Shelburne: Eldest brother great blessing for 80 years

Math has never been my strong suit. So my being 54 for two years in a row and skipping 55 is not that mysterious. But simple arithmetic points me to a genuine mystery this week. The math says that my oldest brother will turn 80 on February 16. That blows my rapidly-aging mind. A good […]

Med school on horizon for spelling champ

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
 Ariel Kokoricha is an eighth-grade student at Clovis Christian School.

She’s a known champion speller, but that’s not who she is. She’s a well-rounded student that’s very driven. Ariel Kokoricha was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father is a local doctor who originally moved the family to Fort Sumner to begin his residency. The family moved to Clovis when they decided they didn’t want to […]

Terry: I like my Jell-O Bronco orange

The groundhog has spoken and I’m prepared for six more weeks of orange Jell-O. Orange Jell-O, you say; this global warming stuff is getting out of hand. It may snow in San Francisco this weekend, too. Orange Jell-O is on my mind because that’s my Super Bowl bet with my wife, the perpetual pessimist. She’s […]

Educator talks changes in schools

Information on working with Polar Fleece fabric and preparing chicken stock from scratch will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Clare Rowley, President of Creative Feet LLC, will demonstrate how to cut Polar Fleece fabric using stick and rinse tape. […]

Senior calendar — Feb. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. bus meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 […]

School menus — Feb. 7

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch- Chicken nuggets, green beans, sliced tomato, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Soft taco and salsa, spanish rice, refried beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit Wednesday: Breakfast- Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Cheese enchiladas, spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, […]

Dobson: Love continues at journey’s end

April 15, 2014. This is the day I signed on, with so many others, to walk and support Donna Crouch Elkey, her husband-with-heart-of-a-warrior Bert, and their girls. It’s a love story for the ages. Not the clean, shiny love of Valentine’s Day commercialism, but the raw, gritty, to-the-bones love. On that day, Donna began journaling […]

Shelburne: God’s light always there

As if it happened yesterday. That’s how clearly I remember the experience I’m about to relate. Not wanting to make too much of it, I’d hate to make the opposite mistake by failing to say to the giver, thank you. By the way, the weather guy is predicting ridiculously high winds and detestable blowing dust […]

Clovis where home, heart is for retiree

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Arlene and Fred Dixon pose in front of one Fred’s restored pickup trucks. Fred Dixon celebrated his 80th birthday on January 24. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Fred Dixon was born and raised in Colorado. He moved to the Portales and Clovis area around 1977, following his parents who already lived here. He married his wife, Arlene Dixon, after only six months of dating. After a stint in the retail business, working the oil fields and at a service station, Dixon eventually […]

Terry: Broncos going to repeat glory days

The year was 2007. My beloved Broncos had failed miserably in their bid for a playoff berth, but I still found a football angle for my column preceding Super Bowl XLI. That column proved prophetic because I picked Peyton Manning to win his first Super Bowl. Nine years later he’s once again defeated Tom Brady […]

Hartsfield: 2016 a fashion free-for-all

Patchwork is back! 2016 fashion is making room for some of those kooky fashions of the past. No. The runway looks aren’t anything we haven’t seen in some form but have made a daring new comeback. A red heart-shaped patch on a pair of distressed jeans? Yes. I’ll take it. These cute styles we all […]

Borden: Gumball cupcakes on upcoming show

Information on growing and cooking with herbs, dyeing silk fabric, and making a gumball cupcake will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Moyers is with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, and she’s going to talk about growing herbs […]

School menus — Jan. 31

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 8:45 a.m. board […]

Club notes — Jan. 31

Friends of the Library Longtime local educator and author Agapito “Pete” Trujillo will be reading from his book “Hispanics of Roosevelt County: A History” at the next meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library scheduled for 12 noon, Thursday, Feb. 4, in the meeting room at the Portales Public Library, 218 S. Avenue […]

Shelburne: Setting record straight not cheap

Opinion One of the folks running for president just sent me a nice note. That’s something that doesn’t happen every day. No, it’s now actually about every other day that I find notes in my email in-box from several presidential candidates. Better make that “candidates for president” since they’re not all, in my opinion, particularly […]

Brandon: Build life on Jesus, the rock

Opinion News last week has reported that cliff side tenants in Pacifica, California, are being coerced into evacuating their homes because the ground outside their back doors is caving into the sea. A state of emergency has been issued and residents are warned to get out before they slip into the sea below. At young […]

Terry: Finally faced my fears

I’m happy to report that I recently went to see the movie “The Revenant” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and I haven’t had a bear attack nightmare since seeing it. Knowing that the rare nightmares that I ever have usually involve being attacked by either a bear or mountain lion, my wife said she was proud to […]

Hartsfield: Y2K fashions coming back

The latest fashion headline that caught my attention was a feature on Vogue.com by Marjon Carlos that talked about fashions from the early 2000s. Word is that the fashions are back. This article touched closed to home because this was around the time when I really first started to pay attention to fashion. I would […]

Borden: Cooking with figs on upcoming show

Information on making kids’ costumes, preparing snack bars and power bars, and using specialty stamps to make a quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) If you like to make Halloween costumes or play clothes for your kids, you’ll […]