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 […]