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Vincent Soule was born in Okinawa, Japan, at Kadena Air Force Base, where he spent about a year of his life. He was raised in South Carolina and Iceland before moving to Clovis 20 years ago. His mothe...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 28, 2017 

Summer bike hikes great part of my youth

The start of summer was a great time in my youth. It meant lots of baseball, both organized and sandlot, and bicycling everywhere. Before we moved to town our summer bike riding included what we refer...

 

Men sampling romper fashion

By now, the majority of you pop-culture-savvy people have already formed an opinion about the latest men's fashion trend, the male romper. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the one-piece...

 

Senior calendar - May 28

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 6 p.m. trivia mania Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m....

 

On the shelves - May 28

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Trout Tips by Trout Unlimited, given in memory of Butch Hester, is a comprehensive volume of tips and tactics for anglers from every region of the country, whether a beginning...

 
 By Sheryl Borden    Lifestyles    May 28, 2017 

Quilting technique discussed on show

Information on a new vacuum cleaning system and cooking with Freekeh will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.)...

 

Military roots lead to Clovis

Duane Chase was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Like many other locals, he came a long way from home and ended up in Clovis via Cannon Air Force Base. His father, Johnny Chase, joined the United...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 21, 2017

RoboMaid more entertaining than helpful

A robot vacuum sounded like a good idea. ‘The Jetsons’ had Rosie and recently we had friends who said they loved their new Roomba. Why not? When I located one on sale I couldn’t resist. It...

 

'Tis the season for bargains

The time has come again to shop your discounted fall/winter clothing. As the school year comes to an end, sweaters and jackets go on sale. The huge discounts seem to only happen twice a year during...

 

School menus - May 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Cook’s choice . Tuesday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Cook’s choice . Wednesday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Sack lunch. • Breakfast includes 100 percen...

 

Senior calendar - May 21

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 6...

 

Tips on baking without eggs on show

Information on the AchieveMore method and New Mexico cooking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and speaker, Judi Moreo will explain what...

 

Club notes - May 21

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 11 at the home of Cori Snobble. Members present were Snobble, Vicky Stratton, Kelsey Prince, MagAnn Reynolds, Carol Nash, Nancy Bauder,...

 

Our People: Every day's a learning experience

Deondra Robledo is a Clovis native, known around town as "Didi." Her significant other is Victor Robledo, also a Clovis native. She graduated from Clovis High School with the class of 2000. She is the...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 14, 2017

Had some trouble around treehouse a time or two

My mother allowed us to build our own tree house. Knowing the limited extent of my engineering and building skills today, that seems like a really bad choice she made. But with two-by-fours, plywood,...

 

Derby hats main attraction

The 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs running was on May 6. If you follow, you know the winning horse is named Always Dreaming. But the main attraction was what attendees wore on their heads....

 

Budget meals a topic on show

Information on beginning quilting, choosing a guinea pig for a child’s pet and making a slice ‘n bake gift log will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on...

 

Club notes - May 14

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on May 10 with President Cami Howl presiding. The treasurer’s report was filed for audit, and the minutes were approved. A thank you note was read from Gaynelle Thomas. The club voted to hold all...

 

School menus - May 14

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,...

 

Senior calendar - May 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Election of officers, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m....

 

In service of family, community

Veronica Cordova was born and raised in Portales. She is the daughter of Humberto and Yolanda Sanchez. She has two brothers, Javier Sanchez, married to Heather Sanchez, and Carlos Sotelo. She has...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 7, 2017

Dogs can't help close encounters with nature

As I peered up through the branches inside the canopy of my Blue Spruce tree, I almost jumped backward as I saw the body of a large feline perched high on a branch. For a second there I thought I was...

 

I know, wire hangers are awful

After reading an article from Good Housekeeping titled "50 (Big and Little) Things It's Finally Time to Get Rid Of," I started thinking about some items I need to part with. One that made me laugh...

 

Get creative lighting tips on show

Information on maintaining good pet hydration, making a floral wrap for a wine bottle and ways to discourage bullying behavior will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30...

 

Honors - May 7

Plains Regional Medical Center held its annual awards luncheon on March 28. President June Tinsley introduced Vince DiFranco who gave the welcome. Kathy Mapes gave the blessing. Kelsey Petty and Bailey Garcia Thompson shared their musical talents wit...

 

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