Cake decorating featured on show

Information on making bolster pillows, decorating cakes and embellishing paper mache boxes will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Author, designer, and quilter, Meryl Ann Butler will show step-by-step instructions for using a 90-minute quilt technique to make quick 'n easy bolster […]

Cats drop opener to La Cueva

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High's baseball team played relatively well but came up short Friday against second-seeded La Cueva on Friday. The Wildcats need a big day today — two wins — to advance to next week's Class 5A state baseball quarterfinals at either La Cueva or Isotopes Field. The second-seeded Bears scored six runs with […]

Club notes – May 6

Curry County Extension Club Curry County Extension Clubs leader training was held April 19 at the extension office with nine club members and four guests attending. Home economist Glenda Belcher presented the program on "Simply Summer Salads," demonstrating a wide variety of quick and easy recipes. The group then sampled these wonderful salads. Club members […]

Ancestor’s legacy fascinating

The roots of my Maxwell ancestors won't leave me alone and that's a pretty cool thing. I don't actually believe in ghosts but on a trip to the heart of Texas to help my uncle celebrate his 80th birthday I found myself on a lonely sandbar searching for the ghosts of my heritage. I was […]

Vixens positioned for run at sixth title in row

ALBUQUERQUE — The Fort Sumner Vixens appear well-positioned in their bid to win a sixth consecutive Class 1A girls state championship. De Baca County News photo: Scot StinnettSenior Victoria Sena of Fort Sumner won Class 1A state girls discus competition at Albuquerque on Friday with a personal best throw of 99 feet, 1 inch. The […]

Average high school graduation rate drops in N.M.

SANTA FE — New Mexico's statewide average high school graduation rate slipped to 63 percent last year, but the Public Education Department said Friday it had changed the graduation calculation to meet a federal mandate. Students are tracked from the time they are freshmen and the latest figures show that not quite two-thirds of the […]

Grand jury clears ex-city employee

A former Clovis city employee will ask for his job back after a Curry County grand jury found no probable cause to proceed with embezzling charges, according to his attorney, Dan Lindsey. Gilbert Martinez, 54, was accused of embezzling more than $10,000 in vehicle parts from the city of Clovis between 2009 and 2011, according […]

Curry County fugitive nabbed during traffic stop

A traffic stop to aid motorists in need yielded an arrest of a subject wanted for eight counts of criminal sexual penetration in Curry County. Marc Davila, 22, was arrested Sunday as a Luna County Sheriff's Office deputy the fugitive and two other people attempting to push their vehicle west on Highway 26 (Hatch Highway) […]

McGee: Pizza place closing remains mystery

Every time I drive by the building where the pizza place used to be I chuckle. I still find it amazing that they packed everything up and moved out practically overnight last fall. I'm not mentioning the pizza place by name because you know how folks are, we live in such a litigious world these […]

In search of ponies: Mothers in animal kingdom have different methods

They build homes, hunt, stand guard during nap time, comfort, nurture and scold. Sometimes they are the most gentle spirits, other times the most ferocious defenders, and often, a little of both. Throughout the animal kingdom, mothers come in all shapes and sizes and approach their responsibility from a multitude of angles. While humans will […]

City Pools opening for summer

With the temperature heating up and school coming to a close, area outdoor public pools will be opening soon. The Portales city pool opens May 23 and Potter Park pool and Hillcrest Park splash pad May 28. Here are safety tips for public swimming pools from ehow.com: Pool safety tips Supervise Children Clovis Media Inc.: […]

Sweet treats sent to deployed troops

Base personnel and members of the Airman and Family Readiness Center from Cannon Air Force Base journeyed to Lubbock, Texas, to meet with a group of girl scouts and receive a very generous donation on April 28. U.S. Air Force photo : Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Richard Gomez, […]

Commentary: Go 'green' in more ways than one

My electric bill for the month of March was $260. How did it get that high? We used plug-in power tools to strip and repaint my husband's car, had several space heaters running at all hours and we used more lights than necessary, which we didn't consistently turn off when leaving the room. After seeing […]

The late shift: Keeping planes in the sky

Operations at Cannon Air Force Base never rest and they never sleep. Many squadrons, such as the 16th Special Operations Squadron aircraft maintenance unit and the 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, keep working all through the night. Air Commandos skilled in hydraulics and engine mechanics work with crew chiefs to service the AC-130H Spectre […]

Event listings: May 4

All times Mountain Friday Lubbock Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Three compositions, including two World Premiere pieces. Civic Center Theater Tickets: $33-$50 Information: www.lubbocksymphonyorchestra.org Friday-Saturday Saloon Drama Series at the Cactus Theater: "Mama Gets Lucky" 6:30 p.m. Cactus Theater, Lubbock Information: 806-762-3233 or www.cactustheater.com Friday-Sunday AKC Dog Agility Trials Texas Tech Equestrian Center, Lubbock Information: 806-535-3794 […]

Movie schedule: May 4 -May 6

Friday 7 p.m. — Act of Valor, R Saturday 4 p.m. — Mirror Mirror, PG 7 p.m. — Act of Valor, R Sunday 4 p.m. — Mirror Mirror, PG 7 p.m. — Act of Valor, R Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331

What's Happening: May 4 -May 11

Friday Push-up competition Fitness Center All Day Military Spouse Appreciation Coffee Bldg. 76 8:30 a.m. Lunch and Learn Cannon Library 11:30 a.m. Advocacy and IEP Process Landing Zone 3:30 p.m. Friday Social Hour Landing Zone 4:27 p.m. Cinco de Mayo First Friday Landing Zone 5 p.m. Free Pizza for Youth Youth Center 5:30 p.m. Fantasy […]

Nurse in Afghanistan dies in Skype chat with wife Nurse in Afghanistan dies in Skype chat with wi

HOUSTON — The wife of an Army officer serving in Afghanistan witnessed her husband's death as the two video chatted via Skype, his family said Friday. The circumstances of Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark's death were not immediately available. The Pentagon said it was under investigation, and his brother-in-law said he didn't have details. "We are […]

Ride raises funds for Levitow memorial

Editor's note: The Q&A was done via email and edited for style and clarity. Courtesy photo Sgt. Chase Taylor participated in a motorcycle charity ride with other members of Cannon Air Force Base in March. The charity ride was organized to raise money for a memorial honoring Sgt. John Levitow, who is recognized for being […]

Summit focuses on veteran employment

Cannon Air Force Base Col. Buck Elton and New Mexico Department of Veteran Affairs Cabinet Secretary Timothy Hale, a previous military member, were guest speakers at the New Mexico Employer Summit on April 26 in Clovis. Alisa Boswell: Cannon Connections New Mexico Department of Veteran Affairs Cabinet Secretary Timothy Hale spoke to New Mexico business […]