Triple-digit heat

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Siblings Peyton Williams, front, and Abby Ontiveros try to cool off and create a splash Monday at the city swimming pool. The pair’s mother said the hot weather called for a trip to the pool. Saturday through Monday were three hottest consecutive days this year.

Staff report The temperature hit triple digits Monday for the first time in 2014. In fact, Saturday through Monday were the three hottest consecutive days, according to Accuweather.com Meteorologist Steve Travis said it wasn’t a record-breaker. Travis said relief from Monday’s 100-degree heat is on its way. A cold front will be blowing cooler air […]

Events calendar — July 1

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Memorial Building. Information: 356-5307. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., Memorial Building. Information: 356-6662. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool […]

Texting and driving ban starts today

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By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com It terrifies 21-year-old Taylor Hill when he’s a passenger in his friend’s vehicle while he texts and drives. “I have a friend who uses his phone while driving and he swerves a lot,” said Hill, a pre-medical student at Eastern New Mexico University from Edgewood. “It freaks me out.” […]

ENMU alumnus steps up at RGH

By Rae Arnett Staff writer rarnett@pntonline.com Greg McFarland, a former Eastern New Mexico University basketball player, is making slam-dunks for Roosevelt General Hospital in the marketing department. The ENMU alumnus has been with RGH for six months and is stepping up to help while Amber Hamilton, RGH Liaison, is on leave. Where are you from? […]

Consortium teaches dairy management

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College students who participated in the 2014 U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium watched a slide show Friday showing pictures of their adventures on dairies over the course of the six-week program.

By Alisa Boswell Staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Educational programs are not keeping pace with the growing dairy business in the Southwest, according to Michael Tomaszewski, professor of dairy management at Texas A&M University. Tomaszewski is one of the coordinators of the recently completed U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium held in conjunction with Clovis Community College. […]

Police blotter — July 1

Here is a sampling of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs. Caller reported: Friday • 12:11 a.m.: Ambulance request, 800 block of East Amazon. • 6:51 a.m.: Larceny, 300 block of South Roosevelt Road R 1/2. • 7:31 a.m.: Criminal damage, U.S. 70. • 7:42 a.m.: Ambulance request, 800 block of West 19th Street. […]

Grateful for this amazing nation

By Sandy Fields Local columnist So many reasons I’m beyond thrilled to be an American. Truly, my list could go on and on. Well, you know how I love to travel, so my thoughts take me there today. I’m so thankful to hold an American passport with all the freedom it provides. I come and […]

Our People: Finding True joy

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Dan True is an Amarillo celebrity, World War II veteran, scientist, author of four books, and a father and grandfather. But most Clovis residents probably know him as the short guy in a khaki shirt riding his bicycle around lunchtime. True, born Dec. 8, 1924, in Nashville, Tennessee, has copies of “Flying Free: The Story […]

Nieka Style: Keep patriotism fashionable

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I can’t believe we’re already entering a new month this week and the Fourth of July is Friday. This holiday’s festivities are among my favorites of all celebrations. Fireworks, darling! No matter if you’re lighting up a firecracker show, watching a grandiose display or both, it is one great day for family, friends and parties. […]

Terry: I’ll never understand your football

I’ll never forget the day our high school PE student teacher told us we were going to spend the next week playing football. We questioned if it would be touch or flag. He replied, “No, no , you don’t understand, we’re going to play futbol — you know, soccer.” The coach in question was a […]

Davis: Remember history’s sacrifices

The 3-inch-tall lead colonial soldier painted to represent our great, great many times grandfather on my dad’s side, a man who fought in the American Revolution, is on display for “his” favorite holiday. Independence Day approaches this coming Friday. Since you will be reading this column on Sunday, you’ll still have plenty of time to […]

Creative Living — Boil in a bag tips on new show

Information on interior design, making a tee-shirt scarf, and how to do insertion lace machine embroidery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Interior designer Kimball Starr is going to explain the tools you can use to change how you perceive the shape of a room’s interior as […]

Graduations — June 29

Anaya Jerome Anaya of Clovis is one of 1,193 graduates to receive degrees May 17 at the 146th Worcester Polytechnic Institute commencement ceremony in Worcester, Massachusetts. Anaya was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Engagements — June 29

Medlock-Massey The parents and family of Kelsey Massey and Cody Medlock are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Kelsey is the daughter of Kevin Massey of Roswell and Kandie Banks of Portales. Cody is the son of Jay Medlock of Springfield, Missouri, and Regina Henson of Portales. The wedding is 5 p.m. July […]

Club Notes — June 29

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club’s June 11 meeting was held at Muffley’s Back Door in Clovis and was called to order by President Jacque Wuest. Refreshments and the program were presented by Donna Whitfield. She demonstrated how natural oils can enhance our liver. Native plants in pure oil concentrate can be beneficial by their […]

On the Shelves — June 29

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library John Wayne: The Genuine Article by Michael Goodman provides a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, interviews, and letters to give readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time, tracing the rise of an ordinary man […]

Senior Calendar — June 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); […]

Honor Rolls — June 29

Some students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Mesa Elementary Third grade A Honor roll Ashley Nguyen Abigail Thompson Tyla Ton Wyatt Tolle Hana Sherman Safeer Raza Draven Ramirez Brooklyn Parkinson Karlie Mitchell Laikyn Lethgo Amelia Koonce Zayda Hernandez Kenzie Bowman Emmy-Kate Arnett Kendal Byrd Azlyn Crain Sarah Garcia Camden Green Alexandria […]

Mission complete

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Ken Conaway, left, and Bill Foster show how they built benches for the pool from scrap wood.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com When Ken Conaway and his wife, Judy, arrived at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home all the way from Alabama over three weeks ago, the children were a little hesitant to greet them. Conaway came with 25 other members of their organization, Alabama Campers on a Mission (COM), to […]

Slow construction affects city revenue fund

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The city’s revenue fund came up short this fiscal year from what was projected in the budget, but the Portales city manager said the reason why may surprise some. With gross receipts taxes making up approximately 75 percent of Portales’ revenue fund, Portales City Manager Doug Redmond said retail […]