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 […]

Borden: Colorbox ink pad demo on coming show

Information on turning old linens into something new, cooking with Johnny Vee, and making a classic mug rug will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Lisa Rojas is going to demonstrate how to create use Colorbox ink pads to turn […]

School menus — Aug. 14

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch – Turkey and cheese croissant, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit, oatmeal cookie, fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast- Frudel. Lunch – Mac […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 14

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: 8:30 […]

Travel: Abiquiu a ‘stunning place to visit’

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At Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu is the home of painting artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Abiquiu sits between Carson National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve.

The Department of New Mexico Tourism has listed Abiquiu as one of the “14 stunning places to visit (and photograph) in New Mexico before you die.” This picturesque setting is the location of Ghost Ranch, home of Georgia O’Keeffe and, a conference center and living museum. Driving time from Clovis to Abiquiu will take about […]

Rodriguez: Mary, not Hillary, most powerful woman

What if I told you that the most powerful woman in the world is not Hillary Clinton? In a global best-seller, the most powerful woman speaks but a few words. Soldiers, artists, actors, government officials, rich and poor, even Olympic medalists, call upon her. She is the subject of a signature work by famous Italian […]

Shelburne: None of the above, please

For the many years I’ve been writing this column, I’ve tried to avoid being political, and I intend to keep trying. But I feel oddly at peace with making occasional comments that stand a good chance of making everybody — conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, red or blue, right-leaning or left-leaning, or just leaning […]

St. Helens to host annual festival in September

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St. Helen Catholic Church is hosting their annual Fiesta Sept. 9-11 at the church. The event will include games, food and kids activities, plus the newly added reverse raffle.

STAFF REPORT St. Helen Catholic Church is hosting their annual fiesta Sept. 9-11 to raise money for the church with fun activities, food and raffle drawings. Fiesta Co-chair Emma Britton said the weekend event is the only annual fundraiser the church holds. “We celebrate the feast day of our patron saint, St. Helen,” said Britton. […]

Busy teen off screen

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David Loveday shoots his final commercial for the Bank of Clovis on Thursday with Randy Harris, left.

David Loveday was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. His family came to Clovis in 2006. He is the son of Becky and David Loveday. He has attended Bella Vista Arts Academy, Cameo Elementary and Yucca Middle School last year where he was in FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), Spanish club and science […]

Terry: Need to up my bird knowledge game

We very nearly collected a specimen in the grill as my wife and I headed out to the naturalist talk on birding at Oasis State Park recently. “Bob White quail” I told my wife as I slowed to let the juvenile birds cross the highway. She missed them. My wife has long accused me of […]

Hartsfield: Matching sets still a thing

Matching tops and bottoms are definitely not a thing of the past. Whether it’s a cropped top short set or a ladies pants suit, ladies and gents alike can reach back into time and pull out some of their favorite two-piece looks. In workout gear, you may have noticed more two-piece leggings with complementary cropped-top […]

Borden: Embroidery decoupage on coming show

Information on making double slider cards and using Paintstiks to embellish garments 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 make a double slider card, […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 potluck; 6 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. – […]

Cool, clear waters of Santa Rosa

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Blue Hole in Santa Rosa is fed by an underground source and is a constant 62 degrees.

A short drive from Clovis / Portales, about 104 miles and just under two hours from Clovis, is the small community of Santa Rosa, offering visitors a great weekend getaway. Here, along Interstate 40, is where historic Route 66 has been a door to the West, and Santa Rosa has always welcomed visitors due to […]