Davis: Honor past; learn from it, too

On the New Jersey coastline, nearer to the New York area than it is to the Cape May area, there’s an old light house and, beyond the lighthouse, there’s an old battery station which was, during WWII, coastal artillery. We found it one summer afternoon/evening when we had gotten off duty from Fort Monmmouth, which […]

Nieka Style: Skinny jeans tough fit for men

As much as I admire the look, my significant other would not be caught dead wearing a pair of skinny jeans. There were times when we were out shopping and I would jokingly take him a pair to try on and he would always give me this “yeah, right” look. At least, I thought it […]

Creative Living — May 25

Information on a 12 needle felting machine, tips for going into business and how to tint fabric using crayons will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Michele Muska is with the Simplicity Creative Group, and she’s going to demonstrate the new 12 needle deluxe electric felting machine as […]

On the Shelves — May 25

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency by James Tobin reconstructs Roosevelt’s 10-year climb from paralysis to the White House, affirming that true character emerges only in crisis and that FDR became president less in spite of polio than because […]

Senior Happenings— May 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Closed for Memorial Day 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) Thursday: Daily activities,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Loteria […]

Club Notes — May 25

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club’s meeting in April consisted of members putting together more than 45 coffee mugs with an original silk flower arrangement in each, which were then given to Clovis Rehab Center and Retirement Ranch for patients at Easter. Prior to the March meeting members had voted a $25 donation to C.A.R.E.S. […]

Honors — May 25

Johnston Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Paula Johnston as auxilian of the month for April 2014. She joined the auxiliary in August 2000. She is currently the auxiliary secretary, gift shop co-coordinator, Saturday day chair and librarian. She is serving on the finance, priorities, nominating, disaster and telephone committees. She served two terms as […]

Stay thirsty for God’s living water

Daily we hear the sound of aircraft from Cannon Air Force Base circling above our home in Portales. Our grandson shouts with glee as we run out the door to see them. After living in Roosevelt County for 42 years, I feel proud to have the base as neighbors. And yet, every time I see […]

This one’s for the birds (no, really)

Karl Terry

People who read this column think I’m a bird hater. I’ve got letters to prove it. I’ve written with my tongue plastered firmly in cheek about my travails with swallows that netted me a hand-written note from a very nice local lady extolling the virtues of the little critters and berating me for being so […]

Davis: Movies take us where we’d like to go

The sign in the window, located next to a Redbox (conveniently so) tells me that I can enter for a chance to win a trip to Hobbitland, or something like that, which actually means New Zealand, where I suppose the latest incarnation of the Tolkien classic was filmed. It got me to thinking, though. To […]

School Menus — May 18

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch dressing, steamed veggie, medley, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, strawberry cup. Wednesday: “Cook’s  choice” Thursday: “Cook’s  choice”Friday: Last Day of School “ Sack Lunch Clovis middle Monday: […]

Our People: Not slowing down

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Lynn Martin met his wife the same month he moved to Clovis in December 1947 and they were engaged one month later.

Living 90 years of life hasn’t been enough to slow long time resident Lynn Martin down. The former banker and Clovis city commissioner, who has lived in Clovis since 1947, was a big part of making an urban renewal project a reality in Clovis when serving as a commissioner from 1982-1986. Martin has always had […]

Creative Living — May 18

Information on choosing jewelry for different body styles and facial shapes and common cat health problems will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Usually women choose an item of jewelry just because it is pretty.  Wardrobe consultant and author, Nancy […]

On the Shelves — May 18

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library        Who Really Killed Kennedy: 50 Years Later by Jerome Corsi sets a new standard for JFK assassination research, demanding that future investigators understand the deep, and unfortunately sinister, political forces that led up to an unthinkable event that marked a profound change in […]

Senior Happenings — May 18

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Today: Dance, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Clovis) Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales); Medicare presentation, 10:30 a.m. (Clovis) 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 […]

Club Notes — May 18

Curry County/Area Republican Women The April 8 meeting of Curry County & Area Republican Women was called to order by President Laquita Terry. Helen Cleveland offered an inspirational message and blessing. Bunny Marston led the Pledge of Allegiance. Twenty-two members, associates and guests attended. March minutes and treasurer’s report were read and approved. President Terry […]

Honors — May 18

White Mackensee White, a 17-year old junior at House School, has been selected to attend the Junior Statesman of America Foundation (JSA) School at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Students are expected to raise funds for the trip as their first assignment. Between her family and scholarships she has raised $2,000 but needs $2,500 more. […]

Nieka Style: Celebrity stylings prompt vigorous debate

Who are the best- and worst-dressed celebrities? This was my most recently asked question in our newsrooms. I asked each person who they thought was a natty dresser and which celebrities they thought could use some work. There were some surprisingly interesting names that came up. Some famously known and a few I had to […]

Shelburne: Can we come back after we’ve been broken?

Curtis Shelburne

Can we “come back” after we’ve been broken? That’s the question. Anything columnist Charles Krauthammer writes is worth reading, so I wasn’t surprised that his recent book Things That Matter, a compilation of some of his best columns, is filled with gems of uncommon sense. Krauthammer tells an amazing “come back” story from the world […]

Life of service

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Kit Pettigrew, right, competes in a bulldogging competition with Ben Johnson, a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner, in California in the 1950s.

As one of the original liquor dealers in Clovis, Kit Pettigrew has seen a lot of things. When the city voted to go wet in 1960, Pettigrew was in on one of the original liquor licenses and owned both the Smoke House bar and the Prince Lounge. He grew up on a farm in Grady […]