Texas bluebonnet has New Mexico connection

I just love Texas bluebonnets, so much so that picking this official state flower of the Lone Star State in Fredericksburg almost got me in trouble with the law once. I shared this experience in an old column. The site of bluebonnets — towers of blue taking bows across the Texas Hill Country — is […]

Clovis grows a garden

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Clovis locals help plant the lavender and mint field in the Clovis Community Garden.

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com Residents now have a whole new way to put down roots in Clovis. Hardly anyone would suspect it, but some of Clovis’ freshest produce can be found right outside Plains Regional Medical Center. Even more surprising — kids have never been so enthusiastic about eating their vegetables. Through the […]

Terry: The Lord turns out some fine biscuits

I’m not crazy about reposting random stuff on Facebook. I do it on rare occasion because it really hit home. I shared a little ditty the other day that really hit me where I’m living right now. It’s a story about a deacon who got asked by the preacher to lead an opening prayer at […]

Hartsfield: Supplementing key to good look

Some of the best shopping you do is for clothes and shoes. There’s nothing more refreshing to a lover of fashion than to add to or update their wardrobe and looking your best. It recently occurred to me how serious I take my own shopping. It’s like buying art; something you know you will keep […]

Borden: Tips on spicing up meal time

Information on party planning and using duct tape to make pouches and other items will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Party planner Patty Waid is going to show how the food you serve and the environment you create will […]

Senior calendar — May 22

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Hobbs Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4;1 p.m. bingo’ […]

Up to the challenge

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Becky Hahn in a more recent photo after losing weight. She is a former school teacher.

Former school teacher Becky Hahn is celebrating her journey to weight loss. She was born in Albuquerque and raised in Los Lunas. In 1994, she graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and started teaching for Clovis schools. After retiring from the school system in 2010, Hahn decided she wanted to lose weight. Over the course […]

Terry: Content to see where actors get their 15 minutes

We’re all supposed to get our 15 minutes of fame. As for myself, I’ll be content with being in the place where others attained their 15 minutes of fame. With the first trailer out for the locally filmed movie “Hell or High Water,” formerly “Comancheria,” I got to thinking about the places I’ve been where […]

Hartsfield: Chokers, bells on comeback

If you’re into trends, there are a few cute styles that you may want to try on this spring/summer. For starters, exposing your clavicle is a big hit. Off-the-shoulder tops have made their comeback this season. Pair them with matching shorts or your favorite cutoff jeans and you’ll be right on target. What else is […]

Borden: Creating quilt fabric featured

Information on songbirds, using stamps and inks to make quilts, and changes in kitchens will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Ray Pawley is a retired curator with the Chicago Zoological Parks. He’s going to talk about the outdoor feeding […]

On the shelves — May 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Those Who Hold Bastogne by Peter Schrijvers, donated in memory of William Toliver, is a dramatic account of the biggest Battle of the Bulge encounter between Germans and Americans in the strategically located town of Bastogne. Emerging from the German assault that ultimately hastened […]

Club notes — May 15

Altrusa Club of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis and Portales hosted the 61st Altrusa District Ten Conference at the Days Inn & Suites May 5-7. This year’s conference theme was “Picture Your Future in Altrusa,” bringing together Altrusans from clubs in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah for educational workshops and fun. There are 13 Altrusa […]

School menus — May 15

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, chilled pears. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Cooks choice Thursday: Breakfast — Cooks choice . […]

Senior calendar — May 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Ruidoso Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: Ruidoso Trip; 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Blood pressure; 8 a.m. […]

Rodriguez: Religious history is repeating

Fifteen years ago when Ruben Quezada started writing about “Cristiada,” the Cristero War in Mexico, a little known event which happened in the late 1920s, people said, “That would never happen in the U.S.” “Well, it is happening here,” Quezada said recently when I heard him speak at the Knights of Columbus State Convention in […]

Fighting the good fight

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Isidro Castillo is the owner of School of Hard Knocks Promotion.

Isidro Castillo is a third generation boxer from Hobbs. He began fighting in 1979 until May 1996, when he sustained brain damage and respiratory problems from a storage tank accident at an oil refinery. He said he was unconscious, but was revived. He has three brothers and three sisters. He was a single father for […]

Terry: Thanks, Mom, for the lessons

It’s easy to think that mothers aren’t doing a very good job today. For the most part I don’t think that’s true, the real problem is that our world has become an extremely complex place to grow up and being a mother is sometimes a lot harder job than it was. Not that being a […]

Hartsfield: Fashion’s future is here

The 2016 Met Gala has come and gone, but the fashion at this year’s event is still being talked about. For those of you that aren’t familiar, the Gala was once called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, which is a fundraising event. Each year there’s a theme at the […]

Borden: Inkblot designs on upcoming show

Information on creating backgrounds on cards, succulent plants, using clayboard will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Diane Tunnell is an Independent Demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!, and she’s going to demonstrate how to use a brayer to apply ink to […]

Senior calendar — May 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. Memorial service; 5:15 business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: Ruidoso Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: Ruidoso Trip; 9 a.m. […]