Nieka Style: When mixing metals, tread lightly

Mixing gold and silver jewelry used to be an anomaly to me but I find myself pairing these two metals together more and more. I would say I wear a little more gold than I do silver. But I find it easier today to pair these two together because styling today seems to have much […]

Anniversaries — June 8

Funk Warren Funk and Janie Funk of Portales plan to celebrate their 60th year anniversary 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ on Third and Kilgore in Portales. The celebration is to be hosted by their children. The couple was married June 4, 1954, in Albuquerque. They have three children, seven grandchildren and five […]

Engagements — June 8

Bloch-Perales Jennifer Diomede and Darryl Perales of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Samantha Perales of Albuquerque, to Tyler Bloch of Albuquerque, son of Jane Bloch and Russell Bloch of Battlecreek, Michigan. The couple will exchange vows July 11, 2014, at Desert Greens in Albuquerque. The reception will follow. The bride-elect […]

Honors — June 8

Dewitt Tara Marie Dewitt, School of Engineering and Computer Science, of Clovis, was named to the dean’s list for Fall at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. […]

Senior Calendar — June 8

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;  Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Loteria (Portales). […]

On the Shelves — June 8

These publications are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the city of Clovis floodplain management program, the library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs, including maps of local floodplains, manuals for designing or retrofitting structures, handbooks on residential repair, guidelines for erosion control, and similar topics.  Librarians will […]

Club Notes — June 8

Curry County and Area Republican Women The May meeting of Curry County Republican Women was called to order by President Laquita Terry. Thirty-two members, associate members and guests were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Party chairman, reminded the group to vote in the June 3 primary. Area candidates Andrea Reeb, Greg Southard, Sam […]

Honor Rolls — June 8

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Arts Academy at Bella Vista Third grade A Honor roll Jessica Ceron Malik Daniels Amasa Dixon Aviana Hall Sanora Luscombe Genevieve Martin Felicity Martinez Marisa Meier David Mendoza Ryen O’Neill-Henry Elena Padgett Angel Sisneros Jace Strickland Madison Williams Quinton Williams A/B […]

ENMU renews president’s contract

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents renewed the contract of university President Steven Gamble, giving him a 2 percent raise on Saturday. Gamble’s annual salary will now be $211,039 and his contract will last until June 30, 2018. The contract will go into effect on July 1, […]

Learning the scales

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Kathryn Law, right, shows Cheyenne Lattin, front, and Valerie Russ a western hognose snake at Law’s presentation on Saturday at Oasis State Park. Law said she has raised the snake, named Oink, since birth.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Valerie Russ, who works at Oasis State Park, is not bothered by being around animals, but snakes, she has never liked. When Kathryn Law, from Living Desert Park in Roswell, asked her if she wanted to pet the Western Hognose Snake, Russ was hesitant. Cheyenne Lattin, another employee from […]

Illegal youth costly factor to consider in reform

Increasingly young people illegally crossing into the United States over its southern border with Mexico are unescorted by family members. While some are from Mexico, most are from Central America. Some hope to locate relatives or find work. Some are just trying to escape poverty and crime in their home countries. Children includes all border […]

It’s cliche, but everyone has a story

By Wendell Sloan Local columnist It is a cliché, but — patronizing stereotypes to the contrary — everyone has a story. I have known Matt Hillsman, 78, since his 1986 arrival on the High Plains from Connecticut to pursue a master’s in archaeology — joining son Ian in college. “It’s nice you are here,” Ian […]

Enjoy your political power now

By Ned Cantwell State columnist A lot of us more seasoned New Mexicans, i.e., old people, have had a bellyful of you young folks who think you run the world. Well, you don’t. Look no further than state politics. Just days ago there was a primary election. If its turnout mirrored history, citizens over 50 […]

Foundation gets started

By Christina Calloway Senior writer Roosevelt General Hospital’s Foundation is taking on its first major project for 2014, one it hopes will better the hospital’s service to the community. Staying with the theme “14,” the foundation’s 14 for 14 Campaign aims to raise $14,000 for 14 chairs this year. The chairs will provide patients’ […]

Events calendar — June 8

Today Won by One Concert — 7 p.m., Central Christian Church. Information: 356-6001. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Kids Tennis Camp — 8 a.m. to 8:55 a.m., Portales Rams Tennis courts. For 4-8 year-olds. The camp is free. Information: or 760-4151. Kids Tennis Camp — 9 a.m. to 9:55 […]

Lillie’s life: Full of heartbreak, joy

David Stevens: Staff photo
Lillie Kiyokawa watches a 2007 video in which a classmate, Berna Jene Kreitzberg Sanders, talks about Clovis in the days following Pearl Harbor. Sanders died in 2009; her children met Kiyokawa for the first time on Friday.

By David Stevens Editor Berna Jene Kreitzberg Sanders can rest easier now. Lillie’s OK. When Sanders died at age 80 in 2009, she was still wondering and worrying about her childhood Japanese American friends who were snatched from their Clovis homes soon after the U.S. became involved in World War II in 1941. “All of […]

Police blotter — June 8

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 12:19 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 2200 block of Chaparral Avenue. • 12:19 a.m.: Reckless driver, NM 209. • 2:58 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1300 block of North Reid Street. • 7:16 a.m.: Fire/still alarm, 1100 block of North Thornton Street. • 8:58 a.m.: Motor […]

Welcome Home – June 2014


A magazine featuring homes for sale in Clovis, Portales and other eastern New Mexico communities.

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission, June 7

City honoree Dr. Roy Ebihara, who’s been welcomed “back to the homestead” for this year’s Pioneer Days celebration, shared some surprise information about his family during the Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Library. Ebihara’s older brother, Hiroshi Ebihara, served in the Army during World War II; ironically, in Japan, where U.S. Hiroshi […]

To ‘coach’ football applied to everything

  By Grant McGee Local columnist One time I used an old school bus as a moving van.The problem was it had no brakes. I know that’s stupid and it was probably illegal. I borrowed the bus from a relative affectionately known as “Coach,” a retired middle school football coach. I had been talking to […]