Club Notes — Oct. 27

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 12 at the Roosevelt County Historical Museum at Eastern New Mexico university in Portales. Cori Snobble and Vicky Stratton were hostesses. After touring the museum, the business meeting was conducted by Regent Vicky Stratton. Jessie Strauch suggested […]

On the Shelves — Oct. 27

These book are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories From Iraq by Michael Kamber presents a groundbreaking new visual and oral history that reveal the inside and untold stories behind the headlines of America’s nine-year conflict in the Middle East. The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice explores the power […]

School menus — Oct. 27

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — breakfast pizza. Lunch — beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch— grilled chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch, fruity Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast —mini pancakes. Lunch — chicken taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, sunshine corn, orange smiles. Thursday: […]

Senior Happenings — Oct. 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m., Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily activities; 1 p.m., Loteria (Clovis) Friday: Daily activities, 9 […]

Desire to harm societal concern

This isn’t a story for the squeamish, which I am not, but it’s a story that needs to be told. It especially isn’t a story for a dog lover, but I am one, and the story needs to be heard. She’d have weighed at least 70 pounds, in good shape. As it was, I doubt […]

Food TV shows out of control

Karl Terry

But before I drive off in a ditch where my wife is liable to drive over me, let’s get back to talking about the glamour that is celebrity cooking these days. Julia Childs was, I suppose, the first celebrity chef. It was always amazing how that pot roast that needed to cook slowly for three […]

Our People: The lady behind the desk

Marie Roberson: Courtesy photo
Roberson, left, with her husband Oscar about four months after the couple married. They used this photo as Christmas gifts that year.

Marie Roberson said most people know her as the lady behind her desk at Graham Abstract on Second Street in Portales with her faithful dachshund by her side. She started in that line of work in 1946, only taking a brief pause to raise her two children, and now at 86, she’s helped generations of […]

State stuck in killing mode

You can describe New Mexico in so many ways: big skies with mind-boggling sunsets, politically diverse, expansive, neighborly, God fearing, home of tourist attractions from national parks to soaring balloons, rough-hewn cowboys pulling up a bar chair  next to Santa Fe sophisticates. In a word — and state sloganeers may use this if they care […]

A time for witch hunting

With witching season brewing, I’m disappointed some Facebook postings booooo-ing the president are shrilling but not thrilling enough for the devilish black magic. Here is a sampling of the less-than-hair-raising originals, with my suggested spine-tingling revisions. “Obama is crazy and hates us Americans.” Revision: “According to ‘The Onion,’ in kindergarten Obama was committed to a Kenyan […]

Viewpoint: White house yet to make good on promises

“Never has it been more important for America to lead wisely, to shrewdly project power and wield influence on behalf of liberty and security. Unfortunately, I fear our once great influence is waning, a victim of misguided policies and impetuous actions.” — Barack Obama, 2004 How, exactly, do those words, delivered in a speech to […]

13th year for spear contest


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer The 13th Annual Fall Atlatl Competition Saturday morning at the Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site drew participants from across New Mexico and Texas. Nicholas Unger made a trip from San Marcos, Texas, with his two grandsons. “I’ve been coming to this event for the past four years,” said […]

Hounds up winning streak to three


By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER BLACKWATER DRAW — Things have been going pretty well for the Eastern New Mexico University football team lately, not so much for Texas A&M-Kingsville. Rashan Lawrence and E’lon Spight each scored his first touchdown of the season — Lawrence on his first carry of the season and only […]

Blood drives crucial for community benefit


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer While most people were sitting down to a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, Exie Price Williams was in the hospital that Thursday in 2008. She was there with a stomach virus she says saved her life because while there, her blood work revealed she had aplastic anemia, a bone […]

Rattlesnakes on the border

Some of you might think this is another grim tale about the cartels and gunfights in the Mexican Border states. It’s not. Most all of roads coming north to connect with the freeway have a manned border patrol checkpoint. The object is to deter illegal immigrants and drug smuggling. A good deal of the borderland […]

West Texas A&M sweeps meet; ENMU men second


By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams knew their chances of winning Lone Star Conference championships on Saturday were slim, but they’ll take what they got. ENMU’s men, the two-time defending LSC champions, put three runners in the top 15, good for all-confrerence honors, en […]

Police Blotter — Oct. 27

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Thursday Caller reported: • 8:53 a.m.: Follow up request, 1900 block of Virginia Estates. • 9:22 a.m.: Narcotics, 1000 block of West First Street. • 9:33 a.m.: Follow up request, U.S. 70. • 10:01 a.m.: Requested deputy, 1000 block of N.M. 267. • 10:22 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1600 […]

Events Calendar — Oct. 27

Today Halloween Dance — 2-5 p.m., La Casa Senior Center. Admission is $5 and $3 for people wearing costumes Information: 356-5056. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per […]

Road Construction — Oct. 27

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Clovis North/South traffic on Martin Luther King will be closed from the main PRMC entrance to approximately 300’ south of the intersection. Primary access to the hospital during all construction phases of the project will be on 21st Street. Obey all construction signs and seek an […]

Shutouts have Portales optimistic

CMI staff SANTA FE — Sara Vasquez was back on the sidelines for the Portales girls soccer team this weekend and her team treated her to a good weekend. The Lady Rams, coming off a 2-0 District 2/1A-3A win at Monte del Sol on Friday, followed it up with a 4-0 shutout of Desert Academy […]

Kingsville rallies to beat Zias in five

CMI staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville rallied from a set down to edge Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 17-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-13 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Saturday. The Javelinas (13-12, 5-5 LSC) took the lead for good in the fifth set at 8-4 with a run of four consecutive points. The Zias […]