In search of ponies: Programs help pets stay in homes

It's hard to say when exactly it became a money thing. At one time, welcoming an animal into the family was as simple as sharing table scraps, extending the existing resources and making room for one more. But as time went on and society became more commercialized, so keeping pets and products emerged to make […]

McGee: Music collection tough to let go

I've been in the process of getting rid of some things. No, I don't save stuff to the point that the only way through the house is a network of pathways through rooms crammed full of pack-ratted junk. I'm getting rid of things because I don't use them and they take up space. Well, that's […]

Judge gives permission to remove emaciated cattle from ranch

The New Mexico Livestock Board received a judge's permission Friday to remove about 1,000 emaciated cattle from a drought-stricken ranch near Fort Sumner. New Mexico Livestock Board officials served a search warrant at the sprawling Double V Ranch on May 17 and found at least 25 dead animals and others at risk of starving to […]

Engagements – May 26

Sweet-Sumner Mike and Vicki Sumner of Las Lunas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Sumner of Corpus Christi, Texas, to Devin Sweet, of Corpus Christi, son of Tim and Pam Sweet of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 1, 2013, at Fulford Ranch in Brownfield, Texas, with a reception to […]

Births – May 26

Miller Jacob Lee Miller was born May 11, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Richard Miller and Stephanie Warren of Portales He was 10 pounds and 2.1 ounces. He has four brothers, Joshua Warren, Mark Warren, Matthew Warren and Jayson Miller.

Senior happenings – May 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Center Closed – Memorial Day 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 a.m. .- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m.; […]

On the shelves – May 26

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Private: Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History by Denver Nicks relates how a young man from middle America signed on to serve his country and found himself serving a cause far more sinister in order to fulfill what […]

Program deals with the stresses of being a Christian woman

Dianne Nance wants young women to know that they can rise to the top and do anything they set out to do. "Women have a lot of power," she said. "I'm trying to show them that they have that kind of power." Empowering women to meet their greatest potential is the main focus for Nance […]

Photojournalism provides insight into history

The past several weeks, I've been exploring in this column programs born out of the Depression and the New Deal that not only gave men and women a sense of pride by having them work for an income, but also enhanced the beauty and in some cases the environment of our country. Everyone has his […]

Creative living: Freekeh grain, fantasy film to be featured

Information on cooking with Freekeh grain and working with Fantasy Film will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Bonnie Matthews is the co-founder of Freekeh Foods, and she says that Freekeh is the perfect whole grain for vegetarians because it's flavorful and still provides an abundance of nutrients, […]

Vets deserve thanks for sacrifices

This weekend is associated with the ending of school and the beginning of the summer. But more important, this weekend is the time designated as Memorial Day. We must be careful to not view this weekend as something less as what it began. Rather let us view it in light our military heroes that have […]

A view from under the pew: death by cheese pizza

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Our people: Still going strong

At 90 years old, Mary Clotfelter is still going strong. Clotfelter grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and is the middle of five children. During World War II, she was a baby-sitter for the children of naval officers, many of whom worked at Pearl Harbor. Clotfelter met her husband Cecil while getting her degree […]

Poppies call to remember sacrifices

Christmas has its poinsettia, Thanksgiving a cornucopia, St. Patrick's Day its shamrock and Easter is known for lilies. Memorial Day has a simple but bright red poppy as its symbol. I think my first awareness of Memorial Day as a holiday was probably connected to the little Buddy Poppies sold in downtown stores leading up […]

Lawyer named to school board spot

In a unanimous vote, the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education appointed Jennifer Burrill as the board's newest member. Eight prospective candidates were interviewed by current board members at Thursday evening's special meeting. Each candidate was asked the same series of eight questions, and given 90 seconds to answer each one. Burrill, an attorney who […]

ENMU’s Briska 14th in prelims

PUEBLO, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Kaspars Briska finished 14th overall in Thursday's preliminaries of the 3,000-meter steeplechase in the NCAA Division II national outdoor track meet, hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo. Briska, who had a top time coming in of 9 minutes, 4.71 seconds, finished in 9:37.34 on Thursday. He needed to make […]

Religion calendar – May 24

Advent Christian Church Sunday School — 10 a.m. Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Wednesday Youth Fellowship — 4 p.m. Wednesday Prayer meeting — 6 p.m. Address: 2101 East 21st St. Information: 762-0422 Agape Love Ministries Sunday Worship — 11 a.m. Tuesday Prayer — 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study — 7 p.m. Thursday Hour of Prayer […]

What’s happening – May 24

Saturday DWI sobriety saturation patrols — Clovis officers will be targeting drunken and drug impaired drivers. Information: 763-9444. Color Me Fun 5K Run — 9 a.m., Registration. 10 a.m. -11 a.m., 5K/3 mile run/walk. Texico High School. Entry fee: $20, includes T-shirt. Contact Kye Thomas at 693-6420. Monday Clovis Joint Veterans Council Memorial Day ceremony […]

Police blotter – May 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff, and fire calls for: Wednesday Caller reported: 12:33 a.m.: Narcotics in progress, 100 block of North Thornton Street. 9:06 a.m.: Burglary report, 900 block of state road 77 1:43 a.m.: Diabetic problem, 300 block of North Connelly 10:54 a.m.: Child abuse, 3400 block of North Thornton Street. 11:33 […]

Animal cruelty charges being investigated

A De Baca County rancher could be charged with one or more counts of animal cruelty and have his cattle seized, according to 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose. Rose said on May 17, members of the New Mexico Livestock Board, two veterinarians and himself searched the De Baca County rancher's property, inspecting about 500 […]