On the shelves — April 5

These titles are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne traces Jackson’s brilliant two-year career in the Civil War, his rise from obscurity to fame and legend, his stunning effect on the course of the war itself, and his tragic death, which […]

Senior calendar — April 5

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; 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.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: St. Paddy’s Day Hobbs Trip; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 […]

Club Notes — April 5

PRMC Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual luncheon at the Days Inn on March 24. President Debbie Lasiter gave the welcome and Kathy Mapes gave the blessing. Kenneth Chretien shard his musical talent. He sang three beautiful songs. After lunch, Lasiter introduced Plains Regional Medical Center’s new Administrator Vince DiFranco. He shared […]

Band of misfits has great capacity for love

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist I have a yard of “rejects.” We’re kind of the Island of Misfit Toys for dogs. All of these less-than-perfect critters have a story. All have left their paw prints all over my house and heart. Paw prints and dog hair. Lots and lots of dog hair. As I have […]

Time to praise when the Son rises

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Until it became obvious to me at our community’s Easter sunrise service a few years ago, I had no idea the population of my town included so many roosters. Or maybe there aren’t that many. Maybe we have just one or two who’ve been granted the gift of uncommon volume […]

Banking gives way to teaching

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Principal Linda D’Amour in her mascot sweater celebrating spirit week at her school office at 2000 Humphrey Road in Clovis.

Linda D’Amour was born and raised in Clovis. She spoke of her love for business and how she received a top business award when she was only in high school. Her career starter was 10 years as a banker for First Federal Savings and Loan. She married Don D’Amour in 1974 and they have two […]

Reminded of the Clovis tornado of 2007

By Karl Terry Local columnist As I looked through online photo coverage of the recent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, the sights took me back eight years. Trees stripped bare, looking like skeletons. Insulation scattered everywhere. Roofs gone and walls knocked to splinters. That’s what a portion of Clovis looked like when I was finally able […]

Some sayings simple, but elegant

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Robert Frost, whose birthday would be celebrated on the day that I am writing this column, once said “I can sum up life in three words: it goes on.” As I am wending my way through sections of “The Origin of Species” with my seniors, I am pretty sure it […]

Growing pumpkins on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on growing pumpkins and gourds, weight loss, and making custom designs with inks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Curt Jaynes owns and operates GardenSource Nursery & Landscaping in Portales and he’s going to talk about how […]

Skinnies, bells both in style

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Last week when I was in a department store checking out the sales racks, I noticed these cool printed, what I thought to be, tights. But they were stretch leggings with a wide bottom flare. I was dumbfounded. How did I miss this trend alert? My first thought was my […]

Senior calendar — March 29

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; 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 […]

School menus — March 29

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fires, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken strips with […]

On the shelves — March 29

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Dogs Unleashed by Tamsin Pickeral provides a comprehensive overview of canine varieties, including even rare designer breeds and offers full-color photos and information on conformation, history, temperament, health risks, and more for each type of dog. Collins Complete Photography Projects: Learn the Professional Secrets […]

Club notes — March 29

Portales Altrusa Portales Altrusa met March 23 with 22 members and three guests present. Vice President Cozetta Moore presided. Becky Merrell, Melissa Schramn and Amy Nash were introduced as guests. Donna Mowrer gave the Accent on “Leadership Lessons Learned from the Garden.” Secret Pals were thanked. Schramn presented the program. She showed several items collected […]

Lord of the heavens is speaking

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist God created the sun and moon in the heavens to serve as signs and seasons — Genesis 1 A rare triad of celestial events occurred on March 20. The three heavenly events were: a total solar eclipse, a supermoon, and the spring equinox, which all occurred on new year’s day […]

Hope Time cover baby learns what counts

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Time magazine recently featured not a cover girl but a cover baby. The cover proclaims, “This Baby Could Live To Be 142 Years Old.” Hmm. He’s such a cute little kid. I find it hard to believe that the little guy could have already committed such a dastardly deed that […]

School menus — March 22

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fires, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken strips with […]

Passionate about volunteering

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Mary Collins in her office at 401 E 7th St. in Clovis. Collins has worked for the city for 25 years.

Mary Collins, also known as Susie, was born in Longstar, Texas. She was moved to Clovis at 2 years old. She attended La Casita Elementary, Marshall Middle School and graduated from Clovis High School in 1971. Collins started off in the medical field but her passions didn’t end there. After some college, Mary started working […]

Couponing could be as simple as barcode swipe

By Karl Terry Local columnist Have you ever stood in line behind someone with a whole stack of coupons at the grocery checkout? Brace yourself, it’s possible we’ll all suffer this fate more frequently. Reality television has taken on “Extreme Couponing.” The show features people, often young mothers, with a burning desire to save big […]

Cooking with salmon on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on using whole grains in your favorite recipes, cooking with salmon and sewing on stretchy fabrics will be the featured topics on Creative Living on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Cindy Falk is with the Kansas Wheat Commission, and she is going to show how […]