Weddings: July 29

Villalobos-Olivarez Margie Villalobos of Portales and Jose L. Olivarez of Mathis, Texas, were joined in marriage June 30 at the old headquarters castle in Corpus Christi State Park in a simple private outdoors ceremony with their children as part of their wedding party. Friends and family joined them to share on this special day. A […]

Engagements: July 29

Miller-Boone Michael and Julie Miller of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Miller of Abilene, to Patrick Henry "Cinco" Boone V of Abilene, son of Pat and Cindy Boone of Elida. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Elida Square. The reception will be […]

Honors: July 29

Denton St. John's College of Santa Fe is pleased to announce the graduation of James Ryan Denton of Clovis on Aug. 3. He is to receive a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

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 […]