Niekastyle works for mothers, birthdays

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Columnist I called my niece to ask her to assist me with decorating for a party. What do you do when your daughter’s birthday falls on Mother’s Day? That is the question I asked myself a couple of weeks ago when I decided I wanted to throw my little one a party. […]

Senior Happenings: May 11

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Monthly meeting, 11 a.m. (Clovis); Birthday cake, 12 p.m. (Clovis); Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;  Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing […]

Finally, I get to escort princess of my dreams to prom

By Clyde Davis CMI Columnist We didn’t get to go to prom together. Not, that is, until after we had been married for 15 years, or just a few weeks short of it. Then we only got to go because I had signed a paper saying we would chaperone. I bring that up because there’s […]

Birthdays — May 4

Delores, Eldon Blackburn Delores and Eldon Blackburn plan to celebrate their  90th birthdays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Melrose Senior Center. The celebration will be hosted by their children and it is open to friends and relatives. No gifts please. Irene Baca Irene Baca of Clovis celebrated her 100th birthday May 3  at […]

Honors — May 4

CRSMA volunteers A list of volunteers recognized at the 2014 CRSMA Volunteer Dinner on April 25: • Jerry Black • Kay Berry • Jay Boone • Lois Barnes • Chris Dudley • Carol Eggleton • Carol Elswick • Jack Musser • Minnie Fleming • Susie Hatley • Quineil Roark • Ivana Jones • Andi Moralez • Ben Old • Floyd Steinle • […]

ENMU-Roswell graduation

ENMU-Roswell graduation The following students from Portales are candidates for graduation from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the spring 2014 semester. • Keith James Bartlett • Jonathan L. Smith • Tara N. Thron • Daniel J. Wattenbarger

The power of prayer

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist I believe that at some point in our lives nearly every human is moved to prayer. For some that point of prayer may not come until danger, fear and uncertainty are real and all around. For others it’s an act done by appointment, performed at church, performed before a meal […]

School menus — May 4

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadilla. Lunch – Ham and cheese wrap with ranch, romaine lettuce, seasoned green beans, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch dressing, mini carrots, applesauce. Wednesday: Breakfast – Chicken biscuit. Lunch – Goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, sweet potato […]

Making crepes featured on show

Information on preparing crepes and the changes in kitchens since the 1920s will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and chef, John Vollertsen (more commonly known as Chef Johnny Vee) will demonstrate how to make a simple crepe batter using a blender. He’ll prepare both a […]

Moms deserve stylish gifts

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Mother’s Day is next Sunday, and what better way to celebrate the fashion-conscious mom than to dazzle her up with some quirky finds? Here are just a few potential gifts I thought up for you to get those ideas of your own flowing. But you better hurry up; you only […]

Senior happenings — May 4

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;  Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: Monthly […]

Weddings — May 4

Esquibel/Gutierrez Jessica Esquibel of Clovis and Anthony Gutierrez of Clovis were joined in marriage May 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. Ronald Joseph Pokrywka performed the outdoor wedding. The bride is the daughter of Lisa and Richard Doran of Clovis and Glen E. Bass of Amarillo. She is the granddaughter of Mary Esquibel […]

Club notes — May 4

Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa Club of Portales met April 28 at in the Central Annex. President Linda Leaming called the meeting to order. The opening ceremonies were conducted and guests introduced. Bette Martinez and Cathy Rankin, co-chairs of the Literacy Committee, presented checks to Diane Cox from the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. […]

On the shelves — May 4

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality by Jonathan Aitken explores the character of the remarkable woman who dominated Conservative politics for more than 10 years as Britain’s  longest-serving prime minister, leaving a profound impact on the historical tapestry of her time. Private L.A by James Patterson centers on […]

Martial arts master

Steve Blakeley has played a parent to thousands over the years. Though he and his wife have never had any children of their own, the taekwon-do instructor of Roosevelt County said his passion has allowed him to serve as a mentor to his students. Blakeley, a native of Morton, Texas, grew up in Roosevelt County […]

On the shelves — April 27

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West by Andrew Graybill searingly recreates one of the American West’s bloodiest and least known massacres in a generation-spanning history of native-white intermarriage that led two sons of a fur trader to participate in the butchery […]

Cooking wild salmon featured on show

Information on cooking wild-caught California king salmon, painting quilt blocks and preparing homemade marshmallows will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Connie Moyers is going to talk about wild-caught California king salmon, which is tasty and contains omega-3 fatty acids. She’s going to pair this with other ingredients […]

Still making memories

Molly Urioste Urioste has renewed her wedding vows with her husband Lewis twice, first on their 25th anniversary and the second on their 50th anniversary. “I want to do it for our 75th and hopefully for our 100th, hopefully we will be there to do it,” Urioste laughed. They were married in 1955.  They raised […]

Club notes — April 27

Daughters of the American Revolution The April 11 meeting of El Portal chapter was held at the home of Alice Bischoff. Regent Vicky Stratton called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and conducted the opening rituals followed by the president general’s message. It was reported that there were 13,906 members approved in 2013, the […]

Not all fashions need to be recycled

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Are leisure suits back in style? That was the question from my boss when I brought up the subject of how some of the most popular fashion trends today are inspired from many eras. I am sure I had an embarrased look on my face because I had to admit […]