Floyd residents honored with Lions Club citizen of the year award

The spotlight went on around 9 p.m. searching the crowd for Johnny and Janice Ogden Saturday evening in the Floyd High School gym. Their faces read surprised as they walked hand-in-hand to the stage to receive the Citizen of the Year award at the 62nd annual Floyd Lions Jamboree. "I can't believe it," Janice Ogden […]

Tuesday morning briefing: America’s big band and fighting cancer

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. America's big band The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors perform 7 p.m. Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium. They're billed as America's big band. The concert is free but you must pick up tickets at the Clovis Community College cashier's office. Fundraiser There's a fundraiser for Portales' Relay […]

My turn: Returning home to treasure hunt

I am moving to my hometown of Mt. Vernon (pop. 2,000), Texas, to pursue two lifelong dreams: buying a used pontoon boat for treasure hunts on nearby Lake Cypress Springs, and starting a newspaper to compete with the weekly — Optic-Herald. After becoming certified in scuba diving, I will lead expeditions of big-city folks to […]

Monday morning briefing: A free concert and three presidents

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Free concert Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Music will host the Clovis/Portales Community Orchestra Spring Concert 7 p.m. Tuesday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. It's free and open to the public. Blood drive There's a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday […]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The Portales City Council met at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Building to discuss strategic planning. The following was accomplished: Councilors made a list of Portales' strengths, which included citizens, city employees, fiscal responsibility, military affairs, schools, health care and recreation. Councilors agreed that city employees are dedicated and friendly with a good work […]

Police blotter - April 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 12:04 a.m.: Call in reference to an ambulance transport to Lubbock, U.S. 70. 7:50 a.m.: Caller reported strays in the yard, 1000 block of Boulder. 8:06 a.m.: Call in reference to an officer escort to a cemetery, 2000 block of South Avenue D. […]

Candidates should consider Johnson’s ideas

New Mexico remembers Gary Johnson as the two-term governor, 1995-2003, who vetoed more legislative bills than maybe all 49 other governors. By his count Johnson signed more than 750 vetoes. That left the state's Democrats and Republicans frustrated by what they thought of as gridlock rather than good government. We typically agreed with Johnson's assessment. […]

Horseshoeing offers many lessons

I was asked by the author of Confessions of a Horseshoer* if he could use one of my quotes in his book. I agreed. He sent me a copy. The quote he used was "It's not that horseshoeing is so hard, it's just the dread of doing it." My first confession: it was not original; […]

LSC-leading TexAnns turn back Zias

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team was off to a strong start in Saturday's Lone Star Conference game against league-leading Tarleton State. Then, just like that — wham! wham! wham! — their 3-0 lead was gone. With one on and two out in the bottom of the third inning, Arianna Rodriguez, […]

On the shelves: April 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History" by Joe Garner celebrates 100 of professional football's greatest moments, players, coaches, teams, and triumphs, and includes a DVD featuring thrilling game footage, commentary, and highlights, direct from the NFL's own archives. "The Drop" by Michael […]