Community matters to entrepreneur

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Sharesse Sawyer Warfel is a wife and mother of three.

Sharesse Sawyer Warfel was raised in Clovis most of her young life. She and her two younger siblings were raised by their father, Donald Sawyer. In 2003, she graduated from Clovis High School, then in 2006 graduated from Clovis Community College with an associate degree in cosmetology. She immediately started her own business thereafter and […]

Terry: ‘Naked’ and ‘nekkid’ difference is what you’re up to

According to the late, great, Southern humor columnist Lewis Grizzard, “There’s a big difference between the words ‘naked’ and ‘nekkid.’ “‘Naked’ means you don ‘t have any clothes on and ‘nekkid’ means you don’t have any clothes on — and you’re up to something.” If you see a guy pitching a game of baseball without […]

On the shelves — July 24

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the City of Clovis floodplain management program, the library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs including manuals for designing or retrofitting structures, handbooks on residential repair, guidelines for erosion control, and similar topics. Librarians will be happy to […]

Hartsfield: The best, worst 2016 trends so far

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and so is your sense of style. Trends come and go but having keen eyes for how to make any look your own is what’s so great about fashion. Not every look is for everyone but it’s fun to experiment with new ones. Here is a two […]

Borden: Dream first to bring your goas within reach

Information on free-form rotary cutting and teaching children to sew will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Quilter and author Karen Eckmeier will show how free-form rotary cutting of fabric strips that are layered can “accidentally” create a beach scene […]

Travel: State’s Las Vegas once an outlaw haven

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The Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, New Mexico, is known for its haunted room and was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.”

Did you know New Mexico was once a haven for outlaws including Black Jack Ketchum — they hung him so hard his head came off in 1901 — Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday? A three-hour drive from Clovis will take you to the city of Las Vegas, New Mexico, where guests can spend the […]

Senior calendar — July 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. low impact exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Moving day; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beg. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. low impact exercise class; Noon Beg. crochet; 10 a.m. […]

Shelburne: We’ve given our hearts to the world

In one of Jan Karon’s delightful “Mitford” books, the winsome Episcopal priest Father Tim Cavanaugh shares with his dear old organist some lines from the sonnet (1807) by Wordsworth: The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see in Nature that is ours; […]

Our People: Rodeo queen still in the scene

Wilma Fulgham was born in Farwell and raised within the Clovis area through the depression years. She has been involved in agriculture all her life and comes from a family of hard workers. In 1906, her grandfather, Henry Curtis, came to the Texico area on a covered wagon. Fulgham is recognized for being involved in […]

Faith, family and football for principal

Todd Morris at a Florida State University game.

Todd Morris was born and raised in Ruidoso and graduated high school there. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University and has been an educator for over 20 years. Upon graduating college, Morris spent a year in South Africa with the Rotary Youth Exchange. His first teaching job was for […]

Terry: Still not convinced to do the Pokemon thing

Have you been enlightened to the new “Pokemon Go” craze? Yeah, me neither. I’ve seen and read stories on it for a week now and not one has explained the phenomenon well enough to cause me to download the game app and head out in search of Pokemon. Apparently the word Pokemon is plural but […]

Hartsfield: Style tips for the relaxed mom

Do you ever think about your street style? Has your style evolved or have you surrendered it to all of life’s crazy demands? There’s the woman who’s always in her head about what to wear the next day and makes her style a priority. She is never caught looking less than chic. Planning an outfit […]

Borden: Learn to conquer your closet chaos

Information on using the dual feed and stitch regulator on a sewing machine and conquering chaos in the closet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Kerri Forrest represents Bernina Sewing Machine, and she’s going to demonstrate how to use […]

Club notes — July 17

Children- American Revolution The National Society of Children of the American Revolution held their Rocky Mountain Regional Conference in Tempe, Arizona, June 29-30 at the Embassy Suites/Hilton. Members of Seven Caves Society of Clovis/Portales attending were Dylan Hawkins, RMAC color guard, New Mexico state chaplain, Seven Caves recording secretary; Katelyn Hawkins, RMRC treasurer, New Mexico […]

Greathouse reunion marks 60 years

The 60th Greathouse reunion was held July 8-9 in Portales. The group had a potluck meal and shared scrapbooks. President Regina Harris hosted a business meeting. A moment of silence was observed for Don McAlavy, Faye Miller and Austin Hall, who passed. Attending from St. Petersburg, Florida: Katherine, Keevy, Marcile and Orion McAlavy Adairsville, Georgia: […]

Senior calendar — July 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. low impact exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beg. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. low impact exercise class; Noon Beg. crochet; 10 a.m. sew days; […]

Travel: A journey of ghostly fire

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A variety of animal and plant life is found at the Valley of Fire Recreational Area near Carrizozo. The adjacent Malpais lava flow is said to be about 5,000 years old.

What do ghosts and fire have in common? In New Mexico, just at the foothills of the Sacramento mountains, is an ancient site of volcanic activity at the Valley of Fires Recreational area. That’s next to White Oaks, one of New Mexico’s active ghost towns. In order to reach this scenic area, the drive is […]

Q&A: University student heads to Poland for worship

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By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Recent Eastern New Mexico University graduate and Stephanie Losoya, 22, will be traveling to Krakow, Poland, on July 26 to participate in an event called “World Youth Day.” The event, according to Losoya, is a global Catholic conference, hosted by Pope Francis. Losoya will be traveling with members of […]

Shelburne: A decidedly delusional discourse

I wonder why “D” words are so often downers? Death, disease, depression, despair, desperation, divorce, doom, despondency, doldrums, detritus. Decompose, destruct, deconstruct, demoralize, demonize. Decrepit, dim-witted, dumb, disheartened, disemboweled (sorry), dead, discombobulated, dilapidated, dingy, delusional, desperate. That last one’s a cheat. We’ve already listed its brother Darrell and its other brother Darrell: “despair” and “desperation.” […]

Teaching a life’s work

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Cheryl Hinrichs, pictured with husband Bruce, has been a teacher in Melrose for 23 years.

Cheryl Hinrichs was born and raised in Clovis. She lives in Floyd and is a teacher in Melrose. Hinrichs majored in home economics at New Mexico State University and taught her first year in Farwell. Home Economics is known as Family Career and Community Leaders in America (FCCLA) today. In 1993, Hinrichs was offered a […]