Thunderbird alumni gives back to community

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Mike Hess is known for riding his bike around town and collecting cans during his spare time in the Clovis area.

Mike Hess is the oldest of seven children. As a child he said he used to wonder why people had to die; he knew that life was only the beginning. He was a quiet and shy boy. “I sometimes got marked absent in school because I was so quiet,” he said. Before he would choose […]

Terry: Paper route taught everything about business

Everything I ever needed to know about business I learned at the tender age of 11 on a paper route. These days newspaper carrier is just a job; the risk and the reward has been removed. I’m not sure how young entrepreneurs are cultivated these days. Maybe they do it online somewhere. For some reason, […]

Club notes — June 21

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met May 12 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Seventeen were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee chairman, reminded members of the Silver Elephant fundraiser/dinner in Santa Fe on May 30. Carly Fiorina, a strong Republican presidential candidate is guest speaker. Candace Morrison introduced guest speaker, Larry Fry, the […]

Borden: Turning hobby to business on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on using PVC to build a doll house, baking with figs, and turning a hobby into a business will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Designer, Jana Beus knows that PVC pipe is not just for plumbing. She’s going to show […]

Davis: Making the dream happen worth it

What do a Duck Dynasty mug, a Despicable Me Minions mug, a wand cast of resin, a Donald Duck hat, and a key to the Haunted Hotel have in common? They all relocated from various locations in the Southeast, primarily at Disneyworld or Universal Studios theme park, courtesy of an 11 year old girl, as […]

Shelburne: God will never love us less

God loves his children so completely that he could not possibly love us more and he will never choose to love us less. We are absolutely secure in that love. Why is that so hard for us to believe? It’s as if we were an orphan in 18th century England who has been bought out […]

Community important to theater manager

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Jan Elliott at the YAM Theater offices in located at 219 Main St. in Portales.

Jan Elliott grew up in Portales and was raised by her grandparents. She was very active in sports. She graduated from Portales High School in 1980 and in 1986 she earned a teaching degree from Eastern New Mexico University. From 1986 until 1989, Elliott worked at The Portales News-Tribune as a reporter, wire editor and […]

Terry: My own wedding subjected to traditional antics

There are some really strange wedding traditions out there folks. For instance, in some Korean cultures when the wedding is over the friends of the groom tie the lovelorn gent at the ankles, remove his socks and beat his feet with fish. Some African cultures require an older woman (sometimes the mother of the bride) […]

On the shelves — June 14

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library True Love by Jennifer Lopez explores one of the most defining periods in the life of a pop music icon: The transformative two-year journey in which she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person than she has […]

Borden: Pain relief on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on relieving pain, substitutes for night shades and how to make a mug rug will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Dr. Daniel Marez is a doctor of Oriental medicine in Raton, and he has written a book on relieving pain. He’s going to […]

Club notes — June 14

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met May 12 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Seventeen were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee chairman, reminded members of the Silver Elephant fundraiser/dinner in Santa Fe on May 30. Carly Fiorina, a strong Republican presidential candidate, will be guest speaker. Candace Morrison, introduced guest speaker, Larry Fry, […]

Hartsfield: Nails, hands first things people see

Every once in a while I’ve noticed I tend to get a bit obsessed with nails. I’ll catch myself checking out other people’s nails or scanning different style forums for ideas I want to try. Most of the time I can care less about my hands and I don’t even notice that my nails need […]

Senior calendar — June 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 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: 7:30 a.m. Father’s Day wet T-shirt contest; 8 a.m. blood pressure […]

Davis: Taken by surprise by beach fantasy

It’s not anything I plan or even anticipate. When it happens, it just comes on suddenly, like a surprise attack. I can spot certain precipitating circumstances, but I cannot say for sure when it will hit. Circumstances include, but are not limited to, the following: • Riding my bike in sandals and shorts. •Listening to […]

Cantwell: Supporting roles created by God

I would like to share a fish story with you. On my last birthday, my daughter and grandson, Tell, were shopping with me. Tell, 4, was just learning about gift giving. I had told him previously, when choosing a gift for his mom, it should be something that she needed or that she would like. […]

Shelburne: Life comes with assembly instructions

I like seasons, and I’m particularly pleased to live in a place where the seasons are distinctly different. Lest I’m ever accused of being less than politically correct, I hereby affirm that I’m in love with seasonal diversity. I will say, though, that as much as I like green growing things, I find that grass […]

First Baptist puts twist on VBS

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Abi Cameron, a youth helper with the First Baptist Church mega sports camp that ran Monday through Thursday, leads the children in a chant called “Princess Pat” on Thursday morning. Cameron said the purpose of the chant was to get the children pumped up before their volleyball game.

By Jackie Johnson STAFF WRITER jjohnson@pntonline.com The first mega sports camp sponsored by First Baptist Church ended Thursday morning after a four-day event. Sara Keller, director of children’s ministry at First Baptist, said the camp was a new twist on vacation Bible school. “It’s kind of like a vacation Bible school in that we still […]

Hartsfield: Time to pull out your 90s style

NiekaStyle The 1990’s fashions are back. The more I look around the more I see it. Especially the mid-90’s, which was around the time I was in junior high school. For one, choker necklaces are back into play. I remember when all of the girls had to have them. Some of us would even make […]

Following in her father’s footsteps

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Rebecca Lusk outside the Remax office located at  817 E Llano Estacado Blvd. in Clovis.

Rebecca Lusk was born in Houston, Texas. She grew up in a family of ranchers and farmers. Lusk was raised in Clovis from the time she was 3. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1992 and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1997 from Eastern New Mexico University. After retiring from farming, […]

Terry: Nice to see Mother Nature’s work

Without their colorful petals, desert wildflowers would just be a weed. But with a good portion of rain at the right time they explode into carpets of yellow, white, orange and purple. We’re experiencing one of those rare years this year and the last few weeks have been delightful on the prairie. The contrast in […]