On the shelves — Sept. 29

These book are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The College Basketball Book” by Greg Kelly contains 256 super-sized pages of photographs and text marking the mammoth personalities, larger-than-life moments, heartbreaking defeats and enormously entertaining stories from Hall of Fame writers who covered college basketball over the last 50 years. “Game of My Life: New […]

Anniversary — Sept. 29

Roberts Audie and Billie Roberts of Portales will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Oct. 2, 1948. in Dublin, Texas. They have six children, 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is a retired […]

Because of Jesus we have love

Joan Clayton

Imagine living in a world without love. I heard the story of a little boy who was asked to give some blood to save his sister’s life. He said “Yes,” with no hesitation. After the transfusion the doctor noticed tears in the little boy’s eyes. He asked the boy why he was crying. He replied, […]

The “Pop of Death” and Finding God’s Instructions

Curtis Shelburne

I started writing this two weeks ago, hoping that before I finished it, I’d know the end of the story. It was a Sunday afternoon. That means the dog and I had an appointment for a nap, but man’s best friend was away visiting other family and friends, including her real owner, so I had […]

Our People: Animal art traction

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Though Patsy Delk is active in the Clovis community, recognition of her art might proceed her from time to time. A former art teacher and an accomplished artist in her own right, Delk is the woman behind the painted Jersey cows that stand around town as part of 2009’s Curry County centennial celebration. Her work […]

Rainy days depressing? Not in my world

Country singer Luke Bryan said it best: “Start washin’ all our troubles down the drain. Rain is a good thing.” I have no idea where my umbrella is and I’m still not too worried about it. I have searched under a few car seats and in a few closets. But I don’t want to jinx […]

Senior Happenings — Sept. 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m., Bingo; Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Presentation on Medicaid, noon; Dance, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5/person); 1 p.m., Bingo. Thursday: 9 […]

On the Shelves — Sept. 22

The following books are available at:   Clovis-Carver Public Library Kearny’s March: The Epic Creation of the American West 1846-1847 by Winston Groom documents the mission by General Stephen Watts Kearny that expanded the United States territory to the Pacific, recounting the formidable dangers faced by his cavalrymen and the roles played by others such […]

Club Notes — Sept. 22

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Sept. 11, with President, Julie Nickles presiding. Esther Bargas led the pledges. Jan Smartnick led the Club Collect, and the invocation was given by Teresa Howard. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved, and the treasurer’s report was filed. The budget for 2013-2014 was discussed and […]

Even ordinary is amazing

Observations on nature from a random, though perhaps not normal, week in New Mexico’s natural world: The special events began last weekend, on a trip back through the caprock. The scenario that unfolded may seem scary to some, yecchy to some, and something to be kept far away from for others. The last part may […]

Fabric, skin care tips coming up

Information on organic skin care products, growing pumpkins and gourds, and making ottomans and tuffets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Vincene Parrinello is the founder of Wai Hope Organic Skincare, and she’s going to talk about why more women and men are turning to organic […]

Birthdays — Sept. 22

Spradlin Margurette Spradlin of Clovis celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday at Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by Don Spradlin, Dana Spradlin, Tami Spradlin and Mary Spradlin Simeone. Margurette Spradlin was born Sept. 19, 1913. in Hollis, Okla. She has four children, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

School menus — Sept. 15

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — breakfast pizza. Lunch — meat and cheese nachos, garden salad and ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch — popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast -pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, […]

On the shelves — Sept. 15

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Hiring For Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to recruiting Star Performers With Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude by Mark Murphy reveals what attitudes you need for your organization and gives you the tools to recruit the right talent, reduce your risk of hiring the wrong person, […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 15

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dance 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5 / person (Clovis); 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis), Thursday: […]

Our people: Standing his ground

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Jeff Essary, left, and his son Andrew play in his haygrazer crop in his farm south of Floyd.

Don’t be fooled by his stature. Those who know him say Jeff Essary’s heart is bigger than he is. Although farming is what he knows and loves, the 40-year-old has put his hand in nearly every thread the Floyd community is made of. In addition to being a volunteer firefighter, Essary serves on Floyd’s school […]

Journey best part of marriage

Two weddings in one summer is a record for me. I think I can nearly count all the weddings I’ve been to in my life on one hand. So two sets of out-of-town nuptials in a couple of months has me thinking I could be a wedding planner. Both weddings, one my nephew’s and the […]

Cake decorating, cooking salmon featured topics

Information on basic cake decorating, cooking salmon and watermelon and decluttering our lives will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands in Woodridge, Ill., and she’s going to show how to use icing dots, zigzags and lines to turn a simple chocolate cake into […]

That September day a bit obscure

There’s a song by Alan Jackson that poses a question; whether we’ve heard the song or not, and most of us probably have, the question is one we’ve all asked: What did you do when you were made aware of the events that transpired on Sept. 11, 2001? I was, personally, nowhere that I would […]

Senior Happenings — Sept. 8

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales); 12 p.m. pool tournament (Clovis) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dance 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5 / person (Clovis); 1 p.m. […]