Engagements – Feb. 24

Stroik-Griffith Mike and Norma Stroik of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tamara Stroik of Portales, to Kelly Griffith of Portales, son of Larry and Cindy Griffith of Floyd. The couple will exchange vows on March 30, 2013 at the Campus Union Ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University at 3:00 p.m. […]

Anniversaries – Feb. 24

Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis will celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary on Saturday with friends. The couple were married on March 2, 1956, in Phoenix, Ariz. They have two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is retired and served the U.S. Air Force 20 years. He is also retired from working at […]

Club notes – Feb. 24

Portales Womens' Club Portales Woman's Club met Feb. 13 with President Lois Crozier conducting the meeting. Pledges were led by Carol Fletcher and the Collect was led by Beth Davis. Gaynelle There were 23 members and 11 guests present. June Ferguson and Teresa Howard assisted the president in presenting membership pins to members recognizing their […]

Creative living: Making jeans, chicken stock to be featured

Information on making your own jeans and preparing chicken stock from scratch will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on Tuesday, February 26th at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, February 28th at 12:00 noon. (All times are Mountain.) Rae Cumbie is a custom dressmaker and artist in wearables as well as President of The […]

Decoy carving historical art form

Everything about the head was shaping up; the neckline was smoothly flowing, the shallow trough where the bill meets the crown was visible, and even the slightly rounded cheeks were beginning to take life. Unfortunately, my eyes staring at the forming head were as blank and devoid of life as the glass eyes which had […]

On the shelves – Feb. 24

Clovis-Carver Public Library "The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker" by Janet Groth is the story of a young Midwestern woman who landed a job at the New Yorker magazine in 1957 and remained at the front desk for twenty-one years, giving her the best seat in the house to take in the comings […]

Sandstorm season tough on everyone

Sandstorm season arrived right on cue this past week. As the gates opened at the New Mexico Ag Expo in Portales the winds began to kick up a little. By noon we were approaching a full-on brown-out. Never mind, farmers on the high plains are accustomed to blowing dirt and they turned out anyway. Anyone […]

Our people: Cartooning for awareness

Jacob Lee grew up on the Ramon Navajo Reservation in Western New Mexico. Lee said growing up he did not have many of the luxuries his counterparts in other U.S. cities and towns had. Courtesy photo: Jacob Lee Jacob Lee at age 22 during his campaign for Eastern New Mexico University homecoming king in the […]

Senior happenings – Feb. 24

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 – Feb. 24

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast Pizza. Lunch — Chicken Taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn on the cob, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon Roll. Lunch — Pig in a serape, garden salad with ranch dressing, green beans, fresh fruit, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Mini pancake. Lunch — Beefy macaroni and cheese, garden […]

Environmentalists willing to go to mat in name of stewardship

"A small group of activists and celebrities staged a protest in front of the White House to put pressure on Obama to reject the propose crude oil pipeline. The action came ahead of a rally planned for Sunday on Washington's National Mall, which organizers have dubbed 'the largest climate rally in history.'" — Reuters News […]

Zias peaking late

Suddenly a player in the battle for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth, Eastern New Mexico University's women looked like they might lay an egg Wednesday night. The Zias shot 29 percent in the first half against Texas A&M-Kingsville, but still managed to do enough defensively to stay close. Then everything suddenly clicked. CMI correspondent […]

Rough second half costly for Hounds

CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero ENMU junior Dennis Hardwell goes under the basket to make a shot over Texas A&M Kingsville's Adam Mughmaw during the first half of the Greyhounds Thursday night game against the Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas at Greyhound Arena. Eastern New Mexico University's men picked a bad time to have perhaps their […]

Thursday area prep summaries – Feb. 21

BOYS District 2-B Grady 57, San Jon 56 Grady (14-10, 4-0) — Adam Lunsford 9, Koby Valentine 7, Trenton Jones 15, Trenton Lee 5, Isaac Bailey 2, Jordan Provencio 1, Jay Faust 7, Tucker Northcutt 11. Totals 20 12-22 57. San Jon (15-6, 2-2) — Carl Webb7, Joseph Benavidez 2, Jcob Benally 25, Jory Byrd […]

Kiwanis chili supper in 50th year

Anthony Schroeder says he can only imagine how many pounds of chili have been made over the years to help fund the Portales Kiwanis Club's mission to help area youth. Today will mark the 50th annual Kiwanis Club's Chili Supper, and Schroeder, one of the organizers of the event and Kiwanis member, says he's ready […]

Cheerleaders place second at competition

Portales High senior Kaleigh Johns said it took endurance, energy and passion to deliver a great performance at the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Nationals competition, a performance that earned them second place in their division. Coach Amy Lovett says she couldn't have been more proud of her 24 girls who help put Portales on the map, […]

Shootings have residents rattled

Mary Apodaca just wants all the violence to end. Apodaca, 73, is a victim in the first of two drive-by shootings that have exploded in Clovis neighborhoods this week. CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff Mary Apodaca, 73, said she hopes police can end the violence. Her home was riddled with bullets Tuesday — the first […]

Look out fear, here comes faith

Fear is an evil, negative force that destructs faith. It cripples paralyzes, torments and promotes doubts and non-believers. Fear removes peace and tantalizes. Fear is from the enemy and comes from the pit! Fear is a faith stealer and a joy robber. It is destructive to the mind, soul and spirit, a chain reaction that […]

Police Blotter – Feb. 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: Caller reported she has been hit by a truck, First and Chicago. 2:47 p.m.: Caller reported her husband fell down, 500 block of East 17th Street. 3:27 p.m.: Caller reported a reckless bus driver, North Chicago. 3:31 p.m.: Caller reported someone […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 22

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Garage sale — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 121 S. Main at the old Prestige Carpet building. This is a fund raising garage sale to raise money for the Dora High School sophomore class. Information: 477-2211. The Portales Kiwanis Club's 50th annual […]