Self starter: Clovis native plans microbrewery in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico A new business is in the works for Portales in the form of a microbrewery and restaurant where homemade beer will be served. The entrepreneur of this establishment is Clovis native Justin Cole, who moved to Portales in March of 2010. Cole said he started home brewing beer six years ago while […]

Freedom comes with limitations

The week leading up to Independence Day made it glaringly obvious to me that few people today really know what freedom means. Sure, they know and use the word, but it is something like the word relativity to them: Something they have heard of and that they might think they understand because of how others […]

Dogs have place in kitchen

When I acquired a dog in March, I was pleased he didn’t beg. When I ate or cooked, Caesar slept or watched me. Then came the night of the Fateful Bread Bite. While snacking on bread in the kitchen — by which I mean “corner of the living room with appliances” — I threw a […]

My turn: Dog helps disposing scraps

Argen Duncan When I acquired a dog in March, I was pleased he didn’t beg. When I ate or cooked, Caesar slept or watched me. Then came the night of the Fateful Bread Bite. While snacking on bread in the kitchen — by which I mean “corner of the living room with appliances” — I […]

USDA weekly crop and weather report

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Weekly area crop and weather reports from the United States Department of Agriculture:

Weddings — April 17

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Dixon Candace Eaton and Daniel Dixon of Carbondale, Colo., were married March 6, 2011 in the mountains of Aspen, Colo. The ceremony was small an intimate with immediate family in attendance. The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Charlotte Eaton of Clovis. She is employed as a professor at Colorado Mountain College. The groom […]

Dry weather plagues counties

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Alisa Boswell One word defines Curry and Roosevelt counties these last six month: Dry. Bone dry, say officials who keep track. The National Weather Service said New Mexico average precipitation for March was ranked as the third driest since 1895, when they started keeping count. The weather service reports from October through March, Clovis received […]

April 10 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: March 8 • Joey Pena, no birth date available, pleaded no contest to minor in possession of alcohol. Pena’s sentence was deferred for 90 days with 30 hours of community service and $73 in fines and fees. • John W. Chavez, born in 1952, […]

University singers perform at Carnegie Hall

Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University choir students were given an extraordinary opportunity in March, when they sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Forty-four students from ENMU’s University Singers and Chamber Singers attended a festival choir performance organized by MidAmerica Productions, in which choirs from Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida also attended. […]

Anniversaries — April 3

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French Kenley and Mary French celebrated their 60th anniversary March 26, 2011, with a dinner at Cotton Patch with family. Mary’s sister-in-law, Sharon Cecil, sang “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” to Kenley from her. Mary made their anniversary wedding cake. They were married March 26, 1951, in Parishburg, Va. They made […]

Police blotter — March 30

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Juniper about 10:25 a.m. in regards to an auto burglary report. A 20-year-old woman said someone broke into her vehicle during the night and stole her CD player and new vehicle […]

March 29 —

Spring break Dora School will not be in session this week. Students will return on Monday.

School menus — March 27

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken potato bowl, fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s snack’n waffles. Lunch — Beefy mac and cheese, English peas, chilled peaches, oatmeal cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, tater tots, lettuce-tomato-pickle, cake. Thursday: Breakfast — […]

Club notes — March 27

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met March 9 at Muffley’s Back Door meeting room. During the business meeting plans were finalized for the April out of town road trip. Lori Frazure presented the program, “Spring Planting Suggestions for Curry County.” She distributed informational handouts and a lively question/answer/discussion followed, especially in vegetable gardening. Wan […]

On the shelves — March 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Secret Gardens of Santa Fe” by Sydney LeBlanc was given by Carolyn and Oscar Toliver in memory of Chris Nevins. Gloriously illustrated, this book goes behind garden walls to reveal 18 of the most beautiful private gardens in North America’s second-oldest city where gardeners find their […]

March 27 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer went to a business in the 500 block of West 18th Street about 2:30 p.m. in reference to a shoplifter in custody of the store’s management. The store owner said he saw an 18-year-old woman pick up several items […]

March 25 — March 31 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Friday: Southern cuisine • Monday: All-American cuisine • Tuesday: Italian cuisine • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Mexican cuisine

March 25 — March 31 Event listings

All times Mountain Every Sunday, All Year Round • Church of Beethoven: Chamber Music Concert 10:30 a.m. The Kosmos, 1715 Fifth St. NW in Albuquerque Tickets: $15 adults and $5 kids Information: www.churchofbeethoven.com

March 25 — March 27 Movie schedule

Friday • 7 p.m. — Just Go With It, PG-13

March 25 — March 31 What's Happening

Friday • Family Bowl-a-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes