Senior happenings – Jan. 6

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: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. [...]

On the shelves - Jan. 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Finding Casey" by Jo-Ann Mapson, Contemporary Native American Artists by Ken Lingad, "Working the Land" by Sandra Schackel, "Into the Heat" by Cindy Bellinger, and "The Step-By-Step Guide to Playing World's Best 250 Card Games" by Jeremy Harwood were given by Dennis and D'Ann Spinks in [...]

Every culture has criminal element

Sometimes it pays to listen to the radio in the car. Being a serious Sirius aficionado, I usually do not tune in to regular broadcasts. Perhaps, as I discovered while using my wife's car to move items, I should listen more often. Had I not done so, I would not have heard the NPR story [...]

Time to live up to friend’s teaching

With my NFL team on a bye week in the playoffs this weekend I jumped at the chance to go bird hunting. By the time you read this the great wild goose chase of 2013 may well be over. It started with a call from my brother that was prompted by a call from one [...]

Our people: Landscape artist

Portales' Jon Birdsong has been a painter for more than 40 years and has taught art to grade school students in Amarillo, Hereford, Canyon and Austin, Texas and Portales. Birdsong is a watercolorist who primarily paints wildlife and landscapes but also dabbles in acrylics. His focus is now the New Mexican southwest. Benna Sayyed: CMI [...]

Clovis overcome early Storm surge

Rio Rancho Cleveland took an early 7-0 hit from Clovis High's girls Friday night, then knocked them back on their heels a bit with the next 11 points. Eventually, though, the Class 5A top-ranked Lady Wildcats had too much for the Storm and improved to 12-1 for the season with a 64-33 victory at Rock [...]

A time to give

'Tis the season for giving, still. With all the new gear, appliances and other gifts you received over the holidays, it probably replaced things you already had. CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Jeffrey Vasquez with the Lighthouse Mission in Clovis hauls donations of clothes and other goods into the Lighthouse building Friday. Mission director Richard [...]

Preview capsule: Texas Woman’s at ENMU women

Texas Woman's (3-8, 1-4 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (2-10, 1-3) • When: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 • Last time out: The Pioneers lost on Thursday at West Texas A&M 65-51. ENMU hosted Midwestern State on Monday and came away with a 70-62 victory. • Last season: The teams [...]

McGee: National humor has been whittled away

A few weeks ago a guy created a stir at the Miami airport. He was asked if he had any hazardous materials in his luggage. His answer was, "Dynamite." He was arrested. He said he was just joking. It reminded me of my lesson that one doesn't kid around at entryways to U. S. Military [...]

In search of ponies: Third-party resolutions have more chance of success

Sometimes all that is needed is a little perspective shift, after all, no one wants to be part of the 92 percent statistically doomed to fail, especially when making New Year's resolutions and striving to be one of the 8 percent who succeeds appears a realistically challenged endeavor. In fact, of the 45 percent of [...]