Texico avenges early loss to Rams

JOSHUA LUCERO: Staff photo
Rams center fielder Omar Legarda makes a diving catch in the fourth inning of Monday’s game at Texico.

Staff report TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines took an early lead this time and maintained it, avenging their only loss of the season. Jonah Walls hit a two-run double in the first inning and senior left-hander Jarron Hill struck out 14 in a complete-game performance as Texico defeated the Portales Rams 7-3 on Monday night. […]

Portales pulls tennis split with Ruidoso

Staff report Ruidoso wasn’t the only visitor to cause trouble for Poratles Monday. On a day where winds continued to batter eastern New Mexico, it was just a day the Portales teams wanted to survive. The girls got out with a 9-0 victory in less than two hours at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis […]

Dora’s Clark on big run in PRCA

Jesse Clark went from one Clovis to the other last weekend. Clark, 21, is ranked fifth in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in tie-down roping. The 2010 graduate of Dora High School made a nearly-19-hour drive from Clovis, Calif., where he roped Friday, to Clovis, N.M., for the Joe’s Boot Shop Roping event. You made […]

Joe’s Boot Shop Roping results

Wednesday’s events Open breakaway Round 1 Kaki Herring 3.02, $709; Skye Valdez 3.15, $616;; Cassidy Boggs 3.44, $524; Abbie Medlin 3.47, $431; Shay Spitz, 3.49, $339; Shelby Irick, 3.55, $246; Jordan Fabrizo, 3.56, $154; Riley Fabrizo, 3.60, $65. Round 2 Taylor Bradley, 3.37, $709; Tiada Gray, 3.40, $616; Abbie Medlin, 3.50, $524; Riley Fabrizo, 3.59, […]

Musical complement

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Kayla Paulk, vocal coach, left, accompanies her student, senior Helen Gun of China, on one of her pieces on Friday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. Paulk also helped Gun on pronunciation of the German words she was singing.

Kayla Paulk fell in love with music at an early age when she started to play the piano. Paulk also had always loved to sing and so when she attended Stetson University, she decided she wanted to accompany performances and be a vocal coach. Paulk got her bachelor’s degree of music education in piano in […]

Beef prices high, cattle counts low

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Rising beef prices are changing the buying habits of shoppers at local markets.

By Joshua Lucero and Rick White Staff writers Retired school teacher Joyce Pollard said her shopping choices have changed to compensate for the rises in the price of beef, which are the highest in almost three decades. “You kind of have to do a replacement with the beef,” Pollard said. “So you do turkey, chicken, […]

Tastee Freez gone, but not forgotten

By Sandy Fields Local columnist Sometimes buildings have just done their time, served their purpose. Some have served all the burgers they’re going to serve. That’s the case for the old building I still call Tastee-Freez. Sure, it’s had plenty of different names over the years. Different owners. Different menus. I’ve dined there many a […]

Events calendar — April 29

Today Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Eastern New Mexico Job Fair — 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: 762-7714. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Spring Choral Concert — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. Information: […]

Dora school news — April 29

Progress reports Progress reports will be issued today for students to take home to parents. The reports show student academic progress through the sixth week of the nine-week final grading period. Elementary track meet Dora students in grades third through sixth will be heading to Floyd Wednesday to compete in their annual elementary track meet. […]

Boisterous, happy, universal shredder … Rudy

By Baxter Black On the edge of common sense I’ve got a year-old Australian Shepherd dog. I don’t intend to use him for livestock; his job will be barker. We live in a rural area. The dogs are penned at night and released during the day into a three acre house and barn lot surrounded […]

Police blotter — April 29

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 12:43 a.m.: Officer requested, 1000 block of West 14th Street. • 1:12 a.m.: Officer requested, 100 block of Airport Road. • 1:24 a.m.: Public affray in progress, 100 block of Airport Road. • 6:54 a.m.: Welfare check, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • […]

Zias wrap up Southwest Region rodeo title

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women posted its eighth team title in 10 rodeos this spring, capturing the Tarleton State rodeo over the weekend to finish the year as Southwest Region champions for the first time since 1992. ENMU racked up 445 points at Tarleton to 165 for Weatherford College. For […]

On the shelves — April 27

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West by Andrew Graybill searingly recreates one of the American West’s bloodiest and least known massacres in a generation-spanning history of native-white intermarriage that led two sons of a fur trader to participate in the butchery […]

Cooking wild salmon featured on show

Information on cooking wild-caught California king salmon, painting quilt blocks and preparing homemade marshmallows will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Connie Moyers is going to talk about wild-caught California king salmon, which is tasty and contains omega-3 fatty acids. She’s going to pair this with other ingredients […]

Still making memories

Molly Urioste Urioste has renewed her wedding vows with her husband Lewis twice, first on their 25th anniversary and the second on their 50th anniversary. “I want to do it for our 75th and hopefully for our 100th, hopefully we will be there to do it,” Urioste laughed. They were married in 1955.  They raised […]

Club notes — April 27

Daughters of the American Revolution The April 11 meeting of El Portal chapter was held at the home of Alice Bischoff. Regent Vicky Stratton called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and conducted the opening rituals followed by the president general’s message. It was reported that there were 13,906 members approved in 2013, the […]

Not all fashions need to be recycled

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Are leisure suits back in style? That was the question from my boss when I brought up the subject of how some of the most popular fashion trends today are inspired from many eras. I am sure I had an embarrased look on my face because I had to admit […]

Engagements — April 27

Aulson-Boazman Peter and Sally Aulson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Katherine Aulson of Clovis, to Jake Randal Boazman of Clovis, son of L.K. and Cricket Jones of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. May 4, 2014, at the Potter House in Clovis. The reception will […]

School menus — April 27

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Bean burrito. Lunch – Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, oriental veggies, chilled fruit, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggie coins with […]

‘Ping’ new sound of spring

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist These days, if you’re excited by the crack of the bat on a baseball you probably live too close to a Major League Baseball field. I bet some of you whippersnappers out there have never heard the sound of a wood bat hitting a leather ball. The thought hit me […]