Clovis native a poet, former educator

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Josie Sena on the front porch of her home in Clovis.

Josie Sena was born and raised in Clovis. In her book, “Memoirs in Poetry Seasons of My Life,” she describes herself as growing up a quiet and timid girl with an incredible imagination. She developed a love for writing and would write anywhere she could. Sena is the mother of three children, three grandchildren and […]

Terry: Make sure your bucket holds water

I know it has been a pretty wet spring because I’ve dumped rain out of my gauge more times this year than in a long time. I had just become a little perplexed at why everyone else was reporting more than I received. If they got .9 at Dora I just got .3. If they […]

Borden: Glitter projects on upcoming show

Information on making projects with glitter, teaching kids to sew, and using candy melts as cupcake toppers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Barbara Trombley is President of Art Institute Glitter, Inc., and she’s going to show how to use various glitter products […]

Davis: Memorial Day more than start of summer

Memorial Day. The symbolic beginning of summer. In Clovis, the weekend of high school graduation-caps and gowns, balloons and bouquets, the end of one life stage and beginning of another, for young adults. That part happened by circumstance; it is not always so. The day arises, though, out of a desire to honor those who […]

Club notes — May 17

Altrusa Int’l of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held their monthly program meeting May 11 at 6 p.m. at Muffley’s Back Door. The meeting was called to order by President Judy Cox and the Altrusa Opening Prayer was recited. Cox gave the Altrusa Accent. Hostesses Glenda Hileman, Sylvia Bean and Christina Bean served the evening […]

Honors — May 17

Hannah Evans Hannah Evans, a 4.66 GPA senior at Portales High School, has been accepted into the University of New Mexico’s Combined BA/MD Degree Program. Evans is a first team all-district soccer captain, varsity tennis player and valedictorian for the PHS Class of 2015. James Winer James Winer, a 4.24 GPA senior at Farmington High […]

Reunions — May 17

Wheatland School The Wheatland School reunion will be held May 23 starting at 8 a.m. in the Senior Citizens Building on Main and Jefferson streets across from the Baptist Church in Grady. For lunch, bring a covered dish. Donations will be taken to cover the rent on the building. Please, help us pass this information […]

Shelburne: Lord more than editor of typos

Typos are the bain of my existence. Better make that bane. The word comes from Middle and Old English, and has to do with “a cause of misery or death.” Its roots indicate “murderer,” “destroyer.” Bain, I’m told, is a French word for bath. And, yes, a cold bain is a bane. Of course, a […]

Vacation Bible school changing at some churches

By Jackie Johnson STAFF WRITER jjohnson@pntonline.com A few local churches in Portales are changing up their traditional vacation Bible school plans this summer. Third and Kilgore Church of Christ will be incorporating the vacation Bible school style of teaching they usually do into their regular Sunday morning Bible classes for eight or nine weeks in […]

From healed to healer

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Sydney Sorley graduated Friday from nursing school at Clovis Community College.

Sydney Sorley was born in Lubbock; raised in Clovis and Bovina. She attended grade school at Clovis Christian and in 2009, graduated high school at Texico High School. Sorley is the daughter of Ken and Terri Sorley, who farm in Bovina. At age 2, Sorley was diagnosed with leukemia. She endured treatments for the cancer […]

Terry: There’s no escaping the camera these days

More than 30 years after he was scheduled to make his arrival, Big Brother is still watching and he really is everywhere. Security cameras are everywhere these days — in department stores watching for shoplifters, in crowded venues ready to identify those who get too rowdy and on front porches and back porches everywhere watching […]

Borden: Fabric markers a focus on upcoming show

Information on animals and helping with PTSD, using new fabric markers, and nutritional supplements will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue, and he’s going to explain how animals who have been trained through a program called Animals […]

Davis: Dedicated teachers touch the future

The week just past was Teachers’ Appreciation Week. In a time when educators are feeling themselves besieged — sometimes by parents but more often by bureaucracies — it seems worthwhile to explore what the purpose of education is, and how it impacts who we are. Specifically, what are the lessons learned by this columnist, and […]

PHS 80s reunion

The second annual PHS 1980s reunion to be held in conjunction with Heritage Days the weekend of June 20. Anyone who attended, not just graduated from, PHS in the 80s is invited. Activities begin Friday night with an informal get together. Attendees then participate in various Heritage Days activities on Saturday, including the parade, fun […]

Hartsfield: Some things, even favorites, should be retired

Normally I don’t feel compelled to talk about my colleagues and their style choices nor am I ever inclined to give any one of them fashion tips. Because my philosophy has always been: To each his own in all areas of personal choice. I appreciate good fashion when I see it but I don’t generally […]

Senior calendar — May 10

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. line dance, pinochle; 5 p.m. Memorial service, business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 2 p.m. Nonagenarian Tea Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 […]

School menus — May 10

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Old fashioned frito pie, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch and applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bean & cheese burrito. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Turkey […]

On the shelves — May 10

The following books are available for check-out at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Color of Courage: A Boy at War by Julian Kulski draws on the author’s diaries during World War II to describe his boyhood in Poland under five years of Nazi occupation, as he joined the resistance movement at age 10 with small acts […]

Club notes — May 10

Educational Retirees CCAER met Tuesday at K-Bob’s, as Tish McDaniel gave an interesting presentation on the importance of playa lakes for area wildlife as well as its role in recharging of the Ogallala Aquifer. States using the aquifer are taking two feet of water each year, but playa lakes are only able to replenish .02 […]

Shelburne: Need new way to say I’m thankful for mother

I might as well confess: I like writing Mother’s Day columns and crafting Mother’s Day sermons almost as much as I like eating asparagus, broccoli, or cauliflower. I know those veggies are supposed to be good for you; I just have a hard time imagining the poor starving soul who first took a look at […]