Felt crusher adds style to collection of hats

Some folks recognize me by my hat. I’ve decided that’s not a bad thing. I wear a lot of hats, both figuratively and literally, but the hat that always gets comments is the one I wear in the winter. It’s a brown, 100 percent wool felt crusher hat. The kind an Australian drover would wear. […]

On the shelves — March 2

These books are available at the:   Clovis-Carver Public Library Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transformed by Karin Winegar proves once again that love rescues all in 28 compelling stories about orphaned, abused, and abandoned animals, the people who saved them, and the extraordinary relationships that are forged as a result. New Mexico: […]

Club notes — Feb. 23

Beta Phi Four Beta Phi members from Clovis, Collene Baldwin, Sandy Heath, Laura Loflin and Beverly Miller enjoyed their lunch in Hobbs at the New Mexico State Council District 1 Meeting at the Pacific Rim Restaurant where there was the installation of District 1 officers for the 2014-2016 year. The ladies held silent auctions set […]

What does your hair say about you?

D'Nieka Hartsfield

It seems like an increasing number of women are taking more risk with their hair. For instance, the trend-setting buzz cut on one side of the head with long flowing locks on the other. Yeah, we all have seen it. Not a good look for anyone out of their 20s. Not only are they taking […]

Flying blind not the wisest course

Clyde Davis

While much of the country has been slammed this winter with recordsetting lows,and recordsetting snows, we in the diagonal slice of the southwest that is apparently the recipient of pressure systems have continued in our drought conditions, and our unseasonable warmth. While some may delight in this, and some may see, with acrid alarm, the […]

School menus — Feb. 23

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch dressing, steamed veggie medley, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast -Banana bread. Lunch – Steak fingers, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, fresh fruit, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Chicken burrito with salsa, seasoned pinto beans, garden salad […]

Senior happenings — Feb. 23

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

My sniffer does just fine

Karl Terry

A dog with a good nose has always been a fascination to me. My current dog has a pretty good sniffer. He knows the minute you come through the door if you’ve been with another dog — or worse yet a smelly old cat. After being in the Roosevelt County Events Arena most of this […]

On the shelves — Feb. 23

The following books are now available: Clovis-Carver Public Library Quick Changes: Fresh Looks for Every Room by the editors of House Beautiful offers abundant photos paired with more than 300 quick and easily achieved ideas to show you how to create a new look in any room from a change as subtle as rearranging what […]

‘It’s just a fact, but a fact it is’

Curtis Shelburne

It’s just a fact, but a fact it is, that the teachers who most influenced my life early on were Methodists. San Jacinto Elementary in Amarillo, Texas, was evidently a hotbed of Methodism. Or maybe it was just that my primary school path there was colored by the presence of three of them. Someday I’ll […]

Real faith and real life are the same real story

Curtis Shelburne

One of my favorite authors is also one of my favorite storytellers. A reviewer of my How To Measure a Rainbow book once called me a capable “storyteller.” Alas, that’s far too grand a title for me, but one I’d love to deserve. The man I’m thinking of is the real deal. Most of his […]

Let’s talk comfort colors

D'Nieka Hartsfield

With all the variety of colors, patterns or prints there are to choose from, many of us will only wear the same pool of colors we are the most comfortable in. For example, my boss wears a black shirt and khaki tan colored pants most days so when he came into work the other day […]

Olympic dreams may be deferred

For some of us who look forward to the Winter Olympics, it could be said, as the opening lines to Tale of Two Cities claim, ” It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” It is the best of times because the games for which we have waited for quite a […]

On the shelves —Feb. 2

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Allegany to Appomattox: The Life and Letters of Private William Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers by Valgene Dunham reproduces 39 letters of a Union soldier to his wife, placing us on the family farm in upstate New York, in the mind-numbing routines of military life, […]

Doll making on upcoming show

Information on making porcelain dolls, PTSD and animals, and new bathroom designs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Dianna Effner is a designer of doll molds, and she will show several dolls and other items made from Hearty Clay. She’ll demonstrate how to mix colors and how […]

School menus — Feb. 2

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast- cinnamon roll. Lunch – pizza, fresh mixed veggies with ranch dressing, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – breakfast pizza. Lunch – sloppy Joe on a bun, sweet potato fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, green peas, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – banana bread. Lunch – bean & cheese burrito with salsa, Spanish rice, […]

Senior happenings — Feb. 1

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); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: 9 […]

Too old? Only if your imagination has withered

I turned 57 the other day. No big deal, even though 57 is widely recognized as a serious milestone. I’m sure if you “Google” it, you’ll find all sorts of articles and blogs where “Baby Boomer” folks like me wax philosophic about the big 57. My generation has always been gifted when it comes to […]

Dress your best for Super Bowl

Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl Sunday is just a week away and some of you may want to celebrate your team in style. I have been asked what I think one should wear to a Super Bowl party. Here are a couple of suggestions you may want to consider for your football […]

Felt projects on upcoming show

Information on cooking artichokes and doing felting projects 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 clean an artichoke, steam it in a pressure cooker and then make ravioli using Won Ton […]