Still going strong

Lewis Cooper joined the Texico Volunteer Fire Department fin 1964. He has served as chief since 1989.

At the age of 75, Lewis Cooper has no plans to slow down in his post as chief of the Texico Volunteer Fire Department. Originally from Portales, Cooper went to basic training in the late 1950s and served in the Army Reserve for 13 years. He retired after 39 years with Helton Oil in 2000, […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 8-ball pool tournament, 10 a.m. $5. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; […]

Club notes

The Meals on Wheels Board of Directors met Jan. 21. President Phyllis Davidson opened the meeting, with following members in attendance: George Boal, Cleta Cook, Pam Kamradt, Mary Weigl, Harold Wuest and executive coordinator Sherry Turner. Turner provided the monthly report showing 781 meals were delivered in December, with 11,026 meals delivered during calendar year […]

Castaways will always be stranded on island

Karl Terry

Castaway for half a century Gilligan, the Skipper and all the passengers of the S.S. Minnow are back in the spotlight recently. As TVLand prepared to reintroduce audiences to the shipwrecked seven this past week the Professor (actor Russell Johnson) died of old age. That’s right the show’s egg-headed heartthrob was whisked from the island […]

School menus — Jan. 26

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast- breakfast pizza. Lunch – beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – cinnamon roll. Lunch -chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch, fruity Jell-O. Wednesday: Breakfast – mini pancakes. Lunch – pig in a blanket, garden salad with ranch, green beans, fresh fruit, […]

On the shelves — Jan. 26

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Legacy of the Purple Heart was given by Lillian Higgs in memory of Wayne Higgs. More than a history of the nation’s oldest military decoration, this volume commemorates the extraordinary sacrifices of hundreds of American servicemen who were recognized for their service, and tells the human […]

Every Super Bowl has good components

Every several years, it seems like a good idea to review the pieces and components which contribute to a good celebration of the Super Bowl. Needless to say, this celebration takes a different form when the teams are of neutral value to the one doing the planning. In my case, the teams with intense loyalty […]

All humans worship someone or something

Human beings are inherently religious. We will worship someone or something. Of course, some folks claim to believe in no god. Truth be told, the deity they refuse to bow before and direct prayers to is rarely a god of the “to whom the universe may concern” generic variety; it’s almost always the Judeo-Christian “God.” […]

It’s a wonder I survived childhood

It’s a wonder those of my generation and older are alive today. Somehow, we’re still here despite our reckless ways. As a young tike I usually stood in the front seat of my mom’s car or my dad’s pickup as they barreled down the road. Seatbelts, if we had them at all in the car, […]

Mini albums featured on upcoming show

Information on making a birthday gift card holder, time savers for quilting, and making a mini album will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lisa Rojas is a mixed media artist and designer, and she’s going use a Big Shot cutting machine to make a birthday gift card […]

Investment in children never wasted

There she goes again, at her swim club practice-my granddaughter Mikayla, who throws herself with joyous abandon into whatever sport she is playing. In previous years, it has been basketball, but inherently tricky knees seemed to make swimming, which she excels at anyway, the viable option. Worst case scenario, she decides she doesn’t like to […]

Personal style matures like other things

While flipping through a magazine the other day, I was thinking about how an individual’s style evolves as they get older. The way you look at yourself and the world matures. It is destined that your style will expand, too. Friday is the day we get to pull out our jeans for work. I just […]

People make Clovis friendly fit for Vietnam native

Emily Crowe: Clovis Media Inc.
Jon Huynh, a native of Saigon, Vietnam, moved to the United States in 1994. He is the owner of Creative Nails in Clovis.

Opportunity and freedom brought Jon Huynh’s parents to the United States back in the 1980s. Originally from Saigon, Vietnam, Huynh ventured to the U.S. himself in 1994, and eventually settled in Clovis. The 38-year-old is the owner of Creative Nails at Hilltop Plaza in Clovis. Her has a 12-year-old daughter who attends Yucca Middle School. […]

School menus — Jan. 19

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No School — MLK Day Tuesday: Breakfast — banana bread. Lunch — goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers with ranch, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — taco boat and salsa. Lunch — mac and cheese, green beans, veggie slices and ranch, fresh fruit, whole wheat roll. Thursday: Breakfast […]

On the shelves — Jan. 19

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children by Torkel Klingberg draws on the insights of neuroscience to explain why some ten-year-olds perform at the level of a fourteen-year-old while others at that of a six-year-old, and provides a variety of techniques that can improve our […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 19

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; Loteria (Spanish […]

Club notes — Jan. 19

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club’s monthly meeting was held Jan. 8. President Jacque Wuest called the meeting to order. Bobbi Lyons provided refreshments. Donna Whitfield won the door prize. Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell, guest speaker, informed club members of future ongoing plans for our city parks. All the old Siberian Elms are […]

Caution: Laughter May Cause a Rise in Blood Pressure

One of my favorite Christmas gifts this year is, no kidding, a doormat, one with a label proclaiming, “This perfectly fine if not certainly adequate DOORMAT is Made in the USA.” This fine doormat was bundled with some other gifts, one of which was a prodigious chunk of fine blue cheese. A love of blue […]

Getting back on the horse

Colt Prather, 22, talks about his family, bronc riding and other subjects Thursday at a local restaurant. Prather competed in the Southwest Bronc Riders Association Bronc Stomp in Clovis on Saturday, along with his cousin, fellow bronc rider Pecos Prather.

Less than four months ago, Colt Prather was dragged off a bronc, slammed against a pen door, trampled, and walked away from the incident missing just a patch of hair and nursing a painful stinger. Prather has shaken off the bumps and bruises and was back on the bronc during Saturday’s Bronc Stomp at the […]

Too many shoes? Never

D'Nieka Hartsfield

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but what does she love just as much? Her shoes of course. A woman can never have too many pairs. There are just too many styles to choose from. So many jaw-dropping choices that even a person like myself who loathes long hours of shopping will spend a full […]