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 […]

Weddings: Aug. 12

Ramey-Fenn Melody Lynn Ramey and Jacob John Fenn, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage July 6, 2012, in Clovis during a private ceremony. The bride is the daughter of William and Sandra Ramey. The bridegroom is the son of Gary and the late Pamela Fenn.

Engagements: Aug. 12

Hall-Mecham Ramona Hall and Jon Mecham, both of Clovis, will exchange vows 5 p.m. Aug. 25, 2012, at the Elk's Lodge in Clovis. Invitations have been sent. Lucio-Rivero Dora Lucio and Carlos Rivero, both of Clovis, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows 1 p.m. Sept.15 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. […]

Senior calendar: Aug. 12

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9 a.m. board of directors 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 blood sugar checks; 11:30 a.m. birthday luncheon and cake; 1 p.m. bingo and […]

Much to do within day’s drive

Among the fall weekend attractions which occur yearly, there are some which we enjoy doing when we can, meaning every several years. Maybe given unlimited budget, it would be every year, but that doesn't exist. I'm not including hunting season, because only one of us in the Davis family cares much about that. All events […]

‘Texas’ timeless tale for all

It had been awhile since we'd all been to "Texas" and a recent trip to Palo Duro Canyon didn't disappoint. We had great weather, if anything it was a little too hot in the amphitheater with its cozy, close-together seating and the trip was relaxing. My wife and I went to see the West Texas […]

Our people: The Music Man

Carl Wesley moved to Clovis from Long Beach, Calif., about five years ago because he wanted to escape the rough inner city life he dealt with growing up. He also wanted to help his grandfather, Alton Spillman, who was experiencing health problems. Wesley grew up around rap stars such as Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and […]

Our people: The Music Man

Carl Wesley moved to Clovis from Long Beach, Calif., about five years ago because he wanted to escape the rough inner city life he dealt with growing up. He also wanted to help his grandfather, Alton Spillman, who was experiencing health problems. Wesley grew up around rap stars such as Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and […]

Your faith is treasured possession

Any deviation from Biblical principles is an open door for disaster. This concept is as old as time itself. It can be traced in history as far back as can be pursued. An undeniable result of transgression is that it never happens in isolation. The fact that "one does as he or she pleases as […]

Club notes: Aug. 5

American Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary Department of New Mexico held their School of Instruction July 21-22 at the MGM Elegante in Albuquerque. Vicki Ovalle, Unit 25 president and Janet Romero, Department of New Mexico's first vice-president and the Unit 25 executive board from Clovis attended the two-day instruction. The purpose of the School […]

Reunions: Aug. 5

CHS class of 1960 Clovis High School class of 1960 is having a class reunion Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 in Albuquerque at Sandia Resort. Several other classes (1955 through 1965, more or less, are also invited) are also attending on Sept. 26, which will give all an opportunity to see former classmates from other […]

On the shelves: Aug. 5

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Casseroles: More Than 380 Delicious Comfort Food Favorites" was given by Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Tau in memory of Ellen Estes. With this book on your side, you can make an endless variety of memorable recipes for dinners, brunches, […]

Show will feature local gardener

Information on designing and fitting knit garments, caring for houseplants, and ways to reduce the laundry load will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Crawford, President, CEO and Designer for Fashion Patterns by Coni, will show how to fit and design […]

Anniversaries: Aug. 5

Romero Reynaldo and Sally Romero of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with a reception to follow at Knights of Columbus Hall. The celebration is being hosted by their children, Evy, Anthony and Rebecca. The couple was married Aug. 18, 1962, in Clovis […]

Weddings: Aug. 5

Montgomery-Acosta Leila Montgomery and Harvey Acosta, both of Portales, were joined in marriage on July 13 at the Rose Garden in Clovis with Judge Fred Arnold performing the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John Montgomery and Cori Snobble of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Larry and Martha Montgomery of Lubbock and Barbra […]