Year in review: Jail escape among most notable of crimes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedm New Mexico An initially quiet year was fraught with high profile criminal cases in the last quarter. Law enforcement scrambled to recapture eight escaped inmates and the prior year’s homicide rate doubled in the space of weeks. With the exception of a summertime rash of home invasions, things were relatively calm [...]

Domestic violence calls suddenly increase

By Sharna Johnson: Freedm New Mexico Whether it’s the strained economy, the holidays, population changes or something else area law enforcement leaders can’t be certain. But what they do know is they are seeing an increase in domestic violence calls in recent months. In Clovis, calls for assistance in domestic disputes have risen moderately. In [...]

Jan. 3, 2009 ENMU basketball capsules

Men ENMU (3-9) vs. Cameron (5-4), 4 p.m. today, and vs. Southwestern Oklahoma (8-3), 8 p.m. Monday, in Lone Star Conference crossover games at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: ENMU beat the Aggies 76-74 in overtime last January in Lawton, Okla. … The Aggies are 0-4 away from home, including [...]

Greyhounds hope to have larger player pool for weekend

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is hoping to have closer to a full roster this weekend. The Greyhounds, with only eight players in uniform, upended Lubbock Christian 68-67 on Monday night at Greyhound Arena and return to Lone Star Conference crossover play at 4 p.m. [...]

Bags, fabric on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making a messenger-type bag, creating a faux wall painting and felting fabric are featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Sewing expert Pat de Santis demonstrates how to make a messenger-type bag incorporating a dimensional grandmother’s fan by using the EZ Dresden tool. This [...]

Jan. 4, 2009 Engagements

Polich-Hanson Tammy Chandler and Levi Polich of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Polich of Portales, to Devin Hanson of Clovis. He is the son of Steve and Cheri Hanson of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m Jan. 9, 2009 at Central Baptist Church. The reception will be [...]

Jan. 4, 2009 On the Shelves

The following books are available for checkout at the Portales Public Library: Win the War Within by Floyd H. Chilton with Laura Tucker. Floyd Chilton is a renowned scientist and currently serves as a professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is convinced that a silent and devastating plague [...]

Jan. 4, 2009 Library News

Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. is Baby Laptime. This program is designed for infants and toddlers ages 1-3 and their parents. It is a short storytime with lots of singing and fingerplays—a perfect way to introduce your child to the love of reading. This week’s theme is “Move it, Baby!” Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at [...]

Jan. 4, 2009 Community Services Center Menu

Monday: Ham, broccoli with cheese, salad, roll, white cake. Tuesday: Chicken enchiladas, corn, spinach salad, salsa, peaches. Wednesday: Liver and onions, wild rice, peas, roll, orange. Thursday: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, roll, chocolate pudding with topping. Friday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread, brownies.

Jan. 4, 2009 Floyd School Menus

Tuesday Breakfast: Sausage and egg casserole, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Cheese pizza, corn, salad, peaches, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) Wednesday Breakfast: Blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, gelatin, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) Thursday Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Jumbo corndog, macaroni and cheese, salad, [...]