Club notes — June 19

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met June 14 at KBob’s Steakhouse. Rube Render gave several statistics concerning the elections. The state elected five delegates (Gov. Susana Martinez, chairman) for the national convention in July. He also reviewed local election results. Judy Nakamura, who is the current Associate Justice for the State Supreme Court, will be […]

Shelburne: Story of two fathers, two sons

Had the brokenhearted father been one of the self- or demon-deluded pagans whose lives are described in the same amazing volume which chronicles his, perhaps the grisly request of a bloodthirsty “deity” for still more blood would have made a kind of morbid sense. Exactly how the request came, and what form it took, we’re […]

Religion Q&A: Abdoulaye Sarr talks pride in faith

Staff photo: Kurt Munz-Raper
Abdoulaye Sarr demonstrates the introduction to prayer at the Portales Islamic Center

Abdoulaye Sarr currently runs the Portales Islamic Center, described by Sarr as a very communal place for those who practice the Islamic faith in Portales. The center first opened in 1983. However, when Sarr transferred to Eastern New Mexico University in 2006, he noticed that the center had not been open and hoped to start […]

Creative Living: Quilting, doll house tips to air

Information on making tilework quilt blocks and constructing a doll house with lightweight plastic will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Laura Murray is the owner of Laura Murray Designs and is also an author. She’s going to demonstrate making […]

On the shelves — June 12

The following books are available for checkout at: Portales Public Library End of Watch by Stephen King In the third and final installment of Stephen King’s trilogy that started with Mr. Mercedes and continued in Finders Keepers, retired police officer Bill Hodges finds that six years after the Mercedes Massacre-when Brady Hartsfield caused the death […]

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 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

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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 […]