Our people: Accountant lives a scout’s life

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John Schonberger at his office on Pile Street in Clovis.

John Schonberger grew up in south Philadelphia. He enjoyed music and dancing. He played the saxophone in his high school band at La Salle College High School and he later became a mummer for the annual Mummers Parade — held each New Year’s Day in Philadelphia — for three years. Schonberger married his wife, Elizabeth […]

Takes a lifetime to prepare for being old

Bette Davis once said “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Since developing back and hip problems I can relate. Things don’t move like they once did; if I get down on the floor it’s not a certainty I’ll get right back up, and getting out of bed the morning after a day of physical […]

Nieka Style: Summer means shoe changes

The first days of summer are only a month away. With of all the rain that we’ve been getting lately, I just want hole up in my room and stream TV all day. Waking up to the gloomy weather we’ve had lately is bittersweet. Bitter because all I want to do is sleep and sweet […]

On the Shelves — May 24

The following books are now available: Portales Public Library Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews As a movie location scout, Greer Hennessy’s job is hard enough as it is, with the constant pressure to find the perfect sets, but after her last project was a complete failure, she is given one last chance before her […]

Creative Living — May 24

Information on homestyle cooking, floral arranging, and choosing cabinets for a mudroom will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Extension Home Economist, Connie Moyers will demonstrate “Homestyle in a Hurry.” She explains that homestyle means cooking like your mother or grandmother used to do, […]

Senior Calendar — May 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 p.m. line dance Friday: 10 a.m. Needle gang;  1 p.m. Pinochle; 7 […]

Honors — May 24

Scanlan A Portales native who graduated from Oklahoma State University this month has received an award for being the top senior of her college. Erin Scanlan, 21, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from the Spears School with a 4.0 grade point average while also receiving the 2015 Raymond D. Thomas Award […]

School menus — May 17

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers w/ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chicken strips w/bbq sauce, celery sticks […]

Senior calendar — May 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals; 10 a.m. 8-5 Exercise equipment; Line Dance, pinochle; 1 p.m., Beginners line dance; 2 p.m., 5 p.m. social night. Iris Farm Ruidoso Trip Monday and Tuesday Tuesday: Quilting 8 a.m., 8-5 Exercise equipment, 1p.m. pinochle, 1-5 p.m. 8 ball pool, 6 p.m. musical. Wednesday: 8-5 […]

Clovis native a poet, former educator

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Josie Sena on the front porch of her home in Clovis.

Josie Sena was born and raised in Clovis. In her book, “Memoirs in Poetry Seasons of My Life,” she describes herself as growing up a quiet and timid girl with an incredible imagination. She developed a love for writing and would write anywhere she could. Sena is the mother of three children, three grandchildren and […]

Terry: Make sure your bucket holds water

I know it has been a pretty wet spring because I’ve dumped rain out of my gauge more times this year than in a long time. I had just become a little perplexed at why everyone else was reporting more than I received. If they got .9 at Dora I just got .3. If they […]

Borden: Glitter projects on upcoming show

Information on making projects with glitter, teaching kids to sew, and using candy melts as cupcake toppers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Barbara Trombley is President of Art Institute Glitter, Inc., and she’s going to show how to use various glitter products […]

Davis: Memorial Day more than start of summer

Memorial Day. The symbolic beginning of summer. In Clovis, the weekend of high school graduation-caps and gowns, balloons and bouquets, the end of one life stage and beginning of another, for young adults. That part happened by circumstance; it is not always so. The day arises, though, out of a desire to honor those who […]

Club notes — May 17

Altrusa Int’l of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held their monthly program meeting May 11 at 6 p.m. at Muffley’s Back Door. The meeting was called to order by President Judy Cox and the Altrusa Opening Prayer was recited. Cox gave the Altrusa Accent. Hostesses Glenda Hileman, Sylvia Bean and Christina Bean served the evening […]

Honors — May 17

Hannah Evans Hannah Evans, a 4.66 GPA senior at Portales High School, has been accepted into the University of New Mexico’s Combined BA/MD Degree Program. Evans is a first team all-district soccer captain, varsity tennis player and valedictorian for the PHS Class of 2015. James Winer James Winer, a 4.24 GPA senior at Farmington High […]

Reunions — May 17

Wheatland School The Wheatland School reunion will be held May 23 starting at 8 a.m. in the Senior Citizens Building on Main and Jefferson streets across from the Baptist Church in Grady. For lunch, bring a covered dish. Donations will be taken to cover the rent on the building. Please, help us pass this information […]

Shelburne: Lord more than editor of typos

Typos are the bain of my existence. Better make that bane. The word comes from Middle and Old English, and has to do with “a cause of misery or death.” Its roots indicate “murderer,” “destroyer.” Bain, I’m told, is a French word for bath. And, yes, a cold bain is a bane. Of course, a […]

Vacation Bible school changing at some churches

By Jackie Johnson STAFF WRITER jjohnson@pntonline.com A few local churches in Portales are changing up their traditional vacation Bible school plans this summer. Third and Kilgore Church of Christ will be incorporating the vacation Bible school style of teaching they usually do into their regular Sunday morning Bible classes for eight or nine weeks in […]

From healed to healer

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Sydney Sorley graduated Friday from nursing school at Clovis Community College.

Sydney Sorley was born in Lubbock; raised in Clovis and Bovina. She attended grade school at Clovis Christian and in 2009, graduated high school at Texico High School. Sorley is the daughter of Ken and Terri Sorley, who farm in Bovina. At age 2, Sorley was diagnosed with leukemia. She endured treatments for the cancer […]

Terry: There’s no escaping the camera these days

More than 30 years after he was scheduled to make his arrival, Big Brother is still watching and he really is everywhere. Security cameras are everywhere these days — in department stores watching for shoplifters, in crowded venues ready to identify those who get too rowdy and on front porches and back porches everywhere watching […]