Area churches help build family center in Peru

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From left, mission workers Jean White, Jan Davis and Debbie Martin work Vacation Bible School crafts helping the children in Milagro, Peru, make bracelets that 
represent the plan of salvation.

By Rae Arnett STAFF WRITER Members of United Methodist Church and Calvary Baptist Church in Portales recently returned from a mission trip to Trujillo, Peru where they held a Vacation Bible School (VBS) for the children in the area and constructed a project for a family center in Milagro. According to volunteer Elwyn Hulett, […]

Gifted service overjoys lead pastor


Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Kelly Fulfer has been the lead pastor of Trinity Church in Portales since December 2005. Fulfer also serves as a committee member for the east central area for the Assemblies of God. What is your favorite part […]

Cantwell: Jesus reason for 47 years of marriage

One of my favorite television shows is “House Hunters.” What never ceases to amaze me is that most of the couples on the show are not married. I hear them say they are just trying out the relationship, and yet buying a house together. Truth is they can know ahead of time if it will […]

Civic center chef serves the community

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Stephen Reshetar, Jr. is the Executive Chef at Clovis Civic Center.

Stephen Reshetar Jr. was raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Denver when he was a young boy, where he spent nearly half his life. They moved back to Pennsylvania to help take care of his grandfather and he got his first job as a chef. Reshetar said he didn’t like to be called […]

Terry: Debate less entlightening than entertaining

With a glass of iced tea at my elbow, a tribute to my late political wonk of a friend Kirby Rowan, I consumed the Republican debate like a deep dish pizza. My first impression about the debate was “Holy Moley that ain’t your fathers’ Oldsmobile.” With help from bombastic candidate Donald Trump, Fox News took […]

School menus — Aug. 9

Portales Elementary Friday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza, green apples, pineapple juice and milk. Lunch – Ham and cheese hoagie, lettuce, carrots with ranch, watermelon, baked chips and milk. Portales Secondary Friday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza, green apples, pineapple juice and milk. Lunch – Ham and cheese hoagie, lettuce, sliced tomato, cucumbers with ranch, French fries, […]

Bookmobile a staple for rural areas

By Crystal Mondragon STAFF WRITER For nearly half a century, the New Mexico State Library Bookmobile program has helped provide library services, with emphasis on rural populations, state agencies, visually impaired residents, physically disabled residents and students. The Bookmobile, in eastern New Mexico on Monday and in service since 1956, serves 4,200 patrons — […]

Volunteers needed

The city of Clovis is seeking a representative to serve on its Civil Aviation Board. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding the airport. For information, or to obtain an application, please contact the city manager’s office at 575-769-7828. Applications […]

Davis: Still time to plan for state fair

Sept. 10-20, 2015.Mark that date sequence on your calendar. Though I am fully aware that is a month away, it does take some planning to go to Albuquerque. Why should you go to Albuquerque during that time span? The New Mexico State Fair. How about some high-quality music? State fairs are known as wonderful venues […]

Hartsfield: Looking at today’s fashion trends

NiekaStyle Last week I wrote about how fashion has evolved an era at a time and how those popular styles bring inspiration to today’s fashion. Now, I want to write about today’s top trends. Here are the top five looks I’ve filtered out that I think are pretty cool: • The first look has landed […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 9

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. pot lock; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; […]

On the shelves — Aug. 9

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library No More Allergies: A Complete Guide to Preventing, Treating, and Overcoming Allergies by Gary Null offers an alternative solution to the drugs that most physicians prescribe by showing how to select the foods that will build up your immune system and tame its hyper-vigilant mode. Rustic Garden […]

Community means love to Angel Ministries founder

Sheila Savitz

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series which profiles religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Sheila Savitz is the owner of Consigning Women and serves the community through a non-profit ministry called Angel Ministries. The ministry helps people with a variety of situations, including placement for drug and alcohol abuse, food and clothing needs […]

Dobson: Sometimes we channel weeds, not daffodils

In “Our Daily Bread,” a mother shares her take on Easter with her son. She writes that her son waded into a patch of daffodils and notices debris from plants that had died months back. He said, “Mom, when I see something dead, it reminds me of Easter because Jesus died on the cross.” She […]

ENMU alumni grateful to serve students

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Susan Cramp in her office at the Advising Center at ENMU. She has been the director of advising since 2010.

Susan Cramp and her family moved from Arizona to New Mexico in 1979 and grew up in Artesia. She was a well-rounded student who participated in basketball, track, choir and student government. Cramp said early on she had plans to become a prosecutor for 10 years and then a defender for another 10 years, because […]

Borden: Nutrition on upcoming show

Information on optimizing nutrition and converting a Roman shade to make it safety compliant will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. and at noon on Thursday. Louix Dor Dempriey is a spiritual master, and he’s going to talk about optimizing nutrition. He stresses that moderation and temperance are much more successful […]

Davis: Little of everything at the fair

Fair season will soon be upon us. Several years ago, the wise decision was made to hold the Curry County Fair before the start of school, in consideration of the young people who are exhibiting stock. Therefore, fair week in the county will begin on Aug. 11, with entries due on Aug. 10. All of […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 2

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. Line Dance; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 5 p.m. Social Night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 Ball Pool; 6 p.m. Musical. Wednesday: 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 10 […]

First Baptist Church pilots outreach program

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First Baptist Church members paint the trim on a Portales resident’s home. The work was the kick off for a new community outreach program church members want to do every year.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Members of First Baptist Church could be seen sweating in the 100-degree heat Wednesday morning at a residence on South Avenue F. Church members ranging from their early teens to their mid-60s could be seen painting house trim, scraping deteriorating paint off the garage walls or placing wire in […]

Shelburne: Our time crowing should be about Him

Joel Gregory tells the story of a neurotic rooster. Joel won’t mind if I embellish it a bit, but I heard the story first from him. And I offer this disclaimer: This story is not intended to harm or defame any rooster, living or dead, and any similarity to any rooster living or dead is […]