Terry: Proper expression requires more than a click

Facebook is my social media of choice; in fact, it is the only social media platform I regularly utilize. That doesn’t mean I like everything about it. I don’t think I’ve ever “poked” anyone on Facebook. It always sounded mean. I got in trouble if I poked my sister in the back seat. I hated […]

Hartsfield: All trends not for everyone

While checking out galleries from the last fashion week, I noticed that some fashions were just all over the place. While exploring street styles, I found myself dumfounded at some looks, intrigued by others. There were torn hem-lined skirts and tennis shoes paired with leather shorts and midi-length skirts, some of which I’m sure were […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 20

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 […]

School menus — Sept. 20

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Egg breakfast burrito. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Mac and cheese, green […]

Community central to Jewish culture

By Anna George PNT correspondent The Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) Jewish Club struggles to find members as they plan their next event for Yom Kippur. On Sept. 12, Jewish Club advisor Richard Schwartz celebrated the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, with almost no attendance. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is one of […]

Brandon: You cannot fail with God behind you

Have you ever been afraid you would fail at something? I have experienced that feeling at times in my life. Over the years, I have failed at many things and the consequences at times were critical. I have failed to get my oil changed on time, I have failed at diets, I have occasionally failed […]

Our People: Carrying on in his golden years

Staff photo:  D’Nieka Hartsfield
Herbie Mac Nail has been a newspaper carrier for 22 years.

Herbie Mac Nail was born in Newark, Ohio and went to kindergarten in Jamestown, New York — he was raised in several areas of Ohio and New York. His father worked for the former upper-middle market department store, Kresge. Nail moved to Clovis in 1993 when he drove a friend to Roswell. He liked the […]

Terry: Friday nights have highlights, lowlights

Football season is back and things are returning to normal — a new normal apparently. Tom Brady of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots deflected Deflate-Gate and dodged his four-game suspension the week before the start of the season. He quickly put it all behind him with four touchdown passes Thursday night. I […]

Nieka Style: With makeup, less is more

Every woman who wears makeup has a routine that may not be the same each day, but they’ve developed it to fit their lifestyle. The woman on the go may find herself putting her makeup on in the car or at the office before the start of her workday. There are some of us who […]

Creative Living — Centerpiece creation tips coming

Information on making a quilted pieced placemat, creating centerpieces and learning to use a serger will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Designer and seamstress, Patty Dunn will show how to weave fabric strips to make a quilted pieced look. She’ll also show placemats […]

Club Notes — Sept. 13

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met Wednesday with President June Ferguson presiding.  Gertie Swager gave the invocation and Mary Lou Rowley led the pledges and collection. There were 13 members and two guests present. Correspondence was read. Ferguson reminded members about hostess committee duties.  Cami Howl reported on the flower show the club sponsored […]

On the shelves — Sept. 13

The following books are available: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder,” by Enrico Gnaulati draws on the work of a clinical psychologist to explain why our kids are being over-diagnosed, and how parents and professionals can tell true psychiatric disorders from […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 13

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical 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. […]

School Menus — Sept. 13

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast Pizza.  Lunch- Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon roll. Lunch- Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday:  Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch […]

Pastor believes church helps God repair the world

Keith Wilks

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Keith Wilks is in the beginning of his second year as pastor at First United Methodist Church in Portales. In his 27 years of pastoral ministry, Wilks has also pastored at Patterson Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church […]

Shelburne: Still need to heed call for healing, unity, grace

I’ve tried to resist writing this column. Maybe not hard enough. May I say early on … First, reality in general and history in particular, are rarely as simple, clear-cut and tidy as many folks would like to think. Second, the winners of wars get to write most of the history. Third, just because the […]

Library director’s life committed to children

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Denise Burnett is the library director at Portales Public Library.

Ask her how many children she has. She will tell you there are too many to count. Denise Burnett was born and raised in Portales. She moved to Los Lunas for a time but moved back to Portales to raise her family. She is married to Julian Burnett and together they have three children. Burnett […]

Terry: Only wife qualified to lead marriage dance

After 33 years of holy matrimony, I’m finally a little bit smarter than when the marriage started. Guys learn things slow, but when threatened regularly with a rolling pin even the most dense men begin to pick up on the spousal patterns and subtle signals that can keep you out of the doghouse if detected […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 6

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Labor Day Center Closed 4 p.m. games Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. Bingo; 6 p.m. railroad potluck Friday: 10 […]

On the shelves — Sept. 6

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization,” by Elena Conis untangles the complicated paradox of childhood immunization, both a public health success story and a source of bitter controversy as Americans have questioned the safety and necessity of vaccines. “How Many is Too Many? […]