McGee: Music collection tough to let go

I've been in the process of getting rid of some things. No, I don't save stuff to the point that the only way through the house is a network of pathways through rooms crammed full of pack-ratted junk. I'm getting rid of things because I don't use them and they take up space. Well, that's [...]

Judge gives permission to remove emaciated cattle from ranch

The New Mexico Livestock Board received a judge's permission Friday to remove about 1,000 emaciated cattle from a drought-stricken ranch near Fort Sumner. New Mexico Livestock Board officials served a search warrant at the sprawling Double V Ranch on May 17 and found at least 25 dead animals and others at risk of starving to [...]

Engagements – May 26

Sweet-Sumner Mike and Vicki Sumner of Las Lunas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Sumner of Corpus Christi, Texas, to Devin Sweet, of Corpus Christi, son of Tim and Pam Sweet of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 1, 2013, at Fulford Ranch in Brownfield, Texas, with a reception to [...]

Births – May 26

Miller Jacob Lee Miller was born May 11, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Richard Miller and Stephanie Warren of Portales He was 10 pounds and 2.1 ounces. He has four brothers, Joshua Warren, Mark Warren, Matthew Warren and Jayson Miller.

On the shelves – May 26

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Private: Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History by Denver Nicks relates how a young man from middle America signed on to serve his country and found himself serving a cause far more sinister in order to fulfill what [...]

Photojournalism provides insight into history

The past several weeks, I've been exploring in this column programs born out of the Depression and the New Deal that not only gave men and women a sense of pride by having them work for an income, but also enhanced the beauty and in some cases the environment of our country. Everyone has his [...]

Creative living: Freekeh grain, fantasy film to be featured

Information on cooking with Freekeh grain and working with Fantasy Film will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Bonnie Matthews is the co-founder of Freekeh Foods, and she says that Freekeh is the perfect whole grain for vegetarians because it's flavorful and still provides an abundance of nutrients, [...]

Our people: Still going strong

At 90 years old, Mary Clotfelter is still going strong. Clotfelter grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and is the middle of five children. During World War II, she was a baby-sitter for the children of naval officers, many of whom worked at Pearl Harbor. Clotfelter met her husband Cecil while getting her degree [...]

Poppies call to remember sacrifices

Christmas has its poinsettia, Thanksgiving a cornucopia, St. Patrick's Day its shamrock and Easter is known for lilies. Memorial Day has a simple but bright red poppy as its symbol. I think my first awareness of Memorial Day as a holiday was probably connected to the little Buddy Poppies sold in downtown stores leading up [...]

Seniors’ journeys just starting

At the end of today, 164 Portales High School graduates will be turning their tassels and walking across the stage of the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound Arena into their new lives. Here is what some members of the 2013 PHS graduating class had to say about their high school journeys and their futures: Tatiana [...]