Peanuts popular at Capitol

They used to call it “The City Different” years ago. I haven’t heard Santa Fe called that in a while though, I checked last week and it is indeed still different. I’ve written a whole lot of New Mexico Legislature stories over the years but strangely enough I had never been in Santa Fe while […]

Religion column: God gave us arms for hugging

I think we should have a “Hug Day.” I would be lost if I didn’t have hugs from friends and loved ones. Hugs make me happy. Hugs tell me someone likes me and that fills me with delight. I feel it takes hugs for one’s well-being. I read somewhere that husbands who hug their wives […]

On the shelves — Jan. 22

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World” by Michael Lewis gives a guided tour through some of the far-reaching places hard hit by the fiscal tsunami of 2008, showing that cheap credit was the prelude to the global debt crisis that lies behind today’s headlines, and […]

School menus — Jan. 22

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — Hot dog on bun, tater tots, veggie coins, oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Spaghetti and meat sauce, green beans, ranch salad and Jell-O, bread sticks. Wednesday: Breakfast —Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Porky rib on a bun, baked French fries, cole slaw, fruit […]

Club notes — Jan. 22

Order of DOES The Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Clovis Drove 108 held their installation of officers Jan. 14. The Installation was completed by Deputy Supreme President Kaye Parrish, Deputy Supreme Conductor Linda Catanzaro, and Installing Chaplain Jean Hayes. Incoming President Sandie Kitchens thanked all of her new officers for their willingness to serve with […]

Chili rellenos recipe featured on show

Information on healthy citrus recipes, fun with felting, and making chili rellenos will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Eleisha Ensign, Executive Director of TexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc. in Mission, Texas, will demonstrate making a light, healthy flavorful dish using unique ingredients, […]

Engagements — Jan. 22

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Murray-Adams Matthew and Rhonda Murray of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Jessalyn Cherie Murray of Edmond, Okla., to Shawn James Adams of Edmond, Okla., son of Joyce Adams-Buttolph and the late Joseph Buttolph of Austin, Minn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Don and Harriet Bell of Clovis. The couple […]

Honors — Jan. 22

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Bucher Gregory Bucher received The Conquistador Council and the El Llano Grade District of the Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit. He served in the Air Force and is a veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm and was part of the response team to the Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995. He is […]

Birthdays —

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Bjerke [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Kevin Bjerke of Clovis celebrated his 46th birthday Jan. 20 during a private party hosted by his family. Kevin was born Jan. 19, 1965, in Dallas, Texas. He has six children and one grandchild. — Submitted by Morayma Bjerke

Senior happenings — Jan. 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa, Clovis. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 1 p.m., Bingo at Los Abuelitos. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise;1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood […]

Distance makes fantasy fonder

Every year at about this time, give or take a week, I begin the slow process of winter self torture by purchasing a copy of either Telluride or Steamboat magazine, and wondering what it would be like to actually go on a winter vacation to either of those places. My reference, of course, is to […]

Can’t resist homestyle cooking

I arrived home the other night to my wife toiling intently over a hot stove. “What ya got cookin’ there?” I asked. “Real chocolate pudding,” she answered. I inspected her work and asked why she didn’t have any white bread heels in the pot. That really puzzled her and I realized my dad had never […]

Religion column: Put your life into hands of Jesus

I have been holding hands with my husband for many years. Those same hands that carried my books at school took my hands in his and pledged all his love to me on our wedding day. Those same hands held mine at the birth of each son. Those same hands built our first home; a […]

Tim Tebow refreshing to watch

By the time you read this Tim Tebow may be back to worshipping God in a church instead of on a football field. I hope he’s making plans to play in an AFC Conference Champion-ship next Sunday but I don’t necessarily believe God is going to look down on Tom Brady and the Patriots. This […]

Racism not part of my upbringing

“The Help,” recently viewed in our home, seems to shed light on a time and a place which I had not experienced. The connections with racial equality, and therefore with the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, should be obvious. Of course, it wasn’t just about racial equality. King thought, spoke, fought for […]

Engagements — Jan. 15

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Montanez-Castorena [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montanez of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Montanez of Lubbock, to Miguel Castorena of Lubbock, son of Mrs. Sylvia Castorena and the late Gilbert Castorena of Muleshoe. The couple will exchange vows on June 9, 2012, at Marriage Island in […]

Scrapbook tips featured on show

Information on using three-dimensional dolls in scrapbooks, making lingerie, and using stabilizers when modifying ready-to-wear garments will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Dianna Effner is a designer of doll molds, and she has even figured out a way to use 3-dimensional […]

Club notes — Jan. 15

Altrusa of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly evening program meeting on Jan. 9 at Muffley’s Back Door. President Kathy Travis called the meeting to order. Altrusa members present were Pat and Bob McCullough, Gaye Cook, Carolyn Muffley, Mary Weigl, Judith Glikas, Kathy Travis, Nancy Taylor, Sylvia Bean, Glenda Hileman, Emily Cooke, Stephanie […]

School menus — Jan. 15

Clovis elementary Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, ranch salad, veggie coins and dip, applesauce. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Toasted cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, ranch salad, rosey applesauce. Thursday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Pig in a blanket, glazed carrots, seasoned peas, […]

On the shelves — Jan. 15

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the City of Clovis floodplain management program, the Library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs, local floodplain maps, design manuals for retrofitting structures, residential repair handbooks, erosion control guidelines, and similar topics. Librarians will be happy to assist users […]