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 […]

Hartsfield: 2016 a fashion free-for-all

Patchwork is back! 2016 fashion is making room for some of those kooky fashions of the past. No. The runway looks aren’t anything we haven’t seen in some form but have made a daring new comeback. A red heart-shaped patch on a pair of distressed jeans? Yes. I’ll take it. These cute styles we all […]

Borden: Gumball cupcakes on upcoming show

Information on growing and cooking with herbs, dyeing silk fabric, and making a gumball cupcake will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Moyers is with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, and she’s going to talk about growing herbs […]

School menus — Jan. 31

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 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; 8:45 a.m. board […]

Club notes — Jan. 31

Friends of the Library Longtime local educator and author Agapito “Pete” Trujillo will be reading from his book “Hispanics of Roosevelt County: A History” at the next meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library scheduled for 12 noon, Thursday, Feb. 4, in the meeting room at the Portales Public Library, 218 S. Avenue […]

Opinion: Send me some money, and I’ll set the record straight

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist One of the folks running for president just sent me a nice note. That’s something that doesn’t happen every day. No, it’s now actually about every other day that I find notes in my email in-box from several presidential candidates. Better make that “candidates for president” since they’re not all, […]

Opinion: We will not fall with Jesus as our foundation

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist News last week has reported that cliffside tenants in Pacifica, California, are being coerced into evacuating their homes because the ground outside their back doors is caving into the sea. A state of emergency has been issued and residents are warned to get out before they slip into the sea […]

Terry: Finally faced my fears

I’m happy to report that I recently went to see the movie “The Revenant” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and I haven’t had a bear attack nightmare since seeing it. Knowing that the rare nightmares that I ever have usually involve being attacked by either a bear or mountain lion, my wife said she was proud to […]

Hartsfield: Y2K fashions coming back

The latest fashion headline that caught my attention was a feature on Vogue.com by Marjon Carlos that talked about fashions from the early 2000s. Word is that the fashions are back. This article touched closed to home because this was around the time when I really first started to pay attention to fashion. I would […]

Borden: Cooking with figs on upcoming show

Information on making kids’ costumes, preparing snack bars and power bars, and using specialty stamps to make a quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) If you like to make Halloween costumes or play clothes for your kids, you’ll […]

Senior calendar — Jan. 24

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

School menus — Jan. 24

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch- BBQ chicken sandwich, baked french fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, raisinets. Wednesday: Breakfast- Mini pancakes. Lunch- Soft taco, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, corn, orange smiles. Thursday: Breakfast- Bean burrito. Lunch- […]

Club notes — Jan. 24

Portales Kiwanis Int’l During the last Kiwanis International meeting, Dr. Bob Elliott delivered a compelling program highlighting his travels throughout Asia and a new member became official. A professor of social work, Stephen Melby was inducted into our local KI club. Previously involved with KI of Albuquerque, he especially enjoys the ‘brotherhood’ aspect of connecting […]

Students honor MLK

Staff Photo: Crystal Mondragon
Dani Rodriguez, in 11th grade at Clovis High School, is the high school poster  winner.

Editor’s note: Following are the MLK essay and poster winners as determined by Clovis’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commission. First place high school MLK essay: Megan West Clovis High School 11th grade Every student across the nation has heard his name. Every year has a day that honor his life. Every citizen of the […]

Opinion: Worst spiritual disease ‘thinking one is well’

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist In G. K. Chesterton’s “Father Brown” stories, Father Brown is a curious and engaging little priest who often finds himself cast in the unlikely role of detective. In one story, a friend visiting with Father Brown is describing to the clergyman a strange new religion, one of the popular sort […]

Opinion: God always settles his books

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist What about the old adage, “What goes around comes around?” The Bible has much to say about this concept, but it comes from the word of God. Nowhere is it more plain than the story of Jacob. Twin boys, Jacob and Esau, were not in equal standing. The father, Isaac, […]

Clovis native likes people, animal, Raiders

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Martinez is the supervisor at the Animal Control Department for the City of Clovis.

Martin Martinez was born and raised in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School. He and wife Anna Martinez will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in July 2016. They have one grandchild through marriage and are expecting their first grandchild in March. Martinez started a career in the cement business, working for Vela’s Concrete for […]

Terry: Wonder what social media’s like in afterlife

If we could talk with the dead, what would their reaction be to the ways we communicate these days? If somewhere in an alternate universe my grandparents and great-grandparents are somehow connected, how do I contact them? Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, LinkedIn or would I need to hit them on Facetime, Skype or just simple […]