Important to respect wildlife

Walking along the new walking trail, off of Prince Street, we heard an odd, high pitched call, repeated several times. The time was twilight, and the shadows were deepening. Looking up into the wooded area, we saw a form which seemed to be the reason for the yapping sound, which was being repeated. Janice thought […]

Cooling systems spoil me

I admire our country's 19th century pioneers for a lot of reasons. Facing down wild Indians, working hard and plowing with mules, cooking on a wood stove, communicating without Facebook and otherwise living life large. But stop some day when it's 105 degrees outside and wonder how they ever made do without air conditioning. All […]

Our people: All the right moves

Lorelei Taylor grew up in Berkeley, Calif., lived in different areas of the West Coast and moved to Portales in 1996. Taylor started practicing yoga in 1971 and has studied under prominent Hindu yoga teachers in California, India and Bali. Taylor's dance career began at age 7 with classical ballet; she discovered modern dance at […]

Bible studies focus on spirituality

Rick Wilcher, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Portales, joked and laughed with other church members Thursday night before beginning their evening Bible study on the book of Revelation. "I learn a whole lot more from them than they learn from me," Wilcher, who leads the Bible study, said of the class members. He […]

Let God handle your burdens

Did you ever get in such a place that everything just didn't seem to work out? I forgot an appointment. I accidentally dropped a bowl of oatmeal and it went all over the kitchen. A cat slept on top of our car and scratched it trying to get off when I scared him. Those are […]

On the shelves: Aug. 26

The following books are available at : Clovis-Carver Public Library "Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West by Eva Respini was given by Joanne Burns in memory of Katrina Skarda Green. Through more than 130 photographs by over 70 photographers from the infancy of photography in the 1850's to the present day, this […]

Senior calendar: Aug. 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 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; 11:30 a.m. birthday luncheon and cake; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; […]

Guest will give tips on wall stencils

Information on stenciling on walls and making duck tape pouches will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jaime Alcorta, owner of Walls of Art in Lubbock will show how to add random raised stenciling to walls for extra impact. Many popular fabrics […]

Anniversaries: Aug. 26

Howl Glen and Candy Howl of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. The couple was married on Aug. 24, 1962, in Portales. They have two children and two grandchildren. She is a retired elementary school teacher after 41 years. He is a retired school administrator after 41 years.

Engagements: Aug. 26

Rucker-Aday Billy and Sherry Rucker of Clovis announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tanisha Rea Rucker of Farmington, to Curtis Geoffrey Aday of Farmington, son of Dr. Joe and Debra Aday of Las Cruces. The couple will exchange their vows on Oct. 6, 2012, at Vallecito Lake, Colo. The bride-elect will graduate […]

Reunions: Aug. 26

Field Community The Field 25th biennial reunion was held Aug. 10 at the Field fire station Aug. 10. There were 75 people in attendance. Visiting and picture viewing began at 1 p.m. The business meeting was held at 5:30 p.m. with Jacob Moberly acting as master of ceremonies. The classes of 1942 to 1952 and […]

School menus: Aug. 26

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast scramble. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad w/ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks w/ranch, chilled […]

Reality TV exploiting our children

Last week, this column broached the idea of silent children, the children who, emotionally, disappear or become invisible in a number of ways. They are physically present, but are discounted to the point where they are, for all intents and purposes, "gone." This week leads me to deal with another serious subject, also in the […]

Swallows won’t be gone for very long

Just when I was beginning to think it was safe to go out on the front porch again — they're back. Several years ago I wrote about the barn swallows nesting on my front porch and how I put up with the mess for the sake of the birds. After the birds migrated off that […]

Senior calendar: Aug. 19

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: Closed for Conference on Aging Tuesday: Closed for Conference on Aging Wednesday: Closed for Conference on Aging Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments Friday: Daily activities Daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

School menus: Aug. 19

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

Divorce help featured on show

Information on a template for quilting called AnglePlay and choosing happiness after divorce will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Author and quilter, Margaret Miller will show a template called AnglePlay, which makes working with the long right triangle edges in quilting […]

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. […]