Fig recipes featured on show

Information on innovative home products to save time and money, making a crocheted baby blanket, and recipes with California figs will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Laura Dellutri will share some innovative home products that can save you time and money. […]

Senior happenings – Jan. 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa, Clovis. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 1 p.m., Bingo at Los Abuelitos. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise;1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking” by John Besh was given by James and Janice Gravely in memory of Nell Morris. The James Beard Award-winning restaurateur and “Iron Chef” champion makes a case for the importance of home-cooked meals while sharing essential advice […]

Club notes – Jan. 29

Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of UDC met at the Vines Restaurant for their monthly meeting. Hostess was Mary Louise Childress, Jane Hilliard led the pledges and Laura Nelson read the ritual. Bess Jones gave the invocation. Peg Kline read a card from the City of Portales. The club received a […]

Club notes —

Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of UDC met at the Vines Restaurant for their monthly meeting. Hostess was Mary Louise Childress, Jane Hilliard led the pledges and Laura Nelson read the ritual. Bess Jones gave the invocation. Peg Kline read a card from the City of Portales. The club received a […]

Peanuts popular at Capitol

They used to call it "The City Different" years ago. I haven't heard Santa Fe called that in a while though, I checked last week and it is indeed still different. I've written a whole lot of New Mexico Legislature stories over the years but strangely enough I had never been in Santa Fe while […]

Peanuts popular at Capitol

They used to call it “The City Different” years ago. I haven’t heard Santa Fe called that in a while though, I checked last week and it is indeed still different. I’ve written a whole lot of New Mexico Legislature stories over the years but strangely enough I had never been in Santa Fe while […]

Chamber banquet to honor New Mexico centennial

Alisa Boswell It’s time again for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce to show their appreciation to local business and others, according to Chamber Director Karl Terry. The chamber’s annual dinner banquet will kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Yam Theatre with dinner, music, a raffle and more. “We want people to come […]

Chamber banquet to honor New Mexico centennial

It's time again for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce to show their appreciation to local business and others, according to Chamber Director Karl Terry. The chamber's annual dinner banquet will kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Yam Theatre with dinner, music, a raffle and more. "We want people to come out and […]

Their view: School lunch guidelines won’t make much difference

Susan Levin director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, shares her view on new guidelines for school lunches:

Social promotion hinders learning

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Gov. Martinez’ initiative to end the automatic social promotion of children from the third grade to the fourth grade is a good one. Students should not be moved through school if they do not have the skills to do the work in the next grade. When this happens, they are more likely to cause classroom […]

Don’t expect policy changes from Obama

When President Barack Obama promised this week to open 75 percent of potential offshore gas and oil resources to drilling and praised the controversial fracking method for extracting untapped oil reserves on land, a collective shudder went through his green constituency. Welcome to election-year rhetoric. The green lobby is learning what other loyal Democratic Party […]

Social promotion hinders learning

Gov. Martinez' initiative to end the automatic social promotion of children from the third grade to the fourth grade is a good one. Students should not be moved through school if they do not have the skills to do the work in the next grade. When this happens, they are more likely to cause classroom […]

Their view: School lunch guidelines won’t make much difference

Susan Levin director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, shares her view on new guidelines for school lunches: School lunches may soon look different — but not different enough to stem the tide of childhood obesity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture just issued new guidelines for school lunches, but as a […]

Don’t expect policy changes from Obama

Freedom New Mexico When President Barack Obama promised this week to open 75 percent of potential offshore gas and oil resources to drilling and praised the controversial fracking method for extracting untapped oil reserves on land, a collective shudder went through his green constituency. Welcome to election-year rhetoric. The green lobby is learning what other […]

‘Behoove’ winning word at county spelling bee

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Christina Calloway “Behoove” was the word that ended it all, a word that when spelled correctly usually means virtually nothing for most people but for 10-year-old Abigail Cameron, it meant she was a champion. She had confidence all along that she would be champion and not because she’s been studying every day since Christmas break, […]

Police blotter: Jan. 29

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Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Monday, Jan. 16 • At 8:46 p.m., officers was dispatched in reference to a domestic situation in progress. A woman told officers that no one hit anyone, but that the man in the house was being stupid. The man said he came […]

Police blotter: Jan. 29

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Monday, Jan. 16 At 8:46 p.m., officers was dispatched in reference to a domestic situation in progress. A woman told officers that no one hit anyone, but that the man in the house was being stupid. The man said he came home […]

My turn: Have ties to all of Oak Ridge Boys

Thanks to three generous co-workers (they are modest, so email me for names), Portales residents Steve and Betsy Chaves and I received complimentary fourth-row tickets to celebrate Steve's latest 29th birthday at the Oak Ridge Boys concert in Clovis. Since the Chaves' original plans included karaoke, I tried talking Steve into crashing the stage and […]

My turn: Have ties to all of Oak Ridge Boys

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Thanks to three generous co-workers (they are modest, so email me for names), Portales residents Steve and Betsy Chaves and I received complimentary fourth-row tickets to celebrate Steve’s latest 29th birthday at the Oak Ridge Boys concert in Clovis. Since the Chaves’ original plans included karaoke, I tried talking Steve into crashing the stage and […]