On the shelves — June 22

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living With Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel chronicles the final year of a woman diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease who quit her job and took seven trips with the seven most important people in her life and whose courage, […]

Nieka Style: In fashion, some couples just don’t work

Two weeks ago I talked about wearing silver and gold jewelry together and how it can work. Well, there are many other fashion fallacies that we all might have an opinion on. Some may have remained in place but most have gone on to be challenged. Of late, I have witnessed a few of these […]

Our People: Two-part harmony

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Travis Erwin said his family keeps him grounded and his kids teach him to be a better person. From left to right: Anna, 15, wife Carol, Emma, 11, Travis, and Joseph, 13.

If he’s not seen strumming his guitar in the park or singing from a stool at local coffee shops, long-time Portales resident Travis Erwin can be seen jamming at various local musical events and concerts. But as passionate as Erwin is about music and sharing it with others, he said finding a balance between it […]

Honor rolls — June 15

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Clovis High School Sophomores Erick Akins Jr Julissa J. Alfaro Tamarys R. Apple Jashawn N. Balancier Sierra M. Bargas Lola Beltran Eric D. Benton Tessa N. Bernet Emily P. Berry James T. Bonner Jayden L. Brown Earl J. Bryant Chesney C. […]

Creative Living: Learn about storing herbs

Information on animals and PTSD, preserving fresh herbs, and products for water-retaining plants will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue, and he’s going to explain how animals who have been trained through a program called Animals Helping People can help anyone […]

Club Notes — June 15

Food Storage 101 The June 5 Food Storage 101 weekly Thursday night class featured Keith Wattenbarger, Portales LEPC chairman, who spoke on emergencies we could face in our area. He encouraged us to make an emergency escape plan, a 72-hour kit with food, water, first aid supplies,clothing, etc., listed on the U.S. Homeland Security web […]

Honors — June 15

Price Cheyenne Price, daughter of Clayton Price and Nikki Ward of Clovis, graduated June 6 from the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe. Donaldson Lucas A. Donaldson of Clovis was named to the dean’s list at Duke University for the spring 2014 semester. At the Pratt School of Engineering students must rank […]

Pintores Artist of the Month — June 2014

Doris Skoog Wallace I grew up in Illinois and became an art teacher at Northern Illinois University. After a teaching a year in Illinois, I moved to Clovis as did my dad’s sister Eldie Skoog Johnson, did so years before. I taught elementary art at Center School, Lincoln Jackson, Eugene Field and La Casita. When […]

Nieka Style: Dumb dressing can afflict anybody

I have to admit there are some shows I watch purely for the fashion. When watching a program the first thing I notice is a person’s styling sensibility or lack there of. I tune in to be inspired by something or someone fabulous. Either that or I end up critiquing the one that needs help […]

On the Shelves — June 15

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Hatfields and the McCoys by Bruce Wexler explores the historic feud that ran for nearly three decades between two iconic American families, beginning with the two patriarchs that started it all, and revealing how this terrible episode became the symbol of pointless and bitter […]