Fig industry featured topic on show

By Sheryl Borden Local columnist Information on the fig industry and preparing homestyle menus will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Karla Stockli is the CEO for the California Fig Advisory Board, and she’s going to discuss the historic significance of the fig, talk about the fig industry […]

Dreary weather great for layered styles

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style The sun is back out, the cars are getting washed and your shoe game is back up. You can never have too many shoes nor can you talk about them too much. I noticed a co-worker wearing flats the other day and I mentioned that I could see her ankles. […]

Club notes — Jan. 18

Educational Retirees The Curry County Association of Educational Retirees (CCAER) met Jan. 6 at K-Bob’s, where our members had our educational concerns addressed by two of our legislators, Sen. Pat Woods and Rep. Randy Crowder. Following this presentation, 2015 President-Elect Lou Ann Smith was nominated by acclimation and installed. Pam Wallace, membership chairperson, reported we […]

We can choose faith or hopelessness

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The recent, to some extent paralyzing, snowstorm which came to us may have helped us to realize, once again, the helplessness, and/or the providence, of our human position and condition. The helplessness because we realize, in the face of it, that there are some things we cannot control, and the […]

School menus — Jan. 18

Clovis elementary Monday: No school – MLK Day. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Mac and cheese, green beans, veggie slices & ranch, assorted fresh fruit, whole wheat roll. Thursday: Breakfast – […]

Love and expecting

D'Nieka Hartsfield: Staff photo
Ashley Moran gets ready to start her day of work at the Curry County Administration offices located on Main Street in Clovis.

Ashley Moran was born and raised in central Florida. She is an only child. She graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations. She married her high school sweetheart, who serves in the U.S. Air Force at Cannon Air Force Base. […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 11

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.; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; 5:30 p.m., Potluck; 6 p.m., Social night. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Learned to shovel all but snow

By Karl Terry Local columnist Growing up in eastern New Mexico, I never learned to shovel snow. We learned to shovel sand, we learned to shovel grain and we learned to shovel … well, never mind. We just never had a lot of call to shovel snow. We normally just let it melt off on […]

Using quilting grid on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on gluten-free cooking and using a grid as a guide for quilted creations will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. K. C. Pomering is the founder of an online resource for gluten-free cooking. She will discuss the benefits […]

Ceremony part of human nature

By Clyde Davis Local columnist When the dust settles from the holiday season, it becomes time to assess the previous year, its plusses and its minuses, its strengths and weaknesses, the hopes fulfilled and the dreams deferred. We draw a line, albeit arbitrarily, and on one side of the line, we place the past; the […]

School menus — Jan. 11

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Old fashioned Frito pie, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, applesauce. 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 – Homemade meat & bean […]

On fashion hold until cold weather passes

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style When the weather outside is cold and dirty like it’s been this past week, fashion is the furthest thing from my mind. It’s just that time of year when all I want to do is curl up in a little ball and go into a state of inactivity. There are […]

Brandon: No matter who we are, lying is not acceptable

Do you know anyone who handles the truth casually? Lying is such an offense that the courts even recognize it and call it perjury. Those who intentionally misrepresent the truth will face criminal charges of perjury. Even more important, Proverbs 6:16–19 lists lying as one of the seven things that God detests. A couple in […]

Our People: Riley says helping costs nothing


Rosalie Riley was born and raised in Portales. She moved to Clovis when she was 20. Riley said she went to work one day and found she was being laid off. She was newly divorced with a small child and had to add the loss of her job to the list of frightening moments. She […]

Terry: Keep calm, and text on

I’m not sure where the technology of communication is taking us — probably for a short ride off of a steep cliff — but I’m sure to be along for the ride. The first inkling that we were all in trouble was when my mother took up email. These days it’s text messaging. Yes, these […]

Nieka Style: 2014 set stage for fashion

What a fashionable year we had in 2014. There was an eclectic mix of fashions from many eras. The one that stood out for me was 1990s fashion and a reality check of how old I am getting when I found myself saying things my parents would say. For example, “I used to wear those […]

Davis: Holiday visits can have itinerary feel

Grandson Jason came in for his all-too-brief visit on the day following Christmas. By the time you read this, he will be back in Florida where, if I lived there, most of Christmas break would be occupied with going to the beach. Here, we did other things, just as fantabulous. It’s essential that the Christmas […]

On the Shelves — Jan. 4

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior by Richard O’Connor reveals why our bad habits die so hard and how we can train our automatic self to make wiser decisions that will interrupt our reflexive responses before they get us […]

Club Notes — Jan. 4

Beta Phi club meeting Six members and five guests attended the Christmas party at Beverly Miller’s home on Dec. 13.  In attendance were Collene Baldwin, Sandy Heath, Jeff Heath, Chris Holtman, Laura Loflin, Patsy Lorenz,  Ralph Lorenz, Miller, Suzy Moore, Cathy Romero and Georgia Rundell. The group sang Christmas carols. Loflin and Moore won door […]

Births — Jan. 4

Perez Kaiden Perez was born Dec. 5 to Manuel Perez and Sirina Ramirez, both of Clovis, at Covenant Women’s and Children’s hospital in Lubbock. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Her grandparents are Oralia Aldape of Olton, Texas, Deena Leuea of Bovina (formerly of Clovis) and Luis and Maricella Sanchez of San Angelo, Texas. Her […]