Police Blotter – Nov. 21

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 12:19 a.m.: Caller reported a loud party, 700 block Pine Road. 4:31 a.m.: Caller reported a subject with difficulty breathing, 1900 block South Avenue I. 6:30 a.m.: Caller reported a female subject behind the ER engaging in suspicious activity, hospital on U.S. 70. 8:37 a.m.: Caller reported […]

Events Calendar – Nov. 21

Today Wii Wednesday: Just Dance 3 — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Afterschool program for youth 13 to 18 years old. Information: 356-3940. Alzheimer's "Savvy Caregiver Program" — 10 a.m.-noon, Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Ends Dec. 12. Information: 505-506-3114. Thursday Portales Community Thanksgiving dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Building. Deliveries from 10:30 a.m. to […]

My Turn – What I’m thankful for…

Here's my list. It's not a wish list, it's not my hit list, it's what I'm thankful for. I know it's cliché, but we shouldn't wait until Thanksgiving to be thankful. These are things I appreciate every day I wake up. Personally I'm thankful for: My family, good friends and that both of my grandmothers […]

Tamales trump turkeys

Tamales are as much a Thanksgiving staple as turkeys for some families. After being interviewed for the story, Eastern New Mexico University senior Bobbi Touchin of Laguna Pueblo picked up her phone and began texting her mother Monday afternoon in a meeting room in the Campus Union Building. "Now I want some tamales when I […]

Portales auto burglaries spike

Motor vehicle burglaries have more than doubled in the last month, according to Portales Police Department personnel. Portales Police Chief Doug Jones and Lt. Pat Gallegos said there have been 33 auto burglaries in Portales since October, which is one third of the 104 burglaries for the whole year so far. "No arrests have been […]

Hounds whip Mustangs in exhibition

Quick starts haven't been in the cards so far for the Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball team. Junior Rafael Love helped take care of that Monday night. Love, a 6-foot-4 guard from Woodland Hills, Calif., scored 11 of the Greyhounds' first 17 points, helping key an early 12-0 run that sent ENMU to a […]

Dora School News – Nov. 20

Thanksgiving break Students will be released early today, with buses running at 12:35 p.m. Lunch will be served to all grades. High school will be on a seven-period, abbreviated class time schedule. School will resume on Monday. We wish all students and families a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. Book fair Librarian Patsy Ward has […]

Portales High School News – Nov. 20

PHS closed for holiday Portales Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Classes will resume on Monday. ACT exam scheduled Junior and senior students interested in attending a four-year university must take a college entrance exam, either the ACT or the SAT. The next ACT will be given on Feb. 9. […]

Police Blotter – Nov. 20

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 2:26 p.m.: Caller reported possibly seeing a stolen vehicle, N.M. 467. 3:57 p.m.: Caller reported two pit bulls at large, no address listed. 4:26 p.m.: Caller reported a neighbor issue, 200 block West Maple. 5:13 p.m.: Fire investigation requested, 1600 block East Brazos Street. 6:09 p.m.: Officer […]

My Turn – Computers make for an interesting holiday

Remember all those years ago when home computers were a newfangled idea? I wondered what the average person would do with a computer in their home. I could never have begun to imagine a computer-filled Thanksgiving Day. I absolutely marvel at last year's scene. While frying turkeys and peeling sweet potatoes, I was back and […]

Auction assists in funding of Portales High School prom

Hands shot in the air Monday night in the Portales High School cafeteria as local residents made bids on a ceiling fan. Local auctioneer Clint Walker raised the price of the item once again, jumping from $140 to $150. "Going once, going twice, sold for $150," he yelled across the room. The ceiling fan was […]

Meetings Watch – City Council – Nov. 20

The following items are on the Portales City Council agenda today at 7 p.m.: An update on the U.S. 70 construction project. Ratification of the finance department's actions regarding bills for October. A resolution for mid-year budget adjustments. A reopened discussion and action on a lobbyist for Portales. Authorization of a sales contract for a […]

Events Calendar – Nov. 20

Today Wii Game: Just Dance — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Afterschool program for kindergarten through sixth graders. Information: 356-3940. Elida school board meeting — 6 p.m., Elida High School library. Information: 274-6211. All In the Timing — 7 p.m., ENMU University Theater Center. $4 general admission, free for ENMU students. Information: 562-2711. Portales city […]

Their view: Higher taxes threatens cattle industry

Joe Parker Jr., a third-generation rancher from Clay County, Texas, is president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Here's a snippet from a recent column he wrote about taxes in 2013: If it's true the only two things certain in this earthly life are death and taxes, then we can be sure of […]

Engagements – Nov. 18

Van der Ploeg- Tuttle Van der Ploeg-Tuttle Andle and Sjierkje van der Ploeg of Clovis announce the engagement of their son, Jeroen van der Ploeg, to Traci Tuttle, daughter of Dudley and Cheryl Tuttle of Los Chavez. Van der Ploeg is a dairyman originally from the Netherlands, and moved to Clovis in 2003 with his […]

Our people: Service with a smile

Anthony B. Schroeder moved to Portales about 36 years ago to teach at Eastern New Mexico University. At ENMU, Schroeder taught in several departments, including statistics, psychology, education and sociology and has held several administrative positions. Schroeder directed the ENMU debate team for 33 years and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Schroeder […]

On the shelves – Nov. 18

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West" by Dorothy Wickenden reconstructs the story of two intrepid young women who shocked their families and friends by applying for teaching jobs in the wilds of northwestern Colorado in 1916 and whose buoyant letters […]

Club notes – Nov. 18

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy met at Pizza Hut on Nov. 6. President Janelle Foster called the meeting to order. Della Kobernick led the pledges and Vicky Stratton read the ritual. There were five members present and three guests. The minutes were read by […]

Senior happenings – Nov. 18

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center 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: 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: Closed. Holiday. Friday: Closed. Holiday. Daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily […]

School menus – Nov. 18

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: No school. Holiday. Thursday: No school. Holiday. Friday: No school. Holiday. […]