Hounds hoping for better health in 2012

Common sense says if Eastern New Mexico University's football squad has any better luck with its overall health in 2012 than it did last season, the Greyhounds almost have to be better. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU's Evan Tooley avoids defender Michael Stephens on his way to a touchdown during Saturday's intrasquad football scrimmage at […]

Birthday – April 22

Johnson Bill Johnson of Clovis will celebrate his 80th birthday 2 p.m. today at 1404 Strafford Lane, Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by his wife, Glenda, and his four daughters; Teresa Harvey of Farwell, Texas; Susan Patterson of Tupelo, Miss.; Kristi Johnson of Albuquerque; and Jennifer Brandon of Clovis. Bill Johnson was born April […]

Shoutouts – April 22

Ministry thanks volunteers Pastor Randy and Donna Gomez, the staff and residents at the Beacon of Light Outreach Ministries would like to express our thanks to the many volunteers that help make this ministry possible. Together we're making a difference.

School menus – April 22

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school — Parent Teacher Conference Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chile con carne, zucchini coins and ranch, banana pudding, corn bread Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Bbq chicken nuggets, ranch mashed potatoes, cole slaw, orange smiles Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Three cheese lasagna, green […]

Senior happenings – April 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Dance at Los Abuelitos Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. Bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales 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 a.m.-10:30 a.m., free blood […]

On the shelves – April 22

The following books are available at : Clovis Carver Public Library "Use Your Brain to Change Your Life: Secrets to Look, Feel, and Think Younger Every Day" by Daniel Amen shares ten steps to help you slow, or even reverse, the aging process in the brain and to dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer's and […]

Doll sculpting featured on program

Information on making sculpted dolls, sewing with stretch knits and fabric applique will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Author and doll maker, Terese Cato has been making sculpted dolls for years. She will show how to embellish a handmade doll so […]

Teachers make a difference

It is fast approaching the end of another school year. The awards banquets take place, the graduation and prom decisions are being made, and this column takes the time to recognize teachers who have made a difference in our lives. We will start, tongue in cheek, with the negative differences. Just because they are tongue […]

Pink slime won’t turn me off beef

You won't catch me out in the pasture grazing for nutrients when there's a bovine that can do it for me. That's right, when that little old lady in the Wendy's commercial uttered "Where's the beef," several decades ago, I answered, "Right here on my plate." You would think that after nearly 30 years of […]

Their view: Senator acts to protect U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall's office issued this press release on Postal Service reform recently: As the U.S. Senate considers reform of the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced an amendment that would protect the Postal Service's six-day service, a significant competitive advantage for post offices and an essential service for communities and […]

Police blotter: April 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 12:08 a.m.: Ambulance requested for transfer, U.S. 70. 12:09 a.m.: Caller reported loud music, 800 block of East Third Street. 1:03 a.m.: Caller reported hearing arguing outside, 300 block of West First. 1:23 a.m.: Ambulance requested for public assistance, 2000 block of Boxwood. […]

Proud grandmother

Clovis resident Bobby Neumann III, 25, enjoys an outing with his grandmother, Wilma Dotson, also of Clovis. Wilma Dotson isn't living the life she dreamed of as a child growing up on the farm, but it's a life she's proud of. The Clovis grandmother, who once had top secret security clearance in Washington, D.C., has […]

Horse slaughter disputed

Sixteen-year-old Jaycee Gallegos loves her horse Thorr. She's grown up in the rodeo, winning her first saddle when she was 5, and helps care for the four horses her family owns. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Jaycee Gallegos, 16, practices barrel racing with her horse Thorr, Friday at an arena west of Portales. Although she loves […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free opera, candidates forum and a botched mission

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Free opera The Santa Fe Opera makes a special appearance 7 p.m. Wednesday in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 562-2377. Candidates offered The High Plains Patriots meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Master's Center features candidates for the […]

Women showcase talents

When Eastern New Mexico University graduate student Lauren Davis moved to Portales from St. Louis three years ago, she became a belly dancer. CMI Staff Photo: Benna Sayyed Eastern New Mexico University belly dance and yoga instructor Yolanda Chavez, left, applies a henna design to local animal advocate Val Depillo on Saturday at Fusion Funk […]

Column: Birthdays can bring some positives

Don't panic if you forgot my birthday today; you've still got time to shop. You can order tickets online from the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys or a gift certificate from HairClub. I can always use a new basketball, tennis racquet or fairway putter. Speaking of, thank you to Doc Elder, Jay Kline, Ted […]

Editorial: Horse slaughter offers solution in tough time

Horses are majestic animals, loyal companions, hard workers, even great exercise. All true. But none of those points offer a reason to block the opening of a proposed equine slaughterhouse in Roswell. Yes, there is national outrage from animal rights activists, even from New Mexico politicians from both major parties, including Republican Gov. Susana Martinez: […]

Monday morning briefing: A road show and an unmarried president

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Road show Portales is staging a meeting 6 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., on the upcoming construction of U.S. 70 through most of downtown. It's a chance to learn construction plans, the anticipated project schedule, and pose questions you might have about […]

Proposed horse slaughterhouse sparks debate

Sixteen-year-old Jaycee Gallegos loves her horse Thorr. She's grown up in the rodeo, winning her first saddle when she was five, and helps care for the four horses her family owns. Her bond with Thorr was evident as she rode atop him Friday afternoon, hair tossed back in the wind, galloping, then making sharp turns […]

Kingsville posts sweep over Hounds

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M pitching continued to dominate Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, and as a result the Javelinas are on the verge of a four-game Lone Star Conference series sweep. ENMU led 3-0 in the opener and scored first in the second contest, but got nothing else as the Javs posted 7-3 […]