Terry: Plenty learned in years of marriage

Guys learn a lot in a marriage. I’m not sure women learn anything in matrimony. It’s true, I’ve been married to the same woman for 34 years today and I will attest she knew everything from day one and I knew practically nothing. I learned right off that it takes women a lot longer to […]

Engagements — June 12

Hill-Fenton Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Fenton of Glen Rose, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Fenton, to Jonathan Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duwain Hill of Texico. Chelsea, a graduate of Texas Tech Health Science Center, is a pediatric nurse at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Jonathan is a […]

Senior calendar — June 12

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. business meeting; 5:30 potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. travel meeting; 8 a.m. quilting; 10:30 a.m. travel meeting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 […]

Nieka Style: Kimono best cape for summer

My newest favorite garment for summer is the summer kimono cape. They’ve maintained their trendy popularity for the past few years and I think they are just great for so many reasons. For one, they look great on every body type. If you’re not in your best shape, they are great to cover up those […]

Our People: Dreams come true

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Federico “Freddy” Barros outside his shop Freddy’s Auto in Clovis.

Federico Barros was born and raised in the Philippines. He graduated high school in Guam. His father served in the U.S. military and the family moved to Clovis in 1985. After graduating, Barros immediately left home and started his journey with just a bag in tow. He went to work for a local car dealership […]

Rodriguez: Pray more, worry less

I had a dream not long ago. I was an old lady climbing a flight of stairs stretching up to the sky. As I neared the top, I was losing strength. My load was heavy. I wasn’t sure I could make it. Finally, I swung the heavy bag from across my shoulders and onto that […]

Shelburne: Grumblers found where grace is

A surpassingly strange story it is, and enough to make a math or accounting major bite nails. I’m talking about Jesus’ Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). Here’s the story in a nutshell: It’s grape-harvest in Palestine. A vineyard owner goes out early to hire men to work in his vineyard, and […]

Terry: I prefer unfashionably tucked, thanks

Watching as fashion passes me by gets easier with each passing year. To be honest I’ve not been a slave to fashion since I sent my last nylon print disco shirt and platform shoes to Goodwill. There are a few things I’ll never let go of that keep me out of the loop of fashion […]

Hartsfield: Red lips, cobalt liners are in

How do you wear your makeup? For some women, applying makeup is an essential part of getting ready to go out in public. Some of us may take 5 minutes to apply it and some will take 30 minutes or more. The best part about wearing makeup is that it’s constantly changing, much like fashion, […]

Senior calendar — June 5

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: 11 a.m. Hinkle family and spaghetti lunch 8 a.m. quilting; 10:30 a.m. travel meeting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: […]

Borden: Designer teaches ‘upcycling’ on show

Information on making papier mache caricatures, using shape cutters to make cuff bracelets and preparing flavorful desserts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Artist and crafter Dana Pomroy has a unique line of animal caricatures made from papier mache. […]

Vacation Bible school takes ocean theme

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Jose Bustamante, 10, cuts out his craft for the day Wednesday 
during Calvary Baptist’s vacation Bible school themed “Surf Shack.”

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com Calvary Baptist Church spent this week riding waves and singing songs for its 2016 annual Vacation Bible School titled “Surf Shack.” With an ocean theme, the kids played games, learned stories, did science experiments and rehearsed choreography for a group performance on the last today. Katie Kia, 11, said […]

Dobson: Make memories, not lists

I’m at a weird place in my life. Fortunately, there are a lot of other people who find themselves in the same spot, so I’m not alone. We should form a club. I’ve reached that point, apparently, where “it’s all downhill from here.” Really? Granted, I have days where I think that I bounced back […]

Shelburne: Praising God sumptuous feast for the soul

If life, this world, the universe itself, and all that is most beautiful and joyful in them, from the warm hugs of your three-year-old to breathtaking vistas across snow-capped mountains, from the gurgling laughter of a mountain stream to red-washed Mars winking across the night sky at twinkling Jupiter … If all of that and […]

Our People: Rodeo queen still in the scene

Courtesy photo: Larry Fulgham
Wilma Fulgham poses in a recent photo.

Wilma Fulgham was born in Farwell and raised within the Clovis area through the depression years. She has been involved in agriculture all her life and comes from a family of hard workers. In 1906, her grandfather, Henry Curtis, came to the Texico area on a covered wagon. Fulgham is recognized for being involved in […]

Creative living: DIY tips coming up

Information on using a Kinkajou bottle cutter, how to avoid dangerous items in our purses and pockets and making snack cakes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Elena Etcheverry is the founder and executive director for Charity Wings in San Marcos, California.  She is going to show […]

Club notes — May 29

Kiwanis Int’l of Portales The Kiwanis International Club of Portales held their final luncheon meeting until July, at the YAM Theatre on May 24th. The speakers were Karl Terry, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Sandy Vigil, Executive Director of Portales Main Street. Karl Terry and Sandy Vigil make a great team as […]

Terry: Simmer down over restroom debate

I guess I’m just a man ahead of my time. I actually began alternating my bathroom choices some 35 years ago. I’ve got to admit it wasn’t exactly by choice but it happened in the Logan High School gymnasium one night. I’ll never forget it. I was covering a heated basketball contest between the home […]

Nieka Style: Stay cool with transitional pieces

What does this wicked weather have to do with your style? Not much. So, embrace it. You may actually have to work harder not getting under the weather. The temp is a rollercoaster. Earlier in the month, it was a turtleneck with boots and then shorts and a tank that I wore all in the […]

Engagements — May 29

Hudgins-Pamiloza Merlyn C. Zuleta-Pamiloza and the late Leonides Ibarra Pamiloza of Princeton, New Jersey, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Justine Leigh Pamiloza of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Eric Daniel Hudgins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Ruth and Daniel Hudgins of Cary, North Carolina. The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 11, 2016, […]