Engagements — Oct. 26

Sanders-Rice Danny Sanders and Sheryl Sanders of Canadian, Texas, are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Meredith Sanders of Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Justice Rice of Fort Smith, Arkansas, son of Fred Rice and Helga Rice of Seabrook, Texas. The couple will exchange vows on Dec. 13, at First United […]

Volunteer Opportunity — Oct. 26

The Clovis City Commission, at its Oct. 16 meeting, approved an ordinance adding a position for a Curry County resident who lives outside the city of Clovis to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the city of Clovis regarding city parks. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on […]

Reunions — Oct. 26

Portales High The Portales High School classes of 1975 and 1976 are planning a joint class reunion for the summer of 2015. Anyone interested in helping to organize the gathering may attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Combs Electric office building on Highway 467. Information: 575-636-7821.

School Menus — Oct. 26

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch -Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruit Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Soft taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn, orange […]

Honor Rolls — Oct. 26

Floyd Elementary A honor roll Benjamin Arredondo Damian Duarte T.J. Kennedy Rietta Stephens Sherlyn Borreo Benton Cian Landon Dominguez Maebri Knox Star Pflieger A/B honor roll Jay Carrillo Addison Dominguez Reydecel Duarte Nadia Griffith Alondra Mendoza Jenna Prock Noaln Prock Yeray Sanchinel Leiam Snow Ulises Valdivia Charlie Becerra Colton Cain Edwin Gallegos Matalie Holguin Tessa […]

Senior Happenings — Oct. 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Today: Gospel singing, 2 p.m. Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Pinochle; Line dance, 1 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 […]

On the Shelves — Oct. 26

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Echoes of My Soul by Robert Tanenbaum draws on courtroom transcripts to chronicle the epic quest for justice in an unnerving crime and the untiring commitment of an assistant district attorney whose efforts resulted in the Miranda warning that forever reformed the American justice system. Undetected […]

Candidates answer opponents

Three candidates are seeking to win the Nov. 4 election to become Roosevelt County sheriff. Running for the position is Democrat Charles Perez, a former New Mexico Army National Guard member and current senior patrolman with the Eastern New Mexico University Police Department, Republican Malin Parker, who has served as chief deputy sheriff in the […]

Health fair draws large crowd

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Roosevelt General Hospital hosted its fourth annual health fair on Saturday morning. Kelly Goss, left, and Peggy Kizer-Catlin, right, of Portales go over the results of their cardiopulmonary screening with RGH Director of Cardiopulmonary Alex Wynn.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer lucero@cnjonline.com Amanda Kaberlein went to Roosevelt General Hospital on Saturday to take her grandmother home, but ended up with a car seat and a free health check up. Kaberlein was one of an estimated 1,000 visitors to the fourth annual RGH health fair, where a number of screenings were performed […]

Wind ranch project shapes up

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com After two years in the making, Roosevelt County’s wind ranch project is beginning to take shape. The Roosevelt Wind Project, LLC headed by EDF Renewable Energy is awaiting permits before construction can begin, according to Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton. Hamilton said the wind farm will be located on […]

High stake brings big players in PBR

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Along with superstar bulls and riders next weekend, so comes revenue for the city of Clovis — and this year, the L.J. Jenkins Invitational Bull Riding event is predicted to bring more cash than usual. For four years, Joe’s Boot Shop has been hosting bull riding competitions at the […]

To do list — Oct. 26

Monday • New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation Community Meeting — 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Business Enterprise Center, Clovis. Cost is $10 per person for lunch. Information: 575-763-3435. Tuesday • Books~N~Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Boo! Information: 575-356-3940. Wednesday • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: […]

Sample ballot — Oct. 26

Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Absentee voting runs through Oct. 31. Early voting runs through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. Information: Roosevelt County clerk’s office at 575-356-8562. U.S. Senator • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S. Representative District 2 • Steve Pearce, R • Roxanne […]

Nobel panel chooses novel route to peace

In awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the selection committee reached across a tired and bitter divide. It split the honor between a Pakistani teenager, Malala Yousafzai, and an Indian activist, 60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi. The winners’ homelands have been in conflict since 1947, when partition created two separate nations. Tensions continue today, particularly in the […]

Think New Mexico can fix health care

By Tom McDonald State columnist There are two things in particular that I like about Think New Mexico: It’s nonpartisan and it’s pragmatic. Both are reasons why this homegrown think tank is so effective. From getting the sales tax lifted off food to making full-day kindergarten accessible to all New Mexico children, whenever this 15-year-old […]

Solutions: How to fight rudeness

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist My book-of-the-month summary for October is “The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude” by P. M. Forni. Here is the Wendel’s Notes version: • Rude behavior directed at you is not about you. In responding, do not demean or act self-righteous. • Cool off before responding. Express […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Oct. 24

Dexter 19, Texico 18 Records: Texico 2-6 (0-1 District 4-3A), Dexter 6-2 (1-0) Difference: The Demons managed to make one extra point in a tight game which Texico led virtually all the way before Dexter scored twice in the final period. It was the Wolverines’ fifth loss in a row, and second by one point […]

Wildcats trounce Alamogordo in district opener


By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis High defense got an early stop. Then the Wildcats steadily marched 83 yards for a score on their first possession, setting the tone. It was all Cats, all the time on Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis put together five scoring drives of 67 or more yards and […]

Ruidoso blanks Rams in district tilt

Staff report RUIDOSO — Ruidoso jumped on top with two first-quarter touchdowns and never looked back on Friday night, handing the Portales Rams a 35-0 loss in a District 4-4A game. The Warriors (8-1, 3-0 district), ranked second in Class 4A, kept the Rams (4-4 (1-1), ranked fourth, at bay with the help of four […]

Broncos rout Coyotes for district title

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos spent their 2013 campaign dealing with back-breaking injuries on their was to a 1-4 record. This year, the Broncos are 6-man District 1 champions. Floyd (6-1, 3-0 district) clinched the 6-man title on Friday afternoon with a 51-0 drubbing of San Jon/Grady. For senior running back […]