Club notes — March 23

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 8. Regent Vicky Stratton called the meeting to order and led opening rituals. After the President General’s message, members read the National Defense, Constitutional, Indian and Conservation minutes. Officers gave reports followed by the business meeting. Carol […]

Winter without snow lacking something

S o last weekend, I finally got tired of waiting for winter to find me. I took matters into my own hands and sallied forth to find winter. Well, it really wasn’t nearly that dramatic. I had promised a group of kids that there would be a ski trip. I had dim hopes as we […]

School menus — March 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, strawberry cup. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggie coins with ranch […]

Senior happenings — March 22

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment 8 a.m.; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Beginning Line Dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Jam session, 6 p.m. Wednesday: […]

Think before you get ink

T here comes a time in all our lives when we experience the rebel years. Today we are going to talk about tattoos. Are they, in fact, a sign of rebellion? Those objective might say it’s mutilating your skin and is distasteful. But on the contrary, it is all about a person’s perception. What makes […]

Honors — March 16

Horton Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Peggy Horton as auxilian of the month of January 2014. Horton joined the Auxiliary in January 2012. She volunteers at the information desk.

Anniversaries — March 16

Schwartz Laverne and Frances Schwartz of Clovis are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with their family. The couple was married March 15, 1964, in Portales. Laverne and Frances are retired and living in Clovis. They enjoy traveling and attending their grandchildren’s music, athletic and academic events.

Engagements — March 16

Shannon-Patton Anne Kunze of Sioux Falls, S.D., announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her goddaughter, Sandy Lynn Shannon Patton of Oklahoma City, Okla., to Danny Patton, of Oklahoma City, grandson of Mary Maude Trousdale of Ozark, Ark. (wife of the late Hosey Coy Dever formerly of Portales). The couple will exchange vows at 8 […]

Lunch Menus — March 16

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast fritata. Lunch — Ham & cheese wrap with ranch, romaine lettuce, seasoned green beans, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Meat & cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch dressing, mini carrots, peach cup. Wednesday: Breakfast — Chicken biscuit. Lunch — Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet […]

Club Notes — March 16

Curry County ARE The Curry County Association of Retired Educators met at K Bob’s for its March meeting. Dianne Davis welcomed 30 members and three guests. Wayne Anderson gave the opening prayer. Dick Sullinger led the pledges. Wayne and Becky Anderson presented the program on their trip to Italy with the ENMU concert choir. The […]

Senior Calendar — March 16

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Today: Dance, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group(Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) […]

Creative Living: Easy Asian-style recipes, cupcakes on new shows

Information on decorating cupcakes, choosing pet food and preparing healthy school lunches and snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon. Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to show how to create a collection of delicious, colorful cupcakes — good for any occasion. She says to let […]

Davis: Ohio journey continues

This is the second part in a journey that takes us through the hills between East Liverpool and Steubenville, both in Ohio, an area near Hammondsville and Bergholz and Irondale that would, to all appearances, be perfect for a ski resort, but has never received one. Instead, it has received a number of closed down […]

Nieka Style: Pajamas best worn in private

D'Nieka Hartsfield

A co-worker had to run an errand at a local gas station the other day and witnessed three people wearing pajamas. The first travesty involved a woman wearing Pepto-Bismol pink pajama pants and she thought to herself, “Is this really happening?” Seconds later, she was visually impaired when she saw not one, but two 20-something […]

The gift for blarney

By Karl Terry CMI columnist We’re all a little bit Irish on March 17. In my case I just don’t know for sure how Irish. There were a lot of Terrys back in England and still are and a few in Cork County, Ireland. The family histories I’ve seen indicate I’m probably descended from the […]

Our People: He makes ’em laugh

Emily Crowe: Clovis Media Inc.
Jerry Shade has owned JB’s Motor Menders since 1993. In addition to fixing lawn mowers out of his shop, he also makes signs and banners.

While the most recognizable role Jerry Shade plays is that of B-Bop the Clown, the man behind the makeup has led a life full of unique positions and pursuits. Shade, 72, is also a Vietnam veteran, cancer survivor, lawn mower repairman, sign maker, Shriner, past exalted ruler of the Elks, husband, father and grandfather. A […]

some say area may be cursed

Clyde Davis

If the lady who was accompanying me had not been talking incessantly, nervously, doing it the way some people talk to fill in the space, I would have been more in tune with my surroundings. If I had been more in tune with my surroundings, I would have probably been scared. I would have been […]

Senior happenings — March 9

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

Reality TV replaces slideshow

Hurry, hurry step right up, sit right down in your easy chair and see sights your eyes just won’t believe. Not unlike a sideshow barker our televisions are full of teasers for reality shows that titillate by offering the strange behavior, oddball characters and lifestyles and jobs that aren’t normal. When the carnival barker invites […]

Be your fashionable self

Many of us have heard the notion that a woman should dress for her age. We have been taught that once we reach a certain age we must stop wearing a certain type of clothing and start wearing another. Department stores somehow cater to this idea when labeling sections juniors, misses or women’s when really […]