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Investigators still unsure whether body in vehicle criminal matter

PORTALES — The burning vehicle containing a body discovered Tuesday night west of Portales was located on New Mexico State Road 267 “in the area of the intersection of Roosevelt Road T,” according to Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller, who...

Jail logs - Dec. 15

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Ethan McDaniel, 28, failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge • Tye Jordan, 24, failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer •...

Living Word to ring in 2018 with new building

CLOVIS — After their church was destroyed by fire in October, the Living Word Church of God is preparing to ring in the new year in a new building. Starting Dec. 31, Living Word will hold services at its new home, 2101 E. 21st St., formerly the...

Organization provides 365 wreaths for veterans' graves

CLOVIS — This year for the first time Wreaths Across America will be coming to Clovis. The national non-profit organization has been providing wreaths to lay on veterans’ graves since 2007, spreading from a tradition that began at Arlington...

Pages past - Dec. 15

On this date ... 1982: Eastern New Mexico University President Warren Armstrong held a news conference to introduce Bill Kelly as the new coach for the Greyhounds football team. Kelly came to Eastern ...

Lighthouse Christmas party set for Saturday

CLOVIS - Once again The Lighthouse Mission will look to light up the lives of local needy kids at its annual children's Christmas party on Saturday. A free toy and food will be provided to every...

Nearly 500 to cross stage at ENMU commencement

PORTALES — Hats will fly, new chapters will begin, and Eastern New Mexico University’s 10th president will officially be inaugurated at the university’s 2017 fall commencement ceremony on Saturday. Starting at 10 a.m., 491 candidates for...

Regents to consider tuition increase

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents will consider an increase to in-state tuition and fee rates at its meeting today in the Administration Building. Vice President of Business Affairs Scott Smart said the proposed...

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 15

Today’s family in need: These parents need help providing a Christmas for their three children. The husband recently received a job that will “help us tremendously once he’s out of training,” the mother said, “but I’m afraid until then...

Events calendar - Dec. 15

Today • Christmas Nites at the Zoo — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Admission: Free. Information: 575-769-7828 Saturday • Operation Santa Cop — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-356-4404 • Special...

Melrose boys run away from Fort Sumner

MELROSE — The Melrose boys basketball team found itself in an early hole, but went on a dominant run to put away Fort Sumner 60-51 on Thursday night at Melrose High School. The Buffaloes (6-1) trailed 16-11 after the first quarter, though they...

Grady basketball teams split

GRADY — The Grady boys basketball team stayed in command the whole way and defeated Des Moines 55-44 at home Thursday. The Bronchos led 13-6 after the first quarter and never looked back, as they climbed to .500 (4-4). “We jumped on ’em...

Fab four: ENMU players get All-Star nods

PORTALES — After an impressive 2017 season that ended by narrowly missing the NCAA Division II playoffs, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has already received numerous accolades in this young offseason. Now, along with All-Lone...

Letter to the editor - Dec. 15

City should remember all religions We all love this time of year. The holiday of Christmas is special. But what about the other holidays? The time is also right for Hanukkah. For some time now, the city and county have put up a tree and lights to...

Travel brings home what's to like about home

You can travel a long way without seeing a building tall enough to be mistaken for a grain elevator. You can go even farther before finding a body of water where you can’t easily see the opposite...

Everything we really need comes from God

Not long ago, I was looking through some old papers of my daddy’s and I found a sermon named, “What do you need this Christmas?” It seems to me that Daddy’s question still stands for all of...

Christmas seems to come around once a week

Years ago, when a friend and church member who was well into his eighties told me that for him Christmas seemed to come around about once a week, I believed him. But now, having tasted life at sixty, ...

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