Shelburne: Worst spiritual disease ‘thinking one is well’

Opinion In G. K. Chesterton’s “Father Brown” stories, Father Brown is a curious and engaging little priest who often finds himself cast in the unlikely role of detective. In one story, a friend visiting with Father Brown is describing to the clergyman a strange new religion, one of the popular sort that in 2016 is […]

Clovis native likes people, animals, Raiders

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Martinez is the supervisor at the Animal Control Department for the City of Clovis.

Martin Martinez was born and raised in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School. He and wife Anna Martinez will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in July 2016. They have one grandchild through marriage and are expecting their first grandchild in March. Martinez started a career in the cement business, working for Vela’s Concrete for […]

Terry: Wonder what social media’s like in afterlife

If we could talk with the dead, what would their reaction be to the ways we communicate these days? If somewhere in an alternate universe my grandparents and great-grandparents are somehow connected, how do I contact them? Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, LinkedIn or would I need to hit them on Facetime, Skype or just simple […]

Hartsfield: Globes first style preview of year

The 73rd Golden Globes Awards aired exactly one week ago today and, even though I didn’t tune in to watch the red carpet arrivals, I got a glimpse of some fashion favorites on my favorite online sources. The 2016 Golden Globes was the first major fashion moment of the year. Award season, and any other […]

Borden: Butterball spokesperson teaches Butterball 101

Information on painting papier mache caricatures, cooking turkey and ridding your home of dust mites will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Artist and crafter Dana Pomroy has a unique line of animal caricatures made from papier mache. She will […]

Club notes — Jan. 17

Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa club of Portales met on Jan. 11 at noon in the Zia Room at the Central Annex. President Cozetta Moore called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. and the opening ceremonies were conducted. The minutes were approved. There were 21 members and 2 guests present. Moore drew for […]

School menus — Jan. 17

Clovis Elementary Monday: No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday: Breakfast- Chicken biscuit. Lunch- Turkey and cheese wrap, sweet potato fries, veggie potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- French toast. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, applesauce. Thursday: Breakfast- Muffin and string cheese. Lunch- […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Closed. Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 p.m. line dance Friday: 8 […]

Shelburne: What happened to the Christmas shepherds?

Christmas is over. Not just the day, but the real twelve-day season. (I’m writing on January 6, Epiphany — think God’s light, the star, gentiles, wise men.) Last night at home our decorations started coming down. This evening we’ll pack away more of the seasonal beauty as our sweet, warm little church will be undecorated […]

Law officer a sports buff

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Wattenbarger is the Director for the City of Portales/Roosevelt County Emergency Management.

Keith Wattenbarger was born in San Pedro, California, while his father was stationed at Fort MacArthur Air Force Base. He was raised in Carson, California, where he played football. After high school he attended Long Beach City College and played football there, as well. In 1983, Wattenbarger was recruited to ENMU to play football and […]

Terry: Veteran Manning may have some games left

My wife got me a Christmas present this year that I would have never dreamed of having back in September. She surprised me and I loved it for a little over a week before I tossed it on the floor last Sunday. That gift was a genuine NFL licensed Brock Osweiler No. 17 Denver Bronco […]

Hartsfield: Fashion hits the gym

What is your gym attire? I don’t claim to be a gym rat. In fact, I loathe going to the gym. Working out is one thing most don’t look forward to doing but choosing to do it in front of others is another. Most people I know who do go to the gym try to […]

Borden: Food, fitness topics on show

Information on the role metabolism plays in fitness and making sock monkeys will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Author and fitness guru Kate McKay is going to talk about the role metabolism plays in fitness. She’ll also share suggestions […]

Club notes — Jan. 10

Curry County Ed Retirees The Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met Jan. 5 at K-Bob’s. Representative Randy Crowder, Senator Pat Woods and Senator Stuart Ingle discussed the upcoming legislative session. They expect a bill to be passed for a two-tier drivers’ license system that will satisfy federal mandates. They expressed concerns about mismanagement of […]

School menus — Jan. 10

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon roll. Lunch- Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast- Sausage pancake on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 10

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exercise equip; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 […]

On the shelves — Jan. 10

The following books 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 maps of local floodplains, manuals for designing or retrofitting structures, handbooks on residential repair, guidelines for erosion control, and similar topics. […]

Walking in the family ag tradition

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Caitlyn Tye from her days as a Miss Illinois Contestant.

Caitlin Tye grew up on her family’s Centennial Farm in Northern Illinois. Her grandfather raised crops and beef cattle. Her father raised beef cattle. She said her grandparents live within walking distance from her parent’s house and so she was very lucky to have grown up having a close and loving relationship with her grandparents. […]

Terry: Snow storm lesson in meaning of blizzard

I think we all got a better appreciation for the term blizzard last week. I’ve heard the word used all my life but I think it was rare that it was ever used correctly. I only remember a time or two when the weather was likely a true blizzard, with sustained 35 mph or greater […]

Borden: Explore pecans in breakfast recipes

Information on making zentangles and choosing jeans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) What is a Zentangle? Deborah Pace is an artist and designer, and she’s going to explain what a Zentangle is and how it got started. She’ll […]