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Harvey claims three lives

VICTORIA, Texas — A least three people have died since Hurricane Harvey came ashore in south Texas Friday night as a powerful Category 4 storm, drenching low-lying areas, tearing roofs off...

 

Our People: Shaping lives

Nicole Richardson grew up in Clovis as the middle child of three, graduating from Clovis High School with the class of 2000. She is married to whom she calls her extremely talented best friend,...

 

Thanks to many who make county fair happen

County fairs are amazing things from an organizational standpoint. There are so many different cogs, and so much planning goes into doing it right. I’m proud that my hometown fair in Roosevelt Count...

 

Senior calendar - Aug. 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 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. exercise equipment, 6...

 

Sergers explained on upcoming show

Information on using Transfer Artist Paper, choosing a serger, and making backgrounds for fabric will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon....

 

School menus - Aug. 27

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel w/cream cheese. Lunch — Nacho chicken pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, apple. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, fruit, whole wheat roll....

 

Bend fashion rules with your Labor Day party

Labor day is next week and we're borderline bending the fashion rules this holiday with a "White Out" theme. Are you hosting a party? Send an update alert to your guest that this year's party is now a...

 

Regional school scores strong

Results are in and Eastern New Mexico schools with good grades outnumber those with bad grades 2-to-1. It’s reason to celebrate, according to New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski. “We need to spend more time...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 27, 2017

Roosevelt Junior Livestock Sale collects $128K

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Junior Livestock Sale collected $128,024 from 59 sales on Friday night. Falyn Hamilton and her grand-champion steer took the individual spotlight with a sale of $7,250. “She’s been dedicated to the program and...

 

Pages past - Aug. 27

On this date ... 1982: Local square dancers were lined up for a good weekend. The Y Squares were scheduled to be dancing at the Clovis YMCA to the calling of Bobby Graham, with rounds cued by longtime local dance teachers Daryle and Bobbie Stephens....

 

Events calendar - Aug. 27

Today • Annual Ride for Bully Awareness — 2:30 p.m. start at Lowes Home Improvement parking lot. Music, food and fun. The ride is free; all welcome to attend. Information: clovis@stopbully.com Tuesday • Page Turners book club — 6:30 p.m. at...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 27

Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday • Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 This calendar is a daily...

 

Roanhaus deserves better than name on some structure

Clovis schools Superintendent Jody Balch last week introduced an idea to name the high school fieldhouse in honor of longtime football coach Eric Roanhaus. Here’s a better idea: don’t. Roanhaus is not campaigning for any kind of public...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    August 27, 2017

'The mice shall inherit the earth'

My book-of-the-month summary for August is “Non Campus Mentis,” a collection of college students’ answers on exams and term papers about world history. The 145-page book, published in 2001 by...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    August 27, 2017

Warning: Don't feed the trolls

“Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” — Mark Twain Twain never could have predicted the Internet, or ESPN, but he pretty much nailed it years in advance. You may have heard the rumor ESPN fired an announc...

 

Rain? What rain? No boat in sight

Yeah, we’ve had a lot of rain the past few weeks. We’ve had so much rain we’re not even in a drought anymore, according to the National Weather Service. That’s the first time we’ve been out...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    August 27, 2017

Sunday TV guide getting facelift

This week, I wanted to take an opportunity to update you on a few things going on here at The Eastern New Mexico News. Here goes: • SUNDAY TV SECTION CHANGE: Beginning Sept. 3, we’re making some...

 

City expects 2019 substation opening

PORTALES — A fire substation intended to increase public safety should be in Portales by 2019, according to city officials. City Manager Sammy Standefer said the city’s goal is to go to bid for the construction of the substation by the beginning...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 27, 2017

Drought washed away

The drought is over. For the first time in the 18-year history of the U.S. Drought Monitor Program, New Mexico is drought free. This time last year, the Drought Monitor Program showed that 87 percent of the state was experiencing drought conditions...

 

Waterline breaks on Highway 70 near Roosevelt fairgrounds

PORTALES — A waterline break on Saturday afternoon caused "low pressure or no water" in Portales, city officials said. Portales City Manager Sammy Standefer said the break is on a line that has been problematic over the last few months, and the...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 27, 2017

Coaches, players working to be smarter about brain injury risk

CLOVIS — Football has always been a violent activity. Longtime Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes, in fact, once famously noted that, “it’s not a contact sport, it’s a collision sport.” With more and more awareness of head injuries over...

 

Floyd volleyball sweeps Logan tourney, moves to 3-0

LOGAN — If this keeps up, the Floyd Broncos will have to be considered Class 1A contenders along with neighboring Elida and Melrose. The Broncos matched their best start in five seasons Saturday, posting a pair of sweeps to take home the crown in...

 

Roswell cruises by Portales girls

ROSWELL — Suffice it to say it wasn’t Portales’ day on Saturday. Roswell junior Aaliyah Cobos posted a hat trick and the Lady Coyotes earned a 5-1 victory over PHS. Lady Rams coach Ruben Tellez said his team had its moments. “We played good...

 

Clovis soccer teams split Saturday

LOS ALAMOS — After a couple of tough losses on Friday, the Clovis High boys soccer team salvaged one in Saturday’s final round of the eight-team Louie Cernicek Invitational, edging past Aztec 2-1 in the seventh-place matchup. Sophomore...

 

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