Professor’s music skills claim to fame

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Schwartz and his wife, Marian, and son, Thallan, left, at the ENMU Mother's Day Brunch in May in the CUB Ballroom. He said his son enjoys posing for photos.

Richard Schwartz is originally from Cherry Hill, Pennsylvania. As a college student, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. Professionally, some of his most memorable highlights were the honors of sharing the stage with many well-known performers including Johnny Mathis, Ray […]

Terry: Bonfire cause of more than front warming

The text message about a fire at the fairgrounds came in just as I sat down to write a column. Reporter’s reflexes caused me to grab for the camera bag behind my chair and I actually stood up before the light bulb came on in my brain. It was homecoming week and there was a […]

NiekaStyle: Boots usher in fall season

Autumn is here and it’s just about closing time on those pretty strappy sandals and summer dresses. Welcome to boot season. Last year, booties and mid-calf high boots were everywhere. The bootie has been revamped to the over-the-ankle fit. These boots are a little higher than your average booties and they still look great with […]

Borden: Designer shows how to make centerpieces

Information on travel items for healthy travel and inspiring home décor will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Business partners Tina Aldatz and Margie Floris are going to discuss the importance of travel and tourism and explain what they refer to as “bleasure.” They […]

Club notes — Sept. 25

Clovis Rotary Club Clovis Rotary Club on Sept. 15 honored two of our finest for lifetime achievements and altruistic service. Drs. Sam Neff and Elwyn Crume came to Clovis in 1957 — Neff as a general practitioner and surgeon and Crume as an optometrist. Rotary’s motto, “Service above self” has been a shared principle of […]

School menus — Sept. 25

Portales Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cereal, cheese stick, raisins, juice. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, corn, mashed potato, gravy and roll, applesauce Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast, applesauce, juice. Lunch — Burrito, french fries, pinto beans, mandarin oranges and pineapple Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast bar, graham cracker, oranges, juice. Lunch — Spaghetti, green beans, salad, roll, […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 25

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry paws; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Allen Theater movie day; 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. […]

Shelburne: Mouse traps, human traps age-old problems

Warning —some mice were harmed in the research for this column. Some of the images contained herein may not be appropriate for small children or squeamish adults. I mean to say a few words regarding varmints (a good word that comes from “vermin”) of the rodent variety. Humans share the world with an incredible variety […]

Students, youth pastors to gather for prayer

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER High school students and youth pastors from the Portales community are gathering for a morning of student-led prayer on Wednesday. “See You at the Pole” will bring together junior high and high school students and their families at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Portales High School. The event coincides with […]

Prosecutor works to serve

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State Prosecutor Brian Stover received a Prosecutor of the Year Award from the New Mexico’s District Attorney’s Association in 2015. He is photographed with District Attorney Andrea Reeb.

Brian Stover graduated high school in Roswell. He comes from a large family where he’s the third eldest of seven children. He met his wife, Stephanie, in college. They both graduated from Eastern New Mexico University. They have five children. Stover and his family moved to Clovis in 2006. He enjoys football and soccer. He […]

Terry: Sometimes a new course is necessary

If necessity is the mother of invention it must be a nagging mother that requires us to reinvent our lives and our businesses. Years ago in a business seminar I remember a speaker telling our group of newspaper publishers that we needed to be ready to constantly reinvent our business model if we were going […]

NiekaStyle: Look to runways for fresh style

Marc Jacobs spring 2017 collection showcased 52 ready-to-wear eccentric and colorful pieces Friday afternoon. For less visionary people, the looks may have been too much for the eye at first, but the collection is made up of so many patterns and textures of eclectic pieces that are perfect for mixing and matching and can be […]

Borden: Discover how to store strawberries for winter

Information on sewing with Kraft-Tex, preserving tomatoes and making a paper purse for treats will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Roxane Cerda will demonstrate how to create various sewing and craft projects using Kraft-Tex, a rugged paper that looks and feels and wears […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 18

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry paws; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; Noon machine embroidery group; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. […]

On the shelves — Sept. 18

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Hand Built Outdoor Furniture by Katie Jackson shows you how to create gorgeous contemporary furniture for your outdoor space. Whether you only have a couple of hours or an entire weekend, these projects are better than anything you can buy, and require only minimal […]

School menus — Sept. 18

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast burrito. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast – Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch – Goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast […]

Shelburne: Real love beats ‘tolerance’

Shhh! If in our society you are about to walk out your front door, it’s important to remember these days that you’re about to step into the temple of secularism. You must be very careful to be quiet and reverent lest you cause any stir in the temple and upset the worshipers in the midst […]

On-campus Bible study tackles deep subjects

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From left, Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library Technical Assistant Sherrye Burleson, Information Technologies employee Daniel Swinford and Third and Kilgore Church of Christ Pastor David Heflin converse at the Church of Christ Student Center Wednesday evening, where they host a Bible study called “Deep Water.”

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER Eastern New Mexico University students and faculty gather each week for “far-reaching worship and discussion-oriented Bible study,” according to attendees. According to Third and Kilgore Church of Christ Pastor David Heflin, the Bible study “Deep Water” is inspired by the Bible verse Luke 5:4 as its central purpose: “Put […]

Terry: Football season off to good start

Football is back, even if Peyton Manning isn’t and that’s always a good thing in my household. My season so far has been great. I got to watch the Portales Rams play their home opener in the new stadium on two nights. I helped with one of the first tailgate parties ever at an Eastern […]

NiekaStyle: Gypsy style a fun fashion

Belly dancing was a physical education class I took years back during my first year of college. It was partially enjoyable because I had a great instructor and two because of the really cool wraps, belts, beads and sequins she would wear. Not only was she excellent in her craft, but she had great gypsy […]