My turn: Holiday’s best part? Arrival

Last weekend’s snow reminded me of the Thanksgiving I almost missed 33 years ago. I was a freshman at ENMU, and while I hardly suffered from homesickness, I was eager for my first extended holiday, especially since it was to be shared with a visiting Rotary exchange student from New Zealand, Mandy, who became part […]

Events calendar — Nov. 28

Today Community Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Building. Delivery orders for homebound and handicapped Roosevelt County residents must be called in by 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Information: City Hall at 356-6662 or Veda at 693-3319. Sunday Secret Santa Basketball Game — 2 p.m., Portales Ram Athletic Center. The Clovis Fire Department will take […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Nov. 27

Boys Dora  87, San Jon 35 San Jon (0-1) — Carl Webb 6, Dylan Bryant 7, Joseph Benevides 3, Jory Byrd 3, Jake Thurman 6, Gage Conway 10. Totals 13 6-11 35. Dora (1-0) — Eddie Arzate 5, Jesus Villegas 5, Jestin Watson 5, Josh Walker 6, Dalton Privett 27, Dylan Privett 32, Koby Cone […]

Brawl mars finish of ENMU loss to Chaps

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU senior Cornelius Cammock goes up for a layup against the defense of Lubbock Christian freshman Isaac Cardona during Tuesday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Cornelius, a transfer from Abilene Christian, scored 13 points in the Greyhounds’ 72-69 loss to the Chaparrals.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — For the second time in a week, the Eastern New Mexico University and Lubbock Christian men’s basketball teams played a tight, emotional game that came down to the end. Last week at Lubbock, ENMU scored the final 14 points in Lubbock to pull out a five-point […]

List for which to be thankful long one

A few things for which we are thankful during this week of Thanksgiving: • Portales’ Joe Parie, who’s been helping to feed hungry people and give away coats for a decade. We are surrounded by Joe Paries, of course, and they all seem to have the same attitude he voiced this week: “If the people […]

Commissaries face gravest threat

Tasked by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to find ways to preserve force readiness amid sharply falling budgets, his comptroller and the Joint Staff have asked the Defense Commissary Agency for a plan to close all stateside base grocery stores, say military resale community sources. Time will tell if this is just the loudest warning shot […]

My turn: Jay—Z makes being forever young look easy

I think I figured out why I’ve been latching onto childhood memories and expressing my distaste for adulthood lately. I’m less than two months away from turning 25. The desire to splash in puddles with my snow boots, the cartoons I’ve been watching lately; the signs are all there. I’m subconsciously acting immature because I’m […]

Police blotter — Nov. 27

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 8:43 a.m.: Alarm activation, 300 block of West Second. • 9:43 a.m.: Traffic hazard, U.S. 70. • 9:44 a.m.: Requested deputy, Portales. • 10:11 a.m.: Animal complaint, 200 block of East 11th Street. • 10:14 a.m.: Animal complaint, 300 block of South Avenue A. […]

Lots for which to be thankful

You knew this was coming, right? You had to see this coming. I’m thankful the only thing I really need on Black Friday is a memory card, and I don’t have to set the alarm for 6 a.m. I’m thankful my mileage and expense reimbursement for the month is the exact amount of my credit […]

Events calendar — Nov. 27

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Thursday Community Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Building. Delivery orders for homebound and handicapped Roosevelt County residents must be called in by 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Information: City Hall at 356-6662 or Veda at 693-3319. Sunday Secret Santa Basketball Game — 2 p.m., […]