Road work will be worth it

They say the road to success is always under construction. By that measure downtown Portales is a bigger success than we ever dreamed. By my count we’re in our 16th month of a road project to rebuild U.S. 70 through Portales. The original plan was the project would be done this month. The project won’t […]

Honor Roll — Aug. 4

Schuschke The Dean’s list for spring semester at The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, has been announced. Wendy Schuschke of Colorado Springs, Colo., an occupational therapy major, has attained a 4.0 grade point average. She is a former resident of Clovis.

Club Notes — Altrusa International Inc.

Altrusa International Inc. Pictured is Curt Jaynes, owner of GardenSource Nursery & Landscaping, presented a program on growing an herb garden for the Altrusa Club of Portales. The Altrusa International. Inc. club of Portales met noon July 29 at GardenSource Nursery and Landscaping for the Fifth Monday meeting, which was also guest day. The Sunshine/Courtesy […]

Wedding — Aug. 4

McKinney Kit Aay Vongrasamy and Branden McKinney, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Clovis. A family friend performed the traditional ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Viseth Vongrasamy and Pransom Lasner, both of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Elizabeth Missildine of Clovis. He is the grandson […]

Engagements — Aug. 4

O’Dell-Bilberry Fran Bilberry of Lubbock and Mike Bilberry of Portales wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jena Bilberry, to Andrew O’Dell of Lubbock. Andrew is the son of Rob and Judy Smyer of Lubbock and Kenyon O’Dell of Rolla, Miss. Jena is the granddaughter of Mildred Gardner and Stanley and […]

Anniversary — Aug. 4

Marez Ronnie and Darlene Marez of Clovis will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary 10 a.m. Aug. 10, 2013 at at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church followed by a reception and dance at the American Legion Post 25. The couple was married Aug. 27, 1988 in Clovis. They have two children, Elisia Marez and Ronnie […]

Allergen reduction, needlepoint design subject of show

Information on reducing allergens in the home, using a new pressure foot on the market, and creating a one-of-a-kind needlepoint design will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Did you know you may be sleeping with over 2 million dust mites in your […]

Senior Happenings — Aug. 4

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

On the Shelves — Aug. 4

The following books are now available: Clovis-Carver Public Library Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing by Rachel Wolf was given by Carolyn Toliver in memory of Misti Everett. From quick sketches to fully rendered artwork, these masterful pieces on diverse subjects offer fresh ideas, a wide variety of drawing styles, and unique techniques from […]

Fairs great fun for families

If there is a child in your life, say one under the age of 13, you probably want to save at least one night of the week Aug. 12-17. Fairs, like the Curry County Fair which will happen that week, are not only for children, but there are certainly many events which are best shared […]

Classic song meanings often obscured

On a recent morning my wife and I were assembled for breakfast in the dining room and I had Pandora Internet radio running on the iPad playing classic rock when Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” came on. When it came to the line “Paul is a real estate novelist … ” I asked my wife what […]

Lazarus was dead, but hope had final word

Lazarus was dead. Of that sad fact everyone was now absolutely sure. He had been barely breathing when Mary and Martha, his sisters, had sent the urgent message to Jesus to beg the Lord to return to help the desperate friends. They needed Jesus badly, and quickly. Yesterday, if possible, and it wasn’t possible. Even […]

White space is not your enemy

I just ordered a book recommended to me by a friend helping me with some ideas for the cover of my new Christmas record. (A CD is still a “record,” as in “recording.” And, no, it is not difficult at all to sing “Let It Snow” with deep feeling on a 100-degree day.) The title […]

Our People: Roll player


Constance Williams, 31, a wife, mother and a business owner, does not shy away from having fun. What does Williams find fun? Being part of the Clovis Roller Derby’s Dirty Curry Prairie Dollz. Williams grew up in Pampa, Texas, and now lives in Clovis with her husband, Jamaal, who is a Clovis native, and son. […]

Tire change easier said than done

Vacations are supposed to be a time of rest, reflection and relaxation. More often when I’m involved they’re a time of dejection, drama and depression. Such was the case this past week when we took a trip to Red River in the northern mountains of New Mexico. My first clue should have been the weather […]

Birthdays — July 21

Gonzales Max S. Gonzales of Melrose celebrated his 90th birthday July 13, 2013, at Melrose Park. The celebration was hosted by his children. Gonzales was born July 13, 1923, in Fort Sumner. He has 11 children, 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. The celebration was open to friends and family.

Reunions — July 21

Greathouse The 57th Greathouse Reunion was held July 13 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. The group looked at scrapbooks, shared stories and enjoyed visitation during a delicious potluck dinner. President Regina Harris called the business meeting to order. Sheryl Abdill read correspondence from Kathy McAlavy in Florida, Lovell Greathouse in Georgia, Roma Greathouse in […]

Weddings — July 21

Lovvorn-Newman Kim Lovvorn of Hereford, Texas, and Ben Newman of Clovis were joined in marriage July 12, 2013 at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The Rev. David Gardiner performed the beachfront wedding. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Lovvorn of Hereford, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene […]

Engagements — July 21

Hay-Mefford Donald and Daris Hay of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tonya Hay, of Portales, to Paul Mefford, of Santa Rosa, son of Tircia Garcia of Santa Rosa. The couple will exchange vows 2 p.m. July 27, 2013, at Portales Church of God. The reception will be at the church […]

On the shelves — July 21

The following books are available:   Clovis-Carver Public Library Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier and The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman were given by the Scott Hulder family in memory of Claude Earl Brown. Open This Little Book celebrates the power of books in a fun story that will entertain the youngest reader […]