Zias post exhbition win over WBU

An own goal by Wayland Baptist shortly after halftime helped Eastern New Mexico University get going and the Zias went on to blank the Pioneers 5-0 on Saturday in a women's soccer exhibition at the ENMU pitch. Leading 1-0, ENMU freshman Mika Willis attempted to cross a pass in front of the Pioneers' goal and […]

Police blotter - Aug. 26

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 9:56 a.m.: Caller reported three stray dogs in the area, 400 block of West 18th Street. 10:10 a.m.: Caller requested to speak with an officer, 100 block of Toledo. 10:19 a.m.: Caller reported males looking into vehicles, 1700 block of North Avenue O. 11:30 a.m.: Caller reported […]

My turn: Turning 80 changes nothing

Unless an irate reader shortens it, I should have a few years left before I reach the recent milestone of Portales resident Web Smartnick. At least I thought that turning 80 was a milestone. "I never thought about reaching 80, until it happened. It was not much different from the others, except I realized I […]

Rams making progress

Facing outside competition for the first time on Friday night at the PHS practice field, it took the Portales Rams a while to get going. First-year coach Jaime Ramirez said his team got better as the four-way scrimmage progressed. CMI photo: Joshua LuceroPortales sophomore Ramon Tarango avoids the tackle attempt from Hobbs junior Cullen Holt […]

Youths: Fair is place to be

The Octopus seemed like the ride of choice for teenagers looking for a thrill at the Roosevelt County Fair. CMI photo Christina Calloway Portales High School drum line members entertain the crowd to raise money for their band at the Roosevelt County Fair Friday afternoon. From left: James Idsinga, Marcos Lopez, Eric Sawyer, Edgar Estrada […]

Bid of support at livestock show

Making it to the livestock show is considered an honor, according to Trent Bilberry, 4-H intern at the Roosevelt County Extension Office. CMI photo: Christina Calloway Jasi Roberts stands with her first place dairy cow, which she sold for $4,000 Friday night at the Roosevelt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale. Fifty-four youths participated in the […]

On the shelves: Aug. 26

The following books are available at : Clovis-Carver Public Library "Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West by Eva Respini was given by Joanne Burns in memory of Katrina Skarda Green. Through more than 130 photographs by over 70 photographers from the infancy of photography in the 1850's to the present day, this […]

Senior calendar: Aug. 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 11:30 a.m. birthday luncheon and cake; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; […]

Guest will give tips on wall stencils

Information on stenciling on walls and making duck tape pouches will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jaime Alcorta, owner of Walls of Art in Lubbock will show how to add random raised stenciling to walls for extra impact. Many popular fabrics […]

Anniversaries: Aug. 26

Howl Glen and Candy Howl of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. The couple was married on Aug. 24, 1962, in Portales. They have two children and two grandchildren. She is a retired elementary school teacher after 41 years. He is a retired school administrator after 41 years.

Engagements: Aug. 26

Rucker-Aday Billy and Sherry Rucker of Clovis announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tanisha Rea Rucker of Farmington, to Curtis Geoffrey Aday of Farmington, son of Dr. Joe and Debra Aday of Las Cruces. The couple will exchange their vows on Oct. 6, 2012, at Vallecito Lake, Colo. The bride-elect will graduate […]

Reunions: Aug. 26

Field Community The Field 25th biennial reunion was held Aug. 10 at the Field fire station Aug. 10. There were 75 people in attendance. Visiting and picture viewing began at 1 p.m. The business meeting was held at 5:30 p.m. with Jacob Moberly acting as master of ceremonies. The classes of 1942 to 1952 and […]

School menus: Aug. 26

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast scramble. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad w/ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks w/ranch, chilled […]

Reality TV exploiting our children

Last week, this column broached the idea of silent children, the children who, emotionally, disappear or become invisible in a number of ways. They are physically present, but are discounted to the point where they are, for all intents and purposes, "gone." This week leads me to deal with another serious subject, also in the […]

Swallows won’t be gone for very long

Just when I was beginning to think it was safe to go out on the front porch again — they're back. Several years ago I wrote about the barn swallows nesting on my front porch and how I put up with the mess for the sake of the birds. After the birds migrated off that […]

State police seek missing laptops

The New Mexico State Police is looking for information regarding a reported theft of laptop computers in San Jon. According to a release from the NMSP, a truck driver reported on the morning of Aug. 12 that his vehicle, which was parked at the Fast Stop Truck Stop in San Jon, was broken into during […]

McGee: Too little, too late for garden

The Lady of the House tore up her garden last week. She had been threatening and threatening but I never thought she'd really do it. She started gardening when we met almost 10 years ago. You should know she takes this stuff seriously. The Lady of the House loves her gardens. On cold winter days […]

In search of ponies: There are reasons dogs chase their tails

Everybody loves a tail chaser. C'mon, admit it. You know you laugh when they turn in those tight little circles, round-and-round, over-and-over again at a dizzying speed. Apparently it's "normal" to laugh. Of course people know on some gut level that spinning around in circles trying to catch one's own backside is a bit redundant […]

Rams win soccer opener

The defending Class 1A/3A state runnerup Portales Rams got their season off to a good start on Thursday, and in part they can thank their combination football-soccer players. Sophomore forward Ramon Tarango scored one goal and senior forward Zach Blaeser assisted on another as the Rams shut out Ruidoso 3-0 at the PHS pitch. PNT […]

ENMU names interimi cross country coaches

Eastern New Mexico University has selected Casey Blevins, Danielle Jones and Josh Browning to coach the school's cross country program on an interim basis this fall, athletic director Jeff Geiser said Thursday. Blevins will serve as the men's coach and Jones as the women's coach. Both are former ENMU cross country and track runners. The […]