Pastor gets behind scenes

Chris Horton

Chris Horton, pastor at First Baptist Church in Portales, was selected as an extra for the movie “Comancheria,” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster that has been filming locally in Portales and Clovis. The movie follows two brothers, Pine and Foster, who encounter financial hardships on their farm and resort to bank robbery. […]

A view from under the pew — July 17

by gary mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. trapped by a cheese pizza boss you may have heard by now that i m a marked mouse marcellus the […]

Wherever you are, Christ preceded you

For several years, I listened to Erwin Lutzer on the radio. He is the author of a book titled “Failure: The Backdoor to Success” (MoodyPress, 1975). In his book, Lutzer gives the following illustration: “Many years ago, a father and his daughter were walking through the grass on the Canadian prairie. In the distance, they […]

Youngster makes best of circumstances

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Thallan Schwartz enjoys the day golfing at camp at Colonial Golf course in Clovis.

Our People Thallan Schwartz, 11, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Portales in 2013 when his father was offered a job at Eastern New Mexico University where he teaches saxophone and Jazz. Schwartz will be in sixth grade at Lindsey-Steiner in Portales. He spends his summers hanging out with friends and going […]

Terry: Chuck Berry sums up cruisin’ perfectly

I would like to have attended the Draggin’ Main event Saturday night in Clovis, but I wound up on a road trip in mom’s minivan instead. Even if I had been around, I don’t own a ride that wouldn’t have been a little embarrassing. I never would have imagined a day when I would drive […]

Staying fit on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on ways to use a grapefruit section, preventative measures that keep eyestrain at a minimum, and the five components of fitness will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Eleisha Ensign is the executive director for TexaSweet Citrus Marketing in Mission, Texas. […]

Davis: Weeding garden part of well-tended life

It probably would have gone over a lot better if the first thing one noticed, pulling in behind the mile wide pickup truck from a neighboring state, wasn’t the giant decal across the cab back window, one of those decals of a cowboy and his horse kneeling by a cross. On the other hand, had […]

Hartsfield: To ‘do or not to ‘do

Nieka Style It’s been nearly two years that I’ve worn the same hairstyle. Normally, after about six months I get bored and I begin searching for another style. Nowadays, it’s pretty normal to change your hair often. Getting a different ‘do every month or even every week has become popular culture. One thing we all […]

On the shelves — June 28

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father by Tracey Davis takes a uniquely personal perspective on one of the greatest pop culture icons of the twentieth century who overcame extraordinary obstacles to become an entertainment superstar in a career spanning over six […]

The last note is hard to wait out

By Curtis Shelburne In music and in life, the last note is always the longest. Whenever I’m teaching a new audio/video volunteer at church how to punch the buttons, play the songs, set the levels, I always warn them at some point about “audio whiplash.” Punching “stop” or “pause” while the music is still playing […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. learning english ain t easy boss you may think that speaking writing and learning the english language is the most natural thing in […]

Thunderbird alumni gives back to community

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Mike Hess is known for riding his bike around town and collecting cans during his spare time in the Clovis area.

Mike Hess is the oldest of seven children. As a child he said he used to wonder why people had to die; he knew that life was only the beginning. He was a quiet and shy boy. “I sometimes got marked absent in school because I was so quiet,” he said. Before he would choose […]

Terry: Paper route taught everything about business

Everything I ever needed to know about business I learned at the tender age of 11 on a paper route. These days newspaper carrier is just a job; the risk and the reward has been removed. I’m not sure how young entrepreneurs are cultivated these days. Maybe they do it online somewhere. For some reason, […]

Club notes — June 21

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met May 12 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Seventeen were in attendance. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Central Committee chairman, reminded members of the Silver Elephant fundraiser/dinner in Santa Fe on May 30. Carly Fiorina, a strong Republican presidential candidate is guest speaker. Candace Morrison introduced guest speaker, Larry Fry, the […]

Borden: Turning hobby to business on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on using PVC to build a doll house, baking with figs, and turning a hobby into a business will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Designer, Jana Beus knows that PVC pipe is not just for plumbing. She’s going to show […]

Davis: Making the dream happen worth it

What do a Duck Dynasty mug, a Despicable Me Minions mug, a wand cast of resin, a Donald Duck hat, and a key to the Haunted Hotel have in common? They all relocated from various locations in the Southeast, primarily at Disneyworld or Universal Studios theme park, courtesy of an 11 year old girl, as […]

God’s love is unwavering, secure

By: Curtis Shelburne God loves his children so completely that he could not possibly love us more and he will never choose to love us less. We are absolutely secure in that love. Why is that so hard for us to believe? It’s as if we were an orphan in 18th century England who has […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. freddie flea s loving dad boss have i told you how freddie flea became reunited with his father question mark here  you remember […]

Community important to theater manager

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Jan Elliott at the YAM Theater offices in located at 219 Main St. in Portales.

Jan Elliott grew up in Portales and was raised by her grandparents. She was very active in sports. She graduated from Portales High School in 1980 and in 1986 she earned a teaching degree from Eastern New Mexico University. From 1986 until 1989, Elliott worked at The Portales News-Tribune as a reporter, wire editor and […]

Terry: My own wedding subjected to traditional antics

There are some really strange wedding traditions out there folks. For instance, in some Korean cultures when the wedding is over the friends of the groom tie the lovelorn gent at the ankles, remove his socks and beat his feet with fish. Some African cultures require an older woman (sometimes the mother of the bride) […]