Low-cost decor featured on show

Sheryl Borden

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on low cost ways to perk up your home, how to create “instant heirlooms” using unfinished furniture, and ways to use liquid dye will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Interior designer, Beth Secosky […]

Club notes — July 27

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 Class gathered at Jim and Lee Lawrence’s home to learn about raised box gardening. Lee is a qualified master gardener and with Jim, a qualified handy man. They have created a beautiful back yard from a bare parking lot like area in their back yard. By sectioning off the […]

On the shelves — July 27

Clovis-Carver Public Library Himalaya edited by Philip Parker examines the history and people of the Asian range that is home to fourteen of the greatest mountain peaks on the planet that have inspired, fascinated, and terrified western explorers and adventurers for some 300 years. The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh takes a look at […]

Senior happenings — July 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8-ball pool; Exercise equipment; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; ; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: 8-ball pool; Quilting,8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Fashion a daily thought

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Sometimes I wonder if it’s normal to have fashion on the brain nearly what seems to be all the time. Or at least frequently contemplating what to wear and how to wear it. This is at least a thought that crosses my mind, and so many other women, on a […]

Time left for family activities

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Two of the better summers of my life were spent working at the Methodist church camp in the Allegheny Mountains. It so happened that this was a camp with horses available, and that any staff member who so desired was given his or her own horse for the summer. The […]

Jackrabbit road pizza days long gone

By Karl Terry Local columnist Jack is back. Or maybe he’s just been laying low. Until recently I was concerned that the black-tailed jackrabbits that inhabit our desert prairies were suffering a fate similar to the sand dunes lizard and the prairie chicken. But recent encounters with the long-eared hare prove otherwise. Anyone who grew […]

A story of survival

Vanessa Kahin: Staff photo
Author Casey Jones holds a copy of her book, "And the Angel Rocked Me," and pets her dog, Colin.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com The inspiration for this generation’s “Sybil” might be living in Clovis. Originally from Portales, author Casey Jones has written a book about her experiences growing up with a family she describes as abusive, two tumultuous, short-lived marriages and dealing with dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder. […]

Adult swim: Many find it’s never too late to start learning

By Tonya Jameson The Charlotte Observer The moment brings laughter now, but it sure wasn’t funny then. Michelle Simmons swam to the middle of the deep end at the YMCA pool and froze. She was too tired to go all of the way to the wall. She was too scared to turn around and swim […]

Hymns get better with age

Karl Terry

By Karl Terry Local columnist I have a ragged songbook in the bookshelf next to my computer at home that has a first copyright three years before I was born. Anything between my birth date and the days Christ walked the Earth is pretty old, and we’ll just leave it at “this is a pretty […]

Black Hills chock full of surprises

By Clyde Davis Local columnist I was surprised, though not too surprised, at the number of people I know who have been there, particularly on motorcycles. “There” is the Black Hills, including Mount Rushmore, and it’s not really much of a surprise because it’s really not too far. If you were without children and got […]

Club notes — July 20

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club held a July 9 meeting at Muffley’s Back Door. After a short business meeting which included acknowledgment of a letter from Clovis Parks and Recreation thanking us for our gift of $50 toward a new park tree and refreshments furnished by Bobbi Lyons, the meeting revolved around our participation in […]

Senior happenings — July 20

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); […]

Bathroom remodeling featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on relieving pain in three seconds, interesting facts about grapefruit and remodeling bathrooms will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Dr. Daniel Marez, a doctor of Oriental medicine, and has written a book on relieving pain in three seconds. He’s going to […]

On the shelves — July 20

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Mandela: In Celebration of a Great Life by Charlene Smith re-examines the life of Nelson Mandela, the South African statesman who was prepared to sacrifice comfort, status, and even life in spursut of a cause he believed in and whose sacrifices changed the lives of millions. […]

Fated to return to Portales

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
Rev. Keith Wilks is the new pastor of First United Methodist Church of Portales. Wilks is entering his 26th year in ministry, but originally wanted to be a lawyer to argue cases.

Editor’s note: This profile is a first in a series of featuring new religious leaders in Portales. By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Rev. Keith Wilks returns to Portales after 20 years as he enters his 26th year in ministry, but he said attending Eastern New Mexico University in 1994 is only a coincidence; coming […]

Give me eternity in genuine joy

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “Come quick, PawPaw! Come quick!” came the plea from the back door. As I recall, it was one of the times that week when the sweet almost-six-year-old voice intoned again, “It’s an emergency!” Well, come I did. Out into the back yard, pulled by Brenley straight to the pool. “The […]

Club Notes — July 13

Curry County Republican Women The monthly meeting of Curry County Republican Women (CCRW) was called to order Tuesday by President Laquita Terry. Twenty-six members, associates and guests attended. June meeting minutes and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Party Chairman, invited the group to the monthly breakfast meeting July 12 […]

Senior Calendar — July 13

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Loteria (Portales). […]

Engagements — July 13

Webb-Klein Dr. Michael Slaugnessy and Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy both of Clovis and Leen Kleyn and Renee Kleyn of the Netherlands announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Kinsey Adriane Kleyn of Levelland, Texas to Justin Charles Webb of Levelland, son of Bob Webb and DeLisa Webb of Levelland. The couple will exchange vows July […]