Quilt blocks on upcoming show

Information on preventing bullying, cookie dough gifts and quilt blocks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author Peter Goodman has written a children’s book about bullying, and says that a large percentage of bullying takes place in and around the school building. He will explain why his […]

On the shelves — Jan. 12

These publications are available at:  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 users in […]

We’ve inherited survival instinct

Among the amazing and drama-filled photos of the deep freeze that enveloped most of the nation, at least east of the Mississippi, was a shot of a frozen Niagara Falls. In the late 1980s, I was privileged to visit a scene similar, though perhaps not quite as iced over. The Niagara River had a good […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 12

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); Monthly member meeting, 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); […]

On the shelves — Jan. 5

The following books are now available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Official ACBL Encyclopedia of Bridge edited by Brent Manley was given by Elizabeth Fry in memory of Velma LaVone Haga. This indispensable guide includes entries on history, organizations, tournaments, rules, terminology, bidding systems, and conventions, along with an index, two CDs, and hundreds of […]

School menus — Jan. 5

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No School Tuesday: No School Wednesday: Breakfast – breakfast burrito & salsa. Lunch – hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green lettuce, sliced tomato, delicious apple. Thursday: Breakfast – mini pancakes. Lunch – enchilada bakes, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, garden salad with ranch, banana. Friday: Breakfast -taco boat […]

Be smart: Shop like a FashioNieka

D'Nieka Hartsfield

When you ask me where I got my outfit, there is most likely a story behind how it came together. To assume I am label-driven would absolutely not be the case. You won’t ever catch me dropping my favorite name brands. Although, there are a couple of trending brands in my closet I’ve scooped up […]

Family first

Mary Urioste, days after Christmas 2013, at her Portales home

Mary Urioste knows eastern New Mexico like the back of her hand. The 83-year old woman has lived in the Clovis-Portales area for her entire life, and now has more than 70 great-grand children and grandchildren, most of whom live in Clovis or Portales as well. Urioste also babysat regularly for over 50 years. Though […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 5

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); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis). Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; […]

Pets always grow on us

He was trouble from the first minutes I knew him but somehow the little Dalmatian won my heart over. We first met in a weekly newspaper office in Colorado where I was publisher. It was a dog friendly workplace for the most part and I only had one person that wasn’t all that into dogs. […]

Letters to Santa


Editor’s Note: One of the best things about Christmas are the many children’s letters to Santa sent to us by the kids or forwarded to us by the U.S. Postal Service for sharing with the community. Sometimes humorous, at times touching, these letters are presented as written by the many children so full of hope […]

Bible story sends message of hope

Karl Terry

Years ago, in a cold dark pasture a simple man, a shepherd, settled into his camp with fellow shepherds to keep watch over the flock through the night. These sheep were valuable to those who entrusted him with their care and protection and he took his job seriously even though his masters and most of […]

Last minute-gifts your demise? Help them accessorize

You have four days left until Christmas and you have yet to figure out what gift to get for your fashionista or even fashionieka. Just so you know, the fashionieka just lets me know we are on the same page (smiley face). There are some great style choices for these last-minute shopping decisions. Needless to […]

Every Christmas a toy story for someone

Toys and Christmas just seem to go together, at least in America, for about a century or so. Even back in my grandpa’s time, children in the early 1900s received a toy for Christmas. Well, actually, the favorite story was about the toy that almost wasn’t. Apparently young Clyde Matthew Davis, my grandpa’s given name, […]

Upcoming show to feature chia seeds

Information on using Chia seeds in a Paleo diet, making a custom upholstered headboard, and using fondant to make ruffles and bows will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and dietitian Carol Fenster will talk about the Paleo diet and what it consists of, as well […]

Clubt Notes — Dec. 22

Portales Woman’s Club The Portales Woman’s Club met on Dec. 11, with President Julie Nickles presiding. Beth Banda led the pledges and collect. Doncella Caywood gave the invocation. Fifteen members and one guest were present. Minutes from the previous meeting were approved. The treasurer’s report was filed. Banda won the door prize. A sign up […]

Anniversaries — Dec. 22

Aragon Zenon Aragon and Ida Aragon of Olathe, Kan., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5 in Des Moines, Iowa. The celebration was hosted by the Aragon family. The couple was married Oct. 5, 1963, in Clovis. They have four children and 11 grandchildren. They are both retired.

Engagements — Dec. 22

Jones-Kilmer J.D. Jones and Julie Jones of Slaton, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jaryn Jones of Lubbock, to Kevin Kilmer, of Lubbock, son of Eddie Kilmer And Leslie Kilmer of Rio Rancho. The couple will exchange vows March 15, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Slaton. The reception […]

On the shelves — Dec. 22

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter introduces Scotland Yard’s Chief Inspector Nicholas Drummond, who learns that the Koh-i-Noor diamond from the Queen Mother’s crown has been stolen from an exhibit in New York and the caretaker has been murdered, sending him around the globe in search of […]

Birthdays — Dec. 22

A 90th birthday celebration for Laura B. Loflin was being held  Saturday at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center in Clovis. The celebration was to be hosted by Collene Baldwin, June Baldwin-Jeter and Laura White. Loflin was born Dec. 20,1923, in Portales. She has two children, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.