Engagements – May 26

Sweet-Sumner Mike and Vicki Sumner of Las Lunas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Sumner of Corpus Christi, Texas, to Devin Sweet, of Corpus Christi, son of Tim and Pam Sweet of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 1, 2013, at Fulford Ranch in Brownfield, Texas, with a reception to […]

Births – May 26

Miller Jacob Lee Miller was born May 11, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Richard Miller and Stephanie Warren of Portales He was 10 pounds and 2.1 ounces. He has four brothers, Joshua Warren, Mark Warren, Matthew Warren and Jayson Miller.

On the shelves – May 26

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Private: Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History by Denver Nicks relates how a young man from middle America signed on to serve his country and found himself serving a cause far more sinister in order to fulfill what […]

Photojournalism provides insight into history

The past several weeks, I've been exploring in this column programs born out of the Depression and the New Deal that not only gave men and women a sense of pride by having them work for an income, but also enhanced the beauty and in some cases the environment of our country. Everyone has his […]

Creative living: Freekeh grain, fantasy film to be featured

Information on cooking with Freekeh grain and working with Fantasy Film 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 says that Freekeh is the perfect whole grain for vegetarians because it's flavorful and still provides an abundance of nutrients, […]

Our people: Still going strong

At 90 years old, Mary Clotfelter is still going strong. Clotfelter grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and is the middle of five children. During World War II, she was a baby-sitter for the children of naval officers, many of whom worked at Pearl Harbor. Clotfelter met her husband Cecil while getting her degree […]

Poppies call to remember sacrifices

Christmas has its poinsettia, Thanksgiving a cornucopia, St. Patrick's Day its shamrock and Easter is known for lilies. Memorial Day has a simple but bright red poppy as its symbol. I think my first awareness of Memorial Day as a holiday was probably connected to the little Buddy Poppies sold in downtown stores leading up […]


In a recent column, I mentioned that among the highest points of a recent trip to Carolina, was a visit (two visits, actually) my wife and I made to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. As I said in that column, I don't usually toss around the word "inspirational," but the Billy Graham Library deserves […]

Club Notes – May 19

Altrusa International of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly program meeting on May 13at Muffley's Back Door. Members present were Sylvia Bean, Kathy Travis, Judith Glikas, Judy Cox, Carolyn Muffley, Mary Weigl, Glenda Hileman, Victoria Montiel, LaDean Jameson, Sherry Turner, Margaret Blazek, Kelly Dunwell and Laurie Westerman. Guests present were: Edwin and Doris […]

School Menus – May 19

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — chicken spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast & Lunch — Cook's choice. Wednesday: Breakfast & Lunch — Cook's choice. Thursday: Last Day of School — "Sack Lunch." Clovis middle schools Monday: Breakfast — egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch […]

WPA footprints still evident

On May 6, 1935, the Works Progress Administration was created to help provide economic relief to the citizens of the United States who were suffering through the Great Depression. The Federal Art Project was one of the divisions of the WPA created under Federal Project One. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had made several attempts prior […]

Reunions – May 19

Class of 1948 celebrated their 65th anniversary on April 20. Front row, from left, Gloria Crain Wicker, Virginia Beckwith, Lucy Hardestry Harrison, Naomi Brandon Williams, Chris Laughlin Barnett and Jane Ann Marshall Berry. Back row, from left, Billy Neil Williams, Charles Tosh, Wilma Vaughan Fulgham, Barbara River Howell, Frank Barnett, Robbie Purselley Payne, Lorraine Waggoner […]

Anniversaries – May 19

Gomez Joe and Maria Gomez of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2013, at the American Legion in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by children and grandchildren. The couple was married May 31, 1953, in Clovis. They have six children, 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is retired from the Pepsi-Cola […]

Engagements – May 19

Sultemeier-Smith Brad and Lisa Sultemeier of Fredericksburg, Texas, along with Bro. Steve and Kathy Smith of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Ami Elizabeth Sultemeier and Jeremy Glen Smith. The couple will exchange vows 2 p.m. June 1, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, with a reception to follow. The […]

Senior Happenings – May 19

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

On the Shelves – May 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Exploring Britain's Castles: Celebrating Britain's Magnificent Architectural Legacy paints a vivid picture of the kings, queens, feudal lords, and ladies who lived in some of the most atmospheric fortresses in England, Wales, and Scotland that dominate the landscape down to this day. The Intercept: A Jeremy […]

Creative Living: Quilting, skin care coming on shows

Information on creating background designs for quilts and new findings in skincare products will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Quilter and designer Laura Murray will demonstrate what she calls "playing in the grid." She will show how to use a paintstik primer on the background fabric and […]

I’m not just related; I’m one of them

It seems I couldn't swing a dead cat around here without hitting a kissin' cousin. Said another way: "I've got more shirt-tail relatives than I can shake a stick at." Or: "My kinfolk hereabouts are more plentiful than warts on a frog." I've worked in Portales, Clovis and Tucumcari and wherever I find myself, the […]

Our People: Busy baker

Sharla Beevers co-owned Pawpaw's Pet Grooming in Clovis until she had a stroke in June 2008. The stroke paralyzed the left side of her body, and although she is walking now, she is not fully recovered. KEVIN BAIRD: CMI photo Sharla Beevers gets ready to make chocolate peanut butter cookies. Beevers, 33, discovered a passion […]

In my mind, I’ve gone to Carolina

"In my mind I'm gone to Carolina," sings James Taylor. Ever since my mind and the rest of me went to Carolina last week, that tune's been playing in my head, and it still is now that we're home. Do you mind a little travel note this week? It's not hard to fall in love […]