Pintores Artist of the Month — June 2014

Doris Skoog Wallace I grew up in Illinois and became an art teacher at Northern Illinois University. After a teaching a year in Illinois, I moved to Clovis as did my dad’s sister Eldie Skoog Johnson, did so years before. I taught elementary art at Center School, Lincoln Jackson, Eugene Field and La Casita. When […]

Honor Rolls — June 15

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Clovis High School Sophomores Erick Akins Jr Julissa J. Alfaro Tamarys R. Apple Jashawn N. Balancier Sierra M. Bargas Lola Beltran Eric D. Benton Tessa N. Bernet Emily P. Berry James T. Bonner Jayden L. Brown Earl J. Bryant Chesney C. […]

Creative Living: Learn how to save herbs

Information on animals and PTSD, preserving fresh herbs, and products for water-retaining plants will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue, and he’s going to explain how animals who have been trained through a program called Animals Helping People can help anyone […]

Club Notes — June 15

Food Storage 101 The June 5 Food Storage 101 weekly Thursday night class featured Keith Wattenbarger, Portales LEPC chairman, who spoke on emergencies we could face in our area. He encouraged us to make an emergency escape plan, a 72-hour kit with food, water, first aid supplies,clothing, etc., listed on the U.S. Homeland Security web […]

On the Shelves — June 15

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Hatfields and the McCoys by Bruce Wexler explores the historic feud that ran for nearly three decades between two iconic American families, beginning with the two patriarchs that started it all, and revealing how this terrible episode became the symbol of pointless and bitter […]

Senior calendar — June 15

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); […]

Santa Fe trip need not drain entire paycheck

Three hours, on a good day, with the wind at your back. Three and a half hours, under a more normal time frame. In all, to make it even more appealing, those are pretty easy drive hours. I’m talking about the time frame needed to get to Santa Fe. With all of that, one might […]

Anniversaries — June 15

Crume Elwyn and Patricia Crume of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2014. The were married June 11, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. They have three children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

High-tech signs, low art value

A popular song from my youth decried the use of signs as stepping on our freedoms. “Signs, signs, everywhere a sign, blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the signs,” proclaimed the song by Five Man Electrical Group. They say signs have been around since before formal […]

Nieka Style: Dumb dressing can afflict anybody

I have to admit there are some shows I watch purely for the fashion. When watching a program the first thing I notice is a person’s styling sensibility or lack there of. I tune in to be inspired by something or someone fabulous. Either that or I end up critiquing the one that needs help […]

Place to call home

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Home School Co-op member Kala Adair of Clovis works on a lesson Thursday at Central Christian Church.

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com A gymnasium, more than nearly 15 classrooms, two kitchens and a large, fenced-in outdoor area have remained quiet and unused following a drop in membership at Central Christian Church. But not for long. Those associated with the church, located at 300 W. 14th St., have found a reason — […]

Amos the churchmouse — freddie flea s loving dad

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. freddie flea s loving dad boss have i told you how freddie flea became reunited with his father question mark here you remember […]

God sees we all need help, grants it

Even though it has been many years ago, I still remember some of the experiences our family had when we lived in Kansas City, Kansas. On such experience is when we would go to pick up Mother in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Mother taught part time at a business college while she attended […]

The best father of all is the Father of all

  By Curtis K. Shelburne Religion columnist Sunday is Father’s Day, and I’ve found myself thinking of Dad more than usual. That’s saying something because I already think of him every day. My father was the finest man I’ve ever known, and being his son is undoubtedly the second finest blessing of my life, which […]

Our People: Passion for helping pets

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Wendy Turner loves her job as a secretary at Eastern New Mexico University’s communicative disorders office, but her true passion is rescuing animals. For years Turner has been rescuing dogs around Portales and trying to give good home to each one. Turner is hosting a pet microchip clinic at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June […]

Never get tired of puppy love

Relief from our boring lives arrived last week in the form of a six-pound ball of canine fuzz. Miss Maggie showed up on the doorstep of my downtown office, next to a busy U.S. highway. When I spied her as I crossed the street she was doing the opposite of the “Little Doggie in the […]

Creative Living — June 8

Information on creating a faux brick wall, using dried and fresh figs and ways to make “green décor” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and noon Thursday Whether you want to cover up a plain wall in your home or create a faux brick wall, Barbara Wurden […]

Davis: Summer great time to give animal new hope

It happened to be New Orleans, but it happens everywhere. It’s not the worst thing one can do to an animal member of one’s family, but it happens so often that it’s worth mention anyway, in the hopes that some will change their behavior. The people who do this, after all, aren’t being intentionally cruel. […]

Nieka Style: When mixing metals, tread lightly

Mixing gold and silver jewelry used to be an anomaly to me but I find myself pairing these two metals together more and more. I would say I wear a little more gold than I do silver. But I find it easier today to pair these two together because styling today seems to have much […]

Anniversaries — June 8

Funk Warren Funk and Janie Funk of Portales plan to celebrate their 60th year anniversary 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ on Third and Kilgore in Portales. The celebration is to be hosted by their children. The couple was married June 4, 1954, in Albuquerque. They have three children, seven grandchildren and five […]