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Club Notes - May 19

Altrusa International of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly program meeting on May 13at Muffley's Back Door. Members present were Sylvia Bean, Kathy Travis, Judith Glikas, Judy Cox, Carolyn Muffley, Mary Weigl, Glenda Hileman,...

 

School Menus - May 19

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — chicken spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast & Lunch — Cook's choice. Wednesday: Breakfast & Lunch — Cook's choice....

 

WPA footprints still evident

On May 6, 1935, the Works Progress Administration was created to help provide economic relief to the citizens of the United States who were suffering through the Great Depression. The Federal Art Project was one of the divisions of the WPA created un...

 

Anniversaries - May 19

Gomez Joe and Maria Gomez of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2013, at the American Legion in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by children and grandchildren. The couple was married May 31, 1953, in Clovis. They have...

 

Reunions - May 19

Class of 1948 celebrated their 65th anniversary on April 20. Front row, from left, Gloria Crain Wicker, Virginia Beckwith, Lucy Hardestry Harrison, Naomi Brandon Williams, Chris Laughlin Barnett and Jane Ann Marshall Berry. Back row, from left,...

 

Engagements - May 19

Sultemeier-Smith Brad and Lisa Sultemeier of Fredericksburg, Texas, along with Bro. Steve and Kathy Smith of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Ami Elizabeth Sultemeier and Jeremy Glen Smith. The couple... Full story

 

Senior Happenings - May 19

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Abuelitos Bingo Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9... Full story

 

On the Shelves - May 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Exploring Britain's Castles: Celebrating Britain's Magnificent Architectural Legacy paints a vivid picture of the kings, queens, feudal lords, and ladies who lived in some of the... Full story

 

Creative Living: Quilting, skin care coming on shows

Information on creating background designs for quilts and new findings in skincare products will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Quilter and designer... Full story

 

I'm not just related; I'm one of them

It seems I couldn't swing a dead cat around here without hitting a kissin' cousin. Said another way: "I've got more shirt-tail relatives than I can shake a stick at." Or: "My kinfolk hereabouts are more plentiful than warts on a frog." I've worked...

 

Our People: Busy baker

Sharla Beevers co-owned Pawpaw's Pet Grooming in Clovis until she had a stroke in June 2008. The stroke paralyzed the left side of her body, and although she is walking now, she is not fully...

 

Segments of the cattle business draw certain people

The cattle business today has evolved into several distinct segments. Each draws certain people whose personality, skill and savvy make them best suited to that segment. We'll start with the purebred breeders, the architects who design prototypes...

 

Clovis, Cannon team up to clean up highway

The stretch of Highway 60/84 between the Clovis city limits and Cannon Air Force Base has been commonly referred to as an eyesore, a reference to the run-down properties that put uneasiness into the...

 

Wondering if names influence graduate futures

Sometimes I wonder if the names of new graduates will influence their futures. For example, will… Ms. Summers become a global warming expert? Mr. White and Ms. Black argue incessantly with no shades of gray? Mr. Short and Ms. Stack order pancakes... Full story

 

New superintendent to be announced

The Board of Education of Portales Schools is set to announce the district's new superintendent Monday at a special meeting. The search for a new leader, which began after current Superintendent Randy Fowler announced his retirement in February, was... Full story

 

Graduates prepare to enter world of colleges and careers

Another year has passed and a new legion of high school graduates are excited to enter the world of college and careers. After 13 years of school, these graduates will be finally free to make their own choices, mistakes and successes. Here are some... Full story

 

Events Calendar - May 19

Today Portales High School Baccalaureate — 6 p.m., PHS Auditorium. Information: 356-7000. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Adopt-a-Cop Olympics — 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Rotary Park. Second gr... Full story

 

Area Road Construction - May 19

Area road construction and closure information for this week: State and Federal In Portales, Constructors Inc. will be working from East on Second Street, East of Avenue C, and traffic will be restricted to one lane traffic. Also, westbound First...

 

Habitat for Humanity helps family build new home

Gay Luna and her two daughters, Tori and Devyn Alvarado, got straight to work building their home Saturday with the help of Habitat for Humanity during Women Build Week. With no previous building experience, the family had to quickly learn how to...

 

Official: Enrollment declining

Officials at Portales Municipal Schools say a decline in enrollment is the reason for a dip in this year's budget. The budget is down $885,000 from last year's budget of $22.4 million and Business Manager Sarah Marquez says that's an indication that...

 

Young Rams squads hold their own at state

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales girls track coach Sandie Shillings acknowledged her team didn't have a lot of entries in this weekend's Class 3A state track meet at the University of New Mexico track facility, but at least they have something to build on....

 

Police Blotter - May 19

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Caller reported: 12:00 a.m.: Intoxicated driver, Portales area. 3:10 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1600 block of South D Avenue. 3:17 a.m.: Suspicious activity, 200 block of East Quince...

 

Marketplace Fairness Act is unfair

The U.S. Senate, with the support of New Mexico's Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, recently passed legislation called the "Marketplace Fairness Act." The idea is to set up a new taxation regime that would allow states to collect sales taxes on all... Full story

 

Graduates, take time to ponder the long road ahead

An open letter to the class of 2013: Your day has arrived. You're taking another big step on your life's journey. You've walked across a stage, received a piece of paper with some engraved letterhead from the educational institution you've attended... Full story

 

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