Borden: Inkblot designs on upcoming show

Information on creating backgrounds on cards, succulent plants, using clayboard will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Diane Tunnell is an Independent Demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!, and she’s going to demonstrate how to use a brayer to apply ink to […]

Senior calendar — May 8

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. Memorial service; 5:15 business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: Ruidoso Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: Ruidoso Trip; 9 a.m. […]

Club notes — May 7

Curry County Ed Retirees CCAER met May 3 at K-Bob’s Restaurant, where President LaNell Leatherwood welcomed our guest speaker, Charley Zeni, association member benefits advisor (AMBA). Mr. Zeni presented many of the benefits available through AMBA. Though the benefits aren’t for everyone, two of the benefits most utilized by members are MASA (Medical Air-Services Association) […]

School menus — May 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch- Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy green beans, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Mini soft tacos, salsa, spanish rice, refried beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Cheese enchiladas, spanish rice, refried […]

Dobson: Thinking of those who’ve gone

As Mother’s Day peeks around the corner, it’s hard not to think about the women who’ve gone before me. I’m thinking of my own mother, my grandmothers, my aunt … and a host of others who’ve inspired and loved me. My own mother has been gone nearly 17 years. I’m a different person today than […]

Shelburne: New viewpoint brings wonder to commonplace

I was not particularly looking for wisdom when a friend and I walked into a Thai food restaurant; I was just looking for food. And I was trying to make sense out of a menu filled with genuine Thai cuisine. What I ended up eating was excellent, but I’m still wondering about one menu item […]

University to honor Mom

Staff photo: Eamon Scarbrough
Holly Clark, executive chef for Sodexo at Eastern New Mexico University, cuts honeydew for a fruit tray on Monday afternoon. Sodexo is holding a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday in the ENMU Campus Union Building.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Local mothers can be treated to some fine dining this weekend at Eastern New Mexico University. According to Hannah Spearman, unit marketing coordinator for Sodexo ENMU, this Sunday’s brunch will be a unique experience that will include linens and fine china, fresh flowers and live music, in addition to […]

Creative Living: Gluten-free flour tips coming up

Information on substituting gluten-free flours in cooking and baking and sewing with elastic in the bobbin will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Cookbook author, chef and teacher, John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate how […]

Nieka Style: It’s your day, be fabulous

Last week I talked about how to get that fashionable gift you desire for Mother’s Day. It’s one week away and today is about what you’re going to wear. Every tribute, every holiday and every honor should be done in style. If you’re a mother, then what better way to accept the outpours of love […]

Reunions — May 1

Wheatland The Wheatland School reunion will start 8 a.m. on May 28 at the senior citizen building at Main and Jefferson streets across from the baptist church in Grady. For lunch, please bring a covered dish. Donations will be taken to cover rent on the building. Please help pass this information to family and friends […]

Club Notes — May 1

Peanut Valley Toastmasters Peanut Valley Toastmasters met April 21 at the KENW Broadcast Center. Club president Jon Barr won Best Speaker for his prepared historical speech on Erik Jan Hanussen. Member Marquis Glick won Best Evaluator and guest Daniel Henderson won Best Table Topics. Meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the KENW […]

Senior Calendar — May 1

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: SAM’S; 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: Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and […]

On the Shelves — May 1

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Resurrection Science by M.R. O’Connor, donated by the Encanto Garden Club, explores the extreme measures scientists are taking to try to save endangered species, from captive breeding, preserving genetically rare individuals, to frozen zoos, to de-extinction.  And for what are we saving endangered species? […]

School menus — May 1

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, spanish rice, […]

Terry: It’s time to doze off with my dirt

Once spring has sprung, hope springs eternal. Or so it goes on my patio and in my yard. It never fails; as soon as the time changes and the days get warmer, I think I need to plant something. Sometimes that works out well and sometimes not well at all. The bug bit me this […]

Our People: Doe of the highest order

Kristy Marney

Kristy Marney was born in Pennsylvania. Her father served in the United States Air Force and the family moved to Clovis. Her father retired in 1970. She’s the youngest of five sisters. Her mother, Mae Pruey, was a member of the Grand Lodge, Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does for 50 years and Marney followed in […]

Gossip is a deadly, poisonous thing

Several years ago my sister Susie and I stopped at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, as we were on our way back from Dallas. We had to go through Sweetwater anyway, so we decided to take some time and experience something we had always heard about. We parked our car and headed down to […]

So what’s your ‘contentment number?’

One to ten scale. One, terrible; ten, incredibly good. Here’s the question: In general, in your whole life, how content are you? This is not a trick question. The first number that pops into your head is almost certainly the “right” one. Stop to think about this too long and you’ll mess it up. So […]

Students inspire retiring teacher

Donna Crispin is a teacher at Sandia Elementary School.

Donna Crispin has lived most of her life in Fort Sumner. She graduated from the Fort Sumner Schools in 1982. She attended college in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Education degree and later received her Masters from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Crispin’s first job was immediately […]

Terry: Milestones relevant to your age bracket

Life is filled with cultural milestones historic events that are seared into our memory banks. You just need to consider the audience before throwing them out. I catch myself all the time throwing out a pun or making reference to something that I suddenly realize by the blank looks on my audience’s faces that they […]