Denish: Selling jets not enough

(With apologies to Gail Collins and David Brooks of the New York Times — who popularized this format, the following is an exchange between the columnist and former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Diane Denish.) Denish: Your column backing the New Mexico law allowing illegal immigrants to drive was right on target, but I was amused […]

On the shelves: July 22

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Railroaded: the Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America" by Richard White tells the story of the great railroad projects of nineteenth-century America and how their operations rearranged space and time, remade the landscape of the west, opened new ways of life and work, and transformed […]

Reader-submitted: Flower entries encouraged

The members of the Encanto Garden Club of Clovis would like to take this opportunity again this year to inform our community about entering floral or plant exhibits at our up and coming Curry County Fair Flower Show. The fair will take place this year on the week of Aug. 13-18. The Curry County Fair […]

Senior calendar: July 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis 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: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

Gown fittings featured on show

Information on designing and fitting strapless gowns and using stabilizers for craft projects will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Crawford, president, CEO and designer for Fashion Patterns by Coni, will demonstrate how to design and fit strapless gowns by showing […]

Reunions: July 22

Greathouse The Greathouse Reunion held its 56th get together at Emmanuel Baptist church July 14 in Portales. There were two clans represented with 27 people attending. Bill Strong gave the invocation, followed by a potluck meal. Group photos were taken. The business meeting was called to order by President Regina Harris. Sheryl Abdill read the […]

Club notes: July 22

Oddfellow Lodge Oddfellow Lodge members met July 12 for their regular meeting with Noble Grand Evelyn Calder presiding. Plans were made for the next meeting July 26. The grand master will make his official visit at 3 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a special meeting and the Grand Master Ernest Cloud will present […]

Honors: July 22

Scanlan Fallon Scanlan of Portales was named to the University of Kansas School of Business Spring 2012 honor roll. Scanlan is a graduate of Texico High School and is a junior in management and leadership.

Weddings: July 22

Wyman-Bryant Kimberly Wyman and Quentin Bryant, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage June 16. The bride is the daughter of Brad and Debbie Wyman. The bridegroom is the son of David and Melinda Bryant. The maid of honor was Amber Wyman. The best man was Dustin Davis. The couple will reside in Clovis. She […]

Engagements: July 22

Noorlander-McCarty Craig and Christine Noorlander of Edgewood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rae Noorlander of Portales, to Josh McCarty of Portales, son of Jeff and Pat McCarty of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. in Albuquerque. The reception will be 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque. […]

Advice on keeping kids entertained

Things that are essential for two kids under 12 to have fun on vacation: A motel or a campground with a swimming pool, preferably huge. This one, at a motel, is indeed huge. The motel serves better than a campground because one of the primary purposes in this vacation is to give the above mentioned […]

More to food than meets the eye

I know the real reason you read this column is for answers to the big questions. Like, "What exactly is tapioca?" After fetching my beautiful bride a cup of the sweet but inconsistently textured pudding from a local Asian restaurant's buffet. I asked her that question and she didn't give me a real good answer. […]

Derby champion competing Saturday

Clovis' soapbox derby champion will hit the streets of Akron, Ohio, Saturday morning, with a national championship up for grabs. Tayelor Chavez, 16, is Clovis' representative in the All-American Soapbox Derby. She is racing in the eighth heat of the Super Stock Division, Clovis race organizer Larry Erwin said. Erwin noted that Chavez, who raced […]

Texas recruiter pleads guilty

A Texas military recruiter faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty Friday in Albuquerque federal court to charges he drove to Clovis to solicit sex from a child. Arnold Gonzalez, 26, of Midland, Texas, a U.S. Army recruiter, was arrested May 2 in an undercover Internet sting conducted by the Curry County […]

In search of ponies: Animal idioms hard to pin down

"Runs like a scalded dog," the words jumped out from a column of classified advertisements. Having never seen a scalded dog run, and having never heard the phrase, the only logical conclusion to be reached was that the owner of the pickup truck in question was boasting that the truck was fast. Either that or […]

In search of ponies: Animal idioms hard to pin down

"Runs like a scalded dog," the words jumped out from a column of classified advertisements. Having never seen a scalded dog run, and having never heard the phrase, the only logical conclusion to be reached was that the owner of the pickup truck in question was boasting that the truck was fast. Either that or […]

McGee: Take an attorney’s advice

So I'm kickin' back in my recliner at The Stucco Hacienda, watching the TV, when one of those ads comes on for a lawyer. You know the ones: "CALL ME IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO 'KICK REAR AND TAKE NAMES IN COURT FOR YOU." Well, it doesn't actually say that, but you get the idea. […]

Twelve dead, 50 injured in Colorado shooting

Eyewitness Jacob Stevens, 18 Hugs his mother Tammi Stevens AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie on Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of […]

Witnesses recount Colorado shootings

Judy Goos, center left, hugs her daughter's friend, Isaiah Bow, 20, while eyewitnesses Emma Goos, 19, left, and Terrell Wallin, 20,right (AP photo/Barry Gutierrez) AURORA, Colo. (AP) — An eager audience forgoing sleep to take in the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" instead were witnesses Friday to a bloody mass shooting at a […]

Meetings watch/ ENMWUA – July 20

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday at the Yam Theatre in Portales: Committee members went into executive session but no action was taken from the session. The committee approved the 2012-2013 Open Meetings Act resolution. • Chair Gayla Brumfield reported the committee has had productive meetings with Cannon Air Force Base officials […]