Back on schedule with alarm

By Karl Terry Local columnist I’m tired of stumbling around in the dark. Some folks who know me believe stumbling around in the dark is a natural state for me, but that’s just not so. This time of year it’s dark as the inside of a cow when I get up in the morning. But […]

Nothing like fall in Northeast

By Clyde Davis Local columnist One of the true joys of growing up in the Northeast was the season called fall, something I regret to say we don’t have much of around here. We recently moved my parents from western Pennsylvania to Clovis, and sort of warned them that they needed to be prepared to […]

Nutrients to protect brain featured

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on hiring a team for a remodeling project, foods and nutrients to protect our brain, and re-doing a teen’s bedroom on a budget will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” this week. Showtimes are at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. Why is it important to […]

Club notes — Nov. 2

Curry County and Area Republican Women The monthly meeting of Curry County Republican Women (CCRW) was called to order Oct. Twenty-four members and guests attended. The September minutes and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Party chairman, reported on recent polling trends in New Mexico. Gladys Birdsong, Debbie Spriggs and […]

We are all just fine the way we are

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Injections and fillers and implants, oh my! There are so many procedures out there that I can’t tell what’s real or fake anymore. People are altering their appearances from head to toe. It’s no secret, because you have the proud bunch that will admit to the procedures they’ve gotten and […]

On the shelves — Nov. 2

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Otter Out of Water, by Kathy-jo Wargin was given by Scott and Annette Hulder in memory of Bob O’Brien. In this rollicking story, a playful otter follows two children to their home where he eats popcorn for lunch, swings on the curtains, and encounters the ranger […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 2

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Pinochle; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; Potluck, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m.-5 […]

School menus — Nov. 2

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch – Chicken nuggets, green beans, tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch —Hamburger on a bun, […]

Community ball, turkey dinner being served up in November

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Devany Stone, front, and Carol Stedman whip up thepots of gravy for the lunch meal at the 2013 Turkey Dinner and Bazaar at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The church is hoping to exceed the 2,002 guests the event had last year during Thursday’s Turkey Dinner.

By Joshua Lucero jlucero@cnjonline.com November is quickly shaping up to be a month full of entertainment and food for Portales and Clovis area residents. First United Methodist Church in Portales will kick off the month Thursday with its 61st annual turkey dinner. Traditional turkey dinners will be served for lunch from 11 a.m. until 1:30 […]

Warning: Paragraph one is a lie

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Not only does size matter, it’s the only thing that matters. That statement is a lie; it smells of the smoke of hell. But few lies are more deeply held by our terminally shallow society. We might as well tattoo it on our foreheads. We embrace it like a lover. […]

Our People: Speaking without words

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Kiki Gray signs to her student on Friday during a game of dodgeball at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School. Gray has been working as a sign language interpreter at the Portales School District for nine years.

Kiki Gray didn’t think she was one for languages after failing French in high school, but she said American sign language just stuck with her. When she met her cousin, who was deaf, she always thought about learning the language so she could communicate with him. After she married and had three kids, Gray became […]

Nieka Style: No thanks, I’m just brow-sing

While thumbing through my Instagram feed I stopped on a promo for an eyebrow-filling product. It was not your ordinary brown pencil you use to fill in the gaps for a more defined brow but it was like a mascara product for fuller looking brows. If you don’t know already, the latest cosmetic fad is […]

Creative Living: Psychology of color upcoming topic

Information on the psychology of color and using a template called AnglePlay for quilting will be the featured topics on Creative Living 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Diane Romick, President and CEO of Castle Design Studio LLC, explains that if a homeowner starts with an emotion they want to feel in a room, then […]

Davis: Giving candy isn’t Satanic pact

The reality, for most Christians, at least of liturgical background, is that Halloween is simply the day before All Saints’ Day, a day for the veneration of the numerous saints who serve as examples and models for our faith. The very name, Halloween, is a distorted version of All Hallow’s Even(ing). Opinions vary widely as […]

Engagements — Oct. 26

Sanders-Rice Danny Sanders and Sheryl Sanders of Canadian, Texas, are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Meredith Sanders of Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Justice Rice of Fort Smith, Arkansas, son of Fred Rice and Helga Rice of Seabrook, Texas. The couple will exchange vows on Dec. 13, at First United […]

Volunteer Opportunity — Oct. 26

The Clovis City Commission, at its Oct. 16 meeting, approved an ordinance adding a position for a Curry County resident who lives outside the city of Clovis to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the city of Clovis regarding city parks. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on […]

Reunions — Oct. 26

Portales High The Portales High School classes of 1975 and 1976 are planning a joint class reunion for the summer of 2015. Anyone interested in helping to organize the gathering may attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Combs Electric office building on Highway 467. Information: 575-636-7821.

School Menus — Oct. 26

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch -Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruit Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Soft taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn, orange […]

Honor Rolls — Oct. 26

Floyd Elementary A honor roll Benjamin Arredondo Damian Duarte T.J. Kennedy Rietta Stephens Sherlyn Borreo Benton Cian Landon Dominguez Maebri Knox Star Pflieger A/B honor roll Jay Carrillo Addison Dominguez Reydecel Duarte Nadia Griffith Alondra Mendoza Jenna Prock Noaln Prock Yeray Sanchinel Leiam Snow Ulises Valdivia Charlie Becerra Colton Cain Edwin Gallegos Matalie Holguin Tessa […]

Senior Happenings — Oct. 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Today: Gospel singing, 2 p.m. Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Pinochle; Line dance, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m. – 5 […]