Projects never-ending cycle

Clyde Davis Columnist One of the popular novels in high school language arts curriculums today is “Things Fall Apart.” It details fictional but realistic events in late colonial Africa. A home and mortgage owner’s parallel to this might be called “Things Pile Up.” It details the interrelated challenges and connections between home repairs and improvements, […]

Reunions — April 13

Wheatland School Reunion The Wheatland School Reunion will be held 8 a.m. May 24 in th e Senior Citizens Building in Grady. For lunch, please bring a covered dish. Donations will be taken to cover the rent on the building. If you have a question call 806-333-4524 or Maxine Wallace.

Club notes — April 13

Curry County Association of Educational Retirees Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met at K-Bob’s for its April meeting. Dianne Davis welcomed members and guests. Dewey Pierce gave the opening prayer. Pam Wallace led pledges to the flags. David Stidham, registered professional engineer and a retired employee of Excel Energy, gave a presentation that explained […]

On the shelves — April 13

There books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road With Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs by Brian Switek breathes new life into old bones as he investigates the latest discoveries in paleontology, reunites us with these mysterious creatures, and visits desolate excavation sites and museum vaults to learn […]

Spring best time for fashion

D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Spring break is near an end, but the nicer, more warm weather is just beginning. It is time to cycle in some of those light fabrics and pastel palettes. Spring is the best time of the year for fashion. The layering is endless and you can virtually wear your year-round clothing […]

Senior happenings — April 13

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: Daily […]

Information on acupuncture featured

Information on making treat pops, relieving pain in three seconds, and using candles to make events more special will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands in Woodridge, Ill., and she’s going to demonstrate how to make Treat Pops, which are sweet, individual servings […]

Area prep baseball linescore — April 12

Saturday Floyd 9, Portales JV 4 Portales JV    020  002  0 — 4    5    3 Floyd    200  223  x — 9    5    5 WP — Jose Torres. LP — Kersey Burnett. Top hitters — Portales JV: Paul Conrow 1-3, 2B, 2 RBIs, run; Travis connell 1-2, 2 runs. Floyd: W.T. Whitecotton 2-4, 2 RBIs, run, […]

Area prep track summary — April 12

Fort Sumner qualifier Boys Team standings: 1. Texico 111 1/2; 2. New Mexico Military 72; 3. Mountainair 61; 4. Fort Sumner 48 1/2; 5. Menaul 45; 6. Tucumcari 36; 7. Mora 32; 8. Logan 14; 9. House 8; 10. Dora 2. Area results Field events Shot put: 2. Tanner Pelfry, Texico 39-5 3/4; 4. Mason […]

Portales holds off hard-charging Hope Christian


By Kevin Wilson Staff writer Portales sophomore Kiersten Ramirez was still a little disgusted she missed her first chance to close out a doubleheader sweep over Hope Christian. She didn’t waste her second. Ramirez slapped the 521st pitch of the day to first base, where it snuck under the glove of Emma Sierra to […]

Top-ranked Lady Buffs cruise past Zias twice

Staff report West Texas A&M left no doubt in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University why the Lady Buffs are ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II. First baseman Allison Cranfill went 5-for-7 with six RBIs and belted a home run in each game as WT cruised to 10-1 and […]

The western migration invasion

By Baxter Black On the edge of common sense The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has brought to a head a common point of contention that has happened in state after state. It is a generational change, a population shift that is the result of the inevitable roll of civilization. It also marks a shift […]

Understanding, appreciation came over years

Courtesy photo
Connie Belcher with her father, William Breech.

By David Stevens Editor William Creech died March 15, 2012. Clovis’ Connie Belcher has been thinking a lot about her dad lately. She tells about their relationship better than I ever could. “I am an Air Force brat and grew up on military bases around the country,” she wrote in an email. “We settled in […]

Police blotter — April 13

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 3:45 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, location unknown. • 4:34 a.m.: Officer requested, location unknown. • 4:54 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • 8:16 a.m.: Animal complaint, 800 block of South Main Avenue. • 8:58 a.m.: Escort, 1600 […]

Events calendar — April 13

Today Little Shop of Horrors – 2 p.m., Portales High School Auditorium. Information: 356-7015.   Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Relay for Life Team Captain Meeting — 5:30 p.m., PMS Annex Zia Room. Information: 760-0526 or   Tuesday Roosevelt […]

Beautiful day for cleaning

Lillian Bowe: Staff writer
From left, Petie Baca, Adri Baca and Alexis Gonzales are picking
|up trash from the side of U.S. 70. They were part of Great
American Clean-up on Saturday and they in the group from St. Helen Catholic Church.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Chyanne Copp, 13, spent her Saturday morning not sleeping in like most teenagers, but with a trash bag and gloves. Copp was alone in this endeavor, but that did not faze her. “I think it is a great thing to do on the weekend and I am keeping our […]

Chili for charity

Lillian Bowe: Staff writer
Lynda Putzier, organizer for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515’s chili and cake cook off, serves a piece of Tammy Lewis’ first place cake on Saturday.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Tammy Lewis prepared one of her favorite cakes and waited silently for five judges to decide who had best cake. Lewis prepared a key lime cake she found in a cook book and has tweaked into her own recipe that she believes is close to perfection. “I wanted to […]

Hounds notch split against No. 6 Buffs

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Junior center fielder Matthew Burks wasted no time getting the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team off on the right foot on Saturday. Burks slammed the first pitch of the game from West Texas A&M right-hander Joshua Weyker over the right-center field fence to give the Greyhounds a lead they […]

Money just like speech, only louder

Ned Cantwell

By Ned Cantwell State columnist Last week the Supreme Court opened the door to even more influence by money in American politics. One of the arguments was that contributing money to a candidate is a First Amendment right, no different whatsoever from, say, a newspaper endorsing a candidate. Let’s look at how that may play […]

Nuclear stockpile maintenance deserves full attention

A highly critical audit of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex does not invite confidence in the agency’s ability to maintain our nuclear stockpile reliably. The Department of Energy’s Inspector General report on National Nuclear Security Administration’s facilities — including Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories — details just how lax official record-keeping has been. It’s […]