Our people: Standing his ground

Jeff Essary: Courtesy photo
Jeff Essary, left, and his son Andrew play in his haygrazer crop in his farm south of Floyd.

Don’t be fooled by his stature. Those who know him say Jeff Essary’s heart is bigger than he is. Although farming is what he knows and loves, the 40-year-old has put his hand in nearly every thread the Floyd community is made of. In addition to being a volunteer firefighter, Essary serves on Floyd’s school […]

Journey best part of marriage

Two weddings in one summer is a record for me. I think I can nearly count all the weddings I’ve been to in my life on one hand. So two sets of out-of-town nuptials in a couple of months has me thinking I could be a wedding planner. Both weddings, one my nephew’s and the […]

Cake decorating, cooking salmon featured topics

Information on basic cake decorating, cooking salmon and watermelon and decluttering our lives will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands in Woodridge, Ill., and she’s going to show how to use icing dots, zigzags and lines to turn a simple chocolate cake into […]

That September day a bit obscure

There’s a song by Alan Jackson that poses a question; whether we’ve heard the song or not, and most of us probably have, the question is one we’ve all asked: What did you do when you were made aware of the events that transpired on Sept. 11, 2001? I was, personally, nowhere that I would […]

Senior Happenings — Sept. 8

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales); 12 p.m. pool tournament (Clovis) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dance 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5 / person (Clovis); 1 p.m. […]

School Menus — Sept. 8

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast – pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – soft taco & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast -breakfast burrito. Lunch – hamburger on a […]

On The Shelves — Sept. 8

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Social Marketology: Improve Your Social Media Processes and Get Customers to Stay Forever by Ric Dragon draws on more than 16 years of experience in online marketing show how to build valuable business relationships through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media that can help companies […]

Junk mail takes on new meaning

Email clogs my inbox these days and some mornings there seems to be no end to the junk mail. But there is a bright side. It used to take a long time every morning and I could fill a trash can with junk mail. Except for catalogs, the junk mail volume is down and so […]

Our People: Blazing her own trail

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Norma Sanders, who spent decades as the most well-known female auctioneer in the country, poses at her home in Texico. Sanders graduated in the top of her class from the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, where she attended after her first three choices declined to offer a spot to a woman.

Nothing about a conversation with Norma Sanders today — a soft-spoken woman who still drives the car she bought with cash in 1983 — would suggest she spent decades as a powerful voice that squeezed every nickel out of livestock customers at hundreds of auctions. What’s left of Sanders’ career is in a few frame […]

Lifestyle expert to appear on show


Information on products to help relieve stress, making Victorian posies, and recipes for breakfast will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Laura Dellutri is a lifestyle expert with Healthy Housekeeper, Inc., and she’s going to show new products on the market that just might make your life more […]

You only get so many summers

Clyde Davis

With the coming of fall, we begin to hope for cooler days, though so far there hasn’t been such a shift. We celebrate the symbolic end of summer, Labor Day, by having cookouts, spending time in the water for one of the last swims, and setting a chore list for the weekend so long that […]

Faith is only real source of security

By Joan Clayton PNT religion columnist Elisha’s servant went out early in the morning and discovered the King’s force had surrounded the city. He rushed to Elisha in a panic. He prayed, “O, my Lord, what shall we do?” The Lord opened the servant’s eyes and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of […]

Our People: Pioneer of the Year

Courtesy photo
Evelyn Cater and husband Oliver in their later years.

Evelyn Cater has truly earned her 2013 Roosevelt County Pioneer of the Year title. To be eligible for the annual award, one must be a resident of the county for at least 40 years. Cater was born just south of Elida on July 9, 1922, to Silas and Alice McCabe. She graduated from Elida High […]

On the Shelves — Sept. 1

These publications are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary brings the beloved 9-year-old Ramona Quimby back for another year of troubles and triumphs as she begins fourth grade, tells everyone about her new baby sister, and shows off her amazing playground skills. Where’s Waldo Now? by Martin Handford consists of […]

Simplifying our life topic on show

Information on incorporating ribbon in needlepoint designs, simplifying our life, and making fleece quilts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Sandy Grossman-Morris is going to show how to incorporate ribbon as embellishment when doing needlepoint project and designs. Her company is Sandy Grossman-Morris Design and she lives […]

School Menus — Sept. 1

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school — Labor Day Tuesday: Breakfast — banana bread. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes and ranch, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch — bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast — chicken […]

Honors — Krake

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Carol Krake as Auxilian of the month of July 2013. Krake joined the auxiliary in April 2005. She has served as co-chair on the scrapbook committee, is currently coordinator of publicity and on the gift shop ordering committee. In addition, Krake enjoys crafting the seasonal wreaths and decorations for […]

Senior Happenings — Sept. 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dance 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5 / person (Clovis); 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis) Thursday: […]

Labor day more than day off

Growing up in the western Pennsylvania area, home to many small river towns, to cities like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Wheeling, Erie, one is weaned on the dignity of work, on the expectation of work, on the idea that expecting to be supported by others —the so called welfare mentality — is not even an option. At […]

The president’s “secret school”

The President graduated from the same high school as my brother. In our family it’s no big deal; my sister went there too. This was all back when our dad had a job in Hawai’i. They tested me to see if I’d be attending classes there but they wanted to set me back a grade, […]