Our People: Smith aspired to be mother

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Cindy Smith settles into her new office  in the Curry County Courthouse. Smith is the new Chief Deputy County Clerk.

Cindy Smith was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She comes from a military background and moved to Clovis in 1996 with her family. Her oldest son and husband are both retired Air Force. Smith has held a variety of jobs while living in the Clovis area. She started out at Allsups as the mail […]

Davis: God will do the raising

It may be counted as fact by you, as I consider it to be, or it may be counted as a nice fantasy, an event which never happened but which holds symbolic or metaphorical value. In either event, the concept of Resurrection is powerful beyond the initial location in time and in space of one […]

Creative Living: Candy pinwheels on upcoming show

Information on making candy pinwheels, unique no-sew pillows and preparing savory and flavorful California figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Nancy Siler always has new ways to use basic candy melts, and she’ll demonstrate how to make candy pinwheels that will be […]

Nieka Style: Give your favorites extra life

We’ve had our sofa set for nearly eight years now and I think it’s in good shape. Underneath one pillow there may be a small spring that bulges and the pillows need a quick fluffing here and there. But other than that, we should be able to squeeze another good five years of use out […]

Terry: I see severe case of ‘flop bottom’ coming

I’ve had lots of dogs in my life, but most of them have been manly sized canines. These days I fall asleep at night with an 8-pound terrier mix snuggled between my legs. She will snuggle up to my wife until I come to bed, but as soon as I’m settled in she becomes daddy’s […]

Honors — April 5

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held it’s award luncheon March 24. Hour pins were earned by: • Vicky Gilbreath, 100 hours. • Janetta Geisler, Jennie  Sparks, 200 hours. • Peggy horton, Debbie McCart, June Tinsley, 400 hours. • Jo Mullins, 600 hours. • Darla Farley, Becky Hahn, 800 hours. • Beth Anders, Carolyn Murphy, 900 […]

On the shelves — April 5

These titles are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne traces Jackson’s brilliant two-year career in the Civil War, his rise from obscurity to fame and legend, his stunning effect on the course of the war itself, and his tragic death, which […]

Senior calendar — April 5

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; 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.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: St. Paddy’s Day Hobbs Trip; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 […]

Club Notes — April 5

PRMC Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual luncheon at the Days Inn on March 24. President Debbie Lasiter gave the welcome and Kathy Mapes gave the blessing. Kenneth Chretien shard his musical talent. He sang three beautiful songs. After lunch, Lasiter introduced Plains Regional Medical Center’s new Administrator Vince DiFranco. He shared […]

Band of misfits has great capacity for love

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist I have a yard of “rejects.” We’re kind of the Island of Misfit Toys for dogs. All of these less-than-perfect critters have a story. All have left their paw prints all over my house and heart. Paw prints and dog hair. Lots and lots of dog hair. As I have […]

Time to praise when the Son rises

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Until it became obvious to me at our community’s Easter sunrise service a few years ago, I had no idea the population of my town included so many roosters. Or maybe there aren’t that many. Maybe we have just one or two who’ve been granted the gift of uncommon volume […]

Banking gives way to teaching

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Principal Linda D’Amour in her mascot sweater celebrating spirit week at her school office at 2000 Humphrey Road in Clovis.

Linda D’Amour was born and raised in Clovis. She spoke of her love for business and how she received a top business award when she was only in high school. Her career starter was 10 years as a banker for First Federal Savings and Loan. She married Don D’Amour in 1974 and they have two […]

Reminded of the Clovis tornado of 2007

By Karl Terry Local columnist As I looked through online photo coverage of the recent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, the sights took me back eight years. Trees stripped bare, looking like skeletons. Insulation scattered everywhere. Roofs gone and walls knocked to splinters. That’s what a portion of Clovis looked like when I was finally able […]

Some sayings simple, but elegant

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Robert Frost, whose birthday would be celebrated on the day that I am writing this column, once said “I can sum up life in three words: it goes on.” As I am wending my way through sections of “The Origin of Species” with my seniors, I am pretty sure it […]

Growing pumpkins on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on growing pumpkins and gourds, weight loss, and making custom designs with inks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Curt Jaynes owns and operates GardenSource Nursery & Landscaping in Portales and he’s going to talk about how […]

Skinnies, bells both in style

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Last week when I was in a department store checking out the sales racks, I noticed these cool printed, what I thought to be, tights. But they were stretch leggings with a wide bottom flare. I was dumbfounded. How did I miss this trend alert? My first thought was my […]

Senior calendar — March 29

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 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.; Musical, 6 […]

School menus — March 29

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fires, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken strips with […]

On the shelves — March 29

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Dogs Unleashed by Tamsin Pickeral provides a comprehensive overview of canine varieties, including even rare designer breeds and offers full-color photos and information on conformation, history, temperament, health risks, and more for each type of dog. Collins Complete Photography Projects: Learn the Professional Secrets […]

Club notes — March 29

Portales Altrusa Portales Altrusa met March 23 with 22 members and three guests present. Vice President Cozetta Moore presided. Becky Merrell, Melissa Schramn and Amy Nash were introduced as guests. Donna Mowrer gave the Accent on “Leadership Lessons Learned from the Garden.” Secret Pals were thanked. Schramn presented the program. She showed several items collected […]