Cable TV promotes ghoulish fascination

“Starin’ at the boob tube, turnin’ on the big knob, tryin’ to find some life in the wasteland … Obnoxious Joe comes on the scene, along with his guest Selfrighteous Sam, and one more guy, who doesn’t count, his hair and clothes are far out …” —John Kay and Steppenwolf

Bull riding off my bucket list

Staying aboard a 2,000-pound bovine for eight seconds. Yes sir, I can now scratch that one off my bucket list. OK, I wasn’t exactly aboard a raging bull in a rodeo arena, hell-bent on throwing me off his back. Instead it was a docile Texas Longhorn steer complete with a comfortable Western saddle. It was […]

Cling to the Lord during storms of life

I heard a mocking bird the other day. I thought the mocking bird would blow away the windstorm raged so hard. During the lulls of the storm I heard the mockingbird singing as if nothing surrounded him. He could have been blown away. He could have found a safe place but he stood his ground […]

On the shelves —

The Following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Secret Lives of Wives: Woman Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married” by Iris Krasnow uncovers the secrets of couples who manage to stay together for the long haul, and how they navigated the temptations and hard twists that inevitably occur in unions that […]

Senior happenings —

CRSMA Senior Diners Club 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: Closed. Tuesday: Green salad, green chili chicken enchiladas, pinto beans and plums/toppings. Wednesday: Gravy, pork chops, mashed potatoes, green peas, biscuit and cherry cobbler. Thursday: Sliced tomatoes, baked chicken, broccoli, cheese and rice casserole, strawberry/bananas, apple and wheat roll/margarine. Friday: Pasta salad, barbecue beef sandwich, […]

School menus — Feb. 19

Clovis Elementary Monday: President’s Day — No school Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Spaghetti and meat sauce, green beans, ranch salad and bread stix and fruit smoothie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Porky rib on a bun, baked french fries, coleslaw and fruited Jell-O. Thursday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — […]

Club notes —

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal Chapter of the DAR met at the First Christian Church in Clovis on Feb. 12. After regent Pam Wallace led the opening rituals, the business meeting was postponed so that the winners of the essay contest could read their essay and be given their awards. Eighth-grade winner […]

Learning to grow important

“If I were a roadmap, I’d have side routes and detours marked all over my surface. If I were a drama, I’d be in the middle of a rewrite. If I were a novel, I’d be under revision. If I were a house, I’d be under renovation. If I were a piece of jewelry, I’d […]

Grapefruit juice recipes featured on show

Information on squaring up quilt blocks, making a bud vase cover, and things to do with grapefruit juice will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Debbie Caffrey, Debbie’s Creative Moments, will show how to square up quilt blocks prior to cutting out […]

No excuse for losing touch

It’s hard to keep up with old friends and former coworkers. They promised me email, Facebook and cell phones would change all that. Eventually we find out that people change email addresses for one reason or another and Facebook is great for reconnecting but not very personal. Cell phones, well they don’t keep us any […]