Cantwell: Infant bears witness to Christ

I t was nearly sunset in Tennessee. I was so excited to see again the most beautiful tree I had ever seen. The tree grew on the top of a small steep hill, exactly in the middle of the hill. It was so tall its branches spread out like a canopy covering the entire top […]

Big dog’s got nothin’ on little yapper

By Karl Terry Local columnist Some days I think my two dogs swapped bodies somewhere along the line. Let me explain that I own one dog, Ranger, who is about 80 pounds and is most likely a mix of labrador retriever, pit bull and maybe some German shepherd, and another one, Maggie, who is 8 […]

Quilting with fleece on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making a wrapped bouquet, projects with candy melts, and making a fleece quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, October 21st at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, October 23rd at 12:00 noon. (All times are Mountain.) Floral designer, Carly Cylinder will show how to […]

‘MacBeth’ seldom produces neutral response

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Who was MacDuff and why was he wearing BDUs and carrying a fake M-16 ? The Shakespearean tragedy,MacBeth, has possibly been presented more times, and to more response, than any other play. It is also the perfect play for this time of year, with its dark atmosphere and supernatural elements. […]

Club notes — Oct. 19

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Oct. 8 with President, June Ferguson presiding. Mary Lou Rowley gave the invocation and Della Kobernick led the pledges and Collect. There were 18 members and one guest present. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved and the door prize was won by Cami Howl. A […]

On the shelves — Oct. 19

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Antlers Forever by Frances Bloxam tells the story of Orville the moose who wakes up one day to find that his handsome pair of antlers are coming loose despite his misguided efforts to put things right. Little Tom Turkey by Frances Bloxam introduces young readers to […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 19

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

School menus — Oct. 19

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Mac and cheese, […]

New lady is a trendsetter

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style With her midi- length dresses, blouses that button up to the collar and cardigans, this cold season is sure to be pleasing to the lady’s layered look. Contributing to last week’s column where I listed the top items that are sure to never go out of style, one other item […]

I noted some things from the Coke County Pastor’s Conference

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist As I write this column, I’m attending the Biannual Coke County Pastors’ Conference. “Biannual” is not one of my mother tongue’s brightest children. Wishy-washy, and depending on which authorities you consult, it can mean either “occurring twice a year” or “occurring every two years.” “Semi-annual” and “biennial” already handle “every […]

Piecing together a new life

Elizabeth Lawrence, born in San Diego, California, told herself when she retired she would start quilting. So about 10 years ago, when Lawrence and her husband moved to Portales, she went to the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce to find a quilting club. At the time there was no group, but the chamber gave her a […]

Childhood chock full of memories of goobers

By Karl Terry Local columnist Growing up in Goober Gulch you learn things can get a little nutty, especially in the month of October when the legumes ripen. Not only did I grow up in Goober Gulch, the story goes my mother actually found me under a peanut vine. That’s a pretty incredible story since […]

Pampering abusers not way to end cycle

By Clyde Davis Local columnist When the mediocre musical artist Chris Brown made his much publicized attack on Rhyanna a couple of years ago, there was a brief public outcry and response, my favorite piece of which involved a professional hockey player who rented television time to invite Brown to come and abuse him, at […]

Timeless fashion pieces essential

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style What to keep and what not to keep? That is the question. Many of us have timeless pieces in our closets and don’t even klnow it. Having a collection of items that won’t ever go out of style is an essential part of fashion. Adopting new trends is nice but […]

School menus — Oct. 12

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school. 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 — Meat & bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast — Smucker’s waffles. Lunch […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 12

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Today: Gospel Singing, 2 p.m. Monday: Columbus Day; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; No line dance. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 […]

Spiritual master on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on using a Giclee process to reproduce images on canvas, ways to create abundance in your life, and lactose intolerance will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Sandy Grossman-Morris is the owner and designer of Sandy Grossman-Morris Design, and she’s going […]

On the shelves — Oct. 12

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Hogan That Great-Grandfather Built by Nancy Flood was written by a teacher on the Navajo Reservation who explores the traditional dwelling that the Navajo people built of earth, water, and wood that still dot the high deserts of the American Southwest. Cowboy Up! Ride the […]

I am blessed to have seen the Lord

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Memories, memories. I just can’t stop thinking about my journey to Turkey and Israel in September 2013, during the Fall Feasts of the Lord. I was called by Rosemary Schindler to be part of a group of 40 people from seven nations around the world. We arrived in Istanbul and […]

What doesn’t heal becomes new normal

By Patty Dobson Religion columnist October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the past 15 years, I’ve worn pink on Oct. 1 in honor of my mother. Catherine Eileen “Kitty” Dobson died of breast cancer on July 19, 1999. That day is etched forever in my mind. I had moved into my new house the […]