On the shelves — Jan. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Library maintains a collection of documents on flood management that illustrate a broad range of flood-proofing techniques, building designs to minimize damage, personal safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and structural repair methods. Most of these publications are available for checkout, and a complete list is available […]

Eliminating kitchen clutter featured on show

Information on eliminating kitchen clutter, reinventing yourself and making a pillow headboard will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kathryn Porter is an author and speaker who has coined a phrase she calls “clutternomics.” She’ll tell ways to tackle that clutter that accumulates in the kitchen […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 31

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis 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 sugar and blood pressure check; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: 9 […]

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken quesadilla, pinto beans, garden salad & ranch, cinnamon applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s Snack’n Waffles. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans & fruit, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a […]

Super Bowl party better when planned

How to appropriately plan for a Superbowl celebration: 1. Don’t go if you are going to be a spoilsport. By spoilsport, I mean anyone who cannot enter into the spirit of the event because he or she is too frustrated over, for example, what the Bengals did. It may be easy for me to say […]

Legislators must focus on budget

Budget cuts seem to be foremost in everyone’s mind these days — everyone it seems but our elected officials. Budget cutting seemed to get short shrift during the President’s State of the Union address this week. The words investment came up quite a bit, which I’m sure is political code for “spending.” Federal lawmakers aren’t […]

Agent enjoys helping youth

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Portales resident Melanie Gutierrez has been the 4-H agent in Roosevelt County for three and a half years and deals with anything related to 4-H. That means she spends a lot of time with children and youth and Gutierrez said she enjoys watching the students grow and become people. In the summer, she finds time […]

Police blotter — Jan. 30

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of North Avenue N about 5:45 p.m. for a report of a stolen purse. A 31-year old woman told the officer she noticed her purse was missing from her truck. She said she […]

Reader submitted content: Portales eight-grader spells way to state competition for third time

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Betty Williamson S-T-A-T-E C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N. Those are two words that eighth-grade spelling whiz Mathew Sanchez hopes to add to his resume after March’s state Spelling Bee in Albuquerque. Mathew earned the right to represent Roosevelt County for the third and final time after surviving a 25-round showdown with sixth-grader Nicholas Brown in the senior division of […]

Portales, Dora school levy up for election

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Argen Duncan Portales and Dora school districts are each holding a Public School Capital Improvements Tax Election on Tuesday. Polling takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The “two-mill levy” in each district raises money for equipment, maintenance, remodeling and repairs. For both districts, approval of the mill levy won’t raise taxes, but will […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 98-82 win

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Stefan Mirabal led a 3-point barrage, hitting 8-of-12 and finishing with 28 points, and Eastern New Mexico University’s men snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 98-82 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Abilene Christian. The Greyhounds (8-10, 3-3 South) tied a school record with […]

ACU downs Zias behind 31 from freshman guard

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Freshman guard Mack Lankford scored 31 points and Abilene Christian led from start to finish Saturday en route to an 89-76 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Lankford poured in 10-of-19 shots from the field, including 6-of-11 from 3-point range, as the Wildcats […]

Hounds seek LSC tourney berth

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has battled to the final weekend in each of the last three seasons trying to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. In 2009, the Greyhounds qualified with a top-six finish; the other two years, they came up short. With Incarnate Word becoming the 13th baseball-playing member […]

State regulators close First Community Banks

Freedom New Mexico Regulators with the New Mexico Financial Institutions Division shut down First Community Bank, which has branches in Clovis and Portales. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation released a statement Friday that said it was named the receiver. According to the statement: l The bank failure and its sale is expected to cost the […]

Former newspaper carriers share recollections

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Freedom New Mexico Developer Charles Wade, 77, bills himself the oldest paperboy in Clovis, but that honor may go to Robert Johnson, 80, who has him by a couple of years. The two are among the many former newspaper carriers responding to our call to recount their stories from the bygone days when kids slinging […]

ENMU regents OK building demolition

Freedom New Mexico At their Friday meeting, the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents granted permission to hire an architectural firm to tear down the Lincoln Hall residency building and build a new building for freshman residents. The facility will contain 360 beds. President Steven Gamble said the university still has to obtain permission […]

ENMU-Abilene Christian basketball previews

Men ENMU (7-10, 2-3 Lone Star Conference South) at Abilene Christian (8-9, 0-5) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Abilene, Texas • Last time out: The Greyhounds dropped a 70-68 decision to Angelo State at home on Wednesday, while Abilene Christian competed well at 13th-ranked Incarnate Word before losing 56-52. • Last meeting: The […]

Grant McGee: Classroom punishments things of the past

There’s a news story out of Santa Fe about a shop teacher who allegedly locked up an unruly student in a storage area. Authorities say she could face child abuse and false imprisonment charges. The story brought back memories of my eighth grade math teacher, Mr. Rigdon. Mr. Rigdon had his ways to try to […]

In search of ponies: Good to be in the middle of the penguin pack

Sharna Johnson “Did you know penguins push one of their own into the water to see if it’s safe?” I asked a teen. We were discussing social angst among teenagers and the evolutions he has been through in recent years. “No,” he answered, a smile forming on his face as if he knew where I […]

ENMU class up in the air

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Alisa Boswell The possibilities for a new course at Eastern New Mexico University are up in the air, literally and figuratively. Capt. James “Tripp” Johnson, a pilot at Cannon Air Force Base, is working on offering a non-credit skydiving course through the college’s Distance Learning program. Johnson, an instructor for the course, said he has […]