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Articles from the September 1, 2017 edition

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Vigil held in memory of Clovis librarians

CLOVIS — Margaret Hinchee's voice broke, and she cried at times, as she spoke about lost members of her library family. "Both women were strong and beautiful souls. The library will never be the sam...

 

Murder suspect to stay jailed

CLOVIS — Suspected killer Nathaniel Jouett will remain in Clovis’ juvenile detention facility, at least for now, following a hearing Thursday in District Court. Prosecutor Brian Stover asked...

 

City still on high alert

CLOVIS — Telephone threats across Clovis finally ended about 4 a.m. Thursday with no violence associated with them, city officials said. Police had not provided any additional information by 4 p.m. Thursday. Dozens of area businesses, including...

 

Good or bad, weather doesn't stay forever

There are times when it may seem like the wind will never stop blowing, the rain will never start falling, and the world is never going to be more than the hot, hard, dry desert that it is at that mom...

 

Hold on to hope even in tragedy

This past week has been devastating for many families and the city of Clovis. Many have asked “why” due to this week’s tragic event. If you have questioned “why,” you are not alone. Even Kin...

 

Mountain trip reaffirms love and wonder of God

My wife and I were in Colorado recently. Living on the aptly named High Plains of Texas, at a tad over 3,800 feet in our particular part of those plains, we’ve got a pretty good start on altitude...

 

New school year off and running

We’re off to a bang-up beginning of another new school year. With new and returning teachers on board, welcoming new and returning students, there’s still great anticipation in the air with our...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 1

Saturday • American Legion Auxiliary Breakfast — 7 a.m.-11 a.m. at Post 25, 2400 W. Seventh St. Eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, chile, donuts, biscuits, toast, coffee and juice. Cost: $7 adults, $3 children. Information: 575-763-5392 •...

 

Pages past - Sept. 1

On this date ... 1957: A record number of Clovis High School students were planning to attend college. Officials said 50 of the 173 members of the 1957 graduating class had requested transcripts in...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 1

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at commission chambers, 417 Gidding St. • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in the commission room at the courthouse • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial...

 

Jail logs - Sept. 1

Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday-Friday: Clovis • Luis Rogelio Ceron-Carreno, 35, failure to yield, aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug • Caleb Seth Pender, 23, probation...

 

Grady, Melrose score road sweeps

Grady and Melrose went south Thursday evening, and both came back home with road sweeps. The Bronchos left Dora with a 25-7, 25-13, 25-17 win over Dora to improve their record to 3-1, while Melrose took a 26-24, 25-22, 25-9 win at Tatum to move to...

 

Buffaloes off to unusual late start

After a light first week on the gridiron, football is getting started for five area teams this week. Texas football kicks off, as do a pair of small-school football teams this week. Texico hosts its second games of the season, while Floyd, Farwell...

 

Adams State tops Greyhounds

ALAMOSA, Colo. — In a game marked by plenty of fouls and cards, yellow and red, Adams State made a second-half goal stand to take a 1-0 victory Thursday afternoon. Mario Castro scored in the 70th minute for the Grizzlies (1-0), who outshot ENMU...

 

Cats close strong

CLOVIS — If it didn't look like Clovis' day when it was down 1-0 in the first minute Thursday, it should have been obvious when the Wildcats gave up a first-minute goal in the second half too. But...

 

Rams face upstart Lovington squad

PORTALES — The football series between Portales and Lovington has always been a heated series, no matter the score. But most years, it’s been tough to call it a rivalry. The Ram-Wildcat showdown, which continues tonight at 7 at Greyhound...

 

Cats focused on job

CLOVIS — Life goes on. You hear it dozens of times, but it seems a bit more poignant when it hits home. Monday's tragedy at the Clovis-Carver Library has certainly hit home in the city of Clovis. A...

 

Hounds upset Southwest Baptist on late FG

PORTALES — Bailey Hale kicked a 41-yard field goal with seven seconds left, capping off late-game heroics that sent Eastern New Mexico to a 23-21 upset over No. 18 Southwest Baptist Thursday night...

 

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