Q&A: County extension agent takes on new role

Stan Jones had a different challenge every day as Curry County's extension agent. Now he has decided on a new challenge — another career. Jones Jones left the county post Aug. 31, just after the Curry County Fair wrapped up. He answered a few questions about his time at the post during a break from […]

Book review – Sept. 30

'A Man Was a Real Man in Them Days' "A Man Was a Real Man in Them Days" by Rose Powers White In "A Man Was a Real Man in Them Days," the lives and character of the pioneers who dared to challenge the vast prairie of Eastern New Mexico come to life. First-person accounts […]

Anniversary – Sept. 30

Barrett Barrett J.B. and Sue Barrett of Bovina, Texas, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Farwell. The celebration will be hosted by family. The couple was married Oct. 2, 1952, in Flomot, Texas. The have two children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is […]

Wedding – Sept. 30

Sanford Sanford Patricia Joy Beckwith of Clovis and James Patrick Sanford of Austin, Texas, were joined in marriage Sept. 2, 2012, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. Officiant Sarah Roberts performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Cheri Strasser of Gobles, Mich., and Pam Strasser of Austin. She is the granddaughter […]

Engagements – Sept. 20

Chambliss-Prewitt Chambliss-Prewitt Susan Chambliss, James Prewitt, and their families would like to invite you as they continue their lives together. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at the Yam Theater in Portales. They invite family and friends to join in the festivities. — Submitted by James Prewitt Black-Harrelson Black-Harrelson Bill and Wenda Black of Newton, Kan., […]

On the shelves – Sept. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library " What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets" by Michael Sandell addresses ethical questions such as whether we should pay our children to get good grades, hire mercenaries to fight our wars, pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs; […]

School menus – Sept. 30

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft taco, salsa, Romaine lettuce, diced […]

Club notes – Sept. 30

Encanto Garden Club September's Encanto Garden Club meeting started with a short report of the Curry County Fair flower show the club sponsors every year. The flower show received more entries this year than last, with the consensus that the weather was somewhat better considering the heat in the later part of the summer. One […]

Honors – Sept. 30

Thackrah Ashley Marie Thackrah of Clovis graduated from Kansas State University this summer cum laude with a Bachelor of Science.

Creative Living: Bread shaping tips featured on show

Information on shaping breads and new crafting products will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Sharon Davis is with the Home Baking Assn. in Manhattan, Kan., and she's going to demonstrate making breads shaped like Grandma used to do. According to Davis, […]

Senior happenings – Sept. 30

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch, 1 p.m. Pinochle. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch; 4 p.m. birthday and fun night Wednesday: Garage sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mexican Train Thursday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch Friday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee […]

Time to put referee furor in perspective

The regular readers of this column will, I think, attest to the fact that I am anything but pessimistic, or its close relative, cynical. That being said, the recent flap over the missed call by substitute referees during the past Monday's football game, and the resultant furor which arose, point to several things which are […]

‘Sand Hills’ trips mean picnics

Some knew it as Taylor's Grove and even more referred to the place as Oasis State Park. In my circles it was simply "The Sand Hills" growing up. A trip to the "Sand Hills" meant a picnic, playing in the sand dunes and maybe a ballgame. Our first line of attack was always the dunes. […]

Our people: Starting young

Jeshal Patel moved from Los Angeles to Clovis in January 2011 to attend Eastern New Mexico University and help his parents Raj and Mina, manage Motel 7 on Mabry Drive. Patel, who also goes by Jeh, attended boarding school in India from age 9 to 18. He now studies electrical engineering at ENMU. His expected […]

CAT TRACKS: Cats look to end struggles

The good news for the Clovis Wildcats is things are about to get a little bit easier on the schedule. The bad news is that time isn't here just yet. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonClovis defender Pierce Hoyer tries to wrap up Rio Rancho running back Ulses Astorga. Hoyer forced and recovered a fumble in the […]

Oasis turns fifty

Fifty years ago this week, Alexander's New Mexico Drug in Portales was gearing up for the "cough 'n' cold season" with a special on electric blankets — $12.95. Food Town — "in the beautiful new Sands Shopping Center" — had coffee for 59 cents a pound. "Homegrown yams" were two pounds for a dollar. Photo […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Tarleton denies Zias’ upset bid

For the second night in a row, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team gave a highly-regarded Lone Star Conference opponent a pretty good battle at Greyhound Arena, at least for a while. The Zias pushed Tarleton State in the first two games, then dominated the third, but fell off the pace in the fourth […]

Homecoming is sea of silver and green

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent Eastern New Mexico University fans donned their green and silver as they cheered for the Greyhounds during Saturday's homecoming game at Greyhound Stadium. Portales was a sea of silver and green Saturday with the celebration of Eastern New Mexico University's homecoming. Children spun their umbrellas on Avenue D Saturday morning, some […]

Area prep volleyball – Sept. 29

CAPITAN — In a battle of unbeaten defending state champions, three-time Class 1A champ Tatum got the best of two-time Class B titlist Elida 25-14, 25-8, 25-14 on Saturday in the finals of the Capitan Classic volleyball tournament. Elida (10-1), which edged Animas in five games in Friday's quarterfinals, reached the title match on Saturday […]

Foreign exchange student assimilating well to area

Annemarijn Bruinsma kicked a soccer ball across the Clovis High School football field, along with fellow teammates during soccer practice Monday afternoon. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Annemarijn Bruinsma, a foreign exchange student at Clovis High School, kicks a soccer ball across the high school football field as she practices Monday afternoon. Bruinsma has assimilated to […]