Dobson: Sometimes we channel weeds, not daffodils

In “Our Daily Bread,” a mother shares her take on Easter with her son. She writes that her son waded into a patch of daffodils and notices debris from plants that had died months back. He said, “Mom, when I see something dead, it reminds me of Easter because Jesus died on the cross.” She […]

ENMU alumni grateful to serve students

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Susan Cramp in her office at the Advising Center at ENMU. She has been the director of advising since 2010.

Susan Cramp and her family moved from Arizona to New Mexico in 1979 and grew up in Artesia. She was a well-rounded student who participated in basketball, track, choir and student government. Cramp said early on she had plans to become a prosecutor for 10 years and then a defender for another 10 years, because […]

Borden: Nutrition on upcoming show

Information on optimizing nutrition and converting a Roman shade to make it safety compliant will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. and at noon on Thursday. Louix Dor Dempriey is a spiritual master, and he’s going to talk about optimizing nutrition. He stresses that moderation and temperance are much more successful […]

Davis: Little of everything at the fair

Fair season will soon be upon us. Several years ago, the wise decision was made to hold the Curry County Fair before the start of school, in consideration of the young people who are exhibiting stock. Therefore, fair week in the county will begin on Aug. 11, with entries due on Aug. 10. All of […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 2

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. Line Dance; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 5 p.m. Social Night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 Ball Pool; 6 p.m. Musical. Wednesday: 8 a.m. Exercise Equip; 10 […]

First Baptist Church pilots outreach program

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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

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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 […]