Senior calendars: July 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments. Friday: ; […]

Take advantage of local treasures

"While the landscape around Santa Rosa is more semi-arid ranch country than desert, it's true! Santa Rosa is a scuba diving mecca. There's the famous Blue Hole, a geological phenomenon. The natural, bell-shaped pool is 80 feet deep and has astonishing clarity and a constant water temperature of 64 degrees. There's even a training platform […]

Reunions get better with time

It's been 35 years since the Portales High School class of 1977 graduated but after a quick reunion in Ruidoso this past weekend it's clear the personalities are the same. I never would have guessed my class would have held four reunions by our 35th year but we wound up having a 10th, 20th, 30th […]

God puts zest in living

Of all the wonderful blessings we have been given in this life the thing I love the most is the Lord. Just to know that Jesus died for all of us and to live forever in heaven is such a joy. Won't it be great to see those who have already gone. We will see […]

Meter change halfway complete

The city of Portales is halfway through four-year project of installing a new automated water meter system. according to City Manager Tom Howel. Howell said city water department workers have spent the last two years replacing outdated water meters with meters that use an automatic reading system, eliminating the need to physically read meters, saving […]

Shelburne: God’s love never in short supply

We don't hear much about surpluses these days. Shortages, yes. Surpluses, no. But I suppose one thing will never be in short supply. We may even have a surplus of … experts. Flip on any channel. Lift up any rock. Look around any corner. And you'll find yourself eyeball to eyeball with an expert. Looks […]

On the shelves: July 22

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Railroaded: the Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America" by Richard White tells the story of the great railroad projects of nineteenth-century America and how their operations rearranged space and time, remade the landscape of the west, opened new ways of life and work, and transformed […]

Reader-submitted: Flower entries encouraged

The members of the Encanto Garden Club of Clovis would like to take this opportunity again this year to inform our community about entering floral or plant exhibits at our up and coming Curry County Fair Flower Show. The fair will take place this year on the week of Aug. 13-18. The Curry County Fair […]

Senior calendar: July 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

Gown fittings featured on show

Information on designing and fitting strapless gowns and using stabilizers for craft projects will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Crawford, president, CEO and designer for Fashion Patterns by Coni, will demonstrate how to design and fit strapless gowns by showing […]

Reunions: July 22

Greathouse The Greathouse Reunion held its 56th get together at Emmanuel Baptist church July 14 in Portales. There were two clans represented with 27 people attending. Bill Strong gave the invocation, followed by a potluck meal. Group photos were taken. The business meeting was called to order by President Regina Harris. Sheryl Abdill read the […]

Club notes: July 22

Oddfellow Lodge Oddfellow Lodge members met July 12 for their regular meeting with Noble Grand Evelyn Calder presiding. Plans were made for the next meeting July 26. The grand master will make his official visit at 3 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a special meeting and the Grand Master Ernest Cloud will present […]

Honors: July 22

Scanlan Fallon Scanlan of Portales was named to the University of Kansas School of Business Spring 2012 honor roll. Scanlan is a graduate of Texico High School and is a junior in management and leadership.

Weddings: July 22

Wyman-Bryant Kimberly Wyman and Quentin Bryant, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage June 16. The bride is the daughter of Brad and Debbie Wyman. The bridegroom is the son of David and Melinda Bryant. The maid of honor was Amber Wyman. The best man was Dustin Davis. The couple will reside in Clovis. She […]

Engagements: July 22

Noorlander-McCarty Craig and Christine Noorlander of Edgewood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rae Noorlander of Portales, to Josh McCarty of Portales, son of Jeff and Pat McCarty of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. in Albuquerque. The reception will be 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque. […]

Advice on keeping kids entertained

Things that are essential for two kids under 12 to have fun on vacation: A motel or a campground with a swimming pool, preferably huge. This one, at a motel, is indeed huge. The motel serves better than a campground because one of the primary purposes in this vacation is to give the above mentioned […]

More to food than meets the eye

I know the real reason you read this column is for answers to the big questions. Like, "What exactly is tapioca?" After fetching my beautiful bride a cup of the sweet but inconsistently textured pudding from a local Asian restaurant's buffet. I asked her that question and she didn't give me a real good answer. […]

Meetings watch/ ENMWUA – July 20

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday at the Yam Theatre in Portales: Committee members went into executive session but no action was taken from the session. The committee approved the 2012-2013 Open Meetings Act resolution. • Chair Gayla Brumfield reported the committee has had productive meetings with Cannon Air Force Base officials […]

Police Blotter – July 20

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 4:07 a.m.: Caller requested an officer regarding suspicious activity, 600 block of South Elgin. 4:37 a.m.: Caller requested an officer regarding suspicious activity, 1200 block of North Avenue M. 6:03 a.m.: Caller reported a herd of cattle on the road, N.M. 236. 7:30 a.m.: Caller requested an […]

My turn – July 20

Last weekend turned out to be a busy one for me with back-to-back lunches, dinners and other social engagements. It was mostly filled with personal fun for me as I had a dinner night with my sister and her family, rediscovered an old friend and went to a house party for some games. Maybe this […]