Tuesday area prep basketball summaries – Nov. 27

Boys Grady 46, Floyd 27 Grady (1-0) — Adam Lunsford 4, Koby Valentine 10, Trenton Jones 11, Trenton Lee 5, Isaac Bailey 1, Jordan Provencio 2, Jay Faust 7, Tucker Northcutt 6. Totals 20 5-12 46. Floyd (0-1) — W.T. Whitecotton 7, Jose Mendoza 1, Tanner Essary 2, Whatt Chandler 3, Colby Rogers 14. Totals […]

Pharmacy fees likely will be hiked

The House and Senate will decide in the next few weeks how military pharmacy fees will be raised in 2013, a step that arguably will be the most significant taken to date to slow growth in military health care budgets. Out-of-pocket costs for military families and retirees who have prescriptions filled in the TRICARE network […]

Time for Kevin’s Holiday Hints

The week has come upon me, and with no election, new TV shows or new sports seasons to be overly concerned about, I've come to a basic realization that I have nothing to write about. I know my loyal tens of readers are saying, "And when has that ever stopped you before?" Point taken. And […]

Like cockroaches, meth issue will never go away

In the same sense that we sometimes wonder why Mother Nature gave the world cockroaches, it's also normal to question why we have methamphetamine. Cockroaches certainly are among the filthiest, most prolific pests in the insect world. Meth occupies a parallel spot in the hierarchy of controlled substances. Just as there's hardly anything endearing about […]

What’s happening – Nov. 28

Today Civic Center Policy Board meeting — 11:30 a.m. Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9653. LEPC meeting — 1 p.m. Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 Connelly. Information: 763-9485. Read with Kona — 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Chris and Kona (the dog) will be at the library in the children's area. Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Toddler Time […]

Police blotter – Nov. 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 12:15 a.m.: Call in reference to smoke, 1500 block of Echols Avenue. 1:05 a.m.: Caller reported prowlers in the area, 500 block of Pile Street. 6:30 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damage to property, 1800 West 21st Street. 7:42 a.m.: Caller advised a missing […]

Judge rules murder conviction stands

A Clovis judge ruled Tuesday that a woman convicted of second-degree murder received a fair trial even though a court clerk admitted she manipulated a jury panel to include Spanish-only speaking jurors for financial reasons. In a two-hour motion hearing before Judge Stephen Quinn at the Curry County Courthouse, defense attorney James Klipstine argued that […]

Lt. Gov. Sanchez addresses concerns of local residents

Gross receipt taxes are a big concern across New Mexico, according to Lt. Gov. John Sanchez and his staff. Scott and Jane Christensen, owners of HomeSpot in Portales, expressed to Sanchez on Tuesday night at Portales City Hall their concerns about gross receipt taxes on houses and properties, which they manufacture, buy and sell. Christensen […]

Area prep boys basketball capsules

CLOVIS CHRISTIAN EAGLES Coach: Wayne Anderson, 1st year Last year: 12-12 (5-3 District 2-B, reached Class B quarterfinals) Returning starters: 1 Key players: McKenna Sealey, Sr. (5-10, G); Zach Lucero, Sr. (5-11, G); Tyler Steele, Sr. (6-0, F); Drew Ramsey, Sr. (5-10, G); Dalton Hardy, Jr. (6-3, F) CMI photo: Tony BullocksTexico senior Mason Grau, […]

Hounds, Zias jump into LSC play

Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball coach Andrew Helton is relatively happy with his team's early-season play, but he hopes the best is yet to come. The Greyhounds (3-3) open Lone Star Conference play with a 7:30 p.m. tipoff today against Angelo State (2-2) at Greyhound Arena. Women's squads match up in the 5:30 p.m. […]

Empty stocking fund – Nov. 28

Today's focus: Family G3 Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: The mother has been left alone to raise the children and has not yet received any child support. Clothing needs: Girls size 10, shoe size 3; boys size 12-14; shoe size 5; boys size 5-6, shoe size 1; boys size 7, shoe size 1 […]

In Tribute: Bataan Death March survivor remembered for optimism

The last survivor of the Bataan Death March in Curry County returned in good spirits despite spending 3 1/2 years as a prisoner of war, family members said. That was typical of Bud D. Johnston, they said, he always looked on the bright side. In this case he was alive. Johnston, who died Nov. 20 […]

Two killed in Quay County (updated)

A Quay County teen is in custody after police say he killed his mother and stepsister in their home Monday night outside of Tucumcari. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia State Police investigators discuss the crime scene of a reported double homicide at a residence on the 4400 block of Quay Road 63 two miles west of […]

Chaps pull away late, beat Hounds

LUBBOCK — Senior guard Jevvon Hunter led four players in double figures with 18 points and freshman guard Jabril Durham flirted with a triple-double Monday night as Lubbock Christian slipped past Eastern New Mexico University 83-76. The Chaparrals (5-4) also got 15 points and nine rebounds from junior guard Jamaal Crayton, 13 points from freshman […]

What’s happening

Today Lt. Gov. John Sanchez Mobile Office Day — 2 p.m. Available to meet with constituents and provide assistance with issues related to state government. Clovis-Carver Library, Mayor's office. Information: 505-476-2250. Wednesday LEPC meeting — 1 p.m. Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 Connelly Information: 763-9485. Read with Kona — 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Is your […]

Black Friday results mixed

?? Prize drawings and free breakfast were among the ways local retailers plied shoppers on Black Friday. Burns Do It Center staff prepared grilled pancakes in the morning to attract shoppers. Also, store merchandise such as kitchen and Christmas items were marked up to 60 and 70 percent off and a drawing for a $1,000 […]

Community charity helps airmen travel home

Thomas Riches has served in the Air Force for three years and has been at Cannon Air Force Base for two, so visits with family are few and far between. That's why Riches was grateful that community members put their money and efforts together through Angel Arms, a local non-profit, to send him home to […]

Empty stocking: Family G2

• Today's focus: Family G2 • Household members: 7 • Children: 5 • Special circumstances: The father of this family of seven just lost his job. • Clothing needs: Boys size 7, shoe size 13 1/2; girls size 6, shoe size 11 1/2; girls size 5, shoe size 9 1/2; girls size 2T, shoe size […]

Police blotter – Nov. 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 2:44 a.m.: Caller requested a situation check, 400 block of West Sixth Street. 6:30 a.m.: Call in reference to suspicious circumstances, 100 block of Wallace Street. 7:14 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 900 block of Rosewood Drive. 9:19 p.m.: Caller requested to have […]

Zias add pair in softball for 2014

The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has added a pair of early signees for the 2014 season in shortstop/third baseman Audrey Velasquez of Las Cruces and pitcher Alyssa Cornejo of Riverside, Calif. Both will come in as freshmen during the 2013-14 school year. Velasquez earned all-district honors last spring at Las Cruces High as […]