Reunions: July 22

Greathouse The Greathouse Reunion held its 56th get together at Emmanuel Baptist church July 14 in Portales. There were two clans represented with 27 people attending. Bill Strong gave the invocation, followed by a potluck meal. Group photos were taken. The business meeting was called to order by President Regina Harris. Sheryl Abdill read the […]

Club notes: July 22

Oddfellow Lodge Oddfellow Lodge members met July 12 for their regular meeting with Noble Grand Evelyn Calder presiding. Plans were made for the next meeting July 26. The grand master will make his official visit at 3 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a special meeting and the Grand Master Ernest Cloud will present […]

Honors: July 22

Scanlan Fallon Scanlan of Portales was named to the University of Kansas School of Business Spring 2012 honor roll. Scanlan is a graduate of Texico High School and is a junior in management and leadership.

Weddings: July 22

Wyman-Bryant Kimberly Wyman and Quentin Bryant, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage June 16. The bride is the daughter of Brad and Debbie Wyman. The bridegroom is the son of David and Melinda Bryant. The maid of honor was Amber Wyman. The best man was Dustin Davis. The couple will reside in Clovis. She […]

Engagements: July 22

Noorlander-McCarty Craig and Christine Noorlander of Edgewood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rae Noorlander of Portales, to Josh McCarty of Portales, son of Jeff and Pat McCarty of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. in Albuquerque. The reception will be 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque. […]

Advice on keeping kids entertained

Things that are essential for two kids under 12 to have fun on vacation: A motel or a campground with a swimming pool, preferably huge. This one, at a motel, is indeed huge. The motel serves better than a campground because one of the primary purposes in this vacation is to give the above mentioned […]

More to food than meets the eye

I know the real reason you read this column is for answers to the big questions. Like, "What exactly is tapioca?" After fetching my beautiful bride a cup of the sweet but inconsistently textured pudding from a local Asian restaurant's buffet. I asked her that question and she didn't give me a real good answer. […]

Derby champion competing Saturday

Clovis' soapbox derby champion will hit the streets of Akron, Ohio, Saturday morning, with a national championship up for grabs. Tayelor Chavez, 16, is Clovis' representative in the All-American Soapbox Derby. She is racing in the eighth heat of the Super Stock Division, Clovis race organizer Larry Erwin said. Erwin noted that Chavez, who raced […]

Texas recruiter pleads guilty

A Texas military recruiter faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty Friday in Albuquerque federal court to charges he drove to Clovis to solicit sex from a child. Arnold Gonzalez, 26, of Midland, Texas, a U.S. Army recruiter, was arrested May 2 in an undercover Internet sting conducted by the Curry County […]

In search of ponies: Animal idioms hard to pin down

"Runs like a scalded dog," the words jumped out from a column of classified advertisements. Having never seen a scalded dog run, and having never heard the phrase, the only logical conclusion to be reached was that the owner of the pickup truck in question was boasting that the truck was fast. Either that or […]

In search of ponies: Animal idioms hard to pin down

"Runs like a scalded dog," the words jumped out from a column of classified advertisements. Having never seen a scalded dog run, and having never heard the phrase, the only logical conclusion to be reached was that the owner of the pickup truck in question was boasting that the truck was fast. Either that or […]

McGee: Take an attorney’s advice

So I'm kickin' back in my recliner at The Stucco Hacienda, watching the TV, when one of those ads comes on for a lawyer. You know the ones: "CALL ME IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO 'KICK REAR AND TAKE NAMES IN COURT FOR YOU." Well, it doesn't actually say that, but you get the idea. […]

Twelve dead, 50 injured in Colorado shooting

Eyewitness Jacob Stevens, 18 Hugs his mother Tammi Stevens AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie on Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of […]

Witnesses recount Colorado shootings

Judy Goos, center left, hugs her daughter's friend, Isaiah Bow, 20, while eyewitnesses Emma Goos, 19, left, and Terrell Wallin, 20,right (AP photo/Barry Gutierrez) AURORA, Colo. (AP) — An eager audience forgoing sleep to take in the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" instead were witnesses Friday to a bloody mass shooting at a […]

Meetings watch/ ENMWUA – July 20

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday at the Yam Theatre in Portales: Committee members went into executive session but no action was taken from the session. The committee approved the 2012-2013 Open Meetings Act resolution. • Chair Gayla Brumfield reported the committee has had productive meetings with Cannon Air Force Base officials […]

Police Blotter – July 20

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 4:07 a.m.: Caller requested an officer regarding suspicious activity, 600 block of South Elgin. 4:37 a.m.: Caller requested an officer regarding suspicious activity, 1200 block of North Avenue M. 6:03 a.m.: Caller reported a herd of cattle on the road, N.M. 236. 7:30 a.m.: Caller requested an […]

My turn – July 20

Last weekend turned out to be a busy one for me with back-to-back lunches, dinners and other social engagements. It was mostly filled with personal fun for me as I had a dinner night with my sister and her family, rediscovered an old friend and went to a house party for some games. Maybe this […]

Officials resolve Ute water issue

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com A sub-committee meeting of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority ended on a positive note Thursday after determining that issues with Ute Lake Reservoir water levels could be resolved. "It's going to take compromise on both sides," said steering committee member and Tucumcari City Commissioner Robert Lumpkin […]

Joan Clayton – July 20

God has created everything. We wouldn't even try to count his creation. I like to look at the stars God has put in place. In Psalm 147:4-5, I read "He counts the stars and names each one. Our Lord is great and very powerful. There is no limit to what he knows." (NCV) I heard […]

Grading system questioned

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, says the Public Education Department's new grading system does not reflect Rep. Howie Morales, D-Silver City asked Public Education Department officails about teir new A-F grading system Thursday at ENMU. He suffested the news system does not promote growth especially among low-performing schools. (Photo […]