School menus — Sept. 27

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon roll. Lunch- BBQ chicken, sandwich, baked french fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, raisinels. Wednesday: Breakfast- Mini pancakes. Lunch- Soft taco, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, corn, orange smiles. Thursday: Breakfast- Breakfast frudel. […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 27

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, $4 movie Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8:48 a.m. board meeting; 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. […]

Fourth-year minister most at home outdoors

Paul Smith

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Paul Smith is in the beginning of his fourth year of being a minister at the Church of Christ Student Center in Portales. Smith is also the director and an instructor for the religion program at Eastern […]

Cantwell: Spiritual strength grows despite ailments

I would like to share with you the faith of my friend Betty Grimes. In 1972, I looked up from filling a prescription and met the smile of Betty, a tall blond woman, who was followed by her three young daughters standing in a stair-step line behind her. Immediately we both laughed and that was […]

Shelburne: He loves us too much to come down here

We’ve all had times when through our pain and tears we ask, “Dear God, where are you? How could you let this happen? How long can you stomach this kind of atrocity before you break in and do something to stop it?” Maybe it’s a senseless mass murder on the order of the 9/11 attack. […]

Retiree keeps competitive spirit

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Laquita Terry at her office at Crown Electric on 120 Oak St. in Clovis.

Laquita Terry was born and raised in House, but she has been a Clovis resident for most of her life. She married her late husband, Lindel Terry, in 1954 and has four children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Terry is very active in the community, serving as the president of the Curry County Republican Women […]

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

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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 […]