Borden: Refinishing furniture on upcoming show

Information on zentangles and food truck cookery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Deborah Pace is an artist and designer, and she’s going to explain what a zentangle is, how it got started and what supplies are needed. She’ll […]

Hartsfield: Early trenders starting for spring

As of late, the fashion blogs have been focused on what’s trending for the fall. Today, I’ve decided to follow suit with a few updates on what’s in store for spring 2016. Accessories are always important in every style situation and so here are some trends to get ready for the after the cold: Graphic […]

Club notes — Oct. 18

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on October 14th with President, June Ferguson presiding. Gaynelle Thomas gave the invocation, and Melissa Phillips led the pledges and Collect. There were 16 members and one guest present. Members approved the budget for 2015-2016. Doncella Caywood asked members to sign up to deliver Meals on Wheels in […]

On the shelves — Oct. 18

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Glitter and Glue,” by Kelly Corrigan illuminates the changing relationships between mothers and children as the author takes a job as a nanny to two motherless children and gains insight into the complexities of being both a mother and a daughter, facing our deepest fears of […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 18

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. bus. meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck for grandparent bowl Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical, Wednesday: 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits […]

School menus — Oct. 18

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Egg breakfast burrito. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Turkey and cheese wrap, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- French toast. Lunch- Breaded pork chop, mashed potatoes with gravy, veggie slices and ranch, […]

Mechanic job a blessing for senior pastor

Johnny Pacheco

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Johnny Pacheco has been the senior pastor at the Church of the Nazarene in Portales for four years. Pacheco also works as the lead mechanic at C&S in Portales three days a week. “Working at C&S has […]

Church addresses end-of-life support, preparation

STAFF REPORT First United Methodist Church in Portales will be providing an opportunity in the upcoming weeks for the community to gain more knowledge and support on end-of-life care and preparation. The church will be hosting four interactive sessions with professionals to help provide assistance to locals with finding resources and support while caring for […]

Shelburne: Working on being ‘old and full of years’

What my wife had in mind, a long time ago now, was simply to collect and display some old family photographs. Specifically, she wanted me to scan an old photograph of my maternal grandparents, a little picture that has long sat on a shelf in my study at the church. So I did. I knew […]

Most unlikely to succeed a 5-time nurse of the year

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Bettie Bumgardner at home with her daughter Kellie Schwartz.

Bettie Bumgardner, born in El Paso, Texas, went to high school in the small New Mexico town of Corona. There were 15 students in her graduating class. Bumgardner moved to Clovis 27 years ago when she accepted the job as pediatric nurse in Dr. Thien Luu’s office. She has seven children — four biological and […]

Terry: Hats off to hopeful, faithful sports fans

Being a fan of your favorite team isn’t always easy. If your team is on a roll and winning, people hate you. If your team can’t do anything right, all your friends want to do is make fun of you. My favorite professional team is the Denver Broncos so I’ve had some experience on both […]

Borden: Model on mission on upcoming show

Information on using DecoArt Chalky Finish paints, how artwork can relieve pain, and cooking with kale will be featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Elena Etcheverry is the founder and executive director for Charity Wings, and she will show some upcycling and […]

Hartsfield: Thoughts from some top names in fashion

During my usual online gallery gazing, I came across an article from Harper’s Bazaar magazine that featured popular quotes from what it called “the ultimate connoisseurs of chic.” They shared quotes from 50 of some of the most recognizable names in fashion. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the list: • “I firmly […]

Club notes — Oct. 11

Curry County Ed Retirees CCAER met Tuesday, Oct. 6 at K-Bob’s, as Connie Moyers, Roosevelt Extension Home Economist, spoke on how to keep our eyes healthy through good nutrition. We were given a handout that included a simple test to determine if we had macular degeneration; risk factors for developing eye problems, and many nutritious […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 11

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. bus. 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: 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and […]

School menus — Oct. 11

Clovis Elementary Monday: Fall break- no school 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, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast- Smucker’s waffles. Lunch- Hot dog on […]

Serving others central to pharmacy tech’s life

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Rodriguez outside of CJ’s Pharmacy at 104 West 4th St. in Portales

Lupita Rodriguez is the “little treasure” at CJ’s Pillbox in Portales. According to one reader, she goes over and beyond her duties to help customers and is very patient and understanding. Rodriguez, a six-year pharmacy technician at CJ’s Pillbox in Portales, loves her customers and pays special attention to their needs. Rodriguez takes the extra […]

Terry: More hiding in our closets than clothes

We’ve all got one. They take our clothes and won’t give them back. Messy and unkempt, we despise them. No, I’m not talking about younger siblings. I’m talking about closets. Over the years my wife and I have moved often enough that we’ve never bothered to clean out our closets until we’re in the process […]

Borden: Hummingbirds on upcoming show

Information on making projects from duct tape and hummingbirds will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Marisa Pawelko is a designer and crafter, and she’s written a book on projects made from duct tape. She’ll show some crazy cool ideas […]

Hartsfield: Time for cool weather gear

It’s getting increasingly chilly as October rolls in that’s causing me to dig out a few seasonal items from my closet. The first thing I thought of on Friday was where the heck I last placed my denim jacket. Denim jackets are perfect for autumn weather because it’s not quite time for those bulky winter […]