Community charity helps airmen travel home

Thomas Riches has served in the Air Force for three years and has been at Cannon Air Force Base for two, so visits with family are few and far between. That's why Riches was grateful that community members put their money and efforts together through Angel Arms, a local non-profit, to send him home to […]

ENMU alumni seminar to highlight events

Eastern New Mexico University Alumni Affairs coordinator Robert Graham sifted through his e-mail Monday afternoon in his office as he began e-mailing more invitations to ENMU alumni. "The idea is to raise cultural awareness of what it means to be an alumni," Graham said of his upcoming alumni event, The New Graduate Seminar in which […]

Zias add pair in softball for 2014

The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has added a pair of early signees for the 2014 season in shortstop/third baseman Audrey Velasquez of Las Cruces and pitcher Alyssa Cornejo of Riverside, Calif. Both will come in as freshmen during the 2013-14 school year. Velasquez earned all-district honors last spring at Las Cruces High as […]

FDA halts Sunland’s reopening

Sunland Inc.'s plans to reopen its processing plant today were thwarted Monday by the Food and Drug Administration. Sunland Vice-President Katalin Coburn said Sunland officials were surprised Monday to learn the FDA was suspending its food processing plant registration, preventing the company from producing or distributing any food. Coburn said before the FDA's announcement the […]

Official: Sunland reopening process plant on Tuesday

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico peanut butter company that was shuttered after a salmonella outbreak will reopen its peanut processing facility on Tuesday and hopes to be making peanut butter again by the end of the year, officials said. Sunland Inc. spokeswoman Katalin Coburn said officials are eager to begin working on this year's crop, […]

Otis is the best horse on the ranch

Readers send me stories and ideas for the column. Sometimes they are so good they deserve retellin' in their own words. This is Barry's tale about a "real cowboy," named Otis. Otis wore his long-sleeved shirt and long-handled underwear winter and summer. It worked like a thermos, he claimed; cold in the summer and warm […]

Empty stocking fund – Nov. 25

Today's focus: Family G Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: This family has just recently moved to the area to be closer to family. The family is just catching up on bills now that they are getting settled here in Clovis. Clothing needs: Girls size 16, shoe size 8; girls size 16, shoe size […]

Local businesses to help those in need

Local organizations are working to raise money to provide gifts for those in need this Christmas. Here is a look at what organizations and agencies in Clovis and Portales are doing to brighten the holidays for others. Clovis The Clovis Police department is holding its Shop with a Cop program. Each child selected will receive […]

Seniors rallied team to secure title

When Elida senior Shealton Veo-Chenault arose for championship day at the state volleyball tournament last weekend, she and her teammates were brimming with optimism about what might come later. Kevin Wilson: CMI photo Elida players celebrate following championship point over Carrizozo in last Saturday's Class B title match at the Santa Ana Star Center in […]

Events Calendar – Nov. 25

Wednesday Free meal at St. Helen's — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Helen's Catholic Church. Alzheimer's "Savvy Caregiver Program" — 10 a.m.-noon, Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Ends Dec. 12. Information: 505-506-3114. Book signing — 2 p.m., ENMU Sandia Room in the Campus Union Building. Cartoonist Ricardo Cate will sign his book Without Reservations. Information: 562-4914. Thursday […]

My Turn – Scattershooting about Facebook

Taking a cue from fellow columnist and Texas Rangers fan Kevin Wilson, today I'm scattershooting about Facebook. For peace and safety, friends Avis Jones, Ron Barker, Robert Patrick and I declared a unilateral, pre-election ceasefire on political posts. We did reserve the right to comment on others' posts. One poster cited a study that the […]

Q&A – Portales Police Chief Doug Jones

Portales Police Chief Doug Jones has been on the job a week now. He recently sat down the PNT and offered insight about himself and what he's learned about Portales and its police department. Doug Jones Portales Police Chief What is something surprising you learned on the first week on the job? I was surprised […]

Wayland Baptist rallies past Zias

JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Zia senior Hannah Altheide pushes past Wayland Baptist University's Angeleigh Davis for a lay-up in the first half of the Zia's game against the WBU Queens Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena. Angeleigh Davis scored 19 points to lead three Flying Queens in double figures, and Wayland Baptist took control in the […]

Greyhounds sweep Thanksgiving Classic

Junior guard Rafael Love scored a career-high 27 points, including a pair of 3-pointers to spark a crucial second-half run, and the Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball team defeated Missouri Southern State 81-61 to pull off a two-game sweep at the West Texas A&M Pak-A-Sak Thanksgiving Classic. Rodney Blackmon added 14 points and Domingo […]

Weddings – Nov. 25

Saltzburg Saltzburg Crystal Anne Gideon and Justin Robert Saltzburg, both of Temple, Texas, were joined in marriage Nov. 3, 2012, at Tenroc Ranch in Salado, Texas. Todd Smith performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Cathy Kramer of Belton, Texas, and Rex and Vickie Gideon of Temple. The bridegroom is […]

Anniversaries – Nov. 25

Hughes George and Ruth Ann Hughes recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. George and Ruth Ann (Sims) married on Nov. 8, 1942, in Hobart, Okla. George was stationed at Fort Sill and had a weekend pass. They got to be together for 10 months before he was sent to the South Pacific for 28 months. […]

Senior happenings – Nov. 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments Friday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; […]

School menus – Nov. 25

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Strawberry banana French toast. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad w/ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery […]

On the shelves – Nov. 25

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Both of Us: My Life with Farrah" by Ryan O'Neal presents with candor and emotional honesty the heartbreaking story of a true Hollywood fairy tale as Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett struggled through mismatched career trajectories, went their separate ways, and reunited only to have their […]

Creative Living: Quilting tips featured on show

Information on quilting tips, basic crochet stitches, and the art of perfumery will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Debbie Caffrey, Debbie's Creative Moments, will show step by step how to test for accurate seam allowances and correct alignment of triangles in […]