Clovis students don’t take back seat

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Totally tangential to the real focus of the class, which is the novel “The Great Gatsby,” I looked up and discovered for my students that the 1919 World Series between Chicago and Cincinnati really was fixed, and that the fixing was engineered by a group of Chicago-based gamblers who bought […]

Club notes — March 8

Educational Retirees The Curry County Area Educational Retirees (CCAER) met March 3 at K-Bob’s. Members learned about Islam and the Muslim faith from presenter Will Anderson. Pam Wallace, membership chairperson, reported we have 214 paid local members and 111 state members for 2015. Wallace also reported on educational bills currently before the New Mexico Legislature. […]

Spring fashions most fun

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style The first days of spring are close at hand, and I can imagine the majority of us are counting down the days. Fingers crossed that the winds of spring won’t be as fierce as the snow has been this winter. Get your dust mask ready. I can almost bet we […]

School menus — March 8

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

Senior calendar — March 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; Potluck, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Drugstore necklace takes me back to grandmother

By Patti Dobson Local columnist Everything old becomes new again. Walking through a local store waiting for prescriptions to be filled, I happened upon what I’d consider retro jewelry — big, splashy flowers, loads of crystals, vivid colors. I was oddly drawn to the display. Chalking it up to bright colors feeding into my need […]

Oh spring, where has thou wandered?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Raw, windy February days are the pits. Thank goodness February is so short — hello March. This is the time of year when you suddenly realize that winter has overstayed its welcome and you’re ready for a spring day. All the good sticks of firewood have been burned and you’re […]

Cooking for vegetarians on coming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on teaching children to sew and cooking meals for vegetarians will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Carina Gardner is the Creative Director and Designer for Carina Gardner, Inc. and Carta Bella Paper Co. She’s going to show […]

School menus — Mar. 1

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Sloppy joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Bean and cheese burrito, salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce, […]

Club notes — Mar. 1

Portales Altrusa Club Portales Altrusa met Feb. 23 at Pizza Hut with 17 members and three guests present. President Sue B Bracksieck called the meeting to order. Becky Merrell, Melissa Schramm and Darren Hooker were introduced as guests. Dannah Brown gave the Accent. Secret Pals were thanked. Darren Hooker presented the program on his 2014 […]

On the shelves — Mar. 1

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson presents a lawyer’s view of the extent to which brutality, unfairness, and racial bias continue to infect criminal law in the U.S., and at the same time, recounts instances of human compassion, understanding, mercy, […]

Senior calendar — Mar. 1

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.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 p.m.; Musical, 6 […]

Songs, suits and successes

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Homer Tankersley pictured with his wife, Doris. The two have been a musical duo since the day they met.

Homer Tankersley may be one of Clovis’s best-known treasures. He’s worked with Norman Petty, sang in gospel groups all around the world and has settled down with his 54 year-old business on Main Street in Downtown Clovis. Tankersley, a Dallas native, opens up about his music and fashion careers, and gives away the secret to […]

Raising children like flying kites

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Years ago I discovered a poem by an unknown author called “Children are like Kites.” My children were young at the time and I cried looking ahead because I knew it was true. Our role as parents would be to get them off the ground, run breathlessly alongside to get […]

Lord shows he cares about the little people

By Curtis Shelburne Local columnist Does Jesus ever do anything just as we’d expect? If God became human and entered our world to save us — something we would certainly never expect . . . If we realized (and we surely didn’t see this one coming, did we?) that God had actually entered the world […]

Living to the fullest

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]Tech. Sgt. Kitsana Dounglomchan enjoys driving all around the area with his wife, Cassandra.

Kitsana Dounglomchan, a technical sergeant at Cannon Air Force Base, is a traveler and a self-described serial hobbyist. He has traveled the world and experienced many things from skydiving with his wife to sneaking their Yorkie into a Lubbock theater. Dounglomchan is moving to India this year to work at the American embassy. He may […]

Aging not what I hoped it would be

By Karl Terry Local columnist Sometimes that first step after getting out of the bed in the morning is the hardest one. I never thought of myself as a weenie but aging is not what I had hoped it would be. I thought I would probably still be playing handball or at least racquetball into […]

Senior calendar — Feb. 22

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; 5:30 p.m., Potluck; 6 p.m., Social night. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Beginning of Lent time for spiritual self-assessment

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The Christian community, to one extent or another, celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, the 40 days preceding Easter, on the Wednesday just past. Somewhat earlier than other years, which increases the chance of an Easter snow, we entered into a period of designated reflection on what our […]

On the shelves — Feb. 22

These titles are available for chekout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library A History of War in 100 Battles by Richard Overy plumbs over 3,000 years of history from the Fall of Troy to the Fall of Baghdad to locate 100 defining battles in which, not just individual lives, but the collective fate of nations have hung […]