Senior Happenings: March 31, 2013

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Los Abuelitos, Portales ; 1 p.m. Bingo Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Clovis Sewing Class Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo Thursday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. […]

Anniversaries: March 31, 2013

Lee Duane and Dottie Lee of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at "Come & Go" reception April 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 524 North Globe, Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Alan, Karen, Doug, Sharon, Heath and Lisa. The couple was married on April […]

Club notes: March 31, 2013

RGH Auxiliary The Executive Committee of Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met March 20 at the Tony Anthony Conference room, with President Linda Uttaro presiding. Treasurer Rosalie Patrick requested a daily report be placed in a certain envelope for the credit purchases. Amber Hamilton, liaison to the Auxiliary, issued an invitation from the Women's Club to […]

April show honors area and its artists

The month of April will, among other local attractions and items of interest, find the Clovis Carver Library hosting a group show by our local art society, Pintores. The theme of that show is anything relating to Clovis, and I hope you may take time to view it, and the work of our local artists. […]

School menus: March 31, 2013

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

On the Shelves: March 31, 2013

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Almost a Whisper: A Holistic Approach to Working With Your Horse by Sam Powell and The Ultimate Level of Horsemanship: Training Through Inspiration by Al Dunning were given by Jan and Rick Purvis in memory of Oscar Toliver. Almost a Whisper explains how to use voice, […]

Creative Living: Needle felting, sweet potatoes coming up

Information on needle felting and creating a marbleized effect on fabric will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon on Thursday. Michele Muska is with the Simplicity Creative Group, and she's going to demonstrate the new 12-needle deluxe electric felting machine as she makes beautiful felted cuffs to wear […]

Christ-followers need to be cross-bearers, not consumers

We stand this moment on a holy threshold, waiting to enter into the joy of the resurrection. Easter is almost here! Almost, but not quite. I understand the dangerous and common temptation to leap-frog over Good Friday's pain and suffering, but before we enter into the joy of the resurrection, we need to focus on […]

Paradox a full gift for one and all

The greatest gift ever given to me, the most intimate and personal gift I've ever received, was the gift given to everyone, not just me. That greatest gift was given to everyone who has ever breathed, to multitudes who no longer breathe, and to untold millions who've yet to take their first breath. It was […]

On the shelves – March 16, 2013

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Creating Your Own Destiny: How to Get Exactly What You Want Out of Life and Work" by Patrick Snow was given by Keith and Peggy Ingram in memory of Oscar Toliver. This practical guide will give you the methods and techniques to take control of your […]

School menus – March 16, 2013

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Chicken spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana Bread. Lunch — Goldfish Turkey and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, chilled mixed fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Mac and cheese, green […]

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 […]