Anniversaries: Aug. 5

Romero Reynaldo and Sally Romero of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with a reception to follow at Knights of Columbus Hall. The celebration is being hosted by their children, Evy, Anthony and Rebecca. The couple was married Aug. 18, 1962, in Clovis […]

Weddings: Aug. 5

Montgomery-Acosta Leila Montgomery and Harvey Acosta, both of Portales, were joined in marriage on July 13 at the Rose Garden in Clovis with Judge Fred Arnold performing the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John Montgomery and Cori Snobble of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Larry and Martha Montgomery of Lubbock and Barbra […]

Senior calendar: Aug. 5

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Friendship Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. […]

Fair time brings back memories

So the late and sorely missed Chris Ledoux extolled the virtues of one of the highlights of many small town and rural areas — the county fair. From Montana to the Florida grasslands, from northern California to rural Maine, small towns everywhere can appreciate the primacy in late summer/ early fall of the county fair. […]

My past now belongs in museum

We all want some of the things we touched in life to live on for posterity but it's a shock to walk into a history museum and find an item you had personal experience operating. Such was the case recently when I made a stop at the Roosevelt County Museum on the campus of Eastern […]

On the shelves: July 29

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Insanely Simple: The Obsession that Drives Apple's Success" by Ken Segall reveals the design principle that helped Apple recover from near death in 1997 to become the most valuable company on Earth in 2011, and shows how companies that leverage this power can stand out from […]

Pressure cooking featured on show

Information on making a 90-minute quilt and cooking with pressure cookers will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Author, designer, and quilter, Meryl Ann Butler will show step-by-step instructions for making a 90-minute quilt which incorporates piecing and quilting done at the […]

Club notes: July 29

Altrusa The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met July 23 at noon at the Central Annex. President Nellie Dyer called the meeting to order. There were 17 members and two guests present. Lori Bohm led the opening ceremonies. Gaynelle Thomas drew for the Queen of Hearts. The minutes were approved and correspondence was read. […]

Weddings: July 29

Villalobos-Olivarez Margie Villalobos of Portales and Jose L. Olivarez of Mathis, Texas, were joined in marriage June 30 at the old headquarters castle in Corpus Christi State Park in a simple private outdoors ceremony with their children as part of their wedding party. Friends and family joined them to share on this special day. A […]

Engagements: July 29

Miller-Boone Michael and Julie Miller of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Miller of Abilene, to Patrick Henry "Cinco" Boone V of Abilene, son of Pat and Cindy Boone of Elida. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Elida Square. The reception will be […]

Honors: July 29

Denton St. John's College of Santa Fe is pleased to announce the graduation of James Ryan Denton of Clovis on Aug. 3. He is to receive a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

Senior calendars: July 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments. Friday: ; […]

Take advantage of local treasures

"While the landscape around Santa Rosa is more semi-arid ranch country than desert, it's true! Santa Rosa is a scuba diving mecca. There's the famous Blue Hole, a geological phenomenon. The natural, bell-shaped pool is 80 feet deep and has astonishing clarity and a constant water temperature of 64 degrees. There's even a training platform […]

Reunions get better with time

It's been 35 years since the Portales High School class of 1977 graduated but after a quick reunion in Ruidoso this past weekend it's clear the personalities are the same. I never would have guessed my class would have held four reunions by our 35th year but we wound up having a 10th, 20th, 30th […]

God puts zest in living

Of all the wonderful blessings we have been given in this life the thing I love the most is the Lord. Just to know that Jesus died for all of us and to live forever in heaven is such a joy. Won't it be great to see those who have already gone. We will see […]

Meter change halfway complete

The city of Portales is halfway through four-year project of installing a new automated water meter system. according to City Manager Tom Howel. Howell said city water department workers have spent the last two years replacing outdated water meters with meters that use an automatic reading system, eliminating the need to physically read meters, saving […]

Shelburne: God’s love never in short supply

We don't hear much about surpluses these days. Shortages, yes. Surpluses, no. But I suppose one thing will never be in short supply. We may even have a surplus of … experts. Flip on any channel. Lift up any rock. Look around any corner. And you'll find yourself eyeball to eyeball with an expert. Looks […]

On the shelves: July 22

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Railroaded: the Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America" by Richard White tells the story of the great railroad projects of nineteenth-century America and how their operations rearranged space and time, remade the landscape of the west, opened new ways of life and work, and transformed […]

Reader-submitted: Flower entries encouraged

The members of the Encanto Garden Club of Clovis would like to take this opportunity again this year to inform our community about entering floral or plant exhibits at our up and coming Curry County Fair Flower Show. The fair will take place this year on the week of Aug. 13-18. The Curry County Fair […]

Senior calendar: July 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. […]