U.S. history should be learned by all

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‘Lorax’ worth watching

T his column is definitely not a movie review column. The editors rightly expect me to be more creative than simply reviewing events, and anyway, most of the movies in my life have to be suitable for a 7 year old. Add to that the fact that, when I run into regular readers, which is […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m. to 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 in Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily activities quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8-10 […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Diet Rehab: 28 Days to Finally Stop Craving the Foods That Make You Fat” by Mike Dow eases dieters off the foods that they have come to depend on for emotional support although they ultimately leave one feeling worse than before, and shows how to transition […]

Club notes —

Altrusa International of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met March 12 in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas called the meeting to order. There were 17 members and three guests present. Nellie Dyer led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved. Lori Bohm gave the Altrusa Accent and Beverly […]

Homemade marshmallows featured on show

Information on preparing homemade marshmallows, the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and doing bobbin work upside down 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 prepare homemade marshmallows using an old family […]

Retail all about respect

It was a little bit of a shock to see his obituary since I didn’t know what had become of Mr. Nick or for that matter that he was even still living. Luke Nichols, Mr. Nick, as my grandmother referred to him, was the J.C. Penny store manager in Portales when I was growing up […]

School menus — March 18

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit Lunch — Chicken rings, ranch mashed potatoes, green beans and fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Pizza pasta bake, mixed veggies, chilled fruit and cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Hot dog in a Serape, tater tots, veggie coins and ranch and […]

Honors —

Pavalok John A. Pavalok of Portales recently graduated from the Naval Officer Training School in Newport, R.I., and has been commissioned as O-1 Ensign and will be assigned to Pensacola, Fla., for pilot training to become a naval aviator. He is the son of George and Mary Pavalok of Portales.

Engagements — March 18

Jordan-Eaton Mr. and Mrs. Max Jordan of Chelmsford, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Jordan to Michael Eaton, son of Charlotte and Ronnie Eaton of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Chelmsford High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is employed as the mill manager at […]

Clovis resident Langdon Brown says his niche is in sales

Everybody has a niche in life and Langdon Brown’s is sales. The adopted father of three works 60 hours a week, loves working on cars, attending drag races and snow boarding and skiing with his family.

Religion column: Passing on life lessons

The closing of another school year will soon be here. It brings back many thoughts filed in my mental book of memories. The simple trust and faith of children are traits I need everyday. When facing obstacles in my life, I think of problems from children’s perspective. “We have to go on to third grade […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: No dance at Los Abuelitos, change clocks one hour ahead. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. bingo at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m. Senior B.O.D. meeting; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily activities quilting and sewing; 11 a.m. general […]

Gluten-free diet tips featured on show

Information on indoor and outdoor picnics, using beeswax, and vegetables in the gluten-free diet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Rita Fuentes will show how to create a casual picnic setting that can be used indoors or out. She is an […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Body Language of Dating: Read His Signals, Send Your Own, and Get the Guy” by Tonya Reiman decodes the nonverbal signals and silent messages that state the other person’s state of mind, providing the tools needed for success in today’s dating scenarios and laying the […]

Club notes —

Beta Phi Seven Beta Phi members and one guest attended the club’s regular meeting March 5 at Collene Baldwin’s house with Laura Loflin and Collene as hostesses. In attendance were Collene Baldwin, Dottie Good, Sandy Heath, Laura Loflin, Rita London, Patsy Lorenz, Bev Miller and Suzy Moore.

Grandchildren’s visit highlight of spring break

I’ve had exactly one spring break with the traditional (or actually, probably rare but celebrated) spring break trip. That was a few years ago, when we were able to go and see my grandson, who is blessed enough to live in Panama City, Fla., one among many spring break Mecca’s. College spring breaks were usually […]

Western shows full of cliches

I think one of the reasons I love Westerns of both the big screen and television variety is that they’re so predictable and loaded with clich

Farwell resident Cade Beverage enjoys cooking for his family

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Cade Beverage of Farwell can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. The electrician and father of three boys enjoys cooking for his family and hosting family gatherings. Beverage and his wife, Heather, escape to motorcycle rallies on their Harley-Davidson every chance they get.

Engagement —

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Payen-Pena Mary Lou Payen, of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Victoria Guadalupe Payen of Portales, to Mark Edward Pena of Portales, son of Michael and Carmen Pena of Portales. The bride elect is the daughter of the late Albert Payen. The couple will exchange vows, 4 p.m. March 17, 2012, […]