Police blotter — March 14

Here are police, sheriff and fire call logs from Monday through 11 a.m. Tuesday: • 12:45 a.m.: Caller reported a group of teenagers causing problem in the playground, 4300 block of Lew Wallace Drive. • 12:49 a.m.: Caller reported an unknown male kicked in his door and walked away, 800 block of Beta. • 2:07 […]

What’s happening — March 14

Today Toddler Time story hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Ethics training — 9:30 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting — 3 p.m., 321 Connelly. Information: 769-7828 Thursday Pre-school story hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Basic computer skills workshop — 9 a.m. to […]

Business digest — March 13

Finance authority accepting applications The New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) is accepting applications through March 30 for awarding low-interest loans for businesses in qualified low-income areas throughout New Mexico. New Markets Tax Credits can provide low cost gap financing to fund projects and business expansions that are more than $5 million. Benefits include lower cost […]

What’s happening — March 13

Tuesday Jail bond forum — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex. Information provided on $9.3 million jail bond issue that goes before voters April 3. Information: 763-6016 Republican women — 11:30 a.m., Dakota’s Steak House, Clovis. Guest speaker is Angie Spears, Republican candidate for state Senate. Information: 575-985-2202 Basic computer skills workshop — 9 […]

Engagement —

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Payen-Pena Mary Lou Payen, of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Victoria Guadalupe Payen of Portales, to Mark Edward Pena of Portales, son of Michael and Carmen Pena of Portales. The bride elect is the daughter of the late Albert Payen. The couple will exchange vows, 4 p.m. March 17, 2012, […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Body Language of Dating: Read His Signals, Send Your Own, and Get the Guy” by Tonya Reiman decodes the nonverbal signals and silent messages that state the other person’s state of mind, providing the tools needed for success in today’s dating scenarios and laying the […]

Club notes —

Beta Phi Seven Beta Phi members and one guest attended the club’s regular meeting March 5 at Collene Baldwin’s house with Laura Loflin and Collene as hostesses. In attendance were Collene Baldwin, Dottie Good, Sandy Heath, Laura Loflin, Rita London, Patsy Lorenz, Bev Miller and Suzy Moore.

What’s happening — March 11

Monday Swearing-in ceremony — 3 p.m., Assembly Room, Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St. For Mayor David Lansford, Commissioners Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, Chris Bryant, Randy Crowder and Robert Sandoval. Information: 769-7828. Local Emergency Planning Committee membership meeting — Noon, 320 Connelly. Information: 763-9485 Tuesday Jail bond forum — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, […]

Movie schedule: March 9 — March 11

Friday 7 p.m. — Man on a Ledge, PG-13

Event listings: March 9

All times Mountain March 9-10• Lucy and the Outlaw6:30 p.m.Cactus Theater, LubbockInformation: 806-762-3233 March 15• Puddle of Mudd7 p.m.Hard Rock Casino Showroom, AlbuquerqueTickets: $20-30Information: www.hardrockcasinoabq.con/entertainment.aspxMarch 16-17• Lucy and the Outlaw6:30 p.m.Cactus Theater, LubbockInformation: 806-762-3233 March 21• The Queen of Bingo7 p.m.Marshall AuditoriumTickets: $17, general admission; $12, students, military and seniorsInformation: 769-4956 March 22• John Michael […]

What's Happening: March 9 — March 15

Friday Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m. Cannon Library

Religion calendar — March 9

Sunday Worship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st St. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Information: 763-4816. Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church. Fellowship and donuts — 9 a.m., Central Christian Church. 9:30 a.m., Sunday school. Worship […]

What’s happening — March 9

Today Yogurt manufacturing facility groundbreaking — 2 p.m., Mid Frisian Dairy, 507 CR 8, Clovis. Information: 763-6600 Musicians jam — 1-3 p.m., Los Abuelitos Senior Center in Portales. Information: 356-5056. Bluegrass concert — 7 p.m., Yam Theatre in Portales. Tickets $10 with 12 and under for free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at […]

Local, national elections gearing up

Kevin Wilson The first Tuesday in November is Election Day. The first Tuesday in March is one of the most important dates leading up to it. “Super Tuesday,” as it’s widely known, is one of the biggest days in the primary process, with 10 states holding primaries or caucuses. States holding primaries include Georgia, Massachusetts, […]

Business digest —

Outreach conference scheduled A small business outreach conference has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. March 13 at the Clovis Civic Center for subcontractors and suppliers to work on a privatized housing project at Cannon Air Force Base. Balfour Beatty Construction is seeking qualified applicants to work on a project of approximately 677 new housing […]

Anniversary —

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Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The couple was married on March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. They have two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is a retired air force airman and printer at Hollands. She is retired from school food service.

On the shelves —

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library “Deep Trails in the Old West: A Frontier Memoir” by Frank Clifford offers an entertaining and informative memoir that paints an authentic, eye-witness picture of how ranchers and ordinary folk lived, worked, kept one step ahead of the law, and stayed alive in the Southwest during […]

Club notes —

Fairfield club The Fairfield club met Feb. 24 at Cheyenne Meadows with 10 members present for a pot luck luncheon. A suggestion was made to help with the angel tree at Christmas instead of holding a secret pal. One day in May was chosen for everyone’s birthday to go out to eat and continue with […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit Lunch — Tater tots, spinach salad and applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Beefy cheese nachos, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit and cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Deli sandwich, baked french fries, lettuce and pickle and seasonal fruit. Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza […]

Survivor's story: Clovis resident is one of few living Bataan death march survivors

Courtesy photo Alvin Fails, 95, of Clovis, a Bataan death march survivor, at his home in February. Tonjia Rolan The horrific memories have faded but not disappeared for Clovis’ Alvin Fails, one of a dwindling number of area Bataan death march survivors. Telling his story from an easy chair, in which he now spends most […]