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 […]

Senior happenings – Jan. 6

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 – Jan. 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Finding Casey" by Jo-Ann Mapson, Contemporary Native American Artists by Ken Lingad, "Working the Land" by Sandra Schackel, "Into the Heat" by Cindy Bellinger, and "The Step-By-Step Guide to Playing World's Best 250 Card Games" by Jeremy Harwood were given by Dennis and D'Ann Spinks in […]

Every culture has criminal element

Sometimes it pays to listen to the radio in the car. Being a serious Sirius aficionado, I usually do not tune in to regular broadcasts. Perhaps, as I discovered while using my wife's car to move items, I should listen more often. Had I not done so, I would not have heard the NPR story […]

Time to live up to friend’s teaching

With my NFL team on a bye week in the playoffs this weekend I jumped at the chance to go bird hunting. By the time you read this the great wild goose chase of 2013 may well be over. It started with a call from my brother that was prompted by a call from one […]

Our people: Landscape artist

Portales' Jon Birdsong has been a painter for more than 40 years and has taught art to grade school students in Amarillo, Hereford, Canyon and Austin, Texas and Portales. Birdsong is a watercolorist who primarily paints wildlife and landscapes but also dabbles in acrylics. His focus is now the New Mexican southwest. Benna Sayyed: CMI […]

Creative Living: Quick, easy recipes featured on show

Information on preparing quick and easy recipes and designing and fitting strapless gowns will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Moyers is the Extension Home Economist with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, and her annual festive program draws hundreds each […]

Engagements – Dec. 30

Harrison-Cogdell Harrison-Cogdell Doug and Lisa Harrison of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Holly Harrison of Lubbock, to Cooper Cogdell of Lubbock, son of Dick and Kippi Cogdell of Silverton, Texas. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. Jan. 12, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Lubbock. The reception will follow […]

Senior happenings – Dec. 30

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 – Dec. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Russell Lee's FSA Photographs of Chamisal and Peñasco, New Mexico" by William Wroth was given by Encanto Garden Club in memory of Elsie Dean. A photographer for the Farm Security Administration provides an invaluable record of rural America in the 1930s and early 1940s in these […]

‘Smart’ devices mystifying

This will no doubt go down in family history as the "Get Smart" Christmas. No, it had nothing to do with Don Adams as Agent 86 Maxwell Smart. Though it did have a little in common with his clever shoe phone. My wife and I got smart phones and my mom got a smart TV […]

Holidays can bring out best, worst in people

T he season between Thanksgiving and Epiphany, which roughly defines the holiday season, seems to bring out both the best and the worst. Needless to say, I'm not writing of the shopping mall in Oregon or the Newtown school shootings; those are too horrific and macabre to fit into any pattern of sanity. What I […]

Our people: Goody two shoes

Jamie Rose started collecting exotic shoes about two years ago. Benna Sayyed: CMI staff photo Jamie Rose, executive assistant to the Portales Police chief, works at her desk Friday at the Portales Police Department. Benna Sayyed: CMI staff photo A display of Jamie Rose's favorite high heels. Benna Sayyed: CMI staff photo Jamie Rose, executive […]

On the shelves – Dec. 23

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season" by Chris Ballard shares the memorable story of a team from rural Illinois that defied convention and the odds to emerge from a field of 370 teams and made an improbable […]

Creative Living: Fringe flower making tips featured on show

Information on making fringe flowers with an embroidery machine, using fabric flowers for brooches, headbands and more, and making easy handmade gifts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Designer and digitizer, Laura Waterfield, owner of Laura's Sewing Studio, says that fringe […]