Game, life lessons taught at soccer camp

Staff photo: Anna George
Participants from Eastern New Mexico University’s female soccer camp warm up for a scrimmage on Thursday. The camp went from Tuesday to Friday.

By Anna George Staff Writer Girls high school and middle school soccer teams learned about passion and perseverance at the Eastern New Mexico University girls soccer camp. Taylor Cromeens, an assistant coach, said the camp teaches girls life lessons through soccer. “They can correlate soccer with the rest of their life,” Cromeens said. The […]

Notebook — July 11

Beginning… This morning at Dora Schools, the All-School Reunion. Registration starts at 9 a.m., followed by a 10:30 am. business meeting and group photos at 11 a.m. Betty Williamson can be reached at 675-2352 for information. Ongoing… Pipeline work is continuing throughout Portales. This coming week, construction will be at two locations. The first will […]

Johnson: Pets need help managing weather

For us humans, especially after a few years of drought, dreary, drizzly, misty days and, yes, even the sounds of thunder, are much welcome relief. The critters also enjoy the benefits of rain, including a lot more shade plants, cooler temperatures and an abundance of foodstuffs. In general, it’s a good thing to have more […]

Pages past — July 11

On this date … 1960: Bill Molder and Claudia Prince had been named the top bowlers at Portales’ Pinspotter Lanes. Molder rolled a high game of 256. Prince had a 224. 1955: “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” billed as the “mightiest motion picture of them all,” was showing at the Tower Theater in Portales. The […]

McGee: Wouldn’t be a reunion without old gang

The boss has returned from his 50th high school class reunion telling tales of seeing classmates and swapping stories from days gone by. The boss said this is the first class reunion he’s ever attended. What about you? Have you been to one of your reunions? I’ve never been to one of mine; I’ve never […]

Portales man gets 18 months for child porn

STAFF REPORT The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced in a press release Friday that a Portales man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for possession of child pornography. Robert Hawkins, 25, was sentenced on July 6 after a Roosevelt County jury found him guilty of the fourth-degree felony after a two-day trial in […]

Groundwater focus of Water Conservation Day

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer Groundwater conservation was at the forefront of discussions at the Water Conservation Day Thursday. “The Ute Water Project is of paramount importance to the area,” said Mayor David Lansford.”But what are going to do in the meantime until that project is developed?” Elected officials and residents from eastern New […]

Roosevelt County All-Stars lose to Quay County

Staff photo: Thomas Garcia
Roosevelt County Little League contested losing their final all-star game last week in Tucumcari after a player was called out for throwing his bat.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County All-Stars 9-10-year-old league advanced to the sectional rounds following a controversial 14-13 District 3 Championship win Thursday over the Roosevelt County All-Stars in Tucumcari. There was a protest filed over the loss of the game, but it has been denied by Williams Sport, the Little […]

Notebook — July 10

Rope and ride… • Some of the best cattle roping cowboys around these parts are competing, starting 7 p.m. today at the Curry County Events Center. Hot cars… • Portales’ annual Collector Car Appreciation Day features everything from vintage tin to street rods. There’s also music and food. It’s from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. […]

To do list — July 10

Today • Cruise In car show — 7 p.m. in the courthouse square. Car show, music, hot cars. Free admission. Information: 575-356-8541. • Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m., ‘Annie’ movie for all ages at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. Saturday • Dora all-school reunion — 9 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. business meeting; 11 a.m. group […]

Pages past — July 10

On this date … 1975: Clovis News-Journal Managing Editor Bill Southard offered the following view after a public-meetings dispute with the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents: “In our humble opinion, executive sessions are usually employed by public bodies not so much to protect the reputation of personnel but to cover up embarrassing or […]

Clovis News Journal site suffers virus attack

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor The Clovis News Journal website was down most of Wednesday night and Thursday after a virus attack, but newspaper officials said the site will be secure before it relaunches sometime today. CNJ Creative Services Supervisor Shawn Luscombe said the virus Crytpowall had been cleaned from the site early Thursday […]

Teens raise money for church camp

Staff photo: Anna George

Dominic Mascorro, left, 15, and Ashley Ramirez, right, 15, rehearse on Thursday for their July 19 fundraiser show at the Church of the Nazarene. Money raised will  help send youth to church camp.

By Anna George Staff Writer The Church of the Nazarene’s youth group boogied in a Portales parking lot Thursday to raise money to go to church camp in Ruidoso. The kids were stationed in the parking lot of C&S Inc. on West Second Street where they were grilling chicken and hot dogs to sell. […]

Pages Past

July 10 On this date … 1975: Clovis News-Journal Managing Editor Bill Southard offered the following view after a public-meetings dispute with the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents: “In our humble opinion, executive sessions are usually employed by public bodies not so much to protect the reputation of personnel but to cover up […]

Farming is an advancing science too

Agriculture has been around for a few thousand years. It’s one of the oldest industries and arguably the most critical industry relative to human survival. Perhaps it is the gravitas of such long and uninterrupted establishment that leads to the social perception that it is a constant, primitive, nigh unchanging field, with tried and true […]

Pastor: Favorite part of the job is the people

Brad Morgan

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Brad Morgan is the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Portales. Morgan has been pastoring for 17 years and previously served in other churches in the community including Bethel Baptist and Emmanuel Baptist. He is also an electrician of many […]

In his perfect time, God fulfills for us

As a young wife, I desired children but that goal was not realized for six long, long years. Six years times 12 months equals 72 months of waiting. As each month began, I refused to hope, then I couldn’t help myself and I began to hope, then once again, I was enduring the bitter disappointment […]

And the beat goes on — a gift from a young mother

It’s been almost 2 1/2 years since Mary Goff, a long-time resident of the Floyd community who now lives in Portales, suffered a massive heart attack with complications that forced her to be airlifted to Lubbock three times over a multi-week period. Although she was 72 at the time — two years past the typical […]

Meetings watch — July 8

Roosevelt County Commission The following took place Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting: • County Clerk DeAun Searl said her offices received a new voting machine for absentee voters as well as new safes for storage. • County Manager Amber Hamilton reported on the detention center, saying the facility has 74 male and 10 […]

Equipment donated to RGH physical therapy

STAFF REPORT Physical therapy patients at Roosevelt General Hospital’s Physical Therapy Department now have access to more resources after a donation from the RGH Auxiliary. According to officials, the RGH Auxiliary is a non-profit organization that helps provide both RGH and Heartland with assistance such as volunteerism and charity. The auxiliary’s donation provided the department […]