Pintores Artist of the Month — June 2014

Doris Skoog Wallace I grew up in Illinois and became an art teacher at Northern Illinois University. After a teaching a year in Illinois, I moved to Clovis as did my dad’s sister Eldie Skoog Johnson, did so years before. I taught elementary art at Center School, Lincoln Jackson, Eugene Field and La Casita. When […]

Nieka Style: Dumb dressing can afflict anybody

I have to admit there are some shows I watch purely for the fashion. When watching a program the first thing I notice is a person’s styling sensibility or lack there of. I tune in to be inspired by something or someone fabulous. Either that or I end up critiquing the one that needs help […]

On the Shelves — June 15

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Hatfields and the McCoys by Bruce Wexler explores the historic feud that ran for nearly three decades between two iconic American families, beginning with the two patriarchs that started it all, and revealing how this terrible episode became the symbol of pointless and bitter […]

Senior calendar — June 15

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); […]

Santa Fe visit need not drain entire paycheck

Three hours, on a good day, with the wind at your back. Three and a half hours, under a more normal time frame. In all, to make it even more appealing, those are pretty easy drive hours. I’m talking about the time frame needed to get to Santa Fe. With all of that, one might […]

Anniversaries — June 15

Crume Elwyn and Patricia Crume of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2014. The were married June 11, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. They have three children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

High-tech signs, low art value

A popular song from my youth decried the use of signs as stepping on our freedoms. “Signs, signs, everywhere a sign, blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind. “Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the signs,” proclaimed the song by Five Man Electrical Group. They say signs have been around since before formal […]

Our People: Passion for helping pets

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Wendy Turner loves her job as a secretary at Eastern New Mexico University’s communicative disorders office, but her true passion is rescuing animals. For years Turner has been rescuing dogs around Portales and trying to give good home to each one. Turner is hosting a pet microchip clinic at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June […]

Never get tired of puppy love

Relief from our boring lives arrived last week in the form of a six-pound ball of canine fuzz. Miss Maggie showed up on the doorstep of my downtown office, next to a busy U.S. highway. When I spied her as I crossed the street she was doing the opposite of the “Little Doggie in the […]

Creative Living — June 8

Information on creating a faux brick wall, using dried and fresh figs and ways to make “green décor” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and noon Thursday Whether you want to cover up a plain wall in your home or create a faux brick wall, Barbara Wurden […]

Davis: Summer great time to give animal new hope

It happened to be New Orleans, but it happens everywhere. It’s not the worst thing one can do to an animal member of one’s family, but it happens so often that it’s worth mention anyway, in the hopes that some will change their behavior. The people who do this, after all, aren’t being intentionally cruel. […]

Nieka Style: When mixing metals, tread lightly

Mixing gold and silver jewelry used to be an anomaly to me but I find myself pairing these two metals together more and more. I would say I wear a little more gold than I do silver. But I find it easier today to pair these two together because styling today seems to have much […]

Anniversaries — June 8

Funk Warren Funk and Janie Funk of Portales plan to celebrate their 60th year anniversary 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ on Third and Kilgore in Portales. The celebration is to be hosted by their children. The couple was married June 4, 1954, in Albuquerque. They have three children, seven grandchildren and five […]

Engagements — June 8

Bloch-Perales Jennifer Diomede and Darryl Perales of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Samantha Perales of Albuquerque, to Tyler Bloch of Albuquerque, son of Jane Bloch and Russell Bloch of Battlecreek, Michigan. The couple will exchange vows July 11, 2014, at Desert Greens in Albuquerque. The reception will follow. The bride-elect […]

Honors — June 8

Dewitt Tara Marie Dewitt, School of Engineering and Computer Science, of Clovis, was named to the dean’s list for Fall at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. […]

Senior Calendar — June 8

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). […]

On the Shelves — June 8

These publications are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the city of Clovis floodplain management program, the library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs, including maps of local floodplains, manuals for designing or retrofitting structures, handbooks on residential repair, guidelines for erosion control, and similar topics.  Librarians will […]

Club Notes — June 8

Curry County and Area Republican Women The May meeting of Curry County Republican Women was called to order by President Laquita Terry. Thirty-two members, associate members and guests were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Party chairman, reminded the group to vote in the June 3 primary. Area candidates Andrea Reeb, Greg Southard, Sam […]

Honor Rolls — June 8

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Arts Academy at Bella Vista Third grade A Honor roll Jessica Ceron Malik Daniels Amasa Dixon Aviana Hall Sanora Luscombe Genevieve Martin Felicity Martinez Marisa Meier David Mendoza Ryen O’Neill-Henry Elena Padgett Angel Sisneros Jace Strickland Madison Williams Quinton Williams A/B […]

On the shelves — June 1

Clovis-Carver Public Library Sports Illustrated Baseball’s Greatest polls the experts to determine the top 10 in more than 20 categories of players, teams and games, along with stunning photography and classic stories from the archives of Sports Illustrated magazine. A King’s Ransom by Sharon Penman gets inside the hearts and minds of real-life characters in […]