Our People: Sports a passion for teacher

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Loretta Vasquez is a mother of two and has worked for Clovis schools for 20 years.

Loretta Vasquez was born a twin and was raised in Roswell. She grew up in a large family with three brothers and six sisters. She said her twin sister was and is her best friend. She and her family moved to Clovis when she was young. Her father served in the Air Force for 21 […]

Terry: I’m a fan of baseball, just not on TV

Baseball was always very good to me — I just never could really stand to watch it on TV. Growing up, from April to October I didn’t go anywhere without a baseball and glove. You could play a game of catch waiting on irrigation water or while dad cut a load of grain. Occasionally you […]

NiekaStyle: Time for transition pieces

We are finally starting to feel a chill in the great outdoors. So far, the weather has been good to us here on the plains but most of us are ready to pull out our warmer sweaters and cozy scarves. Transition seasonal dressing is great because you get to mix your warm and cool pieces […]

Creative Living: Creative packaging tips on coming show

Information on chemical look-alikes, color combinations, and making rolled hem edges will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Connie Moyers is going to discuss different products and their containers in terms of discovering chemical look-alikes. This is especially important in terms of keeping young children […]

Senior calendar — Nov. 6

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry paws; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8 ball pool; Noon pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; Noon pinochle; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. […]

School menu — Nov. 6

Portales Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cereal, cheese stick, apple slices, juice. Lunch — Chopped steak, mashed potato, brown gravy, roll, applesauce Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast bar, graham cracker, applesauce cups, juice. Lunch — Rib-Que sandwich, broccoli, mandarin oranges and pineapple Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast, raisins, juice. Lunch — Spaghetti, green beans, roll, peaches Thursday: […]

Club notes — Nov. 6

Curry County Retired Educators Eileen Massey introduced our guest speaker, CMS Superintendent Balch, who spoke about how our state’s financial situation affects our local school district. Our state depends on oil and gas for our income, oil currently at $40 a barrel, and has set our budget predictions as if we were earning $100 a […]

Faith: African Children’s Choir to perform in Clovis

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com The African Children’s Choir is slated to perform in Clovis next week, but organizers said the group will offer much more than singing and cultural dance expressions — with faith, hope and inspiration being among other elements to be shared. Officials said the choir has been working with the […]

Faith: My take on grocery store conspiracy theory

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “Honey, if you’re going to the store, would you pick up …” asks my wife. Well, first of all, I try to avoid going to the store. I’m not good at it. And I’m easily distracted. I see prices on the rise, and I’m suspicious. It may be low on […]

Faith: Trust is an elusive gift

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist Living in the county, we see our (un)fair share of animals that have been dumped by people. Head Acres is home to many of those who were thrown away like yesterday’s trash and are unadoptable for any number of reasons — age, illness, fear. We’ve nursed back to health scores […]

Family love queen’s crown jewel

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McDaniel participates in Pink Night at the New Mexico State Fair.

Tristyn McDaniel was born and raised in Texico. She is a senior at Texico High School. McDaniel competed in the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen pageant in October and took the crown. She is the reigning Eastern New Mexico State Fair Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. She competed against six other contestants […]

Terry: Canines not very alarming

Sometimes things go bump in the night. Most of the time my brainless dogs react, but not always appropriately. Just the other night they alerted me to the hot tub outside making a strange noise. They both heard it over the TV. One of them went through the dog door barking, the other jumped up […]

NiekaStyle: Beauty Tights are ‘amazing’

Beauty Tights are one of the latest crazes. Why? First, they have crystals. Second, they are made for your health, apparently, and they are $98. Let’s see why. They are compression tights, where they’re tighter at the ankles so that blood flows evenly throughout the legs, calibrated to stimulate an acupressure point known in Eastern […]

Borden: Quick dip how-to’s on coming show

Information on home based businesses, using salt in recipes and adopting a pet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Elena Etcheverry is the founder and executive director for Charity Wings, and she will show how to use a sewing machine to embroider a […]

School menus — Oct. 30

Portales Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick, apple slices, juice. Lunch — Steak fingers, mashed potato, gravy, roll, applesauce Tuesday: Breakfast — Crumb square, applesauce cups, juice. Lunch — Corn dogs, baked beans, cucumbers, pears Wednesday: Breakfast — Benefit bar, cheese sticks, raisins, juice. Lunch — Frito pie, corn, grapes Thursday: Breakfast — […]

On the shelves — Oct. 30

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Foreign Agent by Brad Thor crackles with suspense when a clandestine American operations team readies to launch a dramatic raid, targeting the director of social media for ISIS. When the raid turns into a bloody failure, half spy, half covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 30

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

Religion digest — Oct. 28

United Way, Matt 25 hosting open house United Way of Eastern New Mexico and the Matt 25 Hope Center in Clovis will host a faith-based community open house Nov. 10. According to a press release from United Way, the event aims to get local church leaders and church members connected to the resources that United […]

Faith: Haunted night, holy day

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Deacon Steve Garcia of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Clovis lights candles to demonstrate his church’s rituals for the upcoming holiday, All Saints’ Day.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com While many gear up for Halloween on Monday, Clovis and Portales churches will prepare for a celebration of their own. It’s no coincidence that Halloween precedes the back-to-back Christian holidays, All Saints’ Day (also called All Hallows’ Day) on Tuesday and All Souls’ Day on Wednesday. The three consecutive […]

Faith: Consider the humble house fly

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Ponder, for a few moments, the humble house fly. Well, first of all, “Musca domestica Linnaeus,” the common house fly, maddeningly common, is anything but humble. Unbidden and with no introduction at all, it will enter your home, light on your person, fly up your nose, or into your ear. […]