Our people — Nov. 24

Leroy Weeden, 27, was born and raised in Clovis. He has published two fiction books and also serves in the Army.

Clovis native Leroy Weeden is a published author of two fiction books and a war veteran, even though he hasn’t yet reached the age of 30. Weeden graduated from Clovis High School in 2005, worked his way up within Walmart, then decided to enter the military. He is currently in the Army based at Joint […]

Club notes — Nov. 24

Altrusa Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly program meeting on Nov. 11 at Muffley’s Back Door in Clovis. The meeting was called to order by President Sylvia Bean and the Altrusa Opening Prayer was recited. There was a quorum present with members Sylvia Bean, Kathy Travis, Judith Glikas, Margaret Blazek, Judy Cox, Mary Weigl, […]

Engagement — Estes-Dunn

Jeff and Lisa Steinle of Clovis and Todd and Mitzi Estes of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda E. Estes of Omaha, Neb., to Michael J. Dunn, of Omaha, Neb., son of Dan and Linda Dunn of Farmington. The couple will exchange vows 4 p.m. July 19, 2014, at The […]

Anniversary — Dane

Tom and Karen Dane of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Danes were high school sweethearts and were married Nov. 30, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Esperance, N.Y. Children of the couple are son, Michael and wife Deanna, son, Jeffrey and wife Kathleen, and daughter […]

On the shelves — Nov. 24

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: John Wilkes Booth: Beyond the Grave by W.C. Jameson leads the reader through a series of amazing coincidences and surprising details suggesting that the assassin of President Lincoln was never captured but escaped to live for many decades after the pursuit and capture of the man […]

Senior Happenings — Nov. 24

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Friday: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday […]

School menus — Nov. 24

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch— chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch, fruity Jello. Wednesday: No School — Thanksgiving break. Thursday: No School — Thanksgiving break. Friday: No School — Thanksgiving break. […]

Think of Thanksgiving as ‘Thanks Living’

Every day is a day to be thankful. Being thankful is a way of life. An attitude of gratitude brightens the countenance and cheers the heart. If we were to write down all of our many blessings, we would need reams of paper. One of my many blessings happened when a student brought me a […]

Birds could stand to be a little neater, quieter

I first thought it was a rattling water pipe and ignored it. There the noise was again. Maybe it’s the coffee maker? No, not that either. Looking out the window I glimpsed a red-headed woodpecker of some type. He was atop a pole in the alley. That’s a good place for a woodpecker. One morning […]

Tea towels, decorating frames to be featured

Information on making boutique tea towels, decorating frames and cooking with dry beans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Designer Laura Bray is going to demonstrate how to make no-sew boutique tea towels using an adhesive for the appliqué technique. These can be made at a fraction […]

Gratitude should extend beyond Thanksgiving

I’m pretty sure, if I have done the math correctly, that Thanksgiving is as late as it can possibly be this year. Nonetheless, the thoughts or awareness of gratitude should not be confined to a short season in November, like a Thursday and the couple of days before that. Even more to the point, it […]

On the shelves

These books are available at: The Clovis-Carver Public Library Writing the Gettysburg Address by Martin Johnson resolves puzzles and problems that have shrouded the composition of Lincoln’s most admired speech, refutes the story that he wrote the words while on the train, and identifies the manuscript that Lincoln held during the two-minute speech that burned […]

Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily activities; 1 p.m., Loteria (Clovis); […]

School menus

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — teriyaki chicken, brown rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — banana bread. Lunch — goldfish turkey and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers with ranch, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast —sausage biscuit. Lunch — Mac and cheese, green […]

Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily activities; […]

School menus

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast – breakfast pizza. Lunch – meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – cinnamon roll. Lunch- popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast -pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – homemade meat & bean burrito, […]

On the shelves

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library  The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend by Glen Frankel explores the background of John Ford’s 1956 masterpiece film starring John Wayne and based on the life of Cynthia Ann Parker who was kidnapped by Comanche Indians at the age of nine and became […]

Club notes: RGH AUX, BETA PHI

RGH AUX  The Oct. 16 executive committee meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary was called to order by President Linda Utarro. The minutes and Treasurer’s reports were accepted as read. The mammogram machine was purchased last month. President Utarro and Vice President Eva McAffos reported a very good turn-out for the RGH Health Fair […]

Cooking artichokes, stencil artwork to be featured

Information on cooking artichokes, creating artwork with stencils, and adopting homeless animals will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and chef John Vollertsen (more commonly known as Chef Johnny Vee) will demonstrate how to make a simple beer batter and then coat the artichoke hearts to […]

Festival of Trees good time for a good cause

The Hartley House Festival of Trees is Monday through Friday at the North Plains Mall Trees will be decorated by local businesses, then auctioned 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday the Underground Embassy in Clovis. All proceeds will go to the Hartley House. There is a sense of nostalgia in this for me, as it recalls the […]