Birthday – April 8

Sena Sena Alice Sena of Clovis will celebrate her 96th birthday during services 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Sacred Heard Catholic Church. The event will be followed by a lunch buffet and reception at Taquiera Jalisco, 217 W. Seventh St. in Clovis. The event will be hosted by her family. Sena was born April 7, 1916, […]

Handmade gifts featured on show

Information on making handmade gifts, mixing succulents with fresh flowers, and using border punches for a variety of projects will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Moyers is with the NM Cooperative Extension Service in Portales, and she's going to show […]

School menus – April 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school — Spring Holiday Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Beefy cheese nachos, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, mini carrots & dip, cookie. Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Sloppy joe on a bun, corn cole […]

Easter stirs with new life

There's something amazing about the Easter celebration. For Christians, of course, it marks the resurrection of our Lord, the one whom we believe was God become man. However, there is perhaps an element in that marking that carries an image, a shadow, a glimpse, of that reality to the world regardless of faith perspective. New […]

Easter Bunny still creepy to me

I've got to say I've always been a little creeped out by the Easter Bunny. Santa Claus might be a little scary to little kids but at least his looks make a little bit of sense. A six-foot rabbit makes no sense at all and freaks out more youngsters than not. I remember one Saturday […]

Residents reflect on Lent

The tradition of practicing Lent is not about what you give up but about what you gain, according to local Lent participants. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Kathy Hale sews purple cloth Thursday afternoon in preparation for a Thursday night service at St. Helen Catholic Church. The service honors Jesus Christ's last supper with his disciples. […]

Religion column: Easter proves love stronger than death

The tomb is empty. The stone's been rolled away bringing endless hope to the human heart. We have been redeemed. Let the world rejoice. He is risen! It is the greatest moment in the annals of time. Easter symbolizes victory. Jesus is our champion. The one who endured the cross still reaches out to hurting […]

On the shelves: April 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History" by Joe Garner celebrates 100 of professional football's greatest moments, players, coaches, teams, and triumphs, and includes a DVD featuring thrilling game footage, commentary, and highlights, direct from the NFL's own archives. "The Drop" by Michael […]

Senior happenings: April 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., dance. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. Bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 8-10:30 a.m., Free […]

Creative living features cooking with beans

Information on rotary cutting skills and cooking with beans as part of a gluten-free diet will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Debbie Caffrey, Debbie's Creative Moments in Albuquerque will show how to fine tune your rotary cutting skills as she discusses safety and ergonomics of rotary […]

Club notes: April 1

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met March 14 at Muffley's Back Door in Clovis with President Helen Martinez presiding. She welcomed guests Gladys Birdsong, Myrna Lincoln and Pyper Belcher. Refreshments were served by Carmen Gilchrist. The usual order of business was addressed after Jane Rybolt read the Gardener's Prayer. Plans for the trip […]

Year 2012 may prove interesting

It would be fun if this were an April Fool's Day column. It may be even more fun, based on the fact that it isn't. The people of whom I write are arguably sincere in what they believe and in why they believe it. Columns like this week's often begin with a scanning of the […]

Foolish not to expect pranks

It's not easy being a fool. Then again it hasn't been easy turning 26 today either. OK, maybe I better ask for forgiveness and just admit there's a fine line between April Fools prankster and liar. I'm not particularly good at either. As the resident April Fool I've more often been the butt of jokes […]

A walk on the wild side

Clovis resident Wes Robertson, a former game warden, retired four years ago but shows no signs of slowing down. Robertson and wife Linda, who also has a degree in wildlife management, climb mountains every chance they get. Robertson enjoys educating people about the outdoors and exercising and hunting with his dog, Maya. Courtesy photo On […]

Religion column: God will see you through

Life is not always easy, but I love it. If you never wanted to be hurt you would have to move to a desert island and be a hermit. Think of the loneliness. You would never know the joy and ecstasy of loving someone. You would never know the sacrifice love takes and most of […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: You know there are teenagers in the house when…

Marla Jo Fisher I have a friend whose children are old enough now to strike fear into the hearts of their mother, as she dreads the coming transformation from adorable kid to hulking, hairy creature from the black lagoon. Since my kids are already well into this transition, Barb views our family like a big, […]

Marcelle and Ruby Go Shopping: A mother and daughter buy back-to-school duds that aren’t duds at all

Tricia Romano If there’s one thing about the new school year that kids love and parents don’t, it’s shopping for clothes. As children get into their tweens and teens, fashion and trends play a bigger part in their lives. But single mom Marcelle Karp, of New York City, satisfies her child’s sense of style without […]

Turn your summer memories into permanent decorations

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Disney FamilyFun magazine Summer is over, but you have memories with your kids that you want to hang onto forever. Use these three ideas to turn your souvenirs into keepsakes. Slide Sleeve Treasure Holder This playful version of a shadow box can be tacked up just about anywhere or hung like a mobile to let […]

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Tia Mowry Hardrict says twin Tamera has ‘a special relationship with Cree’

Jenny Schafer Tia Mowry Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley became overnight teen sensations for their hit comedy series “Sister, Sister.” Twelve years after successfully escaping the “child star curse,” the identical twins are ready to show us just how different they really are as they embark on two of the biggest journeys of their lives. The […]

Survey finds moms still face stigma and difficulties breastfeeding

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McClatchy-Tribune Experts agree that breastfeeding is one of the best things that a mother can do for her child, but it’s not always as easy as it would seem. Many new moms face difficulties breastfeeding, and a new survey by the websites TheBump.com and Breastfeeding.com show misinformation and ignorant attitudes still exist. Polling more than […]