Portales kicks off holiday with tree lighting ceremony

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Argen Duncan Santa would have brought Rudolph, but it’s deer season in New Mexico, the jolly old elf explained during the lighting of the Mayor’s Blessing Tree Monday night at the Yam Theatre. Along with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, the annual event included a performance by Portales High School choir students, 36 […]

Highlands beat Zias in return game

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Whitley Coca scored 20 points to lead three Cowgirls in double figures, and New Mexico Highlands cruised to a 72-62 win over Eastern New Mexico in Monday’s non-conference women’s game at the John A. Wilson Complex. Briana Gholston added 13 points and Taylor Ealey added 12 points and […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. P

Today’s focus: Mrs. P Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Mrs. P’s husband has been out of a job for two months. Thankfully, he just found a job, but the hours are low since he just started. Her holiday hopes: To be able to one day help other people at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls’ […]

My turn: Crappie advice online

Clarence Plank As always I’m searching the web looking for the best tips to help anglers catch the ones that tend to get away. I happened upon a couple of tips on a website called www.bigfishtackle.com about catching crappie. • Patience doesn’t work with crappie because they travel in schools and are always on the […]

Dora school news — Nov. 30

Sports schedules • Today – Junior varsity and varsity basketball 4 p.m. at San Jon. • Thursday – J.P. Stone Invitational Basketball Tournament through Saturday. • Friday – Junior high boys play at Faith Triumphant Tournament here through Saturday. • Monday – Dora junior high hosts Melrose at 4 p.m.

Our people: Driven by music

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J.T. Montoya lived in Clovis for 8 years until breaking out on his own in Phoenix to be a musician. His artist name is Keize which is a derivative of keys and seize. It originates from being known locally as a keyboard player. Montoya has been involved in music since the age of 11. Now […]

Salads, button jewelry featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on paper foundation piecing, making fabric covered button jewelry and preparing a variety of salads will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and quilter Norah McMeeking will discuss and demonstrate paper foundation piecing for patchwork quilts. This method is extremely accurate and keeps […]

Weather information good to have

Thank the powers that control cable TV for the weather channel. No, I am serious. Because of those powers, whoever they may be, we know how to plan our post Thanksgiving weekend. As I type this, it is a chilly 33 degrees outside and I have been dreading the concept of hanging the lights tomorrow. […]

Matchbox collection memorable

Karl Terry At one time I had a long list of fabulous vehicles in my collection. Ferrari, Camaro, Mustang, GTO, Willys Jeep, and a Ford roadster or two were just a few of the many items in the Matchbox collection that belonged to my brother and me. A recent question that popped up on my […]

Birthdays — Nov. 28

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Reeves [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Aydyn Cash Reeves celebrated his 1st birthday Nov. 23. His parents are Cameron and Kelsey Reeves of Clovis and his grandparents are Johnny and Janet Reeves and Lori Day of Clovis.