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Washington major force in shaping country

I spent six hours last week with the first president of our great nation. Or at least the History Channel’s retelling of George Washington’s story. Most of us grew up in a classroom with a...

 

Fear, creativity and selecting jeans ahead on show

Information on what neuroscience tells us about fear and creativity, and selecting the perfect pair of jeans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday...

 

School menus - Feb. 23

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage and cheese bagel. Lunch — Oven roasted drumstick, mashed potatoes, gravy, garden salad, ranch, chilled applesauce, fresh veggies. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini cinni’s. Lunch — BBQ porky rib on a...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 23

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. canasta, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 

On the shelves - Feb. 23

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Highfire” by Eoin Colfer: In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs — now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his...

 

Our people: Single mom striving for healthy life

Elena Flores is a part-time instructor at Eastern New Mexico University, teaching methods and curriculum in physical education and other introductions to health and wellness. Flores obtained a master'...

 

Politics need a little peace, compromise and politeness

I started pondering Chief Ouray the other day and wondered what he could teach us in this politically charged day in which we’re living. For those of you who never lived on the banks of the...

 

Furniture arrangements, sewing techniques ahead on show

Information on furniture arrangement and sewing techniques for making a perfect bag will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain)....

 

School menus - Feb. 16

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Waffle. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked french fries, sliced cucumbers, ranch dressing, sidekicks, fresh veggies. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Mini tacos and...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: Closed. Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8-ball pool, 8 a.m. quilting, 11 a.m. line dance, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m. Trivia Mania. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 16

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “The Body Lies” by Jo Baker: When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote English countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the bustle of London and...

 

Our people: Keeping Alumni Affairs in order

Melissa Sena, 55, is a native to the Portales area. She works at Eastern New Mexico University in the Alumni Affairs office as their administrative assistant. She has been married to her husband...

 

Sometimes no avoiding snow, even in New Mexico

I think I moved back to New Mexico to escape driving in and shoveling snow. This year that plan was working out well until the dang groundhog reared his head. I found myself in the mountain enclave...

 

New safety products, bag making ahead on show

Information on new products for the home that help with safety, and bag making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). As...

 

School menus - Feb. 9

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Orange muffin top. Lunch — Battered waffle chicken bites, au-gratin potatoes, steamed carrots, fresh, fruit, fresh veggies. Tuesday: Breakfast — Homemade sausage, egg, cheese burrito w/salsa. Lunch ...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 9

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. canasta, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 potluck, 6 p.m. games. Tuesda...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 9

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition” by Patricia S. Churchland: Churchland delves into scientific studies, particularly the fascinating work on twins, to explore whether...

 

Our people: Mother to a big, furry family

Jessica Kurtz relocated from Missouri to eastern New Mexico when her husband was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. Roughly five years later, their family has grown to include six dogs and a son....

 

Rest in peace, Mr. Peanut - if you really are dead

May he forever roast in peace. Mr. Peanut is dead at 104. I couldn’t believe it either. Planters was actually killing off the mascot that has had goober-lovers shelling out for shelled peanuts since...

 

Growing orchids, sticky back stabilizers ahead on show

Information on growing orchids and using a sticky back stabilizer in quilting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Heddy...

 

School menus - Feb. 2

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch — Baked pork chop, scalloped potatoes, garden salad, ranch dressing, fresh apple, fresh veggies . Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — Chicken smackers baked tater...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 2

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. canasta, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 

On the shelves - Feb. 2

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Collateral Damage” by Lynette Eason: Honorably discharged from the Army after an explosion nearly killed her, former military psychiatrist Brooke Adams has set up shop to help others...

 

Our people: Hard work and clean living

Kenan "Griff" White, 21, lives in Portales but considers Colorado home. White is in his senior year at Eastern New Mexico University. He is studying communications with a double emphasis in...

 

Wish I could call my dad up on heavenly cell phone in a pinch

I never had a phone conversation with my father while he was on his cell phone. There was never a lot of conversation of any kind between us but it struck me the other day that even though he carried...

 

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