Smooth transition

In addition to a new academic experience and living on your own for the first time in your life, going to college gives you the opportunity to meet people from different places and backgrounds. Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds defender Ryan Sinclair, 20, is one of those people. He was born and raised in Glasgow, […]

Cooking with kale featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on decorating small living spaces, cooking with kale, and working with clayboard will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, September 30th at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, October 2nd at 12:00 noon. (All times are Mountain.) Kimball Starr is an interior designer, and she is going […]

Club notes — Sept. 28

Portales Altrusa Altrusa met Monday, September 22 in the Zia Room at the Central Annex. Sue Bracksieck called the meeting to order at 12:10. Opening ceremonies were conducted. Minutes were approved. There were 21 members and 3 guest. Guests were Mandi Barnes, Debbie Lambrith and Becky Merrill. Lori Bohm drew for the Queen of Hearts. Donna […]

School menus — Sept. 28

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Choice of chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruity Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast -Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch – Bean & cheese, burrito & salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce […]

The world needs a spirit week

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The world needs a spirit week. Seriously, the world needs a spirit week where we all get dressed up according to various themes and move away from the idea of taking ourselves too seriously. We could start with the denizens of the mideast, who have been fighting with each other […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 28

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m. ; Social night, 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

Shoe choice depends on where you are

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Staff columnist Routine sometimes just gets boring. Sometimes you just need to change up your day to day tasks. For me, well, I tend to refresh the dress once in a while. You know, change up my look here and there. So a couple of days ago I decided to break one […]

ENMU cultivates STEM project

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents approved a list of funding requests to the state Department of Higher Education for the fiscal year 2016 at its Friday meeting. Scott Smart, vice president of ENMU’s business affairs, said seven of the eight funding requests through what is know as […]

Carlos Mencia talks small cities, TV, Robin Williams

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Carlos Mencia has been in standup more than a quarter century, with a career that’s spanned movies, HBO and Comedy Central specials, his own television series (”Mind of Mencia”) and a share of controversies. Mencia, who performed in Clovis in late 2011, spoke with us this week about the show and his last three years […]

To do list — Sept. 28

Today • Operation Christmas Child Presentation — 6 p.m., Parkland Baptist Church, Clovis. Shoebox receiver Elvina Kravchuck will be speaking. Information: 575-762-1779. Monday • History of the pinata — 2 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building’s Pecos Room. Information: 575-562-2451. Tuesday • Books ’n’ Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: […]

SpaceX testing deal bodes well for New Mexico

New Mexico may have lost out on Tesla’s $5 billion battery plant, but its link to launching Americans into space again from U.S. soil grew stronger with NASA’s selection of Boeing and SpaceX to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. SpaceX, another enterprise of Tesla’s daddy, billionaire Elon Musk, has a contract with New […]

Most life may be better without us

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist For readers who barely have time for 300-word columns, I will provide a book-of-the-month summary from my bookshelves. My first selection is “The Web of Life” by John A. Storer. The 1953 book, retailing for 50 cents (bought for 10 cents at the Portales Public Library sale), is timeless. “The […]

Society needs to redefine manhood

By Tom McDonald State columnist Thanks, NFL, for sparking a worthy national conversation. When it comes to the issue of domestic violence, you’ve given us a wealth of examples about how not to behave. Of course, it’s more important to talk about how such violence hits us at home, in our local communities, but it’s […]

NMMI keeps Rams winless at home

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntline Home, not so sweet, home. Everardo Ahumada scored a pair of goals and New Mexico Military Institute handed Portales a 3-0 loss to keep the Rams winless at home this season. It was the District 4-A/4A opener for the Rams. The Rams (4-6-1) fell to 0-5 at home and […]

Saiz, Lozano pace ENMU at Cowboy Jamboree

Staff report STILLWATER, Okla. — Competing in the small-university division of the meet, Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished third out of four teams while the men were sixth out of seven in Saturday’s Cowboy Jamboree cross country meet, hosted by Oklahoma State. Junior Amber Saiz led the Zias, placing eighth in 19 minutes and […]

ENMU Homecoming golf tournament results

Friday at Portales C.C. Four-person scramble Top three finishers Championship Flight: 1. Mike Parkey/Ron Tiner/Matt Brady/Jerry Partin 27-29 — 56; 2. Fabian Lopez Sr./Mark Foster/Dennis Lopez/Monty Lancaster 29-29 — 58; 3. Steve Spray/Chuck Renner/Kenny Prince/Mike Miller 29-31-60. First Flight: 1. Sia Poyer/Lee Black/Bill Price/Dan Montoya 31-33 — 64; 2. Chuck Renner/Monte Reed/Andy Edelmann/Jerry Wood 31-33 […]

Rio Rancho dismantles Cats with passing game

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Clovis senior Jaquan Franklin runs for a 13-yard gain as Rio Rancho linebacker Cody Gallegos is in pursuit in the second quarter Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Rio Rancho defeated Clovis 42-14.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — With mind-numbing efficiency, the Rio Rancho Rams found it quite easy to spoil homecoming for the Clovis Wildcats. The visiting Rams made it four in a row and five of the last six over Clovis with a 42-14 win Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Senior Easton Bruere picked […]

Staugaard, Rams run past Demons

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Portales junior running back Bronte Staugaard outruns the Eunice defense on his way to a touchdown during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — On Thursday, Portales High coach Jamie Ramirez said that in order for his team to defeat Dexter, the Rams would have to control both sides of the line of scrimmage and win on the perimeter on offense. They did just that as junior Bronte Staugaard ran for 231 […]

Big first half propels Farwell past Texico

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Farwell senior Curt Langford gets past Texico senior Hayden Spears on a 53-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter of Friday night’s game at Texico. Langford had a pair of TD catches as the Steers rolled to a 31-0 victory over the Wolverines.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — The first meeting in football between border rivals Texico and Farwell in at least 60 years — and perhaps ever, as far as anyone knows — turned out to be pretty one-sided. The Steers turned the ball over on their first possession — an interception on the game’s third […]

Commerce turns back Zias

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Vicky Back and Savannah Henderson scored first-half goals and Texas A&M-Commerce made them stand up for a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams on Friday night. Back scored on a header in the box in the ninth minute […]