Our People: Retired doctor thankful for life, honors

Sam Neff  and his wife, Peggy Neff, at their home in Clovis. Sam was awarded a key to the city for his lifetime achievement in September 2016.

Dr. Samuel Neff was born on Sept. 12, 1921, at the Baptist Hospital when it was on Prince Street in Clovis. His parents were Stella and Omar Clyde Neff. His father was a locomotive engineer and his mother was a retired school teacher. Neff is a retired general practitioner and surgeon and member of the […]

Terry: Clown focus should be on behavior

I’ve got to admit to being just a little confused about all the uproar over clowns. I’ve seen several columns, stories and Facebook posts about how not funny clowns are and threatening to jail them, beat them, shoot ‘em. Whoa, folks. Can’t we all just get along here? After all, clowns are people too. One […]

NiekaStyle: Keep sporting style simple

I’m not a big sports fan but it has always been very intriguing to me to watch the games in person. I find it to be a lot more fun and interesting when there are other people to celebrate with and all the excitement is happening around you. But this column is reserved for style […]

Borden: Pressed flowers a fine art

Information about an online magazine called Bella Crafts, mindfulness and making Zentangles will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Ann Butler and Lisa Rojas are publishers of an online magazine called Bella Crafts. Each issue features photographs, instructions, projects and ideas for crafts of […]

Club notes — Oct. 23

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Oct. 11 at Juanito’s Restaurant. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Committee Chairman, stated that a Facebook page had been established for the Curry County Republican committee by Casey Jones. Casey said that 53 posts had been made already. She recommended that each member try to bring a young person […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 23

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.-5 p.m. 8 ball pool; Noon pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Movie day; 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment; Noon machine embroidery group; Noon pinochle; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8 ball pool; […]

School menus — Oct. 23

Portales Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes, apple slices, juice. Lunch — Cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, fries, oranges Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, applesauce cups, juice. Lunch — Chicken strips, mashed potato, gravy, roll, pineapple Wednesday: Breakfast — Muffin, raisins, juice. Lunch — Beef and cheese nacho, pinto beans, grapes Thursday: Breakfast — Egg burrito, banana, […]

Shelburne: What to say about ministry today

“Would you be willing to speak briefly to my seminary students?” In the weeks since one of my best friends and most capable colleagues made that request of me, along with eight or nine other ministers, a fine group whose quality I can only dilute, I’ve been pondering what to say about “Ministry Today.” The […]

Science, spirituality complementary

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Former University of Colorado at Boulder Philosophy Professor Jerry Martin gives his presentation “God and Western Civilization” at Eastern New Mexico University. His presentation addressed how science is complimented by spiritual meaning.

STAFF REPORT The entirety of human nature does not consist of just numbers and statistics but our experiences themselves, according to Former University of Colorado at Boulder Philosophy Professor Jerry Martin. Martin gave a presentation at Eastern New Mexico University Wednesday afternoon called “God and Western Civilization,” in which he said scientific thought — that […]

Our People: Retiree ‘humbled, honored,’ by award

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Elwyn Crume, poses with his wife, Patricia, on a trip to Alaska in 2007, was honored for his lifetime achievements and service and awarded a key to the city in September.

Elwyn Crume was born in Kenna in 1931. He graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in mathematics in August 1951. He graduated from Los Angeles College of Optometry in 1954 and served in the USAF Reserves for over 20 years, retiring as Lt. Colonel. He practiced optometry for 53 years. On Sept. 15, Crume […]

Terry: The show may go on without me

Never let it be said I didn’t play hurt. I just need steroids. Thanks to my arthritic back I spent an afternoon, night and early morning in a couple of the finest emergency rooms in the area. While my skepticism for the state of our health care insurance program slipped more than a few notches […]

NiekaStyle: Halloween dress-up fun for all

Halloween is about two weeks away and if you’re amongst the many who appreciate dressing up for the festivities, you may already have your costume picked out. But there are still some of us folks who will be scrambling at the last minute to find something if we don’t forget all together. The majority of […]

Borden: Cuff bracelets a topic on show

Information on dentistry for young adults and cooking with beans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Dr. J. Tim Rainey will talk about dentistry for young adults and what he means by the “$6,000 death spiral.” He believes dentistry should be transformed to […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 16

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

School menus — Oct. 16

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, chilled pears, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Ham and cheese on croissant, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast […]

Dobson: We’re all blessings, lessons in different ways

People are placed in our lives for a reason. I’ve always believed that … we are supposed to learn from each other. One of my favorite quotes comes from Mother Teresa (so says the internet): “Some people come in our life as blessings. Others come in our life as lessons.” This point has come home […]

Wesley Foundation a blessing for hungry students

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Elizabeth Kirkwood, director of the Wesley Foundation, talks about the virtue of patience with Eastern New Mexico University students during their weekly Wednesday lunch service.

Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling religious organizations on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com A weekly outreach of the United Methodist Church provides food, devotion and an overall welcoming communal approach to Eastern New Mexico University students, according to officials and attendees. The Wesley Foundation […]

Our People: Film extra gets new gig

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Foskey takes a selfie in uniform as an extra on the set of the  film “'Independence Day: Resurgence.”

Addison Foskey was born in California. He was raised in a small town in Texas. He and his family moved to New Mexico 12 years ago and reside in Clovis. Less than two years ago, Foskey was just your everyday handy man. In Clovis, he worked at ENMR-Plateau for 10 years. After that, he started […]

Terry: Nothing like the ‘dining experience’

Have you ever had a dining experience? Not just dinner with your sweetie but something that turned out to be more than just a meal out. The food itself may be great in a dining experience but there is usually more involved. Most of my “dining experiences” have occurred on trips. Maybe it’s not an […]

NiekaStyle: All shoes, jeans fair game

If you follow fashion, you probably already know that Paris fashion week was overshadowed by the Kim Kardashian robbery. I can’t imagine how scary it must have been to be showing off your fashions and accessories on social media during the day to having your life at risk and your most prized possessions taken by […]