Veterans of Son Tay Raid made a difference

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Cannon AFB Honor Guard present the colors to start the Son Tay ceremony Friday at Cannon AFB.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Silence filled an MC-130P flying away from Vietnam on Nov. 21, 1970, as the soldiers inside struggled to accept the overwhelming disappointment they had just experienced. This was the picture painted by Vietnam veterans honored Friday on Cannon Air Force Base for their participation in the Son Tay Raid, […]

Notebook — Nov. 21

So you’re ready to start holiday shopping and thinking a new car would look good in Uncle Frank’s garage and sister Helen could use a ruby necklace and … um, finances are the only thing standing between you and your good intentions. Finance professors Jeff Manzi and Randy Guttery from the University of Texas at […]

Pages past — Nov 21

On this date … 1970: Vandalism was rampant around Clovis with 21 incidents reported in four days. Police estimated more than $2,000 had been reported in damages. Most of the destruction included slashed tires, broken car windows and broken car windows. 1960: Clovis city officials reported the recently implemented sales tax had been a “shot […]

Johnson: Share holiday fare with pets in moderation

Being steeped in tradition, perhaps the menu for Thursday is already planned and has been for decades or, for the adventurous, there may be some creative gourmet additions thrown in this year to change things up a little bit. Though variations in the fare do take place, and the spreads range from fancy to simple, […]

Bingo hall owner to withdraw license application

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer Twin Arrow Bingo may not get a wine and beer license after all, but not because of government action. According to city officials, Twin Arrow owner Rocky Bernard plans to withdraw his license application from New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division. “You’ll have to ask him, but he did […]

Wind farm construction winding down

Staff photo: Alisa Boswell
The blade to a wind turbine rolls down East First Street last week on its way to the Roosevelt Wind project surrounding New Mexico 114.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Construction is winding down for the $430 million wind farms being built off of New Mexico 114 in Roosevelt County. Joe Conte and contractor Cielo Wind Power, who manages the project, said the wind has given Blatner Energy officials — who are constructing the project — some problems in […]

Police blotter — Nov. 20

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 12:07 a.m.: Resisting evading obstructing a police officer, location unknown. • 6:58 a.m.: Careless driving, 1900 block of North Hull Street. • 7:54 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, location unknown. • 9:21 […]

What’s happening — Nov. 20

Today Clovis Chamber Membership Breakfast — 7 a.m. Light House Mission, 407 L Casillas St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 2015 Curry County Extension Holiday Showcase — 10 a.m. Clovis. Information: 575-763-6505 for Location. 2015 Curry County Extension Holiday Showcase — 6 p.m. Clovis. Information: 575-763-6505 for Location. Blood Drive (bloodmobile) — 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. […]

County feud escalates

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer A feud between a Curry County commissioner and the county’s financial advisor has escalated. Rob Burpo wants Commissioner Chet Spear’s actions regarding Burpo’s services to become the subject of a criminal investigation. Burpo’s attorney Warren Frost alleges Spear violated New Mexico’s procurement code when he spoke to a competing […]

Notebook — Nov. 20

Say thanks: What are you thankful for this year? Our newspapers would like to share some of your stories of Thanksgiving next week. The topics are obviously endless, and we’d like to hear about everything from new babies to business successes to athletic accomplishments. What has made you thankful in 2015? Email information to Editor […]

Farmer’s ‘work-from-home’ more like ‘live-at-work’

By Audra Brown Local columnist The phrase “work-from-home” might be used to describe the life of a farmer. But it is perhaps more accurate to invert the concept and use the term, “live-at-work.” For the farmer may go home, but he is still at work. His mind is never free of the list of things […]

Pages past — Nov. 20

On this date … 1975: The 67-year-old Barry Hardware building at 405 Main in Clovis caught fire after a heater malfunctioned. Officials said 39 firefighters battled the blaze for more than five hours, limiting the major damage to the roof and second-floor ceiling. Water damage, however, was extensive throughout. Hundreds of shoppers and merchants gathered […]

Smokeout Day challenge to stop lighting up

Staff illustration: Jenna Zamie

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer It’s been 26 years — today — since Rebecca Holt picked up her last cigarette. She quit cold turkey, on a promise that, if she did, her boss would pay her $100. The challenge was spurred by the Great American Smokeout Day, an American Cancer Society event to encourage […]

Bingo hall beer and wine license back on city’s plate

Staff report Twin Arrow Bingo’s wine and beer license is back on the City Commission agenda tonight after it was ruled that the Future Generations preschool just behind the building is considered a school by the state. The issue is back on the city’s radar, spurred by an anonymous letter to the New Mexico Alcohol […]

Young women vying for pageant titles in Portales

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The Miss New Mexico Scholarship Program will be holding the Miss Portales Extravaganza this Sunday for young women to compete for local titles that will take them on to the Miss New Mexico Pageant in June.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Young women from across eastern New Mexico will be vying for local pageant titles this Sunday at Portales High School. The Miss Portales Extravaganza will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the gymnasium with area residents competing for local titles, such as Miss Portales, Miss […]

Thanks for the music, Mrs. Schumpert

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Sheryl Borden’s oldest son, Rob, still went by Robbie when he was in elementary school and started taking piano lessons from Eunice Schumpert, Portales’ legendary piano and voice instructor. “Robbie came home from a lesson one day,” Borden said, “and told me, ‘Mom, Miss Euney had such a pretty dress […]

Educators work toward student needs

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Education columnist Across our district, educators are continually working toward improving learning to effectively address instructional needs of students. This may involve teacher training within the district, attending trainings elsewhere, internal planning and strategy building, and more. A recent conversation with Principal Mike Read and Instructional Coach Kama Garcia revealed the benefits […]

Pages past — Nov. 19

On this date … 1975: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Denton of Kenna had recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary. They celebrated by spending the day in Roswell, according to a “social notes” column from Elida. 1975: “Patton” was being held over for three more days at the State  theater in Clovis. “A war movie for […]

Notebook — Nov. 19

Silver bells will soon be ringing in front of Clovis and Portales businesses. The Salvation Army held its second annual Red Kettle Kick-off Tuesday night in Clovis, according to Eric Schoen, donor relations director for New Mexico’s Salvation Army. Schoen said Clovis Mayor David Lansford and convenience store king Lonnie Allsup were among dignitaries who […]

Police blotter — Nov. 19

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 4:13 a.m.: Robbery, location unknown. • 7:14 a.m.: Larceny over $500, 100 block of Wicks Avenue. • 8:13 a.m.: Child abuse, abandonment, location unknown. • 8:16 a.m.: Careless driving, 21 and Thornton street. • […]