Hartsfield: Less is more with jewelry

Minimalist jewelry pieces have always been my favorite to wear. Adorning myself with rings or earrings that I rarely have to take off is the type of jewelry I like. For instance, I prefer a simple thin gold ring band to a big bulky stoned ring. Much like my manicures that I keep clean and […]

Borden: Easy quilt binding on coming show

Information on quilt binding by machine and essential foods for better eyesight will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Marci Baker is a quilter and author, and she has a solution for quilters who don’t like making a binding — […]

New Mexico is Billy The Kid country

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Billy The Kid escaped from the Lincoln jail in April of 1881, killing two sheriff’s deputies in the process. Lincoln County is approximately 140 miles from Fort Sumner and can be reached by traveling south to Roswell, then West on U.S. 70.

Perhaps one of the most iconic figures in Western lore, particularly eastern New Mexico, is the young man known as Billy The Kid. He is the legendary hero and ultimate bad boy who escaped jails and killed men, perhaps mostly in loyalty to a former employer … depending on which history book you may prefer. […]

Senior calendar — July 3

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. low impact exercise class; Noon, beginning crochet; 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; 6 p.m. line dance Thursday: 8:30 a.m. kaleidoscope coloring group; 8:45 a.m. board meeting; 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 […]

Biblical Worldview Conference held at First Baptist

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On stage, from left, Tatum Robbs, Zach Grafe, Hannah Patrick, Kate Moberly, and Julia Esping perform worship songs Tuesday evening during the Biblical Worldview Conference.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Portales citizens and visitors from out of the city came together for a religious conference which began Monday evening and concludes today at the First Baptist Church. The Biblical Worldview Conference, hosted in collaboration with the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home and the Celebration Baptist Church in Rio Rancho, […]

Rodriguez: A little thanks goes a long way

The purple dinosaur of the 1990s was right when he said “Please and thank you, they’re called the magic words.” In Psalm 50:23, God says, “Giving thanks is the sacrifice that honors me.” In texting lingo, a little “ty” goes a long way. After days of bickering and arguing recently, my daughter, Laura, gave me […]

Dobson: Time is short, uncertain; do it now

For years, my cousins and I have talked about holding a reunion weekend, somewhere in the middle of all of us. We’d talked about meeting up in Arizona, or various other locations. Most recently, I volunteered Las Cruces, where my brother and sister-in-law live. I looked forward to those conversations, and thinking about such a […]

Native still in ag… sort of

Tyler Meiwes takes a break in his truck. He lives in Portales with his family.

Tyler Meiwes was born and raised in Clovis. He grew up on a farm where he worked a lot with his father. Meiwes thought that he would be a farmer himself one day. Early on he learned about concrete and building barns from the ground up, which is part of his business today. Meiwes is […]

Terry: No danger of my ever being a shepherd

I don’t care much for sheep. I get it from my mother who really hates the creatures. The sweater-wearing varmints were not blessed with a great amount of intelligence. God knew this and that’s why he created shepherds. Shepherds know what a flock of sheep will do several hours before the sheep know themselves. A […]

Hartsfield: Denim trendy from head to toe

Blue jeans and other denims have been relevant to fashion and style for as long as anyone can remember. Today in fashion, the denim fabric is being worn from head to toe. Here’s a list of what fashion is doing with jeans and other denim pieces today: • What’s new in color? Black jeans have […]

Borden: Pressed flowers on coming show

Information on making desserts and problems facing pediatric dental patients will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Cookbook author, chef and teacher, John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate two recipes for desserts found in his […]

Senior calendar — June 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 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; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

Escape to White Sands

Courtesy photos: Mike Jimenez
White Sands National Monument can be reached via U. S. 70 West and is 
approximately 275 miles from Clovis.

Appearing like a shimmering mirage from some Arabian Nights tale, the White Sands National Monument, located west of Alamogordo, is such a striking image it can be seen from space. But for local visitors, it offers a variety of activities and hiking trails to satisfy any visitor’s appetite. According to Rebecca Burghart, chief of interpretation […]

On the shelves — June 26

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault has been donated in appreciation of teachers Barbara St. John and Kara Stageberg. This delightful romp is a story of the lowercase alphabet with attitude. When a, b, and c decide to race […]

First United Methodist wraps VBS

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Taryn Wood (on stage) takes participants “surfing” during Vacation Bible School sanctuary.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com First United Methodist Church is finishing its Vacation Bible School study tonight, which began on Monday for children as young as three years old through students in the fifth grade. The mission of the program, according to volunteer Kelsey Prince, is to help the Dig Deep organization, which provides […]

Shelburne: It’s not the square; it’s the quilt

A number of analogies would probably work. It’s not the chapter; it’s the book. It’s not the note; it’s the song. It’s not the song; it’s the symphony. But I think I like this one best: It’s not the square; it’s the quilt. I’ve officiated at, helped with, or attended, too many funerals recently. Funerals […]

Rodriguez: Iconic picture of Jesus stirs memories

When I was a child, we were constantly walking by Grandpa Madrid’s La-Z-Boy chair, which rested just a few steps from the front door, as we walked in and out of the house, especially during summer days of playing outside. That chair had the best TV-watching view in the house. If you were sitting in […]

Inspired to live the fit life

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Jessica Sammons is an online health and fitness coach.

Jessica Sammons was born and raised in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School with the class of 2000. She has been employed with ENMRSH for 16 years and is a CLSS, Community Living Support Staff. She is a member of the Clovis Future Farmers of America (FFA) and is married with three children. Sammons […]

Terry: Pink boots in Bonito don’t care for horse trading

Who doesn’t like a horse trade? I found out last weekend horse tradin’ ain’t necessarily everybody’s cup of cowboy coffee. Let me set the scene for you. On a weekend getaway to the Ruidoso area, my honey had just finished touring the museum at Fort Stanton as terrific thunder and lightning began to crack way […]

Arrays near Socorro ‘magnificent’

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Mike Jimenez
The radio 
telescopes are located west of Socorro.

New Mexico is home to one of the most unique and mysterious wonders of the world. Unfortunately, not many people know about it. About four hours west of Clovis on U.S. 60 is the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). Here, a collection of 27 radio telescopes set in a Y-shaped pattern are located […]