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Our People: Every day's a learning experience

Deondra Robledo is a Clovis native, known around town as "Didi." Her significant other is Victor Robledo, also a Clovis native. She graduated from Clovis High School with the class of 2000. She is the...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 14, 2017

Momentous occasion

PORTALES — The future appears bright for 481 Eastern New Mexico University graduates if the comments of the commencement speaker and the now-former students are any indication. Outgoing ENMU...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 14, 2017

Had some trouble around treehouse a time or two

My mother allowed us to build our own tree house. Knowing the limited extent of my engineering and building skills today, that seems like a really bad choice she made. But with two-by-fours, plywood,...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 14, 2017

In dogged pursuit of a cure

CLOVIS — Saturday was a day for the dogs, as Clovis canines and their families gathered to fight cancer. The fifth annual Clovis Bark For Life event was held at Hillcrest Park on Saturday. The...

 

Derby hats main attraction

The 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs running was on May 6. If you follow, you know the winning horse is named Always Dreaming. But the main attraction was what attendees wore on their heads....

 

Budget meals a topic on show

Information on beginning quilting, choosing a guinea pig for a child’s pet and making a slice ‘n bake gift log will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on...

 

Club notes - May 14

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on May 10 with President Cami Howl presiding. The treasurer’s report was filed for audit, and the minutes were approved. A thank you note was read from Gaynelle Thomas. The club voted to hold all...

 

School menus - May 14

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast wrap. Lunch — Cheeseburger mac and cheese, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken nuggets w/BBQ sauce, mashed potatoes w/gravy,...

 

Senior calendar - May 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Election of officers, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m....

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 14, 2017

Honoring mothers of today, yesterday

CLOVIS — Residents of Saint Anthony Healthcare and BeeHive Clovis remembered their favorite Mother’s Days past both as daughters and mothers themselves. Lillye Toliver, resident at Saint Anthony’s, has two “beautiful daughters,” one of...

 

Events calendar - May 14

Today • Mother’s Day Brunch — 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and noon seatings at Clovis Civic Center. Tickets: $25 adults, $15 children. Information: 575-935-5000 • Happy World Carnival — 3 p.m.-10 p.m. at Curry County Fairgrounds. Wristbands:...

 

Q&A: Congresswoman Grisham talks healthcare, Comey

CLOVIS — Michelle Lujan Grisham represents New Mexico's 1st Congressional District, and was in Clovis Friday night to be commencement speaker for Clovis Community College's ceremonies. Lujan...

 

Meetings calendar - May 14

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at north annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 • CCC Foundation...

 

Education plan benefits need more explanation

This month, the New Mexico Public Education Department rolled out some data-driven changes that it says will: • Streamline the way the state administers bilingual education by going from five disparate to three strong programs, • Help ensure the...

 

Pages past - May 14

On this date... 1972: A New Mexico State University agricultural economist was predicting water available for irrigation in Curry and Roosevelt counties would “drastically decrease in the next 90 years, causing a sharp decline in farm and ranch rec...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    May 14, 2017

Six months in, transition smooth

It’s been six months now since we launched The Eastern New Mexico News. In reality it seems like yesterday, but as they say, time flies when you’re having fun. For those who aren’t familiar...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    May 14, 2017

Zack vs. mosquitoes; Zack wins

Zack Perkins had always been an active kid. “I spent a lot of time telling him, ‘Would you just sit down and be quiet for five minutes?’” said his mother, Lori Perkins. “He literally...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    May 14, 2017

Other side of tragedy is profound beauty

Driving into Portales for the first time during a dusk dust storm in 1982, I almost made a U-turn. This wasn’t the New Mexico I’d imagined. But I wanted to work at a university, so the next day I...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 14, 2017

Men need to understand they don't understand

Last weekend I was at a conference’s closing banquet. A friend approached the table and said, “I’m feeling generous; buy you a drink?” Cherry Coke with coconut rum, please. I’m 1-for-1 tonight. I notice the prettiest girl in the room is...

 

Heritage Days are here again

PORTALES — The Portales Chamber of Commerce is still calling all vendors and parade participants for the annual Heritage Days event, according to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry. As always, there will be lots of...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 14, 2017

CHS football team plans 'Rise Week'

CLOVIS — Before they take it down for the year, the Clovis Wildcats plan to rise one last time. Under new head coach Cal Fullerton, the Wildcats football team will celebrate what it is calling Rise Week at the school. Fullerton, hired in February...

 

Saturday's state Class 4A, 5A and 6A track results, final team standings

At Albuquerque Boys Class 6A Team standings: 1. Rio Rancho Cleveland 59; 2. Volcano Vista 57; 3. Eldorado 50; 4. Rio Rancho 46; 5. Clovis 44; 6. Hobbs 42; 7. Manzano 38; 8. Carlsbad 34; 9. Onate 25; 10. Cibola 18; 11. Sandia 10; 12. (tie)...

 

Portales finishes second in 4A boys track

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s boys were in the lead for much of Saturday’s Class 4A state competition at the University of New Mexico track facility. It was a matter of whether or not Taos would make up ground in distance events, and the...

 

Clovis boys fifth, girls seventh in 6A track meet

ALBUQUERQUE — Darren Kelley was hoping for a team trophy. His Clovis High boys track team was actually in contention for the lead down the stretch. The Wildcats, though, ended up fifth on Saturday...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    May 14, 2017

Rams beat Hope Christian to claim 4A baseball title

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High and District 4-4A rival Hope Christian ended the season 2-2 in baseball matchups, but the Rams got the one that counted the most on Saturday. PHS handed the Huskies a...

 

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