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 By David Grieder    News    July 28, 2017

Audit: Dora schools funds may have been mismanaged

DORA — Results of a state audit completed last month on Dora Consolidated Schools identified more than $100,000 in school funds that may have been mismanaged in a three-year period, with apparent violations ranging from lapses in documentation to...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 28, 2017

Daycare workers waive arraignments

PORTALES — The Portales daycare workers accused of leaving two children in a hot vehicle for 90 minutes on Tuesday waived their arraignments on Thursday. Mary Taylor, 62, and Sandi Taylor, 31, co-operators of Taylor Tot daycare, remained in...

 
 By Anna George    News    July 28, 2017

Civil sexual assault complaint filed against Clovis Christian

CLOVIS — A civil complaint has been filed against Clovis Christian School, its superintendent and a former track coach alleging sexual abuse of a teenage student-athlete. The complaint, filed...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 28, 2017

Report: Curry has more money than expected

CLOVIS — General fund cash for Curry County ended well over projections for the latest fiscal year, according to the final quarter financial report discussed at at a special meeting Thursday of the Board of County Commissioners. The general...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 28, 2017

Roosevelt budget to see increase in revenue, decrease in spending

PORTALES — Roosevelt County’s budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year is estimated to see a 1.26 percent increase in revenue and a 2.44 percent decrease in expenditures, said County Manager Amber Hamilton. Hamilton, who presented the budget at a...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 28, 2017

Border towns celebrate community

Farwell and Texico’s premier annual event means fun and fellowship for all, its residents proclaim. Border Town Days is returning for its 52nd year on Saturday. It starts with a parade at the park in Texico at 10 a.m. (MDT) and will culminate in...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 28, 2017

Bishop to attend Portales church's celebration

PORTALES — The United Methodist Church in Portales has cause to celebrate, and Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe of the Northwest Texas-New Mexico Episcopal Area is joining the festivities on Aug. 6. The congregation is holding a potluck following its Sunday...

 

Truck carrying Gatorade overturns

Parmer County experienced a flood of sorts on Thursday morning — but not because it rained. A truck carrying Gatorade sports drinks overturned about 3 a.m., six miles east of Farwell on U.S. 84. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said the cleanup...

 

Events calendar - July 28

Today • Pop-up paint party — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Rock painting free to public. Information: 575-935-7000 • Nurses pinning — 1 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-935-5000 Monday • Movie Monday — 12:45 p.m. at...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    July 28, 2017

No office jobs to speak of in ag

With every job, there is a location where you are bound to spend some notable portion of your time. Some jobs are quite thoroughly bound to a spot that we call an office. So core is the location that...

 

Meetings calendar - July 28

Monday • Road Viewer Committee — 9 a.m. at Milnesand Fire Department. Public meeting about possible closure of SRR 44, one mile west of NM 206. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis-Carver Library Board — 5:30 p.m. at the library. Information:...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    July 28, 2017

Take stock of the clutter of your own soul

My favorite show on television is “Fixer Upper” with Chip and Joanna Gaines. I am somewhat “hooked” on watching that show. To see an old house transformed into a beautiful and inviting,...

 

God's signature on new covenant a wonder

How long do you have to live to learn to be really careful before you sign anything on that famous “dotted line?” It seemed so easy at the time. That new ride was cool. But we were just a few...

 

Jail logs - July 28

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday-Thursday: Clovis • John Hall, 29, child abuse (no death or great bodily harm) • Quintess Samora, 38, probation violation • Yeraldi Salazar-Cabral, 24, speeding • Alexandro Toledo,...

 

Pages past - July 28

On this date ... 1982: A Floyd woman lost her life in a two-car accident in Roosevelt County. Jane V. Knox, 64, was killed two miles north of Portales when her 1980 pickup collided with a car driven...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 28, 2017

Portales' McBroom named top assistant

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High School’s Randy McBroom was honored this week as the state’s top assistant boys basketball coach. The award was given during the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s annual clinics in Albuquerque. McBroom is...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 28, 2017

Greyhound football squad picked for fourth

ODESSA, Texas — Preseason football polls don't run draw plays, throw play-action passes or make stubborn goal-line stands. But they do give respect, at least for those selected favorably. Plenty of...

 

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