Thanks for the glasses, Charlie Brown

I’ve worn glasses for nearly 50 years thanks to a guy named Charlie Brown. No, he wasn’t the guy in the Peanuts comic strip. He was a quiet, patient gentleman with hearing aids and a passion for teaching kids the right way to handle firearms. Shortly before I hit my teenage years, the state passed […]

Hartsfield: Hair fashion sparkles with glitter

If you love fashion, then you probably have an opinion on every little thing that enhances your appearance. Everything, from jewelry and nail color to changing your hair, goes hand-in-hand with your desire for style. You probably get equally annoyed or excited about all the eccentric trends that pop in and out of style. Take […]

Borden: No-sew pillows on upcoming show

Information on making money while traveling, decorating cupcakes and common cat health problems will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Adventure writer and photographer, Yvonne Lanelli, will share some suggestions for ways to make money while traveling to your exciting […]

Senior calendar — Nov. 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Dinner; no activities today Tuesday: Pink Ladies awards luncheon; 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 p.m. railroad […]

On the shelves — Nov. 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Bone Tree,” by Greg Iles continues the trilogy that began with “Natchez Burning” in an epic story of blood, race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage who has unwittingly started a war with a violent offshoot of the KKK whose power […]

School menus — Nov. 15

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon roll. Lunch- Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast-Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, […]

Club notes — Nov. 15

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on November 11th with President, June Ferguson presiding. Mary Lou Rowley gave the invocation, and Jan Smartnick led the pledges and Collect. There were 16 members and one guest present. Correspondence was read and the treasurer’s report was filed for audit. Patti Schroeder won the door prize. Civic […]

Cantwell: Family blessed with vision of restored Israel

HaYovel is a Christian-Zionist organization in Israel. In the last 10 years it has produced 2,000 tons of grapes and olives, harvested by 1,700 volunteers from 16 countries resulting in $22 million added to the Israeli economy. In the latter days you will understand this: “At that time, declares the Lord, I will be the […]

Senior finds new views on old stories

Don Thomas

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Don Thomas is about to start his fifth year as senior pastor at Central Christian Church in Portales. “I love being able to dig into scripture and try to find new ways to look at old stories […]

Local frontman’s focus on music, youth

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Mitch Gray is a local music artist and the director of the local non-profit Three7 Project.

Mitch Gray was born and raised in Tipton, Oklahoma, and graduated from a private high school in Gallup. Gray moved to Clovis 17 years ago to work for a clothing company. His wife is Kiki Gray, and they have three children together. For his day job(s), Gray runs a few grant- and youth-oriented programs. One […]

Terry: Home maintenance best left to professionals

In technical homeowner’s language it is known as “deferred maintenance.” In the common man’s language it is just “too lazy and too broke to fix things around the house.” Holding a roofing estimate in my hand has caused me to realize just how far behind I may have fallen in maintaining the castle. A man’s […]

Borden: Remodeling on upcoming show

Information on remodeling and cardmaking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Interior decorator Latriece Brooks will explain why having an interior decorator involved in your remodeling or building projects can save money in the long run. Having someone you […]

Club notes — Nov. 8

Curry County Educational Retirees The Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met Nov. 3 at K-Bob’s. Representative Yvette Herrell of Alamogordo spoke about her Federal Lands Study Committee bill that will be re-introduced in the upcoming legislative session. Constitutionally, BLM and Forest Service lands should have been turned over to each state after statehood. This […]

Hartsfield: Get ready for holiday party season

November is here, and that means the holiday party season is right around the corner. It’s time to start prepping for the fall and winter festivities. Some of us will be starting our Christmas shopping early, which is a good idea considering some of us only see one one or two pay periods each month. […]

Senior calendar — Nov. 8

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. 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: Center Closed Thursday: 8 a.m. Free veterans breakfast; no bingo; 6 p.m. line dance […]

Golden Library to get makeover

Melveta Walker, director of ENMU’s Golden Library, will present a program on the upcoming multi-million dollar renovation of Golden Library at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at noon on Thursday, Nov. 12, in the library meeting room, 218 South Ave. B, Portales. The overhaul at Golden is slated […]

School menus — Nov. 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- French toast. Lunch- Chicken strips, green beans, sliced tomato, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast-Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green […]

Special Olympics coordinator about helping others

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Gary Jones is retired and is the coordinator for the local Special Olympics.

Gary Jones was born and raised in Lubbock, and his father moved the family to Clovis in 1958. He graduated from Clovis High School 10 years later in 1968. His history of work includes five years at Volkswagen of Clovis, Pepsi Cola for 11 years, Plains Vending for nearly 10 years and Plateau Electric for […]

Terry: Recent hail battering no comparison to ’84 storm

Like many others in my neighborhood, it looks like I’ll be getting a new roof, thanks to our recent hailstorm. In case my insurance agent is reading this, I want him to know this is the first roof claim I’ve had in 30 years. But it doesn’t matter, 30 years ago I had a different […]

Club notes — Nov. 1

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Oct. 13 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Fifteen members were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee Chairman, briefly discussed a news media article concerning Texas doctors not accepting New Mexico patients. He also told members that the Saturday Republican committee breakfast on Oct. 10 was well attended. […]