March 30, 2008 Club Notes

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met March 18 at the Extension building to entertain the Ranchvale Club. There were 18 Chaparral members, seven Ranchvale members and one guest, Mildred Hill from Amarillo, who attended. Sheryl Abdill greeted everyone and made introductions. The tables were decorated with Easter bunnies and plastic canvas baskets made […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Club Notes

Claud Rainy Day Extension Club The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club met Jan. 9 with Lola and Aloha Starbuck. Fourteen members read the “Club Women’s Collect” together. Ann Carter read “Still.” There was discussion of the float in the Christmas Parade, the turnout of the public and the minimal publicity. Future meetings were planned, including […]

Nov. 4 Club Notes

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Oct. 25 at the extension building with 13 members and one guest, Paryss, present. Paryss is the granddaughter of Jeanetta Mesner. Mesner read “A Newborn’s Conversation with God.” Roll call was answered with favorite pasttime. Linda Roberts read the minutes. Dorothy Bean gave the treasurer’s report. The […]

Quilters gather at annual festival

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Casey Peacock Verdena Massey and her daughter Gloria Blackwell stand before the Pineapple Pattern quilt Massey quilted and entered into the second annual High Plains Quilt Festival, held at the Memorial Building in Portales. By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Volunteers and vendors alike were busy among the kaleidoscope of colors […]

10-21 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The October meeting of the Encanto Garden Club was held in the home of Barbara Voges. Jill Whitehead, of Evergreen Acres, presented a program on planting tips and plant care for evergreens. She also presented information on tools for trimming and a measured watering system. A silent auction raised funds for local […]

Oct. 14 Club Notes

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently held its general meeting in the Caduceus Room, attended by 30 members. The meeting was called to order by President Ramona Parker, prayer was by Joy Melton and the minutes were read and approved by Carmen Skabelund. Committee reports were given. A report of […]

Sept. 16 Club Notes

Curry County Association of Educational Retirees The first meeting of the new year of the Curry County Association of Educational Retirees was held at the Holiday Inn. Lynda Milburn conducted the meeting. Speaker for the meeting was John Neibling, president of Clovis Community College. Neibling discussed concerns facing community colleges including, lower graduation rates among […]

Sept. 2 Club Notes

Fairfield Extension The Fairfield Extension met at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 in Sharon Ragland’s home. There were 12 members present. A report on the council meeting was given. Hosts for the rest of the year were selected. Members were reminded of the membership dinner, which will be held Sept. 11 at the Extension Building. The […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Decades-old quilt completed

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Sarah Sears of Clovis never finished her quilt, “The Tree of Life,” which she started in 1920. Her daughter, Jan Pisano, now of Boulder, Colo., now in her 80s, asked Liz Judd and a group of ladies who quilt in her building to finish it. “She came by with […]

Education Feature: Patchwork project

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Patricia Thompson, 56, holds a quilt she made for a teaching class at Wayland Baptist University. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Patricia Thompson’s fascination with quilt making and the underground slave railroad earned her an A in her last class. Her quilt has also given her an opportunity to […]

Colorful quilting

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Jeanne Kircher and her family, from left, Kaitlyn, Cole and Savannah take time to visit the High Plains Quilt Festival at the Memorial Building in Portales on Friday. The girls said they thought the quilts were pretty. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Full of color and rich with history, dozens […]

5/7 Organizations

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met April 13 at the Extension Building. Sixteen members and two guests — Valeria Jordan’s daughter and granddaughter — answered roll call by telling their Easter plans. Following a brief business meeting, hostesses Carol Litzelman, Jean Skaggs and Dorris Bourlon served a delicious potluck dinner, with the room […]

4/30 Organizations

Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield Extension Club met on April 14 in the home of Betty Ingram, who hosted with Mary Winkles. Twelve members attended. Marie Wells and Mary Dell won the door prizes. New business included the upcoming birthday party on May 12, and the quilt top made by Sharon Ragland and finished by […]

Melrose Old-Timers’ Day schedule

Melrose’s Old Timers’ Day 2005 Centennial Kick-Off Friday • 1-3 p.m. — Enter quilts, Melrose, cafeteria building. Open to hand quilting and machine quilting. • 7:30 p.m. — Old Timers’ music fest , Melrose P.E. Complex Saturday • 7-9 a.m. — Pancake breakfast, Senior Citizens’ Center • 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. — Registration, P.E. Complex, […]

7/27 Business Digest

Quilt shops holding weekend shop hop Eleven quilt shops in the region have joined together for the third annual Top of Texas Quilt Shop Hop, providing a weekend for anyone who enjoys quilting and fabric arts, according to a press release The Patchwork House. Free gifts will be available for quilt customers visiting the quilt […]

Teams forming for Relay For Life

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Judith Matthews sews a label on a pink ribbon-themed quilt Saturday at her store in downtown Clovis. Matthews is donating the quilt to raise money for Relay For Life. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Teams are now forming for the Curry County American Cancer Relay For Life scheduled for […]

Quilter to showcase her work at ag expo

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Laura Merrick works on a quilt at her Portales home. Merrick, an avid quilter since she was a child, looks forward to participating in the quilt show this month at the New Mexico Ag Expo. The Ag Expo is Feb. 23-25 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. By Tony Parra PORTALES — Laura Merrick of Portales […]

Celebrating the past

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Melrose High School Class of 1973 members Eyvonne Gunn, Sherry Smith, Cindy Mitchell and Becky Hagee enjoy looking at pictures of each others’ children and grandchildren Saturday during Melrose Old-Timer’s Day. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Patsy Qavi left Melrose for California 23 years ago, but traveled nearly 960 miles with […]