Fall perfect time to ‘nail it’

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Now that the season is changing so are our clothes. Some of us are changing our hair, cycling in warmer clothing and shoes. The topic for this week is your manicure and how you’re wearing it this season. Let’s talk about color choices first. I’ve noticed that the town majority […]

Precision in language matters

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Recently, viewing “The Giver” with our granddaughter, on whose summer reading list the novel which gave birth to the movie had been listed, I was given insight into, or renewed insight into, certain small truths of life. Since reading the book was a prerequisite for Mikayla viewing the film, she […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Labor Day-Center Closed 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 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sew days, 10 a.m.; . Crafts, 1 p.m. Thursday: Line dance trip, Exercise equipment, […]

New show covers animal care

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on teaching children about caring for animals, making a regal rainbow ruffle cake, and using a curved tool to make a table runner will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue in […]

On the shelves — Aug. 31

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains by Jenny Bowen relates the inspiring story of triumph in the face of struggle as two empty nesters overcame enormous challenges to become the only Westerners working with the Chinese government to transform […]

School menus — Aug. 31

Clovis elementary Monday: Labor Day, No School Tuesday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes with ranch dressing, culled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast, Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch, Bean & cheese burro, salsa, Spans rice, ;lettuce & tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Corn dog, baked […]

Your call is very important to us

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “The Nine Circles of Customer Service Hell.” That’s an article by Jay Steinfield, CEO of Blinds.com, who, with apologies to Dante and his original “nine circles of . . .” asked the question for phone-holding customers everywhere: “Your customers are the cornerstone of your success. So why offend them?” I […]

Sharing his passion

Rod Savage said he has been to more livestock fairs than he can count. Savage showed his first pig when he was 9 years old in the De Baca County Fair, and ever since he has been a part of fairs in one form or another. Showing livestock until he graduated from Melrose High School, […]

Love is a greasy pile of fried okra

By Karl Terry Local columnist I love the vegetables of summer. I came about the love naturally, back when we deep-fried many of the veggies from the garden. Taters, onions, squash, sometimes tomatoes, but most of all okra were all subjected to hot oil and sometimes a pretty heavy breading. Maybe it wasn’t the healthiest […]

On the shelves — Aug. 24

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image by Joshua Zeitz revolves around two presidential secretaries who served as Lincoln’s closest confidants and who enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone else outside the president’s immediate […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Conference on aging, 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Conference on aging, 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 […]

Potentially dreadful experience turned joyful

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist As this academic year begins, I look back over the years and think of all the experiences surrounding our children’s school years. That part of our lives, which took so much energy and effort, has passed. Now we have grandchildren in school! Looking back, I hope those paths we charted […]

Senior calendar Aug. 17

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

School menus — Aug. 17

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 fries, veggie dippers & ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Mac & cheese, […]

Club notes — Aug. 17

Altrusa Altrusa International Club of Clovis member, Kathy Travis, presents a check for $2,500 to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. The money was a donation to Altrusa from the Gavilon Company, a global food producer. The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico was founded in 1983 as a grassroots organization sponsored by the […]

Devotion prompts walk across Spain

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New Mexican Blain Dern, 77, rests at a vineyard about half way through his 522-mile solo pilgrimage through Spain.

By Ned Cantwell Religion columnist Visitors to Ruidoso are familiar with the racetrack, the golf courses, the gambling halls. While enjoying the cool mountain breezes, they might also have dined at Log Cabin, the town’s popular breakfast headquarters. Blain Dern, who will be 78 in January, started the restaurant in 1989 and sold it to […]

God’s promised peace answer to worry

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “Hi, I’m Curtis, and I’m a worry-holic.” That’s the way I’d introduce myself at a Twelve Step program for worriers and anxiety addicts. And maybe there are some. Programs for worriers, I mean. I should check on this. But come to think of it, I’m already involved in one. It’s […]

Living on the edge

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A life filled with challenges and a supportive family has made MarkAnthony Baca into a multitalented performer and mentor. Baca is a self-proclaimed daredevil and has been doing stunt work for movies and television shows since 1992. He said he has been talking with Clovis city officials in an effort to gain approval to jump […]

Pigs, pigskin and Pepsi — what a morning

By Karl Terry Local columnist I met a pig on a walk-around the other day. He grunted several times but had little else to say. Driven by a young man with his new show stick. Roadwork before the fair should do the trick. I’ve started walking again in the mornings and it’s truly amazing what […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Loteria (Portales). […]