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

Courtesy photo
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 […]

Niekastyle works for mothers, birthdays

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Columnist I called my niece to ask her to assist me with decorating for a party. What do you do when your daughter’s birthday falls on Mother’s Day? That is the question I asked myself a couple of weeks ago when I decided I wanted to throw my little one a party. […]

Senior Happenings: May 11

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Monthly meeting, 11 a.m. (Clovis); Birthday cake, 12 p.m. (Clovis); 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 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing […]

Finally, I get to escort princess of my dreams to prom

By Clyde Davis CMI Columnist We didn’t get to go to prom together. Not, that is, until after we had been married for 15 years, or just a few weeks short of it. Then we only got to go because I had signed a paper saying we would chaperone. I bring that up because there’s […]

Birthdays — May 4

Delores, Eldon Blackburn Delores and Eldon Blackburn plan to celebrate their  90th birthdays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Melrose Senior Center. The celebration will be hosted by their children and it is open to friends and relatives. No gifts please. Irene Baca Irene Baca of Clovis celebrated her 100th birthday May 3  at […]

Honors — May 4

CRSMA volunteers A list of volunteers recognized at the 2014 CRSMA Volunteer Dinner on April 25: • Jerry Black • Kay Berry • Jay Boone • Lois Barnes • Chris Dudley • Carol Eggleton • Carol Elswick • Jack Musser • Minnie Fleming • Susie Hatley • Quineil Roark • Ivana Jones • Andi Moralez • Ben Old • Floyd Steinle • […]

ENMU-Roswell graduation

ENMU-Roswell graduation The following students from Portales are candidates for graduation from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the spring 2014 semester. • Keith James Bartlett • Jonathan L. Smith • Tara N. Thron • Daniel J. Wattenbarger

The power of prayer

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist I believe that at some point in our lives nearly every human is moved to prayer. For some that point of prayer may not come until danger, fear and uncertainty are real and all around. For others it’s an act done by appointment, performed at church, performed before a meal […]