Reunions – May 19

Class of 1948 celebrated their 65th anniversary on April 20. Front row, from left, Gloria Crain Wicker, Virginia Beckwith, Lucy Hardestry Harrison, Naomi Brandon Williams, Chris Laughlin Barnett and Jane Ann Marshall Berry. Back row, from left, Billy Neil Williams, Charles Tosh, Wilma Vaughan Fulgham, Barbara River Howell, Frank Barnett, Robbie Purselley Payne, Lorraine Waggoner […]

Anniversaries – May 19

Gomez Joe and Maria Gomez of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2013, at the American Legion in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by children and grandchildren. The couple was married May 31, 1953, in Clovis. They have six children, 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is retired from the Pepsi-Cola […]

Engagements – May 19

Sultemeier-Smith Brad and Lisa Sultemeier of Fredericksburg, Texas, along with Bro. Steve and Kathy Smith of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Ami Elizabeth Sultemeier and Jeremy Glen Smith. The couple will exchange vows 2 p.m. June 1, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, with a reception to follow. The […]

Senior Happenings – May 19

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Abuelitos Bingo Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.- […]

On the Shelves – May 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Exploring Britain's Castles: Celebrating Britain's Magnificent Architectural Legacy paints a vivid picture of the kings, queens, feudal lords, and ladies who lived in some of the most atmospheric fortresses in England, Wales, and Scotland that dominate the landscape down to this day. The Intercept: A Jeremy […]

Creative Living: Quilting, skin care coming on shows

Information on creating background designs for quilts and new findings in skincare products will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Quilter and designer Laura Murray will demonstrate what she calls "playing in the grid." She will show how to use a paintstik primer on the background fabric and […]

I’m not just related; I’m one of them

It seems I couldn't swing a dead cat around here without hitting a kissin' cousin. Said another way: "I've got more shirt-tail relatives than I can shake a stick at." Or: "My kinfolk hereabouts are more plentiful than warts on a frog." I've worked in Portales, Clovis and Tucumcari and wherever I find myself, the […]

Our People: Busy baker

Sharla Beevers co-owned Pawpaw's Pet Grooming in Clovis until she had a stroke in June 2008. The stroke paralyzed the left side of her body, and although she is walking now, she is not fully recovered. KEVIN BAIRD: CMI photo Sharla Beevers gets ready to make chocolate peanut butter cookies. Beevers, 33, discovered a passion […]

In my mind, I’ve gone to Carolina

"In my mind I'm gone to Carolina," sings James Taylor. Ever since my mind and the rest of me went to Carolina last week, that tune's been playing in my head, and it still is now that we're home. Do you mind a little travel note this week? It's not hard to fall in love […]

On The Shelves

The follow books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Nelson Mandela: A Force for Freedom by Christina Scott chronicles the remarkable life of one of the world's most revered and popular public figures whose name is synonymous with the long, bitter struggle to rid South Africa of a racist regime and replace it with […]

School Menus

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad & 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, […]

Senior happenings

Clovis La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Abuelitos Bingo Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9 […]

Fire tower one of state’s many hidden gems

It looks like a lighthouse, this forest service fire tower hidden in plain sight on Monjeau Peak, just outside of Ruidoso. That is, of course, a contextual association, feasible only for one like myself, who grew up closer to lighthouses than to Rocky Mountain forest fire watchtowers. It's an amazing place, an amazing project, and […]

Club Notes

PRMC Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center held a Pink Ladies Tea and Fashion Show on April 27 at Central Christian Church in Clovis. Patricia Mondragon, president-elect, gave the welcome and spoke about what auxilians do. Pink Ladies and their guests enjoyed a variety of finger foods while sipping tea and coffee. Musical selections were provided […]

Knit garments, thinning tips on broadcasts

Information on ways to look thinner, preparing toffee and fitting and designing knit garments will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Most women are looking for ways to look 10 pounds thinner. Nancy Nix-Rice is a wardrobe consultant and author, and she's going to demonstrate on herself how […]

Engagements May – 12

Potts-Grimsrud Craig and Jerri Grimsrud of Wolf Point, Mont., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Whitney Lyn Grimsrud of Wolf Point, to Logan Brent Potts of Clovis, son of Clint and Zandy Bunch of Clovis and Billy Joe Potts of Dimmitt, Texas. The couple will exchange vows 5 p.m. June 14, 2013, […]

Honors – May 12

Jones Trenton P. Jones has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of the Modern Woodmen of America. Modern Woodmen, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, III. Jones, the son of Stan and Kelly Jones, Broadview, […]

Claytons role models to all of us

I went to the funeral of my high school principal last week. Emmitt Clayton showed his male students it was OK to be gentle and kind and he demonstrated to female students that even handsome guys could and should act as a gentleman around them. I admit I saw the role model Mr. Clayton presented […]

Our People – College town guy

Why did you decide to start your practice in Portales? I was attracted to Portales because it was a college town and I've been in college towns for a while. I liked the thought of living in a college town, and I met my wife here, and we raised a couple of kids. What is […]

Treasures in heaven only thing worth piling up

A few weeks after my father passed away in January 2000, my siblings and I re-gathered to go through his stuff. And I resolved to keep less stuff. Dad left us, and many more people as well, a legacy worth more than gold. He also left a prodigious amount of paper. Some of it was […]