Amos the churchmouse — Jan. 9

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hopping on a computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos fights the weather the other day boss i opened the door of my cozy little matchbox home in the corner of the church […]

Our People: Riley says helping costs nothing

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Rosalie Riley was born and raised in Portales. She moved to Clovis when she was 20. Riley said she went to work one day and found she was being laid off. She was newly divorced with a small child and had to add the loss of her job to the list of frightening moments. She […]

Terry: Keep calm, and text on

I’m not sure where the technology of communication is taking us — probably for a short ride off of a steep cliff — but I’m sure to be along for the ride. The first inkling that we were all in trouble was when my mother took up email. These days it’s text messaging. Yes, these […]

Nieka Style: 2014 set stage for fashion

What a fashionable year we had in 2014. There was an eclectic mix of fashions from many eras. The one that stood out for me was 1990s fashion and a reality check of how old I am getting when I found myself saying things my parents would say. For example, “I used to wear those […]

Davis: Holiday visits can have itinerary feel

Grandson Jason came in for his all-too-brief visit on the day following Christmas. By the time you read this, he will be back in Florida where, if I lived there, most of Christmas break would be occupied with going to the beach. Here, we did other things, just as fantabulous. It’s essential that the Christmas […]

On the Shelves — Jan. 4

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior by Richard O’Connor reveals why our bad habits die so hard and how we can train our automatic self to make wiser decisions that will interrupt our reflexive responses before they get us […]

Club Notes — Jan. 4

Beta Phi club meeting Six members and five guests attended the Christmas party at Beverly Miller’s home on Dec. 13.  In attendance were Collene Baldwin, Sandy Heath, Jeff Heath, Chris Holtman, Laura Loflin, Patsy Lorenz,  Ralph Lorenz, Miller, Suzy Moore, Cathy Romero and Georgia Rundell. The group sang Christmas carols. Loflin and Moore won door […]

Births

Perez Kaiden Perez was born Dec. 5 to Manuel Perez and Sirina Ramirez, both of Clovis, at Covenant Women’s and Children’s hospital in Lubbock. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Her grandparents are Oralia Aldape of Olton, Texas, Deena Leuea of Bovina (formerly of Clovis) and Luis and Maricella Sanchez of San Angelo, Texas. Her […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 4

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.;  8-Ball Pool, […]

School menus — Jan. 4

Clovis elementary Monday: No school- Holiday time off. Tuesday: No school- Holiday time off. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast burrito. Lunch – Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green lettuce, sliced tomato, delicious apple. Thursday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Meat and cheese enchiladas, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, garden salad and ranch, […]

Amos the churchmouse

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. post-holiday dieter s dilemma now that the holidays and all that good food has ceased for a while boss i […]

Shelburne: Christmas remains our season of hope

“The Season of Hope.” Those are the words emblazoned across the gift bag I just puttered past in our bedroom. And so it is, this great season of Christmas. A season when hope takes center stage. And, sorry if this is picky, I really do think the season is a good deal more hope-full when […]

Dobson: Rememberlutions sound better anyway

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. More often than not, they are broken before the ink is dry on the paper, resulting in a double whammy of failure and guilt. Truth be told, this new year is harder to face than others. I’m still reeling from the unexpected loss of someone who colored my life […]

Christmas is the season of hope

By Curtis K. Shelburne “The Season of Hope.” Those are the words emblazoned across the gift bag I just puttered past in our bedroom. And so it is, this great season of Christmas. A season when hope takes center stage. And, sorry if this is picky, I really do think the season is a good […]

Former restauranteur still going strong

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Mary Casillas-Mendoza at her store in Clovis.

Bio Name: Mary Casillas-Mendoza Profession: Retired business owner Age: 90 Family: Her late husband, Ray R. Mendoza, daughters Christy, Julie and Patricia, son Mike and many grandchildren.   Mary Casillas-Mendoza was born in Jalostotitlan in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Her family migrated to the United States, to San Diego, in 1927 when she was […]

Family tops New Year’s resolutions list

By Clyde Davis Local columnist We’re approaching a new beginning, at least in the year as measured by the calendar we use. Smack in the middle of the biggest week in the holiday season, and it’s a reasonably safe bet that someone this week will bring up the subject of New Year’s resolutions. Yes, I […]

Gluten-free pizza recipe featured

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on adding embellishments to doll furniture, using reclaimed doors, and using one pattern to make four jackets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m.  Tuesday, and for noon on Thursday. Jana Beus makes doll furniture, and she’s going to show several ways to add embellishments […]

Senior happenings — Dec. 28

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.;  8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Sew […]

On the shelves — Dec. 28

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel Levitin describes recent advances in brain science to show how we can organize our homes, workplaces, and lives in order to gain the mastery over the deluge of information that assaults us every […]

Can’t help but ponder circle of life

By Karl Terry Local c0lumnist Do we experience a circle of life here on Earth or is it more like a merry-go-round? I’ve pondered that question a bit since I returned to my hometown of Portales in 2005. After a quarter century of living in different and even wonderful places, coming home — while it’s […]