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 […]

Club notes - July 1

Altrusa of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met June 25 at the Central Annex. President Nellie Dyer called the meeting to order. There were 18 members present. Nancy Legleither led the opening ceremonies. Sharon Smith gave the Altrusa Accent on Membership. Linda Short drew for the Queen of Hearts. The club voted […]

Birthdays - July 1

Qualls Hubert Qualls Jr. Hubert Qualls Jr. of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday 2 p.m. July 8 at Ranchvale Baptist Church. The celebration will be hosted by Ruth and Jimmy Schell, and their children, and Beth and David Hovey, and their children. Hubert was born July 12, 1922, in Clovis. He has two children, […]

Honors – July 1

Parker Kerry Parker of Clovis graduated from the University of Hartford in Connecticut on Saturday, May 19. Parker received a doctor of education degree. Kiekel Steven Kiekel, a resident of Clovis, graduated from a New York college, Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences, with a major in physics. The degree was awarded in May. […]

Child nutrition featured on show

Information on getting children to eat more nutritious foods and working with a product called fantasy film will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Sharon Davis is with the Home Baking Assn. in Manhattan, Kans., and she will discuss why children who […]

On the shelves - July 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Frog and Toad Together" and "Days with Frog and Toad" by Arnold Lobel were given by Lennis and RoseEllen Dunn in memory of Greg Moore. Ideal for sharing with beginning readers, each book contains five wonderful stories relating ten further adventures of two best friends as […]

McGee: Damaged building piques curiosity

A few weeks ago The Lady of the House and I were leaving a church rummage sale when something across the street caught my eye: A nice fence had a gaping hole in it. It looked like some vehicle had rocketed off the road, then smashed the fence and the storage building behind it. "Wow," […]

Farmers seeing crops stunted by weather

Don Wiley hopped onto his shovel, slicing into the dry ground around a garlic bulb, which he plucked and threw behind him. CMI staff photo: Gabriel Monte Curry County farmer Don Wiley holds up bulbs of garlic he grew in his farm. Wiley said harsh weather has stunted his crops. In a good year the […]