Residents start faith-based youth sports association

A new faith-based sports association recently founded in Roosevelt County has nothing to do with the recent local uproar concerning prayer, according to founding members. More than 100 Portales residents piled into city hall last month during a city council meeting to express their opinions on the issue of Portales city league sports coaches being […]

ENMU students call play most challenging

There's scandal at Eastern New Mexico University in the form of devious girls and pompous gentleman. Thursday night was opening night for the ENMU production of the George Bernard Shaw play, "Man and Superman." "It falls somewhere between a comedy of manners and a social satyr," said ENMU music major Brian Lee, who plays Roebuck […]

Persevere and hold on to God’s promises

A cross without a crown, a victory without a battle and a testimony without a test and we have nothing to overcome. The struggle in the cocoon finally emerges. In God's timing it bursts into the light with beauty and soars on wings of victory. I see similarity in life's difficulties. Of course the big […]

On the shelves – Oct. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present" by J. Randy Taraborrelli captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known and unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation's most famous and controversial family. "Wicked Business" […]

School menus – Oct. 28

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft Taco, salsa, romaine lettuce, […]

Fall asserting itself

Fall was asserting itself on the High Plains as I drove to Lubbock early in the morning. Dead calm when I left with an obvious frontline painted across the sky to the northeast, it didn't stay that way for long. Soon, in the pre-dawn light, I could see tumbleweeds the size of small cows racing […]

In-school nutrition featured on show

I nformation on an in-school nutrition program, working with glitter, and teaching children about baking bread will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Sara Robbins is the director of Dairy Confidence with DairyMax, and she's going to tell about a new program […]

Senior Happenings – Oct. 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 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; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and […]

Club Notes – Oct. 27

RGH Auxiliary The Executive Committee meeting of the RGH Auxiliary convened Oct. 17. President Uttaro reported on the Oct. 13 Health Fair sponsored by RGH. Uttaro, Sid Phillips, Eva and Melvin McAfoos worked at the Auxiliary table. Hospital liaison Amber Hamilton obtained purse-sized mirrors with RGH Aux. on the front to be given to the […]

Honors – Oct. 27

Clovis Wildcat Band The Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band won the "New Mexico Grand Champion" trophy on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque. In preliminary competition, the Wildcat Marching Band won trophies for "Outstanding Musical Achievement," "Outstanding Visual Achievement," and placed first in Class AAAA. In finals competition, the […]

Exercise caution and awareness this Halloween

The recent and brutal murder of a little girl in Colorado should cause anyone with an ounce of awareness to pause and think and plan. It is all to the police department's credit that they caught the monster responsible for this within a couple of weeks, and it would be all but impossible to see […]

Birth – Oct. 21

Thompson Thompson Levi Autrey Thompson was born Sept. 10, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock to Richard and Tosha Thompson of Clovis He weighed 6 pounds ,15 ounces. His grandparents are Ronnie and Toni Autrey of Clovis and David and Patricia Thompson of Logan. His great-grandparents are Lavelle and Vera Ashley of Clovis and […]

Anniversaries – Oct. 21

Ash Ash Ida and David Ash of Clovis are celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Oct. 11, 1946, in Akron, Ohio. They have four children; Valerie and husband Louis Henton, Reva and husband Tim Clark, Carol and husband Tim Lyon and son David Jr., deceased. — submitted by Beverly Miller Denton Denton […]

School menus – Oct. 21

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Strawberry banana French toast. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad and mini carrots w/ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, […]

On the shelves – Oct. 21

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals" by John Farndon and New Mexico Rocks and Minerals by Frank Kimbler were given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of T.E. Willmon. The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals features over 800 stunning photographs and art works […]

Club notes – Oct. 21

The Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met on Sept. 24 at the Central Annex. President Nellie Dyer called the meeting to order. Gaynelle Thomas led the opening ceremonies and Sharon Smith gave the Accent, which was dedicated to Jo Nell Brooks, who is moving. Beverly Bennett, sunshine committee chair, […]

Creative Living: ‘Green decor’ featured on show

Information on "green decor," using art glitter frameable fabric panels, and rubber-stamping on cookies will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Designer and crafter, Shannon Bielke will show how to take items around the house and incorporate them into new creations or […]

Senior happenings – Oct. 21

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 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; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: […]

Auction offers local talent chance to shine

The purpose of this column is, on occasion, to call attention to local events and happenings. For a few years, recently, Pintores Art League held an annual fall auction for the purpose of fundraising, scholarship building and just plain community pride. It is a joy to say that the auction and social event has returned. […]

Cop show flaws hard to ignore

My wife is hooked on the alphabet police dramas. What are alphabet police dramas, you ask? CSI (Crime Scene Investigators) and Law and Order SVU (Special Victims Unit) are two examples. She also watches Blue Bloods and Hawaii 5-0 but they haven't quite bought into the initials thing even though 5-0 is a code name […]