School menus — Jan. 24

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch- BBQ chicken sandwich, baked french fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, raisinets. Wednesday: Breakfast- Mini pancakes. Lunch- Soft taco, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, corn, orange smiles. Thursday: Breakfast- Bean burrito. Lunch- […]

Club notes — Jan. 24

Portales Kiwanis Int’l During the last Kiwanis International meeting, Dr. Bob Elliott delivered a compelling program highlighting his travels throughout Asia and a new member became official. A professor of social work, Stephen Melby was inducted into our local KI club. Previously involved with KI of Albuquerque, he especially enjoys the ‘brotherhood’ aspect of connecting […]

Students honor MLK

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Dani Rodriguez, in 11th grade at Clovis High School, is the high school poster  winner.

Editor’s note: Following are the MLK essay and poster winners as determined by Clovis’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commission. First place high school MLK essay: Megan West Clovis High School 11th grade Every student across the nation has heard his name. Every year has a day that honor his life. Every citizen of the […]

Opinion: Worst spiritual disease ‘thinking one is well’

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist In G. K. Chesterton’s “Father Brown” stories, Father Brown is a curious and engaging little priest who often finds himself cast in the unlikely role of detective. In one story, a friend visiting with Father Brown is describing to the clergyman a strange new religion, one of the popular sort […]

Opinion: God always settles his books

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist What about the old adage, “What goes around comes around?” The Bible has much to say about this concept, but it comes from the word of God. Nowhere is it more plain than the story of Jacob. Twin boys, Jacob and Esau, were not in equal standing. The father, Isaac, […]

Clovis native likes people, animal, Raiders

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Martinez is the supervisor at the Animal Control Department for the City of Clovis.

Martin Martinez was born and raised in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School. He and wife Anna Martinez will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in July 2016. They have one grandchild through marriage and are expecting their first grandchild in March. Martinez started a career in the cement business, working for Vela’s Concrete for […]

Terry: Wonder what social media’s like in afterlife

If we could talk with the dead, what would their reaction be to the ways we communicate these days? If somewhere in an alternate universe my grandparents and great-grandparents are somehow connected, how do I contact them? Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, LinkedIn or would I need to hit them on Facetime, Skype or just simple […]

Hartsfield: Globes first style preview of year

The 73rd Golden Globes Awards aired exactly one week ago today and, even though I didn’t tune in to watch the red carpet arrivals, I got a glimpse of some fashion favorites on my favorite online sources. The 2016 Golden Globes was the first major fashion moment of the year. Award season, and any other […]

Borden: Butterball spokesperson teaches Turkey 101

Information on painting papier mache caricatures, cooking turkey and ridding your home of dust mites will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Artist and crafter Dana Pomroy has a unique line of animal caricatures made from papier mache. She will […]

Club notes — Jan. 17

Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa club of Portales met on Jan. 11 at noon in the Zia Room at the Central Annex. President Cozetta Moore called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. and the opening ceremonies were conducted. The minutes were approved. There were 21 members and 2 guests present. Moore drew for […]

School menus — Jan. 17

Clovis Elementary Monday: No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday: Breakfast- Chicken biscuit. Lunch- Turkey and cheese wrap, sweet potato fries, veggie potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- French toast. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, applesauce. Thursday: Breakfast- Muffin and string cheese. Lunch- […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Closed. Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 p.m. line dance Friday: 8 […]

What happened to those Christmas shepherds?

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Christmas is over. Not just the day, but the real twelve-day season. (I’m writing on January 6, Epiphany — think God’s light, the star, gentiles, wise men.) Last night at home our decorations started coming down. This evening we’ll pack away more of the seasonal beauty as our sweet, warm […]

Let go of the things that keep you from God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I read the biography of Andrew van der Bijl, better known in Christian circles as “Brother Andrew,” many years ago so I recently reread his story. Beginning in 1955, Brother Andrew started smuggling Bibles into Communist countries where the Christians were being persecuted and Bibles were banned. On one of […]

Law officer a sports buff

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Wattenbarger is the Director for the City of Portales/Roosevelt County Emergency Management.

Keith Wattenbarger was born in San Pedro, California, while his father was stationed at Fort MacArthur Air Force Base. He was raised in Carson, California, where he played football. After high school he attended Long Beach City College and played football there, as well. In 1983, Wattenbarger was recruited to ENMU to play football and […]

Terry: Veteran Manning may have some games left

My wife got me a Christmas present this year that I would have never dreamed of having back in September. She surprised me and I loved it for a little over a week before I tossed it on the floor last Sunday. That gift was a genuine NFL licensed Brock Osweiler No. 17 Denver Bronco […]

Hartsfield: Fashion hits the gym

What is your gym attire? I don’t claim to be a gym rat. In fact, I loathe going to the gym. Working out is one thing most don’t look forward to doing but choosing to do it in front of others is another. Most people I know who do go to the gym try to […]

Borden: Food, fitness topics on show

Information on the role metabolism plays in fitness and making sock monkeys will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Author and fitness guru Kate McKay is going to talk about the role metabolism plays in fitness. She’ll also share suggestions […]

Club notes — Jan. 10

Curry County Ed Retirees The Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met Jan. 5 at K-Bob’s. Representative Randy Crowder, Senator Pat Woods and Senator Stuart Ingle discussed the upcoming legislative session. They expect a bill to be passed for a two-tier drivers’ license system that will satisfy federal mandates. They expressed concerns about mismanagement of […]

School menus — Jan. 10

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon roll. Lunch- Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast- Sausage pancake on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch […]