Our People: Working with students ‘rewarding’

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Regina Griego pauses for a photo with her husband, Gerald Griego.

Regina Griego was born and raised in Clovis. She teaches Sunday school class for 3-5-year-old kids at Clovis New Life Church. She is the secretary for the Wildcat football booster club, which she has been involved with for 3 years. Between work, teaching Sunday school and booster club, Griego describes it all as a whirlwind […]

Terry: Jim Thorpe real 1912 gold winner

Watching the televised Olympic hype over the last week and a half, one has to marvel at the money that flows around the games. Many of us grew up knowing the Olympic Games were reserved for amateurs and professionals weren’t allowed. That slowly changed over my lifetime culminating in the 1992 “Dream Team” from the […]

Hartsfield: Biker shorts are back

I never thought I’d see the day when one of my favorite childhood styles was trending — biker shorts. As strange as they may seem, they work for me. Short shorts aren’t for everyone nor are the loose, baggy ones. I think the last time I wore biker shorts regularly was when I was in […]

Borden: Learn to make Roman shades on show

Information on furniture refinishing and “Nuno” felting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Bruce Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and he’s going to show how to combine fresh ideas with old materials […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 21

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 10 a.m. beg. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: […]

On the shelves — Aug. 21

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library LaRose by Louise Erdrich wields a breathtaking narrative of a tragic accident resulting in one family giving their son to another to keep as their own. As the years pass and the mutual pain of both families eventually begins to heal, their tenuous peace […]

School menus — Aug. 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Oriental chicken, rice and garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, assorted fresh fruit, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Grilled chicken/cheese sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup and ranch, sidekicks, fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. […]

Travel: Cool, scenic Silver City

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Part of the Tour of the Gila Race takes place on the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway, a 93-mile route around Silver City.

For travelers who love the cool mountain air and scenic wilderness, Silver City is located on the Western side of the state and offers some spectacular opportunities for photography and adventures. In order to take advantage of the mountain scenery, drive to Carrizozo, then continue west to Interstate-25 where a left turn heading south will […]

Faith: Church members to meet new bishop

Bishop Erik Gronberg

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com There are more than 105 congregations in the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area, according to the NT-NL website. But only one, Clovis’ Trinity Lutheran Church, resides west of the Texas border. Despite the church’s geographic isolation, the synod’s newly elected bishop wants the congregation to know it’s not alone. […]

Faith: Kids today know their logos

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist Almost every child knows the jingly “Alphabet Song” even before they start school. My two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, Genavecia, already knows that song. Kids know their ABCs. As I recently discovered, though, they also know their logos, sometimes even better than their ABCs. When my hijada (Goddaughter), Stephanie, was a pre-schooler learning […]

Faith: Taking Twitter’s words of wisdom to heart

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I have a Twitter account and I regularly follow people on twitter. Franklin Graham tweeted this on Twitter just this past week when one of our Olympians from the United States won a medal in field and track: “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” […]

Faith: It’s worth knowing how little we know

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Not long ago, one of my favorite columnists, George Will, wrote a column about his favorite columnist, William Zinsser. Zinsser died last year at the age of 92, an amazingly accomplished writer, editor, and teacher. He was literally the man who wrote the book on writing well. On Writing Well […]

Military spouse connects with yoga

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Iwona Tanen, in a mermaid pose, is the owner of 575 Yoga Studio.

Iwona was born and raised in Poland. She lived in the UK for 5 years and received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts for painting. She has 3 younger sisters whom she considers her best friends. She describes herself as having been a hyper child and always had a lot of friends. She started doing […]

Terry: Nipper had a habit of sleeping like the dead

Dogs, like some of the rest of us mammals, are creatures of habit. The two we’ve got now and the many that have passed on quickly became an open book to anyone who pays just a little bit of attention to their habits. Our big dog has always loved his stuffed toys or as we […]

Hartsfield: Knowing yourself key to style

While we all have our own unique approach to style. There are a few qualities that those who are considered fashionable have in common. For starters, style is the greatest introduction of oneself. Designer Rachel Zoe said it simply, ‘Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.’ A great sense […]

Borden: Colorbox ink pad demo on coming show

Information on turning old linens into something new, cooking with Johnny Vee, and making a classic mug rug will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Lisa Rojas is going to demonstrate how to create use Colorbox ink pads to turn […]

School menus — Aug. 14

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch – Turkey and cheese croissant, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit, oatmeal cookie, fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast- Frudel. Lunch – Mac […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 10 a.m. beg. line dance;1 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8:30 […]

Travel: Abiquiu a ‘stunning place to visit’

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At Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu is the home of painting artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Abiquiu sits between Carson National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve.

The Department of New Mexico Tourism has listed Abiquiu as one of the “14 stunning places to visit (and photograph) in New Mexico before you die.” This picturesque setting is the location of Ghost Ranch, home of Georgia O’Keeffe and, a conference center and living museum. Driving time from Clovis to Abiquiu will take about […]

Brandon: Be careful before you judge others

It has been many years past but that Sunday night long ago is still clear in my mind. God knew all about me and my attitude. It was about 1963. The teenagers at church customarily all sat on the three back pews on the right side of the sanctuary. Of course as teenagers we did […]