Senior Olympian building life plan

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Clovis resident Wendell Osborn participated in the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics in Roswell from July 13-16, winning several medals in various events.

Wendell Osborn was born and raised in Curry County and has lived in Clovis since 1959. He went to school 6 miles east of Broadview at a school that closed in 1957. He went to college for one year and then worked on the railroad for 5 years. When he wasn’t able to farm he […]

Terry: Living through renovation not like on TV

Life in a construction zone isn’t everything reality TV makes it out to be. On those half-hour shows where they’re remodeling or flipping a house, they always have a short deadline to add drama to the program. The homeowner or real estate flipper driving the Mercedes spends the first half of the program making changes […]

Hartsfield: Fashion changing with season

Labor Day is next week which means transitional dressing from summer to fall. At this time, you’re dabbling in both summer pieces and the protective styles for those chilly mornings. Although it’s not time to pull out your full on fall fashion, here are some cool transitional ideas and pieces to keep in mind to […]

Club notes — Aug. 27

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met on at 9:30 a.m. on July 13 at Muffley’s Backroom. The hostess was Sheri Lough. The meeting was spent finalizing plans for the flower show portion of the Curry County Fair. Fair books were distributed and changes from the previous year were reviewed. Encanto also welcomed new […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 28

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 10 a.m. beg. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8:30 […]

School menus — Aug. 28

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Nacho chicken pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, assorted fresh fruit, whole-wheat roll, and fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast burrito. Lunch – Pepperoni […]

Rodriguez: Sometimes the problem is what we want

Life is not always an “either” or an “or” situation. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes unexpected curves come as bundles, and these bundles, instead of weighing down your dream, give you resilience to reach them. Earlier this month, Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings made a bold statement when […]

Our People: Working with students ‘rewarding’

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Regina Griego pauses for a photo with her husband, Gerald Griego.

Regina Griego was born and raised in Clovis. She teaches Sunday school class for 3-5-year-old kids at Clovis New Life Church. She is the secretary for the Wildcat football booster club, which she has been involved with for 3 years. Between work, teaching Sunday school and booster club, Griego describes it all as a whirlwind […]

Terry: Jim Thorpe real 1912 gold winner

Watching the televised Olympic hype over the last week and a half, one has to marvel at the money that flows around the games. Many of us grew up knowing the Olympic Games were reserved for amateurs and professionals weren’t allowed. That slowly changed over my lifetime culminating in the 1992 “Dream Team” from the […]

Hartsfield: Biker shorts are back

I never thought I’d see the day when one of my favorite childhood styles was trending — biker shorts. As strange as they may seem, they work for me. Short shorts aren’t for everyone nor are the loose, baggy ones. I think the last time I wore biker shorts regularly was when I was in […]

Borden: Learn to make Roman shades on show

Information on furniture refinishing and “Nuno” felting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Bruce Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and he’s going to show how to combine fresh ideas with old materials […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 21

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 10 a.m. beg. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: […]

On the shelves — Aug. 21

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library LaRose by Louise Erdrich wields a breathtaking narrative of a tragic accident resulting in one family giving their son to another to keep as their own. As the years pass and the mutual pain of both families eventually begins to heal, their tenuous peace […]

School menus — Aug. 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Oriental chicken, rice and garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, assorted fresh fruit, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Grilled chicken/cheese sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup and ranch, sidekicks, fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. […]

Travel: Cool, scenic Silver City

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Part of the Tour of the Gila Race takes place on the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway, a 93-mile route around Silver City.

For travelers who love the cool mountain air and scenic wilderness, Silver City is located on the Western side of the state and offers some spectacular opportunities for photography and adventures. In order to take advantage of the mountain scenery, drive to Carrizozo, then continue west to Interstate-25 where a left turn heading south will […]

Shelburne: Worth knowing how little we know

Not long ago, one of my favorite columnists, George Will, wrote a column about his favorite columnist, William Zinsser. Zinsser died last year at the age of 92, an amazingly accomplished writer, editor, and teacher. He was literally the man who wrote the book on writing well. On Writing Well has sold over 1.5 million […]

Baptist Student Union offers faith, fellowship

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Dag Sewell, director of the Baptist Student Union Christian Challenge and Eastern New Mexico University religion instructor, prepares ice cream for their ice cream social event Wednesday evening.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER For Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) students, on-campus organizations such as the Baptist Student Union (BSU) offer a chance to engage in a friendly community environment while exercising their faith in a welcoming place. ENMU students said events such as the BSU’s ice cream social event, hosted Wednesday evening, […]

Military spouse connects with yoga

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Iwona Tanen, in a mermaid pose, is the owner of 575 Yoga Studio.

Iwona was born and raised in Poland. She lived in the UK for 5 years and received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts for painting. She has 3 younger sisters whom she considers her best friends. She describes herself as having been a hyper child and always had a lot of friends. She started doing […]

Terry: Nipper had a habit of sleeping like the dead

Dogs, like some of the rest of us mammals, are creatures of habit. The two we’ve got now and the many that have passed on quickly became an open book to anyone who pays just a little bit of attention to their habits. Our big dog has always loved his stuffed toys or as we […]

Hartsfield: Knowing yourself key to style

While we all have our own unique approach to style. There are a few qualities that those who are considered fashionable have in common. For starters, style is the greatest introduction of oneself. Designer Rachel Zoe said it simply, ‘Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.’ A great sense […]