Blindness may just be disabling attitude

“Do you want to be healed?” Jesus’ question in John 9 to a “man born blind” seems strange at first. The answer was, “Yes!” And it would, of course, be the sincere answer of many, then and now, should the Lord ask and the opportunity truly be offered. But answering it might require much more […]

Director set sights on musical life

Baldock directs the Clovis Community Band on March 21.

He has lived in Clovis for most of his life. Steve Baldock graduated from Clovis High in 1970. Although he was offered scholarships from Yale and other universities, he chose to attend ENMU to major in music education as it was one of the top 10 schools in the nation. His entire adult life has […]

Terry: Roadside cleanup looks good, feels good

I found out last week my inner flower child is still around, just with an arthritic back these days. I participated in the local Great American Cleanup by helping my Rotary Club clean up its mile of U.S. 70 in the Adopt-a-Highway program. I brought donuts and we had a great time except it snowed […]

Borden: Zippers made easy on coming show

Information on quilting, making canapés and decorating with candles will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Marci Baker is a quilter and author, and she’s going to show how to use a notion called Sewing Edge to make sure the […]

Senior calendar — April 10

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. bus. meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 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: […]

School menus — April 10

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, chilled pears. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick . Lunch — Homemade cheese […]

Community calendar — April 10

Portales Clubs/organizations • 9 to 5 Club meeting — Third Tuesday of each month. Information: Tersa Bonifant 575-791-7034 • AARP — 2 p.m. Wednesdays in the boardroom at Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way, every third Wednesday. Executive Board meets at 1 p.m. Mercedes Agogino, 575-356-8709. • Bethel Club meeting — 2 p.m., second Tuesday […]

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 […]