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Articles from the February 23, 2017 edition

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Dora students win regional Eco Challenge

After emerging the regional victors of a nationwide science competition, a group of area students gained a plethora of rewards, both monetarily and intellectually. Five Dora Consolidated Schools students — juniors Lance Fletcher, Megan Stacy,...

 

'Pirates,' Kiwanis chili converge this weekend

The stars are aligning (or it might be more accurate to say that seasoned ground beef and the Jolly Roger are colliding) this week to give us a rare opportunity to address this puzzler: Do pirates...

 

Organizers looking at new events for local Relays

Eastern New Mexico is getting ready to fight for a good cause. Relay For Life is in the planning stages in both Clovis and Portales, according to organizers. The event is held to raise money for the...

 

Texico FFA to tackle Curry County project

A group of Texico High School students are planning a fair project that will last for years to come. During Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting, members discussed an approximate $15,000 request for purchase of a double-faced, illuminated...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 23

Today • New Jersey Saxophone Quartet — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU, Portales. Admission: Free. Information: 575-562-1011 • Preschool storytime — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Pet Parade. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween...

 

Teacher considers work 'paying it forward'

Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling local educators each week. A career in teaching is the ultimate method of “paying it forward” for Clovis High School pre-advanced placement world history teacher Drew Hatley. Because he was molde...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 23

Today • New Mexico Municipal League — 4 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday • Parks, Recreation & Beautification committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday • Clovis Chamber...

 

Former Portales woman wanted for forgery

PORTALES — A former Portales woman has a warrant out for her arrest for 31 counts of forgery. According to a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office press release, a warrant was issued last week for the arrest of Amanda M. Hatch, 27, of Roswell for...

 

ENMU briefs - Feb. 23

ENMU hosting saxophone quartet The New Jersey Saxophone Quartet, led by Frank Mazzeo, will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Eastern New Mexico University's Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus. The free concert will...

 

Pages past - Feb. 23

On this date ... 1962: Two Dumas, Texas, men received prison sentences of 1-10 years for cattle theft. Roosevelt County Sheriff Glenn Widener and Brand Inspector James Williams traced three stolen...

 

Roaming teacher keeps art education in schools

A few years ago when we lost our elementary art educational assistants, classroom teachers took up the slack for art education. Naturally, that presented a bit of teacher overload, when combined with the regular required curriculum. Casting about...

 

Clovis police blotter - Feb. 23

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 12:31 a.m.: Information report, 1100 block of East 11th Street • 6:08 a.m.: Assault, 800 block of East 21st...

 

Portales police blotter - Feb. 23

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 11:19 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 900 block East Second Street • 11:54 a.m.: Forgery, walk in, report taken • 1:44 a.m.: Larceny, 1100 block West Fir Street, r...

 

Gryschka wins LSC indoor honor

Senior Melina Gryschka became the school's first female to win a Lone Star Conference season track honor, winning outstanding track athlete to conclude the LSC's indoor track and field season. The...

 

ENMU basketball capsules - Feb. 23

ENMU vs. Angelo State Women 5:30 p.m. Records: Angelo State 20-4, 14-4 LSC. ENMU 20-5, 16-2 LSC. Last time out: The Greyhounds claimed their fourth-straight win, topping Cameron 81-72 on the road Saturday. Angelo State edged West Texas A&M 68-66 at...

 

Portales basketball capsules - Feb. 23

District 4-4A boys tournament No. 4 Ruidoso (15-13) at No. 2 Portales (20-4) 6 p.m. Last time out: The Warriors edged Moriarty 54-52 Tuesday night. Portales, the second seed, has been idle since a 65-52 loss at Hope Chrstian Saturday. Last meeting: F...

 

Prep roundup: Sandia ousts Clovis girls in 2-6A

ALBUQUERQUE — Facing No. 7 Sandia is a little bit of "pick your poison" with senior Cara Liggins and sophomore Sabirah Broussard averaging nearly 30 points a night. Clovis held Broussard to four poi...

 

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