Clovis church to welcome African Children’s Choir

Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis will soon play host for the second straight year to the African Children’s Choir, a group of 26 children from various African countries accompanied by eight adult hosts who travel the United States and support a ministry that educates African orphans. This year’s presentation will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 […]

Texico finishes off perfect season with 1A title

By Dave Wagner LOVING — Texico finished the season unbeaten but not unchallenged. Locked in a dogfight with District 3-1A rival Loving, the top-ranked Wolverines scored two touchdowns in the span of 1 1/2 minutes late in the game to take a 21-6 victory on Saturday afternoon in the Class 1A state championship game. Texico […]

Best to hang up his hat after 30 years

By Kevin Wilson In a sense, Wendell Best traded one set of children for another. Best, 70, recently retired from his post as the national director for the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association. He leaves behind 30 years of service to what he considers his extended family throughout high school rodeo. “When I decided […]

Firefighter enjoys his time here

Portales resident Harlin Stobb fights fires, but likes the hot sound of Texas blues. What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Sleeping in late on a cool summer morning and going to a Yankees game that afternoon with my kids. That would be a great day. It doesn’t matter who wins — it’s just being […]

Being lighthouses for Jesus

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Gary Mitchell Katrina Prince and her fellow workers have decided to build a lighthouse out of cardboard boxes to shine the light of God’s love in the desert. There’s a simple reason why. It’s all part of First United Methodist Church’s summer Vacation Bible School program to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday […]

Gallegos, Rams prepare for summer play

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By Kevin Wilson It seems like yesterday, not years ago, that Portales coach Mark Gallegos saw campers like Cory Guy and Chris Carter at the Ram Basketball Fundamentals Camp. Now, Guy has graduated and Carter is one of several former campers who are helping the coaching staff run the twice-a-day camp this week at Portales […]

Zits and Wisdom

Rachel Sauer So much for all those slammed doors, all those angst-filled hours in front of the mirror, all those Oscar-worthy face plants onto tear-stained pillows. Zits have lost their power to ruin adolescent lives. They still can ruin a perfectly good day, of course, and cause various moments of agony. But for sheer “I’m […]