Our people: Changing direction

Portales resident Sharon Rowley was hit by a drunken driver in Santa Fe a little more than a week after graduating from high school and almost lost her life. The accident broke her back in two places and about 16 bones in her body. Rowley could no longer pursue an athletic scholarship to play volleyball […]

Honors – June 3

Garrett Jordan D. Garrett of Clovis has been named to the Chancellor's Honor Roll at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Hall Jessica Hall, a senior mathematics major from Muleshoe, has been named to the Spring 2012 Dean's Honor Roll at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.

Birth – June 3

Long Lorna Brooklynn Long was born May 22, 2012 to Larry R. and Tracy S. Long of Clovis at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C. She weighed 8 pounds. She has two sisters, Savanah Renae Long, age 5, and Kyla Leigh Ann Long, age 4. Her grandparents are Mary Jo Jones of Clovis and Mike […]

Birthdays – June 3

Peterson Peterson G.E. Peterson of Elida will celebrate his 100th birthday 2 p.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday at the Elida Senior Center. The celebration, an ice cream social complete with birthday cake, will be hosted by the Peterson children and grandchildren. No gifts please. Your company is the best gift. Cards are welcome if you wish. […]

Engagements – June 3

Radford-Allen Radford-Allen Jay and Charlotte Howard of Bushland, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brianna Radford of Clovis, to Jarod Allen of Rhea, Texas, son of Danny and Kay Allen of Rhea. The couple will exchange vows 5 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2012, at Potts Draw in Rhea. The reception will […]

Anniversaries – June 3

Mitchell Lonnie and Cindy Mitchell of Clovis just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple was married June 2, 1972, in Melrose. They have farmed in the Grier area all of their marriage working side by side on the family farm. Cindy worked for the Clovis Municipal Schools for six years in the administration office […]

Club notes – June 3

ENMEA ENMEA met at 10:30 a.m. May 7. Lou Sikes called the meeting to order. Club members present from Bethel, Causey, Friendship, Pep and home economist Connie Moyers. Mozelle Hamlet introduced Keith Wattenbarger, Roosevelt County Emergency Manager "Code Red." Keith gave all members present a program about emergency awareness services his office has available to […]

Senior happenings – June 3

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: No dance. Our Lady of Guadalupe fiestas. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free […]

Candy melt treats featured on show

Information on making candy melt treats, refinishing a built-in vanity and making peel and stick decorative frames will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Nancy Siler is going to demonstrate making whimsical and elegant treats featuring candy bark made with candy melts […]

On the shelves – June 3

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the City of Clovis floodplain management program, the Library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs, local floodplain maps, design manuals for retrofitting structures, residential repair handbooks, erosion control guidelines, and similar topics. Librarians will be happy to assist […]

Inexpensive summer activities crucial

It's not the focus of this column, but it would be remiss to not mention that the approaching Wednesday is D-Day, the 68th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy beaches by Allied troops. Effectively, this confirmed that the Axis powers in Europe were now fighting a defensive war, and that the Nazi terror machine was […]

iPad loss offers break from tech

With various apps I've done quite a bit of Bible study with my iPad but apparently baptizing the device is a bad idea. I got a call from my distraught wife last week who said something terrible had happened. She seemed so concerned I thought someone had died. She began to describe setting a basket […]

On the shelves: May 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Golf: The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever" by the editors of Golf Magazine was given by Dr. and Mrs. O.T. Rozzell in memory of Bill Prince. In a book with 150 full-color photos and an instructional DVD, the editors collect advice from ten of the best […]

Senior calendar: May 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: No dance. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. […]

Custom dressmaker to visit show

Information on repurposing garments, doing furniture "makeovers," and making food gifts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Rae Cumbie is a custom dressmaker, artist and designer, and she will talk about how to repurpose garments by turning a vintage wedding dress […]

School menus: May 27

Melrose schools Monday: Memorial Day. No school. Tuesday: Breakfast —Cooks choice. Lunch — Hamburgers, fries, lettuce, tomato, pickle, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Chicken patty sandwich, tots, fruit, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Corn dogs, chips, fruit, milk. School dismissed for summer.

Honors: May 27

Archibeque William James Archibeque of Portales has been named to the dean's honor roll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2012 spring semester on the Weatherford campus.

Club notes: May 27

RGH Auxiliary President Linda Uttaro called the May 16 meeting to order by giving the auxiliary prayer. Uttaro announced the signage is in, installed and awaiting the electrical connection to be completed. The company accepted the $3,000 as the full payment from the auxiliary. Vice president Faye Fenton presented hours bars to Harry and Panzy […]

Enagements: May 27

Cuevas-Flores Stepfather Tranquilino Martinez of Del Rio, Texas, announces the engagement of his stepdaughter, Consuelo H. Cuevas of Portales, to Rene R. Flores of Portales, son of Virginia Romero of Pecos, Texas. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. June 15, 2012 at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales, with the reception to follow at […]

Troops deserve our best care

The mission was to debrief snipers in the process of returning from Bosnia. Due to the nature of their mission, they were a mixed group, some Marines, some Army. Most of them had been on six months tours, partly, though not wholly, because many snipers in the Army (and apparently the Marines) are reservists, often […]