Local songbird shares gift of music

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Yolanda Romero is known around town for her singing and cake decorating.

She’s a woman who wears many hats. She’s a wife, mother, singer, cake decorator, sales consultant for Mary Kay, volunteer and so much more. Yolanda Romero, an Alamogordo native, moved to Clovis in 2005 with her husband of 20 years, George Romero, and their four children after accepting a marketing director position at Cannon Air […]

Terry: Italian from Raton had greater good at heart

He might have been an Italian from Raton at the core, but he became a true Portalesano long before his life in the desert ran out on Aug. 20 at age 81. I really didn’t know Tony Gennaro closely, but like a lot of other people who got acquainted with him, if you chatted with […]

Borden: Painting jeans featured on show

Information on making cute colorful birds for decorating and tips on traveling will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Debra Quartermain will combine foam shapes with fleece, fabric and felt scraps to create cute colorful birds that are ideal for decorating children’s rooms, playrooms […]

School menus — Aug. 30

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Grilled chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup and ranch, fruity Jell-O. Wednesday: Breakfast – Muffin and string cheese. Lunch – Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 30

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: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 […]

Club notes — Aug. 30

Altrusa International of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held their annual “Add an Altrusan” picnic on at 6 p.m. on August 22 at Ned Houk Park. The meeting was called to order by President Sherry Turner and the Altrusa Opening Prayer was recited. Present were Sherry Turner, Debbie Smith, Judy Cox, Judith Glikas, Kathy Travis, […]

Pastor inspired by faithful Christians

Dave McFadden

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Dave McFadden has been the pastor at First Baptist Church in Portales for 10 years. McFadden is also an online professor for the religion department at Eastern New Mexico University and for Rockbridge Seminary. What is your […]

Cantwell: ‘King is in the field’ in Hebrew month of Elul

In reviewing the Hebrew calendar in preparation for the upcoming fall Feasts of the Lord, I became aware of the blessings of the current Hebrew month of Elul. There are three unique aspects to Elul, the month of preparation in which Psalm 27 is read daily. Elul is the month of repentance when we choose […]

Road to citizenship ends in back yard

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Paulina Darrell at her naturalization ceremony at her home on Aug. 14.

Paulina Darrell has had a long journey on her road to citizenship, but she will admit that time certainly does fly when you’re a military wife. During her first year of college in Germany, she met her now husband, Ryan Darrell. The two stayed in touch. Fourteen years later, they married and became the parents […]

Terry: Fair dances evolved to big deal these days

I marveled as I watched the crowd slowly scooting around the dance floor, or “slab” as it’s called at the Roosevelt County Fair. The dances at the fair have grown into a huge tradition for families as well as young folks in love. Taking it all in from the sidelines on a cool August evening […]

Borden: Healthy food on budget on upcoming show

Information on creating different tablescapes and building a whole food/healthy kitchen on a budget will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Interior decorator Latriece Brooks will demonstrate how to use fall accessories and create three different tablescapes using what you currently have on hand. […]

Hartsfield: Look to fashion redo’s

Homemade fashion was the thing of my past. Back in college, my girlfriends and I would cut up old t-shirts to make them cuter. We would dye them, cut the arms off and make halter-tops out of them. My favorite trick back then was taking men’s A-shirts (undershirts), dye them pink or purple and then […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 23

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: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 […]

School menus — Aug. 23

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, red delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Grilled chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup and ranch, fruity Jell-O. Wednesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Soft taco and salsa, seasoned pinto beans, […]

Shelburne: Gifted by a God of blessings

Some gifts, some sacrifices, take your breath away. Thank you: two little words stammered out from beneath a gentle waterfall of tears. Though they flow from the wellspring of your heart, they seem so little compared to the gift of the heartbroken family of the organ donor who just gave new life to you or […]

Life saver always on duty

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
CheyAnn Ingram has been a lifeguard for seven years at the Clovis Aquatic Center.

CheyAnn Ingram was born and raised in Clovis. The daughter of retired policeman Mike Ingram and schoolteacher Susan Ingram, CheyAnn grew up riding horses, dealing with cattle and loving the outdoors. During school, Ingram was in the Honor Society and very active in sports. She played soccer, basketball and some front yard football. If you […]

Terry: My dogs count treats every morning

I may not have the smartest dogs in town but I have taught them to count. Well, they don’t count out loud — one, two, three or anything like that — but they know their numbers. For years I’ve kept a ceramic bowl on the dining table filled with jerky dog treats. For those of […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 16

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: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 […]

Creative Living: Magazine bags on upcoming show

Information on using magazine pages to make purses, tote bags and more, plus combining flowers and fruit to create an English garden will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Ann Butler is a designer, author and instructor for Creative Industries, and she’s going to […]

School menus — Aug. 16

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast- Banana Bread. Lunch- Cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- French Toast. Lunch- Mac and cheese, green beans, veggie slices and ranch, assorted fresh fruit, […]