On the shelves: Aug. 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Nature's Extremes: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Other Natural Disasters That Shape Life on Earth" by the editors of Time Magazine illuminates the science behind natural disasters even as it showcases through interviews, photographs, and graphics the delicate natural web that supports life on inside, upon, and over […]

Child abuse is everyone’s business

I cannot remember the title of the video. It is, however, a video which our superintendent mentioned the other day during our in service preparation for a new school year. Perhaps I cannot remember it because the concept sounded both intriguing and horrific. I will warn you, and re-warn myself, that she also said this […]

Elida brothers will be missed

One minute two brothers are on a community mission, the next a whole community is wondering how they'll get by without them. The hurting was focused on the community of Elida recently as Ronald and Fred Anthony died in a truck accident while fetching a load of sand for a new playground at their church. […]

Religion feature: Brothers’ church project becomes community project

What started as a church project has now become a community project, said Dare Stevens, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Elida. Locals said in response to the impact brothers Ronald and Fred Anthony had on the community of Elida, community members are picking up where the brothers left off on the construction […]

Religion column: Make good choices in life’s journey

Each dawn brings a new day and it is one that has never been lived before. It comes tiptoeing through my window with spectacular splendor. Pink streaks with rays of sunshine are painted with indescribable beauty. The mockingbird's overture begins as he cheerfully bows before nature's audience. Even the trees clap their hands while welcoming […]

School menus: Aug. 12

Portales schools Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, red apples, milk. Lunch — Hamburgers, curly fries, lettuce and tomato, oranges, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick, honeydew, milk. Lunch — Frito pie, corn, fresh strawberries, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — Cheese omelet, flour tortilla, juice, milk. Lunch — Pizza, garden salad, chilled pears, milk. Friday: […]

Anniversaries: Aug. 12

Smith Arthur Clement and Marian Lee Smith of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple will have a private celebration in Albuquerque in August with their families then will continue the celebration with a 50th anniversary Mediterranean cruise in September. The couple was married Aug. 18, 1962, at Saint Augustine Church in Lebanon, […]

Births: Aug. 12

Perez Edward Parker Perez III was born July 28, 2012, to Marlena and Edward Perez Jr. of Lompoc Calif., at Lompoc Valley Medical Center in Lompoc. He weighed five pounds and 14 ounces. His grandparents are Joyce Reed of Clovis and Edward and Noemi Perez of Madera, Calif. His great-grandparents are Ana Gorbea of Alhambra, […]

On the shelves: Aug. 12

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "The World's Must-See Places" by Anna Streiffert was given by Diane Burns in memory of Modine Whittington-Parker. This travel guide to 100 of the world's greatest sights, including the Chartres Cathedral and the Sydney Opera House, features photos, descriptions, and 3-D cutaway art, allowing readers to […]

Desserts with figs featured on show

Information on preparing desserts with figs, making a crocheted bowl and lactose intolerance will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Robert Del Grande represents the California Fig Advisory Board in Fresno, Calif., and he will demonstrate how easy it is to create […]