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Articles from the January 14, 2018 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 14, 2018

'Turnout was great' at MLK breakfast

CLOVIS — The Clovis community again came together to celebrate the life and work of one of the nation's most important civil rights leaders at the annual Clovis Martin Luther King Jr. Commission...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 14, 2018

Crime crackdown to be focus at session

Gov. Susana Martinez announced this week legislative proposals taking a tough stance on crime in the state; locally, law officials were on board. A number of measures focused on repeat offenders, supporting courts and protecting children were...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 14, 2018

Events mark Marthin Luther King Jr. Day

CLOVIS — There will be no shortage of events around eastern New Mexico on Monday for those wishing to celebrate the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The festivities get underway in Portales at 7 a.m. with a kick-off breakfast at...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 14, 2018

Reporter's notebook: How Clovis got its own MLK Blvd

With the holiday for the Reverend from Atlanta tomorrow comes an opportunity to reflect on many things, not the least of which is the truth that our world is not a static panorama but an ever-shifting terrain of political and social realities...

 

Pages past - Jan. 14

On this date ... 1988: Sixth-graders at Sandia Elementary School in Clovis were putting finishing touches on a play called "The Sound of Great Voices," that they were presenting in honor of Martin...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 14

Monday • Dora Consolidated School District Board of Education — 6 p.m. in DCS Board Room at the DCS building, 100 School St., Dora. Information: 575-477-2211 • Dora Village Council — 7 p.m. at Dora Fire Department, 220 E. Avenue A, Dora....

 

Events calendar - Jan. 14

Monday • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symbolic Walk — 9 a.m. at Potter Park, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony —5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Portales High School Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Knoxville Ave....

 

5 things to know about last week

1. About three dozen area residents on Tuesday signed up to run for city-government seats around the region. Municipal elections are scheduled March 6. Ronald Jackson, a former Portales City Council member, was the only candidate seeking to succeed...

 

Trump shows true view with harsh comment

In an off-the-cuff comment with legislators gathered in the Oval Office on Thursday to discuss immigration, President Donald Trump laid bare his world vision. There are wealthy white countries such as Norway, which are welcome to send immigrants to t...

 

Teaching today beyond challenging

Even though we sometimes support different candidates, Sid Hicks and I have been friends since the hippie era in our small east Texas hometown. Our craziest stunt was hopping a boxcar on the spur of t...

 

Indiana can handle itself, Milo

This is a story about football, football fans, patriotism and the U.S. government. Tuesday night, I bought the expensive bakery cookies on a small grocery trip but absentmindely left them behind at the checkout line. “No worries,” I told myself....

 

Time to lose 'Rooney Rule'

In Salem, West Virginia, it’s still against the law to eat candy less than 90 minutes before church services. Until a week ago, it was illegal for motorists to pump their own gas in parts of...

 

Our People: Ambassador loves animals, sports, music

Mearl Thomas was raised in Tucumcari. She ran track, played volleyball and played football in the series Powder Puff game that was Juniors vs. Seniors. She moved to Clovis in 1972, and always having...

 

Gone is era of landline phones

An era came to an end in the Terry household last week. Actually it died a good while ago we; just hadn’t buried it. That’s right, we pulled the plug on our landline phone last week. I know we...

 

About time for Valentine's Day gift giving

Valentine’s Day is a month away and now is the time to put in some thought about your gift to him or her. It's never too early to conjure up a great gift idea, so let's start with some ideas for...

 

Learn expanded home staging to sell your home faster

Information on making quilted jackets and staging a home for resale will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Rae...

 

Senior calendar - Jan. 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel sing Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafters Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise...

 

School menus - Jan. 14

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Turkey and cheese on goldfish bread, veggie dippers w/ranch, fresh apple, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Apple cinnamon bread. Lunch — Mac and cheese, seasoned...

 

Prep roundup: Texico sweeps neutral-site games with Loving

TATUM — The Texico and Loving girls basketball teams met in the middle on Saturday, but it was the Lady Wolverines who ended up on top. Playing at neutral Tatum High School to cut down on travel, Texico slowly pulled away from Loving in the second...

 

Rams drop St. Mike's Shootout finale to Silver

SANTA FE — Wounded and weary, Portales would like to make the St. Mike's Shootout a tournament to forget. The boys basketball team struggled once again on Saturday, falling to Silver, 67-48. "I...

 

Greyhound men fall in overtime

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been on a roller coaster ride this season, and Saturday, the coaster headed a bit downward again. During the 2017-18 campaign that began in November, the...

 

ENMU women's streak ended at four

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team trailed at the end of each quarter Saturday and ultimately fell 73-57 at Midwestern State in a Lone Star Conference matchup that ended the Greyhounds’ win streak at three....

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 14, 2018

Northcutt's come a long way

GRADY — Once abandoned by her biological parents in her native China at 6 years old, Grady Bronchos girls basketball player Timia Northcutt is certainly feeling the love these days. The junior...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 14, 2018

Dora pushes past Evangel Christian

DORA — The Coyotes boys basketball program has made strides in John Wootton's first year at the helm, and it showed on Saturday afternoon, following a 69-34 victory over Evangel Christian. Dora...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 14, 2018

Cass hopes to make mark Monday

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University running back Kamal Cass had a decorated career with the Greyhounds, breaking the school's all-time rushing record, while receiving numerous awards and...

 

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