May 19, 2006
The Chaparral Extension Club took a field trip on May 11 to Muleshoe. There were 12 members, and the Curry County Extension Council President Amy Armenta as the guest.
The group shopped at Carolyn’s Christmas Creations with door prizes won by Barbara Ratliff, Doris Widner and Sylvia Gonzales.
A relaxing and delicious meal was enjoyed at the La Tea Da Tea Room.
While part of the group returned home, the others shopped at Alco and then toured the most interesting Muleshoe Heritage center. Everyone had a wonderful day, according to club officers.
For information about Extension Clubs, call Sheryl Abdill at 763-4256 or the Curry County Extension Office at 762-0296 or 763-6505.
The Grady Club met May 2 at the Ute Lake home of Wanda Page near Logan. She served lunch along with Suzy Powell and Katy Mackechnie.
The attendees wore red hats and decorated purple and pink cookies shaped like high heels for dessert.
Also present for this lake party were Donna Ewers, Edna Pettigrew, La Vera Sours, Maxine Kelso, Margaret Borden, Opal Powell, Margie Woods, Gladys Thomas, Gwen Allen, Naomi Williams, Mava Northcutt and Carol Nash.
Gifts were exchanged. Secret Pals were revealed and new ones were chosen.
Plans were made for the Grady Memorial Day dinner to be served on Sunday, May 28. The Grady community will be celebrating its 100th anniversary.
The next meeting will be in September. Notices will be sent. Officers will remain the same.
Evening Lions Club
Clovis Evening Lions Club celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 29 at the Chaparral Country Club.
Clovis Mayor David Lansford read a proclamation citing some of the many projects the club has completed over the years. He also proclaimed April 29 to May 6 as Lions Week. The Lions Club thanked Mayor Lansford for participating in this special event.
Lions Club President Randy Rhue received the coveted Melvin Jones Award, which is the highest honor bestowed on a Lions Club member. The club now has eight recipients of this honor.
Fund-raisers throughout the year are held to raise money for many community projects, including eyeglasses for students from kindergarten through high school. Unwanted eyeglasses are collected and recycled and used by needy persons throughout the world.
New officers for July 1 to June 30, 2007, are Tommy Merritt, president; Aileen Eastwood, secretary; Bill Whitesides, treasurer; Gene Terry, membership; Bishop Charles Green, chaplain; Virginia Wymore, historian, and Johnny Eastwood, regional chairman.
In addition to the Clovis Lions Clubs, there are clubs in Melrose, Portales and Floyd.
For about any of these clubs, call 763-4539. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome to attend the meetings.
Clovis BPOE Does No. 108 held an informal meeting on May 11 with President Gaylynn Essary presiding. She called for roll call of officers, the reading of the minutes from the last meeting and committee reports. She reminded the Drove that the entertainment committee was hosting the birthday party after the meeting. She also reminded the Drove that this was an informal meeting with no regular business discussed.
The Drove will have a regular meeting on May 27.
The Drove’s birthday is in celebration of being established on May 2, 1954, by founder Gertrude R. Craddock. The duties of the organization are to promote fellowship and goodwill, and participate in charitable and patriotic activities to support family and community.
An informal social was held with refreshments and games.
The Friendship Rebekah Lodge met at 2 p.m. on May 9 at the IOOF Hall. The subject of the meeting was Mother’s Day and the hostess was Serena Goar.
Secretary Evelyn Calder read a thank-you letter from Assembly President Helen Sanderlin, who is emphasizing “Get New Members” this year. She has visited all Rebekah Lodges in New Mexico.
After the business meeting, Noble Grand Serena Goar gave each mother a guess-what surprise gift. Final plans were made for the potpourri stuff and things sale held May 13 to benefit diabetes research.
The next meeting will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the IOOF Hall, 405 Main St.