New ENMU track coach keys on strengths

First-year coach Mike Barbee says he plans to bring a bit of a new approach to Eastern New Mexico University track — hit your best events and hit them hard. The Greyhounds and Zias are slated to compete in the school's first indoor competition today since joining NCAA Division II in 1984 when they run […]

Souper eats

There is Super Bowl Sunday. But for eastern New Mexico, the warm-up is today's Salvation Army Souper Bowl. The annual fundraiser offers an enticing array of homemade and slow simmered soups. It's the sixth such event for The Salvation Army at 317 East Second St. in Clovis, an agency that serves Clovis and Portales. "This […]

Senior Happenings – Feb. 3

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center 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. […]

Zias drop pair in season-opening tourney

SAN ANTONIO — Brianna Bozon hit a two-out, two-run double in the second inning and pinch-hitter Faith Roberts delivered a two-out, two-run single in the fourth on Friday as St. Edward's edged Eastern New Mexico University 5-3 in the season-opening NCAA Division II College Classic softball event, hosted by St. Mary's. ENMU dropped to 0-2 […]

School Menus – Feb. 3

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken Nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco and salsa, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomatoes, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, […]

Creative Living – Gadgetry, ‘clean’ food to be featured

Information on making a kindle cozy, preparing and serving "clean" food and different ways to use grapefruit sections will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. For those who can't go anywhere without computer gadgets, Laura Bray, crafter and designer, will show how to make a kindle cozy that […]

On the Shelves – Feb. 3

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Death At Sea World: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity by David Kirby examines one of the most intelligent, social and complex animals on earth as seen through the eyes of the scientists who study them and the people who risk […]

Children’s TV morals a concern

The plot of the show was, on the surface, pretty sordid. That actually holds true for all of the several plots going on at the same time. Not sordid in the Nancy Grace sense, or the SVU sense. Just involving levels of manipulation and equivocation that most of us would not see ourselves falling prey […]

Club Notes – Feb. 3

The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met Jan. 28, with President Nellie Dyer along with 17 members and five guests, Amie Griffith, Aida Smith, Amberlynn Mauldin, Mary Bell Cota and Patrick Kircher, present. Cathy Rankin led the opening ceremonies. Dannah Brown gave the Altrusa Accent, and Jennifer Hardin drew for the Queen of Hearts. […]

Navigation easier than old days

I guess I now have a vehicle with navigation. More accurately, I figured out my smart phone has a navigation app that actually works pretty good. With the hands-free device I bought with Christmas money, I can press a couple of buttons and speak a destination to get directions to my destination. After I missed […]

Clovis man gets prison for 2011 sexual assault

CLOVIS — A Clovis man has been convicted in a sexual assault case and sentenced to five years in prison. A Curry County jury Friday found 27-year-old Mario Alberto Pinela-Marquez guilty of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and concealing identity. Pinela-Marquez was accused of entering a room where a 19-year-old female was sleeping and sexually assaulted […]

Fire causes major damage to apartments

Clovis firefighters responded to a call about 4:30 p.m. Friday at 803 Hinkle to find heavy flames and smoke coming from an apartment, according to Dale Hand, battalion chief at Clovis Fire Station One. According to Hand: There were no injuries. Thirteen firefighters extinguished the fire in 50 minutes. There was major damage to both […]

MLK plaque recovered in ‘pieces’ at recycling facility

Less than two weeks after Clovis residents celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, a plaque located in a city park was stolen and found destroyed Friday morning. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said the 24-by-30 bronze plaque was located ground down and, "unfortunately, in pieces," at Clovis Recycling. Employees there had been warned to be […]

In Search of Ponies: Animal legislation

Dog breeds, dog bites, homes for retired K-9s and animal killing contests are some of the animal-related issues that have made their way to the state legislature this year. Regardless of one's stance on animal issues, it's always interesting to take a peek at what our lawmakers' think is important in the non-human spectrum. Here […]

Grant McGee: When eyes roll

"You and I are going to take out the hearth in front of the fireplace," said The Lady of the House. She loves home improvement projects. I rolled my eyes. "It's all good," she said. "Shouldn't take us more than an hour." Those were fateful words. "I'm sure it's just a plywood box covered in […]