Hanging lights brings blizzard

My wife has a holiday theory. If her husband announces plans to hang outdoor Christmas lights, it's time to prepare for a blizzard. Clark Griswold of "Christmas Vacation" fame doesn't have a thing on me when it comes to hard luck with a Christmas light string. I've yet to actually electrocute myself. But I still […]

Weddings – Nov. 25

Saltzburg Saltzburg Crystal Anne Gideon and Justin Robert Saltzburg, both of Temple, Texas, were joined in marriage Nov. 3, 2012, at Tenroc Ranch in Salado, Texas. Todd Smith performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Cathy Kramer of Belton, Texas, and Rex and Vickie Gideon of Temple. The bridegroom is […]

Anniversaries – Nov. 25

Hughes George and Ruth Ann Hughes recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. George and Ruth Ann (Sims) married on Nov. 8, 1942, in Hobart, Okla. George was stationed at Fort Sill and had a weekend pass. They got to be together for 10 months before he was sent to the South Pacific for 28 months. […]

Senior happenings – Nov. 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments Friday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; […]

School menus – Nov. 25

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Strawberry banana French toast. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad w/ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery […]

On the shelves – Nov. 25

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Both of Us: My Life with Farrah" by Ryan O'Neal presents with candor and emotional honesty the heartbreaking story of a true Hollywood fairy tale as Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett struggled through mismatched career trajectories, went their separate ways, and reunited only to have their […]

Creative Living: Quilting tips featured on show

Information on quilting tips, basic crochet stitches, and the art of perfumery will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Debbie Caffrey, Debbie's Creative Moments, will show step by step how to test for accurate seam allowances and correct alignment of triangles in […]

Greed weakness of superstores

T he seasonal rush is once again upon us. I was standing in line for a newspaper when I overheard the two men behind me discussing Black Friday, or more significantly, their pastime on Black Friday of rising early, not so they could shop for bargains, but so they could watch the chaos from a […]

Our people: Following her dream

Casey Hays taught English at Clovis High School for 11 years and then started writing her first book in 2008 shortly after she stopped teaching. Benna Sayyed: CMI staff photo Casey Hays reviews chapter one of her first published book "The Cadence" during work at the office of District Judge David P. Reeb. Hays' work […]

Holiday poem may be a classic

"W ith greatest apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, I offer up what is destined to be another holiday classic." 'Twas the night before Thanksgiving, when all through the kitchen, Mama was busy makin' pies, the workload really had her bitchin'. There was pumpkin, pecan, chocolate and even mince meat Bread in a pan was rising […]

Praying for others most unselfish act

I can't help but notice that a crisis brings about prayer regardless of a catastrophe. I heard no complaints about praying in public when 9/11 happened. I think prayer is vital to us any time. In the tumultuous times of adversity, prayer and trust are so important. Mankind cannot save itself. Man is only a […]

Engagements – Nov. 18

Van der Ploeg- Tuttle Van der Ploeg-Tuttle Andle and Sjierkje van der Ploeg of Clovis announce the engagement of their son, Jeroen van der Ploeg, to Traci Tuttle, daughter of Dudley and Cheryl Tuttle of Los Chavez. Van der Ploeg is a dairyman originally from the Netherlands, and moved to Clovis in 2003 with his […]

Our people: Service with a smile

Anthony B. Schroeder moved to Portales about 36 years ago to teach at Eastern New Mexico University. At ENMU, Schroeder taught in several departments, including statistics, psychology, education and sociology and has held several administrative positions. Schroeder directed the ENMU debate team for 33 years and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Schroeder […]

On the shelves – Nov. 18

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West" by Dorothy Wickenden reconstructs the story of two intrepid young women who shocked their families and friends by applying for teaching jobs in the wilds of northwestern Colorado in 1916 and whose buoyant letters […]

Club notes – Nov. 18

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy met at Pizza Hut on Nov. 6. President Janelle Foster called the meeting to order. Della Kobernick led the pledges and Vicky Stratton read the ritual. There were five members present and three guests. The minutes were read by […]

School menus – Nov. 18

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: No school. Holiday. Thursday: No school. Holiday. Friday: No school. Holiday. […]

Legendary buck may still wander

This time of year, being both fall and the prelude to Thanksgiving, reminds me of what that season is like back in my home state. This remembrance is enhanced by the chance to go deer hunting last weekend; in Pennsylvania, the day after Thanksgiving was the opening day for whitetails. The story moves from that […]

Nephew dog’s step has pep

The pup eyed me cautiously from the porch, never lifting his head as I pulled into the driveway. He wasn't too sure who this was visiting him. As I slid out of the pickup he craned his head to the left to watch me but still didn't move. I hollered his name and Dutch bailed […]

On the shelves – Nov. 11

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses" by Peter Piot recounts the riveting story of a doctor's remarkable career, from identifying the Ebola virus to pioneering AIDS research and policy, capturing the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in […]

Mini scrapbooks featured on show

Information on using liquid dye, making mini scrapbooks and using basic candy melts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jann Johnson is a designer and crafter, and she will show how to use liquid dye for three different dyeing techniques. She […]