Creative living features cooking with beans

Information on rotary cutting skills and cooking with beans as part of a gluten-free diet will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Debbie Caffrey, Debbie's Creative Moments in Albuquerque will show how to fine tune your rotary cutting skills as she discusses safety and ergonomics of rotary […]

Club notes: April 1

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met March 14 at Muffley's Back Door in Clovis with President Helen Martinez presiding. She welcomed guests Gladys Birdsong, Myrna Lincoln and Pyper Belcher. Refreshments were served by Carmen Gilchrist. The usual order of business was addressed after Jane Rybolt read the Gardener's Prayer. Plans for the trip […]

Year 2012 may prove interesting

It would be fun if this were an April Fool's Day column. It may be even more fun, based on the fact that it isn't. The people of whom I write are arguably sincere in what they believe and in why they believe it. Columns like this week's often begin with a scanning of the […]

Foolish not to expect pranks

It's not easy being a fool. Then again it hasn't been easy turning 26 today either. OK, maybe I better ask for forgiveness and just admit there's a fine line between April Fools prankster and liar. I'm not particularly good at either. As the resident April Fool I've more often been the butt of jokes […]

A walk on the wild side

Clovis resident Wes Robertson, a former game warden, retired four years ago but shows no signs of slowing down. Robertson and wife Linda, who also has a degree in wildlife management, climb mountains every chance they get. Robertson enjoys educating people about the outdoors and exercising and hunting with his dog, Maya. Courtesy photo On […]

The write stuff

Tucked away in the special collections section of Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library Friday afternoon, beginning writers sat with pen in hand absorbing advice from experienced writers. Some of the writers in the crowd have been published, some rejected. Other writers wanted to know how to get started. The panelists on the Young Writers […]

PHS tabs Hobbs assistant new football coach

The Portales Rams have a new football coach in place, and now the school is looking for a boys basketball coach. Jaime Ramirez, a Hobbs High assistant for the past four years, was hired this week to replace Mark McAfee, who resigned as football coach and athletic director earlier this month to go into private […]

Cats notch state legs at Ruidoso

RUIDOSO — Ethan Peterson has gotten on his game. The Clovis High senior had his second consecutive strong outing on Friday, shooting a 4-under 68 to help the Wildcats finish second at 319, three shots behind District 4-5A rival Hobbs, in the Great 8 Invite at The Links at Sierra Blanca. Peterson shot an 87 […]

Curry County Cats football capsule

Alamogordo Desert Dawgs (1-2, 1-1 NM Premier League vs. Curry County Cats (4-2, 2-0) 2 p.m. today, Leon Williams Stadium Records: Alamo 1-2 (1-1 NM Premier League), Curry County 4-2 (2-0). Last week: The Cats pulled out a 29-27 victory Sunday over the El Paso Raiders. The Desert Dawgs suffered a 24-17 loss against the […]

LSC-leading TexAnns hand Zias two losses

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Abigail Tammen drove in both Tarleton State runs and Samantha Swanda won a pitchers' duel from Eastern New Mexico University freshman Amy Smith with a two-hitter in the TexAnns' 2-1 victory over the Zias in the opener of Friday's Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader. TSU (27-10, 12-2 LSC) got home runs from […]

Area prep baseball linescores – March 30

District 3-1A First game Floyd 6, Melrose 3 Melrose 010 101 0 — 3 1 4 Floyd 022 011 x — 6 5 2 Nicholas Spatafore, Aaron Dearing (5) and Dearing, Wyatt Williams (5); Caleb Martin (7 IP, 5 H, 15K) and Reyes Chavez. W — Martin. L — Spatafore. Top hitters — Melrose: Braden […]

New Hounds coach anxious for first spring practice

First-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn and his staff are about to get their first up-close-and-personal look at the Greyhounds. ENMU begins spring drills on Monday with the first of 15 allotted workouts, which also includes three scrimmages at Greyhound Stadium. The last, the Green & Silver Game, is slated for 2 […]

Hounds strand 17 runners in 11-8 loss

Brady Rodriguez retired all five batters he faced, three on strikes, for his first save of the season and Abilene Christian held on for an 11-8 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday night in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference series at Greyhound Field. CMI photo: Joshua Lucero Greyhounds left fielder […]

Golden moments

No matter how many, or how few, times a fighter's laced up the gloves, there's always something to be learned every time they step into the ring. But the newcomer learns a much different lesson, and the Friday evening session of the New Mexico Golden Gloves competition was no exception. CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Alejandro […]

Don’t forget to hang up when you’re done

Have you ever left a voice mail and then forgot to hang up the phone? It happened to me the other day. I was working on a bicycle at my bike shop when The Lady of the House came in angrily waving a paper over her head. "They've done it again!" she said. She was […]

In search of ponies: Tunes may be tortuous

It's a beautiful day so you decide to spend time with the pooch. He eagerly bounds into the car, settles in the seat beside you, and off you go — windows down, radio cranked. Bouncing down the road, head keeping time to your favorite tune, you have a broad smile on your face. It's perfect. […]

Area prep baseball linescores – March 29

First game Eunice 11, Texico 1 Eunice 111 35 —11 7 2 Texico 001 00 — 1 4 5 Daniel Gallegos and Tyler Almager; Gentry Doolittle, Sergio Posada (5) and Josh Treadway. W — Gallegos. L — Doolittle. Top hitters — Eunice: Bustamante 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs, BB; Almager 1-4, HR, 2 RBIs. Texico: Carlos […]

Clovis hosts state Golden Gloves event

For the 24th time, Clovis will play host to the New Mexico Golden Gloves boxing championships as the three-day event begins with bouts tonight at Roy Walker Community Center. Those who end up victorious in the various weight classes on Sunday not only will have earned bragging rights for the weekend but will then find […]

A good book sounds an important warning

I don't know how long it took Eugene Peterson to actually write his book "The Pastor_, but though he's written around thirty others, it took him almost eighty years to be able to write this one. An amazing book (Peterson doesn't write any other kind), what he says for pastors and churches (and Christ's church […]

Lost dogs family’s last connection to son who died

Two lost schnauzers are causing heartbreak for a family who say the dogs are their only connection to 12-year-old Jacob, who died in a vehicle accident in December. Courtesy photo: Mechelle Thomson Jacob with lost schnauzers Page and Bella, who were last seen Tuesday at the corner of 21rst and Thornton St. "These dogs mean […]