Taking time to rest genuine act of faith

News flash: SABBATH-BREAKING HAS NOT BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A MISDEMEANOR. Oh, for years most of us have heard amateur theologians and Bible "pseudo-scholars" asserting with the kind of loud confidence always reserved for the most seriously mistaken, that, of the Ten Big Commandments, we could certainly forget about #4. After all, the "old Law" that […]

Taking time to rest genuine act of faith

News flash: SABBATH-BREAKING HAS NOT BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A MISDEMEANOR. Oh, for years most of us have heard amateur theologians and Bible "pseudo-scholars" asserting with the kind of loud confidence always reserved for the most seriously mistaken, that, of the Ten Big Commandments, we could certainly forget about #4. After all, the "old Law" that […]

Our people: Flag man

CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Tony Heiman prepares two flags to fly in his front yard at his house on East 11th Street. Heiman alternates 10 to 12 flags in his front yard throughout the year to pay tribute to the United States and veterans who have served the country. Tony Heiman flies a variety […]

Club notes – Feb. 17

CCAER Curry County Association of Educational Retirees (CCAER) met Feb. 5 at Furr's Cafeteria. Dianne Davis called the meeting to order. LaNell Leatherwood gave the opening prayer. Carol Nash led the pledges to the American and New Mexico flags. Andrea Bigelow introduced the program given by Dr. John Collins, a clinical psychologist and a Bishop […]

On the shelves – Feb. 17

These books are available: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future" produced by Climate Central summarizes everything we already know about the science of climate change, and lays out in practical terms what we can and cannot do to avoid further shifts. […]

School menus – Feb. 17

Clovis elementary schools Monday: President's Day – No School Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana Bread. Lunch — Goldfish Turkey and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, chilled mixed fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage Biscuit. Lunch — Mac and cheese, green beans, veggie slices, fresh fruit, whole wheat roll. Thursday: Breakfast — Muffin & […]

Senior happenings – Feb. 17

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

Chicken best seen through rose-colored glasses

All you folks out there with the skills to Google things do this for me. First Google "cows wearing glasses" then Google "pigs wearing glasses" finally, try "chickens wearing glasses." You'll notice on the first two searches you got silly cartoon pictures of barnyard animals in spectacles. On the third you got an actual serious […]

Creative living: Cookies, tropical flowers to be featured

Information on preparing princess cutout cookies and arranging tropical flowers will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook authors Kimberly Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero will share a story from their cookbook "Sugar, Sugar," as they prepare princess cutout cookies. They'll show how to roll out the dough, then […]

Some thoughts on Valentine’s Day and love

Uh oh. It seems that the date for this column should probably indicate its content. Rats! If the whole thing reads like it was written by a Valentine's Day grinch, I should just plead guilty. It's almost certainly good for husbands like me to have a deadline that calls for something on the order of […]

Our people – Sharing knowledge

Jay Carpenter said he joined the Air Force at age 23 because he was tired of working dead end jobs in his hometown. Carpenter said he was also attracted to the military's opportunities in training, travel, education and career building. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lindsey-Steiner Elementary librarian Jay Carpenter, far right, assists fifth-graders, from […]

School menus – Feb. 10

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad and ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon Roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, whole wheat roll, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake Sausage on a stick. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, […]

Senior happenings – Feb. 10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., […]

On the shelves – Feb. 10

These book are available for checkout at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Bombshell: Explosive Medical Secrets that Will Redefine Aging by Suzanne Somers reveals the medical advances that the best and brightest doctors, scientists, and health experts have discovered and that are radically changing the experience of aging today and the years to come. The Other […]

Anniversaries – Feb. 10

Snipes Dennis and RaDonna Snipes celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 8. They were married Feb. 8, 1963, in Clovis, where they have lived and raised their children. RaDonna is a retired nurse, retiring from Women Medical Center in 2008. Dennis is a semiretired. They are members of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. They enjoy being […]

Weddings – Feb. 10

Potter/Walker Christa L. Potter and Chris M. Walker of Leander, Texas, were joined in marriage on Dec. 1, 2012, at Mercury Hall, Austin, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Doyle and Mary Potter of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Ed Walker and the late Bethan Walker of Sweeney, Texas. The couple reside […]

Reunions – Feb. 10

USS Iwo Jima The USS Iwo Jima (LPH2/LHD7) shipmates Organization's Reunion is scheduled Oct. 2-6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego. For more information call (757) 723-0317.

Club notes – Feb. 10

Cloud Rainy Day Extension Club The Cloud Rainy Day Extension Club will meet 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Muffley's Back Door. Lucille Johnson will host the Valentine party and there will be a business meeting to conclude plans for the year. Beta phi Six members and two guests attended their Christmas social at A-Me-D's […]

Fine-tune your internal truth detector

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." Mark Twain from website: Brainy Quotes. The quotation, so applicable in the time of the great American humorist, might be even more so in our time and in our place. After all, Mark Twain […]

Creative living – Feng Shui, hanging pictures to be featured

Information on creating new space in a garage, providing a Feng Shui atmosphere in the home, and hanging pictures correctly will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Many folks are looking for more room in their homes, and Bruce Johnson is going to show how to repurpose […]