Creative Living: Fiber, travel among topics

Information on getting more fiber in the diet, decorating with candles, and making a serving tray and centerpiece will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and dietitian, Carol Fenster will show how to get more fiber in the diet with whole grain products, which are the […]

Art show suits many

Whether you are an artist, a lover of the arts, or a person who simply likes knowing what is going on in this community, you should make time to attend the Pintores Art League Spring Fling Art Show, an easily accomplished task since you can drop by on your own schedule. The depth and breadth […]

Senior Calendar – March 16, 2013

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. […]

Duck call brings me to TV, God

I'm not sure what television's coming to — but I like it. Hollywood and the big networks are scratching their heads over the latest turn of ratings events. Apparently an unscripted reality show involving a Louisiana family of Bible thumping, duck slaying rednecks along with a radical miniseries with the "Holy Bible" as its script […]

Our people – Community builder

Phillip Gillespie is a World War II veteran who once flew Navy aircraft on torpedo bombing missions. Gillespie served in the Navy from 1943 to 1947. He said he was involved in the testing of the atomic bomb in 1945. Gillespie helped build a portion of Cannon Air Force Base, and schools and churches in […]

Everybody seems to be “reaching out”

Maybe it's just me, and perhaps a few of the other old fossils, the English majors, the "arts and humanities" types that our society keeps around as pitiful and withered relics of a bygone time when folks cared as much about the "why's" of life as the "how's," when asking questions about the direction of […]

Our people: A nice life laid out

Adan Lucero retired from his work as a tile setter 10 years ago after working in the business for more than 35 years. Nowadays Lucero spends his days taking care of his wife and daughter, who are both wheelchair bound. Lucero and his wife spend each weekday at the La Casa Senior Center or the […]

Vehicle may be old, but I can fix it

Our lives have become way too complicated and so have our automobiles. Mysterious instrument lights come on for a while then go away. Malfunctions pop up and then correct themselves. I'm pretty comfortable driving with an instrument panel that isn't completely functioning. Growing up I frequently drove a truck that had a speedometer that never […]

Railroads are tremendous gift

It was the first night of spring break. There they sat, Mikayla and her Dada (a name for a grandpa) watching the Channel 3 TV special on scenic railroads. What a way to transition from winter into spring! Plans for warmer weather began to form in my mind. I have been fortunate enough to ride […]

Honors – March 10, 2013

Franklin Newly promoted Marine Corps Master Sgt. Pauline L. Franklin, at the center of the back row, poses for a photo with her family, left to right, Patrick Franklin, 9-year-old daughter Katherine, 11-year-old daughter Amanda and Col. Scott Loch, the officer in charge of Marine Corps Activity Guam. Her promotion ceremony was March 1 at […]

Creative Living: Birthday items, cutlery to be featured

Information on knife cutlery, making a birthday decoration and insertion lace embroidery will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and chef, John Vollertsen (more commonly known as Chef Johnny Vee) will compare the different brands of knives available in stores today and explain the parts of […]

School menus – March 10, 2013

Editor's note: Clovis schools, Portales schools and Elida schools are closed this week in observance of spring break. Floyd schools Monday: Breakfast — Scrambled eggs and sausage, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Macaroni dinner, green beans, pineapple, pears, milk. (MS/HS salad bar) Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread, cereal, fresh fruit, milk. Lunch — Chicken enchiladas, […]

Senior calendar – March 10, 2013

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. […]

On the Shelves – March 10, 2013

The following books are available for checkout at Clovis-Carver Public Library "Ranch Horsemanship: Traditional Cowboy Methods for the Recreational Rider" by Curt Pate, Cow-Horse Confidence: A Time-Honored Approach to Stockmanship by Martin Black, and Ranch Roping: The Complete Guide to a Classic Cowboy Skill by Buck Brannaman were given by the Curry County Mounted Patrol […]

One needs not be Catholic to pray for Pope

Well, color me surprised! I went home at noon to get a sandwich; what I got was a ringside seat at a historical moment. I don't need 24-hour news, and I think our world and our society in particular would be better off without the endless repetition. We talk too much anyway. But I'd flipped […]

School Menus – March 3

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

Senior Calendar – March 3

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. […]

Anniversaries – March 3

Martin Kenneth "Butch" and Carol Martin of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 at the Memorial Building in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Richard and Janice Hardin, and Larry Martin. The couple was married March 8, 1963, in Clovis. They have two children, […]

Creative Living: Transfer art, postcards featured on show

Information on decorating garments with transfer art, making a swimsuit cover-up and creating backgrounds for fabric postcards will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Dianna Effner is an artist and owner of Dianna Effner Porcelain Dolls, and she's going to show several dolls wearing tee-shirts or other garments […]

On the Shelves – March 3

These books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Ranches of the American West by Linda Paul was given by Kent and Becky Carruthers in memory of Oscar Toliver. This book showcases 25 of the most spectacular western ranches, including century-old working ranches as well as rugged new compounds designed for celebrity owners, demonstrating that […]