Sharing his passion

Rod Savage said he has been to more livestock fairs than he can count. Savage showed his first pig when he was 9 years old in the De Baca County Fair, and ever since he has been a part of fairs in one form or another. Showing livestock until he graduated from Melrose High School, […]

Love is a greasy pile of fried okra

By Karl Terry Local columnist I love the vegetables of summer. I came about the love naturally, back when we deep-fried many of the veggies from the garden. Taters, onions, squash, sometimes tomatoes, but most of all okra were all subjected to hot oil and sometimes a pretty heavy breading. Maybe it wasn’t the healthiest […]

On the shelves — Aug. 24

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image by Joshua Zeitz revolves around two presidential secretaries who served as Lincoln’s closest confidants and who enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone else outside the president’s immediate […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Conference on aging, 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Conference on aging, 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 […]

Potentially dreadful experience turned joyful

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist As this academic year begins, I look back over the years and think of all the experiences surrounding our children’s school years. That part of our lives, which took so much energy and effort, has passed. Now we have grandchildren in school! Looking back, I hope those paths we charted […]

Senior calendar Aug. 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 […]

School menus — Aug. 17

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers & ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Mac & cheese, […]

Club notes — Aug. 17

Altrusa Altrusa International Club of Clovis member, Kathy Travis, presents a check for $2,500 to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. The money was a donation to Altrusa from the Gavilon Company, a global food producer. The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico was founded in 1983 as a grassroots organization sponsored by the […]

Devotion prompts walk across Spain

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New Mexican Blain Dern, 77, rests at a vineyard about half way through his 522-mile solo pilgrimage through Spain.

By Ned Cantwell Religion columnist Visitors to Ruidoso are familiar with the racetrack, the golf courses, the gambling halls. While enjoying the cool mountain breezes, they might also have dined at Log Cabin, the town’s popular breakfast headquarters. Blain Dern, who will be 78 in January, started the restaurant in 1989 and sold it to […]

God’s promised peace answer to worry

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “Hi, I’m Curtis, and I’m a worry-holic.” That’s the way I’d introduce myself at a Twelve Step program for worriers and anxiety addicts. And maybe there are some. Programs for worriers, I mean. I should check on this. But come to think of it, I’m already involved in one. It’s […]

Living on the edge

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A life filled with challenges and a supportive family has made MarkAnthony Baca into a multitalented performer and mentor. Baca is a self-proclaimed daredevil and has been doing stunt work for movies and television shows since 1992. He said he has been talking with Clovis city officials in an effort to gain approval to jump […]

Pigs, pigskin and Pepsi — what a morning

By Karl Terry Local columnist I met a pig on a walk-around the other day. He grunted several times but had little else to say. Driven by a young man with his new show stick. Roadwork before the fair should do the trick. I’ve started walking again in the mornings and it’s truly amazing what […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Loteria (Portales). […]

Choices shaped by circumstances

By Clyde Davis Local columnist With school looming on the immediate horizon, even more immediate for staff and faculty, it’s a fair time to revisit the question of quality vs. quantity, of accessible and easy versus slightly more value. The question is one of optimum value, under the particular circumstances. Example in context: Each summer […]

Choose your socks wisely

D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Socks? No, I don’t have many pairs of them. With the exception of my few no-show socks reserved for flats. Then there are my newly stocked above the knee socks to pair with my fall and winter boots. Other than that, you won’t find me wearing them much. It never occurred […]

On the shelves — Aug. 10

These books are available at the: Portales Public Library The Lost Island by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child: Scientist and thief Gideon Crew knows that he hasn’t long to live, so when his employer gives him a new mission, he jumps at the chance. Gideon is instructed to steal a page from the Book of […]

Dried figs featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on cooking with Freekeh foods, using rayon from bamboo in sewing and crafts projects, and the benefits of eating fresh and dried figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m Tuesday and noon Thursday, at noon. Bonnie Matthews is the co-founder of Freekeh Foods, and she […]

Club notes — Aug. 10

Food Storage 101 On Aug. 5, Kelli Morrison presented a class of 20 tips for making your own mixes to save time and money. Morrison taught about making copycat Bisquick mix to use in many recipes. By spending one day of spare time making a large mix, you can save lots of time when you […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 3

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Loteria (Portales). […]

My inner flower child had his day

By Karl Terry Local columnist One thing readers of this column would probably be surprised to know about me is that I was once a hand model. That’s right, my stubby and formerly ink-stained digits were featured prominently in a publication of national significance. I hadn’t thought about it in years until I was going […]