Empty stocking fund – Dec. 2

Today's focus: Family M Household members: 8 Children: 7 Special circumstances: Mother was suddenly laid off of her job and it was a shock. She has no income coming in now. Clothing needs: Girls size extra large or size 36 men's pants; boys size 10-12, shoe size 5; boys size 5, shoe size 2; girls […]

Being bucked off part of life

Getting bucked off is always a possibility in the daily life of a journeyman horse trainer. They take on horses to break and ride. Kayo (an alias to protect the guilty) had gained a good reputation for skilled horsemanship. Already accepted to Vet school at WSU, Kayo could probably teach the faculty a lot about […]

Police Blotter – Dec. 2

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 12:54 p.m.: Caller reported someone broke into his car, 100 block of South Boston. 1:50 p.m.: Subject requested to speak to an officer, walk-up. 2:17 p.m.: Subject requested an officer for a standby, walk-up. 2:28 p.m.: Caller reported larceny, 300 block of South Avenue I. 3:03 p.m.: […]

My Turn – Life is uncertain

Earth has 7 billion humans. Since modern Homo sapiens arrived around 55,000 B.C., approximately 110 billion have been born and more than 100 billion have died. How many of those do we remember today, and how did they die? Of course, far too many died in wars. Just a smattering include the estimated 100 million […]

Holiday was happening

Glowing decor sat atop the tables in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom Saturday. Some tables had Christmas trees and other holiday favorites. Others had animals or themes connected to the creator's heart. Sharon Davis with the Altrusa Club of Portales decorated her table for the 15th year. But this year was quite […]

Slow start too much for Zias to overcome

ABILENE, Texas — Take away the horrific start, and the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team would have had a fighting chance on Saturday. The Zias managed only two field goals in the first 8 1/2 minutes, fell behind by 19 points midway through the half and missed their first 19 3-point attempts in […]

Late basket lifts Hounds past ACU

ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Rodney Blackmon drove for a layup with two seconds left on Saturday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University to a 62-60 victory over Abilene Christian in Lone Star Conference men's basketball. Junior guard Jordan Romero scored 17 points off the bench, hitting 4-of-7 from 3-point range and 5-of-6 from the free […]

Pintores artist of the month

Lois Snyder Snyder Having grown up on a farm in Curry County, I have lived in Clovis my entire life. My mind, as a child, was constantly challenged and inspired into unlimited creativity through 4-H projects of sewing, arts and crafts. I was never allowed to sit idle and accept this as the greatest of […]

On the shelves – Dec. 2

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership" by Colin Powell reveals the principles that have shaped the life and career of the legendary four-star general and former Secretary of State, combining the insights he has gained in a lifetime of public service with wise advice […]

Needle felting tips featured on show

Information on needle felting and decorating cookies will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Debra Quartermain will share some history on needle felting and then show how to do this technique with wool on foam, which began a few years ago. It […]

Senior happenings – Dec. 2

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Spanish dance "Randy an Sol". Bring a friend. Monday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch, 1 p.m. Pinochle Tuesday: Christmas on the Pecos, Carlsbad trip; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch; 4 p.m. fun night and birthday, bring a dish Wednesday: Christmas on the Pecos, […]

Club notes – Dec. 2

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The Nov. 21 executive committee meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary was opened with president Linda Uttaro giving the prayer. Hospital liaison Amber Hamilton introduced Carol Dickenson, who will handle credit card purchases. Hamilton is now in charge of marketing and hospitality. Hospitality will be filling the new position. Preference […]

Hanging lights brings blizzard

My wife has a holiday theory. If her husband announces plans to hang outdoor Christmas lights, it's time to prepare for a blizzard. Clark Griswold of "Christmas Vacation" fame doesn't have a thing on me when it comes to hard luck with a Christmas light string. I've yet to actually electrocute myself. But I still […]

Tax burden affects location choices

In a recently released report by the Rio Grande Foundation, the 10 most populated cities of New Mexico were ranked according to their relative tax burdens. The study focused primarily on the property tax and gross receipts tax rates for Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell and Santa Fe. The […]

Letter to the editor: Community cannot become complacent

In 2005, Portales and Clovis collectively held their breaths as Cannon Air Force Base was placed on the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) list. With a lot of hard work and lobbying by the public and politicians, Cannon received "enclave" status, and a new mission, Special Operations. But we must not become complacent. There's talk […]

Editorial: PRC member lucky voters missing facts

Bernalillo County Assessor Karen Montoya, the newest member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, is arguably one of the luckiest candidates to come out ahead in the Nov. 6 election. Because if voters knew then what they know now, it's questionable they would be entrusting her with setting their utility rates, overseeing their insurance […]