Dora School News — Aug. 27

Pictures Today classes will be taking individual and class portraits along with cheer and football pictures. Wednesday classes will do any make-up pictures for those who were not in attendance Tuesday, plus pictures of volleyball teams, class officers, and organization officers. Preschool program begins Preschool teacher Patty Mohon and her assistants Elaine Schneider and Stacy […]

Udall internships available

Fall internships with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., are open to New Mexico college students and will take place at his congressional offices including Portales, according to a press release from Udall’s office. The senator is looking for students interested in gaining experience in public service. The other office locations include Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Las […]

Meetings Watch: ENM Board of Regents — Aug. 27

The following took place at the Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents meeting on Monday: President Dr. Steve Gamble reported that student enrollment for the fall 2013 semester will likely be down. The final numbers won’t be official until September, but as of now there is about a 1 percent decrease in enrollment. He reported […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 27

Today Boot camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.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. Thursday Belly dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales […]

Green chair full of grace

I have this green chair. I found it one day at a local second hand store, and knew it was perfect. My patterned green carpet and the fabric on this graceful chair were made for one another. As it goes in a small town, the store keeper told me who had owned the chair previously, […]

Our People: Fighting butterflies

Courtesy photo: Roy Saucedo
Roy “Hot Sauce” Sauced and his fiancé, Hillary Rando, celebrate after Saucedo’s IFC title fight in April.

Roy “Hot Sauce” Saucedo was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. He is the father of three children, and he is engaged to Hillary, Rando who also has a son. Saucedo, 27, is best known for his Mixed Martial Arts fighting in which he holds an 8-0 record. He fights in the 145 pound featherweight […]

School Menus — Aug. 25

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast – breakfast Pizza. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – cinnamon roll. Lunch – chicken sandwich, baked french fries, veggie cup & ranch, fruity jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – mini pancakes. Lunch – Chicken taco/ salsa, seasoned pinto beans, corn on the cob, […]

On the Shelves — Aug. 25

The following books are available: Clovis-Carver Public Library Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Gone West by Carola Dunn combines an […]

Senior Happenings — Aug. 25

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.; Monthly member meeting 11 a.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Dance […]

Birth — Weinheimer

Carson Allen Weinheimer was born July 1, 2013 to Paul Weinheimer and Lizette Weinheimer of Amarillo. He weighed eight pounds, four ounces. His grandparents are John Meador and Elizabeth Meador of Clovis and Pat Weinheimer and Maggie Weinheimer of Amarillo. His great-grandparents are Onie Meador and the later Raymond Meador and Leon Walker and Alma […]

Engagements — Stroup-Carrera

Ramon Gamaliel Carrera and Rosalinda Carrera announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Celina Carrera of Clovis to Tyler Stroup, of Dora, son of Brady Lee Stroup and Angel Allison Stroup of Dora. The couple will exchange vows September 14, 2013 at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will be at The Yam […]

Anniversary — Whitted

Loran Whitted and Billie Jean Whitted celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 9, 2013, at their home in Clovis. The celebration was with two of their daughters and their two great-grandaughters. The couple was married Aug. 28, 1953 in Clovis at the Church of Christ. They have three daughters, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He […]

Childhood a time of innocence

What are the memories that you associate with school? I guess, in particular, what are the memories you associate with elementary school? The high school where I teach has recently relocated across town, in order to be nearer to our elementary campus. This presents a chance to be near a world which I have only […]

That was a close one

Flashing lights in your rear view mirror — never a good sight. Twice in a week’s time and you start to question your driving ability just a little. It all started on a trip to Las Cruces recently. I wasn’t rushed, didn’t need to push myself on the drive to make a schedule, just a […]

Coolest county companions


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Saturday might as well have been designated children’s day at the Roosevelt County Fair, as activities geared towards the little ones dominated the action early. The pet show brought out some of the coolest companions in the county and the stick horse race highlighted a family fun […]

It must be a trick question


“The data is clear – Calves that arrive healthy and stay healthy at the feedlot make more money.” This was printed in bold letters at the beginning of an article in one of our industry publications. What! I read the headline again. What’s the catch? I turned it over and read it upside down. It […]

Area Road Construction — Aug. 25

Area road construction and closure information for this week: City of Clovis Beginning Monday, Norris Street will be open to traffic between Mollie Circle And Wilhite Road. Norris Street will be closed from the south side of Mollie Circle to Llano Estacado beginning Monday for reconstruction of the area which will begin with utility relocations […]

Rams blank NMMI; Lady Rams post first win

CMI staff ROSWELL — New Mexico Military had the statistical edge — except in the category that counted. Junior forward Jose Barron took a through ball from sophomore midfielder Christian Martinez, then knocked his his own rebound off goalkeeper Juan Tafich in the 65th minute on Saturday as Portales edged the Colts 1-0 in the […]

Proof that aliens live among us

I firmly believe in UFOs (“Unidentified” Flying Objects). No doubt, billions have misidentified kites, blimps, balloons, asteroids, weather phenomena… Since it would take Earth’s fastest rocket 50,000 years to reach our nearest star, which is too hostile for life, the odds of a spacecraft visiting tiny Earth — out of unknown trillions of astral bodies […]

Spouses of veterans deserving of full federal benefits

— The Record Journal of Meriden (Conn.) The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should extend full federal benefits to retired military personnel with same-sex spouses. Continued refusal to do so is irrational. Resistance conflicts with recently established precedents. Last July, U.S. Supreme Court judges altered portions of the Defense of Marriage Act that prevented gay […]