Pain part of cowboy life

Baxter Black Joe Camacho is a cage fighter. Can you imagine his mother saying, as he goes off to fight the front line of the Oakland Raiders, “Be careful, Joey, and don’t get hurt.” I caught myself giving that same instruction to my son as he went off to his high school soccer game. As […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls handled by Portales-area law enforcement, according to police reports: Wednesday • About 7:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of domestic battery in the 800 block of East First Street. A 29-year-old woman told them that about 15 days ago, her 38-year-old boyfriend hit her and left a black eye, and […]

Public record — Nov. 21

Cases handled in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Nov. 15 • Charges of aggravated DWI for refusing a sobriety test, open container, stopped vehicle interfering with traffic and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer against Doris Welch were dismissed without prejudice because the prosecutor declined to prosecute. • Anthony Gallegos entered a […]

Hounds overcame adversity in 2010

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team fell short of its goal for a Lone Star Conference North Division title and a winning record. Still, sixth-year coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds accomplished plenty. “I think it was an extraordinary season,” he said of the 5-6 mark, including 3-3 in North play. “I would […]

Weddings — Nov. 21

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Reyes Elizabeth Alonzo of Bovina and Daniel Reyes of Clovis were married Nov. 6, 2010, at Rose Garden Pavilion in Clovis. The ceremony was attended by family and friends. The bride is the daughrter of the late Ron Coffey and Josefina Alonzo-Coffey of Bovina. She is the granddaughter of the late Bernabe Alonzo and Anita […]

Engagements —

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Sites-Head Amy Sites and Marshal Head will be married Dec. 19, 2010, at Muleshoe Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Deborah Sites of Portales. She is the granddaughter of the late John Sites and his wife, Norma of Roswell; and Carl and Mary Skrobrak of Dalhart, Texas. The prospective groom is […]

Honors — Nov. 21

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Hook [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher T. Hook graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He is […]

Birthdays —

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Gonzales [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Eloy Gonzales will celebrate his 75th birthday Nov. 23, 2010. We love you Tata, from Josh, Joseph, Jason, Jordan and Eloise. Have a wonderful 75th birthday. —Submitted by Joshua Castillo

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — English muffin with egg and cheese. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — WW pancake with syrup.. Lunch — Bean/cheese burrito, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fruity jello. Wednesday-Friday: No school for holiday break.

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance in Portales at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor Exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure and sugar testing; […]

On the shelves — Nov. 21

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Women Doctors in War” by Judith Bellafaire was given by Chapter G, PEO in memory of Ginny Haynes. This book draws on the personal stories of individual military physicians and their medical careers, aspirations, and struggles to illustrate the unique professional and personal challenges that women […]

Egg replacement featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on Swedish decorating, replacing eggs in baking and the art of perfumery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Decorators and authors Edie Van Breems and Rhonda Eleish will show how to paint and wax wooden frames, which is the same technique for transforming […]

Holiday time for charity

Clyde Davis Before really getting into this column, I need to make a disclaimer. Either by typographical or some other error, I left readers of this column last week with the impression that my Facebook Veterans’ Day posting was not favorably received. The line should have read “many comments were positive.” Okay. Wonderful things to […]

Personality influences nicknames

Karl Terry I think maybe I watch too much football. The other night watching the Arizona Cardinals listening to the announcers call running back “Beanie” Wells name, I proclaimed that was a great football name. Definitely not the best, I said to myself, thinking “Mean Joe” Greene, but good. I assumed “Beanie” was his given […]

Our people: Man of action

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Director of Printing Steve Blakeley has been in printing since 1972. His passion lies in teaching Taekwon-Do which he has done at his own studio for the past 35 years. This year, he was selected as the USA World Taekwon-Do team head coach for South Korea. In July, he completed the […]

Miners cruise past Zias 79-48

Freedom New Mexico EL PASO — Texas-El Paso scored the game’s first seven points and never looked back en route to a 79-48 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s women on Saturday night. The Division I Miners (2-1), members of Conference USA, put 10 players between four and 12 points, led by forward Anete Steinberga […]

Ethanol subsidies test of Republicans’ resolve

Congressional Republicans face a test of their newly rediscovered principles. They can save taxpayers billions of dollars and spur the free market simply by allowing to expire at year’s end the subsidies for domestic ethanol production and tariffs on imported ethanol. We soon will know whether the GOP, re-energized by the Tea Party, lives up […]

Mountain Lions edge Hounds in OT

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Brent Jones led five Colorado-Colorado Springs players in double figures with 16 points and the Mountain Lions pulled away in overtime Saturday for an 80-76 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the George B. Boedecker Classic, hosted by Fort Lewis College. Colorado Springs, which had a 15-point lead […]

Local Salvation Army chapter starts red kettle drive

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Clarence Plank The Salvation Army Service Extension and churches of Roosevelt County are working together to help people in need across Roosevelt County. “This was the first weekend for our bell ringers,” Central Christian Church Pastor Dave McVey said Friday. He is the bell ringer coordinator and money administrator. “There is a bell ringer at […]

My turn: Giving to charity has own rewards

I’m not sure if this is about a small world, or patting myself on the back (since no one else will). Seeing the cleft lips and palates of kids in Operation Smile promotions hits fairly close to home. After KVII-TV recently aired an hour-long appeal from the charity, hosted by actress Roma Downey of “Touched […]