City slickers easy prey

Karl Terry Columnist There is no doubt that our country is losing its rural roots and heritage faster and faster as the decades fly by. At the time Lincoln was president it’s estimated as many as 90 percent of Americans lived on farms. Somewhere prior to 1900 the scales tipped and there were more folks […]

Senior happenings — March 30

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Beginning Line Dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Jam session, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. […]

Club notes — March 30

Friends of Oasis State Park Members of Friends of Oasis held their first fishing event of the year at Oasis State Park. The two-day event, held March 22-23, was the “Fifth Annual Trout Derby.” Tagged fish represented the amount of prize money. Drawings for door prizes every half hour was an added bonus. Thank you […]

On the shelves — March 30

The following books are now available for check-out: Clovis-Carver Public Library Greater Than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965 by Sarah Thuesen was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Ange Green. Drawing on archival records and oral histories, this book gives voice to students, parents, teachers, […]

No-sew pillows on upcoming show

Information on making a no-sew pillow with a faux quilting technique using rubber stamps, why dry beans are good for our health, and how to build and finish a custom cornice will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lisa Rojas is going to demonstrate how to create a […]

Old TV mascots creepy

Since the latter part of the 19th century brand mascots have been a staple in advertising for companies large and small. Sometimes there use has verged on the creepy and things don’t always go the company way. For instance, Taco Bell is well past its Chihuahua spokesperson and has co-opted brand mascot leader Ronald McDonald […]

Living his dream

Kevin Wilson: Clovis Media, Inc.
Kevin Wilson: Clovis Media Inc.
Trevor Carter, a Texas native, trains horses outside of Clovis with his wife Tara. He met Tara, a Clovis native, while working at a ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Trevor Carter finished fourth place recently in a qualifier for Road to a Horse. His road to a career in horses started years before. Carter, 33, is a Texas native who trains horses with his wife, Tara, just outside of Clovis. He is a horse trainer and clinician. He owns six horses himself, but the […]

Answers, questions in your dreams

Neuroscientists tell us that those who claim they never dream, simply do not remember what they have dreamt. They tell us, from their research, that dreams are a necessary part of the neurological resolution of issues going on in our conscious and our subconscious realities. Far more intriguing, of course, are the times and places […]

Big style challenging in little town

Are you all dressed up and have nowhere to go? Do you have items in your closet that you adore but feel are a bit too much for your small town? If this is you, then here are some “NiekaStyle” fashion dos and don’ts to consider when dressing up your big style in your small […]

School menus — March 30

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Bean burrito. Lunch – Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, oriental veggies, chilled fruit, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Sloppy Joe on a bun, sweet potato fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, green peas, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Bean & cheese burrito with salsa, Spanish […]

Honors — March 29

Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do Taekwon-Do Students Qualify to Compete in Rome, Italy Black belts from Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do were in Houston two weekends ago qualifying for the International Taekwon-Do World Championships. This is the sport’s equivalent of the Olympics. To qualify, a black belt must compete against black belts from across the United States […]

On the shelves — March 23

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library New Mexico: Portrait of a State by David Muench captures with a wide-angle lens the magical quality of light in a diverse and beautiful landscape of wide deserts, fascinating caverns, high, snow-capped peaks, cliff dwellings of a vanished society, and the ancient and present day cultures that […]

Inspired by family

Lillian Bowe: Portales News-Tribune
Dawn Kryder puts up a new poster for the Portales Senior Center. Kryder has been the director of the center and the Portales Area Transit since 2009.

Dawn Kryder, director of the Portales Senior Center and the Portales Area transit, has many hats she wears. From her job working with senior citizens and the bus drivers of PATs, saving more than 25 dogs from the street with her own money, lecturing on the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse, being […]

Haboob causes dust up

Karl Terry

When someone comes into the building and announces they’ve spotted a haboob, I immediately start checking to see who has their shirt unbuttoned. Of course that might actually be called an aha boob, I guess. I’ll admit that term haboob was confusing at first but I’m starting to recognize it and appreciate the exacting weather […]

Jewelry care on upcoming show

Sheryl Borden

Information on taking care of jewelry, making a classic Caesar salad and incorporating things from the hardware store into your needlepoint projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kristina Rachel is a jewelry designer and she’s going to show how to take care of jewelry, whether it’s […]

Club notes — March 23

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 8. Regent Vicky Stratton called the meeting to order and led opening rituals. After the President General’s message, members read the National Defense, Constitutional, Indian and Conservation minutes. Officers gave reports followed by the business meeting. Carol […]

Winter without snow lacking something

S o last weekend, I finally got tired of waiting for winter to find me. I took matters into my own hands and sallied forth to find winter. Well, it really wasn’t nearly that dramatic. I had promised a group of kids that there would be a ski trip. I had dim hopes as we […]

School menus — March 23

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -French toast. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch dressing, steamed veggie medley, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Steak fingers, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, strawberry cup. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggie coins with ranch […]

Senior happenings — March 22

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment 8 a.m.; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Beginning Line Dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Jam session, 6 p.m. Wednesday: […]

Think before you get ink

T here comes a time in all our lives when we experience the rebel years. Today we are going to talk about tattoos. Are they, in fact, a sign of rebellion? Those objective might say it’s mutilating your skin and is distasteful. But on the contrary, it is all about a person’s perception. What makes […]