Fashion can be painful if you let it

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Like some would say, pain and beauty go synonymous with one another, but I’d like to add to that and say so does fashion. I guess this would depend on how far you are willing to go for either. My definition of beauty as pain would be something along the […]

Club notes — Jan. 25

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 classes resumed Tuesday with 14 people attending. Connie Moyers, Roosevelt County extension agent, used chemistry vials representing how much fat, salt, sugar and fiber existed in one serving of different common foods helping students understand what foods are healthier and what happens when we overeat. She invited students to […]

School menus — Jan. 25

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruity Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Soft taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn, […]

Close call brings answer to prayer

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Is true love only for the young? No. It lasts a lifetime. Several years ago, I was staying with my parents in a hotel. I was awakened by the moans of my father who lived in chronic pain. As my heart was crying out to God to give him relief, […]

Area students salute MLK

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Taylor Henderson, a first-grader at Clovis Christian School, is the elementary school poster winner.

Essay winners First place high school MLK essay: Michael Furrow Clovis Christian School 11th grade According to Wikipedia, the dictionary definition of courage “is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation. It can be divided into “physical courage” — in face of physical pain, hardship and threat of death — and “moral […]

Squabbling companies disrupt my tranquility

By Karl Terry Local columnist Soon after I surrendered the remote, the peace of mindless sitcoms was shattered by the cocky smugness of Sean Hannity. My vacation from Fox Network was over. Apparently the two feuding megla-maniac media entities Dish Network and Fox News have made up after three weeks. I realize that in most […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 18

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: MLK Day, Center closed; 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 p.m. Wednesday: Sew days, 10 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; crafts, 1 p.m.; […]

Fig industry featured topic on show

By Sheryl Borden Local columnist Information on the fig industry and preparing homestyle menus will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Karla Stockli is the CEO for the California Fig Advisory Board, and she’s going to discuss the historic significance of the fig, talk about the fig industry […]

Dreary weather great for layered styles

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style The sun is back out, the cars are getting washed and your shoe game is back up. You can never have too many shoes nor can you talk about them too much. I noticed a co-worker wearing flats the other day and I mentioned that I could see her ankles. […]

Club notes — Jan. 18

Educational Retirees The Curry County Association of Educational Retirees (CCAER) met Jan. 6 at K-Bob’s, where our members had our educational concerns addressed by two of our legislators, Sen. Pat Woods and Rep. Randy Crowder. Following this presentation, 2015 President-Elect Lou Ann Smith was nominated by acclimation and installed. Pam Wallace, membership chairperson, reported we […]

We can choose faith or hopelessness

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The recent, to some extent paralyzing, snowstorm which came to us may have helped us to realize, once again, the helplessness, and/or the providence, of our human position and condition. The helplessness because we realize, in the face of it, that there are some things we cannot control, and the […]

School menus — Jan. 18

Clovis elementary Monday: No school – MLK Day. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Mac and cheese, green beans, veggie slices & ranch, assorted fresh fruit, whole wheat roll. Thursday: Breakfast – […]

Love and expecting

D'Nieka Hartsfield: Staff photo
Ashley Moran gets ready to start her day of work at the Curry County Administration offices located on Main Street in Clovis.

Ashley Moran was born and raised in central Florida. She is an only child. She graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations. She married her high school sweetheart, who serves in the U.S. Air Force at Cannon Air Force Base. […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 11

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. – […]

Learned to shovel all but snow

By Karl Terry Local columnist Growing up in eastern New Mexico, I never learned to shovel snow. We learned to shovel sand, we learned to shovel grain and we learned to shovel … well, never mind. We just never had a lot of call to shovel snow. We normally just let it melt off on […]

Using quilting grid on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on gluten-free cooking and using a grid as a guide for quilted creations will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. K. C. Pomering is the founder of an online resource for gluten-free cooking. She will discuss the benefits […]

Ceremony part of human nature

By Clyde Davis Local columnist When the dust settles from the holiday season, it becomes time to assess the previous year, its plusses and its minuses, its strengths and weaknesses, the hopes fulfilled and the dreams deferred. We draw a line, albeit arbitrarily, and on one side of the line, we place the past; the […]

School menus — Jan. 11

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Old fashioned Frito pie, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, 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 […]

On fashion hold until cold weather passes

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style When the weather outside is cold and dirty like it’s been this past week, fashion is the furthest thing from my mind. It’s just that time of year when all I want to do is curl up in a little ball and go into a state of inactivity. There are […]

Brandon: No matter who we are, lying is not acceptable

Do you know anyone who handles the truth casually? Lying is such an offense that the courts even recognize it and call it perjury. Those who intentionally misrepresent the truth will face criminal charges of perjury. Even more important, Proverbs 6:16–19 lists lying as one of the seven things that God detests. A couple in […]