Senior happenings — Feb. 23

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) […]

My sniffer does just fine

Karl Terry

A dog with a good nose has always been a fascination to me. My current dog has a pretty good sniffer. He knows the minute you come through the door if you’ve been with another dog — or worse yet a smelly old cat. After being in the Roosevelt County Events Arena most of this […]

On the shelves — Feb. 23

The following books are now available: Clovis-Carver Public Library Quick Changes: Fresh Looks for Every Room by the editors of House Beautiful offers abundant photos paired with more than 300 quick and easily achieved ideas to show you how to create a new look in any room from a change as subtle as rearranging what […]

‘It’s just a fact, but a fact it is’

Curtis Shelburne

It’s just a fact, but a fact it is, that the teachers who most influenced my life early on were Methodists. San Jacinto Elementary in Amarillo, Texas, was evidently a hotbed of Methodism. Or maybe it was just that my primary school path there was colored by the presence of three of them. Someday I’ll […]

Real faith and real life are the same real story

Curtis Shelburne

One of my favorite authors is also one of my favorite storytellers. A reviewer of my How To Measure a Rainbow book once called me a capable “storyteller.” Alas, that’s far too grand a title for me, but one I’d love to deserve. The man I’m thinking of is the real deal. Most of his […]

Let’s talk comfort colors

D'Nieka Hartsfield

With all the variety of colors, patterns or prints there are to choose from, many of us will only wear the same pool of colors we are the most comfortable in. For example, my boss wears a black shirt and khaki tan colored pants most days so when he came into work the other day […]

Olympic dreams may be deferred

For some of us who look forward to the Winter Olympics, it could be said, as the opening lines to Tale of Two Cities claim, ” It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” It is the best of times because the games for which we have waited for quite a […]

On the shelves —Feb. 2

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Allegany to Appomattox: The Life and Letters of Private William Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers by Valgene Dunham reproduces 39 letters of a Union soldier to his wife, placing us on the family farm in upstate New York, in the mind-numbing routines of military life, […]

Doll making on upcoming show

Information on making porcelain dolls, PTSD and animals, and new bathroom designs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Dianna Effner is a designer of doll molds, and she will show several dolls and other items made from Hearty Clay. She’ll demonstrate how to mix colors and how […]

School menus — Feb. 2

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast- cinnamon roll. Lunch – pizza, fresh mixed veggies with ranch dressing, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – breakfast pizza. Lunch – sloppy Joe on a bun, sweet potato fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, green peas, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – banana bread. Lunch – bean & cheese burrito with salsa, Spanish rice, […]