Our people: Staying on board

Iaasic Martinez started skateboarding six years ago when his father bought him a skateboard at age 10. Martinez said when he hopped on his board his dream of becoming a professional skateboarder began. BENNA SAYYED: CNJ staff photo Iaasic Martinez, third from left, hangs out with friends at the skate park at Greene Acres Lake […]

Weddings - Oct. 14

Godfrey Jennifer Gilbreth of Atlanta, Ga., and Matthew Godfrey of Marietta, Ga., were joined in marriage June 2, 2012, at the Oldfield Plantation in South Carolina. The Rev. Bill Long performed the ceremony. Godfrey This bride is the daughter of Doyle and Vickey Gilbreth of Clovis. The groom is the son of Mark Godfrey of […]

Senior happenings - Oct. 14

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Los Abuelitos Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: […]

Club notes - Oct. 14

Order of the Eastern Star Morgan McClain and Dwayne Milliron both of Fort Sumner were installed as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron of Melrose Chapter 30 Order of the Eastern Star. The Installation was held 7 p.m. on Oct. 2. In her position as Worthy Matron, McClain is the presiding officer and head of the […]

Creative Living: Cookie dough gifts featured on show

Information on making cookie dough gifts, using botanical design stamps, and working with Styrofoam and fabric will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Cookbook authors, Kimberly Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero will show how to make a basic cookie dough recipe and create […]

On the shelves - Oct. 14

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health" by William Davis takes a provocative look at the daily staple that has become genetically altered to provide manufacturers the greatest yield at the lowest cost, while causing blood sugar to […]

School menus - Oct. 14

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft taco, salsa, romaine lettuce, diced […]

Humans have not outgrown violence

October is domestic violence prevention month, and brings to awareness possibly the most heart wrenching aspect of reality that we can ever encounter. Regular readers of this column, over the years, know that it's no secret what this columnist thinks of domestic abusers, or how they should be dealt with, so I won't go into […]

Military families not deterred

We got our first blast of winter last weekend and I had to attend two different events that were outdoors. After talking to one young lady with her hoodie up and teeth chattering I shortly spotted a young man in shorts and a long sleeve T-shirt. We all have differing tolerance to cold and heat […]

Local writer inspired by heritage

For most of us imagining the eastern Plains of New Mexico or the Llano Estacado without fences roads and houses stretches our minds. Ruth White Burns, of Clovis, has had that imagery in her mind and her filing cabinet all of her life. This last month it all sprang to life in a new book […]