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Our People: Eat, sleep, breathe, dance

For as long as he can remember, Mytrice Deleon has wanted to dance. Deleon said he would sit through events as a kid and watch the cheerleaders and dancers do their thing and think, "I can do that." H...

 

Local shares gift-giving ideas

Information on pro-active aging and using fall accessories to create different tablescapes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

 

YouTube pouring song about rain

Did you enjoy the rain last week? I got over an inch at my house and, with more in the forecast for the day this column comes out, I had a little time to reflect on rain, gaze into a puddle and see...

 

Add sparkle to your holiday

When you love fashion, dressing up for holiday is essential to expressing your style. Monday is Presidents Day and you can show your appreciation by dressing for the occasion. If you're wondering...

 

Club notes - Feb. 19

Peanut Valley Toastmasters On Feb. 9, Peanut Valley Toastmasters held its weekly meeting from 7 p.m.–8 p.m. at the KENW Broadcast Center in Portales. Club Sergeant at Arms Kenny Welborn presented a speech titled ‘The Taste of Freedom’ and...

 

School menus - Feb. 19

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school — Presidents Day Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Ham and cheese on pretzel roll, veggie dippers w/ranch, fresh baked cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Chicken biscuit. Lunch — Teriyaki...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 19

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed — Presidents Day, 4 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, noon pinochle Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 10...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 19

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood Felix casts Felix as a real-life version of Shakespeare's Prospero in a funny and heartwarming tale of revenge and...

 

Business beautification funding returns

Just like the people who set up businesses there, Portales MainStreet wants to liven up its downtown area, according to Executive Director Sandy Vigil. "Portales MainStreet sees the value of having...

 

Our People: For the love of Clovis

Charlotte Crowder was born in Colorado. She grew up in a family that was heavily involved in horse showing. The family was very active in Gymkhana every weekend and the shows didn't slow down until a...

 

Crowd surprises with a cappella 'Star Spangled Banner'

I doubted that it could happen in this day and age, but I was wrong. I wasn’t even sure that a crowd at a high school basketball game could get it together and sing the “Star Spangled Banner”...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 12

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, noon p.m. pinochle, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8...

 

Pink, red mark big day

Valentine's Day is Tuesday, and I asked a few friends what their Valentine's Day plans and style look like. Here, they share their 2017 Valentine's Day and what they'll most likely be wearing, or...

 

School menus - Feb. 12

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast wrap. Lunch — Cheeseburger mac and cheese, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken nuggets w/bbq sauce, mashed potatoes w/gravy,...

 

Choose the right batting for quilts

Information on using inks and stamps to create backgrounds for projects, making junk journals, and creating an English Garden will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30...

 

Club notes - Feb. 12

Curry County Retired Educators Our guest speaker Mr. Whitehurst has a rich history of community activism and involvement through the Lion's Club and the area gun club. During his presentation, we were given insight to the proposed trap/skeet/archery...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 12

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Indians of Arizona and New Mexico documents the little-known world of a young French priest who lived among the Indian tribes in Arizona and New Mexico during the...

 

I need to have a talk with Phil

Six more weeks of winter — I think not. Groundhog Day was last week and I’m starting to put this prognostication holiday together. I’ve found that if you predict a Super Bowl will be held the...

 

Native's a class act

Craig Tatum was born and raised in Clovis. He is the son of Merlene and O.C. Spencer of Clovis. He is a single parent and father to Harmony Tatum, 7. Though he's spent most of his life in Clovis,...

 

Look your best on game day

It's game day and you can bet football fans everywhere are getting the party started early. You don’t have to be tailgating in Houston to sport your best football style and have a good time. So,...

 

Local covers weed control, mulch

Information on hand piecing, handmade gifts and tips for savvy travelers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are...

 

Club notes - Feb. 5

Hi-Plains Toastmasters On Tuesday, Hi-Plains Toastmasters held its weekly meeting from 7 p.m.–8 p.m. at Wheatfields Senior Living Facility. Member Brian Stover delivered a superb speech from his Competent Communicator series manual focused on...

 

School menus - Feb. 5

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on bun, scalloped potatoes, green beans, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Mini tacos w/salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 5

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Right Prayers for Every Need by Christine Dallman, given in memory of Thelma Taylor, is a beautiful collection of prayers that address a broad range of situations...

 

Our People: Touched by Lady Luck

Kit Pettigrew has been a long-time resident of Clovis. He was born on Jan. 12, 1929. He grew up in Grady and was the youngest of nine. His mother, Augusta Mae Pettigrew, was born in 1884 and married...

 

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