Tossing diapers can’t be good karma

By Grant McGee: Local columnist There’s something great about a new morning on the High Plains. The sun has just come up, the air is still cool and fresh, birds are singing. It’s even better when it’s my day off and The Lady of the House hasn’t given me her chore list yet. This was […]

Sept. 9 Senior Happenings

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: 9 – 11 a.m. coffee klatch; ceramics, cards and crafts; 1-2:30 p.m. Mexican bingo. Tuesday: 9 – 11 a.m. coffee klatch; ceramics and cards. 10 a.m. board meeting; 1 p.m. business meeting. Wednesday: 9 – 11 a.m. coffee klatch; cards, crafts and ceramics. Thursday: 9 -11 a.m. […]

Sept. 2 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. blood sugar checks; 1 – 3 p.m. – bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Thursday: […]

8-26 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 1 – 3 p.m. – […]

8-19 Senior Happenings

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory Monday: 5 p.m. social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 6:30 p.m. musical. Wednesday:10 a.m. Red Hat outing; 1 p.m. crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m. breakfast; noon 42 players; 1 p.m. bingo. Friday: 10 a.m. needle gang; 7 p.m. dance. Saturday: 4:30 p.m. old fashion hamburger and bingo for $3.50. La Casa […]

Spilled coffee tests faith

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I’ve never understood how anyone writes without coffee. It’s been years since I tried anything so foolhardy.   I may drink too much of it, though as evidence of coffee’s health benefits keeps accruing, I won’t concede that point. Friends have suggested that I just hook up an I.V. […]

April 29, 1936

Breakfast at City Drug – two eggs, buttered toast, jelly and coffee – cost 20 cents. … Mrs. Gertrude Burbank reported she had “never been so thrilled … with the flowers that I have received from the Clovis Floral Company.” Clovis’ “Pioneer florist” was at Fifth and Wallace. … Bob Sandusky and his orchestra were […]

Living life afraid more dangerous than what we fear

By Curtis K. Shelburne I’m feeling a bit over-protected. I wrote recently to make fun of some of the “lawyer litter” standing more as a monument to multimillion dollar litigation than to protecting the populace. McDonald’s started it by pawning off dangerously hot coffee on an unsuspecting public, but as I sit writing in a […]

This stuff seems to be everywhere

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist I don’t want to be indelicate (a word that guarantees an audience as surely as “viewer discretion advised”), but I’m increasingly miffed by the proliferation of lawyer droppings. You can’t drink a cup of coffee, buy a garden hose, wheel barrow, or power tool, install a computer program, take a […]

Artist’s need to wander might be inherent

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Someone called it playing hopscotch. My Clovis editor asked if it were a mission to live in every state in the nation. I call it getting out of the rain. And with the rainfall the Oregon coast gets — which lasts through April and has already flooded nearly every river […]

All I want for Christmas

Janet Taylor-Birkey An informal survey of Cannon’s middle tier asked the question, “When you were deployed, what would you have enjoyed receiving in a package?” Here are some of the responses we received, ranging from humorous to sentimental, practical to just-for-fun. No federal endorsement implied. Socks (white) Cheap insoles for our boots Plain notepaper/envelopes Batteries […]

Trade restrictions cost Americans money

By Walter E. Williams: Columnist There are only a handful of products that Americans import that cannot be produced at home and therefore create jobs for Americans. Let’s look at a few of them. We import cocoa from Ghana and coffee from African and Latin American countries. We import saffron from Spain and India and […]

Mastering coffee drinking takes practice

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I’m a novice when it comes to the art of coffee drinking. As a somewhat new sipper of this perked beverage, I’m envious of the grace and skill my parents exhibit in drinking coffee. My first attempts to become a coffee drinker in my early 30s resulted in a scalded […]

Sorrow best when shared

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist T his week my husband left for a long deployment. Perhaps it was the fact that we have a newborn and I may still be under the post-partum blues, or the reality of caring for five children at a time when my baby sitter amicably fired me — a real […]

Giving up smoking ain’t easy

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Today’s lesson is: How to Stop Smoking and Go on Living. My wife, Marilyn, badgered me for years to stop smoking. She also said I should eat at least five vegetables before the sun sets each day. I wondered at the time why she was so eager to keep me […]

July 16 Senior Menus

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.— Dance, music by Deseo. Attendees are asked to bring food. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.—Sopapilla luncheon. Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — […]

Senior Menus 7/9

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Shopping and lunch; 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Board of directors meeting; 11 a.m. — Monthly senior meeting, refreshments to follow. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; […]

Bertram, Marye F.

Marye Frances Bertram, 69, of Floresville, Texas, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, in Floresville, Texas. She was born April 22, 1937, in Santa Fe to Paul and Inez Hopper. Family members said she loved to embroider and cook. She cooked for the Grady Schools long ago. She loved to drink tea or coffee and gossip with her […]

Price gouging starts with our lawmakers

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Here’s what one reader wrote: “Williams, I can understand how the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and Middle East political uncertainty can jack up gasoline prices. But it’s price-gouging for the oil companies to raise the price of all the gasoline already bought and stored before the crisis.” Several other readers […]

May 28, 2006 Senior Menus

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. Refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m.. — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. — Spanish Bingo (Loteria); 2 p.m. — Refreshments. Friday: […]