Events Calendar – Jan. 23

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. Pajama party and Teddy bear sleepover. Wear your pj's and bring a stuffed animal that you don't mind spending a night at the library. Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m. Super Mario Galaxy […]

My Turn – Live like tomorrow’s not promised

I'm sure we all remember how good we had it when we were kids. I love how blind we were to the world's issues as we played with others, not having a care in the world. Fast forward to my 24th birthday, which I celebrated Monday, and I feel the world's problems are on my […]

Their View: Americans should shun trash-talking Asian stars

Conservative political writer Michelle Malkin says anti-American Asians don't speak for her. Snippets from a recent column: Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan deserves a rhetorical roundhouse kick to the mouth. So does his pal PSY, the Korean rapper whose "Gangnam Style" music video has racked up more than a billion views. Both have raked […]

Veterans pilot program good investment

Among several bills in the New Mexico legislative hopper is one that would fund a pilot program to help New Mexico veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder. After more than a decade of war and as the U.S. presence in Afghanistan starts to wind down, hundreds if not thousands of veterans are returning home with […]

Airmen uneasy over budget talk

Unbending politicians who hold defense budgets hostage while refusing to cut a deal to address the nation's debt crisis are putting at risk the readiness of America's armed forces. That's what the Joint Chiefs warned last week in a letter to the House and Senate armed services committees. "We are on the brink of creating […]

CHS/PHS girls basketball capsule

Clovis (15-1) at Portales (11-5) When: 7 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center Radio: KCLV-FM 99.1, KSEL-FM 105.3 Last season: The Lady Wildcats swept PHS, winning 50-33 at the RAC and 51-49 at The Rock. Last time out: Clovis, ranked first in Class 5A, completed a two-game weekend sweep in Albuquerque with a come-from-behind […] state prep basketball polls – Jan. 21

Boys Class 5A 1. La Cueva 12-1; 2. Atrisco Heritage 10-3; 3. Sandia 11-3; 4. Eldorado 10-3; 5. Hobbs 12-3; 6. Valley 11-3; 7. Las Cruces High 10-5; 8. Clovis 11-4; 9. Albuquerque High 8-6; 10. Volcano Vista 7-7. Class 4A 1. Roswell High 14-1; 2. Capital 13-2; 3. St. Pius 10-4; 4. Albuquerque Academy […]

Events Calendar – Jan. 22

Today Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m. "Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?" featured. For children ages 0-3. Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Public Hearing — 5:30 p.m. CDBG projects to be discussed. Roosevelt County Commissioner's Room in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Information: 356-5307. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. […]

My Turn – Continue to dream of the future

I reflect on the past. I look back through my calendars to see where I've been and where I've come. One year ago I was making my way toward Antarctica. The cares of the world couldn't find me, and I was seeing new things, searching for the sweet treasures of this earth…new faces, different dialects, […]

Advisor: International students enrich university

Christy Czerwien with Eastern New Mexico University's Office of International Student Advising says the presence of international students enriches the university by providing an opportunity for domestic students to interact with other cultures and customs. Czerwien says this semester her office is has a goal to develop and implement a sound recruitment plan to bring […]

Nation honors King

ATLANTA — Commemorative events for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of the swearing-in Monday of the nation's first black president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since the 1960s. "This is the dream that Dr. King talked about in his speech. We […]

Locals celebrate Dr. martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday

The jubilant faces of Portales students glowed as they sang shoulder-to-shoulder in the Portales High School Auditorium Monday, almost 50 years since civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. It was that speech that has been tied to freedom, equality and a movement that allowed those students […]

ENMU alum joins Bears staff

New Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has said his assistant coaches will be key to his hope for success. Those coaches include former Eastern New Mexico University standout Michael Sinclair, the Bears' new assistant defensive line coach announced Friday. CMI file photo Michael Sinclair, shown during his jersey retirement in 2006 at Greyhound Arena, […]

Senior Happenings – Jan. 20

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: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

School Menus – Jan. 20

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No School. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon Roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple and whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks and ranch, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast — Smucker's waffles. Lunch — Hot dog on […]

Creative Living: Hanging artwork featured on show

Information on hanging artwork, time savers for quilting, and using a Giclee process to reproduce images on canvas will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Interior decorator, Latriece Brooks is going to show a clever way to hang groups of artwork, whether it be paintings, photos, or […]

On the Shelves – Jan. 20

The following books are available to the public at: Portales Public Library The Round House by Louise Erdrich: In the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal or relive what […]

Honors – Jan. 20

The following local students were recently named to college dean's lists: Sean Barel, Clovis, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan. Stacey L. Mata, Muleshoe, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas Heather Diane Cooke, Clovis, Howard Payne University, Brownswood, Texas

Prep summaries – Jan. 19

Saturday Boys Elida 76, Floyd 54 Floyd (5-12) — W.T. Whitecotton 22, Lane Wallance 15, Jose Medoza 4, Tanner Esary 10, Malik McDonald 2, Terral Watson 1. Totals 17 13-30 54. Elida (3-9) — Kris Yager 13, Kevin Yager 15, Laneth Veo-Chenault 18, Jona Diaz 21, Thomas Tulk 9. Totals 25 20-37 76. Floyd 5 […]

TV shows on slippery slide

T he question in United States education frequently comes down to whether or not young people are learning to write. Judging from what we see on television, nobody, or at least not anyone in Hollywood, has known how to write for a long time. By Hollywood, I mean TV land, where life is dominated by […]