Hounds hope to compete for conference title

Dave Wagner Last year’s Eastern New Mexico University men’s team rode a strong finish to a berth in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Coach Andrew Helton said the Greyhounds’ goals have increased as they prepare to hit the meat of the schedule. “Our main goal last year was to get in the conference tournament,” […]

Rams hope experience pays off

lq9hjv-lq9hiv820portalespreview.jpg

Dave Wagner Mark McAfee says he has no problem with the Portales’ Rams effort. He just wants to see them fine-tune the technique as they try to bounce back from a 1-9 record in 2010. The Rams open their season on Friday against Las Vegas Robertson at Greyhound Stadium, and McAfee is hopeful a relatively […]

Shout outs— July 17

Veteran sends well wishes to relatives Born in Tucumcari in 1963, retired Senior Master Sgt. Dave Aragon spent most of his early years as a Clovis resident, attending Lincoln Jackson Elementary School, Marshall Junior High School, then Clovis High School, graduating with the Class of 1982. Dave enlisted and entered the active duty Air Force […]

Volunteer profile: Dave Russell

l8ytol-l8ytog919vlntrrussellweb.jpg

Name: Dave Russell Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Maintenance, sound system operation and participation the choir and board of trustees at the First United Methodist Church of Portales; Meals on Wheels Why he does it: “When something needs to be done, and as long as I’m able to do it, I will. Somebody has to […]

Easy catches not always worth effort

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Dave came by. I had seen him a week earlier at the horse sale. “Did you sell that horse you were on? What was his name?” “Dumbo,” he said. “Dumbest horse I’ve ever rode. “I got him from a forest ranger. She gave him to me as a gift. Apparently, […]

It’s their job: Dave Frost

ke4a1r-127itjfrostweb.jpg

Name: Dave Frost Job: Store manager at Aucutt’s Paint Store Background: Frost, originally from Gloucester, Mass., moved to eastern New Mexico in 1971, when the Air Force brought him to Cannon Air Force Base. He moved to Albuquerque for 20 years, and then returned to live in Clovis. Time on job: 1 1/2 years What […]

Legends are born from wild bullock tales

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist “I’ve finally caught the wild bullock,” Marian told Dave over the phone. “Bring a big gun!” she said. It was a bright summer morning when Dave pulled into Marian’s stock farm in the northern part of New South Wales bush country. “He’s real nervous,” she explained. “He’s with the bull. […]

Toolbox doesn’t work without tools

By Jim Lee At a recent weekly Kiwanis meeting, I announced to my fellow members that I intended to install a new kitchen faucet. That got a bigger laugh than Nixon offering a job to George Carlin. For a minute I thought they were all going to say in unison, “Tell Saundra to go get […]

It’s time to get into the swing of spring

By Jim Lee This month is about ready to bite the dust after some much-needed April showers, and winter has probably gone to sleep for a few months. All things considered, this is a great time of year. I have always enjoyed spring. Once we get into the swing of the season, we should really […]

Cities need to celebrate tumbleweeds

By Jim Lee Last week I wrote about tumbleweeds in our fair city. Coincidentally, a number of people have been talking about our favorite local nuisance of plant persuasion. So I decided to continue with the topic this week. But this week I’m taking a different approach. Instead of cussing and spitting at the balls […]