Club notes — July 19

Hi-Plains Toastmasters Hi-Plains Toastmasters Club No. 9782 met Tuesday evening in the theater room of Wheatfields Senior Living. There were four members present. Toastmaster for the meeting was Leticia Zarate, club president. Gerald Leon Guerrero was awarded best speaker for his prepared speech on his work philosophy. The best Table Topics (impromptu) speaker was Erin […]

Reunions — July 19

Greathouse reunion The 59th Greathouse reunion was held July 11 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. The group enjoyed visiting while eating a delicious potluck dinner. They looked at scrapbooks and shared stories. President Regina Harris called the meeting to order. A moment of silence was observed for Annabelle Greathouse, Marcia Sinclair, Roma Greathouse and […]

Terry: New pair of old Converse pricey these days

A print ad for a large department store caught my eye this week. But it wasn’t because of what was new, it was because of what was old. Maybe everything old eventually becomes new again but I never would have dreamed canvas and rubber Converse tennis shoes would ever sell for close to $60. I […]

Borden: Bottle cutting featured on show

Creative Living Information on flower designing and bottle cutting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Casey Schwartz co-owns the Flower Duet in Redondo Beach, California, and she is going to show how to take sets of tropical flowers and pull them together into […]

Davis: Shark Week reminds that ‘Jaws’ turns 40

In celebration of Shark Week, which for the uninitiated is a marathon cable TV event, it’s also worth noting this is the 40th anniversary of the movie “Jaws.” Since last week’s column dealt with beaches, this week of midsummer exploration is devoted to why my highly competent swimmer granddaughter wants to get her basic scuba […]

Hartsfield: Online shopping has pros, cons

Nieka Style Shopping online is an essential commodity in today’s popular culture. With our busy schedules and the struggle to have a balanced life, the new retail therapy is at the tip of our fingers. For a while I shied away from shopping online because it was a bewildering thought not being able to feel […]

Senior calendar — July 19

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: 9 a.m. Craft class; 10 a.m. sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

Associate pastor enjoys people, telling stories, music

Franklin Smith

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Franklin Smith is the associate pastor at Central Christian Church in Portales. Smith previously served as the worship leader at Victory Life Church. He also worked at Portales Schools for over 15 years as the junior high […]

First Baptist pastor in ‘Comancheria’

Chris Horton

Chris Horton, pastor at First Baptist Church in Portales, was selected as an extra for the movie “Comancheria,” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster that has been filming locally in Portales and Clovis. The movie follows two brothers, Pine and Foster, who encounter financial hardships on their farm and resort to bank robbery. […]

Terry: Hand cranking ice cream good fun

We didn’t need a recipe; both of us had done it often enough that the basic mixture for ice cream was locked into our brains. Half dozen eggs, two cups of sugar a pint of cream, a couple teaspoons of vanilla and whatever flavoring you want. Finish it off with whole milk to the freezer […]

Retired officer’s focus on being good Lion

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Rhue at an April 2015 Lions Club meeting in Clovis.

Randy Rhue was born in Ruidoso. He moved to Clovis in 1991. In 1978, Rhue joined the New Mexico State Police. He retired in August 1999. He continued working 12 years after that. Rhue met his wife, Peggy Rhue, in 1989 and they married in 1991. Rhue has been an active member of the Lions […]

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 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 […]