Senior happenings: April 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., dance. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. Bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 8-10:30 a.m., Free [...]

Creative living features cooking with beans

Information on rotary cutting skills and cooking with beans as part of a gluten-free diet will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Debbie Caffrey, Debbie's Creative Moments in Albuquerque will show how to fine tune your rotary cutting skills as she discusses safety and ergonomics of rotary [...]

Club notes: April 1

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met March 14 at Muffley's Back Door in Clovis with President Helen Martinez presiding. She welcomed guests Gladys Birdsong, Myrna Lincoln and Pyper Belcher. Refreshments were served by Carmen Gilchrist. The usual order of business was addressed after Jane Rybolt read the Gardener's Prayer. Plans for the trip [...]

Year 2012 may prove interesting

It would be fun if this were an April Fool's Day column. It may be even more fun, based on the fact that it isn't. The people of whom I write are arguably sincere in what they believe and in why they believe it. Columns like this week's often begin with a scanning of the [...]

Foolish not to expect pranks

It's not easy being a fool. Then again it hasn't been easy turning 26 today either. OK, maybe I better ask for forgiveness and just admit there's a fine line between April Fools prankster and liar. I'm not particularly good at either. As the resident April Fool I've more often been the butt of jokes [...]

A walk on the wild side

Clovis resident Wes Robertson, a former game warden, retired four years ago but shows no signs of slowing down. Robertson and wife Linda, who also has a degree in wildlife management, climb mountains every chance they get. Robertson enjoys educating people about the outdoors and exercising and hunting with his dog, Maya. Courtesy photo On [...]

The write stuff

Tucked away in the special collections section of Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library Friday afternoon, beginning writers sat with pen in hand absorbing advice from experienced writers. Some of the writers in the crowd have been published, some rejected. Other writers wanted to know how to get started. The panelists on the Young Writers [...]

PHS tabs Hobbs assistant new football coach

The Portales Rams have a new football coach in place, and now the school is looking for a boys basketball coach. Jaime Ramirez, a Hobbs High assistant for the past four years, was hired this week to replace Mark McAfee, who resigned as football coach and athletic director earlier this month to go into private [...]

Curry County Cats football capsule

Alamogordo Desert Dawgs (1-2, 1-1 NM Premier League vs. Curry County Cats (4-2, 2-0) 2 p.m. today, Leon Williams Stadium Records: Alamo 1-2 (1-1 NM Premier League), Curry County 4-2 (2-0). Last week: The Cats pulled out a 29-27 victory Sunday over the El Paso Raiders. The Desert Dawgs suffered a 24-17 loss against the [...]

LSC-leading TexAnns hand Zias two losses

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Abigail Tammen drove in both Tarleton State runs and Samantha Swanda won a pitchers' duel from Eastern New Mexico University freshman Amy Smith with a two-hitter in the TexAnns' 2-1 victory over the Zias in the opener of Friday's Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader. TSU (27-10, 12-2 LSC) got home runs from [...]