Borden: ‘Living Sexy Fit’ author on upcoming show

Information on creating a life vision, making a no-sew pillow with a faux quilting technique, and what’s new with dairy products will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Author and fitness guru, Kate McKay is going to talk about how […]

Senior calendar — Feb. 21

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; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical; movie day Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits […]

School menus — Feb. 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Egg breakfast burrito. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange slices. Tuesday: Breakfast- Chicken biscuit. Lunch- Turkey and cheese wrap, sweet potato fires, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch-Breaded pork chop, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, veggie slices and ranch, assorted fresh […]

Terry: Hard work, understanding keep love alive

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always […]

Club notes — Feb. 14

Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa club of Portales met on Monday, Feb. 9 at noon in the Zia Room at the Central Annex. President Cozetta Moore called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. and the opening ceremonies were conducted. The minutes were approved. There were 21 members and 7guests present. Suzanne Thomas drew […]

Borden: Stenciling, making pasta on show this week

Information on fashion designing, making gazpacho, and correctly hanging pictures will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Destini Duran, fashion designer, will talk about her journey to become a designer and tell how she works with her mother who designs […]

School menus — Feb. 14

Clovis Elementary Monday: No School- Presidents’ Day Tuesday: Breakfast- Cinnamon roll. Lunch- Chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast-Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Homemade cheese and been burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, applesauce. Thursday: Breakfast- Fruit pocket. Lunch- Hot dog on a bun, sweet potato fries, […]

Senior calendar — Feb. 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed. 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 p.m. line dance Friday: 10 a.m. needle […]

Online dating like second job

Alejandro Pena, 24, on online dating: "The spontaneity of going out and trying to find a date, to me, is more distressing because it would mess up my schedule. And I don't know. I guess I'm particular in that way. I pack myself pretty full."

By Tricia Romano The Seattle Times SEATTLE — On most days during his commute from Green Lake to his Georgetown office, Alejandro Peña is looking at his phone. Like any 24-year-old, he’s texting and emailing friends and colleagues, but he’s also messaging potential dates. Using multiple dating apps and sites, including Siren, Hinge and Coffee […]

Opinion: ‘You reap what you sow’ still holds true

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist An illustration that I remember my preacher father using during his ministry is a good lesson on reaping what one sows. The story goes that a farmer in a rural area posted a “No Trespassing” sign on one of his fields because some rambunctious neighbor boys had been cavorting on […]

Opinion: Oldest brother a bit of a mystery

Math has never been my strong suit. So my being 54 for two years in a row and skipping 55 is not that mysterious. But simple arithmetic points me to a genuine mystery this week. The math says that my oldest brother will turn 80 on February 16. That blows my rapidly-aging mind. A good […]

Med school on horizon for spelling champ

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
 Ariel Kokoricha is an eighth-grade student at Clovis Christian School.

She’s a known champion speller, but that’s not who she is. She’s a well-rounded student that’s very driven. Ariel Kokoricha was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father is a local doctor who originally moved the family to Fort Sumner to begin his residency. The family moved to Clovis when they decided they didn’t want to […]

Terry: I like my Jell-O Bronco orange

The groundhog has spoken and I’m prepared for six more weeks of orange Jell-O. Orange Jell-O, you say; this global warming stuff is getting out of hand. It may snow in San Francisco this weekend, too. Orange Jell-O is on my mind because that’s my Super Bowl bet with my wife, the perpetual pessimist. She’s […]

Borden: Educator talks changes in schools

Information on working with Polar Fleece fabric and preparing chicken stock from scratch will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Clare Rowley, President of Creative Feet LLC, will demonstrate how to cut Polar Fleece fabric using stick and rinse tape. […]

Senior calendar — Feb. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s 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; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 […]

School menus — Feb. 7

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch- Chicken nuggets, green beans, sliced tomato, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Soft taco and salsa, spanish rice, refried beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit Wednesday: Breakfast- Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Cheese enchiladas, spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, […]

Opinion: A reminder that God’s light is always there

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist As if it happened yesterday. That’s how clearly I remember the experience I’m about to relate. Not wanting to make too much of it, I’d hate to make the opposite mistake by failing to say to the giver, thank you. By the way, the weather guy is predicting ridiculously high […]

Opinion: Don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word assessment in this way: “the evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something.” Today we assess in so many areas of our lives. We assess our car’s performance with an email that sends us all the diagnostics while we […]

Clovis where home, heart is for retiree

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Arlene and Fred Dixon pose in front of one Fred’s restored pickup trucks. Fred Dixon celebrated his 80th birthday on January 24. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Fred Dixon was born and raised in Colorado. He moved to the Portales and Clovis area around 1977, following his parents who already lived here. He married his wife, Arlene Dixon, after only six months of dating. After a stint in the retail business, working the oil fields and at a service station, Dixon eventually […]

Terry: Broncos going to repeat glory days

The year was 2007. My beloved Broncos had failed miserably in their bid for a playoff berth, but I still found a football angle for my column preceding Super Bowl XLI. That column proved prophetic because I picked Peyton Manning to win his first Super Bowl. Nine years later he’s once again defeated Tom Brady […]