Homemade treat tastes just like Christmas

Sometimes cravings have to be honored — especially when it’s a Christmas craving. My little sister and I started talking about Christmas candy, or the lack thereof these days. In particular, we both pined for a homemade peanut patty. Smooth and creamy made with fresh Portales Valencia peanuts. It was one candy we always had […]

Borden: Domino crafts on coming show

Information on making hand-crafted leather purses and jewelry, using dominoes to make craft items and ways to use transfer art on clothing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain) Artist, designer and model Monica Duran has created a collection of […]

Hartsfield: Still time for handmade gifts

There are only five more days until Christmas and if you’re the procrastinator that I am, you probably still have some shopping to do. Here are some last minute gift ideas that I found online for friends and family: • Box of money. It’s not just a shoebox filled with money. One last-minute gift giver […]

Club notes — Dec. 20

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Dec. 8 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Jeanette Spriggs presented Laquita Terry with a beautiful plaque for her six years as president and thanked Laquita for her years of service to CCRW. Candace Morrison received final sale of tickets for the fundraiser drawing of the two handmade jeweled crosses. Drawing […]

Senior calendar — Dec. 20

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exercise equip; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. pinochle; 4:30 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Closed Friday: Christmas Day Saturday: 4 […]

Activity, music important to music leader

Aguirre

Editor’s note: The following is the final in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. David Aguirre has been the worship/music leader at the Baptist Student Center in Portales since November. What are some hobbies and activities you enjoy outside of your position? I like to be involved in physical activities; […]

Shelburne: Put spiritual first this Christmas

I hope Christmas is a wonderful, “wonder-filled,” time for you. If our hearts are prepared and ready for it, it can be. Hence (and this is fodder for another column), the very good sense of having a time of real preparation before Christmas. (Look up “Advent” if the word jingles no bells.) I know. A […]

School menus — Dec. 13

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Cinnamon roll. Lunch- Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Hot dog on a bun, sweet potato fries, seasoned green beans, fruit sidekicks. Wednesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, […]

Show to feature quilting, stress-free cooking

By Cheryl Borden Creative Living Information on quilting, stress-free cooking and using a double-cord presser foot will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain) Marci Baker is a quilter and author, and she’s taught many people how to quilt.  She’ll talk […]

Gift tips for the fashion conscious

D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Vogue.com Senior Fashion Writer Marjon Carlos captured my attention in her recent headline, “Why You Should Never Buy a Fashion Person Fashion.” This article touched home with me because I have tried to get this same message across to close family and friends for years. For instance, my husband has bought […]

On the shelves — Dec. 13

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Far End of Happy,” by Kathryn Craft. Ronnie’s husband is supposed to move out today, but when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk with a shotgun in the front seat, she realized nothing about the day will go as planned. A chilling story […]

Ready to relax and watch the lights

By Karl Terry Local columnist It’s December and there’s no doubt that we need a little Christmas. But last week I have to admit I questioned a few times if we needed it right this very moment. I’m not sure why we seem to have to get most of our major Christmas events in within […]

Bailiff enjoys slower life of high plains

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
McDonald is a bailiff for the Ninth Judicial District. He has kept order in the court for five years.

Bio Name: Shawn McDonald Age: 37 Profession: Bailiff for Ninth Judicial District Hometown: Clovis Family: Son, Chase McDonald, 5; girlfriend, Eryn Davidson, 30. Shawn McDonald was born and raised in New Jersey. He left the fast pace of the city and journeyed to the high plains of Clovis just five years ago for family and […]

Senior happenings — Dec. 13

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exercise equip; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. pinochle; 4:30 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. Christmas party Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Craft […]

Professional sees bright side of life

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Mary Gray is the executive secretary at the Eastern Plains Council of Government.

Mary Gray was raised in Tipton, Oklahoma. From the time she was five years old until she graduated, she lived in a children’s home with her three sisters. She didn’t have parents at a young age, but Gray never thought she was at a loss growing up. She said she had everything she needed and […]

Terry: Catalog season wife’s particular brand of bliss

Most people grit their teeth when the junk mail volume rises — not my wife. My companion is in heaven when the catalog count goes up prior to Christmas. On Thanksgiving week she topped out with a full dozen in one mail delivery alone. I think it’s safe to say the catalog census for that […]

Hartsfield: Time for new do

What does a girl do when she’s having a bad hair day? Normally, she just pulls it back in a ponytail until she can decide what to do with it. In my most recent experiences, I’ve either wrapped it in a scarf or have worn a big braid or two. But those simple hairdos and […]

Borden: Edible rubber stamping on upcoming show

Information on painting sewing machine and sergers, rubber-stamping cookies and using no bake polymer clay to make fall home décor items will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain) Clare Rowley will show how to use acrylic paint and a template […]

School menus — Dec. 6

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- French toast. Lunch- Chicken nuggets, green beans, sliced tomato, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Soft taco and salsa, spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Hamburger on a bun, bake French fries, leafy […]

Senior calendar — Dec. 6

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exercise equip; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Craft sale; 8:45 a.m. board […]