If everybody had a father like I had a father …

I was bumping up toward my own birthday last week (Jan. 11) when I was reminded that Jan. 9 was the 13th anniversary of my father's death. And then our youngest brother reminded his three brothers, including me, that Tuesday, would have been our dad's 100th birthday! With that in mind, I offer these words […]

How Do You Feel About Growing Older?

January. I think of it as a birthday month. My dad's. My oldest granddaughter's. And mine. Last weekend we helped celebrate that sweet little beauty's sixth birthday. My own 56th was a week earlier. Fifty-six is not all that significant a milestone, though I've noticed that a lot of survey-type forms bump people into another […]

Senior Happenings – Jan. 20

La Casa Senior Center, 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa 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: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

School Menus – Jan. 20

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No School. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon Roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple and whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks and ranch, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast — Smucker's waffles. Lunch — Hot dog on […]

Creative Living: Hanging artwork featured on show

Information on hanging artwork, time savers for quilting, and using a Giclee process to reproduce images on canvas will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Interior decorator, Latriece Brooks is going to show a clever way to hang groups of artwork, whether it be paintings, photos, or […]

On the Shelves – Jan. 20

The following books are available to the public at: Portales Public Library The Round House by Louise Erdrich: In the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal or relive what […]

Honors – Jan. 20

The following local students were recently named to college dean's lists: Sean Barel, Clovis, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan. Stacey L. Mata, Muleshoe, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas Heather Diane Cooke, Clovis, Howard Payne University, Brownswood, Texas

TV shows on slippery slide

T he question in United States education frequently comes down to whether or not young people are learning to write. Judging from what we see on television, nobody, or at least not anyone in Hollywood, has known how to write for a long time. By Hollywood, I mean TV land, where life is dominated by […]

Our People: A new stage in life

Before the Internet came along everything worth learning came from Dear Abby. Growing up rural small-town America, Abigail Van Buren provided us all with more worldliness than small town preachers would have liked us to get from our local newspaper. Dear Abby will likely continue as long as there are newspapers, but the advice column's […]

Dear Abby was must-read at one time

Before the Internet came along everything worth learning came from Dear Abby. Growing up rural small-town America, Abigail Van Buren provided us all with more worldliness than small town preachers would have liked us to get from our local newspaper. Dear Abby will likely continue as long as there are newspapers, but the advice column's […]

Senior Happenings – Jan. 13

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa 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: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

School Menus – Jan. 13

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Soft taco w/salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast – Sausage biscuit. Lunch – Hamburger on a […]

Basket decorating featured on show

Information on customizing gift baskets and using Octi-Hoops to embroider on a wide variety of items will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Ava Green is a designer, and she will show how to decorate and customize gift baskets, which are great for any occasion. Her company is […]

Honors – Jan. 13

Martha Chace �Martha Chace, a senior English major from Clovis, has been named to the fall 2012 dean's list at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. �Jarin Lynn Martin Jarin Lynn Martin of Clovis graduated with a bachelor of arts and sciences degree from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas. �Kevin Naceanceno Texico resident Kevin Naceanceno, […]

On the Shelves – Jan. 13

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the city of Clovis floodplain management program, the Library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs, local floodplain maps, design manuals for retrofitting structures, residential repair handbooks, erosion control guidelines, and similar topics. Librarians will be happy to assist […]

Unusual superstitions abound worldwide

Needless to say, there will be no 13/13/13, as far as calendar dates go, unless someone feels the urge to invent a new calendar, and the energy to push it forward. Those who thrive on superstition, however, might wish that one were possible. For several weeks, this column has dealt with inordinately serious topics, so […]

Ms. Gilbert taught more than English

There are no do-overs in life or junior English. Just lessons learned. One of those lessons learned for all of us has to be how to get their foot out of their mouth from time to time. I learned this one the hard way several years ago. Right after I got back to my hometown […]

Our People: A wonderful ride

Betty Crump was born into the paint horse culture. She started riding paint horses at age 5 on a ranch in Kerrville, Texas, and moved to Clovis at age 10. Her father, Euel Smith, was a founding member of the Clovis mounted patrol and helped build the Curry County Events Center. Crump, who graduated from […]

Creative Living: Flower arranging tips featured on show

I nformation on choosing all natural, whole foods and flower arranging will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Michelle Dudash is a registered dietitian, chef and author as well as the spokesperson for The California Raisin Marketing Board in Sacramento, Calif. The […]

School menus – Jan. 6

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school Tuesday: Breakfast — Chicken biscuit. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes w/ranch, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito w/salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Corn dog, baked […]