Senior calendar — Dec. 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Christmas party and Santa Claus; Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

Holiday happenings in full gear

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Holiday happenings are in full swing in Clovis. Some of these, at least, are among the events that my family looks forward to on a yearly basis. Many of the happenings are free or at minimal cost. An evening in our household is always spent drinking hot chocolate while listening […]

School menus — Dec. 14

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch -Homemade meat & bean burrito, […]

On the shelves — Dec. 14

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library A More Abundant Life: New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico by Jacqueline Hoefer was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Walter Ingle. This engrossing volume offers a photographic record of art works that were sponsored by the various […]

Theft prevention

Joshua Lucero: Staff illustration
Local law enforcement agencies are urging residents to keep valuables and gifts out of sight while they perform their holiday shopping this Christmas season. Hiding valuables and locking doors help to limit the opportunities thieves have to steal from vehicles and homes.

By Joshua Lucero jlucero@pntonline.com The holiday season is here and police are reminding area residents to be aware of holiday thieves. Portales Police Department Detective Charlie Smart said the December shopping season usually sees an increase in theft in the area. Smart said thefts often occur in vehicles that have valuable items visible through windows. […]

Empty stocking fund — Dec. 13

Editor’s note: All information is provided by Salvation Army Commander Lt. Kelly Berggren. • Today’s focus: Family N • Household members: 6 • Children: 5 • Special circumstance: This single mother of five works at a Clovis homecare agency, but inconsistent hours make it difficult for her to provide for her family. Her boys are […]

Holiday tips for keeping your furry friends safe

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies The decorations are out, or will be soon, and everything in human habitats is changing. There is a tree, sparkly lights everywhere, shiny tinsel, ornaments galore … perhaps presents have even begun to pile up in the living room. Most homes get seriously decked during the Christmas season, […]

Flying just isn’t fun anymore

By Grant McGee Local columnist Flying seems to be part of the holiday season for many. Not for The Lady of the House and me. Oh, it’s not that we’re afraid of flying, but we have our reasons why. For The Lady of the House it’s about an incident that happened many years ago when […]

Pages past — Dec. 13

On this date … 1973: Owners of pigs being kept in Clovis city limits were given six months to relocate them or get out of the hog business. City commissioners approved the ordinance banning pig feeding in the city after receiving complaints from residents about odor and rodent problems. 1964: A second Eastern New Mexico […]

Portales man pleads to drug, firearm charges

Staff report Justin Shipley of Portales pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and firearms charges in Las Cruces federal court Friday, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney. Shipley, 30, and co-defendant Brandon Wood, 35, also of Portales, were arrested April 24 in Otero County on a criminal complaint that charged them with methamphetamine […]

Only two apply for judge

Staff report A spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez said Friday she will likely select one of two men recommended by a nominating committee as the next 10th Judicial District judge. “Although a final decision has not been made, we do not anticipate sending the list back for additional names,” Mike Lonergan said Friday. The governor […]

Zias hold off Dustdevils

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Zias guard Shayla Williams takes the ball for a layup over Texas A&M International defender Alexis Thomas in the first half of Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Williams had 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in Eastern New Mexico’s 74-70 victory.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — After leading virtually all game, Eastern New Mexico University’s women were determined not to let this one get away. Junior guard Sarah Stinnett scored a season-best 19 points and junior post Brittany Gutierrez posted a double-double and helped spark an 11-1 second-half surge as the Zias held off Texas […]

Friday area prep roundup — Dec. 12

TOURNAMENTS All Times MST Boys Joe Armijo Classic At Albuquerque Academy Friday’s semifinals Championship West Mesa 73, Onate 70, OT Hope Christian 57, Atrisco Heritage 42 Consolation Los Lunas 54, Clovis 48, OT Carlsbad 68, Albuquerque Academy 46 Saturday’s finals Clovis vs. Albuquerque Academy (7th place), 9:45 a.m. Los Lunas vs. Carlsbad (5th place), 11:30 […]

Friday area prep roundup — Dec. 12

TOURNAMENTS All Times MST Boys Joe Armijo Classic At Albuquerque Academy Friday’s semifinals Championship West Mesa 73, Onate 70, OT Hope Christian 57, Atrisco Heritage 42 Consolation Los Lunas 54, Clovis 48, OT Carlsbad 68, Albuquerque Academy 46 Saturday’s finals Clovis vs. Albuquerque Academy (7th place), 9:45 a.m. Los Lunas vs. Carlsbad (5th place), 11:30 […]

Lady Cats reach Mel Otero title clash

Staff report RIO RANCHO — In a game that featured Division I signees on each side, it was Clovis’ Nichele Hyman who was the “x-factor,” according to Lady Wildcats coach Jeff Reed. Hyman had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds and Texas A&M signee Danni Williams added 28 points as Clovis beat La […]

Cats fall in OT in consolation semifinals

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcats are showing signs of improvement. But the final result was still the same, as Los Lunas upended the Wildcats 54-48 in overtime Friday at the Joe Armijo Classic, hosted by Albuquerque Academy. Kayden Walker scored 14 for Los Lunas (1-3), which outscored Clovis 11-5 in the extra session […]

Lady Rams cruise into tourney finals

Staff report MORIARTY — The Portales Lady Rams beat Santa Fe Indian 66-35 Friday night in the semifinals of the Moriarty Invitational. Kambrey Blakey led Portales (2-0) with 18 points and Bailey Rowley added 11. Portales Coach Wade Fraze thought his team played better in their second game of the season. “We played a lot […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Dec. 13

ENMU at Texas-Permian Basin • When: 2 p.m. (MST) today at Odessa, Texas • Records: ENMU 5-4, UTPB 5-2 • Last time out: ENMU edged Northern New Mexico 91-90 on Dec. 5 at Espanola. The Falcons dropped a 91-79 decision last Saturday at Angelo State, snapping a four-game winning streak. • Last meeting: UTPB defeated […]

Club notes — Dec. 14

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Dec. 10 with President June Ferguson presiding. Julie Nickles gave the invocation and Wanda Pettus led the pledges and Collect. There were 12 members and three guests present. Jan Smartnick introduced James Golden, director of the PHS Choir, who sang a number of Christmas songs, and invited […]

Fishing report — Dec. 12

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron […]