Graduations — June 29

Anaya Jerome Anaya of Clovis is one of 1,193 graduates to receive degrees May 17 at the 146th Worcester Polytechnic Institute commencement ceremony in Worcester, Massachusetts. Anaya was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Engagements — June 29

Medlock-Massey The parents and family of Kelsey Massey and Cody Medlock are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Kelsey is the daughter of Kevin Massey of Roswell and Kandie Banks of Portales. Cody is the son of Jay Medlock of Springfield, Missouri, and Regina Henson of Portales. The wedding is 5 p.m. July […]

Club Notes — June 29

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club’s June 11 meeting was held at Muffley’s Back Door in Clovis and was called to order by President Jacque Wuest. Refreshments and the program were presented by Donna Whitfield. She demonstrated how natural oils can enhance our liver. Native plants in pure oil concentrate can be beneficial by their […]

On the Shelves — June 29

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library John Wayne: The Genuine Article by Michael Goodman provides a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, interviews, and letters to give readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time, tracing the rise of an ordinary man […]

Senior Calendar — June 29

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); […]

Honor Rolls — June 29

Some students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Mesa Elementary Third grade A Honor roll Ashley Nguyen Abigail Thompson Tyla Ton Wyatt Tolle Hana Sherman Safeer Raza Draven Ramirez Brooklyn Parkinson Karlie Mitchell Laikyn Lethgo Amelia Koonce Zayda Hernandez Kenzie Bowman Emmy-Kate Arnett Kendal Byrd Azlyn Crain Sarah Garcia Camden Green Alexandria […]

Our People: A place to call home

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Julie Miller, far right, celebrates her daughter Michelle’s wedding day. Also pictured from left are Mike Miller, Cinco Boone and Michelle Boone.

If you walk into the L.C. Cozzens administrative offices at Portales Municipal Schools, it’s likely Julie Miller will greet you with kind words and a smile. The 61-year-old native of Clovis never imagined being on the other side of the classic hometown rivalry between Clovis and Portales, but after working for Portales Municipal Schools for […]

Honors — June 22

Holmes Rhiannon L. Holmes of Clovis made the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Students eligible for the list must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average.

Senior calendar — June 22

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); […]

Club Notes — June 22

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 held a canning lab Tuesday at La Casa Senior Citizens kitchen. Each person present canned six jars of chicken or beef to take home for their pantry. The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday at 1930 S. Ave. G, in the LDS Cultural Hall. The lesson will be […]

Letting my dad get some shade

Revelations in a cemetery can be a bit ticklish if not embarrassing. I’m not referring to the Book of Revelations. That chapter can be quite appropriate at a funeral. Suddenly learning your loved one is on the opposite side of the headstone from where you assumed they were for the last 25 years is a […]

Davis: Some dives aren’t planned

I am glad that Wednesday night was not the middle of the winter. As much as I love winter, there is usually little fun to be found in running the streets, involuntarily, at 1:30 a.m. In the winter, at 1:30 a.m., the only plausible reason to run the streets is because one is in a […]

Creative Living: Furniture makeovers, free resources shared

Information on making mini cards, a free online magazine for crafters, and quick and easy furniture “makeovers” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kristine Widtfeldt is vice president of Close To My Heart, and she’s going to show how to make sixteen cards in about an hour. […]

On the shelves — June 22

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living With Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel chronicles the final year of a woman diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease who quit her job and took seven trips with the seven most important people in her life and whose courage, […]

Nieka Style: In fashion, some couples just don’t work

Two weeks ago I talked about wearing silver and gold jewelry together and how it can work. Well, there are many other fashion fallacies that we all might have an opinion on. Some may have remained in place but most have gone on to be challenged. Of late, I have witnessed a few of these […]

Our People: Two-part harmony

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Travis Erwin said his family keeps him grounded and his kids teach him to be a better person. From left to right: Anna, 15, wife Carol, Emma, 11, Travis, and Joseph, 13.

If he’s not seen strumming his guitar in the park or singing from a stool at local coffee shops, long-time Portales resident Travis Erwin can be seen jamming at various local musical events and concerts. But as passionate as Erwin is about music and sharing it with others, he said finding a balance between it […]

Honor rolls — June 15

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Clovis High School Sophomores Erick Akins Jr Julissa J. Alfaro Tamarys R. Apple Jashawn N. Balancier Sierra M. Bargas Lola Beltran Eric D. Benton Tessa N. Bernet Emily P. Berry James T. Bonner Jayden L. Brown Earl J. Bryant Chesney C. […]

Creative Living: Learn about storing herbs

Information on animals and PTSD, preserving fresh herbs, and products for water-retaining plants will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue, and he’s going to explain how animals who have been trained through a program called Animals Helping People can help anyone […]

Club Notes — June 15

Food Storage 101 The June 5 Food Storage 101 weekly Thursday night class featured Keith Wattenbarger, Portales LEPC chairman, who spoke on emergencies we could face in our area. He encouraged us to make an emergency escape plan, a 72-hour kit with food, water, first aid supplies,clothing, etc., listed on the U.S. Homeland Security web […]

Honors — June 15

Price Cheyenne Price, daughter of Clayton Price and Nikki Ward of Clovis, graduated June 6 from the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe. Donaldson Lucas A. Donaldson of Clovis was named to the dean’s list at Duke University for the spring 2014 semester. At the Pratt School of Engineering students must rank […]