First Baptist Church pilots outreach program

Staff photo: Alisa Boswell
First Baptist Church members paint the trim on a Portales resident’s home. The work was the kick off for a new community outreach program church members want to do every year.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Members of First Baptist Church could be seen sweating in the 100-degree heat Wednesday morning at a residence on South Avenue F. Church members ranging from their early teens to their mid-60s could be seen painting house trim, scraping deteriorating paint off the garage walls or placing wire in […]

Shelburne: Our time crowing should be about Him

Joel Gregory tells the story of a neurotic rooster. Joel won’t mind if I embellish it a bit, but I heard the story first from him. And I offer this disclaimer: This story is not intended to harm or defame any rooster, living or dead, and any similarity to any rooster living or dead is […]

Christian Challenge director helps students grow in faith

Dag Sewell

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Dag Sewell is the director of the Baptist Student Union Christian Challenge at the Baptist Student Center in Portales. Sewell is also an instructor for the religious program at Eastern New Mexico University as part of the […]

Terry: Nielsen, get ready for blast from the past

If you read my columns regularly you may know that my wife and I have pretty strange television viewing habits. You may have found them amusing, but they’re about to affect the programs you view. How’s that you say? Has he invented a really powerful remote? Has he tapped into and stolen my cable? No, […]

Creative Living: Canvas recycling tips coming

Information on creating your own background paper and making a zentangle will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Theresa Cifali, mixed media artist and owner of The Altered Canvas, will show how to create your own background paper to coordinate with cards, scrapbooking and […]

Nieka Style: Do I pass the test?

During one of my latest online reads, a blogger said a woman in her 20s is her most stylish, career oriented and most experimental with love. But by the time she reaches her 30s she will have certain pieces that well represent her and should be earned by this time. So, I decided to go […]

Club notes, July 26

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met July 14 at Dakota Steakhouse. Twenty-one were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee chairman has received several calls asking Republicans to select a candidate from the 16 available Choices. He stated that officers of the party cannot support a candidate until after the primary election. The […]

Honors: July 26

Potts Whitney Lyn Potts of Clovis graduated from Washington State University with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

On the Shelves: July 26

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman was given by Audrey Hobbs in honor of Clovis Nazarene School teachers Wendie Berry and Sydnee Horton.  With rhyming text that begs to be chanted aloud and art that looks good enough to eat, this vibrant story will delight […]

Senior calendar, July 26

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; eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 […]

Our People: Taking on corrections’ challenges

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Sandra Stewart, shown at the Curry County Courthouse, is the public services director for the county.

Sandra Stewart is native New Mexican. She was born in Carrizozo and raised in Ruidoso. Stewart now lives between towns where she maintains residence in Roswell and Clovis. She works in Clovis and cares for her husband, John Stewart, in Roswell to accommodate his disability with short-term memory. They have three adult children and nine […]

Davis: Plenty of time left for summer fun

This column often focuses on enjoyable family destinations, with consideration for both cost and accessibility. This is particularly so during the summer months, when families are more inclined to be out and on the road. This week, however, we are focusing on destinations that, though relatively inexpensive and close to home, are not for the […]

Youth leader passionate about faith

Ofelia Jasso

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Ofelia Jasso is one of five youth leaders at Elida Methodist Church. Jasso lives in Elida and works at Creighton’s Town and Country in Portales. She and her family also attend Trinity Church in Portales. Jasso said […]

Cantwell: Something about the strength of Miriam

Let’s meet the Biblical Miriam. Did you know that the Hebrew name “Miriam” means stubbornness or obstinacy? Miriam, at only age 6, confronted her parents for separating in fear due to the pharaoh’s decree of infanticide to all male newborns. Miriam believed God had told her that the savior of the Hebrews would come from […]

Competing teen meets Down Under challenge

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Phillips with a Kuala bear while on her trip to the sanctuary Australia this summer.

Monay Phillips, 16, was born in Clovis. She is the daughter Travis and Monica Phillips, both former Clovis High graduates. Phillips has a younger brother, Malik Phillips. She enjoys basketball, softball and track & field. This summer, Phillips accepted the challenge to join the 2015 USA Track & Field team for the 15th Annual Down […]

Club notes — July 19

Hi-Plains Toastmasters Hi-Plains Toastmasters Club No. 9782 met Tuesday evening in the theater room of Wheatfields Senior Living. There were four members present. Toastmaster for the meeting was Leticia Zarate, club president. Gerald Leon Guerrero was awarded best speaker for his prepared speech on his work philosophy. The best Table Topics (impromptu) speaker was Erin […]

Reunions — July 19

Greathouse reunion The 59th Greathouse reunion was held July 11 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. The group enjoyed visiting while eating a delicious potluck dinner. They looked at scrapbooks and shared stories. President Regina Harris called the meeting to order. A moment of silence was observed for Annabelle Greathouse, Marcia Sinclair, Roma Greathouse and […]

Terry: New pair of old Converse pricey these days

A print ad for a large department store caught my eye this week. But it wasn’t because of what was new, it was because of what was old. Maybe everything old eventually becomes new again but I never would have dreamed canvas and rubber Converse tennis shoes would ever sell for close to $60. I […]

Borden: Bottle cutting featured on show

Creative Living Information on flower designing and bottle cutting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Casey Schwartz co-owns the Flower Duet in Redondo Beach, California, and she is going to show how to take sets of tropical flowers and pull them together into […]

Davis: Shark Week reminds that ‘Jaws’ turns 40

In celebration of Shark Week, which for the uninitiated is a marathon cable TV event, it’s also worth noting this is the 40th anniversary of the movie “Jaws.” Since last week’s column dealt with beaches, this week of midsummer exploration is devoted to why my highly competent swimmer granddaughter wants to get her basic scuba […]