On the shelves — March 20

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton weaves the story of Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby who arrive in remote Alaska, only to learn that Ruby’s father has died in a catastrophic accident. Convinced he is still alive, mother and daughter grow increasingly […]

School menus — March 20

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Egg breakfast wrap. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast-Chicken biscuit. Lunch- Turkey and cheese wrap, sliced tomatoes, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch- Breaded pork chop, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, veggie slices and […]

Senior calendar — MARCH 20

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 8:45 […]

Hospitality personal value of motel owner

Courtesy photo
Dhawal Jariwala sky diving from 12,000 feet in Fiji in 2010.

Dhawal Jariwala grew up in the town of Surat, Gujrat in India with one sibling, his brother, Rabi Jariwala. His parents, father Nitin Kumar Jariwala and late mother, Bhishmaben Jariwala, moved to the United States in 2001 following Dhawal Jariwala, who came to the States in 1999 to achieve a degree in BS Chemical Engineering […]

Terry: Being comfortable in your own skin refreshing

You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money Love like you’ll never get hurt You’ve got to dance like nobody’s watchin’ It’s gotta come from the heart if you want it to work. “Come From the Heart” Susanna Clark and Richard Leigh Kathy Mattea made that song a hit in 1989 after Don […]

Borden: Tulip marker how-to’s on coming show

Information on using a new resin product, cooking and baking with coconut flour and decorating items with new fabric markers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Designer and crafter Ann Butler will show how to use Envirotex Light to […]

Senior calendar — March 13

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 […]

Hartsfield: Style can be catchy

I’m back! Thank you to everyone who welcomed the newest member of my family. Transitioning from maternity style back to the usual wardrobe is an adjustment for any mother. My editor even said since I’ve been away he’s noticed a lot of shabby dressers. I highly doubt anyone’s style has been effected by my hiatus. […]

Club notes — March 13

Peanut Valley Toastmasters Peanut Valley Toastmasters held their weekly meeting at the KENW Broadcast Center on March 3 at 7 p.m. Newest member Bailey Decker presented her icebreaker speech and won the award for best speaker. Member Drake Davidson also presented his speech for the upcoming international speech competition titled “But, It Doesn’t Have Me.” […]

School menus — March 13

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon roll. Lunch- Chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, assorted fresh fruit, chilled pears. Wednesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito salsa, celery sticks with ranch […]

Rodriguez: St. Patrick’s Day gets Hispanic twist

I’m thinking about papas, not papas O’chile con eggs, which I love, but about papas O’Brien, and things Irish, but with a Hispanic twist. Shamrocks have me thinking of cilantro. They’ve both got green leaves. And St. Patrick’s Day makes me think about Cinco de Mayo. I will explain. I’ve always worn green on St. […]

Shelburne: Grandfather’s voice points to many fathers

It’s been an interesting Monday morning. The dog and I were sitting in the recliner. My laptop computer was living up to its name. My column/blog deadline was looming. Waiting for words to start showing up on the blank computer screen, I was really waiting for the adrenaline rush that my sadly undisciplined brain seems […]

R2D2’s next assignment: Hospital orderly

Kaiser Health News: Heidi de Marco
Nurse Sonia Salinas carries patient Rogelio Diaz-Ramirez, 3, from Salinas, California, to see a tug for the first time at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on Jan. 28 in San Francisco, California.

By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News Meet the Tugs — a team of 27 robots now zooming around the hallways of the new University of California, San Francisco hospital at Mission Bay. They look a bit like R2D2, dragging a platform around behind them. Instead of drones, think of them more as little flatbed trucks, […]

Terry: Talking to animals comes naturally

My wife talks to our dogs in complete English sentences. She doesn’t realize that animals mostly don’t understand much that’s said in English. With that said, I’ll admit that I’ve seen some working dogs that understand quite a bit of spoken language. Police dogs that only understand German and stock dogs that relate better to […]

Borden: Basket weaving techniques on coming show

Information on Mediterranean cooking, choosing fabrics for quilts, and solutions for small space living will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Maria Benardis will talk about some of the ingredients in ancient Greek recipes. She explains that their healing and […]

School menus — March 6

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch- Chicken nuggets, green beans, sliced tomato, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Mini soft taco, salsa, spanish rice, refried beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Hamburger on a bun, baked french fries, […]

Club notes — March 6

Peanut Valley Toastmasters The Peanut Valley Toastmasters met Feb. 25. The meeting was about the international contest. There are two categories, Table Topics and International Speech. There were two contestants. One was Drake Davidson, who was entering the International Speech contest and Table Topics. The other is Veronica Ayala who was entering the Table Topics […]

Senior calendar — March 6

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 8:45 […]

Dobson: Make your reflection one of kindness

Recently, I’ve had a couple of difficult encounters, one especially so because it was completely unexpected. As I walked away from both situations, I was caught between disbelief that such a thing had happened and irritation that someone had unloaded on me. Irritation gave way to indignation when I found out later that untruths were […]

Shelburne: Get there while the doors are still open

Another church in our little community closed its doors recently. Worshiped on a Sunday pretty much as usual and then, at least temporarily, shut down. That church opened its doors, I’m told, in 1933 in the midst of the Great Depression. She weathered tough times; it was prosperous times that were the larger challenge. That’s […]