The telephone is ringing, probably for me

Grant McGee

When the phone rings are you quick to answer it? The Lady of the House and I were kicking back in our recliners recently talking about this. “Remember how the telephone used to ring and you’d jump up and answer it?” I reminisced. “Excuse me?” said The Lady of the House. “Who used to run […]

Friday area prep summaries — Feb. 21

BOYS District 4-2A Texico 48, Tucumcari 40 Texico (23-2, 5-1) — Justin Rucker 8, Gentry Doolittle 6, Brannon Karger 5, Kendall Naceanceno 11, Miguel Reyna 16, Mitchell Pinnell 2. Totals 19 7-20 48. Tucumcari (11-15, 0-6) — D’Ontee Sandoval 3, Mark Preciado 3, Cody Ryan 16, John Paul Garcia 13, Daniel Lopez 2, Medrick Henderson […]

Charges dropped due to error, refiled

CMI staff Charges against a Portales man arrested earlier this week on 167 counts of sexual exploitation of children were dropped and filed again Friday after an identification mishap by an officer, according to the Portales chief of police. Robert Hawkins, 24, was incorrectly identified by officers as being 43, according to Portales Police Chief […]

Fingers crossed

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer The New Mexico Legislative session ended on Thursday with lawmakers sending Gov. Susana Martinez a $233 million capital outlay package. Curry and Roosevelt Counties combined for a total of $2.91 million in requests, with the most money requested for a single project being a new football stadium […]

Two injured in car crash

CMI staff Two people were injured in a single car crash on N.M. 467 and County Road O on Friday, according to the Clovis Fire Department. One victim was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center and is in stable condition. The second victim was airlifted to University Hospital in Lubbock and is currently in critical […]

Curry County employees certified

CMI staff Three Curry County employees have received certification as public officials, according to a release from the county. Clerk Rosalie Riley, Construction and Safety Officer Ben Roberts and Appraiser Sam Kelley were honored in a Jan. 23 ceremony in Santa Fe conducted by the New Mexico EDGE County College. The three were required to […]

CHS swimmers set 10 school records at state

CMI staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s swimmers advanced seven boys and six girls entries to today’s state championship (top eight) finals in Friday’s preliminary state competition at Albuquerque Academy, setting 10 school records in the process. The Wildcats also sent three boys and four girls entries to today’s consolation finals (ninth through 16th in the […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Feb. 22

MEN Tarleton State (21-1, 11-1 LSC) at ENMU (13-11, 6-6) • When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: Tarleton State beat West Texas A&M 81-68 at Stephenville, Texas, while the Greyhounds lost the same night at Texas A&M-Commerce 78-71. • Last meeting: The Texans got off to […]

Zias split pair of games in Rattler Invitational

CMI staff SAN ANTONIO — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team reached the .500 mark briefly on Friday, then fell back when a late rally in the second game fell short. ENMU (6-7) scored five runs in the first, but needed an RBI groundout from Amanda Martinez to slip past Rogers State 6-5 in the […]

Thursday area prep summaries — Feb. 20

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Dora senior Josh Walker pulls up for a shot over Jal’s Jordan Lujan, right, during the first half of Thursday night’s District 8-1A boys matchup at Dora. The Coyotes clinched the regular-season championship with an 80-36 win over the Panthers.

BOYS District 8-1A Dora 80, Jal 36 Jal (5-15, 1-5) — Jaime Lujan 3, Ryan Beckham 2, Anthony Anderson 6, Servando Navarrette 2, Jordan Lujan 3, Adrian Rodriguez 9, Lorenzo Vargas 11. Totals 12 10-13 36. Dora (22-4, 6-0) — Eddie Arzate 7, Jesus Villegas 7, Daniel Stephens 3, Sam McConnell 2, Josh Walker 11, […]

Zias falter in second half

CMI staff DENTON, Texas — Texas Woman’s went on runs of 7-0 and 14-0 early in the second half to take control and the Pioneers posted a 71-58 Lone Star Conference women’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico. Junior forward Ria Pateraki scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Pioneers (15-9, 10-4 LSC), […]

‘It’s just a fact, but a fact it is’

Curtis Shelburne

It’s just a fact, but a fact it is, that the teachers who most influenced my life early on were Methodists. San Jacinto Elementary in Amarillo, Texas, was evidently a hotbed of Methodism. Or maybe it was just that my primary school path there was colored by the presence of three of them. Someday I’ll […]

Leaving you with these last remaining thoughts

Joan Clayton

Change can sometimes be hard. We get used to the way things are and we want to keep the old and the familiar. But God uses change in our lives to help us grow and mature and to be able to adapt and to learn life lessons that he reveals to us through change. Our […]

Inspired search turned up movie gold mine

Alisa Boswell

A conversation I had at work recently about 1950s and 1960s movies inspired me to do a search on YouTube regarding certain genres from that era. What I found was a gold mine of full-length movies ranging from the late 1930s to the early 1960s and titled play lists, such as the Mystery Murder Suspense […]

Events calendar — Feb. 21

Today 5th Annual High Plains Men’s Conference — 6:30 p.m., Meet and Greet. Victory Life Church Coffee House. Information: Church Office: 356-4901 Leonard Stanton: 760-1116 Eastern Athletic Club’s 4th Annual All You Can Eat Crab Fest — Seating 1: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Seating 2: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Yam Theater. Information: 562-2153 […]

Police blotter — Feb. 21

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:23 a.m.: Officer requested, 1500 block of South Avenue H. • 1:19 a.m.: Domestic, 400 block of South Avenue A. • 6:51 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of West Third Street. • 7:04 a.m.: Prisoner transport, 100 block of Airport Road. • 7:36 a.m.: […]

Meet the … Poll workers enjoy meeting new people

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer The Portales City Council municipal elections will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 4 at the Memorial Building, but for the ones working the polls they have to devote their whole day to it. The poll workers of the municipal election are asked to work on election […]

That’s a wrap, folks

Courtesy photo: Clayton Barber gives a demonstration on fire resistant clothing at the New Mexico Ag Expo, one of several seminars hosted at the two-day event.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Ag Expo organizers said this year’s seminars garnered good feedback from attendees. In its 22nd year, the New Mexico Ag Expo brought new trends and kept old traditions to cater to the agricultural communities of New Mexico and west Texas. The two-day event wrapped up Wednesday at the […]

Capital outlay package sent to governor

CMI staff In the final few minutes of the New Mexico Legislative session, lawmakers sent Gov. Susana Martinez a $233 million capital outlay package, just before adjournment — 12:01 p.m. for the House of Representatives, 12:11 p.m. for the Senate. The session was to end noon Thursday. Martinez has until March 12 to sign or […]

Meetings watch — Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday morning at Clovis City Hall. • The authority received an audit report from Hinkle and Landers of Albuquerque for the year ending June 2013. The agency reported no findings in the audit. • The authority discussed a $4 million award from the state water trust board […]