Anniversaries – June 2

Elliott: 50th Gary and Cheryl Elliott of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 2 p.m.-4 p.m. June 8 at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their families. The couple was married June 9, 1963, in First Baptist Church in Clovis. They have two children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. […]

Engagements – June 2

Pollock-Glover Cooper and Missi Glover of Grady announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kaitlen Glover of Grady, to Seth Pollock of Clovis, son of Gail Pollock and the late Jimmie Pollock and of Artesia. The couple will exchange vows 7 p.m. June 22, 2013 at the residence of Cooper and Missi Glover. […]

Weddings – June 2

Leffler-Guhrke Melissa Ann Leffler of Clovis and Austin Edward Guhrke of Clovis were joined in marriage June 1, 2013, in Clovis. The Rev. Tonjia Rolan performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tonjia and Loyd Rolan of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Kiki and Bill Guhrke of Clovis. Maid/matron of […]

Graduates – June 2

King Clovis' Melody M. King received a bachelor's degree in social science education secondary during Oklahoma Baptist University's 2013 spring commencement May 17 in the university's Raley Chapel.

Club Notes – June 2

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club held a meeting May 22 at Jeanne Augenstein's Melrose home. Augustein gave a tour of her established southwestern landscaping. Raised vegetable beds have been constructed throughout her property incorporated with various drip systems. Being a "master gardener. Augenstein's property is continually a work in progress and this year chickens […]

Salad, floral tips coming up

Information on floral arranging, preparing salads with toppers and finding your passion in life will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Casey Schwartz, afloral designer and co-owner of Flower Duet in Redondo Beach, Calif., is going to show how to line a glass vase with greenery and then […]

Senior Calendar – June 2

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.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- […]

Honors – June 2

Naceanceno Kevin Naceanceno, a sophomore middle level math and science education major from Texico, was among more than 1,000 Harding University students included on the dean's list for grades achieved during the spring semester. Best Ryan Best of Portales was recently named to Tarleton State University's A Honor Roll List for the spring 2013 semester […]

On the Shelves – June 2

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know by Jill Geisler provides a practical, concrete guide to creating a happy and thriving environment in which employees can do their best work with positive, immediate and lasting results. White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse presents a […]

Drought impacts more than just soil

"This is dust storm country. It is the saddest land I've ever seen." Washington Daily News reporter and columnist Ernie Pyle wrote those words in 1936 after a trip across the drought-ravaged Midwest. They could sum up where we're at in eastern New Mexico in 2013. I knew things were not good on our land […]

Engagements – May 26

Sweet-Sumner Mike and Vicki Sumner of Las Lunas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Sumner of Corpus Christi, Texas, to Devin Sweet, of Corpus Christi, son of Tim and Pam Sweet of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 1, 2013, at Fulford Ranch in Brownfield, Texas, with a reception to […]

Births – May 26

Miller Jacob Lee Miller was born May 11, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Richard Miller and Stephanie Warren of Portales He was 10 pounds and 2.1 ounces. He has four brothers, Joshua Warren, Mark Warren, Matthew Warren and Jayson Miller.

On the shelves – May 26

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Private: Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History by Denver Nicks relates how a young man from middle America signed on to serve his country and found himself serving a cause far more sinister in order to fulfill what […]

Photojournalism provides insight into history

The past several weeks, I've been exploring in this column programs born out of the Depression and the New Deal that not only gave men and women a sense of pride by having them work for an income, but also enhanced the beauty and in some cases the environment of our country. Everyone has his […]

Creative living: Freekeh grain, fantasy film to be featured

Information on cooking with Freekeh grain and working with Fantasy Film will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Bonnie Matthews is the co-founder of Freekeh Foods, and she says that Freekeh is the perfect whole grain for vegetarians because it's flavorful and still provides an abundance of nutrients, […]

Our people: Still going strong

At 90 years old, Mary Clotfelter is still going strong. Clotfelter grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and is the middle of five children. During World War II, she was a baby-sitter for the children of naval officers, many of whom worked at Pearl Harbor. Clotfelter met her husband Cecil while getting her degree […]

Poppies call to remember sacrifices

Christmas has its poinsettia, Thanksgiving a cornucopia, St. Patrick's Day its shamrock and Easter is known for lilies. Memorial Day has a simple but bright red poppy as its symbol. I think my first awareness of Memorial Day as a holiday was probably connected to the little Buddy Poppies sold in downtown stores leading up […]


In a recent column, I mentioned that among the highest points of a recent trip to Carolina, was a visit (two visits, actually) my wife and I made to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. As I said in that column, I don't usually toss around the word "inspirational," but the Billy Graham Library deserves […]

Club Notes – May 19

Altrusa International of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly program meeting on May 13at Muffley's Back Door. Members present were Sylvia Bean, Kathy Travis, Judith Glikas, Judy Cox, Carolyn Muffley, Mary Weigl, Glenda Hileman, Victoria Montiel, LaDean Jameson, Sherry Turner, Margaret Blazek, Kelly Dunwell and Laurie Westerman. Guests present were: Edwin and Doris […]

School Menus – May 19

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — chicken spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast & Lunch — Cook's choice. Wednesday: Breakfast & Lunch — Cook's choice. Thursday: Last Day of School — "Sack Lunch." Clovis middle schools Monday: Breakfast — egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch […]