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Our People: Ambassador loves animals, sports, music

Mearl Thomas was raised in Tucumcari. She ran track, played volleyball and played football in the series Powder Puff game that was Juniors vs. Seniors. She moved to Clovis in 1972, and always having...

 

Gone is era of landline phones

An era came to an end in the Terry household last week. Actually it died a good while ago we; just hadn’t buried it. That’s right, we pulled the plug on our landline phone last week. I know we...

 

About time for Valentine's Day gift giving

Valentine’s Day is a month away and now is the time to put in some thought about your gift to him or her. It's never too early to conjure up a great gift idea, so let's start with some ideas for...

 

Learn expanded home staging to sell your home faster

Information on making quilted jackets and staging a home for resale will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Rae...

 

Senior calendar - Jan. 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel sing Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafters Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise...

 

School menus - Jan. 14

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Turkey and cheese on goldfish bread, veggie dippers w/ranch, fresh apple, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Apple cinnamon bread. Lunch — Mac and cheese, seasoned...

 

Our People: Independent spirit

Joyce Lowrey was born in 1946 in south Portales. At age 16, in 1962, she dropped out of school and married that same year. By 21, her parents encouraged her to return to school. She studied data...

 

2000s fashion is back

There's a coming of age when fashion starts to become deja vu. This is when you realize you're old enough to have your middle school or high school fashion choices become cool again. The next...

 

Learn about quilting fabrics

Information on using discarded pieces of furniture in new ways, making pop-up cards and selecting fabrics for quilts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and...

 

Senior calendar - Jan. 7

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, 9 a.m. pinochle class,...

 

School menus - Jan. 7

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pan dulce. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, seasoned green beans, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Soft taco w/salsa, seasoned pinto beans, seasoned corn, seasonal...

 

Our People: Each day different on the farm

Rosemary Metcalf was raised in Hertfordshire County, England. She moved to Clovis in 1992. She is married to Ric Metcalf, who is retired from the United States Air Force after serving 30 years....

 

Contemplating life without a real oven

Is there a new countertop appliance in your kitchen after Christmas? Chances are there are a lot of you trying to figure out what’s going to give way on your counter to make room for that new...

 

Last detail: check your hair

’Tis the last day of 2017. Make what you will of the top fashion trends for 2018 — with today's styles varying from paying homage to fashion's past to eccentric accessories and vibrant colors....

 

Designer shows quilting with 'scrappy applique'

Information on ways to incorporate milk, yogurt and cheese in your daily meals, collage quilting and making miniature paper purses to hold treats will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” o...

 

Senior calendar - Dec. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafters Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8:30 a.m. exercise...

 

Our People: Following father's footsteps

Jonathan Martinez was born and raised in Clovis. He graduated from Clovis High School in 2006 and married Heather Martinez in 2009. The couple have five children. Martinez didn't claim to be a big...

 

Blessings, Christmas peace to you all

Earlier this month I found myself in a spirited debate with my preacher about what time of year it was when the birth of Jesus actually occurred. I opted for the late winter early springtime version...

 

Recycle that fab outfit

No one likes to feel like they've wasted a great outfit, especially after putting a lot of thought into the look. Did you look especially nice at your holiday party this year but forgot to take...

 

Use parchment paper for embossing

Information on contemporary open embroidery, making hummus at home from scratch, and making felted projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on...

 

Senior calendar - Dec. 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. sew days, 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure, 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits...

 

Our People: Keeper of Plains history

Jenna Domeischel (pronounced Dah-mah-shell) has been the curator of the Blackwater Draw Museum since 2015, and one of the people who helped reinvent the museum after it was moved to its new location...

 

Rudolph changed Christmas forever

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, but do you recall the most famous novelty Christmas song of all? I love novelty Christmas songs from Elmo and...

 

Fur on fashion front

Fashion in the new year is all about color, comfort and a multitude of trends and celebrating individuality. There are many ways to wear your fur in 2018. There are some standout features this season...

 

Club notes - Dec. 17

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on December 13th with President Cami Howl presiding. Following the pledges and Collect, the meeting was called to order. There were 15 members and two guests present. The treasurer’s report was...

 

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