Club Notes — Sept. 22

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Sept. 11, with President, Julie Nickles presiding. Esther Bargas led the pledges. Jan Smartnick led the Club Collect, and the invocation was given by Teresa Howard. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved, and the treasurer’s report was filed. The budget for 2013-2014 was discussed and […]

Even ordinary is amazing

Observations on nature from a random, though perhaps not normal, week in New Mexico’s natural world: The special events began last weekend, on a trip back through the caprock. The scenario that unfolded may seem scary to some, yecchy to some, and something to be kept far away from for others. The last part may […]

Fabric, skin care tips coming up

Information on organic skin care products, growing pumpkins and gourds, and making ottomans and tuffets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Vincene Parrinello is the founder of Wai Hope Organic Skincare, and she’s going to talk about why more women and men are turning to organic […]

Birthdays — Sept. 22

Spradlin Margurette Spradlin of Clovis celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday at Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by Don Spradlin, Dana Spradlin, Tami Spradlin and Mary Spradlin Simeone. Margurette Spradlin was born Sept. 19, 1913. in Hollis, Okla. She has four children, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Rams thump Raton to improve to 4-0

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Portales sophomore running back Bronte Staugaard busts through the hole during the first quarter of Friday’s game against Raton at Blackwater Draw. Staugaard scorded five touchdowns, including an 89-yard return of the opening kickoff, and rushed for 233 yards on 23 carries in the Rams’ 57-12 win.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — After struggling a bit during the first two games, the Portales Rams’ offense appears to be operating in high gear now. Sophomore running back Bronte Staugaard returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, then added four other TDs rushing and 233 yards on […]

Hounds score late to edge Air Force JV

CMI staff COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Junior running back Cameron Mikell capped a nine-play, 75-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run with 2:07 left on Friday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a 42-35 victory over the Air Force junior varsity. The game was played as an exhibition by ENMU (1-1). Records from the game are […]

Kingsville beats Zias in three

CMI staff Texas A&M-Kingsville erased a four-point deficit late in the first game and went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 25-15, 25-21 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match on Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Kelsey Washington notched eight kills and 10 digs for the Javelinas (5-5, 1-0 LSC), while Stephanie Johns […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 20

Texico 39, Eunice 7 • Records: Texico 1-3, Eunice 2-2 • Difference: Down 7-0, the Wolverines scored twice in a span of just over a minute to take the lead early in the second period. • Difference-makers: Senior RB Kendall Naceanceno ran for 112 yards and a touchdown. Senior WR/DB Adrian Gomez caught six passes […]

Cleveland’s big plays sink Cats

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis defenders Jordan Holguin, left, and Kaine Bender team up to bring down Cleveland running back Jesse Nieto in the first half Friday at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer CLOVIS — Three quarters was more than enough for the Cleveland Storm. One quarter was hardly enough for the Clovis Wildcats. Heading into its bye week, the visiting Storm looked every bit the part of a Class 5A state title contender, dominating three quarters on the road to […]

Striking a chord


By Christina Calloway Nearly 40 angelic voices filled the room of the Council of Professors Emeriti building Friday on Eastern New Mexico University’s campus to sing for the one man who had inspired each of them in addition to generations of music students that have attended ENMU. The singers, comprised of current and former […]

In search of ponies: Love outweighs allergies

It’s worth a lot to a lot of people. Itching, red, watery eyes, breathless wheezing, racing heartbeat, sneezing and coughing — just a few of the things that best describe true love. What’s truly amazing is the lengths to which people will go to itch and wheeze. Cats lead the way in offenders, with allergy […]

McGee: Pets definitely have prankster sides

I got to thinking about pets the other day and how they have their own sense of humor. I knew about dogs and how they like to play jokes on humans. For instance, long ago I had a pair of dogs who played a funny on me. I returned one evening to find the two, […]

Portales man indicted in pedestrian accident

CMI staff A Portales man was indicted by a Roosevelt County grand jury Friday on one charge of inflicting great bodily harm by motor vehicle. Jimmy Carley was the driver of a white 2007 Ford van that, according to several witnesses, struck 24-year-old pedestrian Cory Russell at the intersection of University and South Avenue K […]

Portales man found not guilty

CMI staff A Portales man accused of kidnapping and beating his estranged wife was found not guilty of all charges Friday by a District Court jury in Portales. Manuel Gonzalez, 25, was charged with felony kidnapping, false imprisonment and battery against a household member, according to his attorney Michael Garrett. Garret said the jury deliberated […]

Prep football scoreboard

Rio Rancho Cleveland 41, Clovis 21 Portales 57, Raton 12 Muleshoe 42, Lubbock Roosevelt 12 Foothill 13, Melrose 12, Texico 39, Eunice 7. Fort Sumner 44, McCurdy 15 New Deal 47, Farwell 14 Dimmitt 41,Bovina 6

Teams on turnarounds meet in Portales

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer After struggling mightily last season, the Portales and Raton football teams appear to be on the rebound. Each has already exceeded modest win totals from 2012 as they head into today’s 7 p.m. matchup at Blackwater Draw. “They’re playing real well right now,” Tigers coach Brock Walton said […]

Hounds coach expects stiff test from Air Force JV

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn has little idea of what to expect when the Greyhounds face the Air Force junior varsity in a 2 p.m. contest today in Colorado Springs, Colo. To get a feel for what his team might see, he said he’s watched tapes of the Falcons’ varsity […]

Hounds draw with Texas A&M International in weather-shortened contest

CMI staff Texas A&M International’s Camilo Botero scored in the 80th minute to give the Dustdevils a 2-2 tie against Eastern New Mexico University in a men’s soccer match called in the 84th minute due to darkness at the ENMU pitch. The teams had lightning delay lasting nearly two hours, which pushed back the scheduled […]

Property rights in their dog days

Clovis’ recent anti-property rights ordinance — disguised as a pest-control measure — should hammer the point home that there is no such thing as “conservative” or “liberal.” Many of those advocating for this ordinance call themselves conservatives. But there are only those who hunger to control others and take their property, and those who have […]

SNAP program should get examination for real need

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a standalone bill that would cut about $4 billion annually from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The U.S. Senate in June passed a farm bill that would trim SNAP by about $400 million. So it would appear both chambers believe the food stamp program is ready for some […]