Club notes – July 15

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club members were guests July 11 at the country home of Nick and Nancy Fischer. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with all types of nature: Trees, shrubs, flowers and rocks. One area is dedicated to southwest plantings. The tour was hosted by Olga Magness and refreshments were served on a […]

Engagement – July 15

Prior-Hudgens Retired Master Sgt. Kenneth J. Prior and Mary Ann Prior of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Krystal E. Prior of Oklahoma City, to Andrew W. Hudgens of Oklahoma City, son of Dr. Robert Hudgens and Diane Hudgens of Roswell. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 22, 2012, at the […]

Cupcake designs featured on show

Information on crafting with cupcake designs, preparing turkey recipes with a contemporary twist, and making personal family photo albums will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Crafter, Maria Nerius will show how to include cupcakes in your crafts whether you're making home […]

On the shelves – July 15

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Tony Hillerman's Navajoland: Hideouts, Haunts, and Havens in the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Mysteries" by Laurance Linford takes readers on a journey to the real locations in the mountains, deserts, and towns of the Four Corners region that provide the setting for Hillerman's novels in […]

Religion column: Children have worthy advice on overcoming adversity

Have you ever had the "what if's or what I call "stinking thinking?" It's the pits! It comes with all kinds of problems like overdue accounts, misunderstandings, or more bills than money. Thought misery thrives in negative environments. Miserable thoughts cause sadness and worries that bring on physical malfunctions. Wrong thoughts rob happiness. The joy […]

Airmen reflect on faith

Faith in God and a military career go hand-in-hand, according to local military men who serve God and country. Marcus Young: Courtesy photo Marcus Young, far right, of Cannon Air Force Base, with his wife, Emily, and two children, Ellen, 2, and Gray, 8 months, at a Texas Rangers' baseball game. Young said he and […]

On the Shelves – July 8

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Cronkite" by Douglas Brinkley was given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of June Ingram. This deeply researched and brilliantly written biography captures the essence of the revered CBS news anchorman who charted the heartbeat of a nation in its times of both triumph and […]

Creative Living: Albuquerque quilter to visit show

Information on fabric tinting with crayons, making "scrap" triangles for quilts and converting an existing Roman shade to make it safety-compliant will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Evelyn Terhune is the owner of Ozark Crafts in Gilbert, Ariz., and according to […]

Senior Calendar – July 8

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Los Abuelitos Senior Center, Portales 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 […]

Anniversary – July 8

Wilson Butch and Martha Wilson of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 3, 2012. The celebration was hosted by their sons and their wives, Danny and Valinda Wilson and Ricky and Amy Wilson, and their grandchildren, Tyrel, Cala, Kyle and Shelby. The couple was married July 3, 1962, in Clovis. They have two children […]

Engagements – July 8

Essary-Hinton Marlin and Gaylynn Essary of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Essary of Portales, to Evan Hinton of Portales, son of Troy Hinton of Portales. The couple will exchange vows 3 p.m. July 28, 2012, in Weed with the reception following the wedding. The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate […]

Don’t let legalities trump morals

T omas Lopez is my hero. Not my only hero, as there are many other heroes in my life, but my newest hero. He is joined by several other heroes, coming out of the same incident. Tomas is the young South Florida lifeguard who left his post to save a drowning man who had gone […]

First car has special place in my heart

I'll never forget the curves on my very first. Her lines were classic as they curved toward her backside. She was dark green with supple vinyl upholstery and eight-track quadraphonic stereo. After reading a recent story in one of the local papers about people's first car, I was feeling a little left out so here's […]

Make the best of your days

Life has a way of being "daily." We sometimes slide into complacency, taking life for granted. We are not guaranteed our number of years, but we can agree with Job 7:6 that our "days are swifter than a waver's shuttle." It is so important to come to the end of our life with no regrets […]

Engagements – July 1

Vasquez-Perales Vasquez-Perales Victor Vasquez of Clovis and Isabell Encinias of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Yuri V. Vasquez of Clovis, to Edwin H. Perales II of Clovis, son of Edwin I and Belinda Perales of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. on July 7, 2012. The bride-elect […]

Anniversaries- July 1

Martin Martin Linda and H. Wayne Martin Jr. of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1. The couple was married July 1, 1962, in Clovis. They have four children and 14 grandchildren. Their first great-grandchild is due in July. He is a farmer. She is a housewife.

Weddings – July 1

Moyers Moyers Hope Tyler of Clovis and Clay Moyers of Logan were joined in marriage June 16 in Broadview. The Rev. Brian Townsend performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Debbie Tyler of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Tim and Connie Moyers of Clovis. The flower girl was Kylie […]

Firefighters continue to face risks

It's truly amazing to me with all the wildland fires across the West this spring and summer that there has been very little loss of human life. We've had some truly huge fires this year with the Whitewater Baldy fire becoming the largest fire in state history by scorching nearly 300,000 acres. The Little Bear […]

Every era has own rich history

The year was 1976. Sadly, it's an admission of age just to say that I remember back that far, for I was in college at the time. It was the nation's bicentennial. I do not have any reason to believe I will see the tricentennial, so I am glad I was old enough to see […]

Senior happenings – July 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Friendship 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: Closed for Independence […]