Senior calendar: Aug. 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis 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; 11:30 a.m. birthday luncheon and cake; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; […]

Guest will give tips on wall stencils

Information on stenciling on walls and making duck tape pouches will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jaime Alcorta, owner of Walls of Art in Lubbock will show how to add random raised stenciling to walls for extra impact. Many popular fabrics […]

Anniversaries: Aug. 26

Howl Glen and Candy Howl of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. The couple was married on Aug. 24, 1962, in Portales. They have two children and two grandchildren. She is a retired elementary school teacher after 41 years. He is a retired school administrator after 41 years.

Engagements: Aug. 26

Rucker-Aday Billy and Sherry Rucker of Clovis announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tanisha Rea Rucker of Farmington, to Curtis Geoffrey Aday of Farmington, son of Dr. Joe and Debra Aday of Las Cruces. The couple will exchange their vows on Oct. 6, 2012, at Vallecito Lake, Colo. The bride-elect will graduate […]

Reunions: Aug. 26

Field Community The Field 25th biennial reunion was held Aug. 10 at the Field fire station Aug. 10. There were 75 people in attendance. Visiting and picture viewing began at 1 p.m. The business meeting was held at 5:30 p.m. with Jacob Moberly acting as master of ceremonies. The classes of 1942 to 1952 and […]

School menus: Aug. 26

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, apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks w/ranch, chilled […]

Reality TV exploiting our children

Last week, this column broached the idea of silent children, the children who, emotionally, disappear or become invisible in a number of ways. They are physically present, but are discounted to the point where they are, for all intents and purposes, "gone." This week leads me to deal with another serious subject, also in the […]

Swallows won’t be gone for very long

Just when I was beginning to think it was safe to go out on the front porch again — they're back. Several years ago I wrote about the barn swallows nesting on my front porch and how I put up with the mess for the sake of the birds. After the birds migrated off that […]

Senior calendar: Aug. 19

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: Closed for Conference on Aging Tuesday: Closed for Conference on Aging Wednesday: Closed for Conference on Aging Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments Friday: Daily activities Daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

School menus: Aug. 19

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, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft taco, salsa, lettuce, tomato, orange. Thursday: Breakfast […]

Divorce help featured on show

Information on a template for quilting called AnglePlay and choosing happiness after divorce will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Author and quilter, Margaret Miller will show a template called AnglePlay, which makes working with the long right triangle edges in quilting […]

On the shelves: Aug. 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Nature's Extremes: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Other Natural Disasters That Shape Life on Earth" by the editors of Time Magazine illuminates the science behind natural disasters even as it showcases through interviews, photographs, and graphics the delicate natural web that supports life on inside, upon, and over […]

Child abuse is everyone’s business

I cannot remember the title of the video. It is, however, a video which our superintendent mentioned the other day during our in service preparation for a new school year. Perhaps I cannot remember it because the concept sounded both intriguing and horrific. I will warn you, and re-warn myself, that she also said this […]

Elida brothers will be missed

One minute two brothers are on a community mission, the next a whole community is wondering how they'll get by without them. The hurting was focused on the community of Elida recently as Ronald and Fred Anthony died in a truck accident while fetching a load of sand for a new playground at their church. […]

Religion feature: Brothers’ church project becomes community project

What started as a church project has now become a community project, said Dare Stevens, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Elida. Locals said in response to the impact brothers Ronald and Fred Anthony had on the community of Elida, community members are picking up where the brothers left off on the construction […]

Religion column: Make good choices in life’s journey

Each dawn brings a new day and it is one that has never been lived before. It comes tiptoeing through my window with spectacular splendor. Pink streaks with rays of sunshine are painted with indescribable beauty. The mockingbird's overture begins as he cheerfully bows before nature's audience. Even the trees clap their hands while welcoming […]

School menus: Aug. 12

Portales schools Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, red apples, milk. Lunch — Hamburgers, curly fries, lettuce and tomato, oranges, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick, honeydew, milk. Lunch — Frito pie, corn, fresh strawberries, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — Cheese omelet, flour tortilla, juice, milk. Lunch — Pizza, garden salad, chilled pears, milk. Friday: […]

Anniversaries: Aug. 12

Smith Arthur Clement and Marian Lee Smith of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple will have a private celebration in Albuquerque in August with their families then will continue the celebration with a 50th anniversary Mediterranean cruise in September. The couple was married Aug. 18, 1962, at Saint Augustine Church in Lebanon, […]

Births: Aug. 12

Perez Edward Parker Perez III was born July 28, 2012, to Marlena and Edward Perez Jr. of Lompoc Calif., at Lompoc Valley Medical Center in Lompoc. He weighed five pounds and 14 ounces. His grandparents are Joyce Reed of Clovis and Edward and Noemi Perez of Madera, Calif. His great-grandparents are Ana Gorbea of Alhambra, […]

On the shelves: Aug. 12

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "The World's Must-See Places" by Anna Streiffert was given by Diane Burns in memory of Modine Whittington-Parker. This travel guide to 100 of the world's greatest sights, including the Chartres Cathedral and the Sydney Opera House, features photos, descriptions, and 3-D cutaway art, allowing readers to […]