Nieka Style: Dumb dressing can afflict anybody

I have to admit there are some shows I watch purely for the fashion. When watching a program the first thing I notice is a person’s styling sensibility or lack there of. I tune in to be inspired by something or someone fabulous. Either that or I end up critiquing the one that needs help […]

On the Shelves — June 15

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Hatfields and the McCoys by Bruce Wexler explores the historic feud that ran for nearly three decades between two iconic American families, beginning with the two patriarchs that started it all, and revealing how this terrible episode became the symbol of pointless and bitter […]

Senior calendar — June 15

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); […]

Santa Fe visit need not drain entire paycheck

Three hours, on a good day, with the wind at your back. Three and a half hours, under a more normal time frame. In all, to make it even more appealing, those are pretty easy drive hours. I’m talking about the time frame needed to get to Santa Fe. With all of that, one might […]

Anniversaries — June 15

Crume Elwyn and Patricia Crume of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2014. The were married June 11, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. They have three children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

High-tech signs, low art value

A popular song from my youth decried the use of signs as stepping on our freedoms. “Signs, signs, everywhere a sign, blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind. “Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the signs,” proclaimed the song by Five Man Electrical Group. They say signs have been around since before formal […]

Our People: Passion for helping pets

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Wendy Turner loves her job as a secretary at Eastern New Mexico University’s communicative disorders office, but her true passion is rescuing animals. For years Turner has been rescuing dogs around Portales and trying to give good home to each one. Turner is hosting a pet microchip clinic at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June […]

Never get tired of puppy love

Relief from our boring lives arrived last week in the form of a six-pound ball of canine fuzz. Miss Maggie showed up on the doorstep of my downtown office, next to a busy U.S. highway. When I spied her as I crossed the street she was doing the opposite of the “Little Doggie in the […]

Creative Living — June 8

Information on creating a faux brick wall, using dried and fresh figs and ways to make “green décor” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and noon Thursday Whether you want to cover up a plain wall in your home or create a faux brick wall, Barbara Wurden […]

Davis: Summer great time to give animal new hope

It happened to be New Orleans, but it happens everywhere. It’s not the worst thing one can do to an animal member of one’s family, but it happens so often that it’s worth mention anyway, in the hopes that some will change their behavior. The people who do this, after all, aren’t being intentionally cruel. […]