Mustangs clinch top seed with win over Hounds

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Fifth-ranked Midwestern State broke open a close game with a 14-2 run over a five-minute stretch early in the second half and the Mustangs went on to a 79-64 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night to clinch the top seed in next week's Lone Star Conference tournament at […]

Farmers tout CRP benefits

Melrose farmer James Bostwick stands in one of his CRP fields. Bostwick has been farming for over 40 years and in the CRP program for 20 years. Vegetation growing on James Bostwick's CRP property near Melrose. Melrose farmer James Bostwick points to a location Friday where deer and other wildlife have appeared on his CRP […]

Farmers tout CRP benefits

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Christina Calloway Farmers in Roosevelt and Curry counties participating in the Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve program in 2011 received a combined $9.95 million in rental payments. A voluntary program introduced in 1986, the CRP pays agricultural producers to turn environmentally sensitive crop land into conservation areas by planting native grasses. This year’s four-week CRP […]

Students tap into primitive skills

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Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Tech students brought out their primitive skills Saturday afternoon, shaping obsidian rock into stone tools, a process called flintknapping. Flintknapping was just one of the activities students practiced during the 13th annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture Series/Conference at ENMU sponsored by ENMU’s anthropology club and department. The two-day […]

Students tap into primitive skills

Graduate student Stacy Bennet demonstrates cording, the art of making rope. Bennet displayed other artifacts and products that were made from rope thousands of years ago to ENMU and Texas Tech students Saturday afternoon as part of the 13th annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Series/Conference. Eastern New Mexico and Texas Tech students are flintknapping, the art of […]

Monday morning briefing: Candidates debate and women get the vote

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Candidate debate Don’t forget the Portales municipal candidate forum 6 p.m. Monday at the Yam Theatre. Candidates will give opening statements on their interest in their positions then be presented questions. Information: 763-6991. Party politics The Democratic Party County Convention is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public […]

Inmate escape attempt thwarted

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CMI Staff An out-of-state fugitive in Roosevelt County Detention Center custody was caught trying to escape from Roosevelt County General Hospital Saturday afternoon, according to Roosevelt County Detention Center officials. Officials said Cody Chandler, 22, of Washington state was in the hospital due to a complaint of pains, when he attempted to flee the building […]

Inmate escape attempt thwarted

Cody Chandler An out-of-state fugitive in Roosevelt County Detention Center custody was caught trying to escape from Roosevelt County General Hospital Saturday afternoon, according to Roosevelt County Detention Center officials. Officials said Cody Chandler, 22, of Washington state was in the hospital due to a complaint of pains, when he attempted to flee the building […]

Their view: Pet considered part of our family

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Jeni Ennis is an Air Force wife and mother of three who writes a weekly column in our military newspaper.This is her latest effort: My column this week is written with a heavy heart. Our family dog, a medium-sized black-lab mutt named Pepper, who wore a blue collar, escaped from our home last week and […]

Their view: Pet considered part of our family

Jeni Ennis is an Air Force wife and mother of three who writes a weekly column in our military newspaper.This is her latest effort: My column this week is written with a heavy heart. Our family dog, a medium-sized black-lab mutt named Pepper, who wore a blue collar, escaped from our home last week and […]

Expo reminder of agriculture’s importance

Portales reached a wonderful milestone last week in hosting its 20th New Mexico Ag Expo. Officials estimated 3,000 people came through the gates of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds to an event that celebrates the region’s agricultural industry and provides opportunity to enhance its growth. More than 100 vendors, most from out of town, were on […]

Expo reminder of agriculture’s importance

Portales reached a wonderful milestone last week in hosting its 20th New Mexico Ag Expo. Officials estimated 3,000 people came through the gates of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds to an event that celebrates the region's agricultural industry and provides opportunity to enhance its growth. More than 100 vendors, most from out of town, were on […]

Students bring their best to regional science fair

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Kevin Wilson

Students bring their best to regional science fair

Machaon Shoemaker, left, gives five to his father, Paul Shoemaker, Saturday at the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair in the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. Machaon, a sixth-grader at P.R. Leyva Elementary in Carlsbad, claimed a $100 cash prize and first place in the electrical and mechanical engineering category. […]

Club notes —

Pintores Art League Pintores Art League will meet 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Clovis Community College room 425, the painting and drawing classroom. There will be a short business meeting and a presentation by a guest artist. Artists welcome.

Club notes – Feb. 26

Pintores Art League Pintores Art League will meet 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Clovis Community College room 425, the painting and drawing classroom. There will be a short business meeting and a presentation by a guest artist. Artists welcome. American Legion American Legion Post 25 birthday membership dinner was held Feb. 17 at the post. […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library “Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care: The Inside Story of a Century-long Battle” by Stuart Altman takes a historical look at the sometimes hap-hazard, piece-by-piece construction of the nation’s health care system, the factors that led to success or failure, and intriguing stories behind the landmark […]

Senior happenings — Feb. 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8-10:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure check; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: […]

Senior happenings – Feb. 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8-10:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure check; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: […]

On the shelves – Feb. 26

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library "Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care: The Inside Story of a Century-long Battle" by Stuart Altman takes a historical look at the sometimes hap-hazard, piece-by-piece construction of the nation's health care system, the factors that led to success or failure, and intriguing stories behind the landmark […]