Store owner’s daughter light of my life

Things haven't been the same the last 32 years. Thank goodness. This Valentine's Day 32 years ago I wound up devastated and home alone after I was thrown over for the night on the premise that the girl I had asked out "had to work late." The story might have been the truth, but I […]

Engagements – Feb. 10

Garrett/Steen Skip and Ginger Garrett of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Abigail Garrett of Panhandle, Texas, to Jason Steen, of Pampa, Texas, son to Curtis and Marlene Steen of Dalhart, Texas, and Teri and Jody Smith of Trinidad, Colo. The couple will exchange vows 3 p.m. (CST) March 16, 2013, […]

Christ’s unfailing love is still his gift whenever we fail

The Apostle Peter was about to foul up. And not just a little. Any Christian with an ounce of spiritual sensitivity knows that we all "deny" Christ whenever we choose for self and not for God, hurt others, live selfishly, make poor choices, commit sin, etc. We all have, and we all do. In some […]

Senior Happenings – Feb. 3

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. […]

School Menus – Feb. 3

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken Nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco and salsa, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomatoes, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, […]

Creative Living – Gadgetry, ‘clean’ food to be featured

Information on making a kindle cozy, preparing and serving "clean" food and different ways to use grapefruit sections will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. For those who can't go anywhere without computer gadgets, Laura Bray, crafter and designer, will show how to make a kindle cozy that […]

On the Shelves – Feb. 3

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Death At Sea World: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity by David Kirby examines one of the most intelligent, social and complex animals on earth as seen through the eyes of the scientists who study them and the people who risk […]

Children’s TV morals a concern

The plot of the show was, on the surface, pretty sordid. That actually holds true for all of the several plots going on at the same time. Not sordid in the Nancy Grace sense, or the SVU sense. Just involving levels of manipulation and equivocation that most of us would not see ourselves falling prey […]

Club Notes – Feb. 3

The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met Jan. 28, with President Nellie Dyer along with 17 members and five guests, Amie Griffith, Aida Smith, Amberlynn Mauldin, Mary Bell Cota and Patrick Kircher, present. Cathy Rankin led the opening ceremonies. Dannah Brown gave the Altrusa Accent, and Jennifer Hardin drew for the Queen of Hearts. […]

Navigation easier than old days

I guess I now have a vehicle with navigation. More accurately, I figured out my smart phone has a navigation app that actually works pretty good. With the hands-free device I bought with Christmas money, I can press a couple of buttons and speak a destination to get directions to my destination. After I missed […]

The most important guest at any wedding is …

I was thinking recently about a long-ago wedding — the one Jesus attended at Cana of Galilee, the same one in which he became the winemaker for the feast. And that reminded me of another wedding or two. I'm told that when my maternal grandparents decided to get married, they hitched a horse to the […]

School Menus – Jan. 27

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli, carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes and ranch and chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, salsa, Spanish rice, […]

Senior Happenings – Jan. 27

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. […]

Creative Living – Show to feature fabric postcards

Information on making fabric postcards, using duck tape to make bangle bracelets, and putting a vegetarian spin on Carne Adovado will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Franki Kohler has written a book about fabric postcards and she will tell how they are keepsakes you can make and […]

On The Shelves – Jan. 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them by Larry Swedroe shows how to learn from other's mistakes, understand the wrong way and the right way to build your portfolio, and how to minimize tax effects, diversify your accounts, plan for your family's […]

Pro Bowl presents conflicting challenges

"The NFL hopes to decide the fate of the Pro Bowl by the time it releases next season's schedule in April. And the fate of the league's all-star game largely will depend on how much effort this year's participants put into the game." – Source: NFL.com The Pro Bowl, which will be brought to you […]

I’ll take my ice in a tea glass

As far as I'm concerned, there are only two times when ice is a good thing. When it's hot and you're making tea and when you need to get up a muddy road. That second instance came into play on a recent hunting trip I talked about. Driving and walking over a muddy road in […]

Our People – The tide is changing

Daniel Graham developed an interest in the keyboard at age 8. He received his first keyboard at age 9 as a Christmas present request. His band, "The Changing Tide," was formed about six months ago. Graham is one of six members in the band. The band's music belongs to the metal core genre, a broad […]

God will always lead us to success

Setting up housekeeping is no easy task. But the task on the other end of the journey is harder. Ask anyone who has buried their last parent or whose parents have had to move into a care facility. Sifting through three-quarters of a century's worth of accumulated mounds of paper, pictures, trinkets, and family treasures […]

If everybody had a father like I had a father …

I was bumping up toward my own birthday last week (Jan. 11) when I was reminded that Jan. 9 was the 13th anniversary of my father's death. And then our youngest brother reminded his three brothers, including me, that Tuesday, would have been our dad's 100th birthday! With that in mind, I offer these words […]