‘Sand Hills’ trips mean picnics

Some knew it as Taylor's Grove and even more referred to the place as Oasis State Park. In my circles it was simply "The Sand Hills" growing up. A trip to the "Sand Hills" meant a picnic, playing in the sand dunes and maybe a ballgame. Our first line of attack was always the dunes. […]

Our people: Starting young

Jeshal Patel moved from Los Angeles to Clovis in January 2011 to attend Eastern New Mexico University and help his parents Raj and Mina, manage Motel 7 on Mabry Drive. Patel, who also goes by Jeh, attended boarding school in India from age 9 to 18. He now studies electrical engineering at ENMU. His expected […]

Our people: Clovis resident Fred Tate says working is his passion

For Fred K. Tate, 80, work has never been an issue for him. Since he was a child, Tate remembers working to make money for his family. Today he owns Pop's place and has been running the restaurant for 13 years. From Clantonville, Ark., he moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he did electric work on […]

Parents should lead prayers

No doubt Satan probably got a kick out of the headlines in the newspaper in Portales last week. "Prayer ruling upheld" relating to a ban on coach led prayer in City League sports. Hopefully the devil read a little further into the story and saw that maybe he hadn't exactly won this one after all. […]

School menus – Sept. 23

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast scramble. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad and ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks […]

Engagements – Sept. 23

Contreras-Sosa Contreras-Sosa Martin and Adela Contreras of Hereford, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sylvia Vanesa Contreras of Hereford, to Fernando Sosa of Clovis, son of Guadalupe and Carmen Enriquita Sosa of Clovis. The celebration will take place Sept. 29, 2012, at San Jose Church in Hereford. The […]

Anniversaries – Sept. 23

Sumner Robert and Joy Sumner of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2012, at 3701 Ben Crenshaw in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their sons, Lee and Alan Sumner. The couple was married Oct. 3, 1962, at Hamlin Memorial Methodist Church in Farwell. They […]

Club notes – Sept. 23

Claud Rainy Day Extension Club The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club met 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Muffley's Back Door with hostesses Ann Carter and Lucille Johnson. President Ann Carter presided at the business meeting. All recited the Extension "Club Collect." Prayer included the family of Lois Hollinsworth, recently deceased, Reba Camp recently moved, Hildegunde […]

Creative Living: Dyeing tips featured on show

Information on Shibori dyeing with Rit fabric dye, incorporating hardware in needlepoint designs, and creating faux finishes on walls will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Ann Butler is a designer, author and instructor for Creative Industries, and she's going to demonstrate […]

On the shelves – Sept. 23

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" by Catherine Boo tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the 21st century's great, unequal cities in a bewildering age of global change and […]

School menus: Sept. 16

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, lettuce, tomato, apple.; Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, gape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft taco, salsa, lettuce, tomato, orange. Thursday: Breakfast […]

Senior calendar: Sept. 16

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: […]

Show will feature grapefruit techniques

Information on grapefruit, making a travel tote and molding chocolate dessert cups will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Eleisha Ensign, Executive Director of TexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc., will explain all of the interesting facts about grapefruit juice, including the best way […]

Club notes: Sept. 16

Clovis Rotary Club The Clovis Rotary Club invites the community and surrounding areas to join them in celebrating New Generations month throughout the month of September. New Generations is Rotary International's newest avenue of service and was initially launched in 2010. New Generations recognizes "the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership […]

On the shelves: Sept. 16

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "The Civil War: An Illustrated History" by the editors of Time Magazine tells the story of the defining period in U.S. history in a volume that captures the battles, statesmen, great generals, daily life of the average foot soldiers, and other fascinating aspects of the war […]

Don’t forget to enjoy your life

It may seem unimportant, in an election year with political rallies going on for several weeks, but last weekend, this writer was able to cross another line on his bucket list. A bucket list, for those who did not see the movie, is a list of things you would like to do before you turn […]

Many lessons learned from column business

Some days I make this columnist business look easy. Other days I wonder what I was thinking when I decided writing my thoughts down for a public consumption on a weekly basis would be a good thing to do. I think I started doing a column back about 1988 or 1989. I've had a few […]

Senior calendar: Sept. 9

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Los Abuelitos Senior Center, Portales Monday: 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Senior Center, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 11:30 a.m. birthday […]

School menus: Sept. 9

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast scramble. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad w/ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks w/ranch, […]

Weddings: Sept. 9

Encinias-Nanez Celina Encinias of Portales and Oscar Nanez of Clovis were joined in marriage Sept. 1, 2012, at University Baptist Church . The Rev. Steve Smith performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Evangelina Encinias of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of Jesus and Guadalupe Nanez of Clovis.