Terry: Talking to animals comes naturally

My wife talks to our dogs in complete English sentences. She doesn’t realize that animals mostly don’t understand much that’s said in English. With that said, I’ll admit that I’ve seen some working dogs that understand quite a bit of spoken language. Police dogs that only understand German and stock dogs that relate better to […]

Borden: Basket weaving techniques on coming show

Information on Mediterranean cooking, choosing fabrics for quilts, and solutions for small space living will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Maria Benardis will talk about some of the ingredients in ancient Greek recipes. She explains that their healing and […]

School menus — March 6

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch- Chicken nuggets, green beans, sliced tomato, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Mini soft taco, salsa, spanish rice, refried beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Hamburger on a bun, baked french fries, […]

Club notes — March 6

Peanut Valley Toastmasters The Peanut Valley Toastmasters met Feb. 25. The meeting was about the international contest. There are two categories, Table Topics and International Speech. There were two contestants. One was Drake Davidson, who was entering the International Speech contest and Table Topics. The other is Veronica Ayala who was entering the Table Topics […]

Senior calendar — March 6

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 8:45 […]

Dobson: Make your reflection one of kindness

Recently, I’ve had a couple of difficult encounters, one especially so because it was completely unexpected. As I walked away from both situations, I was caught between disbelief that such a thing had happened and irritation that someone had unloaded on me. Irritation gave way to indignation when I found out later that untruths were […]

Shelburne: Get there while the doors are still open

Another church in our little community closed its doors recently. Worshiped on a Sunday pretty much as usual and then, at least temporarily, shut down. That church opened its doors, I’m told, in 1933 in the midst of the Great Depression. She weathered tough times; it was prosperous times that were the larger challenge. That’s […]

School menus — Feb. 28

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast- Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green beans, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast-Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, spanish rice, […]

Terry: Stand strong, Apple

My opinion is that the FBI should get Apple’s help in unlocking the San Bernardino terrorist’s cell phone when they pry the code from Steve Jobs’ cold, dead hands. But then I guess that’s already the condition of the late Apple founder’s hands. As a reformed journalist of sorts it amazes me just how casual […]

Borden: Learn seams for unlined jackets

Information on using figs in beverages and seam finishes for unlined jackets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Chef John Csukor is a culinary consultant to the California Fig Advisory Board, and he’s teamed up with another chef, Sophia […]

Shelburne: We’ll tell you all about it, little Kendall

“I’m all in, Kendall Briley.” Even when I said it, I was sure she already knew. She’s had my heart since I first held her and was privileged to take her sweet big sister to the hospital to meet her just hours after her birth. Just six months old, she’s captured the hearts of her […]

Birthdays — Feb. 21

Odegaard Mary Evelyn Sagely Odegaard of Clovis will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday. The celebration will be hosted by her family 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Bill’s Auto Service at 619 Sycamore in Clovis. No gifts please. Cards welcome. The celebration is open to friends and family.

The dish on New York Fashion Week

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Sara Bauknecht
The entrance to Skylight at Moynihan Station across from Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. It's one of two main 
venues where New York Fashion Week: The Shows is headquartered. For a second season, guests largely seemed unsatisfied with the locations.

By Sara Bauknecht Pittsburgh Post-Gazette NEW YORK — If New York Fashion Week had a relationship status on Facebook, it would probably say, “It’s complicated.” Again this season, media members, retail buyers and guests seemed restless with this bi-annual event previewing fashion trends for upcoming seasons. This show, which debuted looks for fall/winter 2016, ended […]

Terry: Presidents’ Day still relatively new holiday

Anybody remember a time before there was a Presidents’ Day? I do. Growing up in the 1960s, on each side of the blackboard (it really was a black board and the teacher wrote on it with chalk) was a portrait of George Washington on one side and Abraham Lincoln on the other. I said the […]

On the shelves — Feb. 21

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke is an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, and vengeance during the Mexican revolution as Texas Ranger Hackberry finds himself in possession of the legendary Holy Grail and battles to save his son from the […]

Borden: ‘Living Sexy Fit’ author on coming show

Information on creating a life vision, making a no-sew pillow with a faux quilting technique, and what’s new with dairy products will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Author and fitness guru, Kate McKay is going to talk about how […]

Senior calendar — Feb. 21

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical; movie day Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits […]

School menus — Feb. 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Egg breakfast burrito. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange slices. Tuesday: Breakfast- Chicken biscuit. Lunch- Turkey and cheese wrap, sweet potato fires, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch-Breaded pork chop, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, veggie slices and ranch, assorted fresh […]

Terry: Hard work, understanding keep love alive

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always […]

Club notes — Feb. 14

Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa club of Portales met on Monday, Feb. 9 at noon in the Zia Room at the Central Annex. President Cozetta Moore called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. and the opening ceremonies were conducted. The minutes were approved. There were 21 members and 7guests present. Suzanne Thomas drew […]