First car has special place in my heart

I'll never forget the curves on my very first. Her lines were classic as they curved toward her backside. She was dark green with supple vinyl upholstery and eight-track quadraphonic stereo. After reading a recent story in one of the local papers about people's first car, I was feeling a little left out so here's [...]

Make the best of your days

Life has a way of being "daily." We sometimes slide into complacency, taking life for granted. We are not guaranteed our number of years, but we can agree with Job 7:6 that our "days are swifter than a waver's shuttle." It is so important to come to the end of our life with no regrets [...]

Engagements - July 1

Vasquez-Perales Vasquez-Perales Victor Vasquez of Clovis and Isabell Encinias of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Yuri V. Vasquez of Clovis, to Edwin H. Perales II of Clovis, son of Edwin I and Belinda Perales of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. on July 7, 2012. The bride-elect [...]

Anniversaries- July 1

Martin Martin Linda and H. Wayne Martin Jr. of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1. The couple was married July 1, 1962, in Clovis. They have four children and 14 grandchildren. Their first great-grandchild is due in July. He is a farmer. She is a housewife.

Weddings - July 1

Moyers Moyers Hope Tyler of Clovis and Clay Moyers of Logan were joined in marriage June 16 in Broadview. The Rev. Brian Townsend performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Debbie Tyler of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Tim and Connie Moyers of Clovis. The flower girl was Kylie [...]

Firefighters continue to face risks

It's truly amazing to me with all the wildland fires across the West this spring and summer that there has been very little loss of human life. We've had some truly huge fires this year with the Whitewater Baldy fire becoming the largest fire in state history by scorching nearly 300,000 acres. The Little Bear [...]

Every era has own rich history

The year was 1976. Sadly, it's an admission of age just to say that I remember back that far, for I was in college at the time. It was the nation's bicentennial. I do not have any reason to believe I will see the tricentennial, so I am glad I was old enough to see [...]

Senior happenings - July 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Friendship Senior Center Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: Closed for Independence [...]

Club notes - July 1

Altrusa of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met June 25 at the Central Annex. President Nellie Dyer called the meeting to order. There were 18 members present. Nancy Legleither led the opening ceremonies. Sharon Smith gave the Altrusa Accent on Membership. Linda Short drew for the Queen of Hearts. The club voted [...]

Birthdays - July 1

Qualls Hubert Qualls Jr. Hubert Qualls Jr. of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday 2 p.m. July 8 at Ranchvale Baptist Church. The celebration will be hosted by Ruth and Jimmy Schell, and their children, and Beth and David Hovey, and their children. Hubert was born July 12, 1922, in Clovis. He has two children, [...]