School menus — Feb. 15

Clovis elementary Monday: No School- President’s Day 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 – Mac & Cheese, green beans, veggie slices and ranch, assorted fresh fruit, whole wheat roll. Thursday: Breakfast […]

In him, we can keep out the dark

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist It was 1945, a big and tough year in a line of extremely difficult years for a globe that had been squeezed in the clutches of world war. Death and destruction had been the order of the day for way too many days. Whether it’s on a school playground or […]

Biblical archaeology about meeting Jesus on his turf

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Have you ever imagined being part of an archaeological dig in Israel? My first excavation was at Bethsaida with Romi Arav of the University of Nebraska. I was working on my master’s degree in biblical archaeology and I was traveling to archaeological sites in Israel and Jordan with Steven Collins […]

Born and bred local

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Marli Raney is an agent for New York Life. She marks her fifth year as an agent in April.

Marli Raney was born and raised in Clovis. She is a fifth-generation resident of Clovis. Raney attended James Bickley and Ranchvale Elementary and Gattis Middle School growing up. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1995. Raney also attended Clovis Community College and received a degree in accounting from Eastern New Mexico University. She was […]

Always up for trying a new food

By Karl Terry Local columnist Have you ever hungered for a yak burrito? Neither had I until I read it on the list of specials at a Santa Fe café recently. I like burritos and I’m up for a new experience so I reasoned, “When in the City Different, why not eat something different.” I […]

I find my happy place in the small things

By Clyde Davis Local columnist I was driving across town to pick up Mikayla from her CCD class; it was approaching 7:30 p.m. It was the cold night, the night when the evening temperature of 27 degrees had been enveloped in a wind chill factor of, oh, about 6 degrees. The car is warm; it […]

Senior calendar — Feb. 8

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. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 […]

Machine embroidery a topic on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making border punched projects, a program called “Eat Smart, Play Safe,” and doing machine embroidery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Megan Thome, formerly the spokesperson for EK Success Brands, is going to show a variety […]

School menus — Feb. 8

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken strips with BBQ sauce, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Soft taco & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Bean burrito. Lunch […]

Club notes — Feb. 8

Floyd FFA The Floyd FFA Chapter would like to show our gratitude for the support and blessings given to us from our devoted community, which aided us in the success of our fruit and meat sale. We would like to share with you this years officers: senior Brandon Nunn, president; senior Tanessa Watson, vice president; […]

Help needed

Teresa Leslie of Clovis is undergoing her 25th surgery Feb. 9 from previous complications. Her hospital stay is estimated at a week or more and a fund has been established at Cannon Federal Credit Union. Donations can be made to Account 947245 — 25th Stomach Surgery Fund. For more information: contact Amanda Leslie at 575-443-3950

Best of books lets author shape faith

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “Outside of a dog,” wrote Groucho Marx, “a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho is also the one who said, “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a […]

Expressions of love not restricted to one day a year

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist Valentine’s Day is approaching. No mystery, since the big box stores began displaying hearts and flowers merchandise the day before Christmas. People seem to have a love/hate relationship with this holiday. Me? Sixes, as my husband’s mom used to say. Don’t get me wrong; I love a good party. I’ve […]

Helping the mission

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Recent picture of Janet enjoying time at her son's home in Las Cruces.

Janet Day was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She married Brian Day on June 27, 1970 in Alexandria, Virginia. Her husband was stationed at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California when they married. The couple moved to their first Germany assignment at Bitburg Air Base where their daughter Jennifer was born in 1972. Then […]

Fried chicken a dinner staple in our house

By Karl Terry Local columnist If I told you that growing up I ate a lot of fried chicken that would probably be an understatement. We actually ate a whole lot of fried chicken. Our noon meal on the farm was called dinner and we had fried chicken at dinner probably three times a week […]

Club notes — Feb. 1

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club held their annual Christmas Party at the home of President Jacque Wuest on Dec. 17. A great brunch was served to nine members followed by gift exchanges and a short business meeting at which it was announced that our club had donated over 150 cans of food and fruit […]

On the shelves — Feb. 1

Clovis-Carver Public Library The following two books were given by Connie Harrison in memory of Janet Parker: A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes by Jessica Fellowes explores the seasonal events of the great British estate depicted by the iconic PBS series and invites us to learn more about […]

Slimming tips on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on texturizing fabric, dressing for a slimmer look, and making fringe flowers by machine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday noon. Barbara Crawford is a crafter and designer, and she’s going to demonstrate some techniques that result in texturizing […]

School menus — Feb. 1

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Chicken & pasta, steamed broccoli & carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast – Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch – Bean and cheese burrito & salsa, […]

There’s room for beliefs between superstition, folklore

By Clyde Davis Local columnist I grew up there — well, not very far from there. I was never really sure where Punxsutawney was, as a small child, any more than I was sure how to spell it. To the myopic mind of a young boy, it seemed to be very far away, this in […]