Fried chicken a dinner staple in our house

By Karl Terry Local columnist If I told you that growing up I ate a lot of fried chicken that would probably be an understatement. We actually ate a whole lot of fried chicken. Our noon meal on the farm was called dinner and we had fried chicken at dinner probably three times a week […]

Club notes — Feb. 1

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club held their annual Christmas Party at the home of President Jacque Wuest on Dec. 17. A great brunch was served to nine members followed by gift exchanges and a short business meeting at which it was announced that our club had donated over 150 cans of food and fruit […]

On the shelves — Feb. 1

Clovis-Carver Public Library The following two books were given by Connie Harrison in memory of Janet Parker: A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes by Jessica Fellowes explores the seasonal events of the great British estate depicted by the iconic PBS series and invites us to learn more about […]

Slimming tips on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on texturizing fabric, dressing for a slimmer look, and making fringe flowers by machine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday noon. Barbara Crawford is a crafter and designer, and she’s going to demonstrate some techniques that result in texturizing […]

School menus — Feb. 1

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Chicken & pasta, steamed broccoli & 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 – Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch – Bean and cheese burrito & salsa, […]

There’s room for beliefs between superstition, folklore

By Clyde Davis Local columnist I grew up there — well, not very far from there. I was never really sure where Punxsutawney was, as a small child, any more than I was sure how to spell it. To the myopic mind of a young boy, it seemed to be very far away, this in […]

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.; […]