Lazarus was dead, but hope had final word

Lazarus was dead. Of that sad fact everyone was now absolutely sure. He had been barely breathing when Mary and Martha, his sisters, had sent the urgent message to Jesus to beg the Lord to return to help the desperate friends. They needed Jesus badly, and quickly. Yesterday, if possible, and it wasn’t possible. Even […]

White space is not your enemy

I just ordered a book recommended to me by a friend helping me with some ideas for the cover of my new Christmas record. (A CD is still a “record,” as in “recording.” And, no, it is not difficult at all to sing “Let It Snow” with deep feeling on a 100-degree day.) The title […]

Our People: Roll player

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Constance Williams, 31, a wife, mother and a business owner, does not shy away from having fun. What does Williams find fun? Being part of the Clovis Roller Derby’s Dirty Curry Prairie Dollz. Williams grew up in Pampa, Texas, and now lives in Clovis with her husband, Jamaal, who is a Clovis native, and son. […]

Tire change easier said than done

Vacations are supposed to be a time of rest, reflection and relaxation. More often when I’m involved they’re a time of dejection, drama and depression. Such was the case this past week when we took a trip to Red River in the northern mountains of New Mexico. My first clue should have been the weather […]

Birthdays — July 21

Gonzales Max S. Gonzales of Melrose celebrated his 90th birthday July 13, 2013, at Melrose Park. The celebration was hosted by his children. Gonzales was born July 13, 1923, in Fort Sumner. He has 11 children, 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. The celebration was open to friends and family.

Reunions — July 21

Greathouse The 57th Greathouse Reunion was held July 13 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. The group looked at scrapbooks, shared stories and enjoyed visitation during a delicious potluck dinner. President Regina Harris called the business meeting to order. Sheryl Abdill read correspondence from Kathy McAlavy in Florida, Lovell Greathouse in Georgia, Roma Greathouse in […]

Weddings — July 21

Lovvorn-Newman Kim Lovvorn of Hereford, Texas, and Ben Newman of Clovis were joined in marriage July 12, 2013 at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The Rev. David Gardiner performed the beachfront wedding. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Lovvorn of Hereford, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene […]

Engagements — July 21

Hay-Mefford Donald and Daris Hay of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tonya Hay, of Portales, to Paul Mefford, of Santa Rosa, son of Tircia Garcia of Santa Rosa. The couple will exchange vows 2 p.m. July 27, 2013, at Portales Church of God. The reception will be at the church […]

On the shelves — July 21

The following books are available:   Clovis-Carver Public Library Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier and The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman were given by the Scott Hulder family in memory of Claude Earl Brown. Open This Little Book celebrates the power of books in a fun story that will entertain the youngest reader […]

Senior calendar — July 21

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

Old house hides memories

Under the circumstances, it seems appropriate that the piped in music consists of songs like – Glenn Miller’s “American Patrol.” or Vaughn Monroe’s “When the Lights Go On Again, All Over The World.” That is, after all, the music that most of them danced to, as young adults. Like my father, a huge number of […]

Creative Living — July 21

Information on creating oriental designs using fondant and how to use essential oils for various skin types will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to show how to create oriental designs for cakes using fondant, a […]

What To Do When You’re “World-weary”

World-weary. I need a word, and perhaps the hyphen-spliced alliterative combination-word above is not too far wide of the mark. Webster’s online says the word has to do with “feeling or showing fatigue from or boredom with the life of the world and especially material pleasures.” I’m not sure that last half suits my need, […]

Our people — Receptionist makes first impression

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Vicki Reyes, 33, is one of the voices you hear when you have a question pertaining city business and one of the first people you will meet when you go to City Hall. Reyes is the administration secretary at the City Manager’s Office and has been working at City Hall for almost 10 years. Reyes […]

Strokes, brain injuries require patience

Stroke and brain injury is probably about to hit the headlines in a big way with the news that singer Randy Travis has suffered a stroke at age 54. Having a spouse who has battled back heroically from both a stroke and traumatic brain injury I know Travis and his family are likely in for […]

Creative Living — July 14

Information on making a fabric collage to create a village on a quilt, making boutonnieres, and using three-dimensional dolls in scrapbooks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Karen Eckmeier is an author and quilter, and her business is The […]

Accidents happen; inaction shouldn’t

There are several lessons to be learned from this column, I hope. The first of these is that, if you or someone whom you know rides a bicycle, encourage them to wear a helmet. I have brought up that theme before. Every one of the several times when wearing a helmet has saved this columnist’s […]

Engagements — July 14

Wilkins-Babb Nancy and Ken Wilkins of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lyndsey Wilkins of Lubbock and Eric Babb of Lubbock, son of Naomi and Howard Babb of Lubbock. The couple will exchange vows 7 p.m., Aug. 2, 2013, at Piazza in the Village Chapel in Colleyville, Texas. The reception will […]

Senior happenings — July 14

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

On the shelves — July 14

The following books are now available:   Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do and How to Get Them to Do What You Want” by Mieshelle Nagelschneider comes to the rescue of perplexed cat owners with practical and effective strategies for solving feline behavior problems including scratching, spraying, litter box […]