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Articles from the August 11, 2017 edition

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Rain slows road improvements

Constant storms in eastern New Mexico since August have destroyed property and county roads, and Clovis and Portales officials report they are also making city road improvements difficult. Repairs to...

 

Old Timers Day events fill weekend

MELROSE — The weekend looks to be fully booked as Melrose prepares for its annual summer celebration. Old Timers Day began in 1954 “to get people together,” according to Melrose Chamber of Commerce President Vicky Smith, and will get under way...

 

Civil complaint filed against daycare providers

PORTALES — A civil complaint was filed Thursday against two Portales daycare providers in connection to a pair of children left in a hot car last month. The complaint was filed by attorney Randy Knudson on behalf of clients Kristen Ashmore and...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 11, 2017

Clovis man gets 73 years for kidnapping, sex assault

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was sentenced Thursday to 73 years in prison for felony kidnapping and sex crimes last summer. Roy G. Cavazos, 30, was convicted in May of holding a woman hostage in her Clovis apartment for 18 hours starting the night of...

 

Dora school news - Aug. 11

Pre-school registration Parents interested in enrolling 3- or 4-year-old students in the Dora Pre-School Program are to call Stacy Smith, Pre-School teacher, at (575) 714-1799 to make a screening appointment. Screening and registration will be held...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    August 11, 2017

Flatlands best home for me

Regardless of your opinion on what shape the globe might be, there is incontrovertible evidence that there are some places on this earth that deserve to be called flat. The High Plains is one of...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    August 11, 2017

Lord's work not always comfortable

David Platt is one of my favorite authors. He wrote “Taking Back Your Faith From the Great American Dream.” In that book he wrote: “I could not help but think that somewhere along the way we...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 11

Today • Colour Creators — 10 a.m., 6 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • Back-to-school immunization clinic — 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Clovis Public Health Office, 1216 Cameo. Open to public. No...

 

I love to 'lift up my eyes to the hills'

Something about the mountains my soul needs regularly and loves always. There’s just something about gaining altitude, heading up! “I will lift up my eyes to the hills,” writes the psalmist as...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 11

Today • Commission on Older Adults — 2:30 p.m. in assembly room at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7908 Friday • Public hearing — 2 p.m. at Public Works Office, city hall, Portales. Participation and discussion about Infrastructure...

 

Pages past - Aug. 11

On this date ... 1952: Two airmen were injured when their vehicle overturned into a ditch full of water beside U.S. 70. The accident took place five miles west of Roswell. Both were hospitalized, but...

 

Jail logs - Aug. 11

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday-Thursday Clovis • Juan Garza, 36, failure to appear, failure to pay fines • Ivan Carillo, 35, probation violation • Minnie Hernandez, 43, possession of a controlled substance, possessi...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    August 11, 2017

Water line issue forces softball postponement

CLOVIS — With recent rains, the Clovis Softball Association has had to postpone a few nights of action. But Thursday night, a lack of water was the problem. Games were called off as the City Of Clovis announced a bust in the main water line at Guy...

 

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