School menus – Sept. 2

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Labor Day, no school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft taco, salsa, lettuce, tomato, orange. Thursday: Breakfast — Smucker's waffle. Lunch — Corn dog, baked beans, zucchini coins w/ranch, […]

Important to respect wildlife

Walking along the new walking trail, off of Prince Street, we heard an odd, high pitched call, repeated several times. The time was twilight, and the shadows were deepening. Looking up into the wooded area, we saw a form which seemed to be the reason for the yapping sound, which was being repeated. Janice thought […]

Cooling systems spoil me

I admire our country's 19th century pioneers for a lot of reasons. Facing down wild Indians, working hard and plowing with mules, cooking on a wood stove, communicating without Facebook and otherwise living life large. But stop some day when it's 105 degrees outside and wonder how they ever made do without air conditioning. All […]

Our people: All the right moves

Lorelei Taylor grew up in Berkeley, Calif., lived in different areas of the West Coast and moved to Portales in 1996. Taylor started practicing yoga in 1971 and has studied under prominent Hindu yoga teachers in California, India and Bali. Taylor's dance career began at age 7 with classical ballet; she discovered modern dance at […]