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Articles from the February 2, 2018 edition

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 By David Stevens    News    February 2, 2018

Police: Jail standoff ends with life-threatening injuries

CLOVIS — A four-hour standoff at the Curry County Adult Detention Center ended when a detainee shot himself about 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sheriff Wesley Waller said in a news release. Wesley Flores,... Full story

 

Commission backs Fidel Madrid for NMML seat

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission unanimously decided to recommend Commissioner Fidel Madrid for the director at-large position for the New Mexico Municipal League during Thursday’s meeting. Commissioner Tom Martin occupies the at-large...

 

Science class makes foray into recycling

PORTALES — What separates the world we live in now from the gray, dystopian locales of our films and literature? It could be as little as a few trips to the recycling center each month, according...

 

'Community conversation' draws 10

CLOVIS — About 10 people gathered at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday night as the United Way of Eastern New Mexico continued its series of “community conversations.” The goal of the events is to find out what issues...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 2

Today • PRMC bake sale — 8 a.m.-noon Valentine bake sale featuring rolls, bread, cakes, pies, candies, and cookies at Plains Regional Medical Center. Proceeds benefit the PRMC Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. Information: 575-769-2141 • Friends of...

 

Pages past - Feb. 2

On this date ... 1978: In honor of Groundhog Day, eight students from Parkview Elementary School in Clovis posed for a Clovis News-Journal photographer around what turned out to be a ground...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 2

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in the commission chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in the Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information:...

 

Reporter's notebook - Feb. 2

PORTALES — Attention, agriculture professionals: An event catered just for you is coming. The High Plains Crop and Livestock Symposium is scheduled Feb. 22 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales. Featuring seven educational programs, a...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    February 2, 2018

Where's that spork when I need one?

Utensils are easy to take for granted. The next time you find yourself a little lacking in that department due to a flimsy plastic piece of silverware, when a mutant recombination of utensil concepts...

 

Forgiveness is not optional

The Apostle Peter once came to Jesus with a question: “Lord, how often do I have to forgive?” (Matthew 18:21). “Lord,” he seems to be saying, “I’m a reasonable man. I want to do the right...

 

ENMU softball team aims for playoff berth

PORTALES — Last season, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team escaped the Lone Star Conference cellar. This year? The Greyhounds want a seat at the tournament table, and third-year head coach Katie Welborn is confident that can happen....

 

Lasting happiness follows contentment

Are we a happy people? Some studies indicate that less than half of all Americans consider themselves happy. A Harris Poll was taken in 2017 and only 33 percent of the Americans surveyed said they wer...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 2, 2018

Eastern women prevail

PORTALES — Alivia Lewis' clutch performance in the final minute of Thursday's Lone Star Conference women's basketball matchup against Tarleton State was enough to lift her Greyhounds to victory....

 

Hounds protect home court, top Texans

PORTALES - Protect this court. That was the message that Eastern New Mexico coach Tres Segler delivered to his Greyhound men's basketball team prior to Thursday night's game against Tarleton State....

 

Sheriff: Man in jail standoff pulled gun from his clothing

CLOVIS — The man involved in Thursday’s standoff at the Curry County Jail pulled a gun from his clothing as he waited to be booked following his arrest, Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller said. Wesley Flores, 28, of Clovis, was in stable...

 

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