Program helps locate dementia patients

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Alisa Boswell There was silence as Portales Police Department Animal Control Sgt. Wally Chambers focused on static coming from a radio in his hand. Chambers was participating in an exercise to find people suffering from dementia who are lost. Project Lifesaver is a program that trains first-responders to locate people with the disease who wander […]

Hounds 15th at Division II national meet

Freedom New Mexico SPOKANE, Wash. — It wasn’t Eastern New Mexico University’s day Saturday in the NCAA Division II men’s national cross country championship. The Greyhounds, who had won all but one meet they entered this season and were ranked eighth coming in, finished 15th out of 24 teams with 388 points in the program’s […]

My turn: Reasons to give thanks aplenty

By Wendel Sloan: FNM columnist I usually find the inspirational sayings and dewy-eyed images in friends’ Facebook postings somewhat schmaltzy. However, a recent photo of the emaciated arm of an African child being grasped by an American aid worker with the caption, “You are living her dream life,” did sink in. Like most, I often […]

Secularist movement has gone too far

Freedom Newspapers Glenn Beck, thank you for helping women find God. Beck, who defends the founding principles of freedom that made our country the envy of the world, learned about a new challenge facing Gospel Shelters for Women. The organization’s website says it helps “homeless, previously incarcerated women with programs of restoration through the Love […]

Letter to the editor: Rural communities need post offices

Rural communities need post offices The U.S. Postal Service is losing lots of money. People are using the Internet to pay bills and to communicate. The postal service is having to deliver mail to more people, but those same people are buying less stamps. Did the postal service or the postmaster general not see this […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 19

Area Class 5A Quarterfinals Manzano 20, Clovis 12 Class 1A Championship Mesilla Valley 41, Fort Sumner 6 8-man Championship Gateway Christian 40, Melrose 32

Sandlot football Tebow’s forte

My team’s quarterback is making me crazy. Yeah, I have been Bronco fan since before Elway migrated east from Stanford. While there have been a few magical stretches at Mile High over the years we’ve had our dark seasons — kinda like the way this one started. I was resigned at the first of the […]

How to help —

Turner Steve Turner, a Clovis resident, was in a work-related accident on Nov. 9, resulting in the amputation of his lower right leg. Steve will be unable to work while he is recovering and the family is in need of financial help. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, an account has been […]

Honors —

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Bumgarner [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Rita Bumgarner as auxilian of the month for October. She joined the auxiliary in November of 2009 and volunteers in the nursery and also subs for the information desk.

Anniversaries — Nov. 20

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Stieg [image #3, align=left, size=medium] Fred and Christine Stieg of Conchas Dam will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 at the Conchas Lake Baptist Church. The couple was married Nov. 25, 1941, at the First Baptist Church Parsonage in Portales. They have four […]

School menus — Nov. 20

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Hot ham and chesse sandwich, broccoli/rice cheese casserole, ranch salad, oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Baked potato with texas chili, peas and carrots, ranch salad and fruit.

Thanksgiving kicks off holiday traditions

Go to Macy’s official website — Macy’s department store, I mean. This is the week to finish my focus on gratitude by writing about media, pieces and parts of which I am grateful for, and one of those would be the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, begun in 1924. If you go to their website and […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance. 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 […]

Quilt designing featured on show

Information on being more memorable, using butter, milk and yogurt substitutions in baking and cooking, and quilt designing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon on Thursday Author and speaker, Ruthie Dearing has written a book titled “On Being Memorable: Nine Keys for Exceptional Change.” She will explain […]

Club notes — Nov. 20

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Nov. 9 with President Teresa Howard, presiding. The Collect was led by Howard, the pledges led by Rosalee Richards, and Mary Lou Rowley gave the invocation. There were 23 members and two guests present. The minutes from the October meeting were approved as corrected, and the treasurer’s […]

On the shelves — Nov. 20

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future” by Steve Hallett shares an illuminating analysis of our dependence on oil, its consequences for today, and its inevitable decline in the future when nature may impose limits beyond any devised by man. “When […]

At least four jailers recommended for termination

Robin Fornoff

Clovis band students dominate band selections

Freedom New Mexico Students from the Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Marshall and Yucca middle schools dominated selections on the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators Junior High All-District Honor Band. The band, named last week, had 64 of its 95 available seats filled by Clovis students. Also, Clovis students claimed nine of the 14 […]

In search of ponies: Horses share strength

Her voice was strained and tired as she described the stress and challenges their family was enduring. But most of all, what she wanted was her baby boy with her. Though it’s been years, I can still remember hearing her pain as she told me how it just wasn’t right leaving him there at the […]