Dreading liquor election

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I didn’t want to write this column. It might sound political. (It is not.) And I’m not bored and needing to stick my hand into a buzz saw. But … Our community has an election coming up in May. I feel about it just like I felt about my colonoscopy. […]

Knack for extremes

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Heerding has been the Director for the Committee since November 2012.

Dan Heerding was born on the island of Curacao in the Southern Caribbean. Heerding and family moved to the United States when he was 2 years old. The family spent a lot of years on the East Coast until Dan’s father moved the family to Flagstaff, Arizona, to start his own business. After finishing High […]

Won’t catch me complaining about price of water

By Karl Terry Local columnist “High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everyone likes water.” — Mark Twain I guess that Twain quote about water will do for this week. Water has been on my mind a lot for the 36 hours or so before I sat down to write […]

Cooking with legumes upcoming show topic

Sheryl Borden

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on quilting, fitness and cooking with legumes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Quilter Karen Eckmeier is going to show a new series of patterns which use a paper backed fusible for easy appliqué, and also show […]

Glad for student’s opportunity

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The amazing thing about Facebook is the ability to understand immediately where people in one’s life are and what they’re currently doing. This was the case when I saw a post from a former student who is, as we read this, on a mission trip to the Holy Land, and […]

Club notes — March 15

Portales Altrusa Portales Altrusa met Monday at the ZIA Room with 19 members and 1 guest present. Vice President, Cozetta Moor, presided. Dannah Brown gave the accent on the international convention that will be held in July. Secret pals were thanked. Noelle Bartl from the ENMU Foundation presented the program. She reported that since 2004, […]

Some cloak indulgent spending well

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Getting dressed on a daily basis, much less getting gussied up, is especially difficult when you’re healing from an invasive surgery. At least, that’s the excuse I gave my spouse after purchasing some over-priced flats. He never misses a beat when it comes to pointing out my newly purchased items. […]

School menus — March 15

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Old fashioned Frito pie, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, red delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch – Mac […]

On the shelves — March 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Answered Prayer Guaranteed: The Power of Praying with Faith by Frederick Price was given by El DeSayuno Kiwanis in memory of Hazel Robinson. The author of some 50 books on faith, healing, prosperity and the Holy Spirit demonstrates a way to pray so that […]

Senior calendar — March 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: St. Paddy’s Day Hobbs Trip; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

A day in an Old Testament life

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The Tabernacle Experience will take area residents through the rituals performed inside the Israelite tabernacle of the Old Testament when it comes to Portales March 27-April 5.

By Alisa Boswell MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com In two weeks, area residents will be transported back into biblical times when they walk through a life-sized tabernacle in the parking lot of a local church. “You will experience a day in the life of an Old Testament priest as you engage in the duties and rituals within […]

We can only weigh what we are

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Paul wrote in his Roman letter: “So then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12) Do people minimize that scripture? The magnitude of that Scripture is seldom understood. We might rationalize and say, “Well I know it says that but … yet, is […]

Tabernace tent replica coming to town

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Have you heard the most incredible news? Our little town of Portales is preparing to receive an authentic-sized replica of the tent of meeting of Moses containing the tabernacle. This tent travels throughout America as part of tabernacleexperience.com, but it has never before been in New Mexico. What a gift […]

Do all possible to fight the cold bug

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Well, recently, despite my best efforts to keep dastardly viruses at bay, I fell to the common cold. I’m immensely thankful for today’s medical science. But, I mean, really, it’s 2015, and the common cold is still kicking our tails? The stats say that most adults in our land will […]

Love of music pursued in faith

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Hezekiah Sherley III is the pastor of Agape Love Ministries on 1921 2nd St. in Clovis.

Hezekiah Sherley III was born in Indio, California and was raised in Clovis from age 10. He attended Clovis High School and graduated with the class of 1990. Sherley is married to Donetta Sherley. They have two children, Denzell and Dionte Sherley. He has followed in the footsteps of his family’s musical background where his […]

Mother can relate to most of what I write about

Karl Terry

By Karl Terry Local columnist I’ve had a column idea in my list of column ideas that has been hanging out there on the list a long time. It seemed like a great topic when I happened on it but the thing never seemed to blossom. I don’t even think the word I used to […]

Making denim purses on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making treat pops, making purses from old jeans and scraps, and a discussion of kitchen transformations will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to demonstrate how to make Treat […]

Clovis students don’t take back seat

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Totally tangential to the real focus of the class, which is the novel “The Great Gatsby,” I looked up and discovered for my students that the 1919 World Series between Chicago and Cincinnati really was fixed, and that the fixing was engineered by a group of Chicago-based gamblers who bought […]

Club notes — March 8

Educational Retirees The Curry County Area Educational Retirees (CCAER) met March 3 at K-Bob’s. Members learned about Islam and the Muslim faith from presenter Will Anderson. Pam Wallace, membership chairperson, reported we have 214 paid local members and 111 state members for 2015. Wallace also reported on educational bills currently before the New Mexico Legislature. […]

Spring fashions most fun

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style The first days of spring are close at hand, and I can imagine the majority of us are counting down the days. Fingers crossed that the winds of spring won’t be as fierce as the snow has been this winter. Get your dust mask ready. I can almost bet we […]