Senior calendar — July 12

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 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. eggs, gravy […]

Hartsfield: Summer good time for light knits

There is a time when summer knits come in handy. Whether you’re taking a trip to the grocery store, doing some shopping or going out to eat, most likely the air conditioning is on blast. Not only is the weather unpredictable, but we also have to anticipate those shocking temperature changes in the workplace and […]

Borden: Mini greeting cards on upcoming show

Information on protecting children from bullying and making easy and fun miniature greeting cards will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Author Peter Goodman has written a children’s book and will discuss the steps parents and teachers can take to protect children from bullying […]

On the shelves — July 12

The following books are available for checkout at: Portales Public Library Twice in a Lifetime by Dorothy Garlock Clara Sinclair’s life has not quite turned out the way he had hoped. Once happily married, she lost her husband in battle during World War II, and years later in 1954, she is still moving forward by […]

Davis: Nothing like the beach in summer

Beach. Beach becomes a pre-eminent and symbolic theme in my imagination during the summer. Beach, this particular summer of 2015, meant the Gulf Coast of Florida — Destin and Fort Walton to be specific — which is familiar to many residents in this area, due to time spent there with the Air Force. The first […]

Club notes — July 12

Hi-Plains Toastmasters Hi-Plains Toastmasters Club No. 9782 met Tuesday in the Theater Room of Wheatfields. There were five members present. Jon Barr, president of Portales’ Peanut Valley Toastmasters club, was a guest. Bardia Barmaki was awarded best speaker for his speech on the importance of resiliency. Donna Labatt was awarded best evaluator and best Table […]

Teens raise money for church camp

Staff photo: Anna George
Dominic Mascorro, left, 15, and Ashley Ramirez, 15, rehearse on Thursday for their July 19 fundraiser show at the Church of the Nazarene. Money raised will  help send youth to church camp.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com The Church of the Nazarene’s youth group boogied in a Portales parking lot Thursday to raise money to go to church camp in Ruidoso. The kids were stationed in the parking lot of C&S Inc. on West Second Street where they were grilling chicken and hot dogs to sell. […]

Cantwell: In His perfect time, God fulfills for us

As a young wife, I desired children but that goal was not realized for six long, long years. ” Six years times 12 months equals 72 months of waiting. As each month began, I refused to hope, then I couldn’t help myself and I began to hope, then once again, I was enduring the bitter […]

Pastor: Best part of job is the people

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Brad Morgan is the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Portales. Morgan has been pastoring for 17 years and previously served in other churches in the community including Bethel Baptist and Emmanuel Baptist. He is also an electrician of many […]

Teens raise money for church camp

Staff photo: Anna George

Dominic Mascorro, left, 15, and Ashley Ramirez, right, 15, rehearse on Thursday for their July 19 fundraiser show at the Church of the Nazarene. Money raised will  help send youth to church camp.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com The Church of the Nazarene’s youth group boogied in a Portales parking lot Thursday to raise money to go to church camp in Ruidoso. The kids were stationed in the parking lot of C&S Inc. on West Second Street where they were grilling chicken and hot dogs to sell. […]

Pastor: Favorite part of the job is the people

Brad Morgan

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Brad Morgan is the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Portales. Morgan has been pastoring for 17 years and previously served in other churches in the community including Bethel Baptist and Emmanuel Baptist. He is also an electrician of many […]

In his perfect time, God fulfills for us

As a young wife, I desired children but that goal was not realized for six long, long years. Six years times 12 months equals 72 months of waiting. As each month began, I refused to hope, then I couldn’t help myself and I began to hope, then once again, I was enduring the bitter disappointment […]

Hartsfield: Some summer pieces I can’t live without

Insect repellent and sunscreen aren’t the only essentials of summer. Some of us have become attached to some comfort pieces for the season. It has occurred to me that I’ve recently developed a pattern of wearing sneakers with virtually every one of my outfits. It’s not just for a level of comfort but I find […]

Our People: Consignor ministers to community

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Sheila Savitz outside her building, Consigning Women and Angel Ministries, at 104 S. Ave. A in Portales.

Sheila Savitz was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where she owned a real estate company. She moved to Portales in the early 1990’s with her late husband and children. In the late 1990’s, Savitz started out working as an advertising representative at the Portales New-Tribune. She bought […]

Terry: Sound of rain on tin roof refreshing

The promise from the weatherman and the gathering clouds was for a rainy mountain night. Somehow it didn’t happen. I’d actually gone to bed in the tin-roofed cabin we rented on a weekend getaway in eager anticipation of a rainy night. Wouldn’t it be grand to lie there and listen to the thunder roll lazily […]

Borden: Hemming techniques on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on creating an under-the-bed storage bin, preparing fish, and hemming techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Bruce Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax, and he’s going to show how to use dresser drawers to create an under-the-bed storage bin. […]

Davis: Remember what we are celebrating

July 4, the Independence Day of the U.S., represents many things. It is the day on which many beaches in the North Atlantic really get rolling with the tourist trade, since it takes the water that long to actually get warm enough for swimming. It is the day when towns, small and large, gather for […]

Honors — July 5

Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does The Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does of the United States of America held their installation of supreme elected officers for 2015- 2016. They are Supreme President Kristy Marney of Artesia; Supreme President-elect Karen Trachsel of Winter Park, Florida; Supreme Senior Counselor Cathy Schilling of Rochester, Minnesota; Supreme Junior Counselor Carla […]

Club notes — July 5

Hi-Plains Toastmasters Hi-Plains Toastmasters Club No. 9782 met Tuesday evening at Wheatfields Senior Living. There were five members present for the meeting, with Kevin Wilson running the meeting. The impromptu speaking portion was won by Donna Labatt, answering the question, “What moment were you happiest?” Wilson and Labatt updated the club on the weekend officer […]

Senior calendar — July 5

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: Picnic Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1-5 p.m. 8 Ball Pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8:45 […]