Senior calendar — Aug. 10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Loteria (Portales). […]

Choices shaped by circumstances

By Clyde Davis Local columnist With school looming on the immediate horizon, even more immediate for staff and faculty, it’s a fair time to revisit the question of quality vs. quantity, of accessible and easy versus slightly more value. The question is one of optimum value, under the particular circumstances. Example in context: Each summer […]

Choose your socks wisely

D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Socks? No, I don’t have many pairs of them. With the exception of my few no-show socks reserved for flats. Then there are my newly stocked above the knee socks to pair with my fall and winter boots. Other than that, you won’t find me wearing them much. It never occurred […]

On the shelves — Aug. 10

These books are available at the: Portales Public Library The Lost Island by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child: Scientist and thief Gideon Crew knows that he hasn’t long to live, so when his employer gives him a new mission, he jumps at the chance. Gideon is instructed to steal a page from the Book of […]

Dried figs featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on cooking with Freekeh foods, using rayon from bamboo in sewing and crafts projects, and the benefits of eating fresh and dried figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m Tuesday and noon Thursday, at noon. Bonnie Matthews is the co-founder of Freekeh Foods, and she […]

Club notes — Aug. 10

Food Storage 101 On Aug. 5, Kelli Morrison presented a class of 20 tips for making your own mixes to save time and money. Morrison taught about making copycat Bisquick mix to use in many recipes. By spending one day of spare time making a large mix, you can save lots of time when you […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 3

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Loteria (Portales). […]

My inner flower child had his day

By Karl Terry Local columnist One thing readers of this column would probably be surprised to know about me is that I was once a hand model. That’s right, my stubby and formerly ink-stained digits were featured prominently in a publication of national significance. I hadn’t thought about it in years until I was going […]

Small business tools featured this week

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on gluten-free foods, tools to help shape small businesses, and ways to use essential oils in recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday K. C. Pomering, founder of G-Free Foodie, will tell about her online resource for helping people live deliciously […]

Educate yourself for future

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The status of grizzly bears in Yellowstone may not be the first thing that leaps into one’s thought process upon awakening. Even for the reader who cares deeply about the environment, it is, or seems to be, far from New Mexico concerns. In a nutshell, the controversy concerns listing, delisting, […]

On the shelves — Aug. 3

The following books are available for checkout: Portales Public Library The One and Only by Emily Giffin: Shea Rigsby was born and raised in Walker, Texas, a small college town that loves its football team. Shea, too, loves both football and her home team, and because of this and her life-long friendship with Lucy, the […]

You might be a trendsetter

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Do you fashion yourself a trend follower or trendsetter? There are a few factors that go into setting trends versus following them. We all know that the common fashion trend starts from the famous designer who influences the A-list celebrity you idolize and so the trend is passed to you. […]

Rodeo coaching memorable

Courtesy photo
 Charles Chambers, right, with his wife Evelyn in 2010 at a church function

Charles Chambers, 74, sat at a table in his living room at his Oklahoma Drive residence, sifting through dozens of rodeo photos scattered atop the table. For someone who barely participated in the sport, he dedicated his life to it and it garnered some of the best memories and relationships he’s had. The retired longtime […]

Low-cost decor featured on show

Sheryl Borden

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on low cost ways to perk up your home, how to create “instant heirlooms” using unfinished furniture, and ways to use liquid dye will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Interior designer, Beth Secosky […]

Club notes — July 27

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 Class gathered at Jim and Lee Lawrence’s home to learn about raised box gardening. Lee is a qualified master gardener and with Jim, a qualified handy man. They have created a beautiful back yard from a bare parking lot like area in their back yard. By sectioning off the […]

On the shelves — July 27

Clovis-Carver Public Library Himalaya edited by Philip Parker examines the history and people of the Asian range that is home to fourteen of the greatest mountain peaks on the planet that have inspired, fascinated, and terrified western explorers and adventurers for some 300 years. The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh takes a look at […]

Senior happenings — July 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8-ball pool; Exercise equipment; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; ; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: 8-ball pool; Quilting,8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Fashion a daily thought

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Sometimes I wonder if it’s normal to have fashion on the brain nearly what seems to be all the time. Or at least frequently contemplating what to wear and how to wear it. This is at least a thought that crosses my mind, and so many other women, on a […]

Time left for family activities

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Two of the better summers of my life were spent working at the Methodist church camp in the Allegheny Mountains. It so happened that this was a camp with horses available, and that any staff member who so desired was given his or her own horse for the summer. The […]

Jackrabbit road pizza days long gone

By Karl Terry Local columnist Jack is back. Or maybe he’s just been laying low. Until recently I was concerned that the black-tailed jackrabbits that inhabit our desert prairies were suffering a fate similar to the sand dunes lizard and the prairie chicken. But recent encounters with the long-eared hare prove otherwise. Anyone who grew […]