Community comes together for holiday

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Steve Kemp is a man of simplicity. Now that the 69-year-old U.S. Navy veteran is retired from the 23 years he worked as a senior accountant for La Casa in Portales, he enjoys not doing much other than riding on his Harley-Davidson trike. Kemp narrowed his dining venues […]

Helping give thanks

By Thomas Garcia CMI Staff Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com For many Christmas time is a busy time of year, with gift shopping and family gatherings. Additionally, many area organizations and entities are working on a variety of Christmas benefit programs in order to provide those in need some holiday assistance and cheer both locally and world wide. […]

Empty stocking fund profile

Today’s focus: Family M Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 11, 10 and 2) Special circumstance: The family is led by a single mother, who has no job. They live with a disabled grandmother. Clothing needs: Boys clothing size 8-10, shoe size 1 and 3T, shoe size 7. Girls clothing size 12-14, shoe size 4. […]

Events calendar — Nov. 29

Sunday Secret Santa Basketball Game — 2 p.m., Portales Ram Athletic Center. The Clovis Fire Department will take on the Portales Fire Department to raise money for Rooney and Moon’s Secret Santa. Admission is $5 for adults and children 10 and under are free. Information: 356-4406. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: […]

Police blotter — Nov. 28

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 11:03 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 1100 block of Leo. • 1:45 p.m.: Warrant service, 100 block of West Second Street. • 3:04 p.m.: Traffic hazard, 100 block of West Second Street. • 3:32 p.m.: Burglary, 1500 block of South Main. • 3:43 p.m.: Shots fired, […]

Fishing report — Nov. 28

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. […]

Facebook friends share reasons to be thankful

Editor’s note: We asked Facebook friends to share reasons they’re thankful. Here are some of their answers: • “My entire family. We all get along, and it doesn’t matter where we live, we are great friends. The six grandsons and one baby granddaughter are a delight to have around, and I am extremely proud of […]

Locals: No deal beats family

Emily Crowe and Eric Norwood CMI STAFF WRITERS As Black Friday sales crop up earlier and earlier each year, many area shoppers are planning to avoid Thanksgiving Day sales to spend time with their families. Several local retailers will open Thanksgiving evening to accommodate early Black Friday deals, including 10 stores at the North Plains […]

Empty Stocking Fund kicks off

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com From single mothers to families struggling to make ends meet due to serious illness, many in eastern New Mexico need a little extra help over the holidays. These families have turned to the Salvation Army for helping make this holiday season special for their children. Friday is the […]

Youngsters give thanks

ERIC NORWORD JR.: Portales New-Tribune
Original submissions from students at Valencia and Lindsey Steiner Elementary Schools.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Kids say the darndest things. But sometimes, children are the most honest people in the room. Students from Lindsey Steiner Elementary and Valencia Elementary offered their thoughts on what they are thankful for: “I am thankful for my mom, because she provides and cares for me. My […]

My turn: Holiday’s best part? Arrival

Last weekend’s snow reminded me of the Thanksgiving I almost missed 33 years ago. I was a freshman at ENMU, and while I hardly suffered from homesickness, I was eager for my first extended holiday, especially since it was to be shared with a visiting Rotary exchange student from New Zealand, Mandy, who became part […]

Events calendar — Nov. 28

Today Community Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Building. Delivery orders for homebound and handicapped Roosevelt County residents must be called in by 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Information: City Hall at 356-6662 or Veda at 693-3319. Sunday Secret Santa Basketball Game — 2 p.m., Portales Ram Athletic Center. The Clovis Fire Department will take […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Nov. 27

Boys Dora  87, San Jon 35 San Jon (0-1) — Carl Webb 6, Dylan Bryant 7, Joseph Benevides 3, Jory Byrd 3, Jake Thurman 6, Gage Conway 10. Totals 13 6-11 35. Dora (1-0) — Eddie Arzate 5, Jesus Villegas 5, Jestin Watson 5, Josh Walker 6, Dalton Privett 27, Dylan Privett 32, Koby Cone […]

Brawl mars finish of ENMU loss to Chaps

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU senior Cornelius Cammock goes up for a layup against the defense of Lubbock Christian freshman Isaac Cardona during Tuesday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Cornelius, a transfer from Abilene Christian, scored 13 points in the Greyhounds’ 72-69 loss to the Chaparrals.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — For the second time in a week, the Eastern New Mexico University and Lubbock Christian men’s basketball teams played a tight, emotional game that came down to the end. Last week at Lubbock, ENMU scored the final 14 points in Lubbock to pull out a five-point […]

List for which to be thankful long one

A few things for which we are thankful during this week of Thanksgiving: • Portales’ Joe Parie, who’s been helping to feed hungry people and give away coats for a decade. We are surrounded by Joe Paries, of course, and they all seem to have the same attitude he voiced this week: “If the people […]

Commissaries face gravest threat

Tasked by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to find ways to preserve force readiness amid sharply falling budgets, his comptroller and the Joint Staff have asked the Defense Commissary Agency for a plan to close all stateside base grocery stores, say military resale community sources. Time will tell if this is just the loudest warning shot […]

My turn: Jay—Z makes being forever young look easy

I think I figured out why I’ve been latching onto childhood memories and expressing my distaste for adulthood lately. I’m less than two months away from turning 25. The desire to splash in puddles with my snow boots, the cartoons I’ve been watching lately; the signs are all there. I’m subconsciously acting immature because I’m […]

Police blotter — Nov. 27

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 8:43 a.m.: Alarm activation, 300 block of West Second. • 9:43 a.m.: Traffic hazard, U.S. 70. • 9:44 a.m.: Requested deputy, Portales. • 10:11 a.m.: Animal complaint, 200 block of East 11th Street. • 10:14 a.m.: Animal complaint, 300 block of South Avenue A. […]

Lots for which to be thankful

You knew this was coming, right? You had to see this coming. I’m thankful the only thing I really need on Black Friday is a memory card, and I don’t have to set the alarm for 6 a.m. I’m thankful my mileage and expense reimbursement for the month is the exact amount of my credit […]

Events calendar — Nov. 27

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Thursday Community Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Building. Delivery orders for homebound and handicapped Roosevelt County residents must be called in by 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Information: City Hall at 356-6662 or Veda at 693-3319. Sunday Secret Santa Basketball Game — 2 p.m., […]