Auction offers local talent chance to shine

The purpose of this column is, on occasion, to call attention to local events and happenings. For a few years, recently, Pintores Art League held an annual fall auction for the purpose of fundraising, scholarship building and just plain community pride. It is a joy to say that the auction and social event has returned. […]

Cop show flaws hard to ignore

My wife is hooked on the alphabet police dramas. What are alphabet police dramas, you ask? CSI (Crime Scene Investigators) and Law and Order SVU (Special Victims Unit) are two examples. She also watches Blue Bloods and Hawaii 5-0 but they haven't quite bought into the initials thing even though 5-0 is a code name […]

Lifelong academic

Michelle Hughes said she has been interested in science and life before kindergarten. Hughes wanted to be a veterinarian for years and then wanted to become a doctor. She said her love for helping, fixing and learning about life processes inspired her to become a scientist. When other kids were playing video games Hughes was […]

Our people: Staying on board

Iaasic Martinez started skateboarding six years ago when his father bought him a skateboard at age 10. Martinez said when he hopped on his board his dream of becoming a professional skateboarder began. BENNA SAYYED: CNJ staff photo Iaasic Martinez, third from left, hangs out with friends at the skate park at Greene Acres Lake […]

Weddings – Oct. 14

Godfrey Jennifer Gilbreth of Atlanta, Ga., and Matthew Godfrey of Marietta, Ga., were joined in marriage June 2, 2012, at the Oldfield Plantation in South Carolina. The Rev. Bill Long performed the ceremony. Godfrey This bride is the daughter of Doyle and Vickey Gilbreth of Clovis. The groom is the son of Mark Godfrey of […]

Senior happenings – Oct. 14

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Los Abuelitos 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: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: […]

Club notes – Oct. 14

Order of the Eastern Star Morgan McClain and Dwayne Milliron both of Fort Sumner were installed as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron of Melrose Chapter 30 Order of the Eastern Star. The Installation was held 7 p.m. on Oct. 2. In her position as Worthy Matron, McClain is the presiding officer and head of the […]

Creative Living: Cookie dough gifts featured on show

Information on making cookie dough gifts, using botanical design stamps, and working with Styrofoam and fabric will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Cookbook authors, Kimberly Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero will show how to make a basic cookie dough recipe and create […]

On the shelves – Oct. 14

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health" by William Davis takes a provocative look at the daily staple that has become genetically altered to provide manufacturers the greatest yield at the lowest cost, while causing blood sugar to […]

School menus – Oct. 14

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft taco, salsa, romaine lettuce, diced […]

Humans have not outgrown violence

October is domestic violence prevention month, and brings to awareness possibly the most heart wrenching aspect of reality that we can ever encounter. Regular readers of this column, over the years, know that it's no secret what this columnist thinks of domestic abusers, or how they should be dealt with, so I won't go into […]

Military families not deterred

We got our first blast of winter last weekend and I had to attend two different events that were outdoors. After talking to one young lady with her hoodie up and teeth chattering I shortly spotted a young man in shorts and a long sleeve T-shirt. We all have differing tolerance to cold and heat […]

Local writer inspired by heritage

For most of us imagining the eastern Plains of New Mexico or the Llano Estacado without fences roads and houses stretches our minds. Ruth White Burns, of Clovis, has had that imagery in her mind and her filing cabinet all of her life. This last month it all sprang to life in a new book […]

Memory lane opens up during homecoming

The season of football homecomings is upon us. Most of us have some misty watercolor memories of events which revolve around homecomings past. It's a good time to share some memories and remind ourselves that the magic, though it dims, never really fades away. Whether that's good or bad, remains to be seen. Memory Lane […]

Senior happenings – Oct. 7

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: 9:30 a.m. board meeting; 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; birthday luncheon; […]

Creative Living: Quilt designs featured on show

Information on marble floors as inspiration for quilts, doing stuffed embroidery on the sewing machine and making Roman Shades safety compliant will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Author and quilter, Norah McMeeking will show how she used inspiration from Italian marble […]

Engagements – Oct. 7

Chavez-Soto Chavez-Soto Robert and Eileen Chavez of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Elena Chavez of Clovis, to Isac Soto of Clovis, son of Ted and Rachel Soto of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 6, 2013. The bride-elect is a registered nurse. The prospective groom is employed at Ted's […]

Club notes – Oct. 7

Beta Phi Awards of recognition won by Beta Phi chapter: First place for miles with 2293.28; Job Well Done certificate of recognition for Hats for Hope; 2012 certificate of appreciation from New Mexico State Council, St. Jude's Children's Hospital; 2011-2012 Outstanding Chapter award; Atta Girl award 2011-2012; First place disaster fund award; recognition award for […]

On the shelves – Oct. 13

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search of Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad" by Peter Bergen paints a vivid picture of bin Laden's grim, Spartan life in hiding and his struggle to maintain control of al-Qaeda, still plotting to devastate the United States while a prisoner of his […]

School menus – Oct. 7

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school. Fall break. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks w/ranch, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — Hot dog on […]