Dobson: All worthy of giving, receiving prayer

When did it become a rule that we have to be “worthy” of someone’s prayers for us? Or, that we have to be good enough to pray for someone else? I read a comment on a social media post that stopped me in my tracks. The Reader’s Digest version was that the poster felt unworthy […]

For pastor, true joy found in fellowship with God

Steve Smith

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Steve Smith has been the pastor at University Baptist Church in Portales for almost 21 years. Smith’s first pastorate was at First Baptist Elida 31 years ago, where he was ordained into the ministry. What are some […]

Shelburne: What is true, right rooted in unchanging God

Pope Francis is here. By “here,” I mean, in the U.S.A. By “is,” I mean right now as I write on the first day of autumn 2015. I pray that his visit is a blessing. What? You’re surprised that a Protestant pastor would pray for the pope? Why wouldn’t I? His leadership and decisions affect […]

System tech collects signs, antiques

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John Orozco stands next to one of his vintage signs in the backyard of his home on Thornton Street in Clovis.

John Orozco was born and raised in Muleshoe. He moved to Clovis about 22 years ago. He grew up loving sports and played football in school. He greets you with a smile and loves to surround himself with family and friends. But that’s not the only thing that surrounds him. Orozco has a keen eye […]

Terry: Season changed mid-soak

I greeted fall in a hot tub. Granted it was a few days early, but it felt like fall, it looked like fall and it sounded like fall. The morning was cool, not crisp, just a welcome relief from the swelter of summer. As I soaked my achy joints in the warm water my eyes […]

Borden: Business building featured on show

Information on card making, cake decorating and tips on building a business will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Diane Tunnell is an independent demonstrator, and she’s going to show how to make a card using a technique referred to […]

Hartsfield: Get fashion inspiration from red carpet

The fashion at the Emmy’s a few Sundays was something to talk about. I think a lot of women love to watch red carpet events because it’s a great time to compare their own fashion sense to their favorite celebrities — naming the best dressed and those who may have fallen a bit short. For […]

School menus — Sept. 27

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- BBQ chicken, sandwich, baked french fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, raisinels. Wednesday: Breakfast- Mini pancakes. Lunch- Soft taco, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, corn, orange smiles. Thursday: Breakfast- Breakfast frudel. […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical, $4 movie Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8:48 a.m. board meeting; 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. […]

Fourth-year minister most at home outdoors

Paul Smith

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Paul Smith is in the beginning of his fourth year of being a minister at the Church of Christ Student Center in Portales. Smith is also the director and an instructor for the religion program at Eastern […]

Cantwell: Spiritual strength grows despite ailments

I would like to share with you the faith of my friend Betty Grimes. In 1972, I looked up from filling a prescription and met the smile of Betty, a tall blond woman, who was followed by her three young daughters standing in a stair-step line behind her. Immediately we both laughed and that was […]

Shelburne: He loves us too much to come down here

We’ve all had times when through our pain and tears we ask, “Dear God, where are you? How could you let this happen? How long can you stomach this kind of atrocity before you break in and do something to stop it?” Maybe it’s a senseless mass murder on the order of the 9/11 attack. […]

Retiree keeps competitive spirit

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Laquita Terry at her office at Crown Electric on 120 Oak St. in Clovis.

Laquita Terry was born and raised in House, but she has been a Clovis resident for most of her life. She married her late husband, Lindel Terry, in 1954 and has four children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Terry is very active in the community, serving as the president of the Curry County Republican Women […]

Terry: Proper expression requires more than a click

Facebook is my social media of choice; in fact, it is the only social media platform I regularly utilize. That doesn’t mean I like everything about it. I don’t think I’ve ever “poked” anyone on Facebook. It always sounded mean. I got in trouble if I poked my sister in the back seat. I hated […]

Hartsfield: All trends not for everyone

While checking out galleries from the last fashion week, I noticed that some fashions were just all over the place. While exploring street styles, I found myself dumfounded at some looks, intrigued by others. There were torn hem-lined skirts and tennis shoes paired with leather shorts and midi-length skirts, some of which I’m sure were […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 20

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 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. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 […]

School menus — Sept. 20

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

Community central to Jewish culture

By Anna George PNT correspondent The Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) Jewish Club struggles to find members as they plan their next event for Yom Kippur. On Sept. 12, Jewish Club advisor Richard Schwartz celebrated the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, with almost no attendance. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is one of […]

Brandon: You cannot fail with God behind you

Have you ever been afraid you would fail at something? I have experienced that feeling at times in my life. Over the years, I have failed at many things and the consequences at times were critical. I have failed to get my oil changed on time, I have failed at diets, I have occasionally failed […]

Our People: Carrying on in his golden years

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Herbie Mac Nail has been a newspaper carrier for 22 years.

Herbie Mac Nail was born in Newark, Ohio and went to kindergarten in Jamestown, New York — he was raised in several areas of Ohio and New York. His father worked for the former upper-middle market department store, Kresge. Nail moved to Clovis in 1993 when he drove a friend to Roswell. He liked the […]