Police Blotter — Sept. 22

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Caller reported: • 1:43 a.m.: Narcotics, 300 block of North Prince Street. • 9:32 a.m.: Vehicle Theft, 2000 block of West Grand Avenue. • 10:14 a.m.: Neighbor problem, 800 block of Wallace Street. • 10:23 a.m.: Criminal damage 3000 block of North Main […]

School Menus — Sept. 22

Editor’s Note: The school menus regularly run in the Lifestyles section, but were moved due to space constraints.   Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — chicken spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — banana bread. Lunch — goldfish turkey & cheese sandwich, sweet potato […]

Road Construction — Sept. 22

Area road construction and closure information for this week: City of Clovis The Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard project from 21st Street to Llano Estacado is scheduled to last until May 2014. The project consists of sewer improvements, drainage improvements, curb and gutter, through lanes, two way left turn lane, bike lanes and sidewalks. The […]

Senior Happenings — Sept. 22

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; Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Presentation on Medicaid, noon; Dance, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5/person); 1 p.m., Bingo. Thursday: 9 […]

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. Tuesday Health insurance seminar — Noon, Yam Theatre. John Woosley, district director of […]

Skunk thumping 101

JB and Deb are one of those couples that form the backbone of agriculture. They have a diversified operation that includes livestock, loans, machinery and kids. There are times when it seems they can read each other’s minds. They were coming back across the pasture, her walking, him riding the Polaris Ranger. “Hop up here, […]

On the Shelves — Sept. 22

The following books are available at:   Clovis-Carver Public Library Kearny’s March: The Epic Creation of the American West 1846-1847 by Winston Groom documents the mission by General Stephen Watts Kearny that expanded the United States territory to the Pacific, recounting the formidable dangers faced by his cavalrymen and the roles played by others such […]

Club Notes — Sept. 22

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Sept. 11, with President, Julie Nickles presiding. Esther Bargas led the pledges. Jan Smartnick led the Club Collect, and the invocation was given by Teresa Howard. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved, and the treasurer’s report was filed. The budget for 2013-2014 was discussed and […]

Even ordinary is amazing

Observations on nature from a random, though perhaps not normal, week in New Mexico’s natural world: The special events began last weekend, on a trip back through the caprock. The scenario that unfolded may seem scary to some, yecchy to some, and something to be kept far away from for others. The last part may […]

Fabric, skin care tips coming up

Information on organic skin care products, growing pumpkins and gourds, and making ottomans and tuffets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Vincene Parrinello is the founder of Wai Hope Organic Skincare, and she’s going to talk about why more women and men are turning to organic […]

Birthdays — Sept. 22

Spradlin Margurette Spradlin of Clovis celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday at Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by Don Spradlin, Dana Spradlin, Tami Spradlin and Mary Spradlin Simeone. Margurette Spradlin was born Sept. 19, 1913. in Hollis, Okla. She has four children, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Rams thump Raton to improve to 4-0

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Portales sophomore running back Bronte Staugaard busts through the hole during the first quarter of Friday’s game against Raton at Blackwater Draw. Staugaard scorded five touchdowns, including an 89-yard return of the opening kickoff, and rushed for 233 yards on 23 carries in the Rams’ 57-12 win.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — After struggling a bit during the first two games, the Portales Rams’ offense appears to be operating in high gear now. Sophomore running back Bronte Staugaard returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, then added four other TDs rushing and 233 yards on […]

Hounds score late to edge Air Force JV

CMI staff COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Junior running back Cameron Mikell capped a nine-play, 75-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run with 2:07 left on Friday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a 42-35 victory over the Air Force junior varsity. The game was played as an exhibition by ENMU (1-1). Records from the game are […]

Kingsville beats Zias in three

CMI staff Texas A&M-Kingsville erased a four-point deficit late in the first game and went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 25-15, 25-21 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match on Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Kelsey Washington notched eight kills and 10 digs for the Javelinas (5-5, 1-0 LSC), while Stephanie Johns […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 20

Texico 39, Eunice 7 • Records: Texico 1-3, Eunice 2-2 • Difference: Down 7-0, the Wolverines scored twice in a span of just over a minute to take the lead early in the second period. • Difference-makers: Senior RB Kendall Naceanceno ran for 112 yards and a touchdown. Senior WR/DB Adrian Gomez caught six passes […]

Cleveland’s big plays sink Cats

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis defenders Jordan Holguin, left, and Kaine Bender team up to bring down Cleveland running back Jesse Nieto in the first half Friday at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Three quarters was more than enough for the Cleveland Storm. One quarter was hardly enough for the Clovis Wildcats. Heading into its bye week, the visiting Storm looked every bit the part of a Class 5A state title contender, dominating three quarters on the road to […]

Striking a chord


By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Nearly 40 angelic voices filled the room of the Council of Professors Emeriti building Friday on Eastern New Mexico University’s campus to sing for the one man who had inspired each of them in addition to generations of music students that have attended ENMU. The singers, comprised of current and former […]

In search of ponies: Love outweighs allergies

It’s worth a lot to a lot of people. Itching, red, watery eyes, breathless wheezing, racing heartbeat, sneezing and coughing — just a few of the things that best describe true love. What’s truly amazing is the lengths to which people will go to itch and wheeze. Cats lead the way in offenders, with allergy […]

McGee: Pets definitely have prankster sides

I got to thinking about pets the other day and how they have their own sense of humor. I knew about dogs and how they like to play jokes on humans. For instance, long ago I had a pair of dogs who played a funny on me. I returned one evening to find the two, […]

Portales man indicted in pedestrian accident

CMI staff A Portales man was indicted by a Roosevelt County grand jury Friday on one charge of inflicting great bodily harm by motor vehicle. Jimmy Carley was the driver of a white 2007 Ford van that, according to several witnesses, struck 24-year-old pedestrian Cory Russell at the intersection of University and South Avenue K […]