CAT TRACKS: Rams post ‘video game’

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis assistant coach Darrell Davis makes a point to linebackers Kordell Tindle, left, and Matt Lanier during the second half of Friday night’s game at Rio Rancho. The Cats dropped a 62-59 decision in overtime to the Rams.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Even though it’s technically artificial turf, Rio Rancho’s 62-59 win over Clovis was best described by the Albuquerque Journal’s James Yodice as “a video game on grass.” There were so many points scored Friday night, the Wildcats ran both of their two-point conversion plays, and ended up with […]

Cardinals hold off Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Freshman running back Junior Sessions’ second touchdown of the game, a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 3:17 left, proved to be the difference on Saturday night as Incarnate Word held off Eastern New Mexico University 33-26. The Cardinals (3-2), transitioning from the Division II Lone Star Conference to the FCS […]

Being genuine, spontaneous a quality all its own

This is the thing about “quote of the week,” or for that matter, I suppose, any viable quote; it cannot be planned. It must, by definition, come out randomly and without forethought. It must meet the criteria of making me (the teacher) laugh spontaneously. Example: “It’s something horrible that makes my ears bleed.” (the description […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m., Bingo; Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dance, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5/person); 1 p.m., Bingo. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities; […]

Creative living: Tinting fabric, drying tomatoes to be featured

Information on tinting fabric with crayons, oven drying tomatoes and making vintage paper crafts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesda and noon Thursday. Evelyn Terhune is the owner of Ozark Crafts and she will demonstrate fabric tinting with crayons, which is a great technique that even younger children will enjoy. […]

Reunions — Sept. 29

Class of 1963 Clovis High School Class of 1963 members celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation Sept. 20-21 in Clovis. The group started off the weekend by cheering for the Wildcats in Friday’s football game against Cleveland. Returning Wildcats included several leaders of the 1963 football team, a number of varsity cheerleaders, and the […]

Anniversary — Sept. 29

Roberts Audie and Billie Roberts of Portales will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Oct. 2, 1948. in Dublin, Texas. They have six children, 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is a retired […]

Our people: Fair royalty

Stephanie Bailey: Courtesy photo
Stephanie Bailey was the 2013 New Mexico State Fair queen.

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Stephanie Bailey spent the last year as the 2013 New Mexico State Fair Queen. She was crowned in September 2012. She was the first state fair queen from Curry County since 2005. Born in Lubbock, is the second child in a family of six. She graduated from Texico […]

Help needed — Sept. 29

Sandoval family A bank account has been created at Cannon Federal Credit Union in account in the name Lorenzo and Beaty Sandoval to assist the family with medical bills incurred with treatment for their son, Lorenzo Jr., who has been battling cancer for two years. A parking lot sale and baked goods sale is being […]

Club notes — Sept. 29

Altrusa The Altrusa Club of Portales met on Sept. 23 in the Central Annex. President Linda Leaming called the meeting to order. Wanda Pettus led the opening ceremonies and Cathy Rankin gave the Altrusa Accent. The minutes from Sept. 9 were approved with one addition: The school supplies and books being collected are for a […]