Inspired by family

Lillian Bowe: Portales News-Tribune
Dawn Kryder puts up a new poster for the Portales Senior Center. Kryder has been the director of the center and the Portales Area Transit since 2009.

Dawn Kryder, director of the Portales Senior Center and the Portales Area transit, has many hats she wears. From her job working with senior citizens and the bus drivers of PATs, saving more than 25 dogs from the street with her own money, lecturing on the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse, being [...]

Haboob causes dust up

Karl Terry

When someone comes into the building and announces they’ve spotted a haboob, I immediately start checking to see who has their shirt unbuttoned. Of course that might actually be called an aha boob, I guess. I’ll admit that term haboob was confusing at first but I’m starting to recognize it and appreciate the exacting weather [...]

Jewelry care on upcoming show

Sheryl Borden

Information on taking care of jewelry, making a classic Caesar salad and incorporating things from the hardware store into your needlepoint projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kristina Rachel is a jewelry designer and she’s going to show how to take care of jewelry, whether it’s [...]

Club notes — March 23

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 8. Regent Vicky Stratton called the meeting to order and led opening rituals. After the President General’s message, members read the National Defense, Constitutional, Indian and Conservation minutes. Officers gave reports followed by the business meeting. Carol [...]

Winter without snow lacking something

S o last weekend, I finally got tired of waiting for winter to find me. I took matters into my own hands and sallied forth to find winter. Well, it really wasn’t nearly that dramatic. I had promised a group of kids that there would be a ski trip. I had dim hopes as we [...]

School menus — March 23

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -French toast. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch dressing, steamed veggie medley, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Steak fingers, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, strawberry cup. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggie coins with ranch [...]

Senior happenings — March 22

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment 8 a.m.; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Beginning Line Dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Jam session, 6 p.m. Wednesday: [...]

Think before you get ink

T here comes a time in all our lives when we experience the rebel years. Today we are going to talk about tattoos. Are they, in fact, a sign of rebellion? Those objective might say it’s mutilating your skin and is distasteful. But on the contrary, it is all about a person’s perception. What makes [...]

Honors — March 16

Horton Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Peggy Horton as auxilian of the month of January 2014. Horton joined the Auxiliary in January 2012. She volunteers at the information desk.

Anniversaries — March 16

Schwartz Laverne and Frances Schwartz of Clovis are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with their family. The couple was married March 15, 1964, in Portales. Laverne and Frances are retired and living in Clovis. They enjoy traveling and attending their grandchildren’s music, athletic and academic events.