Hit up local shops to fill gift list

The gift that keeps on giving … every gift begins with Kaye's … the store for all your holiday needs….the slogans just keep on hitting us at this time of year, don't they? Sure, I've altered some of the words used, but you get the idea. For the good news in this week's column, we […]

Our people: Kustom fit

Rick Mayo is an artist whose roots extend back to a small town in Maine where his drawings on school property once gained the admiration of his classmates and approval of his teacher. Benna Sayyed: CNJ staff photo Rick Mayo uses an air brush to paint a design on a leather jacket at his shop […]

Real whiskers not at itchy

Several random observations recently have tickled my funny bone (starting with the struggle whether to spell funny bone, funnybone, funny-bone or funniebone). Here they are in random order. A television station I used to watch always announced the lotto numbers by saying "And now here's tonight's lotto numbers in random order." If they weren't random […]

Pintores artist of the month

Lois Snyder Snyder Having grown up on a farm in Curry County, I have lived in Clovis my entire life. My mind, as a child, was constantly challenged and inspired into unlimited creativity through 4-H projects of sewing, arts and crafts. I was never allowed to sit idle and accept this as the greatest of […]

On the shelves – Dec. 2

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership" by Colin Powell reveals the principles that have shaped the life and career of the legendary four-star general and former Secretary of State, combining the insights he has gained in a lifetime of public service with wise advice […]

Needle felting tips featured on show

Information on needle felting and decorating cookies will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Debra Quartermain will share some history on needle felting and then show how to do this technique with wool on foam, which began a few years ago. It […]

Senior happenings – Dec. 2

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Spanish dance "Randy an Sol". Bring a friend. Monday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch, 1 p.m. Pinochle Tuesday: Christmas on the Pecos, Carlsbad trip; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch; 4 p.m. fun night and birthday, bring a dish Wednesday: Christmas on the Pecos, […]

Club notes – Dec. 2

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The Nov. 21 executive committee meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary was opened with president Linda Uttaro giving the prayer. Hospital liaison Amber Hamilton introduced Carol Dickenson, who will handle credit card purchases. Hamilton is now in charge of marketing and hospitality. Hospitality will be filling the new position. Preference […]

Hanging lights brings blizzard

My wife has a holiday theory. If her husband announces plans to hang outdoor Christmas lights, it's time to prepare for a blizzard. Clark Griswold of "Christmas Vacation" fame doesn't have a thing on me when it comes to hard luck with a Christmas light string. I've yet to actually electrocute myself. But I still […]

Weddings – Nov. 25

Saltzburg Saltzburg Crystal Anne Gideon and Justin Robert Saltzburg, both of Temple, Texas, were joined in marriage Nov. 3, 2012, at Tenroc Ranch in Salado, Texas. Todd Smith performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Cathy Kramer of Belton, Texas, and Rex and Vickie Gideon of Temple. The bridegroom is […]

Anniversaries – Nov. 25

Hughes George and Ruth Ann Hughes recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. George and Ruth Ann (Sims) married on Nov. 8, 1942, in Hobart, Okla. George was stationed at Fort Sill and had a weekend pass. They got to be together for 10 months before he was sent to the South Pacific for 28 months. […]

Senior happenings – Nov. 25

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: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments Friday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; […]

School menus – Nov. 25

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

On the shelves – Nov. 25

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Both of Us: My Life with Farrah" by Ryan O'Neal presents with candor and emotional honesty the heartbreaking story of a true Hollywood fairy tale as Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett struggled through mismatched career trajectories, went their separate ways, and reunited only to have their […]

Creative Living: Quilting tips featured on show

Information on quilting tips, basic crochet stitches, and the art of perfumery will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Debbie Caffrey, Debbie's Creative Moments, will show step by step how to test for accurate seam allowances and correct alignment of triangles in […]

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 […]