Hartsfield: Style options many for mom

Mother’s day is next Sunday and every mom appreciates a well thought out gift from the heart. If you’ll be shopping for your style savvy mother, wife or friend, here are a few gift ideas: • Wide brimmed floppy summer hat: This is the perfect time to think hats. With one of these mom will […]

School menus — May 3

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

Club notes — May 3

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met April 14 at Dakota Steakhouse. Fifteen were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee chairman, reminded members of the central committee new officers will be elected. He also reminded members of the Silver Elephant fundraiser/dinner in Santa Fe on May 30. Carly Fiorina will be the guest […]

Senior calendar — May 3

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. line dance, pinochle; 2 p.m. beginning line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 7:30 a.m. apron parade, pie auction; 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, […]

Ranks of Salvation Army soldiers growing

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Just as churches have elders, the Salvation Army has soldiers, according to Clovis Salvation Army commander Lt. Kelly Berggren. And the local army of soldiers is growing. This past weekend, the Clovis Salvation Army added three new soldiers to the organization, bringing the total number to seven. George Hostler, […]

Dobson: Never believe your own press

I came across a quote recently: “Gossip can be entertaining; occasionally, I’ve heard the most fascinating things about myself I never knew” — Vanna Bonta. It reminded me of something that one of my all-time favorite professors, Bill Sheridan, told me: “Never believe your own press, good or bad. You’re never as great as you […]

Southern Baptist Convention hopes to grow in New Mexico

By Jackie Johnson STAFF WRITER jjohnson@pntonline.com A funding program created by the Southern Baptist Convention helps new churches get on their feet. “Our role is to find local churches that are wanting to create a partnership and we bring the financial piece to it,” said Joseph Bunce, executive director of the Baptist Convention of New […]

Help needed — April 26

Mary Helen Urioste is asking for donations to offset the cost of building onto her home to accommodate the required equipment for her 16-year-old grandson, who suffered a brain stem stroke caused by a blood mutation. An account has been set up in his name, Antonio M. Aragon, at Western Bank in Clovis, telephone number […]

Cooking for longevity on upcoming show

Information on working with hearty clay, cooking for longevity and using figs in popular food trends will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Dianna Effner is a designer of doll molds, and she will show several dolls and other items made from Hearty Clay. […]

Don’t see competitive eating in my future

By now you’ve probably heard of little Molly Schuyler. Mother of four, just 120 pounds and knows how to put away the beef steak. Schuyler, who is a “competitive eater,” set the Big Texan Steak Ranch title for a record time eating its 72-ounce steak. That’s the eatery along Route 66 that made Amarillo famous. […]

Reunion — April 26

Wheatland School reunion is 8 a.m. May 23 at the Senior Citizens Building on Main and Jefferson streets across from the Baptist Church in Grady. This is an all school reunion — also for friends and family who want to visit old friends. For lunch, please bring a covered dish. Donations will be taken to […]

Specialist keeps herself, career in shape

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Linda Casaus at her office inside the district court building located at 700 N. Main St. in Clovis.

Linda Casaus was born and raised in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1998. Casaus describes herself a very outdoors person. She enjoys skiing, gardening and barbecuing among many other activities. Casaus sold insurance for seven years at Allstate before she began working at the court offices in 2006. Casaus lost her mother, […]

Club notes — April 26

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met April 8 at Muffley’s Back Door. Brunch was provided by Navie Jucker and Barbara Voges. The nine attending members brought plants for exchange with each other. Annual dues were paid. Loyce Hodges gave a report on the 50 Easter arrangements given to all residents of St. Anthony Nursery […]

Earth Day important to me

What are your reasons for believing that Earth Day, and its message of ecological awareness, are important? Perhaps I am jumping the gun; perhaps you are not among those who believe this to be true. At any rate, here are some of my own reasons, as we have just passed the annual April day of […]

Spring good for seasonal clothing mixing

Although the weather has been a little bit challenging, I always look forward to springtime. In the spring, you get to express your best styles because the weather is perfect for sampling all seasonal clothing from your very own wardrobe. Some days are cooler than others and so you get to throw on a sweater […]

On the shelves — April 26

The following books are available for check-out at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine by Clifford Pickover lists chronologically such diverse topics as the Hippocratic Oath, human cloning, general anesthesia, and the role of war and violence in accelerating the pace of […]

Senior calendar — April 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. line dance, pinochle; 2 p.m. beginning line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits […]

School menus — April 26

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup w/ranch, raisels. Wednesday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — Soft taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn, orange smiles. Thursday: Breakfast — […]

Shelburne: A little faith is sometimes all you need

Fear and faith. Both color our journey in this life. I hope we know ourselves well enough to just frankly admit that it’s no rare occasion when the former threatens to swamp the latter. It’s nothing new. In Mark 6:45-52, the disciples of Christ have gotten into a boat on the Sea of Galilee to […]

Choir will accompany bird song at Hillcrest Zoo

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com A church choir will accompany the symphony of bird and animal sounds at the Hillcrest Park Zoo this weekend. The Central Baptist Church “His Voices” choir is presenting a one-hour “Creation Celebration” concert 3 p.m. Sunday at a pavilion near the tiger exhibit. Admission to the zoo will be […]