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 […]

Births – March 3

Bryant Harper Adalyn Bryant was born Feb. 8, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Phil and Heather Bryant of Clovis. She weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces. She has one brother, Haden Bryant, 2 years old. Grandparents are Mark and Phyllis Bryan of Clovis, Maureen Burns of Clovis, and Cary Pickens, Winters, […]

Birthdays – March 3

Fuller Lea Fuller of Portales planned to attend her 90th birthday on Saturday in Portales. The celebration was hosted by family members and friends at Seventh Day Adventist Church. Lea Fuller was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Lehr, N.D. She has three children, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Engagements – March 3

Followill-DeFoor Chris and Lora Followill of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Coren Ashley Followill of Melrose, to Tycer Ray DeFoor, of Clovis, son of Terril and Kim DeFoor of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 7, 2013. The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Melrose High School. She is […]

Fire roars throughout blizzard

The day began with predictions of the blizzard to end all blizzards, or at least what passes for that, during this particular winter. Blizzard or not, by Sunday night life was looking pretty fair. As we all know by now, the blizzard came, or at least a decent amount of wet snow came. The elements […]

Breaking the silence at church

As I opened the iPad cover to fire up the NIV during church last week, the entire congregation got a few seconds of "Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner. My loving wife had been listening to a classic rock station just before church. I clapped the cover down quickly like a burglar that's just mistakenly lifted […]

Our People: The truth is the truth

Sandra Cole was born and raised in Clovis. She said her parents Will and Hazel Moten moved to Clovis in 1942 to escape the racial oppression they experienced in east Texas and to find work. Cole said she belonged to a small black population when she was growing up in Clovis. She worked as a […]

Where does the white goes when the snow melts?

Ah, we're snowed in today, and I love it! I am a snow man, no doubt about it. Not the abominable kind, I hope. Just the very ordinary kind. ("Snow person" might have been clearer, but that would be dangerously close to the politically correct ravaging and neutering of the English language evidenced by such […]

Engagements – Feb. 24

Stroik-Griffith Mike and Norma Stroik of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tamara Stroik of Portales, to Kelly Griffith of Portales, son of Larry and Cindy Griffith of Floyd. The couple will exchange vows on March 30, 2013 at the Campus Union Ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University at 3:00 p.m. […]

Anniversaries – Feb. 24

Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis will celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary on Saturday with friends. The couple were married on March 2, 1956, in Phoenix, Ariz. They have two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is retired and served the U.S. Air Force 20 years. He is also retired from working at […]

Club notes – Feb. 24

Portales Womens' Club Portales Woman's Club met Feb. 13 with President Lois Crozier conducting the meeting. Pledges were led by Carol Fletcher and the Collect was led by Beth Davis. Gaynelle There were 23 members and 11 guests present. June Ferguson and Teresa Howard assisted the president in presenting membership pins to members recognizing their […]

Creative living: Making jeans, chicken stock to be featured

Information on making your own jeans and preparing chicken stock from scratch will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on Tuesday, February 26th at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, February 28th at 12:00 noon. (All times are Mountain.) Rae Cumbie is a custom dressmaker and artist in wearables as well as President of The […]

Decoy carving historical art form

Everything about the head was shaping up; the neckline was smoothly flowing, the shallow trough where the bill meets the crown was visible, and even the slightly rounded cheeks were beginning to take life. Unfortunately, my eyes staring at the forming head were as blank and devoid of life as the glass eyes which had […]

On the shelves – Feb. 24

Clovis-Carver Public Library "The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker" by Janet Groth is the story of a young Midwestern woman who landed a job at the New Yorker magazine in 1957 and remained at the front desk for twenty-one years, giving her the best seat in the house to take in the comings […]

Sandstorm season tough on everyone

Sandstorm season arrived right on cue this past week. As the gates opened at the New Mexico Ag Expo in Portales the winds began to kick up a little. By noon we were approaching a full-on brown-out. Never mind, farmers on the high plains are accustomed to blowing dirt and they turned out anyway. Anyone […]

Our people: Cartooning for awareness

Jacob Lee grew up on the Ramon Navajo Reservation in Western New Mexico. Lee said growing up he did not have many of the luxuries his counterparts in other U.S. cities and towns had. Courtesy photo: Jacob Lee Jacob Lee at age 22 during his campaign for Eastern New Mexico University homecoming king in the […]

Senior happenings – Feb. 24

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. […]