Our People: Pioneer of the Year

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Evelyn Cater and husband Oliver in their later years.

Evelyn Cater has truly earned her 2013 Roosevelt County Pioneer of the Year title. To be eligible for the annual award, one must be a resident of the county for at least 40 years. Cater was born just south of Elida on July 9, 1922, to Silas and Alice McCabe. She graduated from Elida High [...]

On the Shelves — Sept. 1

These publications are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary brings the beloved 9-year-old Ramona Quimby back for another year of troubles and triumphs as she begins fourth grade, tells everyone about her new baby sister, and shows off her amazing playground skills. Where’s Waldo Now? by Martin Handford consists of [...]

Simplifying our life topic on show

Information on incorporating ribbon in needlepoint designs, simplifying our life, and making fleece quilts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Sandy Grossman-Morris is going to show how to incorporate ribbon as embellishment when doing needlepoint project and designs. Her company is Sandy Grossman-Morris Design and she lives [...]

School Menus — Sept. 1

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school — Labor Day Tuesday: Breakfast — banana bread. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes and ranch, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch — bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast — chicken [...]

Honors — Krake

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Carol Krake as Auxilian of the month of July 2013. Krake joined the auxiliary in April 2005. She has served as co-chair on the scrapbook committee, is currently coordinator of publicity and on the gift shop ordering committee. In addition, Krake enjoys crafting the seasonal wreaths and decorations for [...]

Senior Happenings — Sept. 1

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.; Dance 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5 / person (Clovis); 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis) Thursday: [...]

Labor day more than day off

Growing up in the western Pennsylvania area, home to many small river towns, to cities like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Wheeling, Erie, one is weaned on the dignity of work, on the expectation of work, on the idea that expecting to be supported by others —the so called welfare mentality — is not even an option. At [...]

Lady Rams dispatch SFIS

KEVIN WILSON: CMI staff photo
Portales senior Peri Cox sets the ball for junior McKenzie Bucksath in the first game of a match against Santa Fe Indian School Saturday afternoon at Portales High School. Portales defeated the visiting Lady Braves in three sets.

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Santa Fe Indian School’s volleyball squad has a level it wants to get to in November. As August concludes, Portales is already there. The Lady Rams quickly dispatched the visiting Lady Braves, using giant runs in each game of a 25-5, 25-13, 25-15 win Saturday afternoon at the [...]

Hounds anxious for opener with Highlands

Tony Bullocks: CMI photo
ENMU sophomore quarterback Ryan Greene barks out signals while under center at Saturday’s scrimmage at Blackwater Draw. It was the team’s final intrasquad scrimmage before next week’s season opener at home against New Mexico Highlands.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Enough of this scrimmaging already. It’s time for the Eastern New Mexico University football team to get on with the season. The Greyhounds went at it in their third intrasquad scrimmage of the fall on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium, but senior tight end Evan Tooley [...]

Lady Rams erupt for seven second-half goals; Rams fall to Ruidoso

CMI staff RUIDOSO — It took the Portales Lady Rams a while to get going Saturday. Once they did, though, the roof fell in on the Ruidoso Lady Warriors. Leading just 2-1, the Lady Rams erupted for six goals in the final 18 minutes en route to an 8-1 romp. The PHS boys weren’t as [...]