Club notes — May 29

Kiwanis Int’l of Portales The Kiwanis International Club of Portales held their final luncheon meeting until July, at the YAM Theatre on May 24th. The speakers were Karl Terry, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Sandy Vigil, Executive Director of Portales Main Street. Karl Terry and Sandy Vigil make a great team as […]

Terry: Simmer down over restroom debate

I guess I’m just a man ahead of my time. I actually began alternating my bathroom choices some 35 years ago. I’ve got to admit it wasn’t exactly by choice but it happened in the Logan High School gymnasium one night. I’ll never forget it. I was covering a heated basketball contest between the home […]

Nieka Style: Stay cool with transitional pieces

What does this wicked weather have to do with your style? Not much. So, embrace it. You may actually have to work harder not getting under the weather. The temp is a rollercoaster. Earlier in the month, it was a turtleneck with boots and then shorts and a tank that I wore all in the […]

Engagements — May 29

Hudgins-Pamiloza Merlyn C. Zuleta-Pamiloza and the late Leonides Ibarra Pamiloza of Princeton, New Jersey, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Justine Leigh Pamiloza of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Eric Daniel Hudgins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Ruth and Daniel Hudgins of Cary, North Carolina. The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 11, 2016, […]

Senior Calendar — May 29

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed, Memorial Day; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4;1 p.m. bingo’ 6 p.m. jamboree line dance Friday: 10 a.m. […]

On the shelves — May 29

The following books are available for checkout at: Portales Public Library Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Five years ago, Eli Glinn, the head of Effective Engineering Solutions, led an expedition of scientists to recover the largest meteorite ever discovered after it lands on an island off the coast of South […]

Remembering the force behind St. James church

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Ross Calvin, left, stands beside his 5-year-old grandson, Charles Calvin, in the doorway of St. James Episcopal Church in 1953.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer St. James Episcopal Church in Clovis was built almost 75 years ago. The man behind its construction may have been largely forgotten, but an admirer of his work is looking to bring back his memory. In “Ross Calvin: Interpreter of the American Southwest,” author Ron Hamm of Silver City […]

Opinion: God loves us before good works

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A “teaser” on the front of the little magazine touted an article inside: “How to Triple Your Answers to Prayer.” I’m wondering what might be prescribed. Incantations? A caldron filled with a steaming potion featuring eye of newt, tongue of frog? Could I get more answers to prayer (answers that […]

Opinion: Nation needs to refocus on God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Has America forgotten God? Are we still a nation thankful to God for His blessings upon this country? This Memorial Day weekend should remind us of how God has blessed our country through the years. Also, we should deeply appreciate the sacrifices of those who fought for the freedoms that […]

Opinion: Our Lady in Blue, bluebonnets, and the New Mexico connection

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist I just love Texas bluebonnets, so much so that picking this official state flower of the Lone Star State in Fredericksburg almost got me in trouble with the law once. I shared this experience in an old column. The site of bluebonnets — towers of blue taking bows across the […]

Clovis grows a garden

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Clovis locals help plant the lavender and mint field in the Clovis Community Garden.

Terry: The Lord turns out some fine biscuits

I’m not crazy about reposting random stuff on Facebook. I do it on rare occasion because it really hit home. I shared a little ditty the other day that really hit me where I’m living right now. It’s a story about a deacon who got asked by the preacher to lead an opening prayer at […]

Hartsfield: Supplementing key to good look

Some of the best shopping you do is for clothes and shoes. There’s nothing more refreshing to a lover of fashion than to add to or update their wardrobe and looking your best. It recently occurred to me how serious I take my own shopping. It’s like buying art; something you know you will keep […]

Borden: Tips on spicing up meal time

Information on party planning and using duct tape to make pouches and other items will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Party planner Patty Waid is going to show how the food you serve and the environment you create will […]

Senior calendar — May 22

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Hobbs Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4;1 p.m. bingo’ […]

Faith: Less-known Christian holiday coming up

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Bonita Knox, the pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, lights a candle to commemorate the upcoming Trinity Sunday holiday.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer Some Christians say it’s as important as Easter or Christmas. Others don’t give it any attention at all. Trinity Sunday is approaching this weekend, but not all Christian denominations will recognize it. Despite their common belief in the Holy Trinity, many Christians do not observe — or hardly know […]

Opinion: It may take time, but God will raise you up

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist John Piper said: “The proper connotation of saying God works for me is that I am bankrupt and need a bailout. I am weak and need someone strong. I am endangered and need a protector. I am foolish and need someone wise. I am lost and need a Rescuer. ‘God […]

Opinion: Grace may be sweet, but it’s also tough

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Amazing grace. How sweet the sound. Grace, the real thing, is precious almost beyond belief. It’s cool water to a man dying of thirst. It’s life and health to a woman who a week before was lying feverish on her deathbed. Grace really is amazing. But what even Christians, and […]

Up to the challenge


Former school teacher Becky Hahn is celebrating her journey to weight loss. She was born in Albuquerque and raised in Los Lunas. In 1994, she graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and started teaching for Clovis schools. After retiring from the school system in 2010, Hahn decided she wanted to lose weight. Over the course […]

Terry: Content to see where actors get their 15 minutes

We’re all supposed to get our 15 minutes of fame. As for myself, I’ll be content with being in the place where others attained their 15 minutes of fame. With the first trailer out for the locally filmed movie “Hell or High Water,” formerly “Comancheria,” I got to thinking about the places I’ve been where […]