Cell phone not a status symbol anymore

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I wonder when we turned the corner? Telephonically speaking, I mean. Once upon a time, having a cell phone was a very cool thing, a “status symbol” even. (Hey, I remember when having a telephone with push buttons and not a rotary dial was cool.) The first cell phone I […]

Thought for the day was really profound

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I have written about it before, but each time I am driving down Commerce Way, my thoughts turn to my very old Marshall Junior High School days. Now it is called Marshall Middle School but when I was there, it was full of seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders. Also I have […]

Feel-good kind of life

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Misty Bertrand, center, with staff members Lawrence Vigil, left, and Jason Parnell, right, in front of the Clovis Civic Center.

Misty Bertrand is general manager of the Clovis Civic Center. She was born in Portales and raised in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1998 and earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and speech communication, as well as a master’s degree in English from Eastern New Mexico University. Bertrand married her husband Tim in […]

Patriots’ Deflate-gate no surprise

By Karl Terry Local columnist Every Super Bowl needs a drama line. Why not Deflate- gate this year? Unless you’ve been living beneath the turf in the old New York Giants Stadium with Jimmy Hoffa, you’ve no doubt heard that the New England Patriots have been accused of cheating during the AFC Championship game against […]

Good snow day different for everyone

By Clyde Davis Local columnist This column, almost invariably, focuses on life through the lens of the Bing Crosby song: “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative…” Such is the focus of Lifestyles, and to be honest, speaking for myself, there would be plenty of places to read bad or negative news, if I wish to […]

Getting out of debt on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on getting out of debt, making children’s costumes, and the importance of family dinners will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 69 percent of households in the U.S. hold some form […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 25

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.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 […]

Fashion can be painful if you let it

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Like some would say, pain and beauty go synonymous with one another, but I’d like to add to that and say so does fashion. I guess this would depend on how far you are willing to go for either. My definition of beauty as pain would be something along the […]

Club notes — Jan. 25

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 classes resumed Tuesday with 14 people attending. Connie Moyers, Roosevelt County extension agent, used chemistry vials representing how much fat, salt, sugar and fiber existed in one serving of different common foods helping students understand what foods are healthier and what happens when we overeat. She invited students to […]

School menus — Jan. 25

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruity Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Soft taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn, […]

Close call brings answer to prayer

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Is true love only for the young? No. It lasts a lifetime. Several years ago, I was staying with my parents in a hotel. I was awakened by the moans of my father who lived in chronic pain. As my heart was crying out to God to give him relief, […]

Area students salute MLK

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Taylor Henderson, a first-grader at Clovis Christian School, is the elementary school poster winner.

Essay winners First place high school MLK essay: Michael Furrow Clovis Christian School 11th grade According to Wikipedia, the dictionary definition of courage “is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation. It can be divided into “physical courage” — in face of physical pain, hardship and threat of death — and “moral […]

Squabbling companies disrupt my tranquility

By Karl Terry Local columnist Soon after I surrendered the remote, the peace of mindless sitcoms was shattered by the cocky smugness of Sean Hannity. My vacation from Fox Network was over. Apparently the two feuding megla-maniac media entities Dish Network and Fox News have made up after three weeks. I realize that in most […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 18

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: MLK Day, Center closed; 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 p.m. Wednesday: Sew days, 10 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; crafts, 1 p.m.; […]

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

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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. […]