Greed weakness of superstores

T he seasonal rush is once again upon us. I was standing in line for a newspaper when I overheard the two men behind me discussing Black Friday, or more significantly, their pastime on Black Friday of rising early, not so they could shop for bargains, but so they could watch the chaos from a […]

Our people: Following her dream

Casey Hays taught English at Clovis High School for 11 years and then started writing her first book in 2008 shortly after she stopped teaching. Benna Sayyed: CMI staff photo Casey Hays reviews chapter one of her first published book "The Cadence" during work at the office of District Judge David P. Reeb. Hays' work […]

Holiday poem may be a classic

"W ith greatest apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, I offer up what is destined to be another holiday classic." 'Twas the night before Thanksgiving, when all through the kitchen, Mama was busy makin' pies, the workload really had her bitchin'. There was pumpkin, pecan, chocolate and even mince meat Bread in a pan was rising […]

Praying for others most unselfish act

I can't help but notice that a crisis brings about prayer regardless of a catastrophe. I heard no complaints about praying in public when 9/11 happened. I think prayer is vital to us any time. In the tumultuous times of adversity, prayer and trust are so important. Mankind cannot save itself. Man is only a […]

Engagements – Nov. 18

Van der Ploeg- Tuttle Van der Ploeg-Tuttle Andle and Sjierkje van der Ploeg of Clovis announce the engagement of their son, Jeroen van der Ploeg, to Traci Tuttle, daughter of Dudley and Cheryl Tuttle of Los Chavez. Van der Ploeg is a dairyman originally from the Netherlands, and moved to Clovis in 2003 with his […]

Our people: Service with a smile

Anthony B. Schroeder moved to Portales about 36 years ago to teach at Eastern New Mexico University. At ENMU, Schroeder taught in several departments, including statistics, psychology, education and sociology and has held several administrative positions. Schroeder directed the ENMU debate team for 33 years and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Schroeder […]

On the shelves – Nov. 18

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West" by Dorothy Wickenden reconstructs the story of two intrepid young women who shocked their families and friends by applying for teaching jobs in the wilds of northwestern Colorado in 1916 and whose buoyant letters […]

Club notes – Nov. 18

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy met at Pizza Hut on Nov. 6. President Janelle Foster called the meeting to order. Della Kobernick led the pledges and Vicky Stratton read the ritual. There were five members present and three guests. The minutes were read by […]

School menus – Nov. 18

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: No school. Holiday. Thursday: No school. Holiday. Friday: No school. Holiday. […]

Legendary buck may still wander

This time of year, being both fall and the prelude to Thanksgiving, reminds me of what that season is like back in my home state. This remembrance is enhanced by the chance to go deer hunting last weekend; in Pennsylvania, the day after Thanksgiving was the opening day for whitetails. The story moves from that […]

Nephew dog’s step has pep

The pup eyed me cautiously from the porch, never lifting his head as I pulled into the driveway. He wasn't too sure who this was visiting him. As I slid out of the pickup he craned his head to the left to watch me but still didn't move. I hollered his name and Dutch bailed […]

On the shelves – Nov. 11

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses" by Peter Piot recounts the riveting story of a doctor's remarkable career, from identifying the Ebola virus to pioneering AIDS research and policy, capturing the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in […]

Mini scrapbooks featured on show

Information on using liquid dye, making mini scrapbooks and using basic candy melts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jann Johnson is a designer and crafter, and she will show how to use liquid dye for three different dyeing techniques. She […]

Senior happenings – Nov. 11

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Los Abuelitos Senior Center, Portales 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 sugar checks; 1 p.m. […]

Birth – Nov. 11

Strange Trenton Dean Strange Trenton Dean Strange was born Oct. 30, 2012, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Jerrod and Susan Strange of Portales. He weighed 9 pounds, 8.9 ounces. He has two sisters: Madison Strange, 3 and June Strange, 24. His grandparerents are Mack and Marjorie Legleiter of Portales and Betty Strange […]

Honor – Nov. 11

Harvey Allene Harvey Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Allene Harvey as auxilian of the quarter. Harvey joined the auxiliary in October 1997. She volunteers at the information desk.

Birthday – Nov. 11

Scott Beatrice Gwaltney-Scott Beatrice Gwaltney-Scott of Logan will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday at the American Legion Bingo Hall, 100 S. Eighth St. in Logan. The celebration will be hosted by her family. Beatrice was born Nov. 24, 1992, in Broken Bow, Okla. She has 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The celebration is […]

Club notes – Nov. 11

Pintores Art League Pintores Art League of Clovis hosted its Fall Art Auction on Nov. 3. Nearly 30 original works in oils, acrylics, photography, wood carvings, glass, etc. were offered by 15 local talents. Nearly every piece sold. Eastern New Mexico University professor Patricia Dobson served as PAL's guest auctioneer. This year, two art students […]

School menus – Nov. 11

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, green peas, grape tomatoes and ranch, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, salsa, lettuce and tomato, orange […]

Veterans offered their lives for us

There are moments when one wonders exactly what goes through the mind of another person, or more accurately group of persons, to cause them to act in the way that they do. Such a moment is almost bound to occur, when we as a nation have a presidential election, which of course happens once in […]