Creative living: DIY tips coming up

Information on using a Kinkajou bottle cutter, how to avoid dangerous items in our purses and pockets and making snack cakes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Elena Etcheverry is the founder and executive director for Charity Wings in San Marcos, California.  She is going to show […]

Club notes — May 29

Kiwanis Int’l of Portales The Kiwanis International Club of Portales held their final luncheon meeting until July, at the YAM Theatre on May 24th. The speakers were Karl Terry, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Sandy Vigil, Executive Director of Portales Main Street. Karl Terry and Sandy Vigil make a great team as […]

Terry: Simmer down over restroom debate

I guess I’m just a man ahead of my time. I actually began alternating my bathroom choices some 35 years ago. I’ve got to admit it wasn’t exactly by choice but it happened in the Logan High School gymnasium one night. I’ll never forget it. I was covering a heated basketball contest between the home […]

Nieka Style: Stay cool with transitional pieces

What does this wicked weather have to do with your style? Not much. So, embrace it. You may actually have to work harder not getting under the weather. The temp is a rollercoaster. Earlier in the month, it was a turtleneck with boots and then shorts and a tank that I wore all in the […]

Engagements — May 29

Hudgins-Pamiloza Merlyn C. Zuleta-Pamiloza and the late Leonides Ibarra Pamiloza of Princeton, New Jersey, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Justine Leigh Pamiloza of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Eric Daniel Hudgins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Ruth and Daniel Hudgins of Cary, North Carolina. The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 11, 2016, […]

Senior Calendar — May 29

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed, Memorial Day; 5 p.m. 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 a.m. Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4;1 p.m. bingo’ 6 p.m. jamboree line dance Friday: 10 a.m. […]

On the shelves — May 29

The following books are available for checkout at: Portales Public Library Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Five years ago, Eli Glinn, the head of Effective Engineering Solutions, led an expedition of scientists to recover the largest meteorite ever discovered after it lands on an island off the coast of South […]

Texas bluebonnet has New Mexico connection

I just love Texas bluebonnets, so much so that picking this official state flower of the Lone Star State in Fredericksburg almost got me in trouble with the law once. I shared this experience in an old column. The site of bluebonnets — towers of blue taking bows across the Texas Hill Country — is […]

Clovis grows a garden

Courtesy photo: Brittany Crone
Clovis locals help plant the lavender and mint field in the Clovis Community Garden.

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER Residents now have a whole new way to put down roots in Clovis. Hardly anyone would suspect it, but some of Clovis’ freshest produce can be found right outside Plains Regional Medical Center. Even more surprising — kids have never been so enthusiastic about eating their vegetables. Through the […]

Terry: The Lord turns out some fine biscuits

I’m not crazy about reposting random stuff on Facebook. I do it on rare occasion because it really hit home. I shared a little ditty the other day that really hit me where I’m living right now. It’s a story about a deacon who got asked by the preacher to lead an opening prayer at […]

Hartsfield: Supplementing key to good look

Some of the best shopping you do is for clothes and shoes. There’s nothing more refreshing to a lover of fashion than to add to or update their wardrobe and looking your best. It recently occurred to me how serious I take my own shopping. It’s like buying art; something you know you will keep […]

Borden: Tips on spicing up meal time

Information on party planning and using duct tape to make pouches and other items will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Party planner Patty Waid is going to show how the food you serve and the environment you create will […]

Senior calendar — May 22

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. social night Tuesday: Hobbs Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4;1 p.m. bingo’ […]

Up to the challenge

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Becky Hahn in a more recent photo after losing weight. She is a former school teacher.

Former school teacher Becky Hahn is celebrating her journey to weight loss. She was born in Albuquerque and raised in Los Lunas. In 1994, she graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and started teaching for Clovis schools. After retiring from the school system in 2010, Hahn decided she wanted to lose weight. Over the course […]

Terry: Content to see where actors get their 15 minutes

We’re all supposed to get our 15 minutes of fame. As for myself, I’ll be content with being in the place where others attained their 15 minutes of fame. With the first trailer out for the locally filmed movie “Hell or High Water,” formerly “Comancheria,” I got to thinking about the places I’ve been where […]

Hartsfield: Chokers, bells on comeback

If you’re into trends, there are a few cute styles that you may want to try on this spring/summer. For starters, exposing your clavicle is a big hit. Off-the-shoulder tops have made their comeback this season. Pair them with matching shorts or your favorite cutoff jeans and you’ll be right on target. What else is […]

Borden: Creating quilt fabric featured

Information on songbirds, using stamps and inks to make quilts, and changes in kitchens will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Ray Pawley is a retired curator with the Chicago Zoological Parks. He’s going to talk about the outdoor feeding […]

On the shelves — May 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Those Who Hold Bastogne by Peter Schrijvers, donated in memory of William Toliver, is a dramatic account of the biggest Battle of the Bulge encounter between Germans and Americans in the strategically located town of Bastogne. Emerging from the German assault that ultimately hastened […]

Club notes — May 15

Altrusa Club of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis and Portales hosted the 61st Altrusa District Ten Conference at the Days Inn & Suites May 5-7. This year’s conference theme was “Picture Your Future in Altrusa,” bringing together Altrusans from clubs in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah for educational workshops and fun. There are 13 Altrusa […]

School menus — May 15

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, chilled pears. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Cooks choice Thursday: Breakfast — Cooks choice . […]