Desserts, redecorating featured on show

Information on scrapbooking, redoing a teen’s room on a budget and making delicious decadent desserts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Do you have drawers, tubs and shoe boxes full of pictures — or hundreds of photos on your computer? Tyleen Caffrey, an independent scrapbooking consultant […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m., Medicare Part D open enrollment; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure […]

Shoutouts —

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Dec. 8, 2010, with President Della Kobernick presiding. The Collect was led by Carol Fletcher, the pledges by Linda Leaming, and Sheryl Borden gave the invocation. There were 24 members and 11 guests present. The minutes from the November meeting were approved, and the treasurer’s report was […]

Club notes —

Clovis BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held their final meeting of the year on Dec. 9. The annual standing committee reports were given by the committee chairmen. Secretary Linda Catanzaro announced that we initiated 11 new members throughout the year and currently only have three members that will lapse if their dues are not paid […]

Story’s message transcends religion

Clyde Davis Okay, so I have spent a lot of time with this particular work by Charles Dickens — a lot ot time lately. I looked at plenty of versions and radio scripts of it- apparently it was often dramatized during the golden days of radio- and sorted through for the best of each. It […]

Peace during holiday chaos possible

Karl Terry Peace at Christmas can mean a lot of different things to each of us. A Facebook posting from a high school classmate this week asked the question of her friends, What was at the top of our prayer list these days? I noticed that more than half the answers that came back mentioned […]

Ice-cold Hounds thumped by Northeastern State

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Dave Wagner Sometimes teams play like they practice; sometimes not. For Eastern New Mexico University’s men on Saturday, a good week of practice didn’t lead to the desired result in the game. The Greyhounds struggled to shoot 30 percent from the floor, were outrebounded 44-34 and absorbed a 79-57 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover shellacking […]

Our people: Community provider

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Clovis resident Johnny Chavez was born and raised in Clovis. He has spent time on several community committees including city commission for eight years. Even as a college student attending Eastern New Mexico University, Chavez enjoyed working in the community. He continues that today after 21 years running the Summer Food Service Program, which fed […]

No. 7 RiverHawks turn back Zias

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Clarence Plank Northeastern State, ranked seventh in NCAA Division II in the USA Today ESPN poll, used its stingy defense to turn back Eastern New Mexico University 55-45 on Saturday in a women’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. The RiverHawks (8-0), holding teams to 47 points and 33 percent shooting coming in, […]

School board positions to be filled by February

Superintendent Randy Fowler said four Portales school board positions will be filled in a Feb. 1 election. Candidates have one day to file — Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office.

Officer’s radio transmissions released

The following is a transcript of Clovis Police Officer Stephen Gallegos’ radio transmissions in the hour leading up to a Nov. 17 crash which killed one Clovis woman and injured another. The transcript was made from audio recordings provided by Clovis Police Department and includes parenthetical translations of ten-code. 8:38.24 p.m. Gallegos: 135 Clovis (inaudible) […]

Jesus’ birth quite a story

Have you given any thought to whether there were any cows in the barn on Christmas Eve that night two thousand and ten years ago? All Luke says is there was a manger. It doesn’t take much Bible reading to inform us that cows have been domesticated for centuries. Why, Adam even named ‘em. They’re […]

Dec. 19 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday: • Two officers went to the 700 block of South Avenue B in reference to an instance of breaking and entering that had just occurred. When they arrived, a 25-year-old woman said she was in a bedroom at the rear of the […]

Dec. 19 — Public record

Argen Duncan Recent Roosevelt County Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: Dec. 8 Lucia Garcia, born in 1983, pleaded not guilty to a first offense of DWI, not maintaining traffic lanes and failure to produce a valid drivers license upon demand. Garcia was found guilty and sentenced to one year of supervised probation with […]

Residents sought for focus groups

PNT staff report The new Portales Quality of Life Committee is looking for community residents to participate in focus groups, according to a news release from the Regional Growth Planning Office. Multiple focus groups are set to meet at the end of January at various times of the day for no more than two hours, […]

My turn: No doubts about where you are

I hope you are there. I hope it is beautiful. No more companions gone, living alone in a world you once knew — memories too many, hopes too few. Is he spinning tales about bird dogs and deer, finding sons’ bootlegged beer — laughter replacing fears of the hereafter? Are you telling us not to […]

Clovis grad ties for 38th at Nevada Open

Freedom New Mexico Clovis High graduate Travis Reid shot a 4-over-par 76 in the third and final round Friday and finished tied for 38th at the Nevada Open in Mesquite, Nev. Reid finished at 3-under 213 and earned $537. He was tied for 17th at 7-under entering the final round. Brady Schnell beat former La […]

Northeastern State-ENMU basketball preview

Men Northeastern State (4-5) at ENMU (3-5) • What: Lone Star Conference crossover game • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Last time out: The RiverHawks ended a three-game losing streak with a 71-64 victory over Angelo State on Monday at Tahlequah, Okla. Also on Monday, ENMU lost at Texas A&M-Commerce 94-67. • […]

Shop owners say holiday profits mixed

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Alisa Bowell According to many local Clovis and Portales business owners, their holiday sales for 2010 have been good, despite the economic downturn. Randy Petty of Ace Hardware in Clovis said the store’s sales numbers are always at their highest in the summer due to the amount of outdoor products sold in the store. He […]

Suspected shoplifter injured during escape

A shoplifting suspect was apprehended Friday night after customers chased as he fled a store and he slipped and fell, injuring himself, police said. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said the incident occurred just after 4 p.m. at Hobby Lobby in Clovis. The suspect was taken by police to the hospital where he was treated […]