Something to read Things I Have Saw and Did — 50 Years of Thinking Out Loud”

Name of book: “Things I Have Saw and Did — 50 Years of Thinking Out Loud” Author’s name and connection to this area: Danny Andrews has written about the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico for six decades. Summary: Drawing on his diverse life experiences as a journalist, sports broadcaster, basketball magazine publisher, sports official, […]

Mother could wing wicked tennis shoe

By Karl Terry Local columnist My parents probably wouldn’t make it with a career in pro football today. That’s not because my mom didn’t have the arm for it. On the contrary, she could nail you in the side of the head with a tennis shoe all the way down the hall from the living […]

Winter weather warms the souls of some

By Clyde Davis Local columnist “Fair is foul, and foul is fair…” “So foul and fair a day I have not seen….” The lines could easily be ascribed or accredited to this particular day, not because of the reasons responsible in the Shakespearean play, but because of the varying reactions to this, the first cold […]

Club notes — Nov. 16

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met Nov. 10, with President June Ferguson presiding. Gaynelle Thomas gave the invocation. Beth Banda led pledges and Collect. Fifteen members and three guests were present. Previous meeting minutes were approved and correspondence was read. Mary Mendoza won the door prize. The 2014-2015 budget was approved. Lori Dunn reported […]

On the shelves — Nov. 16

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Disaster Preparedness: Ready Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home Before Disaster Strikes by Rod Brouhard features worksheets, checklists, and expert advice to equip readers to deal with natural or man-made emergencies and to ensure that they are safe and secure when everything around them is in […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Pink ladies lunch; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-Ball […]

Tips on improving pet’s diet on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on improving a pet’s diet, making desserts with figs, and cooking with turkey year ’round will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Pet owners know that a sick pet can cost a lot of money. Will Post knows […]

Cold weather means boots

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Boots! They’re all I can think about right now in this extremely cold weather. It may be all innocent looking out your window, but as soon as you step outside, it’s a quick dash to the car. I’m feeling sorry for my feet right now and so it’s time to […]

School menus — Nov. 16

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, green beans, […]

Hometown touch makes the difference

By Karl Terry Local columnist Over the last couple of weeks, my dear wife has gone through the wringer one more time with a surgery, long hospital stay and now the beginning of rehab. We’ve been through it a few other times and the thing that makes the biggest impression on you when you experience […]

Quick quilts on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on cooking with wonton wrappers and instructions for making a 90-minute quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living,” which shows at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Chef Johnny Vee (John Vollertsen) will demonstrate how to use store-bought wonton wrappers to make salmon dumplings […]

Many heritages to be honored this month

By Clyde Davis Local columnist November — the beginning of a new winter, the month that is devoted to Native American heritage, the month that contains Veterans Day, the month that culminates in Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent. Too much to digest at one time; this month should be six weeks long. Native American […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 9

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Thanksgiving dinner, 5:30 p.m., all other activities canceled. Tuesday: Veterans Day – center closed. Wednesday: Sam’s supply trip; Sew days, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; crafts, 1 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday: Craft sale; blood pressure, 8 a.m.; […]

School menus — Nov. 9

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake on a stick. Lunch – Homemade meat & bean burrito, salsa, […]

Club notes — Nov. 9

Portales Altrusa Portales Altrusa met Oct. 29 in the meeting room of United Country with 24 members and six guests present. President Sue Bracksieck called the meeting to order. Opening ceremonies were conducted. Judy Stubbs, District Ten governor, was introduced as a special guest. Secret Pals were thanked. Ben Cross of New Mexico Courts was […]

On the shelves — Nov. 9

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: 50 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism: How Mustard, Red Wine, and Days at the Beach Can Help You Lose Weight and Stay Healthy by Frederik Paulun draws on the scientific studies of Sweden’s number one nutrition guru to explain how to improve your ability to burn […]

Keep fashion changes subtle

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style There are times when I become less enthusiastic about fashion and my style fades so my clothing becomes no more than the daily necessity it is. I’ll put the least amount of effort into looking nice; lacking all the motivation to be creative or look presentable. I’ll wear little to […]

Digging them bones

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David Kilby, assistant anthropology professor at Eastern New Mexico University, smiles while doing field work. Kilby said he had always wanted to be an outdoor scientist. He earned a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1998.

David Kilby grew up in the small town of North Wilkesboro in western North Carolina, where he developed a fascination with digging up dinosaurs and learning about ancient civilizations. He came to New Mexico and earned a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1998. He then earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the […]

Well done, good and faithful servants

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist As I sit at my computer working, I am aware of a warm, fuzzy body covering my feet. Every so often, the fuzzball will stretch and turn, grazing my ankle with a paw. If I move too quickly or otherwise disturb his slumber, I’m greeted with a protesting grunt. With a […]

Football and family

Lillian Bowe; Staff photo

Marcus Smith is all about family, whether it is raising his daughter or being around his Clovis Community College family, he enjoys both. Smith grew up in Hereford, Texas, and came to Eastern New Mexico University on a football scholarship to play offensive line. He also started to get his master’s degree and started to […]