone for several years, and may or may not be able to manage that event, in the context of time and finances. However, this year, for the first time in a while, I have had the time and opportunity to take some carvings up for display and […]

My life a testament to my dad

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist So what do you get the guy who has everything? More important, what do you get for a guy who’s given you everything? My dad, Tom Dobson, turned 77 on Sunday. That’s a big number. Especially big when, back in 1994, my family was hanging out in the Intensive Care […]

Summer, where did you go?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Labor Day is upon us and another summer is fading. I’m not too sure how the season got away from me. Seems only yesterday that thoughts of a relaxing summer were going through my head. Instead it’s almost over and all I can think of is a relaxing holiday weekend […]

Fall perfect time to ‘nail it’

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Now that the season is changing so are our clothes. Some of us are changing our hair, cycling in warmer clothing and shoes. The topic for this week is your manicure and how you’re wearing it this season. Let’s talk about color choices first. I’ve noticed that the town majority […]

Precision in language matters

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Recently, viewing “The Giver” with our granddaughter, on whose summer reading list the novel which gave birth to the movie had been listed, I was given insight into, or renewed insight into, certain small truths of life. Since reading the book was a prerequisite for Mikayla viewing the film, she […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Labor Day-Center Closed 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 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sew days, 10 a.m.; . Crafts, 1 p.m. Thursday: Line dance trip, Exercise equipment, […]

New show covers animal care

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on teaching children about caring for animals, making a regal rainbow ruffle cake, and using a curved tool to make a table runner will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue in […]

On the shelves — Aug. 31

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains by Jenny Bowen relates the inspiring story of triumph in the face of struggle as two empty nesters overcame enormous challenges to become the only Westerners working with the Chinese government to transform […]

School menus — Aug. 31

Clovis elementary Monday: Labor Day, No School Tuesday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes with ranch dressing, culled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast, Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch, Bean & cheese burro, salsa, Spans rice, ;lettuce & tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Corn dog, baked […]

Your call is very important to us

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “The Nine Circles of Customer Service Hell.” That’s an article by Jay Steinfield, CEO of, who, with apologies to Dante and his original “nine circles of . . .” asked the question for phone-holding customers everywhere: “Your customers are the cornerstone of your success. So why offend them?” I […]

Sharing his passion

Rod Savage said he has been to more livestock fairs than he can count. Savage showed his first pig when he was 9 years old in the De Baca County Fair, and ever since he has been a part of fairs in one form or another. Showing livestock until he graduated from Melrose High School, […]

Love is a greasy pile of fried okra

By Karl Terry Local columnist I love the vegetables of summer. I came about the love naturally, back when we deep-fried many of the veggies from the garden. Taters, onions, squash, sometimes tomatoes, but most of all okra were all subjected to hot oil and sometimes a pretty heavy breading. Maybe it wasn’t the healthiest […]

On the shelves — Aug. 24

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image by Joshua Zeitz revolves around two presidential secretaries who served as Lincoln’s closest confidants and who enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone else outside the president’s immediate […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 24

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