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Our People: Local keeps ministry in motion

Diana Eades Franklin was born in San Antonio and raised in Dallas. Her father was a career Army officer and her mother was a homemaker. Franklin studied art at Arlington State College. She knew she...

 

Prairie dugouts weren't pretty, but got job done

Frontier prairie architecture wasn’t too elegant but it was extremely functional. As I ushered a group of mostly neophyte plainsmen into a replica half-dugout dwelling this week, it was easy for...

 

Ugly sweaters for Thanksgiving, too

You don't have to wait for Christmas to create the ultimate holiday ugly sweater. Celebrate at your Thanksgiving holiday party or family gathering with an ugly sweater theme this year and make your...

 

Stress-free cooking possible with right energy

Information on preparing Mexican cuisine, dairy recipes and adopting stress-free cooking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 19

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, Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafters, 6 p.m. musical...

 

School menus - Nov. 19

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Asian chicken, brown rice, garden salad w/ranch, oriental veggie blend, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast — Glazed donut. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, baked fries, veggie cup w/ra...

 

Our People: Community servant about local support

Sandy Vigil was born in Apple Valley, California. She and her family moved to New Mexico in 1992. Vigil graduated from Artesia High School in 2007. She comes from a family of community servants. Her...

 

Interesting stories lie behind odd place names

As I drove east past the road sign that read Roundup, Texas, my mind wondered about the name, wandering off into thoughts that it might have something to do with the chemical Roundup. No, it probably...

 

Boots go-to shoes for fall

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you're probably getting your fat pants ready. It’s time for good eats and even better Thanksgiving fashion. With all the demands of daily life and yoga...

 

Knit leggings easy to make

Information on using boxes for kitchen organization, sewing knit leggings and making a gumball cupcake will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 12

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: Gospel singing Monday: No daily activities, 5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafters, 6 p.m. trivia mania...

 

School menus - Nov. 12

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, seasonal fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Turkey and cheese on goldfish bread, veggie...

 

Thanks, veterans, for your service

This coming Friday we “observe” Veterans Day in America. I say observe, because the actual Veterans Day is always Nov. 11. We just need a federal holiday in which the many can forget the few who s...

 

Our People: Living hands-on life

Ebony Love was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Hillside High School in Durham in 2005. She joined the Air Force as a maintenance troop at age 20. Her first duty station was to Mi...

 

Fancy tops great with worn jeans

We all have our favorite go-to outfit if all else fails after trying to choose an outfit for a social event. In most cases, jeans are appropriate for just about any occasion. If you're a jeans and...

 

Yes, you can stamp on velvet

Information on eliminating germ-ridden pet bowls, customizing handbag patterns and stamping on velvet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at...

 

Senior calendar

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. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8...

 

School menus - Nov. 5

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, ranch salad, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Mini tacos w/salsa, seasoned pinto beans, seasoned corn,...

 

Our People: Future success in sight

Tiffany Welsh was born and raised in Clovis. She started working for her parents at age 15 at her family's optical business that started as a kiosk in the mall. She married Erick Welsh in 2007 and...

 

Hobbit feet on beauty queen not pretty

It’s a good thing my wife is a complete beauty queen from the ankles up. If the rest of her was as ugly as her feet I don’t know that our love would have endured. Her feet were not too amazing...

 

On the shelves - Oct. 29

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth presents a retrospective look at the Korean War and the years of prosperity that followed. The...

 

School menus - Oct. 29

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Skillet frittata. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, ranch mashed potatoes, California vegetables, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Porkey rib on a bun, ba...

 

Spring looks already on runways

Even though we’re newly into our fall clothing lineup and just thinking about prepping for the chill of winter, the fashion industry is always one or two steps ahead of us. While you're matching up...

 

Learn how to make mandalas

Information on a technique called Quilting As-You-Go and making mandalas will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are...

 

Our People: Doing something good

Patrick McCreary was born in Niagara Falls, New York, the fourth of six children. He is a teacher, designer and technical director in Eastern New Mexico's Department of Theatre and Digital...

 

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