Borden: Furniture refinishing on upcoming show

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

Hartsfield: Early trenders starting for spring

As of late, the fashion blogs have been focused on what’s trending for the fall. Today, I’ve decided to follow suit with a few updates on what’s in store for spring 2016. Accessories are always important in every style situation and so here are some trends to get ready for the after the cold: Graphic […]

Club notes — Oct. 18

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on October 14th with President, June Ferguson presiding. Gaynelle Thomas gave the invocation, and Melissa Phillips led the pledges and Collect. There were 16 members and one guest present. Members approved the budget for 2015-2016. Doncella Caywood asked members to sign up to deliver Meals on Wheels in […]

On the shelves — Oct. 18

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Glitter and Glue,” by Kelly Corrigan illuminates the changing relationships between mothers and children as the author takes a job as a nanny to two motherless children and gains insight into the complexities of being both a mother and a daughter, facing our deepest fears of […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 18

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. bus. meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck for grandparent bowl Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical, Wednesday: 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits […]

School menus — Oct. 18

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Egg breakfast burrito. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Turkey and cheese wrap, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- French toast. Lunch- Breaded pork chop, mashed potatoes with gravy, veggie slices and ranch, […]

Being ‘gathered to my people’ won’t be bad

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist What my wife had in mind, a long time ago now, was simply to collect and display some old family photographs. Specifically, she wanted me to scan an old photograph of my maternal grandparents, a little picture that has long sat on a shelf in my study at the church. […]

Thankful for my godly heritage

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist My sister Susie and I often recall together some good times as a preacher’s kid in the late 1950s. Daddy was pastor of Central Baptist Church here in Clovis and in the ’50s, we had experiences that are a little different from what some preacher’s kids have today. I must […]

amos the churchmouse: the battling bug convention

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s Note: Of late, Amos has been concerned about the divisions and disunity evident at times in the church pew underworld. However, a recent experience at a large religious gathering of the bug kingdom offered him new hope. the battling bug convention boss we had a […]

Most unlikely to succeed a 5-time nurse of the year

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Bettie Bumgardner at home with her daughter Kellie Schwartz.

Bettie Bumgardner, born in El Paso, Texas, went to high school in the small New Mexico town of Corona. There were 15 students in her graduating class. Bumgardner moved to Clovis 27 years ago when she accepted the job as pediatric nurse in Dr. Thien Luu’s office. She has seven children — four biological and […]

Terry: Hats off to hopeful, faithful sports fans

Being a fan of your favorite team isn’t always easy. If your team is on a roll and winning, people hate you. If your team can’t do anything right, all your friends want to do is make fun of you. My favorite professional team is the Denver Broncos so I’ve had some experience on both […]

Borden: Model on mission on upcoming show

Information on using DecoArt Chalky Finish paints, how artwork can relieve pain, and cooking with kale will be featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Elena Etcheverry is the founder and executive director for Charity Wings, and she will show some upcycling and […]

Hartsfield: Thoughts from some top names in fashion

During my usual online gallery gazing, I came across an article from Harper’s Bazaar magazine that featured popular quotes from what it called “the ultimate connoisseurs of chic.” They shared quotes from 50 of some of the most recognizable names in fashion. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the list: • “I firmly […]

Club notes — Oct. 11

Curry County Ed Retirees CCAER met Tuesday, Oct. 6 at K-Bob’s, as Connie Moyers, Roosevelt Extension Home Economist, spoke on how to keep our eyes healthy through good nutrition. We were given a handout that included a simple test to determine if we had macular degeneration; risk factors for developing eye problems, and many nutritious […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 11

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. bus. meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical, Wednesday: 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure check; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and […]

School menus — Oct. 11

Clovis Elementary Monday: Fall break- no school Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon Roll. Lunch- Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks, with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast- Smucker’s waffles. Lunch- Hot dog on […]

Success should mean more than numbers

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I wish we would consider being a bit slower to trust our culture’s methods of evaluating “success.” In our terminally shallow society, absolutely the only thing you have to possess in order to be considered “successful” is — this will not surprise you — a big pile of money. In […]

Nothing should hold us back on walk with God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Have you ever moved from one house to another? Over the years, our family has moved several times. Many families, especially in this area, move thousands of miles away. Whether it is on the other side of the world or the other side of town, the experiences are much the […]

amos the churchmouse: lost in a fog

amos the churchmouse: 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. lost in a fog the other night boss i stumbled into the street i […]

Serving others central to pharmacy tech’s life

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Rodriguez outside of CJ’s Pharmacy at 104 West 4th St. in Portales

Lupita Rodriguez is the “little treasure” at CJ’s Pillbox in Portales. According to one reader, she goes over and beyond her duties to help customers and is very patient and understanding. Rodriguez, a six-year pharmacy technician at CJ’s Pillbox in Portales, loves her customers and pays special attention to their needs. Rodriguez takes the extra […]