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Judge to take 48 hours for Taylor bond decision

PORTALES — District court Judge Donna Mowrer will take 48 hours to decide whether two Portales women charged with child abuse resulting in death and great bodily harm can be released from jail. Sandi Taylor, 31, and Mary Taylor, 62, were arrested...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 4, 2017

Howalt approved for Clovis city manager

CLOVIS — Justin Howalt will begin a three-year term as Clovis' city manager effective Oct. 2.  City commissioners voted 7-0 on Thursday to approve Howalt's employment contract. Commissioner Juan...

 
 By Anna George    News    August 4, 2017

Portales man says he was at 'poultry show'

A Portales man accused of fighting roosters in Texas says police got it wrong — he was at a private “poultry show.” Kenny Grubbs faces felony charges of cockfighting following his arrest on July 28. That’s when law officers raided a house...

 

'Fill the Boot' event this weekend

CLOVIS — Firefighters will be at select intersections and businesses this weekend and Aug. 18-20, collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Clovis Fire Department’s annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising event has run since at...

 

First days of school

Area students return to classes this month. Here’s when: New Mexico Clovis Christian All grades: Aug. 14 Clovis Kindergarten — 12th grade: Aug. 14 Pre-kindergarten: Aug. 17 Dora All grades: Aug. 11 Elida All grades: Monday Floyd All grades: Aug....

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    August 4, 2017

Take time to be still and know God

Every night before we go to bed, we take the dog outside. That’s the time that sounds of the night are different. There is a certain distinct harmony during the nighttime that I do not hear during...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 4

Today • Child Find screening clinic — 9 a.m.-noon at Elida schools. For children from birth-5 years. Information: 575-274-6211 Saturday • Blood drive — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-625-9743 • High Plains...

 

Only God can meet perfection's standard

Twisted pride is one of perfectionism’s pernicious symptoms. Perfectionists like to think they are a cut above ordinary folks. We have, we think, higher standards, work with more diligence, and see...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 4

Monday • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 • Water...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    August 4, 2017

Many reasons rain's welcome in ag

When you live in a desert, rain is rare, by definition. When you live in a desert and are involved in agriculture, that rare rain is precious and always appreciated (even on the occasions when it...

 

Jail logs - Aug. 4

Booked The following were booked into local jails: Clovis • Felix Acuna, 34, probation violation • Kendra Ammons, 29, theft of identity • L'Anna Glick, 20, failure to comply with specific requirements • PJ Fitzwater, 26, aggravated fleeing a...

 

Pages past - Aug. 4

On this date ... 1957: During the first six months of the year, 180 telephones were gained by Clovis, according to the Mountain States Telephone Co. C.H. Forester, manager of MSTC, said this is...

 

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