On the shelves — Dec. 4

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free” by John Ferling traces the nation’s journey from Bunker Hill to Yorktown and across the Atlantic into Parliament in a story not only of how freedom was won, but how, in a series of disastrous overreactions, an empire was […]

Club notes — Dec. 4

Roosevelt County Extension The Roosevelt County Council of the Extension Association of New Mexico met Nov. 7. A roll call showed a total of 10 members present from the Bethel Chapter, Causey Chapter, Pep and 9 to 5 chapters in attendance. There were no guests in attendance. Connie Moyer the home economist was also in […]

Senior menus — Dec. 4

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at Friendship Center, 901 W. 13th. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9 a.m.-10 a.m., In Touch With Your Feelings by Christine;10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spicy chicken sliders, tater tots, veggies and dip, jello cake. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Toasted cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, ranch salad, orange smiles. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Soft taco and salsa, seasoned pinto beans, […]

One killed in crash north of Portales

One man was killed and his wife and 9-month-old child were taken to Roosevelt General Hospital with serious injuries in a crash on U.S. 70 about 5:30 tonight.

Wind turns to snow as NM prepares for winter blast

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Wind has turned to snow in New Mexico, as wintery weather shut parts of Interstate 40 for a few hours and caused dangerous driving conditions through Raton Pass. Forecasters expected the worst of the storm to hit western and central New Mexico Friday night into Saturday. Meanwhile, strong winds shut […]

Climate change alarmism cooling off

Another frantic effort to redistribute wealth from developed nations to developing nations is under way, this time in Durban, South Africa. The excuse is the same old, tiresome claim that socialism writ large is necessary to save the planet from global warming. Fewer people are fooled every year the United Nations brings together representatives of […]

Parade time in Clovis, Muleshoe

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Benna Sayyed It’s Christmas parade time — weather permitting — Saturday in Clovis and Muleshoe. The season’s first major wintry blast was set to arrive Friday, but KVII-TV MeteorologistSteve Kersh said conditions will be improving by parade time, especially in Clovis. “There may be a few flurries blowing in behind the departing storm system (Saturday) […]

Accuracy important in marriage

Grant McGee On our recent vacation we stopped to visit family in Pensacola, Fla. It was still another 10 hours of driving, one way, to visit my mom in south Florida. “That’s a long way,” said The Lady of the House. “I might just want to stay here with my sister.” “My brother has a […]

ENMU-Incarnate Word basketball capsules, Dec. 3

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (7-2, 0-1 Lone Star Conference) at Incarnate Word (4-3, 0-1) When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at San Antonio. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Greyhounds saw their seven-game winning streak end in an LSC-opening 77-69 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Thursday. The Cardinals dropped their LSC opener at home […]

Javelinas end Hounds’ winning streak

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior guard Ashton Brown led four players in double figures with 19 points and Texas A&M-Kingsville obliterated Eastern New Mexico University on the boards Thursday night in rolling to a 77-69 victory over the Greyhounds in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. The Javelinas (6-3), bouncing back […]

Herrin scores school record 40 in Zias’ win

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Precious Herrin scored a school-record 40 points and senior guard Tori Northcutt moved within single digits of the school’s career assist record Thursday night as Eastern New Mexico University opened Lone Star Conference women’s play with a 79-71 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville. Herrin shot 17-of-22 from the […]

Seeking local discussion on liberty

While liberty is a full-time passion of mine, writing about it is merely a part-time urge. A pretty strong urge that will not be ignored, but one which can be delayed when necessary. Life is usually pretty full of other things, which tend to get in the way of things I plan to write about; […]

Their view: Pot-bellied pigs make for intelligent pets

Pet Talk is a feature service of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. Here’s a recent snippet:

Winning the war on Christmas

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Here we go again… the war of Christmas. Let’s forget these two words, “politically correct.” Excuse me, but I’m getting tired of hearing “someone may be offended.” Hey, this is our country and we love the land of the free! I can’t understand why those who oppose Christmas want […]

Empty stocking — Dec. 2

Today’s focus: Family C Household members: 6 Children: 5 (ages 10, 9 ,8, 7 and 5) Special circumstance: The mother has bee caring for their niece and nephew since their mother has been out of the picture for a while. This family also babysits to make her income and have lost a few of the […]

My turn: Photo-fanatic on loose

Alisa Boswell I received free entertainment Wednesday morning in the form of my sister and her camera. We shared in a farewell breakfast with our parents at IHOP in Clovis just before they left the state to head for their new home. My sister was a camera fanatic the entire morning, insisting on taking a […]

Four to 8 inches of snow predicted

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The heaviest band of snow in the approaching winter storm system will set up west of Curry and Roosevelt counties, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Jennifer Palucki of NWS said snow accumulation will not be as high in the southern portions of eastern New Mexico. Overall, […]

Deputy police chief on paid leave; department reviewing policies

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By David Stevens: Editor Portales’ deputy police chief is on paid administrative leave and the department is reviewing its policies and procedures related to paperwork, Chief Jeff Gill said Thursday. Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry is on paid leave until the district attorney’s office completes an investigation it started on Wednesday, Gill said. Berry, 53, long […]

Ex-Cannon commander leading investigation into Pakistani deaths

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has withdrawn from an international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan to protest the deadly attack by American forces on its troops, widening a fresh rupture in ties with a nominal ally that is endangering the U.S. plan for gradually ending the war. In an unusually hostile comment, a top Pakistani army general […]