Library launches summer reading program

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Alisa Boswell Registration for the Portales Public Library Summer Reading Incentive Program begins today at 10 a.m. at the public library. Although the program is free, children and young adults participating must register in order to be in the program, said Tawna Luscombe, the children’s librarian. Children participating are given a log-in sheet on which […]

Memorial Day on a budget: Affordable family fun

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Andrea Pyros Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and it’s increasingly become an occasion for families to spend time together. But with the economy still not fully back on its feet and gas prices climbing past the $4-a-gallon mark, the name of the game is affordable fun. We’ve come up with 10 traditional […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Who was foolish enough to give me kids?

Marla Jo Fisher Occasionally, people will pick up my column in the mistaken belief they are going to become informed about how to raise children. But, really, no one would come to me for parenting advice unless they’d been drinking heavily. As writer Lori Borgman wrote in her book, “I was a better mother before […]

My turn: Children’s soccer entertaining chaos

Alisa Boswell The Relay for Life in Clovis last weekend was an atmosphere filled with excitement. It was fun being able to cover the event, because I always enjoy seeing the enthusiasm of those working for the cause and hearing their personal stories. It’s both moving and fun to write. I also got to watch […]

Anniversaries — May 8

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Martinez [image #2, align=left, size=right] Leroy and Juana Martinez of Clovis celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on May 7 at the Texico Community Center. The celebration was hosted by their children, Armando (Marisela) Martinez, Felicia Martinez and Daniel Martinez. The couple was married May 9, 1981, in Clovis. They have three children and one grandchild. […]

Teaching children love for reading

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Parenting is a difficult job. Parents are expected to raise their children, discipline them, clothe and feed them, provide for them and care for them. And parents are expected to teach them rules, courtesy, manners and proper behavior. Further, parents are expected to assist in the educational process and get them ready for school and […]

ENMU, grade school students to perform play

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Argen Duncan College students and local children are taking on a leprechaun who won’t wear green, mean girls and confusion over the meaning of Cinco de Mayo. Seventeen Eastern New Mexico University theatre students and around two dozen children are putting on the humorous play “The HOWLS Detective Agency — Helping Out With Large Situations” […]

My turn: Plenty of events set for weekend

Local residents with children told me the Portales and Clovis community egg hunts were a great source of family fun last weekend. I enjoyed spending Easter in Texas, getting quality egg-hunting time with my niece and nephew. While on this trip, I acquired a green plastic egg, which lights up and spins and has been […]

Reader-submitted content: Easter contest benefits children’s home

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Roosevelt General Hospital employees decorated and stuffed 17 Easter baskets for an internal employee competition to benefit the Christian Children’s Home. The RGH Physicians Clinic front desk team took home first place for their creative basket overflowing with candy, stuffed bunnies and fun. “Every basket was a great representation of Easter and of the love […]

Local groups plan Easter egg hunts

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Alisa Boswell Easter eggs, by the hundreds, will be scattered across lawns for children to hunt in Clovis, Portales and Texico on Saturday. All egg hunts are free and open to the public. Joan Martinez-Terry, a member of the Portales Cultural Affairs Committee, said she thinks the annual Portales Easter egg hunt is a good […]

My turn: Easter time for new clothes

Christmas. Easter. And Back-To-School. Those were the only times of year we got new clothes as children. Come Easter, we excitedly headed to Gibson’s with mom for new dresses and shiny plastic white shoes. As a child, Easter was about colored eggs, chocolate bunnies and Oasis State Park for an old-fashion Easter egg hunt and […]

Birthdays — April 17

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McKinney Benja McKinney of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday 2 p.m. today at the Retirement Ranch. The celebration will be hosted by her children. McKinney was born April 16, 1921, in Bosque County, Texas. She has three children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

Anniversaries — April 17

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Hall Ollie and Jessie Hall of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23 at their home. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Ollie Hall Sr., Michael, Jessie, Kenneth, Treena, William and Anthony. The couple was married April 24, 1961 in Clovis. They have seven children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. […]

Children teach us best lessons

“Los ninos son como los pajaritos … Tu ensenas volar … Cuando ellos aprenden, estan listos y vuelan.” A beautiful mother of one of my students spoke these inspiring words in Spanish to me. We were discussing the end of school and how quickly the year had passed. “The children are like little birds. You […]

We all possess unique gift

I often hear people say they do not have any talent, no abilities and nothing to offer. Nothing could be further from the truth. I spent 31 years in the classroom, and not once did I find a child who did not possess something wonderful. Whether it was faith, hope, a sweet spirit, some special […]

Anniversaries —

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Barela Eugene and Esperanza Barela of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at La Casa Sena Cantina in Santa Fe. The dinner will be hosted by the Barela children: Patricia, Simon, Matthew, Mario and Mark. Reservations can be made at www.lacasasena.com. The couple was married Feb. 17, 1961, in Santa […]

Clovis couple claims lottery prize

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis couple claimed a top prize winning lottery ticket Wednesday, netting $303,000. Self-employed insurance adjusters Kenneth and Kenni Nutt won the prize in a Feb. 3 New Mexico Roadrunner Cash drawing Feb. 3, according to a press release from the New Mexico Lottery. They purchased the ticket at KC Express on […]

Children’s home welcomes new administrator

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Argen Duncan The new administrator at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home is no stranger to Portales and says his life calling is taking care of other people’s children. Randy Rankin, who has 30 years of experience in child care, started work at the home this week. Former administrator Geraldine Dooley retired and moved to […]

Anniversaries — Jan. 16

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Newberry Roy H. and Caroline P. Newberry of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12, 2011. The couple was married Jan. 12, 1961, in Grants. They have four children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a retired farmer of sweet potatoes, peanuts, corn, milo and cattle. She is mother of four children.