Don’t forget to enjoy your life

It may seem unimportant, in an election year with political rallies going on for several weeks, but last weekend, this writer was able to cross another line on his bucket list. A bucket list, for those who did not see the movie, is a list of things you would like to do before you turn […]

Many lessons learned from column business

Some days I make this columnist business look easy. Other days I wonder what I was thinking when I decided writing my thoughts down for a public consumption on a weekly basis would be a good thing to do. I think I started doing a column back about 1988 or 1989. I've had a few […]

Senior calendar: Sept. 9

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Los Abuelitos Senior Center, Portales Monday: 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Senior Center, 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; 11:30 a.m. birthday […]

School menus: Sept. 9

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast scramble. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad w/ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. 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, […]

Weddings: Sept. 9

Encinias-Nanez Celina Encinias of Portales and Oscar Nanez of Clovis were joined in marriage Sept. 1, 2012, at University Baptist Church . The Rev. Steve Smith performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Evangelina Encinias of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of Jesus and Guadalupe Nanez of Clovis.

Engagements: Sept. 9

Pettigrew-Whitaker Edna Pettigrew of Broadview announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Falon Pettigrew of Clovis, to Troy Whitaker of Amarillo, son of Anita Whitaker of Amarillo and Roger and Sherri Whittaker of Burleson, Texas. The ceremony will be at Allen Hall in Grady. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of New Mexico […]

On the shelves: Sept. 9

The following books and materials are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Rosetta Stone: Spanish and Rosetta Stone: English are available at the library on dedicated computers with audio and video interactive lessons that make it possible to master a new language and learn to read, speak, listen, and write with the ease and skill of […]

We’re on sports overload

As we've plunged headlong into another football season, I can't help but wonder at my own tendency to find it hard to get interested in any sport, even those I enjoy watching, until we are approaching the time when the games seem to matter more. Even in July, when everyone from my native area knew […]

Dogs’ livin’ large cost me in court

Knowing I had a column due later in the day, my mind began to wander as my wife and I sat in the municipal court waiting room. One of my first thoughts was that the source of our problem, the family pooch parade should be there instead of me. After all, I wasn't even home […]

Our people: Sharen Martinez

Sharen Martinez worked at a local clothing store for two years then decided she wanted to progress her career in sales. Her next step would move her toward her goal of becoming a district manager for Journey's apparrel store. Two months ago Martinez started as a part-time sales rep at Journey's. She was named store […]

Artists of the month – Sept. 2

Bradburn Bradburn Anita Lucille (Fulton) Bradburn was president of Pintores Art League (2001-2003) and a charter member of Pintores Art League. She also served as past president, secretary and treasurer of Clovis-Portales Art Council and co-chairman with ENMU's Dale Hamlett of the council's International Art Shows. Bradburn has exhibited in numerous local and national shows. […]

Birthday – Sept. 2

Stockard Stockard Celia Stockard of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Melrose, celebrated her 80th birthday on Aug. 4 in Dallas with her children and grandchildren. She was born Aug. 18, 1932.

Engagements – Sept. 2

Beckwith-Sanford Beckwith-Sanford Larry and Cheri Strasser of Gobles, Mich., and Pam Strasser of Austin, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Patricia Joy Beckwith of Clovis, to James Patrick Sanford of Austin, son of Patricia and the late John Sanford of Austin. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 2, 2012, at The […]

On the shelves – Sept. 2

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self," by Joseph Galliano was given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of Jamie Ingle. Often handwritten and shown alongside a photograph of the writer, letters written by 60 celebrities to their younger selves present intimate, moving, and […]

Honors – Sept. 2

Smart The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced on Aug. 8 that Clovis High School student James W. Smart has been selected for membership. The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member […]

Club notes – Sept. 2

Rotary Club of Clovis The Rotary Club of Clovis sponsored a block party with the Christian Believers Education Association on Aug.18 at the Gatewood apartments in Clovis. Rotary provided backpacks for 75 students that were filled with school supplies provided by Rotary Club members. They were passed out to the older children and youths. Sack […]

Senior happenings – Sept. 2

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch Wednesday: Garage sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mexican Train. Thursday: Lubbock shopping trip; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch Friday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch; 1 p.m. Pinochle.; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. […]

Holiday crafts featured on show

Information on holiday crafts, family traditions, and decorating a mantle or bookcase will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jann Johnson is a designer and crafter from New York city, and she will show how to make some crafts for various holidays, […]

School menus – Sept. 2

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Labor Day, no school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft taco, salsa, lettuce, tomato, orange. Thursday: Breakfast — Smucker's waffle. Lunch — Corn dog, baked beans, zucchini coins w/ranch, […]

Important to respect wildlife

Walking along the new walking trail, off of Prince Street, we heard an odd, high pitched call, repeated several times. The time was twilight, and the shadows were deepening. Looking up into the wooded area, we saw a form which seemed to be the reason for the yapping sound, which was being repeated. Janice thought […]