Borden: Sashiko on upcoming show

Information on using fondant to create animal cakes, organizing storage areas and tips on how to get a wild animal out of your home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Emily Tatak is an assistant culinary specialist, and she’s […]

Hartsfield: What a difference location makes

Recently, I watched a Vogue video where Camille Rowe, French-American model and dancer, decided to show us the difference between the styles of her two worlds, French and American. She was quite hilarious in her video walk-through of how the two cultures differ. She light-heartedly pokes fun at how the two women have a subtle […]

School menus — Nov. 1

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Chicken and Pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple, cookie. Tuesday: Breakfast- Banana Bread. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast-Muffin and string cheese. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, orange […]

On the shelves — Nov. 1

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868,” by Cokie Roberts introduces the resilient and remarkable women who chronicled their experiences as nurses, supply organizers, relief workers and journalists in the nation’s capital during the four-year conflict that determined the future […]

Senior calendar — Nov. 1

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. business meeting; 5 social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8:45 a.m. board meeting; 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 […]

Fundraising team returns with new mission

Courtesy photo: Connie Dixon
The Baptist Convention of New Mexico Missions Team is sponsoring the 4Missions5K on Nov. 7. Proceeds from the 5K will go to the Portales Christian Women’s Job Corps, which is a ministry of the Women’s Missionary Union built in with the Baptist Children’s Home.

STAFF REPORT A fundraiser is returning to Portales with a new cause to support. The Baptist Convention of New Mexico Missions Team is sponsoring the 4Missions5K that will take place from 8 a.m. noon Nov. 7 at the New Mexico Baptist’s Children’s Home. BCNM Mission Strategist Connie Dixon said the 5K is open to the […]

Pastor takes children’s lesson to heart

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Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Jennifer Gonzales has been the children’s pastor at Central Christian Church in Portales for more than a month. Gonzales is originally from Jal and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in […]

Shelburne: Beware false prophets

“I will give you peace in this place.” — Jeremiah 14:13 Beautiful sentiment, right? Even better when you realize it was supposedly God making the statement to his people. Better still when you realize the actual quote in the New International Version says, “lasting” peace. Better and better. What a hopeful statement. This quotation from […]

Seniors at center like family for executive

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Vicki Miller at her office at Baxter-Curren Senior Center on Hickory St. in Clovis.

Vicki Miller was born and raised in Portales, but has lived in Clovis most of her life and grew up as a farm girl. She first started her career working at Clovis-Carver Public Library in 1997 where she started out as a page and worked herself up to full-time cataloging. In June 2007 she was […]

Getting along swimmingly with new betta

I went out for a walk last week, and a blue fish with flashy fins followed me home. Sounds incredible, but I bought a fish to put in a bowl and not to eat — the first pet I’ve ever adopted that I couldn’t pet and scratch its ears. I didn’t intend to buy a […]

Borden: Quick, easy gifts featured on show

Information on preparing vegan and gluten-free recipes and tips to help seniors protect their vision will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Chef John Csukor is a culinary consultant in Fresno, California, and he’s going to talk about compelling flavors, […]

Hartsfield: Halloween funnest time for dress-up

It’s now the time for trick-or-treating, watching scary movies and attending costume parties. But the best part about Halloween is the long-anticipated act of dressing up. It’s the time for kids, teens and adults alike to get all decked out in their favorite character or costume. Every year there seems to be some type of […]

Club notes — Oct. 25

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Sept. 8 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Twenty members were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee Chairman, thanked everyone who worked at the Curry County Republican fair booth. Visitors enjoyed participating in the straw poll “quarter jars”. Each jar represented a Republican candidate. A beautiful patriotic afghan […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 25

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. business meeting; 5 social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Pumpkin Contest: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

School menus — Oct. 25

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch- BBQ Chicken sandwich, baked french fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, Craisins. Wednesday: Breakfast-Mini Pancakes. Lunch- Soft Taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn, orange smiles. Thursday: Breakfast-Bean burrito. Lunch- Pig in […]

Cantwell: Mary a shining light in darkness

For months I have watched the refugees pouring out of the Middle East. With agony I have seen the parents with their babies and children walking, risking their lives to escape from a living hell of prolonged war. Yet, from the testimony of a faithful Christian worker Mary, I now see that our Lord Jesus […]

Pastor’s gift dealing with hard issues

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling religious leaders in Roosevelt County Ernestine Tennefos has been the children’s pastor at the Church of the Nazarene in Portales for 15 years. She is also a clinical counselor at the church and has an office in Clovis at the Hope Center. “When someone who […]

Shelburne: Thankful for Lord’s ‘still dews of quietness’

“Drop Thy still dews of quietness / Till all our strivings cease.” The words rang out last weekend in a little sanctuary in Springdale, Arkansas. They still echo sweetly in my ears. Their beauty continues to wash across my soul. And I pray, I believe, that the precious afterglow will remain for many, many days. […]

Non-profit founder active jack-of-all-trades

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Caffrey poses with one of her gowns at her Monarch Formals store.

Tyleen Caffrey was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. In 1997, she graduated from Pittsburgh State University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in music. She received her master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in social work. She is certified in non-profit management. Caffrey wears many hats. […]

Terry: Fall best of seasons in New Mexico

Crisp clear mornings with dew and a sun setting in the middle of a dusty road let you know that it’s fall in eastern New Mexico. It’s harvest time and the dust of the day seems to hang forever in the afternoon this time of year. The sun that had been going down to the […]