Every Christmas a toy story for someone

Toys and Christmas just seem to go together, at least in America, for about a century or so. Even back in my grandpa’s time, children in the early 1900s received a toy for Christmas. Well, actually, the favorite story was about the toy that almost wasn’t. Apparently young Clyde Matthew Davis, my grandpa’s given name, […]

Upcoming show to feature chia seeds

Information on using Chia seeds in a Paleo diet, making a custom upholstered headboard, and using fondant to make ruffles and bows will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and dietitian Carol Fenster will talk about the Paleo diet and what it consists of, as well […]

Clubt Notes — Dec. 22

Portales Woman’s Club The Portales Woman’s Club met on Dec. 11, with President Julie Nickles presiding. Beth Banda led the pledges and collect. Doncella Caywood gave the invocation. Fifteen members and one guest were present. Minutes from the previous meeting were approved. The treasurer’s report was filed. Banda won the door prize. A sign up […]

Anniversaries — Dec. 22

Aragon Zenon Aragon and Ida Aragon of Olathe, Kan., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5 in Des Moines, Iowa. The celebration was hosted by the Aragon family. The couple was married Oct. 5, 1963, in Clovis. They have four children and 11 grandchildren. They are both retired.

Engagements — Dec. 22

Jones-Kilmer J.D. Jones and Julie Jones of Slaton, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jaryn Jones of Lubbock, to Kevin Kilmer, of Lubbock, son of Eddie Kilmer And Leslie Kilmer of Rio Rancho. The couple will exchange vows March 15, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Slaton. The reception […]

On the shelves — Dec. 22

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter introduces Scotland Yard’s Chief Inspector Nicholas Drummond, who learns that the Koh-i-Noor diamond from the Queen Mother’s crown has been stolen from an exhibit in New York and the caretaker has been murdered, sending him around the globe in search of […]

Birthdays — Dec. 22

A 90th birthday celebration for Laura B. Loflin was being held  Saturday at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center in Clovis. The celebration was to be hosted by Collene Baldwin, June Baldwin-Jeter and Laura White. Loflin was born Dec. 20,1923, in Portales. She has two children, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Births — Dec. 22

Eaton Isaiah Taylor Eaton was born Oct. 24, 2013, at Texas Tech Medical Center in Lubbock to Michael Eaton and Meredith Eaton of Portales. His grandparents are Ronnie Eaton and Charlotte Eaton of Clovis and Max Jordan and Cindy Jordan of Chelmsford, Mass. His great-grandparents are Dolores Jordan of Clearwater, Fla., Annette Zastrow of Cordova, […]

Senior Calendar — Dec. 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Closed for Holiday Wednesday: Closed for Holiday Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; Loteria (Spanish bingo),1 p.m.; Senior commodities (Portales). Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities Daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities: Quilting and sewing, coffee […]


The family of Daniel Driscoll is holding a raffle for Raggedy Ann and Andy Doll Sets. Tickets are $2. Proceeds will help cover the cost of medical bills associated with Daniel’s eye surgery. The family is also accepting donations at James Polk Stone Community Bank (Clovis and Portales locations) under the account name, Sonia Forshee […]

Room planning, cake decorating featured — Sheryl Borden

Information on basic cupcake decorating, using an online room planner to arrange furniture, and staging a home when selling will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to show how to do a variety of techniques that make decorating cupcakes, cookies […]

Wildlife encounters inevitable

I caught a reality television show the other night where the homesteading Alaska family was faced with a rash of porcupine quills in first a dog then a horse and a calf. Boy that brought back memories. I’ve had the odd dog now and then stuck with a few quills, but one night when we […]

School menus

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, ranch mashed potatoes, cucumber coins with ranch dressing, chilled fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch— Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza and […]

On the shelves

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Lion’s Clubs in the 21st Century by Paul Martin is the story of the human spirit giving at its very best and the civic organization that has evolved into one of the world’s most powerful forces for humanitarian progress. Lions Club International by Jesse Russell tells […]

Fashionista from way back — D’Nieka Hartsfield

My name is D’Nieka Hartsfield. Most people call me Nieka. I grew up in Clovis. I work for the Clovis Media Inc. newspapers and am the most fabulous and fashionably fantastic person in our newsrooms. I am just kidding about the work part. David Stevens, my editor, thinks our readers would like to see a […]

Senior calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales); (Clovis location closed) Tuesday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Monthly meeting, 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Monthly birthday […]

Plenty of local present options — Clyde Davis

Here it was, the ideal gift, or should I say the ideal three gifts, found in a local small business (an art gallery located between Clovis and Texico), on Small Business Saturday. The three gifts are the ideal gifts for spouse, stepdaughter, and granddaughter. It’s part of an annual routine … trying to patronize local […]

Not your average Joe

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Joe Whitehurst of Portales stands with a delivery of bikes to Clovis Community College Friday. Whitehurst has been president of the Clovis Lions Club for three years.

Name: Joe Whitehurst Hometown: Friona Lives in: Portales Age: 70 Occupation: Retired truck driver for Walmart, private gun seller. Family: Wife: Vickie Wilkerson, Children: Chelsea Wilkerson, Zee Bilal, Lacy Keith, Reggie Shaw and Jody Coleman. Joe Whitehurst has been throughout the country, but considers west Texas and eastern New Mexico as his home. The retired […]

Football no longer as tough

Karl Terry

Football has gone soft since my day. The NFL in particular has added so many rules to protect their multi-million-dollar investments that it’s not even the same game. Back in the good old days we had a name for a quarterback that couldn’t take a hit — PANSY. Of course back in that day all […]

Centerpiece ideas on upcoming show

Sheryl Borden

Information on creating a monochromatic centerpiece and making duck tape rosettes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Casey Schwartz is a floral designer and co-owner of Flower Duet, and she’s going to show how to use all white flowers to create a clean monochromatic low centerpiece. This […]