From T-shirt to apron featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on cooking with Freekeh and making an apron from a tee-shirt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Bonnie Matthews is the co-founder of Freekeh Foods, and she is going to demonstrate how Freekeh Paella is an excellent dish for any dinner […]

Senior happenings — June 1

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8-ball pool; Exercise equipment; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: The Walkie Talkies; Quilting,8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

Start of summer prime time for winter shopping

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style The kids are on summer break and although we’ve all declared it summer, the solstice doesn’t actually begin until June 21. This past week, when I had to pull out a couple of short sets for the kids, is when it occurred to me that it’s time to get that […]

Drought affects more than Earth

By Karl Terry Local columnist This week’s column is supercharged. That’s right. I’m composing it on a computer that was struck by lightning. Sparks are flying from my fingertips as I write and jagged adjectives are flying across the screen like vivid thunderbolts. I don’t like thunder and lightning. My wife hates it and has […]

Long love affair

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Aircraft mechanic and inventor Robert Love explains the work that he is doing on a 1947 Stinson airplane at the Portales Municipal Airport. Love will be putting in the engine and the interior of plane.

After living 80 years, local aircraft mechanic and church deacon Robert Love hasn’t stopped doing what he loves. The former Air Force mechanic and inventor owns and operates an aircraft maintenance company called Love Aero Service, which he established in 1963 after moving to the area with his wife Lu. Love has made a lasting […]

Remember those who died for you

I am a blessed and fortunate American. More than 1.3 million Americans have died in war to preserve my life, liberty and happiness. Yet I have not had to experience the loss of a close loved one due to war. Not having served in the Armed Forces myself I struggle to understand the sense of […]

Davis: Honor past; learn from it, too

On the New Jersey coastline, nearer to the New York area than it is to the Cape May area, there’s an old light house and, beyond the lighthouse, there’s an old battery station which was, during WWII, coastal artillery. We found it one summer afternoon/evening when we had gotten off duty from Fort Monmmouth, which […]

Nieka Style: Skinny jeans tough fit for men

As much as I admire the look, my significant other would not be caught dead wearing a pair of skinny jeans. There were times when we were out shopping and I would jokingly take him a pair to try on and he would always give me this “yeah, right” look. At least, I thought it […]

Creative Living — May 25

Information on a 12 needle felting machine, tips for going into business and how to tint fabric using crayons will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Michele Muska is with the Simplicity Creative Group, and she’s going to demonstrate the new 12 needle deluxe electric felting machine as […]

On the Shelves — May 25

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency by James Tobin reconstructs Roosevelt’s 10-year climb from paralysis to the White House, affirming that true character emerges only in crisis and that FDR became president less in spite of polio than because […]

Senior Happenings— May 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Closed for Memorial Day 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 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: Daily activities,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Loteria […]

Club Notes — May 25

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club’s meeting in April consisted of members putting together more than 45 coffee mugs with an original silk flower arrangement in each, which were then given to Clovis Rehab Center and Retirement Ranch for patients at Easter. Prior to the March meeting members had voted a $25 donation to C.A.R.E.S. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]