Hartsfield: Online shopping has pros, cons

Nieka Style Shopping online is an essential commodity in today’s popular culture. With our busy schedules and the struggle to have a balanced life, the new retail therapy is at the tip of our fingers. For a while I shied away from shopping online because it was a bewildering thought not being able to feel […]

Senior calendar — July 19

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: 9 a.m. Craft class; 10 a.m. sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

Associate pastor enjoys people, telling stories, music

Franklin Smith

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Franklin Smith is the associate pastor at Central Christian Church in Portales. Smith previously served as the worship leader at Victory Life Church. He also worked at Portales Schools for over 15 years as the junior high […]

First Baptist pastor in ‘Comancheria’

Chris Horton

Chris Horton, pastor at First Baptist Church in Portales, was selected as an extra for the movie “Comancheria,” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster that has been filming locally in Portales and Clovis. The movie follows two brothers, Pine and Foster, who encounter financial hardships on their farm and resort to bank robbery. […]

Terry: Hand cranking ice cream good fun

We didn’t need a recipe; both of us had done it often enough that the basic mixture for ice cream was locked into our brains. Half dozen eggs, two cups of sugar a pint of cream, a couple teaspoons of vanilla and whatever flavoring you want. Finish it off with whole milk to the freezer […]

Retired officer’s focus on being good Lion

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Rhue at an April 2015 Lions Club meeting in Clovis.

Randy Rhue was born in Ruidoso. He moved to Clovis in 1991. In 1978, Rhue joined the New Mexico State Police. He retired in August 1999. He continued working 12 years after that. Rhue met his wife, Peggy Rhue, in 1989 and they married in 1991. Rhue has been an active member of the Lions […]

Senior calendar — July 12

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. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 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. eggs, gravy […]

Hartsfield: Summer good time for light knits

There is a time when summer knits come in handy. Whether you’re taking a trip to the grocery store, doing some shopping or going out to eat, most likely the air conditioning is on blast. Not only is the weather unpredictable, but we also have to anticipate those shocking temperature changes in the workplace and […]

Borden: Mini greeting cards on upcoming show

Information on protecting children from bullying and making easy and fun miniature greeting cards will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Author Peter Goodman has written a children’s book and will discuss the steps parents and teachers can take to protect children from bullying […]

On the shelves — July 12

The following books are available for checkout at: Portales Public Library Twice in a Lifetime by Dorothy Garlock Clara Sinclair’s life has not quite turned out the way he had hoped. Once happily married, she lost her husband in battle during World War II, and years later in 1954, she is still moving forward by […]

Davis: Nothing like the beach in summer

Beach. Beach becomes a pre-eminent and symbolic theme in my imagination during the summer. Beach, this particular summer of 2015, meant the Gulf Coast of Florida — Destin and Fort Walton to be specific — which is familiar to many residents in this area, due to time spent there with the Air Force. The first […]

Club notes — July 12

Hi-Plains Toastmasters Hi-Plains Toastmasters Club No. 9782 met Tuesday in the Theater Room of Wheatfields. There were five members present. Jon Barr, president of Portales’ Peanut Valley Toastmasters club, was a guest. Bardia Barmaki was awarded best speaker for his speech on the importance of resiliency. Donna Labatt was awarded best evaluator and best Table […]

Teens raise money for church camp

Staff photo: Anna George
Dominic Mascorro, left, 15, and Ashley Ramirez, 15, rehearse on Thursday for their July 19 fundraiser show at the Church of the Nazarene. Money raised will  help send youth to church camp.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com The Church of the Nazarene’s youth group boogied in a Portales parking lot Thursday to raise money to go to church camp in Ruidoso. The kids were stationed in the parking lot of C&S Inc. on West Second Street where they were grilling chicken and hot dogs to sell. […]

Cantwell: In His perfect time, God fulfills for us

As a young wife, I desired children but that goal was not realized for six long, long years. ” Six years times 12 months equals 72 months of waiting. As each month began, I refused to hope, then I couldn’t help myself and I began to hope, then once again, I was enduring the bitter […]

Pastor: Best part of job is the people

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Brad Morgan is the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Portales. Morgan has been pastoring for 17 years and previously served in other churches in the community including Bethel Baptist and Emmanuel Baptist. He is also an electrician of many […]

Teens raise money for church camp

Staff photo: Anna George

Dominic Mascorro, left, 15, and Ashley Ramirez, right, 15, rehearse on Thursday for their July 19 fundraiser show at the Church of the Nazarene. Money raised will  help send youth to church camp.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com The Church of the Nazarene’s youth group boogied in a Portales parking lot Thursday to raise money to go to church camp in Ruidoso. The kids were stationed in the parking lot of C&S Inc. on West Second Street where they were grilling chicken and hot dogs to sell. […]

Pastor: Favorite part of the job is the people

Brad Morgan

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Brad Morgan is the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Portales. Morgan has been pastoring for 17 years and previously served in other churches in the community including Bethel Baptist and Emmanuel Baptist. He is also an electrician of many […]

In his perfect time, God fulfills for us

As a young wife, I desired children but that goal was not realized for six long, long years. Six years times 12 months equals 72 months of waiting. As each month began, I refused to hope, then I couldn’t help myself and I began to hope, then once again, I was enduring the bitter disappointment […]

Hartsfield: Some summer pieces I can’t live without

Insect repellent and sunscreen aren’t the only essentials of summer. Some of us have become attached to some comfort pieces for the season. It has occurred to me that I’ve recently developed a pattern of wearing sneakers with virtually every one of my outfits. It’s not just for a level of comfort but I find […]

Our People: Consignor ministers to community

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Sheila Savitz outside her building, Consigning Women and Angel Ministries, at 104 S. Ave. A in Portales.

Sheila Savitz was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where she owned a real estate company. She moved to Portales in the early 1990’s with her late husband and children. In the late 1990’s, Savitz started out working as an advertising representative at the Portales New-Tribune. She bought […]