Terry: Nipper had a habit of sleeping like the dead

Dogs, like some of the rest of us mammals, are creatures of habit. The two we’ve got now and the many that have passed on quickly became an open book to anyone who pays just a little bit of attention to their habits. Our big dog has always loved his stuffed toys or as we […]

Hartsfield: Knowing yourself key to style

While we all have our own unique approach to style. There are a few qualities that those who are considered fashionable have in common. For starters, style is the greatest introduction of oneself. Designer Rachel Zoe said it simply, ‘Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.’ A great sense […]

Borden: Colorbox ink pad demo on coming show

Information on turning old linens into something new, cooking with Johnny Vee, and making a classic mug rug will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Lisa Rojas is going to demonstrate how to create use Colorbox ink pads to turn […]

School menus — Aug. 14

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch – Turkey and cheese croissant, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit, oatmeal cookie, fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast- Frudel. Lunch – Mac […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 10 a.m. beg. line dance;1 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8:30 […]

Travel: Abiquiu a ‘stunning place to visit’

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At Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu is the home of painting artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Abiquiu sits between Carson National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve.

The Department of New Mexico Tourism has listed Abiquiu as one of the “14 stunning places to visit (and photograph) in New Mexico before you die.” This picturesque setting is the location of Ghost Ranch, home of Georgia O’Keeffe and, a conference center and living museum. Driving time from Clovis to Abiquiu will take about […]

Rodriguez: Mary, not Hillary, most powerful woman

What if I told you that the most powerful woman in the world is not Hillary Clinton? In a global best-seller, the most powerful woman speaks but a few words. Soldiers, artists, actors, government officials, rich and poor, even Olympic medalists, call upon her. She is the subject of a signature work by famous Italian […]

Shelburne: None of the above, please

For the many years I’ve been writing this column, I’ve tried to avoid being political, and I intend to keep trying. But I feel oddly at peace with making occasional comments that stand a good chance of making everybody — conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, red or blue, right-leaning or left-leaning, or just leaning […]

St. Helens to host annual festival in September

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St. Helen Catholic Church is hosting their annual Fiesta Sept. 9-11 at the church. The event will include games, food and kids activities, plus the newly added reverse raffle.

STAFF REPORT St. Helen Catholic Church is hosting their annual fiesta Sept. 9-11 to raise money for the church with fun activities, food and raffle drawings. Fiesta Co-chair Emma Britton said the weekend event is the only annual fundraiser the church holds. “We celebrate the feast day of our patron saint, St. Helen,” said Britton. […]

Busy teen off screen

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David Loveday shoots his final commercial for the Bank of Clovis on Thursday with Randy Harris, left.

David Loveday was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. His family came to Clovis in 2006. He is the son of Becky and David Loveday. He has attended Bella Vista Arts Academy, Cameo Elementary and Yucca Middle School last year where he was in FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), Spanish club and science […]

Terry: Need to up my bird knowledge game

We very nearly collected a specimen in the grill as my wife and I headed out to the naturalist talk on birding at Oasis State Park recently. “Bob White quail” I told my wife as I slowed to let the juvenile birds cross the highway. She missed them. My wife has long accused me of […]

Hartsfield: Matching sets still a thing

Matching tops and bottoms are definitely not a thing of the past. Whether it’s a cropped top short set or a ladies pants suit, ladies and gents alike can reach back into time and pull out some of their favorite two-piece looks. In workout gear, you may have noticed more two-piece leggings with complementary cropped-top […]

Borden: Embroidery decoupage on coming show

Information on making double slider cards and using Paintstiks to embellish garments will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Diane Tunnell is an Independent Demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!, and she’s going to demonstrate how to make a double slider card, […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 10 a.m. beg. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. – […]

Cool, clear waters of Santa Rosa

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Blue Hole in Santa Rosa is fed by an underground source and is a constant 62 degrees.

A short drive from Clovis / Portales, about 104 miles and just under two hours from Clovis, is the small community of Santa Rosa, offering visitors a great weekend getaway. Here, along Interstate 40, is where historic Route 66 has been a door to the West, and Santa Rosa has always welcomed visitors due to […]

On the shelves — Aug. 7

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Silence by Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin weaves together the stories of several characters as they struggle in new lives in Occupied Japan after World War II. As part of the occupation, they find shortages of food and medical supplies, plus discrimination and mistrust, […]

New Mexico Baptist Convention tours state

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New Mexico Baptist Convention Evangelism Director Rick Sullivan teaches the teacher session for the Baptist convention Monday evening.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Building relationships and strengthening community among local churches is what brought local church members together earlier this week, according to church officials. The Portales First Baptist Church housed a conference on Monday called “Creating Conversational Community in Small Groups.” The New Mexico Baptist Convention (NMBC) hosted the conference as […]

Dobson: When given a choice, be a Tank

We’ve hit a rough patch at Head Acres. So many of our permanent residents are seniors, some more “senior” than others. Two of our super seniors are struggling. Skye is our senior Great Pyrenees, so named because Wayne said no one would mess with him back in “Big Skye Country.” He has been a protector […]

Rodriguez: Cross walk across America sign of hope

“Leave the comforts of ‘sofa happiness,’ and, with Jesus’s help, put on some ‘walking shoes’ and make a mark on history.” These were the words that Pope Francis told more than a million and a half youth during last weekend’s World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. There are good things happening in this world if […]

Proud to call Clovis home

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Sabra Smith snapped with a State Farm bear in July. She’s worked for the company since 1999.

Sabra Smith is from Hereford, Texas. She has lived in the Clovis area for 10 years. In 1999, she started working for State Farm. She confidently describes her career as making sure her clients are confident about avoiding financial missteps, achieving their goals and living more confidently. Smith isn’t absent in community involvement either. She […]