Honors – Oct. 27

Clovis Wildcat Band The Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band won the "New Mexico Grand Champion" trophy on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque. In preliminary competition, the Wildcat Marching Band won trophies for "Outstanding Musical Achievement," "Outstanding Visual Achievement," and placed first in Class AAAA. In finals competition, the […]

Exercise caution and awareness this Halloween

The recent and brutal murder of a little girl in Colorado should cause anyone with an ounce of awareness to pause and think and plan. It is all to the police department's credit that they caught the monster responsible for this within a couple of weeks, and it would be all but impossible to see […]

Birth – Oct. 21

Thompson Thompson Levi Autrey Thompson was born Sept. 10, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock to Richard and Tosha Thompson of Clovis He weighed 6 pounds ,15 ounces. His grandparents are Ronnie and Toni Autrey of Clovis and David and Patricia Thompson of Logan. His great-grandparents are Lavelle and Vera Ashley of Clovis and […]

Anniversaries – Oct. 21

Ash Ash Ida and David Ash of Clovis are celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Oct. 11, 1946, in Akron, Ohio. They have four children; Valerie and husband Louis Henton, Reva and husband Tim Clark, Carol and husband Tim Lyon and son David Jr., deceased. — submitted by Beverly Miller Denton Denton […]

School menus – Oct. 21

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Strawberry banana French toast. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad and mini carrots w/ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, […]

On the shelves – Oct. 21

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals" by John Farndon and New Mexico Rocks and Minerals by Frank Kimbler were given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of T.E. Willmon. The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals features over 800 stunning photographs and art works […]

Club notes – Oct. 21

The Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met on Sept. 24 at the Central Annex. President Nellie Dyer called the meeting to order. Gaynelle Thomas led the opening ceremonies and Sharon Smith gave the Accent, which was dedicated to Jo Nell Brooks, who is moving. Beverly Bennett, sunshine committee chair, […]

Creative Living: ‘Green decor’ featured on show

Information on "green decor," using art glitter frameable fabric panels, and rubber-stamping on cookies will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Designer and crafter, Shannon Bielke will show how to take items around the house and incorporate them into new creations or […]

Senior happenings – Oct. 21

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: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: […]

Auction offers local talent chance to shine

The purpose of this column is, on occasion, to call attention to local events and happenings. For a few years, recently, Pintores Art League held an annual fall auction for the purpose of fundraising, scholarship building and just plain community pride. It is a joy to say that the auction and social event has returned. […]

Cop show flaws hard to ignore

My wife is hooked on the alphabet police dramas. What are alphabet police dramas, you ask? CSI (Crime Scene Investigators) and Law and Order SVU (Special Victims Unit) are two examples. She also watches Blue Bloods and Hawaii 5-0 but they haven't quite bought into the initials thing even though 5-0 is a code name […]

Lifelong academic

Michelle Hughes said she has been interested in science and life before kindergarten. Hughes wanted to be a veterinarian for years and then wanted to become a doctor. She said her love for helping, fixing and learning about life processes inspired her to become a scientist. When other kids were playing video games Hughes was […]

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 […]