Ticket feature: Clovis-Portales Kennel Club hosting third year of agility trials

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Freedom New Mexico Starting Friday hundreds of pooches will test their athletic abilities at the Curry County Events Center in the American Kennel Club’s Stars and Stripes dog agility trial. The event is being hosted for the third year in a row by the Clovis-Portales Kennel Club. Organizers expect 330 dogs to compete each day, […]

Clovis, Portales offering summer programs

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Alisa Boswell School is out in Clovis and Portales which means the beginning of summer programs for local families and children. The Portales Recreational Center has two four-week sessions for their summer program, which include swimming, arts and crafts, athletics, field trips and much more. According to the center director, Jodi Kibbe, the first sessions […]

Day trip: Bandera Center and Ice Cave

Bandera Center and Ice Cave • Location: 12000 Ice Caves Rd, Grants • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Situated on the Continental Divide, visitors can walk over an ancient lava trail to the ice cave. There, the natural layers of ice glisten blue-green in the reflected rays of sunlight. Another trail winds […]

Cannon Youth Center presents: Moolah Mystery Dinner

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Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Brandy Clay, from the Youth Center, gives flowers to the cast after the performance. Liliana Castillo The Cannon Youth Center’s Drama Club served up a mystery for their first performance in front of an audience May 20. The Moolah Mystery Dinner Theater included dinner and, three-fourths the way through, a break […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting ranch rodeo

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Freedom New Mexico This weekend’s Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association Rodeo promises to be action packed fun the whole family can enjoy. Beginning with a women’s ranch rodeo at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center, events will continue through Sunday. WRCA events begin Saturday evening at 6 p.m. and Sunday the Little Cowhand […]

My turn: Calling all kickball players

I recently saw a flyer from the Portales Recreation Center, for a kickball tournament. I don’t want to brag, but I used to be pretty good at kickball. I played a lot in grade school. Not for exercise, it was just what we did. We would choose teams and one team would take the field […]

Cannon's Big Give

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Senior Airman Jonathan Garrett and Airman 1st Class Phillip Opat were two of the12-person VMX2 team to assist with a publicity event at Gabriel’s Gardens May 14. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections The month of May means time for the Big Give at Cannon Air Force Base. The Big Give is […]

Honors —

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Bean Plains Regional Medical Center auxilian Dorothy Bean was awarded the prestigious governor’s volunteer award. Bean was presented the award at the 13th annual Governor’s Spotlight on Volunteers Conference held April 15 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. She was chosen from many people who were nominated statewide. The award was given in recognition of New […]

Public input sought on resident needs

The Community Services Center of Portales will be holding a public forum Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the center’s senior meal site. The meeting is to gather and document essential information about the needs of residents of Portales and Roosevelt County. Information will be given to the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging and the New […]

Detention center officers take class on inmate rights

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Alisa Boswell A training course for detention center officers, which began Wednesday morning at Eastern New Mexico University, is geared toward teaching corrections officers about inmate rights and liabilities. “New Mexico Association of Counties insures counties and a detention center is part of that so they promote training,” said Art Murphy, an NMAC consultant and […]

Parents agree discipline important to raising children

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Russell Anglin When it comes to parental discipline, a group of dominoes players at the Tucumcari Senior Center Thursday seemed to agree on one thing. “An undisciplined child is a handicapped child,” Jeanette Fister, a retired mother of two boys said. However, the boundaries and methods for disciplining children are not set in stone and […]

Veteran call center launched

Freedom New Mexico A Vet Center Combat Call Center is now available to help veterans readjust to civilian life, according to a news release. 1-877-WAR VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing […]

Ex-ENMU coach still bears pain of ex-player’s death

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When Earl Diddle saw the news Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed, his first thought was of his daughter Colby. She was doing a fashion shoot in Manhattan when two planes hit the World Trade Center nearby. “They didn’t realize what happened until the second plane hit,” said Diddle, women’s basketball coach […]

Their view: Government is vehicle that won’t take you anywhere

Thomas L. Knapp is senior news analyst and media coordinator at the Center for a Stateless Society. Here’s what he has to say about two early candidates for president:

What you should know about allergy season

Cannon Connections: Dianna Hernandez Local health officials say it’s not uncommon for airmen assigned to Cannon Air Force Base to develop allergies when they didn’t have any before. In eastern New Mexico, allergy season never really ends. Rather, the season peaks and dips. With dry weather and strong winds, pollen, dust and other allergens blow […]

ENMU briefs — April 6

Grad students offering speech therapy services With a collaboration between the Eastern New Mexico University Child Development Center and Communicative Disorders Program, graduate practicum students have started providing speech-language therapy services to pre-school students at the CDC. The center serves 3-, 4- and 5-year olds and is located on campus. Each week, the CDIS practicum […]

MVD wait: Just a little longer

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Kevin Wilson Just like the wait at the current Motor Vehicle Department facility in Clovis, the wait for a new MVD has stretched a little longer than expected. Bids will be accepted later this month for upgrades to the 1,800-square-foot center at the Bruce King Complex, according to State Taxation and Revenue Department spokesman S.U. […]

Two arrested on jail smuggling charges

PNT Reports Two men have been arrested for trying to smuggle contraband into Roosevelt County Detention Center, and authorities are looking for a woman in the same case, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. According to the release: • Justin Husted and Allen Ryen, both 37 and of Portales, were […]

Senior happenings — March 6

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m., Senior board of directors meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 11 a.m., Monthly senior center meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure check; 11:30 a.m., […]

March 6 —

Motorcyclist recovering after crash The rider of a motorcycle in a crash at Second Street and Chicago Avenue on Feb. 26 has been identified as Chad Rupe of Clovis, said Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. After the crash, Rupe was airlifted to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. According to hospital personnel, he is recovering […]