Library director’s life committed to children

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Denise Burnett is the library director at Portales Public Library.

Ask her how many children she has. She will tell you there are too many to count. Denise Burnett was born and raised in Portales. She moved to Los Lunas for a time but moved back to Portales to raise her family. She is married to Julian Burnett and together they have three children. Burnett […]

Terry: Only wife qualified to lead marriage dance

After 33 years of holy matrimony, I’m finally a little bit smarter than when the marriage started. Guys learn things slow, but when threatened regularly with a rolling pin even the most dense men begin to pick up on the spousal patterns and subtle signals that can keep you out of the doghouse if detected […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 6

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Labor Day Center Closed 4 p.m. games Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. Bingo; 6 p.m. railroad potluck Friday: 10 […]

On the shelves — Sept. 6

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization,” by Elena Conis untangles the complicated paradox of childhood immunization, both a public health success story and a source of bitter controversy as Americans have questioned the safety and necessity of vaccines. “How Many is Too Many? […]

Borden: ‘Creative Living’ celebrates 40 years

“Creative Living with Sheryl Borden” will celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary this year. The popular how-to show is produced in high definition and includes captioning for the hearing impaired as well as descriptive video. To kick off the #7000 series, the first show is a “look-back” at some of the changes the show has gone […]

Hartsfield: This fall all about fabric choices

What the fashion? That’s something I always ask my associates every week in attempt to get them to reveal what trends, if any, they think are worth clinging to. So far, the ’90’s throwbacks and cocktail boots that are apparently what’s happening on the fashion scene have inspired none of them. But really, pairing boots […]

School menus — Sept. 6

Clovis Elementary Monday: No School, Labor Day Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Soft taco and salsa, spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green lettuce, sliced tomato, delicious apple. Thursday: Breakfast- Mini pancakes. Lunch- […]

Busy days shouldn’t keep us from God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I read a commentary from Breakpoint Ministries about the prevalence of busyness in our culture. The author quoted a story by preacher and author Kevin DeYoung. DeYoung told of a woman who was visiting the United States from another country. Each time she would introduce herself as “Busy.” DeYoung says […]

Feelings something to evaluate, judge

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist The God who designed us as creatures with bones and skin also equipped us with all sorts of feelings and emotions. Good. But that same Creator warns us not to trust that our feelings are always an accurate reflection of reality. He even commands us to “live above” our feelings. […]

Hoping Dad’s birthday brings sweet memories

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist My dad turned 78 on Monday. Quite a milestone considering the medical issues that he’s faced since the mid-90s. Birthdays took on an extra special meaning. This year, the grand celebration spanned a couple of weeks, three cakes, multiple dinners and a few rounds of “Happy Birthday” in various keys. […]

Local songbird shares gift of music

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Yolanda Romero is known around town for her singing and cake decorating.

She’s a woman who wears many hats. She’s a wife, mother, singer, cake decorator, sales consultant for Mary Kay, volunteer and so much more. Yolanda Romero, an Alamogordo native, moved to Clovis in 2005 with her husband of 20 years, George Romero, and their four children after accepting a marketing director position at Cannon Air […]

Terry: Italian from Raton had greater good at heart

He might have been an Italian from Raton at the core, but he became a true Portalesano long before his life in the desert ran out on Aug. 20 at age 81. I really didn’t know Tony Gennaro closely, but like a lot of other people who got acquainted with him, if you chatted with […]

On the shelves — Aug. 30

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Secrets of Midwives,” by Sally Hepworth delves into the complex and heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters as Neva, Grace, and Floss, three generations of midwives in one family, unravel secrets that will have life-changing consequences for them all. “A Touch of Stardust,” […]

Borden: Painting jeans featured on show

Information on making cute colorful birds for decorating and tips on traveling will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Debra Quartermain will combine foam shapes with fleece, fabric and felt scraps to create cute colorful birds that are ideal for decorating children’s rooms, playrooms […]

School menus — Aug. 30

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Grilled chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup and ranch, fruity Jell-O. Wednesday: Breakfast – Muffin and string cheese. Lunch – Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 30

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: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 […]

Club notes — Aug. 30

Altrusa International of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held their annual “Add an Altrusan” picnic on at 6 p.m. on August 22 at Ned Houk Park. The meeting was called to order by President Sherry Turner and the Altrusa Opening Prayer was recited. Present were Sherry Turner, Debbie Smith, Judy Cox, Judith Glikas, Kathy Travis, […]

Mom was a blessing

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist On Aug. 15, 2015, Wilma Jean (Key) Shelburne, my mother, would have been 100 years old. Now this gets dangerous. As an English major, I’m delving into what for me is higher math. But Mom passed away in 1992, over 23 years ago. Amazing that it’s been that long. She […]

Wealth shouldn’t turn our eyes from God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Last week I was reading a Pew Research Poll. The poll was conducted in 39 countries and the results found that many people around the world think it is necessary to believe in God to be a moral person. It is interesting to see that the idea that one must […]

amos the churchmouse: quips for graduates

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: In honor of Wayland Baptist University’s fall graduation ceremony today, Amos has requested we run a special “quips for graduates” column. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns […]