Wind facts

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks A wind vane turns Friday in a gust outside a home on Norris and 21st Streets. Tonjia Rolan “Can you feel the rhythm of the wind in human memory? It is a music in the sky and in men’s souls.” Guy Murchie, “Song of the Sky”

On the shelves — Sept. 18

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Heroes For My Son by Brad Meltzer was given by Jane and Pat Miner in memory of Paul Huerta. To offer positive role models for his son, a father compiles the stories of fifty-two heroes, tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the moment that made them great, […]

Fontenot’s memory honored in tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hunter McLemore watches his tee shot from No. 4 during Saturday’s Tyler Fontenot Memorial tournament at Municipal Golf Course. Dave Wagner Municipal Golf Course is scheduled to be closed later this year, but on Saturday it hosted a four-person scramble honoring the memory of former Clovis High golfer Tyler Fontenot. […]

Forecasting requires short memory

We humans wonder about the future — ours and everyone else’s. The hunger for a glimpse of what might/possibly/probably happen sends people to all kinds of prognosticators. Those eager to attempt answers to questions about the future have been around for a gazillion years. Fortune tellers with crystal balls, palm readers and numerous other “advisers” […]

Lake Erie park site of many joyful memories

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Presque Isle State Park, which occupies the peninsula jutting from Pennsylvania out into Lake Erie, shallowest of the Great Lakes, is the site of many solid and joyful memories for me. The memories begin at about the age of four, and the most recent were formed a couple of weeks […]

Camping trip shows father’s love

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist What is your best memory of your dad ? I hope that you have some positive ones. I hope, in fact, that you have so many, that you cannot answer the question. I remember the football games and wrestling matches he attended, but they are not the most precious memories. […]

Nov. 2, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Dinosaur Trouble by Dick King-Smith was given by Master Electrical Contractors in memory of Jackie Pruet. Filled with dinosaur information, close calls, and hilarious word-play, this prehistoric adventure proves that friendship conquers all. Play “Red Wing” by Stan Welli chronicles four generations of a family […]

Oct. 26 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls of Wisdom from Couples Married 50 Years or More by Sheryl Kurland was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Melvin and Donna Floyd. This treasure trove of wisdom and insight from 75 couples who have celebrated 50 years of […]

Memory from 1978 Clovis tragedy endures

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist A lady friend of mine in Clovis has asked me to re-print the 1978 tragedy column in Clovis concerning the botulism attack to alert those who haven’t heard of it. One of the most dreaded food-borne poisons known to man struck Curry County on Friday night, April 4, 1978. A […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Captured!: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience by Stanton Friedman was given by David, Mary, and Sierra Stalker in memory of Wanda Carter. The famous story of the world’s first documented alien abduction is taken apart, meticulously re-examined by Betty’s niece and nuclear physicist […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway by Dale Mulfinger was given by Bob and Julie Taylor in memory of Sandra Herman. This book presents 37 inspirational examples that show how Americans are building, reclaiming, and transforming this enduring form of architecture for a […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cutting Garden Quilts: Fabulous Fusible Flowers by Melinda Bula was given by the Llano Estacado Quilt Guild in memory of Mary West. Using a simple, paint-by-number style process, this book shows how you can create stunning results with the help of color charts, techniques for […]

June 8, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Lessons From a Lifetime of Watercolor Painting by Donald Voorhees was given by Jimmie and Dorothy Randals in memory of Glen Ray Thompson. An experienced artist presents more than 25 demonstrations of a variety of techniques, practice exercises, helpful tips, and more than 300 illustrations […]

Good lawyers never escape memory

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I have known a lot of lawyers in Clovis and mingled with many of them. Here are some of the lawyers that have helped me: A great friend, Wesley Quinn, was a Republican, as was my father. I’d asked Quinn if he could help me with my father’s will after […]

Feb. 10, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: 100 Classic Golf Tips, edited by Christopher Obetz, was given by Kaye Hardwick in memory of Marge Westfall. Drawn from more than 50 years’ worth of contributions from the world’s greatest pros, each of these 100 essential hints is matched with classic drawings and time-honored […]

Jan. 20, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Fun Way to Better Bridge Play by Harry Lampert was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Marge Westfall, mother of Linda Palla. Starting from the basics, this intriguing beginner’s book offers a very pleasant way to learn the world’s most fascinating […]

A first in Clovis’ future?

Clovis’ historian Don McAlavy reports Gayla Brumfield or Gloria Wicker would be the city’s first female mayor if either is elected in March – “as best my memory tells me,” he writes. “If you wait a while,” he adds, “you might discover a woman becoming president of the United States. But being the Republican that […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The Michelle Wie Way: Inside Michelle Wie’s Power Swing Technique by John Andrisani was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of Pat Mason. The legendary golfer who qualified for LPGA at age twelve, turned pro at sixteen, and became one of the most […]

Dec. 2 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife by Cathryn Ramin explains what happens to the human brain in middle age, the factors that affect its strengths and weaknesses, and the best way to cope when your memory is not what it […]

11-25 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm by Michael Ableman was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Charles Novotny. The remarkable story of one farm’s struggle for survival focuses on Fairview Gardens, a once-rural farm in a vast checkerboard of […]