Painting quilt blocks on upcoming show

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Information on making a sunflower centerpiece and painting quilt blocks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Casey Schwartz is a floral designer and co-owner of Flower Duet in Redondo Beach, Calif., and she’s going to show how to make a beautiful spring sunflower centerpiece using spider mums, […]

Club notes — March 2

Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa Club of Portales met Feb. 24 in the Board Room at the Central Annex President Linda Leaming called the meeting to order. Opening ceremonies were conducted. Minutes from Feb. 10 were approved with one correction. Seventeen members and three guests were present. Sharon Smith drew for the Queen of […]

Senior happenings — March 2

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

Finding his voice

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Gary Tunnell III, with his father Fergus, pastor at Westbrook Baptist Church in Clovis.

Gary Tunnell III won the New Mexico VFW Voice of Democracy speech contest. Tunnell, a home-schooled sophomore from Clovis, made a speech themed on why he was optimistic about our nation’s future. His four-minute speech earned him a minimum $2,000 scholarship (grand prize is $30,000), and a trip to Washington, D.C., to see where he […]

School menus — March 2

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast: Cinnamon roll. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, fresh mixed veggies with ranch dressing, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast: Breakfast pizza. Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a bun, sweet potato fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, green peas, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast: Banana bread. Lunch – Bean & cheese burrito with salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce & tomato, […]

Felt crusher adds style to collection of hats

Some folks recognize me by my hat. I’ve decided that’s not a bad thing. I wear a lot of hats, both figuratively and literally, but the hat that always gets comments is the one I wear in the winter. It’s a brown, 100 percent wool felt crusher hat. The kind an Australian drover would wear. […]

On the shelves — March 2

These books are available at the:   Clovis-Carver Public Library Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transformed by Karin Winegar proves once again that love rescues all in 28 compelling stories about orphaned, abused, and abandoned animals, the people who saved them, and the extraordinary relationships that are forged as a result. New Mexico: […]

Club notes — Feb. 23

Beta Phi Four Beta Phi members from Clovis, Collene Baldwin, Sandy Heath, Laura Loflin and Beverly Miller enjoyed their lunch in Hobbs at the New Mexico State Council District 1 Meeting at the Pacific Rim Restaurant where there was the installation of District 1 officers for the 2014-2016 year. The ladies held silent auctions set […]

What does your hair say about you?

D'Nieka Hartsfield

It seems like an increasing number of women are taking more risk with their hair. For instance, the trend-setting buzz cut on one side of the head with long flowing locks on the other. Yeah, we all have seen it. Not a good look for anyone out of their 20s. Not only are they taking […]

Flying blind not the wisest course

Clyde Davis

While much of the country has been slammed this winter with recordsetting lows,and recordsetting snows, we in the diagonal slice of the southwest that is apparently the recipient of pressure systems have continued in our drought conditions, and our unseasonable warmth. While some may delight in this, and some may see, with acrid alarm, the […]