Honors — May 25

Johnston Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Paula Johnston as auxilian of the month for April 2014. She joined the auxiliary in August 2000. She is currently the auxiliary secretary, gift shop co-coordinator, Saturday day chair and librarian. She is serving on the finance, priorities, nominating, disaster and telephone committees. She served two terms as […]

Stay thirsty for God’s living water

Daily we hear the sound of aircraft from Cannon Air Force Base circling above our home in Portales. Our grandson shouts with glee as we run out the door to see them. After living in Roosevelt County for 42 years, I feel proud to have the base as neighbors. And yet, every time I see […]

This one’s for the birds (no, really)

Karl Terry

People who read this column think I’m a bird hater. I’ve got letters to prove it. I’ve written with my tongue plastered firmly in cheek about my travails with swallows that netted me a hand-written note from a very nice local lady extolling the virtues of the little critters and berating me for being so […]

Davis: Movies take us where we’d like to go

The sign in the window, located next to a Redbox (conveniently so) tells me that I can enter for a chance to win a trip to Hobbitland, or something like that, which actually means New Zealand, where I suppose the latest incarnation of the Tolkien classic was filmed. It got me to thinking, though. To […]

School Menus — May 18

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch dressing, steamed veggie, medley, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, strawberry cup. Wednesday: “Cook’s  choice” Thursday: “Cook’s  choice”Friday: Last Day of School “ Sack Lunch Clovis middle Monday: […]

Our People: Not slowing down

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Lynn Martin met his wife the same month he moved to Clovis in December 1947 and they were engaged one month later.

Living 90 years of life hasn’t been enough to slow long time resident Lynn Martin down. The former banker and Clovis city commissioner, who has lived in Clovis since 1947, was a big part of making an urban renewal project a reality in Clovis when serving as a commissioner from 1982-1986. Martin has always had […]

Creative Living — May 18

Information on choosing jewelry for different body styles and facial shapes and common cat health problems will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Usually women choose an item of jewelry just because it is pretty.  Wardrobe consultant and author, Nancy […]

On the Shelves — May 18

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library        Who Really Killed Kennedy: 50 Years Later by Jerome Corsi sets a new standard for JFK assassination research, demanding that future investigators understand the deep, and unfortunately sinister, political forces that led up to an unthinkable event that marked a profound change in […]

Senior Happenings — May 18

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Today: Dance, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Clovis) Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales); Medicare presentation, 10:30 a.m. (Clovis) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;  Bingo, 1  p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities,  9 […]

Club Notes — May 18

Curry County/Area Republican Women The April 8 meeting of Curry County & Area Republican Women was called to order by President Laquita Terry. Helen Cleveland offered an inspirational message and blessing. Bunny Marston led the Pledge of Allegiance. Twenty-two members, associates and guests attended. March minutes and treasurer’s report were read and approved. President Terry […]

Honors — May 18

White Mackensee White, a 17-year old junior at House School, has been selected to attend the Junior Statesman of America Foundation (JSA) School at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Students are expected to raise funds for the trip as their first assignment. Between her family and scholarships she has raised $2,000 but needs $2,500 more. […]

Nieka Style: Celebrity stylings prompt vigorous debate

Who are the best- and worst-dressed celebrities? This was my most recently asked question in our newsrooms. I asked each person who they thought was a natty dresser and which celebrities they thought could use some work. There were some surprisingly interesting names that came up. Some famously known and a few I had to […]

Shelburne: Can we come back after we’ve been broken?

Curtis Shelburne

Can we “come back” after we’ve been broken? That’s the question. Anything columnist Charles Krauthammer writes is worth reading, so I wasn’t surprised that his recent book Things That Matter, a compilation of some of his best columns, is filled with gems of uncommon sense. Krauthammer tells an amazing “come back” story from the world […]

Life of service

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Kit Pettigrew, right, competes in a bulldogging competition with Ben Johnson, a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner, in California in the 1950s.

As one of the original liquor dealers in Clovis, Kit Pettigrew has seen a lot of things. When the city voted to go wet in 1960, Pettigrew was in on one of the original liquor licenses and owned both the Smoke House bar and the Prince Lounge. He grew up on a farm in Grady […]

Circus still puts on good show

By Karl Terry Local columnist The sharp blast of a whistle immediately silenced the tent and the barking ringmaster directed attention to the ring in the center. The circus was in town. Traditional circuses are quickly going the way of the rotary desk phone and the Do Do bird. Touring circuses packing their own big […]

On the shelves — May 11

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Library Dog Breeds 101: Your In-Depth Guide to Man’s Best Friend St. Bernard to Thai Ridgeback by K. Tamura will help prospective dog owners find the best pet for their homes and lifestyles, with information on the history, breeding, activities, health, and temperament of a long-term companion […]

Difficult times make you treasure life

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The best idea they may have ever come up with, in terms of effective fundraising, was probably the birthday theme. By “they”, I mean the American Cancer Society, and the manner in which this theme conveys a positive message, rather than a negative one. Pushing the button of hope, by […]

Club notes — May 11

El Portal DAR The May 23rd meeting of El Portal chapter was held in the home of Vicky Stratton. Stratton called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and conducted the opening rituals followed by the President Generals message. The National Defense , Constitutional minute and Indian minute were read by minutes. Reports were given […]

Business, e-book aids on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on being successful in business, making a child’s growth chart and making a Kindle cozy will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Vinnie Parrinello, President of Wai Hope Organic Skincare, knows firsthand how faith, hope and a positive attitude emerge from adversity. […]

School menus — May 11

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggie coins with ranch dressing, fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage in stick Lunch – Soft taco & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce with tomato, applesauce. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Hamburger […]