Reunions — July 7

Class of 1983 The Clovis High School class of 1983 is holding its 30th class reunion July 26-27. For information: Go to or email information request to   Anson family The Anson family will be celebrating a family reunion and potluck 11 a.m. July 13 at Ned Houk Park, shelter 4B in Clovis. […]

Births — July 7

Cox Reagan Allison Cox was born June 26, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Brian and Sara Cox of Portales. She weighed seven pounds and 10 ounces. She has no siblings. Grandparents are Andy and Mary Cox of Clovis and Tim and Jo Allison of Portales. Great-grandparents are Dorothy Dart of Clovis, […]

Senior happenings — July 7

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Loteria Friday: Garage sale […]

Creative living: Bread machine, hemstitching to be featured on show

Information on using a bread machine and wing needle hemstitching will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cindy Falk is with the Kansas Wheat Commission in Manhattan, Kan., and she’s going to show how to use a bread machine to create delicious breads and it’s so easy. Sue […]

Tiny soldier reminder of memorable Fourth

What was the coolest Fourth of July you ever spent? I am looking at a reminder of the second coolest Fourth I ever spent. {Cool is not, obviously, a temperature designation.} A three inch high, lead poured, Colonial soldier, who is currently in the process of getting a re-paint job … he is nearly 40 […]

Childhood memories revived on big screen

If you grew up in the 1950s or ’60s and played “Cowboys and Indians” with your brother then answer this question. Were you the Lone Ranger or Tonto? Granted by the time I came along The Lone Ranger only existed in afternoon reruns but he was still big. Kids still carried the metal Lone Ranger […]

Engagements — July 7

Garner/Graves Rene Garner of Clovis announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Meghan Garner of Clovis, to Karlton H. Graves of Amarillo, son of Roland and Martha Graves of Brownwood, Texas. The couple will exchange vows July 20, 2013, at 7 San Vincente Circle. The reception will be there as well. The bride-elect […]

Swimming, spending time with family and traveling top summer fun list

CMI staff photo: Eric Norwood Jr.
Sam Bertrand, 4, pulls weeds at his grandmother’s house in Portales. Sam lives in Clovis, but spends his days at his grandmother’s house with his two older brothers and younger sister.

By Kevin Baird and Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writers July 4 is about the halfway point of summer vacation in eastern New Mexico, so we checked to see what area youths have been doing to stay busy. What we found ranged from a toddler who loves snakes to a 16 year old balancing work, […]

Summer great time for activities with pets

By Sharna Johnson CMI columnist It’s hot, really hot most of the time, and the sun beams down on the High Plains like a high heat laser. It storms spontaneously and ferociously, sometimes pelting earthly inhabitants with little balls of ice and roaring winds carry trampolines across town. There are bugs and lots of them […]

Spray bottle idea just might catch on

By Grant McGee CMI columnist As my old biomechanical suit (my body) ages I find I have high blood pressure. The Lady of the House says it’s because I fly into internal rages and try to control everything. Me rage? Me, a control freak? For instance, the other day I came steaming into the house. […]