Engagements: Sept. 9

Pettigrew-Whitaker Edna Pettigrew of Broadview announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Falon Pettigrew of Clovis, to Troy Whitaker of Amarillo, son of Anita Whitaker of Amarillo and Roger and Sherri Whittaker of Burleson, Texas. The ceremony will be at Allen Hall in Grady. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of New Mexico […]

On the shelves: Sept. 9

The following books and materials are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Rosetta Stone: Spanish and Rosetta Stone: English are available at the library on dedicated computers with audio and video interactive lessons that make it possible to master a new language and learn to read, speak, listen, and write with the ease and skill of […]

We’re on sports overload

As we've plunged headlong into another football season, I can't help but wonder at my own tendency to find it hard to get interested in any sport, even those I enjoy watching, until we are approaching the time when the games seem to matter more. Even in July, when everyone from my native area knew […]

Dogs’ livin’ large cost me in court

Knowing I had a column due later in the day, my mind began to wander as my wife and I sat in the municipal court waiting room. One of my first thoughts was that the source of our problem, the family pooch parade should be there instead of me. After all, I wasn't even home […]

Our people: Sharen Martinez

Sharen Martinez worked at a local clothing store for two years then decided she wanted to progress her career in sales. Her next step would move her toward her goal of becoming a district manager for Journey's apparrel store. Two months ago Martinez started as a part-time sales rep at Journey's. She was named store […]

Artists of the month – Sept. 2

Bradburn Bradburn Anita Lucille (Fulton) Bradburn was president of Pintores Art League (2001-2003) and a charter member of Pintores Art League. She also served as past president, secretary and treasurer of Clovis-Portales Art Council and co-chairman with ENMU's Dale Hamlett of the council's International Art Shows. Bradburn has exhibited in numerous local and national shows. […]

Birthday – Sept. 2

Stockard Stockard Celia Stockard of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Melrose, celebrated her 80th birthday on Aug. 4 in Dallas with her children and grandchildren. She was born Aug. 18, 1932.

Engagements – Sept. 2

Beckwith-Sanford Beckwith-Sanford Larry and Cheri Strasser of Gobles, Mich., and Pam Strasser of Austin, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Patricia Joy Beckwith of Clovis, to James Patrick Sanford of Austin, son of Patricia and the late John Sanford of Austin. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 2, 2012, at The […]

On the shelves – Sept. 2

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self," by Joseph Galliano was given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of Jamie Ingle. Often handwritten and shown alongside a photograph of the writer, letters written by 60 celebrities to their younger selves present intimate, moving, and […]

Honors – Sept. 2

Smart The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced on Aug. 8 that Clovis High School student James W. Smart has been selected for membership. The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member […]

Club notes – Sept. 2

Rotary Club of Clovis The Rotary Club of Clovis sponsored a block party with the Christian Believers Education Association on Aug.18 at the Gatewood apartments in Clovis. Rotary provided backpacks for 75 students that were filled with school supplies provided by Rotary Club members. They were passed out to the older children and youths. Sack […]

Senior happenings – Sept. 2

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch Wednesday: Garage sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mexican Train. Thursday: Lubbock shopping trip; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch Friday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch; 1 p.m. Pinochle.; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. […]

Holiday crafts featured on show

Information on holiday crafts, family traditions, and decorating a mantle or bookcase will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jann Johnson is a designer and crafter from New York city, and she will show how to make some crafts for various holidays, […]

School menus – Sept. 2

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Labor Day, no school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft taco, salsa, lettuce, tomato, orange. Thursday: Breakfast — Smucker's waffle. Lunch — Corn dog, baked beans, zucchini coins w/ranch, […]

Important to respect wildlife

Walking along the new walking trail, off of Prince Street, we heard an odd, high pitched call, repeated several times. The time was twilight, and the shadows were deepening. Looking up into the wooded area, we saw a form which seemed to be the reason for the yapping sound, which was being repeated. Janice thought […]

Cooling systems spoil me

I admire our country's 19th century pioneers for a lot of reasons. Facing down wild Indians, working hard and plowing with mules, cooking on a wood stove, communicating without Facebook and otherwise living life large. But stop some day when it's 105 degrees outside and wonder how they ever made do without air conditioning. All […]

Our people: All the right moves

Lorelei Taylor grew up in Berkeley, Calif., lived in different areas of the West Coast and moved to Portales in 1996. Taylor started practicing yoga in 1971 and has studied under prominent Hindu yoga teachers in California, India and Bali. Taylor's dance career began at age 7 with classical ballet; she discovered modern dance at […]

Bible studies focus on spirituality

Rick Wilcher, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Portales, joked and laughed with other church members Thursday night before beginning their evening Bible study on the book of Revelation. "I learn a whole lot more from them than they learn from me," Wilcher, who leads the Bible study, said of the class members. He […]

Let God handle your burdens

Did you ever get in such a place that everything just didn't seem to work out? I forgot an appointment. I accidentally dropped a bowl of oatmeal and it went all over the kitchen. A cat slept on top of our car and scratched it trying to get off when I scared him. Those are […]

On the shelves: Aug. 26

The following books are available at : Clovis-Carver Public Library "Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West by Eva Respini was given by Joanne Burns in memory of Katrina Skarda Green. Through more than 130 photographs by over 70 photographers from the infancy of photography in the 1850's to the present day, this […]