School menus – May 6-10

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — French Toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake Sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft Taco & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast Burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on […]

Pinewood Derby more than child’s play

Child's play, as a description of something easily accomplished, takes on a whole new dimension when what one is throwing himself, or herself, into, becomes far more than child's play. That epiphany occurred first, or rather reoccurred, at the time of the kite preparation. The kite in question was, or actually is, a marvelous piece […]

Too wired to sleep

You can only nod off into your corn flakes so many times before you begin to question why you're so sleepy. That awakening recently occurred to me, so I asked the doctor about it. He suspected sleep apnea and ordered a sleep study. The papers from the clinic assured me that having the sleep study […]

Why an escalator can never break

The late comedian (he'd poke fun at that description) Mitch Hedberg was like a lot of modern comedians. He was at his best and funniest when he was telling jokes even my grandmother would find clean. I've wondered why guys like George Carlin, one of Hedberg's mentors and a master at mining the nuggets of […]

I’d like to try being spiritual, but not religious

I've thought about it, and I'm pretty sure I'd like to join the cool crowd, the growing numbers of folks in our society who are button-bustin' proud of being "spiritual but not religious." A good friend who reads a lot and, consequently, thinks a lot, pointed me to an interesting book the other day. Written […]

School menus

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Eggs & Cheese Biscuit. Lunch — Chicken Spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch and oranges. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana Bread. Lunch — Goldfish Turkey & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers & ranch, chilled mixed fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage Biscuit. Lunch — Mac & Cheese, green […]

Composting food waste featured on show

Information on composting food waste, working with a no-bake polymer clay and preparing healthy lunches and snacks will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Business partners, Christy Kabbani and Nicky Poloski will explain their concept at Two Mothers Foods where they compost all vegetarian waste in order to […]

Senior Happenings

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 Sit & Be Fit; 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. Beg. Line dance; 2 p.m. Line dance; 5 p.m. Social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. Jam Session Wednesday: 8:30 Sit & Be Fit; 1 p.m. Crafts Thursday: Blood Pressure; 8 a.m. […]

Club Notes

DAR The El Portal Chapter of the DAR met on April 13 in the home of Jody Lowry. Pam Wallace called the meeting to order and led the opening rituals. Carolyn Thompson read the President General's message followed by Cori Snobble, who gave the National Defense minute combined with the Indian minute. As her state […]

Engagements April 21, 2013

Stone – Walker Gary and LaWana Stone of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sherry Stone of Clovis, to Shayne Walker of Clovis, son of Mike and Shanna Walker of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 22, 2013. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Wayland Baptist University. She is […]

Rest in peace Sgt. Smith

Watching the news from Albuquerque, or in fact from any place, can often make you more informed than you wish you had to become. Case in point — the story this week concerning an 89-year-old Navajo man, one of the original Code Talkers, who passed away in an Albuquerque hospital after spending a month in […]

Willing to serve

Tera Wong-Williams works as a youth development specialist for the Girl Scouts of America. Her position, which she has held since August 2012, enables her to coordinate nearly all Girl Scout activities in Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca and Quay counties. Wong-Williams also volunteers with a falf-dozen other orgainations. She said she has always wanted to […]

Newspaper still best news source

This past week has been heartbreaking for our country because of the loss of life and injury of innocent people. With coverage of the bombings in Boston and the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, like everyone else I've been glued to the news coverage of the breaking news. The more I've viewed […]

What do hotel pool alligators eat?

I might as well admit it: I am one tired alligator. My three grandkids and I were paddling around in a hotel swimming pool when my oldest granddaughter, the six-year-old beautiful Queen Alexandria, decided that I should be an alligator. The other two, the four-year-old magic faerie princess and the almost two-year-old handsome elf prince, […]

Treasure hunting may be its own reward

It's a trending item on the Internet, the wealthy New Mexican who reportedly hid several million dollars worth of gold somewhere in the wilds of our fair state. Suffering from cancer at the time, the elderly gent is now happily cancer free, but has no plans to recoup the gold, nor to tell anyone where […]

Senior Calendar: April 14, 2013

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Los Abuelitos Bingo Tuesday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m.; Sewing class 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 p.m.; Loteria 1 p.m. Friday: Daily […]

Club Notes: April 14, 2013

Curry County Association of Retirees Curry County Association of Retirees met April 2 at Furr's Cafeteria. Dianne Davis called the meeting to order. Fay Smith led the pledges to flags. Bill Reed introduced Walter Bradley, former senator and former lieutenant governor. Bradley now works for Dairy Farmers of America, which is the largest dairy coop […]

School menus: April 14, 2013

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast Pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon Roll. Lunch — Soft Taco & Salsa, Spanish Rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake Sausage on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on […]

On the Shelves: April 14, 2013

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker by Janet Groth is the story of a young Midwestern woman who landed a job at the New Yorker magazine in 1957 and remained at the front desk for 21 years, giving her the best seat in […]

Engagements: April 14, 2013

Howard-Kennedy Jay Kennedy of Oxford, Pa., and Marie Edwards of Darlington, S.C., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kristen Kennedy of Lexington, Ky., to Lee K. Howard of Lexington, Ky. He is the son of Grubb "Lee" and Sandy Howard of Clovis. The couple will exchange their vows Aug. 3, 2013, 6:30 […]