Tarleton sweeps ENMU

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Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University’s Zias took Lone Star Conference South Division-leading Tarleton State to the wire before dropping a 65-59 decision in the final seconds Saturday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (3-13, South 1-3) recovered from a n 11-point, first-half deficit, forcing the TexAnns (14-2, 4-0) into numerous turnovers and riding a 12-0 […]

Jan. 23 — Weekly update

PNT staff report Portales woman receives prison sentence Athena Shepherd, charged with abusing her then-10-year-old stepdaughter in September 2009, was sentenced to three years in prison and one year of probation in the case on Jan. 5, according to Ninth Judicial District Court records. She was given one year of pre-sentence confinement credit. Shepherd pleaded […]

Monday morning briefing: Shameless self-promotion and the history of canned beer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Shameless self-promotion We asked and you answered. Saturday’s newspaper will feature former newsboys and newsgirls who once delivered our publication on foot, by bike and even from horseback. It’s a delightful feature packed with memories and odd stories you won’t want to miss. Question of the […]

No expert in cattle ‘bidness’

An interviewer asked me how one can make a living in the cow business. Actually he said, “As we’re heading into the next couple years with declining cattle numbers and steady prices, how do you think you should position yourself to take advantage of the market?” I assume he’d mistaken me as an authority in […]

Family: Bataan survivor lived life to fullest

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Kevin Wilson Thousands of American troops died during the Bataan Death March. Lee Roach of Clovis survived, and family members said he lived the rest of his life as if he was making up for lost time. Roach, who survived more than three years as a prisoner of war, died Thursday in Farwell of failing […]

Jan. 23 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer responded to a report of a fight in progress about 4:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Lime Street. When he arrived, he found one group of people in an alley and another in the park. The officer […]

Jan. 23 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Jan. 14 • Maria Gandara, born in 1971, pleaded not guilty to a first offense of DWI and defective equipment. She was found guilty and sentenced to 364 days supervised probation with costs of $30 per month and $712 in fines and fees.

Church plans gospel concert

Argen Duncan An area church is aiming to lift spirits with a free gospel music concert next weekend in Portales. Calvary Tabernacle U.P.C. of Clovis holds weekly meeting at the Memorial Building, and Saturday, the church has planned a “Gospel Songfest” with a number of performers. Pastor Lawrence Thompson said the event would not only […]

Birthdays — Jan. 23

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Adelicia Cordova Adelicia Cordova of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday 5 p.m. Jan. 24, at Leal’s Restaurant. The celebration will be hosted by her son, James Leroy Cordova and two daughters, Elena Vigil and Connye Cordova Bynum. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Sombrio. She has 10 children, 23 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. […]

Club notes — Jan. 23

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Jan. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church with seven members that welcomed new member Rachel Wallace. Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order and read “Somewhere There’s Someone” from the new yearbook. Roll call was answered with what did you do for Christmas? June Phillips read the minutes […]

On the shelves — Jan. 23

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Pain Chronicles” by Melanie Thernstrom explores the myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and other research into the science of suffering to illuminate the elusive nature of chronic pain and its various treatments. “Legacy” by Danielle Steel interweaves the stories of two women — […]

Relic boxes, candy bark treats featured on program

Sheryl Borden Information on creating relic boxes, making candy bark treats and new products for relieving stress will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Crafter Marisa Pawelko will show how to create relic boxes, which are miniature time capsules that can capture special memories for any occasion. […]

Senior happenings —

CRSMA Senior Diners Club 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: Buttered peas, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, peach Danish, WW roll/margarine. Tuesday: Baked chicken, broccoli/cheese/rice casserole, strawberry/bananas, apple, wheat roll/margarine. Wednesday: Jalepenos and onion slices, beef stew, apricot gelatin dessert, cornbread/oleo, apple. Thursday: Broccoli salad, Italian chicken, carrots, peach pound cake, cheesy Italian bread. Friday: […]

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Corn dog, tater tots, cucumber slices and ranch, fruit salad. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s Snack’n Waffles. Lunch — Chicken potato bowl (chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cheese), fruit, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Beefy mac […]

Not worth putting off adventures

Clyde Davis It’s a sound that will cause anyone with the slightest degree of appreciation to turn and face the full moon, trying (usually in vain), to catch a glimpse of them. Though the moon is full, the greatest part of the sky is till too dark, too dark to see the V-shaped flight of […]

Helps to get in tune with people

Karl Terry Before the days of digital radios the device had to be tuned in precisely to the station or what you heard didn’t sound right. As fast as our lives are these days sometimes big parts are out of tune. I got to thinking about this the other day when a co-worker came in […]

Our people: Having a ball

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Clovis resident and Yucca student Danni Williams, 14, can always be found near a basketball game, if she’s not on the court. With two older brothers who play and a father who coaches the sport, she was hanging around basketball courts in a stroller and dribbling a basketball as soon as she could walk. She […]

Grass fire consumes 150 acres

Freedom New Mexico A grass fire Friday morning northeast of Portales burned about 150 acres, according to a fire department spokesman. No one was injured in the blaze reported about 11:31 a.m., said Portales Fire Department Lt. Floyd Hancock. Hancock said the fire started on Highway 467 and spread to Roosevelt Roads 2 and 3. […]

Wheat farmers bracing for dry winter

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By Alisa Boswell Two months into the winter growing season, farmers in Curry and Roosevelt County are asking one question: Where’s the rain? With 60 to 70-degree days and less than normal precipitation, the two counties are suffering a dry season. Farmers said only wheat crops have suffered badly from this winter’s dry spell. According […]

Clovis police officer indicted for vehicular homicide

Sharna Johnson A Curry County grand jury late Friday indicted Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos on charges of vehicular homicide and great bodily harm by a motor vehicle. Gallegos faces a maximum sentence of nine years in prison if convicted on both third-degree felony counts, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. […]