Meter change halfway complete

The city of Portales is halfway through four-year project of installing a new automated water meter system. according to City Manager Tom Howel. Howell said city water department workers have spent the last two years replacing outdated water meters with meters that use an automatic reading system, eliminating the need to physically read meters, saving […]

Shelburne: God’s love never in short supply

We don't hear much about surpluses these days. Shortages, yes. Surpluses, no. But I suppose one thing will never be in short supply. We may even have a surplus of … experts. Flip on any channel. Lift up any rock. Look around any corner. And you'll find yourself eyeball to eyeball with an expert. Looks […]

On the shelves: July 22

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Railroaded: the Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America" by Richard White tells the story of the great railroad projects of nineteenth-century America and how their operations rearranged space and time, remade the landscape of the west, opened new ways of life and work, and transformed […]

Reader-submitted: Flower entries encouraged

The members of the Encanto Garden Club of Clovis would like to take this opportunity again this year to inform our community about entering floral or plant exhibits at our up and coming Curry County Fair Flower Show. The fair will take place this year on the week of Aug. 13-18. The Curry County Fair […]

Senior calendar: July 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

Gown fittings featured on show

Information on designing and fitting strapless gowns and using stabilizers for craft projects will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Crawford, president, CEO and designer for Fashion Patterns by Coni, will demonstrate how to design and fit strapless gowns by showing […]

Reunions: July 22

Greathouse The Greathouse Reunion held its 56th get together at Emmanuel Baptist church July 14 in Portales. There were two clans represented with 27 people attending. Bill Strong gave the invocation, followed by a potluck meal. Group photos were taken. The business meeting was called to order by President Regina Harris. Sheryl Abdill read the […]

Club notes: July 22

Oddfellow Lodge Oddfellow Lodge members met July 12 for their regular meeting with Noble Grand Evelyn Calder presiding. Plans were made for the next meeting July 26. The grand master will make his official visit at 3 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a special meeting and the Grand Master Ernest Cloud will present […]

Honors: July 22

Scanlan Fallon Scanlan of Portales was named to the University of Kansas School of Business Spring 2012 honor roll. Scanlan is a graduate of Texico High School and is a junior in management and leadership.

Weddings: July 22

Wyman-Bryant Kimberly Wyman and Quentin Bryant, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage June 16. The bride is the daughter of Brad and Debbie Wyman. The bridegroom is the son of David and Melinda Bryant. The maid of honor was Amber Wyman. The best man was Dustin Davis. The couple will reside in Clovis. She […]

Engagements: July 22

Noorlander-McCarty Craig and Christine Noorlander of Edgewood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rae Noorlander of Portales, to Josh McCarty of Portales, son of Jeff and Pat McCarty of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. in Albuquerque. The reception will be 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque. […]

Advice on keeping kids entertained

Things that are essential for two kids under 12 to have fun on vacation: A motel or a campground with a swimming pool, preferably huge. This one, at a motel, is indeed huge. The motel serves better than a campground because one of the primary purposes in this vacation is to give the above mentioned […]

More to food than meets the eye

I know the real reason you read this column is for answers to the big questions. Like, "What exactly is tapioca?" After fetching my beautiful bride a cup of the sweet but inconsistently textured pudding from a local Asian restaurant's buffet. I asked her that question and she didn't give me a real good answer. […]

Meetings watch/ ENMWUA – July 20

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday at the Yam Theatre in Portales: Committee members went into executive session but no action was taken from the session. The committee approved the 2012-2013 Open Meetings Act resolution. • Chair Gayla Brumfield reported the committee has had productive meetings with Cannon Air Force Base officials […]

Police Blotter – July 20

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 4:07 a.m.: Caller requested an officer regarding suspicious activity, 600 block of South Elgin. 4:37 a.m.: Caller requested an officer regarding suspicious activity, 1200 block of North Avenue M. 6:03 a.m.: Caller reported a herd of cattle on the road, N.M. 236. 7:30 a.m.: Caller requested an […]

My turn – July 20

Last weekend turned out to be a busy one for me with back-to-back lunches, dinners and other social engagements. It was mostly filled with personal fun for me as I had a dinner night with my sister and her family, rediscovered an old friend and went to a house party for some games. Maybe this […]

Officials resolve Ute water issue

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer A sub-committee meeting of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority ended on a positive note Thursday after determining that issues with Ute Lake Reservoir water levels could be resolved. "It's going to take compromise on both sides," said steering committee member and Tucumcari City Commissioner Robert Lumpkin […]

Joan Clayton – July 20

God has created everything. We wouldn't even try to count his creation. I like to look at the stars God has put in place. In Psalm 147:4-5, I read "He counts the stars and names each one. Our Lord is great and very powerful. There is no limit to what he knows." (NCV) I heard […]

Grading system questioned

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, says the Public Education Department's new grading system does not reflect Rep. Howie Morales, D-Silver City asked Public Education Department officails about teir new A-F grading system Thursday at ENMU. He suffested the news system does not promote growth especially among low-performing schools. (Photo […]

RGH Meetings Watch – July 19

The Board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District met in regular session Tuesday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital: The meeting opened with a presentation and discussion about emergency department physician staffing by David Copple and Jackie Frazer, the regional medical director for EmCare. John Bridges, RGH safety officer, presented an […]