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 […]