Creative living: Swimsuits, wall decoration to be featured on show

Information on making a swimsuit and personalizing a wall decoration will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Apparel designer, Laura Keith will demonstrate how to sew a custom-fit swimsuit using easy sewing methods that are handy for any stretch knit fabric as well as for swimwear fabric. […]

Honors — June 30

Nagel Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Norma Nagel as Auxilian of the month of May 2013. Nagel joined the auxiliary July 2004. She has served as president-elect and president. She trained Candy Stripers and was on the gift shop committee for three years. She is currently the service coordinator and also volunteers in the […]

Anniversaries — June 30

Boersma Andy and Grace Boersma of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 29 in Cimarron, Kan. The couple was married June 30, 1953, in Artesia, Calf. They have 10 children, including in-laws, 32 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is a retired dairyman. She is a homemaker.

Some real rats lurking out in cyberspace

We might be living in a brave new world, but there are some real rats lurking out there in Cyberland. I’m not necessarily thinking of our president and the federal government here but if the shoe phone fits … I’m constantly amazed at all of the business, entertainment and media that can be grasped through […]

Our people: Guard duty


By Lillian Bowe CMI staff writer Caitlin Dial, 17, keeps a vigilant eye on the swimmers as she has to be ready any minute to jump in and rescue a swimmer in distress. Dial has been lifeguarding at the Clovis Aquatic Center for four years. She was born and raised in Clovis and will […]

Reunions — June 30

The Anson family will be celebrating a family reunion and potluck 11 a.m. July 13 at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. All friends and family are welcome. For information call Jean Workheiser at 763-6710.

On the shelves — June 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “First Words: A Parent’s Step-by-Step Guide to Helping a Child with Speech and Language Delays” by Barbara Offenbacher provides tools, information, and helpful day-to-day strategies to help parents supplement professional therapy and stimulate their child’s communication skills. “Prescription for Murder” by Jessica Fletcher brings the celebrated […]

Police Blotter — June 30

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Friday Caller reported: • 12:45 a.m.: Alarm, 500 block of 18th Street. • 1:04 a.m.: Alarm, 100 block of South Knoxville. • 6:38 a.m.: Trash on fire, N.M. 202. • 8:58 a.m.: Dead dog, 300 block of East Juniper. • 9:52 a.m.: Officer requested, 1700 block of North […]

Van Soelen picked for judge vacancy

CMI staff Former city commissioner and deputy district attorney Fred Van Soelen of Clovis was appointed Ninth Judicial District Court judge Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez. “I’m excited,” Van Soelen said when contacted by phone. “It’s very humbling but I’m excited to get going.” Van Soelen was picked from among four candidates to replaced retired […]

Rest in peace: MC-130 that was part of notable Vietnam mission retired at Cannon

CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway
The men who flew on the MC-130E Combat Talon I when it was the lead aircraft in the Son Tay Raid in Vietnam unveil a commemorative plaque at the plane’s retirement ceremony.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Irl “Leon” Franklin said when he and hundreds of other servicemen were told about a secret mission more than 40 years ago, later found out to be the Son Tay Raid in Vietnam, they were given the choice to opt out. “There were […]