Club notes — March 30

Friends of Oasis State Park Members of Friends of Oasis held their first fishing event of the year at Oasis State Park. The two-day event, held March 22-23, was the “Fifth Annual Trout Derby.” Tagged fish represented the amount of prize money. Drawings for door prizes every half hour was an added bonus. Thank you […]

Be it peanuts or trees, local passion shows

Goober Gulch was the good news capital of eastern New Mexico last week. Two of our more precious assets — jobs and trees — appear to have been saved. First came news about Portales’ Sunland peanut processing plant, whose operators filed for bankruptcy last year: The facility is so treasured, a couple of major companies […]

On the shelves — March 30

The following books are now available for check-out: Clovis-Carver Public Library Greater Than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965 by Sarah Thuesen was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Ange Green. Drawing on archival records and oral histories, this book gives voice to students, parents, teachers, […]

No-sew pillows on upcoming show

Information on making a no-sew pillow with a faux quilting technique using rubber stamps, why dry beans are good for our health, and how to build and finish a custom cornice will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lisa Rojas is going to demonstrate how to create a […]

Old TV mascots creepy

Since the latter part of the 19th century brand mascots have been a staple in advertising for companies large and small. Sometimes there use has verged on the creepy and things don’t always go the company way. For instance, Taco Bell is well past its Chihuahua spokesperson and has co-opted brand mascot leader Ronald McDonald […]

Last days deserve best attention

Wendel Sloan

We can argue about politics, patriotism, science, religion, wars, pop stars, sports heroes, marijuana, immigration, gay marriage, guns, healthcare, climate change, parenting, genetic engineering, employment, minimum wage, taxes, education, social programs … What we can’t argue with is at the end of life, none of it matters. In their final years — whether in nursing […]

Living his dream

Kevin Wilson: Clovis Media, Inc.
Kevin Wilson: Clovis Media Inc.
Trevor Carter, a Texas native, trains horses outside of Clovis with his wife Tara. He met Tara, a Clovis native, while working at a ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Trevor Carter finished fourth place recently in a qualifier for Road to a Horse. His road to a career in horses started years before. Carter, 33, is a Texas native who trains horses with his wife, Tara, just outside of Clovis. He is a horse trainer and clinician. He owns six horses himself, but the […]

Answers, questions in your dreams

Neuroscientists tell us that those who claim they never dream, simply do not remember what they have dreamt. They tell us, from their research, that dreams are a necessary part of the neurological resolution of issues going on in our conscious and our subconscious realities. Far more intriguing, of course, are the times and places […]

Big style challenging in little town

Are you all dressed up and have nowhere to go? Do you have items in your closet that you adore but feel are a bit too much for your small town? If this is you, then here are some “NiekaStyle” fashion dos and don’ts to consider when dressing up your big style in your small […]

School menus — March 30

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Bean burrito. Lunch – Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, oriental veggies, chilled fruit, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Sloppy Joe on a bun, sweet potato fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, green peas, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Bean & cheese burrito with salsa, Spanish […]

Events calendar — March 30

Today Dead Man’s Cell Phone — 2 p.m., Studio Theater, University Theater Center. General Admission: $5, or free with a current ENMU student ID Information: Shirlene Peters, 562-2711. The Floyd Lion Club 64th annual Jamboree – 2 p.m., Floyd School Gym. Tickets are $6 at the door. Information: Dave Nash, 478-2574. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 […]

PHS squads ninth in Hobbs track meet

CMI staff HOBBS — Portales High’s track teams each finished ninth on Friday in the 10-school Gene Wells Relays track meet. The PHS boys scored 30 points, with junior Michael Nichols finishing second in long jump at 20 feet, 4 inches, posting third-place finishes in both hurdles races and running on two scoring relays. Host […]

Remembering close calls

Have you had some close calls in your life? I’m thinking about those times you were almost in a big accident or almost run over by a car or train or something like that. I got to thinking about this the other day while I was riding my bicycle and was almost hit by a […]

Portales man pleads guilty to sex charges

CMI staff A Portales man has pleaded guilty to sex charges related to a 2011 sting operation by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Morgan, 27, faces up to three years in jail for charges of soliciting a child using an electronic device for the purposes of engaging in a sexual act — a third-degree […]

Dangers abound for our burry friends

All they need is one little window of opportunity and it’s theirs. The list of things they should avoid is pretty long, and most of it comes part and parcel with the daily functions of being human — from chewing gum to a rainbow of medications. Yet most of them will chow, chomp and chew […]

Freshman Friday


By Christina Calloway For a long-standing tradition, the Lions Club Floyd Jamboree’s organizers love newcomers. Celebrating 64 years, Lions Club member Fred Patterson said new acts give the show and the house band a breath of fresh air. Friday night’s show featured two freshmen on the Jamboree stage among the mix of other veteran […]

Merchandise dump drives local officials nuts

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
A bulldozer crushes hundreds of jars of peanut butter from defunct Sunland Inc. on Friday afternoon at the Clovis landfill.

By Christina Calloway Locals think there could have been better uses for the near million jars of peanut butter that were dumped in Clovis’ landfill. The criticized move was made to expedite the sale of Sunland Inc.’s peanut-processing plant to Golden Boy Foods Ltd. of Canada, a $26 million deal that is expected to […]

Texas Woman’s edges Zias in opener, claims sweep

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team came within two innings of extending its winning streak to three games, but left Friday afternoon with a two-game losing skid instead. Visiting Texas Woman’s rallied for two runs in the sixth to take a 4-3 lead, then took a 5-4 win when leftfielder Tealey Farquhar homered […]

Suit between former Clovis coach, NMAA comes to close

CMI staff The legal battle between former Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler and the New Mexico Activities Association came to an official close this week. The U.S. District Court in Santa Fe on Wednesday filed an order of dismissal with prejudice, meaning neither party will bring the issue back to court again. Each […]

Angelo exploits Hound miscues to claim win

CMI staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team continues to struggle trying to close out close games in Lone Star Conference play. Junior first baseman Blake Cooper belted his second home run of the game, a two-out, two-run shot in the top of the ninth, but the Rams responded for three […]