NiekaStyle: Gypsy style a fun fashion

Belly dancing was a physical education class I took years back during my first year of college. It was partially enjoyable because I had a great instructor and two because of the really cool wraps, belts, beads and sequins she would wear. Not only was she excellent in her craft, but she had great gypsy […]

Borden: Get tips for updating kitchens

Information on preparing sauces and using figs in a variety of beverages will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author, chef and teacher John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate three of the “Mother sauces,” and show multiple uses for each. These sauces […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 11

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry paws; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. bus meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical […]

School menus — Sept. 11

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Cheeseburger, mac and cheese, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, applesauce cup, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar […]

Rodriguez: Saints live up to their names

I was sitting on the couch with Mom when the late night breaking news of Princess Diana’s death broke in 1997. This past weekend, Mom and I watched round-the-clock coverage of another iconic death, that of Juan Gabriel. And we also watched the canonization of the iconic Mother Teresa. Mom and I have shared many […]

Brandon: Let God be the strength of your heart

With my son John Scott’s heart issues, I have been thinking about “hearts” much of the time these last few weeks. The Bible has hundreds of scriptures in regard to “hearts.” But I like especially Psalm 73:26: “ My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my […]

Religion: Clovis church to host author

Shankle

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com They don’t call her “Big Mama” for nothing. Melanie Shankle is a public speaker and New York Times best-selling author, but her thousands of followers know her as “Big Mama.” Tonight, hundreds of her Clovis fans will gather to meet the writer behind “The Big Mama Blog” as she […]

Religion: Portales church reaches out to area seniors

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Keith Wilks, pastor at First United Methodist Church, leads a weekly Bible study at Wheatfields Senior Living Community Tuesday mornings.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Although they share the same space, seniors at the Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis said they get the opportunity to know each other better through Bible study discussion. The newly founded Bible studies are part of an outreach by First United Methodist Church in Portales to reach out […]

Our People: Happy in ‘little town’ Clovis

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Christy Corn is a Realtor and native of Clovis.

Christy Corn has lived in Clovis her entire life. She said she loves her “little town” and is happy to call it home. She had her daughter, Makahla Corn, at the age of 16. She is proud to say she has successfully raised her to be a bright young lady. At age 21, Corn started […]

Terry: Workers have it pretty good these days

Most of my life I’ve toiled away on the first Monday in September. With my present position, that’s no longer required. To me it was always more of an opportunity for slackers to take a little extra time off, a last trip to the lake or mountains, a road trip to Vegas or a picnic […]

NiekaStyle: Sampling different styles refreshing

I love to sample what’s trending, especially when the look of the moment is a favorite blast from the past. Bell bottoms, head to toe jeans wear, platform shoes and dark lipstick are just a few styles that we’ve seen too many times. If you’re a fashion person, you can probably relate to the moments […]

Borden: New garden products featured on show

Information on women and business, using fabric scraps in card making, and water-retaining plants will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Business partners Margie Floris and Tina Aldatz are going to talk about women and business and how important it […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 4

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Center Closed, 4 p.m. game night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. […]

School menus — Sept. 4

Clovis Elementary Monday: Labor Day Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Mini tacos and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Red chili cheese enchiladas, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, garden salad and ranch, kiwi-strawberry […]

Dobson: Humanity at its finest follows great tragedies

Students grow up. That painful reminder was hammered home these last few days after news broke in Albuquerque about the murder of little Victoria Martens. Eastern alum Vincent Rodriguez (B.S. Broadcast Production, 2012) was assigned to cover the story, and was among the first on scene. What he witnessed — what all of the reporters, […]

Faith: Biblical discussion draws ENMU students to Spectrum

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Don Thomas, senior pastor at Central Christian Church, leads the Spectrum Bible study Tuesday night at the Christian Campus House on Eastern New Mexico University campus. Spectrum meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Being able to discuss the Bible in an open-minded environment is what draws many at Eastern New Mexico University to Spectrum, a Tuesday night Bible study held on the university campus. Spectrum attendees said the discussions are why they come on Tuesday nights. Freshman Sam Carlton came to Spectrum […]

Senior Olympian building life plan

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Clovis resident Wendell Osborn participated in the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics in Roswell from July 13-16, winning several medals in various events.

Wendell Osborn was born and raised in Curry County and has lived in Clovis since 1959. He went to school 6 miles east of Broadview at a school that closed in 1957. He went to college for one year and then worked on the railroad for 5 years. When he wasn’t able to farm he […]

Terry: Living through renovation not like on TV

Life in a construction zone isn’t everything reality TV makes it out to be. On those half-hour shows where they’re remodeling or flipping a house, they always have a short deadline to add drama to the program. The homeowner or real estate flipper driving the Mercedes spends the first half of the program making changes […]

Hartsfield: Fashion changing with season

Labor Day is next week which means transitional dressing from summer to fall. At this time, you’re dabbling in both summer pieces and the protective styles for those chilly mornings. Although it’s not time to pull out your full on fall fashion, here are some cool transitional ideas and pieces to keep in mind to […]

Club notes — Aug. 27

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met on at 9:30 a.m. on July 13 at Muffley’s Backroom. The hostess was Sheri Lough. The meeting was spent finalizing plans for the flower show portion of the Curry County Fair. Fair books were distributed and changes from the previous year were reviewed. Encanto also welcomed new […]