Shelburne: Good cannot exist without evil, suffering

It’s one of the oldest questions in the world. And maybe the hardest: How can a completely good and powerful God allow suffering? The question ranks among the handful that truly matter. As the question asked most often, most poignantly, in the midst of the deepest shock, pain, and perplexity, it defies the easy answers […]

Rail-side gems in revival

Sacramento Bee photo: Reed Parsell
The La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona, is a restored and somewhat reimagined Harvey House that since 1997 has been owned and operated by the husband-wife team of Allan Affeldt and Tina Mion.

By Reed Parsell The Sacramento Bee WINSLOW, Ariz. — In a state where broken-down ballplayers are routinely sequestered to heal, La Posada qualifies as a comeback kid. The Spanish hacienda-style hotel was built with exquisite pedigree but opened at an inopportune time, in 1930 when the Great Depression was taking deep root. Tucked within elaborate […]

Hartsfield: Step up summer shoe style

Shoes are always a hot topic no matter the season. The summer usually calls for versatile footwear. During the cooler months, there are normally a few pair of shoes or boots that you’ll rotate as opposed to spring and summer where the weather can get a bit bipolar at times. So, in these next few […]

Borden: Choosing remodeler important decision

Information on using various presser feet and adding embellishments to doll furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Kerri Forrest represents Bernina Sewing Machine, and she’s going to demonstrate how to use three different presser feet for piping, gathering […]

Terry: Schemes, scams everywhere

Just how gullible are you? Would you believe the IRS was suing you if you received a call from a mechanical voice that said it had been trying to get in touch with you to let you know? I was so excited to finally get that IRS scam call everyone’s been talking about but a […]

Club notes — April 16

Portales Woman’s Club The Portales Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the national Prevent Child Abuse Awareness campaign and Roosevelt County, planted a pinwheel garden on the courthouse lawn. Assisted by county commissioners Jake Lopez, Gene Creighton, and Rick Leal, the members of this long standing community service organization encourages the Portales community to join in […]

Senior calendar — April 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

On the shelves — April 17

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Fruitcake Murders by Ace Collins offers equal parts murder, mystery, and mayhem in a perplexing whodunit set in the days just after World War II as diesty reporter Tiffany Clayton searches for a scoop on the murders of three men killed with the […]

School menus — April 17

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Egg breakfast wrap. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Chicken biscuit. Lunch- Chicken sandwich and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, chilled pears. Wednesday: Breakfast- Breakfast wrap . Lunch- Breaded pork chop, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, veggie slices and […]

Brandon: Changes normal flow of life

We are approaching graduation season. Winston Churchill once said: “This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, and this is just perhaps the end of the beginning.” I don’t think Churchill was referring to graduations per se, but there is some depth to that statement. In reality, graduation is […]

Blindness may just be disabling attitude

“Do you want to be healed?” Jesus’ question in John 9 to a “man born blind” seems strange at first. The answer was, “Yes!” And it would, of course, be the sincere answer of many, then and now, should the Lord ask and the opportunity truly be offered. But answering it might require much more […]

Director set sights on musical life

Baldock directs the Clovis Community Band on March 21.

He has lived in Clovis for most of his life. Steve Baldock graduated from Clovis High in 1970. Although he was offered scholarships from Yale and other universities, he chose to attend ENMU to major in music education as it was one of the top 10 schools in the nation. His entire adult life has […]

Terry: Roadside cleanup looks good, feels good

I found out last week my inner flower child is still around, just with an arthritic back these days. I participated in the local Great American Cleanup by helping my Rotary Club clean up its mile of U.S. 70 in the Adopt-a-Highway program. I brought donuts and we had a great time except it snowed […]

Borden: Zippers made easy on coming show

Information on quilting, making canapés and decorating with candles will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Marci Baker is a quilter and author, and she’s going to show how to use a notion called Sewing Edge to make sure the […]

Senior calendar — April 10

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. bus. meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: […]

School menus — April 10

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, chilled pears. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick . Lunch — Homemade cheese […]

Community calendar — April 10

Portales Clubs/organizations • 9 to 5 Club meeting — Third Tuesday of each month. Information: Tersa Bonifant 575-791-7034 • AARP — 2 p.m. Wednesdays in the boardroom at Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way, every third Wednesday. Executive Board meets at 1 p.m. Mercedes Agogino, 575-356-8709. • Bethel Club meeting — 2 p.m., second Tuesday […]

Shelburne: ‘I am not my own’ a heavenly principle

In telling the story of his own conversion to Christianity, C. S. Lewis recalls George MacDonald’s striking words: “The one principle of hell is — ‘I am my own.’” But what if I’m not? In our society, our culture, our world, our country, our very souls, we’re obsessed with the idea that we can almost […]

Work, family keep former Artesian busy

Jonathan Wilson is a degree program manager with Ashford University and community-minded father of four. He has lived in Clovis since 2008.

Jonathan Wilson was born and raised in Artesia. He moved from Dallas to Clovis in 2008. He’s in charge of curriculum development, data analysis, and management for the Bachelor of Arts in English degree program at Ashford University. He holds a doctorate of philosophy in English studies from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) […]

Terry: I understand why fences make good neighbors

In “The Wall,” Robert Frost wrote about good fences making good neighbors. I’ve heard those words all my life. My dad and his dad before him lived by them. I can’t help but wonder, however, if Mr. Frost maybe had a neighbor with a pack of dogs like my wife and I’ve acquired. That fence […]