Police Blotter — Dec. 22

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Thursday: • 12:29 a.m.: Drunk person, 300 block of North Avenue B • 3:05 a.m.: Premise check, U.S. Highway 70 • 7:25 a.m.: Traffic stop, NM 267. • 7:45 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of South Avenue A. • 9:02 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1500 block […]

Sheriff’s deputy promoted

PNT staff Deputy Javier Sanchez has been promoted to sergeant, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County sheriff. Sanchez has been employed in law enforcement since 2004 and joined the sheriff’s office in 2007. The release said Sanchez has been an asset to the sheriff’s office and they look forward to seeing great […]

Letters to Santa


Editor’s Note: One of the best things about Christmas are the many children’s letters to Santa sent to us by the kids or forwarded to us by the U.S. Postal Service for sharing with the community. Sometimes humorous, at times touching, these letters are presented as written by the many children so full of hope […]

Bible story sends message of hope

Karl Terry

Years ago, in a cold dark pasture a simple man, a shepherd, settled into his camp with fellow shepherds to keep watch over the flock through the night. These sheep were valuable to those who entrusted him with their care and protection and he took his job seriously even though his masters and most of […]

Last minute-gifts your demise? Help them accessorize

You have four days left until Christmas and you have yet to figure out what gift to get for your fashionista or even fashionieka. Just so you know, the fashionieka just lets me know we are on the same page (smiley face). There are some great style choices for these last-minute shopping decisions. Needless to […]

Every Christmas a toy story for someone

Toys and Christmas just seem to go together, at least in America, for about a century or so. Even back in my grandpa’s time, children in the early 1900s received a toy for Christmas. Well, actually, the favorite story was about the toy that almost wasn’t. Apparently young Clyde Matthew Davis, my grandpa’s given name, […]

Upcoming show to feature chia seeds

Information on using Chia seeds in a Paleo diet, making a custom upholstered headboard, and using fondant to make ruffles and bows will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and dietitian Carol Fenster will talk about the Paleo diet and what it consists of, as well […]

Clubt Notes — Dec. 22

Portales Woman’s Club The Portales Woman’s Club met on Dec. 11, with President Julie Nickles presiding. Beth Banda led the pledges and collect. Doncella Caywood gave the invocation. Fifteen members and one guest were present. Minutes from the previous meeting were approved. The treasurer’s report was filed. Banda won the door prize. A sign up […]

Anniversaries — Dec. 22

Aragon Zenon Aragon and Ida Aragon of Olathe, Kan., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5 in Des Moines, Iowa. The celebration was hosted by the Aragon family. The couple was married Oct. 5, 1963, in Clovis. They have four children and 11 grandchildren. They are both retired.

Engagements — Dec. 22

Jones-Kilmer J.D. Jones and Julie Jones of Slaton, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jaryn Jones of Lubbock, to Kevin Kilmer, of Lubbock, son of Eddie Kilmer And Leslie Kilmer of Rio Rancho. The couple will exchange vows March 15, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Slaton. The reception […]

On the shelves — Dec. 22

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter introduces Scotland Yard’s Chief Inspector Nicholas Drummond, who learns that the Koh-i-Noor diamond from the Queen Mother’s crown has been stolen from an exhibit in New York and the caretaker has been murdered, sending him around the globe in search of […]

Birthdays — Dec. 22

A 90th birthday celebration for Laura B. Loflin was being held  Saturday at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center in Clovis. The celebration was to be hosted by Collene Baldwin, June Baldwin-Jeter and Laura White. Loflin was born Dec. 20,1923, in Portales. She has two children, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Births — Dec. 22

Eaton Isaiah Taylor Eaton was born Oct. 24, 2013, at Texas Tech Medical Center in Lubbock to Michael Eaton and Meredith Eaton of Portales. His grandparents are Ronnie Eaton and Charlotte Eaton of Clovis and Max Jordan and Cindy Jordan of Chelmsford, Mass. His great-grandparents are Dolores Jordan of Clearwater, Fla., Annette Zastrow of Cordova, […]

Senior Calendar — Dec. 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Closed for Holiday Wednesday: Closed for Holiday Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; Loteria (Spanish bingo),1 p.m.; Senior commodities (Portales). Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities Daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities: Quilting and sewing, coffee […]

Let’s have more of (and less of) these

Ned Cantwell NEW

Something about this season begets bouts of nostalgia, poignant thoughts of a past remembered fondly and a future pondered warily. Heavily influenced by musings on culture, America, lots of holiday television, and maybe just a touch of old-age mind wandering, here are some ideas that hop, skip and jump through my head: • America needs […]

It was a year of highs, it was a year of lows

Wendel Sloan 2011

It’s been a year of highs and lows (mostly lows since I stopped getting high). In January, I bought red Twizzlers from Stripes before visiting a Clovis dentist. As soon as I opened my mouth, he called 911. In July I got arrested at Cattle Baron in Portales. After ordering fried catfish, I violated Sunset […]

Taking licenses from dropouts won’t improve education

New Mexico’s legislative session doesn’t begin until Jan. 21, but already a bad law has been proposed. Sen. Craig Brandt, R-Rio Rancho, has pre-filed a bill that could snatch driver’s licenses away from high school dropouts. If the education system isn’t working for you, Brandt seems to be suggesting to teen non-conformists, the state will […]

Burst lifts Wildcats to win

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis post Tomas Acuna shoots an elbow jumper in the second half as Portales defender Nathan Chavez pops out to contest the shot Friday night at the Ram Athletic Center.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com On a night where things quickly turned against Portales in the second half, coach Rickie McBroom’s silver lining was that the Rams were a better team Friday than they were Thursday. Of course, the same was true of the Clovis Wildcats, which welcomed back guard Kamal Cass and rode a wave […]

Holidays can be busy time at Hartley House


By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com The holidays can be particularly tough on struggling families, and the Hartley House is doing what it can to help local families who are dealing with abuse. Executive Director Donna Horton said the domestic abuse shelter and resource center sees a lot of families coming in around this time of year. […]

Friday area prep summaries — Dec. 20

Boys Texico 80, Hobbs JV 75 Hobbs JV — Cory Sutton 8, Evander White 15, Jordan Gonzales 17, Sam Spencer 13, Brevin Thompson 2, Zac Miniz 6, Izeah Cotton 2, Josh Ruiz 12. Totals 29 9-16 75. Texico (7-0) — Justin Rucker 13, Gentry Doolittle 13, Brannon Karger 6, Jonah Walls 12, Mitchell Pinnell 6, […]