Music dream comes true

Anthony Chavez said since he lived in a small town, Portales, his dream of having his music played on the radio felt impossible. But now his slow Latin R&B music is played on radio stations. Chavez has been through difficult times with his son, Esteban, 4, who was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and lost his […]

Getting lost family affair

By Karl Terry Local columnist Ever been so lost even Rand McNally couldn’t find you? It happened to my favorite sister and I last weekend while trying to find our way out of Midland, Texas. Even George W. Bush eventually found his way out of Midland, but I was beginning to think I was going […]

Memories get better with time

By Clyde Davis Local columnist This approaching week will be homecoming week at Clovis High School. Appropriately, that type of celebration will not happen until some time later at Clovis Christian High; by appropriately, I mean that this allows young adults from either school who are dating or are friends with someone at the other […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 21

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

Flower arranging featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on scrapbooking and flower arranging will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Do you love scrapbook layouts that include a lot of photos? Carlie Robertson says that “flip flaps” are the best answer, and she’ll show how to build interactive photo flaps […]

On the shelves — Sept. 21

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Wash Day by Eve Bunting was given by Lincoln-Jackson Family Center in memory of Ruby Romero. In this heartwarming story set in 1889, young Lizzie helps her grandmother with the family wash, even though she would rather have a tea party with her dolls and a friend; […]

Ironing back to every day routine

Nieka Style By D’Nieka Hartsfield “Go back and iron those jeans” is what my dad would say when we would try to slip a lazy ironing session past him. If he didn’t see a crease in them than they weren’t ironed. My brother and I could not shortcut our way through anything although we certainly […]

School menus — Sept. 21

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers & ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch – Mac & cheese, […]

Club notes — Sept. 21

Portales Woman’s Club The Portales Woman’s Club met Sept. 10th with President June Ferguson presiding. Doncella Caywood gave the invocation and Sheryl Borden led the pledges and collect. There were 19 members and three guests. Previous meeting minutes approved and correspondence read. The door prize was won by Della Kobernick. A signup sheet was passed around […]

Partial faith not enough

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I love my dog. I really do. Most of our family, except for one or two who harbor the little canine no serious ill will but might not be first in line to give her “mouth to mouth” resuscitation should such be required to save her, feel mostly the same. […]

Good grief, what’s with people?

By Karl Terry Local columnist “Each year the great pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch he thinks is the most sincere . . . I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one.” Linus van Pelt “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Good grief Charlie Brown, is there anything […]

Club notes — Sept. 14

Beta Phi Five members and one guest attended the Epsilon Sigma Alpha regular meeting on Sept. 2 at Collene Baldwin’s house. We received 3 letters thanking Beta Phi for the supplies we gave to Domestic Violence awareness in Clovis, the Christian Children’s home in Portales, and the UNM Children’s oncology in Albuquerque. Collene Baldwin, Sandy […]

Where were you when the lights went out?

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Where were you when the lights went out? The lights in the twin towers, and the awareness, reawakened in our nation, that we were not invincible and that we could not take these liberties or this safety for granted. Where, then, were you? I use the term reawakened because conversations […]

Cool weather, cool fashion

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Waking up to the cool, wind-blown rain on Friday was quite surprising to me considering that I check my phone’s weather channel app once or twice daily. I’m obsessed with anticipating what I’m going to wear at least the night before so it’s important to know what type of weather […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 14

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

School menus — Sept. 14

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Meat & cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll Lunch – popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Homemade meat & bean […]

On the shelves — Sept. 14

The following books are available for checkout: Covis-Carver Public Library Industrial Machinery Repair by Ricky Smith was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Gary Boney. This reference guide will help companies reduce costs, eliminate downtime, and increase their bottom line by following maintenance practices that will keep their machinery operating at peak […]

Food plating tips coming up

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making a terrarium, plating food for better eye appeal, and working with yarns will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Making a terrarium is a great way to use various containers, interesting plants and create a little care garden for your […]

Our People: Gardner laid strong roots

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Bestella Gardner stands in front of accolades from her grandchildren while holding great-granddaughter Love Shelby Crockett. Gardner worked for 32 years as a secretary at Lincoln-Jackson Center in Clovis.

Bestella Gardner was known for 32 years as the first person you saw at Lincoln-Jackson Elementary. Somewhere in the last six years, she became more known as former Clovis High and Texas Tech basketball standout Jaye Crockett’s grandmother. The mother of two, grandmother of five, great grandmother of one and military wife retired in 2010 […]

Engagements — Sept. 7

Followill-Pack Chris and Lora Followill of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacey Micah Followill of Melrose, to Zachary Tyler Pack of Clovis, son of Casey Pack and Stephanie Pack of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Oct. 17, 2014, at the Clovis Civic Center. The reception will be at the […]