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Clovis police blotter - May 28

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 8:09 a.m.: Automobile burglary, 1200 block of North Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard • 8:30 a.m.: Running...

Future commences

PORTALES — The 168 graduates at the 2017 Portales High School commencement Friday night at Greyhound Arena had much to be grateful for, but the ability to strive for greatness — regardless of the ...

'Exciting week' of events planned for Pioneer Days

CLOVIS — Cowboys and camo are taking over Clovis this week. A decade of the 27th Wing of Air Force Special Operations Command will be celebrated during the 2017 Pioneer Days from Monday until...

Commission room gets modern tech

CLOVIS — A few high-tech features were installed last week at the new meeting chambers of the Curry County Commission. The mission: Make the meetings more accessible to the public. Microphones,...

Portales police blotter - May 28

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Thursday • 2:01 p.m.: Shoplifting report, 1600 block East Spruce Street, report taken • 3:24 p.m.: Breaking and entering, 500 block North Avenue I • 4:18 p.m.:...

Memorial Day observance at Clovis' Lawn Haven

The legacy of veterans and the impacts they leave in their communities will be illustrated Monday at the Clovis and Portales Memorial Day events, according to the speakers. Clovis’ celebration, jointly organized by the city’s Veterans of...

Clovis officials prep fiscal year budget

CLOVIS — Clovis is crunching the numbers for the new city budget for the upcoming fiscal year. LeighAnn Melancon, the Clovis Director of Finance, who complies each city department into the preliminary budget, said things are pretty much routine...

Pages past - May 28

On this date … 1961: Eastern New Mexico University in Portales was making plans to inaugurate its third president, Donald C. Moyer. More than 50 colleges and universities had pledged to send representatives for the ceremony. Moyer, who served...

Events calendar - May 28

Monday • Memorial Day ceremony — 10:30 a.m. at Portales cemetery. Organized by American Legion Post 31. Information: 575-226-0302 Tuesday • Blood drive — 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Plains Regional Medical Center, Clovis. Information:...

Meetings calendar - May 28

Tuesday • Relay for Life Committee — 5:15 p.m. in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-714-1925 • Relay for Life Captains — 6:15 p.m. in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-714-1925...

Young Professional community-minded

Vincent Soule was born in Okinawa, Japan, at Kadena Air Force Base, where he spent about a year of his life. He was raised in South Carolina and Iceland before moving to Clovis 20 years ago. His...

Men sampling romper fashion

By now, the majority of you pop-culture-savvy people have already formed an opinion about the latest men's fashion trend, the male romper. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the one-piece...

Summer bike hikes great part of my youth

The start of summer was a great time in my youth. It meant lots of baseball, both organized and sandlot, and bicycling everywhere. Before we moved to town our summer bike riding included what we...

Senior calendar - May 28

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 6 p.m. trivia mania Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m....

On the shelves - May 28

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Trout Tips by Trout Unlimited, given in memory of Butch Hester, is a comprehensive volume of tips and tactics for anglers from every region of the country, whether a...

Quilting technique discussed on show

Information on a new vacuum cleaning system and cooking with Freekeh will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.)...

Passing kindergarten no 'Pomp and Circumstance' event

They march in formation, their caps on and gowns flowing. Their parents beam with pride. “Pomp and Circumstance” plays, familiar music to the unfamiliar lyrics, “Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free ...” Time flies. Before you know...

'King of the Sidewalk' remembered

MULESHOE — Mike Jones has had plenty of encounters with popular musicians in his 62 years on earth. He’s met George Strait, Olivia Newton-John, Reba McEntire and others, mostly when his Jaycees...

I think it can still be done at 75

I found my book-of-the-month for May — “29” by Adena Halpern (2010, Simon & Schuster, 267 pages) — last weekend in Lubbock on a $4.95 discount table at the South Plains Mall. Ellie, a...

Graduation: More than piece of paper

The end of this month has marked an important time in so many young peoples’ lives. That’s right, May is graduation season. Whether it’s of the high school or college variety, graduation can...

Guardianship system needs to ax secrets

There is no shortage of things that need to be fixed in New Mexico’s system of guardianships and conservatorships for people who are declared incapacitated. But without question, the excessive secrecy that shrouds the system ranks high on the...

CMI Careers

Reporter The Eastern New Mexico News is looking for a reporter. We're a six-day a week, a.m. daily located in the eastern part of the state. The reporter would be based in Clovis, a family-friendly city with great weather that's rich in rock and...

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