Reading strengthens imagination

In my young imagination I used to hunt tigers in the sandhills of eastern New Mexico. I'm pretty sure I never got out of my mother's sight but I still came back from my adventures telling all that had happened as my dog Knucklehead and I pursued the beast. I can only think of one […]

Our people: Company man

Lawrence Riggins moved to Clovis in 1947 at the age of 20 from Haskell County, Texas where he was raised on a farm. After spending about a year and a half in the U.S. Army, Riggins started working in the carpet and furniture business and soon began selling Kirby vacuum cleaners. He has been selling […]

Honors - June 17

Moore Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Amanda Moore as auxilian of the month of July. Moore joined the auxiliary in December 1999. She volunteers in the gift shop and at the information desk. Farley Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Darla Farley as auxilian of the month of June. Farley joined the auxiliary in […]

Engagements - June 17

Reynolds -Gordon The children of Patricia Pounds Reynolds and Joe Gordon are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their parents at 11:45 a.m. June 30, 2012, at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. Reception to follow at the VFW Post 9515 in Portales at 1 p.m. The ceremony and reception are open to family and […]

Club notes - June 17

Altrusa of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met on June 11 at the Central Annex. President Nellie Dyer called the meeting to order. Sandy Van Der Veen, MainStreet Coordinator, thanked the club for purchasing a tile for the Yam Theater and showed the one that will be installed in the lobby. Sharon […]

On the shelves - June 17

A brief look at other top stories: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Weekends with O'Keeffe" by C.S. Merrill and "Santa Fe Reflections" by Steve Larese were given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of Wiley Snyder. At the age of eighty-five, Georgia O'Keeffe hired C.S. Merrill, then twenty-six, to organize her extensive library; a job that […]

Creative Living: Cookie sandwiches featured on show

Information on making cookie monster sandwiches, cooking with turkey year round and an exercise program for the elderly will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Nancy Siler is going to demonstrate how to make cookie monster sandwiches, which are simply cookies sandwiched […]

Senior happenings - June 17

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 […]

Time spent with children memorable

The memories formed with one's father, often shape the memories which one provides as a father (or grandfather, as the case may be). I have done things, and continue to do things, as a grandad, because they were done for me. For example, participating in activities that are not exactly my cup of tea. Such […]

Hunting, fishing key to dad’s trips

Many people whose father has passed on can tell wonderful stories of all the places their dad took the family on vacation. I would say our family only took one traditional vacation while I was growing up. That's not to say my father never took us anywhere. It's just that wherever that Terry-style vacation took […]