ENMU Talent Search prepares students for the future

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The 2013 Talent Search Math and Science Camp instructors and chaperones pose for a group photo outside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Local students received a summer dose of math and science from July 8-12 during the ENMU Talent Search Math and Science Camp 2013. The week-long camp was held on the campus of ENMU for incoming ninth-grade students from Clovis and Portales. Doris Anaya, director of the TRiO […]

Rain gives some reason to be optimistic

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com With more than 4 inches of rain in June and July, even dryland farmers have a reason to be optimistic. “Most fields you drive by are in a lot better shape than we’ve seen in several years,” said Patrick Kircher, Roosevelt County Extension Office ag agent. “Any rain […]

Local Brief: Local injured in car accident

A 38-year-old Portales woman was listed in critical condition Monday, according to a spokesman at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Casey Turnbough was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in the area of NM 209 and Curry Road 21, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. She was life-flighted to UMC. Waller said the crash occurred […]

Meetings Watch: ENM Board of Regents — July 23

The Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents approved the following Research and Public Service Projects funding requests for the 2015 fiscal year Monday. The requests need the approval of the Higher Education Department and state Legislature. Athletics: $3.62 million Supports athletes in 13 sports, providing grants-in-aid, training and competition equipment, and funding for travel to […]

Police Blotter — July 23

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 3:57 p.m.: Requested case number for warrant service, 1700 block of North Boston. • 4:26 p.m.: Residential burglar alarm, 2200 block of Boxwood Circle. • 4:45 p.m.: Having chest pain, 300 block of N.M. 478. • 4:51 p.m.: Irate male, 700 block of Wiley […]

Meetings Watch: Legislative Water Committee/ Drought Subcommittee — July 23

The State Legislative Water and Natural Resources Committee and the Drought Subcommittee will meet Wednesday through Friday at the Clovis Civic Center to discuss the following: Wednesday (noon 12-5 p.m.) Meteorologist Chuck Jones will present a drought update that includes a historical perspective on the drought as well as a short and long term outlook. […]

Events Calendar — July 23

Today Free Summer Film — 9 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:40 p.m., Allen Theatres in Clovis. “Arthur Christmas” will be screened. Rated PG. Information: 763-7713. We Dig Crafts — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. The theme is “Dig in the Dirt.” Crafts include fairy and gnome houses. Open to children in grades 2-6. Information: 356-3940. Boot […]

My Turn: All children must learn this one

I call this “ponderings from a goat head patch,” as I have just spent the past four hours in a goat head patch doing some pondering. Give a tiny little plant the proverbial inch, along with a bit of rain and inattention, and it will become the size of a Volkswagen bug. All children must […]

Newcomers doing well

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Kennedy Kirkpatrick of Lovington makes her turn around a barrel in Saturday’s short go of the girls 19-and-under barrel racing in the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals at Curry County Events Center in Clovis. Kirkpatrick’s time was 18.459 seconds.

By Dave Wagner CMI sportswriter dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Dalton Kasel and Sergio Cervantes each got a bit of a late start in High Plains Junior Rodeo Association competition, but both seem to have transitioned just fine. Both youngsters clinched season-long HPRJA championships this weekend, Kasel in the age 13-15 bull riding division and Cervantes in […]

Our People: Roll player


Constance Williams, 31, a wife, mother and a business owner, does not shy away from having fun. What does Williams find fun? Being part of the Clovis Roller Derby’s Dirty Curry Prairie Dollz. Williams grew up in Pampa, Texas, and now lives in Clovis with her husband, Jamaal, who is a Clovis native, and son. […]

Tire change easier said than done

Vacations are supposed to be a time of rest, reflection and relaxation. More often when I’m involved they’re a time of dejection, drama and depression. Such was the case this past week when we took a trip to Red River in the northern mountains of New Mexico. My first clue should have been the weather […]

Birthdays — July 21

Gonzales Max S. Gonzales of Melrose celebrated his 90th birthday July 13, 2013, at Melrose Park. The celebration was hosted by his children. Gonzales was born July 13, 1923, in Fort Sumner. He has 11 children, 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. The celebration was open to friends and family.

Reunions — July 21

Greathouse The 57th Greathouse Reunion was held July 13 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. The group looked at scrapbooks, shared stories and enjoyed visitation during a delicious potluck dinner. President Regina Harris called the business meeting to order. Sheryl Abdill read correspondence from Kathy McAlavy in Florida, Lovell Greathouse in Georgia, Roma Greathouse in […]

Weddings — July 21

Lovvorn-Newman Kim Lovvorn of Hereford, Texas, and Ben Newman of Clovis were joined in marriage July 12, 2013 at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The Rev. David Gardiner performed the beachfront wedding. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Lovvorn of Hereford, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene […]

Engagements — July 21

Hay-Mefford Donald and Daris Hay of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tonya Hay, of Portales, to Paul Mefford, of Santa Rosa, son of Tircia Garcia of Santa Rosa. The couple will exchange vows 2 p.m. July 27, 2013, at Portales Church of God. The reception will be at the church […]

On the shelves — July 21

The following books are available:   Clovis-Carver Public Library Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier and The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman were given by the Scott Hulder family in memory of Claude Earl Brown. Open This Little Book celebrates the power of books in a fun story that will entertain the youngest reader […]

Senior calendar — July 21

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

Old house hides memories

Under the circumstances, it seems appropriate that the piped in music consists of songs like – Glenn Miller’s “American Patrol.” or Vaughn Monroe’s “When the Lights Go On Again, All Over The World.” That is, after all, the music that most of them danced to, as young adults. Like my father, a huge number of […]

Creative Living — July 21

Information on creating oriental designs using fondant and how to use essential oils for various skin types will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to show how to create oriental designs for cakes using fondant, a […]

Sunland making comeback


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The nation’s largest organic peanut butter processor is a month away from having its products back on shelves nationwide, according to the company’s president. Sunland Inc. President Jimmy Shearer says the company has made some major changes to its food safety procedures as demanded by the Food and […]