iPad loss offers break from tech

With various apps I've done quite a bit of Bible study with my iPad but apparently baptizing the device is a bad idea. I got a call from my distraught wife last week who said something terrible had happened. She seemed so concerned I thought someone had died. She began to describe setting a basket […]

On the shelves: May 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Golf: The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever" by the editors of Golf Magazine was given by Dr. and Mrs. O.T. Rozzell in memory of Bill Prince. In a book with 150 full-color photos and an instructional DVD, the editors collect advice from ten of the best […]

Senior calendar: May 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: No dance. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. 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 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. […]

Custom dressmaker to visit show

Information on repurposing garments, doing furniture "makeovers," and making food gifts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Rae Cumbie is a custom dressmaker, artist and designer, and she will talk about how to repurpose garments by turning a vintage wedding dress […]

School menus: May 27

Melrose schools Monday: Memorial Day. No school. Tuesday: Breakfast —Cooks choice. Lunch — Hamburgers, fries, lettuce, tomato, pickle, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Chicken patty sandwich, tots, fruit, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Corn dogs, chips, fruit, milk. School dismissed for summer.

Honors: May 27

Archibeque William James Archibeque of Portales has been named to the dean's honor roll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2012 spring semester on the Weatherford campus.

Club notes: May 27

RGH Auxiliary President Linda Uttaro called the May 16 meeting to order by giving the auxiliary prayer. Uttaro announced the signage is in, installed and awaiting the electrical connection to be completed. The company accepted the $3,000 as the full payment from the auxiliary. Vice president Faye Fenton presented hours bars to Harry and Panzy […]

Enagements: May 27

Cuevas-Flores Stepfather Tranquilino Martinez of Del Rio, Texas, announces the engagement of his stepdaughter, Consuelo H. Cuevas of Portales, to Rene R. Flores of Portales, son of Virginia Romero of Pecos, Texas. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. June 15, 2012 at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales, with the reception to follow at […]

Troops deserve our best care

The mission was to debrief snipers in the process of returning from Bosnia. Due to the nature of their mission, they were a mixed group, some Marines, some Army. Most of them had been on six months tours, partly, though not wholly, because many snipers in the Army (and apparently the Marines) are reservists, often […]

Troops deserve our best care

The mission was to debrief snipers in the process of returning from Bosnia. Due to the nature of their mission, they were a mixed group, some Marines, some Army. Most of them had been on six months tours, partly, though not wholly, because many snipers in the Army (and apparently the Marines) are reservists, often […]

County war memorial our tribute

Some gave everything for their country and their families. Are the rest of us worthy of their sacrifice? I've been humbled to serve on the Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee, which realized a goal this weekend with the dedication of the Roosevelt County War Memorial on the square in downtown Portales. There are a few […]

Former students will always be my friends

One of the many blessings in my life comes from former students. Thirty-one years of teaching left me with happy memories. A special bond between teacher and student lasts forever. Such was the case when a lieutenant colonel walked up to me in a restaurant. "Aren't you Mrs. Clayton?" My eyes searched his as I […]

Fiesta king and queen nominees

The nominees for the June 1 Our Lady of Guadalupe and San Jose fiesta king and queen crowning are: Luis Antonio Reyes Luis Antonio is the five year old son of Alma and Robert. He attends Los Ninos School for preschool. Luis likes going to the park and dressing up like super heroes. The movies […]

Anniversaries – May 20

Ortiz Ortiz Alfred and Christine Ortiz of Clovis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 16, 2012. The celebration will be planned for a later date and will be hosted by their children, Vicki Reyes and Stephanie Roldan (Andrew). The couple was married May 16, 1987, in Portales. They have two children and one grandchild. […]

Engagements – May 20

Hill-Freeman Hill-Freeman Lance and Tina Hill, of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Hill of Portales, to Dakota Freeman of Portales, son of Kevin and Wanda Freeman of Hobbs. The couple will exchange vows June 16, 2012, at 1875 SRR 7 in Portales. The reception will be at the Jake […]

School menus – May 20

Clovis elementary Monday: Cooks choice. Tuesday: Cooks choice. Wednesday: Cooks choice; sack lunches. School dismissed for summer. Clovis junior high/high school Monday: Cooks choice. Tuesday: Cooks choice. Wednesday: Cooks choice; sack lunch. School dismissed for summer. Elida schools Monday: Breakfast — Pigs in a blanket, juice, milk, cereal. Lunch — Chicken bites, green beans, salad, […]

Birth – May 20

DeFoor LaChelle Nikole DeFoor was born May 8, 2012, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Kolter and Brooke DeFoor of Clovis . She weighed 7 pounds, 3 and a half ounces. Her grandparents are Kip and Sherry DeFoor of Clovis and Steve and LaRhonda Bailey of Broadview. Her great-grandparents are Wanda DeFoor of […]

Senior happenings – May 20

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 […]

Club notes – May 20

Pilot Club The Pilot Club of Clovis held their regular business meeting April 9 at Muffley's Backdoor. Officers for 2012-2013 are president Sue Rutter, president elect Darlene Rose, secretary Molly Stansell and treasurer Janet Barnhart. A program meeting was held April 23. Pilots enjoyed a pizza lunch. President Sue Rutter brought a very interesting program […]

On the shelves – May 20

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Where to Go When: Italy" published by Dorling Kindersley was given by Doris Wallace in memory of Lula Scioli. Whether you're looking for a fun family getaway, a cultural weekend in the city, or a countryside retreat, this essential vacation planner suggests a multitude of appealing […]