Where were you when the lights went out?

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Where were you when the lights went out? The lights in the twin towers, and the awareness, reawakened in our nation, that we were not invincible and that we could not take these liberties or this safety for granted. Where, then, were you? I use the term reawakened because conversations […]

Cool weather, cool fashion

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Waking up to the cool, wind-blown rain on Friday was quite surprising to me considering that I check my phone’s weather channel app once or twice daily. I’m obsessed with anticipating what I’m going to wear at least the night before so it’s important to know what type of weather […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m. ; Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 […]

School menus — Sept. 14

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Meat & cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll Lunch – popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Homemade meat & bean […]

On the shelves — Sept. 14

The following books are available for checkout: Covis-Carver Public Library Industrial Machinery Repair by Ricky Smith was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Gary Boney. This reference guide will help companies reduce costs, eliminate downtime, and increase their bottom line by following maintenance practices that will keep their machinery operating at peak […]

Food plating tips coming up

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making a terrarium, plating food for better eye appeal, and working with yarns will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Making a terrarium is a great way to use various containers, interesting plants and create a little care garden for your […]

Our People: Gardner laid strong roots

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Bestella Gardner stands in front of accolades from her grandchildren while holding great-granddaughter Love Shelby Crockett. Gardner worked for 32 years as a secretary at Lincoln-Jackson Center in Clovis.

Bestella Gardner was known for 32 years as the first person you saw at Lincoln-Jackson Elementary. Somewhere in the last six years, she became more known as former Clovis High and Texas Tech basketball standout Jaye Crockett’s grandmother. The mother of two, grandmother of five, great grandmother of one and military wife retired in 2010 […]

Engagements — Sept. 7

Followill-Pack Chris and Lora Followill of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacey Micah Followill of Melrose, to Zachary Tyler Pack of Clovis, son of Casey Pack and Stephanie Pack of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Oct. 17, 2014, at the Clovis Civic Center. The reception will be at the […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 7

Encinias Rubel Encinias and Judith Encinias of Clovis celebrated their 45th anniversary Aug. 30, 2014. They celebrated with a picnic and two days of fishing with their grandkids. The couple was married Aug. 30, 1969, in Clovis. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is retired from Xcel Energy. She is retired from ENMR.

Senior Happening — Sept. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m. ; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 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.; […]

School Menus — Sept. 7

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast —Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on a […]

On the Shelves: Sept. 7

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library       The Bank on Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future by Pamela Yellen provides rock-solid wealth-building strategies to grow your money safely and predictably every year, even when the markets are crashing. Natchez Burning by […]

Terry: Blood? No biggie

The sight of blood has never slowed me down, whether it was mine or someone else’s. One of the best examples of this occurred back in the old days of newspaper layout when we worked with sharp items like X-Acto knives. One day I ran one of those little knives to the hilt in the […]

Nieka Style: Music world flush with style

The weekend’s Clovis Music Festival had at least one show with some fierce fashionable performers. This was at the “Kids Rock” Rock & Roll Assembly at Mesa Elementary on Friday. As I stood along the sidelines I wasn’t sure what to expect. This was my first time seeing these performers. But I have to say […]

Creative Living: Crafting pomander featured

Information on making a kissing ball, or pomander, using fabric scraps to make personalized cards, and decorating for each season will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Casey Schwartz will demonstrate how to make a kissing ball, or pomander, which are fun spheres of flowers to hang, carry […]

Davis: Big Three pay homage to New Mexico culture

The State Fair begins very soon. We haven’t gone for several years, and may or may not be able to manage that event, in the context of time and finances. However, this year, for the first time in a while, I have had the time and opportunity to take some carvings up for display and […]

My life a testament to my dad

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist So what do you get the guy who has everything? More important, what do you get for a guy who’s given you everything? My dad, Tom Dobson, turned 77 on Sunday. That’s a big number. Especially big when, back in 1994, my family was hanging out in the Intensive Care […]

Summer, where did you go?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Labor Day is upon us and another summer is fading. I’m not too sure how the season got away from me. Seems only yesterday that thoughts of a relaxing summer were going through my head. Instead it’s almost over and all I can think of is a relaxing holiday weekend […]

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 […]