Club Notes: April 7, 2013

PRMC Auxiliary Forty two members and guests attended the Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary annual awards luncheon March 26 at the Days Inn in Clovis. PRMC administrator Hoyt Skabelund spoke about the key to success in healthcare is to provide good clinical care. We should keep bad days to yourself always provide happy, kind service. […]

Anniversaries: April 7, 2013

Lee Duane and Dottie Lee of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during a "come-and-go" reception 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 524 N. Globe, Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Alan, Karen, Doug, Sharon, Heath and Lisa. The couple was married on April 12, 1963, at […]

Engagements: April 7, 2013

Schaap-Alger Eddie and Sherri Schaap of Clovis announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Jane Schaap of Canyon, Texas, to Tommy Alger of Friona, Texas, son of Tom and Sherri Alger and the late Cornelia Alger of Mira Loma, Calif. The couple will exchange vows April 20, 2013, at Saint Paul United Methodist Church. The […]

Campaign or no campaign, music is true

Kenneth Broad switched tracks on the new-fangled music device and the speakers in the old Norman Petty Studio came to life with a mellow sound. Even more mellow was the brief background vocal added by David Bigham to the Buddy Holly hit. It was a special tour of the studio with the New Mexico Secretary […]

Our People: Working mother figure

Ida Bishop has worked for ENMRSH for 16 years, where she helps disabled men and women with their daily needs. Bishop has also worked as a home interior decorator and leads a local monthly women's support group. She considers herself a small town person and enjoys a simple life, but likes to visit big cities. […]

Rams, Wildcats split at Bell Park

Daniel Zapata was working efficiently for Portales through five innings on Saturday — only 42 pitches. Good thing, too. The senior left-hander needed 45 tosses over the final two frames to finish off his first complete game of the season, an 8-6 victory over Clovis High to give the Rams a doubleheader split at Bell […]

Portales softball squad secures sweep

Senior Summer Martinez pitched a complete game and hit a three-run homer to help Portales High beat Las Vegas Robertson 9-2 on Saturday in the Lady Rams' weekend tournament at Wheeler Park. Portales (7-3) went 3-0 in the event, winning twice on Friday. Martinez gave up seven hits to the Lady Cardinals (9-7), but kept […]

Defense dominates at Green-Silver tilt

BLACKWATER DRAW — You can practice the option, the home-run throw up the middle or the quick-out to the sideline all spring. But strap on all the gear, and it usually comes down to turnovers. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero ENMU sophomore wide receiver Adrian Horton is taken down by defensive back Willie Riley in […]

Denying equal rights is real issue

Those opposing equal rights for others inevitably find themselves on the wrong side of history. No one is more heterosexually macho than me, but I can think of no legitimate reason to deny gays the same rights I take for granted. A local letter-writer recently criticized politicians who opposed gay marriage, then changed their minds. […]

Angelo State sweeps twin bill from Hounds

Second baseman Tyler Coughenour hit a go-ahead, two-run double down the left field line in a three-run seventh and Angelo State completed a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader sweep of Eastern New Mexico on Saturday with a 7-4 victory at Greyhound Field. The Rams notched a 4-3 win in the opener, which went eight innings. […]

Zias break up no-hit bid in seventh

Eastern New Mexico University freshman Jacqueline Candelaria was down to the last chance to extend her modest hitting streak to five games. More important, she was trying to break up Tarleton State pitcher Randi Fentress' no-hitter. Candelaria came through with a clean first-pitch single between third and short, but that was the Zias' only highlight […]

Road Construction – April 7

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County Curry County grading and renovations on C.R. 13 west of N.M. 268 in Melrose this week. Please be aware of workers and posted speed limit signs. State and Federal Constructors Inc. will be working in Portales from Avenue K, half a mile, going west […]

Critically burned woman dies

A Portales woman who suffered severe burns Thursday from a fire in her home died Friday in the burn unit of a Lubbock hospital, according to Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols. Sharon Johnson, 63, who was wheelchair bound, had to be rescued by firefighters after her home on North Avenue B caught fire Thursday morning. […]

Heifer outlives machine

I can always count on my friends to add a new page to my scrapbook entitled "How to Mess up a Simple Calving." This chapter would be entitled "Halter Safety." Rob was deep into calving his heifers. His calving lot was football field size including a small shed and a couple jugs. It was decorated […]

Events Calendar – April 7

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit Training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Tuesday Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Bananagrams will be made. Open to […]

CNJ wins top Panhandle Press award

Clovis Media Inc. newspapers won big Saturday at the Texas Panhandle Press Association's 2013 Better Newspaper Contest in Amarillo, taking home 14 awards, six of which were top prizes. The Clovis News Journal was honored with PPA's General Excellence award. The Clovis News Journal won five first place awards, two second place awards and one […]

Former officer moved from jail

Former Portales police officer Victor Castillo was moved from Curry County jail to an undisclosed facility late March 29 over concerns for his safety. County Attorney Steve Doerr said several times since his arrest in August, Castillo made statements to jail personnel "regarding intentions of County staff and inmates towards him." "Each time however," Doerr […]

Women empowered by seminar

Greyhound Arena was bustled with vendors and shoppers Saturday at the Just for Women Seminar. "So many women are excited to get out of the house and have their own thing," said Amanda Carter, a vendor for Pampered Chef. Like some of the other vendors, Carter works a separate full-time job and acts as an […]

Stadium could be retired

Greyhound Stadium, the longtime home of Eastern New Mexico University football located on Highway 70 at Blackwater Draw, may be about to be retired. The school has begun looking into prospects for building an on-campus, multipurpose facility which would serve for home events in football, soccer and track. The stadium would be on University Avenue, […]

Early scoring surge lifts ASU past Hounds

Junior right-hander Brian Kennedy threw 4 2/3 hitless innings in relief for Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team on Friday. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, by the time he came into the game the proverbial horse was out of the barn. Angelo State did all its scoring in a three-inning span and the Rams cruised to […]