Engagements — Sept. 5

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Frazier-Handel Frazier-Handel [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Lori and Bill Frazier of Melrose would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Diane Frazier, of Austin, Texas, to Joshua Lewis Handel, of Austin, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of Jill Falter of Las Vegas, Nev., and Douglas Handel of Dallas. The prospective bride is […]

On the shelves — Sept. 5

The following books are available at: Portales Public Library “Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior” by Dick Couch Dick Couch, a former Navy SEAL, offers an unprecedented view of the training of the Special Forces warrior in this new book. Less than a quarter of the thousands that volunteer for Special Forces […]

Fall foliage, pressing flowers featured on show

Cheryl Borden: Creative living Information on pressing flowers, fall foliage and using recycled materials for craft projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kate Chu represents pressed-flowers.com, and she’s going to show different ways that pressed flowers can be attached to different objects, such as magnets, […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure and sugar testing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m., Monthly birthday cake and potluck; 1 p.m. […]

School lunch menus — Sept. 5

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school for Labor Day. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Beefy cheesy nachos, Sunshine corn, applesauce. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Mac and franks, Grand green beans, chilled peaches, chocolate cake. Thursday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Soft beef taco, Spanish rice and salsa, lettuce, […]

Unemployment numbers sobering news

Clyde Davis “Today, nearly 15 million Americans are still out of work. But even that may not be an accurate figure because the real unemployment numbers are probably a good deal higher than the “official” rate. The official rate doesn’t count the underemployed and people who’ve given up and simply dropped out of the labor […]

Kid’s pardon better left by wayside

Karl Terry Some want to see Billy the Kid exonerated of his crimes and riding the trail as a hero. Some, like Billy the Governor Richardson, might want to steal a little of his fame not unlike the Kid used to rustle cattle on the High Plains. I’ve kept silent for the last few months […]

Clovis football updates via twitter

Our People: Taking care of business

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Lynell Skarda was born in Clovis and worked as a bellhop at the Hotel Clovis while it was operational. Lynell Skarda is the oldest practicing lawyer in New Mexico. At 95 years old, he works at his family’s bank, the Citizens Bank of Clovis. His father started Farmer State Bank […]

Transparency progress being made

In recent years, there has been a push for transparency in government throughout New Mexico. The Rio Grande Foundation and the Foundation for Open Government, along with a large and bi-partisan group of legislators, have generated some major successes. This initiative has been driven in part by new technologies that make information more accessible to […]

Labor unions’ usefulness questioned

More people could be free to rest this Labor Day weekend, although many won’t be doing it voluntarily. We entered the holiday with mixed, but mostly disappointing, news on the economic front. The Labor Department on Friday gave an apparently contradictory report that American employers added 67,000 new jobs last month, even as the unemployment […]

Press release: ENMU enrollment surpasses 5,000 for first time

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has surpassed an enrollment of 5,000 for the first time in school history with 5,080 students. The previous record was 4,685 students in the 2009 fall semester, so this semester’s enrollment is an increase of 8.4 percent over that number. Before that, the previous record of 4,342 in the […]

Refugee adoption follows mower incident

Sharna Johnson Sure, I’ve killed before. One memory that stands out was stepping on my brother’s hamster when I was 5. I was chasing him while he was dragging the hamster in a gunny sack across the floor — best described in two words — Oops and yuck… And there was the bird who got […]

Land use committee meeting Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt Counties will host a policy committee meeting as part of the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Curry County Courthouse Commission Room, located at 700 N. Main St. in Clovis, according to a news release from Curry County. The purpose of the […]

Fall colors

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Freedom New Mexico: Sharna Johnson Luis Saenz of Joe’s Boot Shop cleans a straw hat. Saenz said a lot of customers bring their hats in for cleaning before they store them until the next season. Sharna Johnson In other parts of the country, the first sign of changing seasons is often the changing color of […]

Hounds blank Adams State in opener

CNJ staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — Sophomore forward Pablo Quintana scored twice as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team broke the game open with four goals in the final 30 minutes to blank Adams State 6-0 in the season opener for both teams on Friday. Japanese freshman midfielder Eishu Kanemitsu got the Greyhounds on […]

Hounds look to end losing streak against LSC South

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU senior linebacker Devin Sweet makes a tackle on a Southern Nazarene ballcarrier during last week’s season opener at Blackwater Draw. The Greyhounds play at Angelo State tonight. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — It’s been nearly four years since the Eastern New Mexico University football team has beaten a Lone […]

McGee: Corrections officers deserve salute

One of our area jails has a new guy in charge. That can’t be an easy job. I mean, on one hand you’re basically working for a committee, and on the other, you’re sitting on top of what is, for all intents and purposes, a pressure cooker. I had a brief career as a corrections […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 3

Muleshoe 49, Portales 8 Reserve 46, Floyd 0 Vaughn 45, House/Grady 22 Springlake-Earth 33, Texico 6 Fort Sumner 20, Carrizozo 6 Animas 28, Melrose 24 Clovis Christian 65, Lake Arthur 20 Farwell 19, Olton 7 Bovina 59, Boys Ranch 37 Tucumcari 32, New Mexico Military 13 Logan 30, Tatum 22, OT

Hounds second in MSU meet

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior Mohamed Noor finished second to lead the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a second-place finish Thursday in the season-opening Midwestern State Stampede cross country meet. Noor ran a time of 18:54.22 over six kilometers, preventing team champion East Central from a top-five sweep. Senior […]