Stadium backer on board

The biggest financial backer of a proposed on-campus football stadium at Eastern New Mexico University is on board. ENMU student Senate President Justin Aguilar told the school's board of regents Tuesday that the senate passed a resolution supporting the project, which would use student fees to pay for half of the projected $8 million cost. […]

Hartman fifth, PHS squads 12 at Roswell meet

ROSWELL — Senior Paige Hartman shot 38-40 — 78 on Tuesday at New Mexico Military Golf Course and finished fifth overall in the Spring Classic golf tournament. Hartman shot a 76 on Monday at Spring River Golf Course for a two-day total of 154. The Lady Rams finished 12th as a team, shooting 378-379 — […]

Police Blotter – April 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday Caller reported: 12:16 a.m.: Requested to speak to an officer regarding a vehicle that was pulled over earlier in the day, 1400 block of West 14th Lane. 12:49 a.m.: A noise complaint and a large party, 1200 block of South Globe Street. 12:54 […]

Men, machinery star in bull ballet

Uncle Joe was makin' his rounds this spring checking the horses and cows to make sure everything had water. When he got to the bull lot, one of his prize young Charolais bulls had managed to crawl through one of the round bale feeders and was lying down happily chewing his cud. Uncle thought over […]

I’d like to try being spiritual, but not religious

I've thought about it, and I'm pretty sure I'd like to join the cool crowd, the growing numbers of folks in our society who are button-bustin' proud of being "spiritual but not religious." A good friend who reads a lot and, consequently, thinks a lot, pointed me to an interesting book the other day. Written […]

Lady Rams collect third leg, qualify for state golf

ROSWELL — Led by senior Paige Hartman's 76, the Portales Lady Rams nailed down the needed third leg of qualifying for Class 1A-3A state golf competition next month. The PHS boys, meantime, came up one stroke short of their first leg. Portales shot 378 and is tied with Hobbs for 11th place in girls standings […]

Elida School News – April 23

Elida schools schedule Monday and Tuesday — discovery testing for grades 7-11 Tuesday — junior varsity track meet at Fort Sumner Wednesday — DWI program Thursday — EPAC track meet at Melrose, varsity and junior varsity Saturday — junior-senior prom The 2013-2014 public budget meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the […]

Events Calendar – April 23

Today Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Puzzle pets will be made. Open to students in grades K-6. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Yoga — 7 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales […]

My Turn – I hope you’ll be safe and sound

Uneventful days. They aren't our favorites. Put a long string of uneventful days together, and we start longing for something big to happen… a huge shift in the weather, a grand celebration, the closing of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. We need excitement. On the other hand, too many days crowded […]

Radio reboot upcoming

The Communication Department at Eastern New Mexico University is looking to reboot its radio station after one-and-a-half years of being off the air. The department is hoping to start streaming content from its website in the upcoming fall semester. Even though ENMU has just finished building its new professional-grade radio station, the Communication Department is […]

Former Portales police officer sentenced to 25 years

The mother of a Portales High School student at the center of charges against former city police officer Victor Castillo told the court her daughter dreamed of becoming a police officer. Castillo pleaded guilty to 17 of 34 charges She said her then 16-year-old daughter's sexual relationship last year with Castillo shattered her trust of […]

ENMU RODEO, TRACK: Women win second consecutive rodeo title

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's women captured their second consecutive rodeo team title over the weekend, winning the Tarleton State rodeo with 375 points to 265 for runnerup Western Texas College. The Zias finished third for the year in Southwest Region competition, scoring 1,530 points to trail only Tarleton (2,730 5/6) and Texas […]

Kingsville completes sweep of Hounds

The struggles continued on Sunday for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Second baseman Ben Villafuerte's tie-breaking, two-run homer kicked off a five-run fifth inning and Texas A&M-Kingsville went on to complete a four-game Lone Star Conference series sweep of the Greyhounds with an 11-5 victory at Greyhound Field. Kingsville (31-15, 14-10 LSC) remained […]

Police Blotter – April 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday Caller reported: 12 a.m.: Requested an officer, 1300 block of South Avenue O. 12 a.m.: Requested an officer, 300 block of South Avenue J. 12:26 a.m.: Their vehicle broke down, 1600 block of South Roosevelt Road 3. 12:40 a.m.: Someone keeps knocking at […]

School menus

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Eggs & Cheese Biscuit. Lunch — Chicken Spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch and oranges. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana Bread. Lunch — Goldfish Turkey & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers & ranch, chilled mixed fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage Biscuit. Lunch — Mac & Cheese, green […]

Composting food waste featured on show

Information on composting food waste, working with a no-bake polymer clay and preparing healthy lunches and snacks will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Business partners, Christy Kabbani and Nicky Poloski will explain their concept at Two Mothers Foods where they compost all vegetarian waste in order to […]

On The Shelves

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Gun Digest Book of Classic American Combat Rifles presents a unique compilation of articles on the greatest firearms developed since 1776, analyzing the design, performance, historical perspective, and even the shortcomings of rifles used by American troops in battle from the American Revolution to the present […]

Senior Happenings

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 Sit & Be Fit; 10 a.m. Jewelry Pals; 1 p.m. Beg. Line dance; 2 p.m. Line dance; 5 p.m. Social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. Jam Session Wednesday: 8:30 Sit & Be Fit; 1 p.m. Crafts Thursday: Blood Pressure; 8 a.m. […]

Club Notes

DAR The El Portal Chapter of the DAR met on April 13 in the home of Jody Lowry. Pam Wallace called the meeting to order and led the opening rituals. Carolyn Thompson read the President General's message followed by Cori Snobble, who gave the National Defense minute combined with the Indian minute. As her state […]

Engagements April 21, 2013

Stone – Walker Gary and LaWana Stone of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sherry Stone of Clovis, to Shayne Walker of Clovis, son of Mike and Shanna Walker of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 22, 2013. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Wayland Baptist University. She is […]