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 […]

My Turn – ‘The Wire’ now a regular tradition

OK, so maybe I'm hooked, because watching "The Wire" before bed has now become a regular tradition. The intensity continues as the crew of Baltimore investigators watch the inner workings of a shipping yard and its stevedores as foreign women are transported in containers for the sex trade, along with numerous other "products." Along with […]

Source: Former commander in line for post

BRUSSELS — A former Cannon Air Force Base group commander is the likely choice to become commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, a senior NATO official said Thursday. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who served as 27th Operations Group from July 1997 to June 1999, is the top U.S. Air Force commander in […]

Editorial: Night horse races at Expo NM makes sense

The operators of the Downs at Albuquerque are considering nighttime horse races at Expo New Mexico because they believe such evening activities could attract new customers — and more revenue. Since the decision was made some years back to keep the fairgrounds in the heart of the city, and the Downs is an anchor of […]

Judges shouldn’t have final say

I am frequently amazed that more people don't see the fundamental folly in permitting a branch of the government — the Supreme Court — to claim to have the final say in whether or not a particular law is constitutional. That power wasn't granted the court. The justices grabbed it for themselves, in the "Marbury […]

Oscars Survey Ballot

Let your movie voice be heard. Submit a ballot here. Winners will be announced in Saturday's paper. To help you decide, the movie trailers are provided below the survey. Online Database by Caspio Click here to load this Caspio Online Database. Your browser does not support the <code>iframe</code> HTML tag. Try viewing this in a […]

Local Girl Scout troops celebrate World Thinking Day

Area troops in the Girl Scouts of the U.S. of America of New Mexico Trails gathered Saturday at the Memorial Building to celebrate World Thinking Day, a day to explore different countries around the world, according to organizers. World Thinking Day is Friday. Each troop picked a country to represent through food, clothing, pictures, facts […]

Organizer: Entries increased for Tumbleweed Classic

The 2013 Tumbleweed Classic cattle dog trials were held at the 21st annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Wednesday. Dogs and their handlers competed in four trials: The fetch, the Y chute, the maze, and the double-gated pen obstacle in the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds outdoor arena. In the fetch, the dog goes to the end […]

Expo-goers seek technology to grow farms

Rancher and farmer Lane Grau of Grady walked up and down the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Event Arena Wednesday afternoon looking for the newest technology to improve his operation. As dryland farmers, Grau and fellow Grady rancher Jack Driever said they attended the 21st annual New Mexico Ag Expo, organized by the Roosevelt County Chamber of […]