Dora school news — Oct. 28

Fundraisers Dora Future Farmers of America students are taking orders on FFA meat, fruit, and cookie dough items through Nov. 12, for delivery the second week of December. The Dora class of 2018 is selling various cutlery items now through Dec. 1. Sports • Today — Dora junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams host Melrose, […]

To do list — Oct. 28

Today • Books~N~Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Boo! Information: 575-356-3940. Wednesday • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Spooky Stories. Can wear Halloween Costumes for event. Information: 575-356-3940. • Tween programming — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Wii Wednesday. Information: 575-356-3940. • Cassandra Cole Jr. […]

Food bank selects director

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By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has brought a former employee back to the fold, this time as executive director. Dianna Hernandez began Monday at the food bank, where she previously worked for 17 months as a marketing specialist and grant writer. She takes over for Allen Isbell, […]

Police blotter — Oct. 28

The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County Sheriff and area fire stations Friday 8:57 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident (without injuries), 1700 block South avenue D 10:39 a.m.: Theft report, 1700 block North Boston Street 10:55 a.m.: Harassment report, 200 block South Knoxville Street 1:54 p.m.: Theft report, […]

Zias edge Mustangs, stay alive in LSC race

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior midfielder Carolyn Armijo scored her first goal of the season and senior goalkeeper Fabienne Wilson notched her fourth shutout of the campaign on Sunday as Eastern New Mexico University posted a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Midwestern State. The victory leaves the Zias (8-6-0, 5-3-0 […]

Roa helps Greyhounds win

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior Kevin Roa took individual honors for the men and both Eastern New Mexico University cross country squads claimed team titles on Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Buffalo Stampede. Roa posted his fastest 8-kilometer time of the season, coming in at 26 minutes, 3 seconds to beat runnerup Jonathon Lira […]

Rams beat Hounds 41-20

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University outgained Angelo State by 110 yards and posted a 24-12 edge in first downs on Saturday night, but that didn’t pay dividends. The Rams got a 97-yard kickoff return from Anthony Yancy and a 49-yard fumble return by Jesse Hanson IV for first-quarter touchdowns and […]

New team, new season for Greyhounds

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By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds had a tough season last year, finishing 14-13 and 7-7 in the Lone Star Conference. This season the Greyhounds bring in 13 new players from all over the world. Expectations may be low outside the team, but the Greyhounds expect to turn a […]

Rams soccer split doubleheader

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By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams soccer teams Saturday celebrated the last home games for their seniors as part of a doubleheader against East Mountain to end the regular season. Portales’ girls lost 4-2, but senior Manny Perez had a hat trick to go out on a high note as the boys […]

Our People: Speaking without words

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Kiki Gray signs to her student on Friday during a game of dodgeball at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School. Gray has been working as a sign language interpreter at the Portales School District for nine years.

Kiki Gray didn’t think she was one for languages after failing French in high school, but she said American sign language just stuck with her. When she met her cousin, who was deaf, she always thought about learning the language so she could communicate with him. After she married and had three kids, Gray became […]

Nieka Style: No thanks, I’m just brow-sing

While thumbing through my Instagram feed I stopped on a promo for an eyebrow-filling product. It was not your ordinary brown pencil you use to fill in the gaps for a more defined brow but it was like a mascara product for fuller looking brows. If you don’t know already, the latest cosmetic fad is […]

Creative Living: Psychology of color upcoming topic

Information on the psychology of color and using a template called AnglePlay for quilting will be the featured topics on Creative Living 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Diane Romick, President and CEO of Castle Design Studio LLC, explains that if a homeowner starts with an emotion they want to feel in a room, then […]

Davis: Giving candy isn’t Satanic pact

The reality, for most Christians, at least of liturgical background, is that Halloween is simply the day before All Saints’ Day, a day for the veneration of the numerous saints who serve as examples and models for our faith. The very name, Halloween, is a distorted version of All Hallow’s Even(ing). Opinions vary widely as […]

Engagements — Oct. 26

Sanders-Rice Danny Sanders and Sheryl Sanders of Canadian, Texas, are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Meredith Sanders of Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Justice Rice of Fort Smith, Arkansas, son of Fred Rice and Helga Rice of Seabrook, Texas. The couple will exchange vows on Dec. 13, at First United […]

Volunteer Opportunity — Oct. 26

The Clovis City Commission, at its Oct. 16 meeting, approved an ordinance adding a position for a Curry County resident who lives outside the city of Clovis to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the city of Clovis regarding city parks. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on […]

Reunions — Oct. 26

Portales High The Portales High School classes of 1975 and 1976 are planning a joint class reunion for the summer of 2015. Anyone interested in helping to organize the gathering may attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Combs Electric office building on Highway 467. Information: 575-636-7821.

School Menus — Oct. 26

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch -Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruit Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Soft taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn, orange […]

Honor Rolls — Oct. 26

Floyd Elementary A honor roll Benjamin Arredondo Damian Duarte T.J. Kennedy Rietta Stephens Sherlyn Borreo Benton Cian Landon Dominguez Maebri Knox Star Pflieger A/B honor roll Jay Carrillo Addison Dominguez Reydecel Duarte Nadia Griffith Alondra Mendoza Jenna Prock Noaln Prock Yeray Sanchinel Leiam Snow Ulises Valdivia Charlie Becerra Colton Cain Edwin Gallegos Matalie Holguin Tessa […]

Senior Happenings — Oct. 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Today: Gospel singing, 2 p.m. Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Pinochle; Line dance, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m. – 5 […]

On the Shelves — Oct. 26

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Echoes of My Soul by Robert Tanenbaum draws on courtroom transcripts to chronicle the epic quest for justice in an unnerving crime and the untiring commitment of an assistant district attorney whose efforts resulted in the Miranda warning that forever reformed the American justice system. Undetected […]