Humans have not outgrown violence

October is domestic violence prevention month, and brings to awareness possibly the most heart wrenching aspect of reality that we can ever encounter. Regular readers of this column, over the years, know that it's no secret what this columnist thinks of domestic abusers, or how they should be dealt with, so I won't go into […]

Military families not deterred

We got our first blast of winter last weekend and I had to attend two different events that were outdoors. After talking to one young lady with her hoodie up and teeth chattering I shortly spotted a young man in shorts and a long sleeve T-shirt. We all have differing tolerance to cold and heat […]

Local writer inspired by heritage

For most of us imagining the eastern Plains of New Mexico or the Llano Estacado without fences roads and houses stretches our minds. Ruth White Burns, of Clovis, has had that imagery in her mind and her filing cabinet all of her life. This last month it all sprang to life in a new book […]

Memory lane opens up during homecoming

The season of football homecomings is upon us. Most of us have some misty watercolor memories of events which revolve around homecomings past. It's a good time to share some memories and remind ourselves that the magic, though it dims, never really fades away. Whether that's good or bad, remains to be seen. Memory Lane […]

Senior happenings – Oct. 7

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. board meeting; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; birthday luncheon; […]

Creative Living: Quilt designs featured on show

Information on marble floors as inspiration for quilts, doing stuffed embroidery on the sewing machine and making Roman Shades safety compliant will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Author and quilter, Norah McMeeking will show how she used inspiration from Italian marble […]

Engagements – Oct. 7

Chavez-Soto Chavez-Soto Robert and Eileen Chavez of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Elena Chavez of Clovis, to Isac Soto of Clovis, son of Ted and Rachel Soto of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 6, 2013. The bride-elect is a registered nurse. The prospective groom is employed at Ted's […]

Club notes – Oct. 7

Beta Phi Awards of recognition won by Beta Phi chapter: First place for miles with 2293.28; Job Well Done certificate of recognition for Hats for Hope; 2012 certificate of appreciation from New Mexico State Council, St. Jude's Children's Hospital; 2011-2012 Outstanding Chapter award; Atta Girl award 2011-2012; First place disaster fund award; recognition award for […]

On the shelves – Oct. 13

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search of Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad" by Peter Bergen paints a vivid picture of bin Laden's grim, Spartan life in hiding and his struggle to maintain control of al-Qaeda, still plotting to devastate the United States while a prisoner of his […]

School menus – Oct. 7

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school. Fall break. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks w/ranch, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — Hot dog on […]

Book review – Sept. 30

'A Man Was a Real Man in Them Days' "A Man Was a Real Man in Them Days" by Rose Powers White In "A Man Was a Real Man in Them Days," the lives and character of the pioneers who dared to challenge the vast prairie of Eastern New Mexico come to life. First-person accounts […]

Anniversary – Sept. 30

Barrett Barrett J.B. and Sue Barrett of Bovina, Texas, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Farwell. The celebration will be hosted by family. The couple was married Oct. 2, 1952, in Flomot, Texas. The have two children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is […]

Wedding – Sept. 30

Sanford Sanford Patricia Joy Beckwith of Clovis and James Patrick Sanford of Austin, Texas, were joined in marriage Sept. 2, 2012, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. Officiant Sarah Roberts performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Cheri Strasser of Gobles, Mich., and Pam Strasser of Austin. She is the granddaughter […]

Engagements – Sept. 20

Chambliss-Prewitt Chambliss-Prewitt Susan Chambliss, James Prewitt, and their families would like to invite you as they continue their lives together. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at the Yam Theater in Portales. They invite family and friends to join in the festivities. — Submitted by James Prewitt Black-Harrelson Black-Harrelson Bill and Wenda Black of Newton, Kan., […]

On the shelves – Sept. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library " What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets" by Michael Sandell addresses ethical questions such as whether we should pay our children to get good grades, hire mercenaries to fight our wars, pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs; […]

School menus – Sept. 30

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft taco, salsa, Romaine lettuce, diced […]

Honors – Sept. 30

Thackrah Ashley Marie Thackrah of Clovis graduated from Kansas State University this summer cum laude with a Bachelor of Science.

Creative Living: Bread shaping tips featured on show

Information on shaping breads and new crafting products will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Sharon Davis is with the Home Baking Assn. in Manhattan, Kan., and she's going to demonstrate making breads shaped like Grandma used to do. According to Davis, […]

Senior happenings – Sept. 30

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch, 1 p.m. Pinochle. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch; 4 p.m. birthday and fun night 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: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch Friday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee […]

Time to put referee furor in perspective

The regular readers of this column will, I think, attest to the fact that I am anything but pessimistic, or its close relative, cynical. That being said, the recent flap over the missed call by substitute referees during the past Monday's football game, and the resultant furor which arose, point to several things which are […]