Photography much easier today

Most people don't know this, but I actually have a photographic memory. The only problem is I ran out of film somewhere back around 1993. My immediate family didn't take a lot of snapshots when my brother and sister and I were little. Mom's albums and picture boxes are filled with a few snapshots of […]

Club notes: May 13

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met in April at Vines Italian Restaurante in Portales, which tied into a pilgrimage the club takes during the year. Club president, Jacque Wuest, called to order a short meeting. Our telephone chairperson, Carmen Gilchrist, recited "The Gardener's Prayer." Unfinished business was addressed and tabled for the next […]

On the shelves: May 13

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-year-old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting With Destiny" tells the parallel stories of the friendship that developed by chance between two people who lived just two blocks apart in vastly different worlds and who […]

Reunion: May 13

Clovis High School class of 1948 met for a reunion in April. Nineteen of us enjoyed lunch at this spring get-together. There were 15 classmates and four mates. It is fun to remember the times back then and to share where we are today. Lester and Anita Merrill had to cancel their plans to come […]

Senior calendar: May 13 -May 19

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: No dance at Los Abuelitos 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 […]

Quilting tips featured on show

Information on tips for pet parents, a quilting technique called Easy Pieces and making a mixed media banner will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Laura Dellutri is a life and style expert with Healthy Housekeeper, Inc., and she's going to share […]

School menus: May 13 -May 19

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Steak fingers, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, ranch salad, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast —French toast. Lunch — Cheese nachos, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, orange smiles. Wednesday: Breakfast — Chicken biscuit. Lunch — Roasted chicken, spinach salad, mixed veggies, banana pudding. Thursday: Breakfast —Taco […]

Engagements: May 13

Cobb-Terry Craig and Kelly Cobb of Pampa, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Callie Sue Cobb, to Payton Cole Terry, son of Kendall and Jana Terry of Portales. The couple will exchange vows 7 p.m. on June 16, 2012 at the bride's home in Pampa. The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate […]

Never expect to bury next generation

The Gearins, as a family, were scattered throughout the hills of eastern Ohio, between East Liverpool and Youngstown, and in another direction, to Steubenville. Their prominence, which was not based in finances but in long tenure, dated back to the late 1700s, which I suppose made them eligible to be Daughters and Sons of the […]

Let’s give thanks for moms

Things my mom actually did in her adventurous life … Sewed shirts from a pattern. Invented the dookie bar. Changed irrigation tubes from a Chevy station wagon. Shot a bull snake out of our treehouse with a .22 rifle. Learned to cut her children's hair herself. Drove a school bus full of noisy children. Operated […]