To do list — Oct. 19

Today • 41st Peanut Valley Festival — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Information: 575-356-8541 Monday La Escalera Art Guild — 6:30 pm at the REC Hospitality Room ,121 North Main in Portales. Jan Lloyd of Muleshoe will be doing a demonstration in watercolor and talking about the Duck Stamp Contest held yearly. […]

Jail log — Oct. 19

Jail Log As of 7 a.m. Friday Released in the past 24 hours: 4 One released by court order Three released on bond Booked in the past 24 hours: 3 Female, 19, two counts of criminal trespass, one count of battery Male, 26, probation violation Male 26, bench warrant Total number of inmates: 74

Rep. Roch: Capital outlay funds belong to Logan

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer The Interstate Streams Commission has taken charge of a $50,000 capital outlay allocation requested by the village of Logan, approved in legislation and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez. A spokesperson said the ISC will use the cash to update its existing study of Ute Lake’s capacity. Officials in Quay […]

ENMU director brings diversity to film class

By Amy Waltner ENMU Communication Services Shelly Short, assistant professor of digital filmmaking at Eastern New Mexico University, began working at ENMU the fall of 2013. She teaches cinematography and producing. “I provide students with the fundamentals of visual story-telling,” Short said. “I love seeing what the students create with the tools I have given […]

Governor candidate Gary Kings speaks on issues

Gary King

New Mexico’s attorney general, now the Democrat candidate for governor, Gary King flew into Clovis on Friday for a town hall question and answer session on education. King is running against Republic Gov. Susana Martinez in the November general election. The CNJ asked King questions about his positions and his campaign. His answers are edited […]

Big dog’s got nothin’ on little yapper

By Karl Terry Local columnist Some days I think my two dogs swapped bodies somewhere along the line. Let me explain that I own one dog, Ranger, who is about 80 pounds and is most likely a mix of labrador retriever, pit bull and maybe some German shepherd, and another one, Maggie, who is 8 […]

Quilting with fleece on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making a wrapped bouquet, projects with candy melts, and making a fleece quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, October 21st at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, October 23rd at 12:00 noon. (All times are Mountain.) Floral designer, Carly Cylinder will show how to […]

‘MacBeth’ seldom produces neutral response

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Who was MacDuff and why was he wearing BDUs and carrying a fake M-16 ? The Shakespearean tragedy,MacBeth, has possibly been presented more times, and to more response, than any other play. It is also the perfect play for this time of year, with its dark atmosphere and supernatural elements. […]

Club notes — Oct. 19

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Oct. 8 with President, June Ferguson presiding. Mary Lou Rowley gave the invocation and Della Kobernick led the pledges and Collect. There were 18 members and one guest present. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved and the door prize was won by Cami Howl. A […]

On the shelves — Oct. 19

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Antlers Forever by Frances Bloxam tells the story of Orville the moose who wakes up one day to find that his handsome pair of antlers are coming loose despite his misguided efforts to put things right. Little Tom Turkey by Frances Bloxam introduces young readers to […]

Rams win first district match in three straight games

By Derek Major Staff Writer The Portales Rams got off to the kind of District 4-4A start they wanted, cruising to a three game win against the East Mountain 25-13, 25-11, 25-7 at the Ram Athletic Center on Saturday. The Rams (5-10, 1-0) also snapped a four-game losing streak with their win over the […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 19

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis 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.; Social night, 5 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 p.m.; […]

School menus — Oct. 19

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Mac and cheese, […]

New lady is a trendsetter

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style With her midi- length dresses, blouses that button up to the collar and cardigans, this cold season is sure to be pleasing to the lady’s layered look. Contributing to last week’s column where I listed the top items that are sure to never go out of style, one other item […]

Slow start dooms Hounds

JOSHUA LUCERO: Staff photo
Greyhound senior 
E’lon Spight
scores in 
the second half 
of Saturday night’s game against 
the Tarleton State
at Greyhound 
Spight ran 
for a career-best 
for 193 yards and three touchdowns, but ENMU’s second-half comeback bid 
fell short as they 
lost 59-42.

  By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER BLACKWATER DRAW — Whatever it was that Tarleton State figured out about Eastern New Mexico University’s defense, the Texans exploited it to perfection early on in Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference matchup at Greyhound Stadium. Coming off an 80-14 blowout of Texas A&M-Kingsville in which they scored touchdowns […]

Thoughts from a nonagenarian

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist Retired Portales math professor Vern Witten, 90, and I recently spent an afternoon chatting about him knowing his multiplication tables by second grade … his “mathematical proof of God” … “busing” to his Missouri high school in a pickup bed for $3 per month … being a 92-pound high school valedictorian […]

‘Better’ best defined by community

By Tom McDonald State columnist A story came out recently in my hometown newspaper to which I think people who live in other small towns and cities around New Mexico might relate. The Las Vegas Optic reported in its Oct. 10 edition on findings from a city-sanctioned study of residents’ purchasing habits. By tracking credit […]

More research is needed before trying solutions

“There was an old lady who swallowed the cow to catch the dog, She swallowed the dog to catch the cat, She swallowed the cat to catch the bird, She swallowed the bird to catch the spider, She swallowed the spider to catch the fly; I don’t know why she swallowed a fly…” In New […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 17

Loving 26 Fort Sumner 23 Records: Loving 2-4, Fort Sumner 4-4 Difference: QB Joel Hernandez threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and the Falcons rallied from an early 14-0 hole to pull out the victory. Difference-makers: Loving, Hernandez went 21-of-31 through the air, and also led the team in rushing with 68 yards. Miguel […]

Zias take LSC lead with OT win

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
ENMU senior defender Renee Romero, who earlier prevented a West Texas A&M goal with a hustle play, heads a ball out of Zias territory during Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match against the Lady Buffs at the ENMU pitch. The Zias won 1-0 in overtime and took over first place in the LSC standings.

  By Dave Wagner With its 2-0 upset of previously unbeaten, eighth-ranked Lone Star Conference leader Angelo State on Sunday, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team made things a bit more interesting in the Lone Star Conference race. Don’t look now, but after pulling out a 1-0 overtime win over West Texas […]