Terry: Wonder how far we’ve really come with race issues

This past week I read Agapito “Pete” Trujillo’s new book “Hispanics of Roosevelt County New Mexico: A History” and came away feeling we had made great strides in race relations even though it took decades here in eastern New Mexico. Then in the same week I turn on the television to the coverage of riots […]

Borden: Psychology of color on upcoming show

Information on using essential oils in cooking, texturizing fabric, and discussing how colors affect us psychologically will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Kris Wrede is an aromatic alchemist and natural perfumer, and her business is Kismet Potions. In the aromatic kitchen, Wrede will […]

Davis: May Day cause for merry making for many in history

“Tra La, it’s May, the lusty month of May, that lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray…” So sings Queen Guinevere in the musical “Camelot” and given the time and the place of King Arthur’s court, (if it existed) Guinevere, (if she existed) may indeed have been preparing for a Mayday celebration and merry making. […]

Hartsfield: Style options many for mom

Mother’s day is next Sunday and every mom appreciates a well thought out gift from the heart. If you’ll be shopping for your style savvy mother, wife or friend, here are a few gift ideas: • Wide brimmed floppy summer hat: This is the perfect time to think hats. With one of these mom will […]

On the shelves — May 3

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era by Michael Ross offers an account of a highly publicized crime and the sensationalized trail that followed after two strikingly beautiful Afro-Creole women were accused of kidnapping a white baby. […]

School menus — May 3

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch — Chicken strips w/BBQ sauce, green beans, tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco w/salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce/tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Hamburger on […]

Club notes — May 3

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met April 14 at Dakota Steakhouse. Fifteen were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee chairman, reminded members of the central committee new officers will be elected. He also reminded members of the Silver Elephant fundraiser/dinner in Santa Fe on May 30. Carly Fiorina will be the guest […]

Senior calendar — May 3

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. line dance, pinochle; 2 p.m. beginning line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 7:30 a.m. apron parade, pie auction; 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, […]

Good gates ‘well worth’ investment

By: Audra Brown Getting gates is no fun, running gates is a lot of work, and doing either in the wind is likely to cause bodily harm to something. Nonetheless, gates are very important and the kind of a gate can make all the difference. The most well-balanced and always appropriate sort of gate, is […]

Editing, trust key to storytelling

By: Patti Dobson I came across a quote recently: “Gossip can be entertaining; occasionally, I’ve heard the most fascinating things about myself I never knew” — Vanna Bonta. It reminded me of something that one of my all-time favorite professors, Bill Sheridan, told me: “Never believe your own press, good or bad. You’re never as […]

Proverbs: Sins are not mistakes

By: Judy Brandon What is the difference in a mistake and a sin? When I think of mistakes and think about goof ups like these: Putting the whites in with the dark colors in the wash; adding five eggs to the cake batter when the recipe only calls for two; forgetting to carry the 2 […]

Amos: All tangled up

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos all tangled up boss in case you re wondering why there s kool-aid and coffee stains all over this week s column it […]

Help needed — April 26

Mary Helen Urioste is asking for donations to offset the cost of building onto her home to accommodate the required equipment for her 16-year-old grandson, who suffered a brain stem stroke caused by a blood mutation. An account has been set up in his name, Antonio M. Aragon, at Western Bank in Clovis, telephone number […]

Earth Day important to me

What are your reasons for believing that Earth Day, and its message of ecological awareness, are important? Perhaps I am jumping the gun; perhaps you are not among those who believe this to be true. At any rate, here are some of my own reasons, as we have just passed the annual April day of […]

On the shelves — April 26

The following books are available for check-out at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine by Clifford Pickover lists chronologically such diverse topics as the Hippocratic Oath, human cloning, general anesthesia, and the role of war and violence in accelerating the pace of […]

Spring good for seasonal clothing mixing

Although the weather has been a little bit challenging, I always look forward to springtime. In the spring, you get to express your best styles because the weather is perfect for sampling all seasonal clothing from your very own wardrobe. Some days are cooler than others and so you get to throw on a sweater […]

Club notes — April 26

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met April 8 at Muffley’s Back Door. Brunch was provided by Navie Jucker and Barbara Voges. The nine attending members brought plants for exchange with each other. Annual dues were paid. Loyce Hodges gave a report on the 50 Easter arrangements given to all residents of St. Anthony Nursery […]

Specialist keeps herself, career in shape

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Linda Casaus at her office inside the district court building located at 700 N. Main St. in Clovis.

Linda Casaus was born and raised in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1998. Casaus describes herself a very outdoors person. She enjoys skiing, gardening and barbecuing among many other activities. Casaus sold insurance for seven years at Allstate before she began working at the court offices in 2006. Casaus lost her mother, […]

Don’t see competitive eating in my future

By now you’ve probably heard of little Molly Schuyler. Mother of four, just 120 pounds and knows how to put away the beef steak. Schuyler, who is a “competitive eater,” set the Big Texan Steak Ranch title for a record time eating its 72-ounce steak. That’s the eatery along Route 66 that made Amarillo famous. […]

Cooking for longevity on upcoming show

Information on working with hearty clay, cooking for longevity and using figs in popular food trends will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Dianna Effner is a designer of doll molds, and she will show several dolls and other items made from Hearty Clay. […]