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 […]

Borden: Get tips for updating kitchens

Information on preparing sauces and using figs in a variety of beverages will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author, chef and teacher John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate three of the “Mother sauces,” and show multiple uses for each. These sauces […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 11

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

School menus — Sept. 11

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Cheeseburger, mac and cheese, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, applesauce cup, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar […]

Rodriguez: Saints live up to their names

I was sitting on the couch with Mom when the late night breaking news of Princess Diana’s death broke in 1997. This past weekend, Mom and I watched round-the-clock coverage of another iconic death, that of Juan Gabriel. And we also watched the canonization of the iconic Mother Teresa. Mom and I have shared many […]

Brandon: Let God be the strength of your heart

With my son John Scott’s heart issues, I have been thinking about “hearts” much of the time these last few weeks. The Bible has hundreds of scriptures in regard to “hearts.” But I like especially Psalm 73:26: “ My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my […]

Religion: Clovis church to host author


By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER They don’t call her “Big Mama” for nothing. Melanie Shankle is a public speaker and New York Times best-selling author, but her thousands of followers know her as “Big Mama.” Tonight, hundreds of her Clovis fans will gather to meet the writer behind “The Big Mama Blog” as she […]

Religion: Portales church reaches out to area seniors

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Keith Wilks, pastor at First United Methodist Church, leads a weekly Bible study at Wheatfields Senior Living Community Tuesday mornings.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER Although they share the same space, seniors at the Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis said they get the opportunity to know each other better through Bible study discussion. The newly founded Bible studies are part of an outreach by First United Methodist Church in Portales to reach out […]

Our People: Happy in ‘little town’ Clovis

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Christy Corn is a Realtor and native of Clovis.

Christy Corn has lived in Clovis her entire life. She said she loves her “little town” and is happy to call it home. She had her daughter, Makahla Corn, at the age of 16. She is proud to say she has successfully raised her to be a bright young lady. At age 21, Corn started […]