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Articles from the September 8, 2017 edition

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Man shot in Portales

PORTALES — A Portales man was hospitalized after being shot Thursday morning. Lucas Short, 37, of Portales was shot in the chest about 1 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Dollar General, according to Portales Police Officer Charlie Smart. While...

 

Organization seeks actors for play about suicide

PORTALES —Suicide thrives in silence. That’s why a local organization is looking for actors in a play called “Saying Hello to Goodbye.” Jim Lee is a member of Project Sunrise — a group of Clovis and Portales residents dedicated to...

 

City hands out employee awards

CLOVIS — City commissioners took little action on Thursday night, approving budget transfers from a consent agenda and handing out employee awards. Supervisor of the quarter went to Chad Healer of the fire department, while distinguished line...

 

Flex time challenging in ag

Time on the farm is a bit hard to explain. In one way, it is stretchy and flexible, but in the other direction it is undeniably set in its way. Yes, you can often start or end at a time that isn’t e...

 

Build your life on Christ - a firm foundation

We all build our lives on something. The issue revolves around this question: Is that “something” what you would risk your eternity on? Let me explain with an experience from my childhood. In...

 

Good hearts have room for lots of songs

I keep thinking that the folks up, way up, at the Red River Community House (Red River, New Mexico, elevation 8,650 feet) will one day wise up and get tired of us, but they haven’t yet. So last...

 

Jail logs - Sept. 8

Booked The following were booked into local jails on Wednesday-Thursday Clovis • Nathan Lewis, 28, battery against a household member • Cedric Boutte, 34, probation violation • Brandon Parker, 34, contempt of court (two counts), failure to pay...

 

Pages past - Sept. 8

On this date ... 1972: Non-credit offerings through Eastern New Mexico University's extension office were advertised for those "wanting to shed a few extra pounds gained from too many summer...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 8

Today • Randy Rogers, Parker McCollum bands — 6 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Tickets: $30-$60. Information: 575-935-7000 • Blood drive — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Curry County offices. Information: 575-625-9743 • Clovis Quilt Expo — 9...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 8

Monday • Clovis Master Water Assurance Plan District 2 meeting — 6 p.m. at Fellowship Hall (east side entrance) Living Stones, 1800 N. Norris St. Tuesday • Connecting to Expertise — 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. mixer to bring local non-profit...

 

Regional football preview: Texico faces tall task

TEXICO — The Texico High football team will be in for a challenge when it travels west to take on Fort Sumner. “They’re not ranked number one in 2A by accident,” Texico coach Pat Crowley said. The Wolverines will face a high-powered Foxes off...

 

'Cats ready to face defending 6A champs

CLOVIS — Road sweet road? The Clovis football team can only hope so, because that’s where the Wildcats are headed tonight for the first time this season. After opening with back-to-back home games, and holding serve in those games by going 2-0,...

 

Rams play West Las Vegas in Homecoming Game

PORTALES — Rams football coach Jaime Ramirez likes to find the best scout team matchups in practice when trying to simulate an opposing team. With Portales High School hosting West Las Vegas...

 

Volleyball roundup: Texico returns home for rout of Tatum

TEXICO — After holding its own at the Moriarty Invitational last weekend, Texico returned home and more than held its own against Tatum. Maryelle Dickerman had 14 kills, and the Wolverines needed just north of an hour to send the Coyotes home with...

 

Warrant issued in connection with homicide

CLOVIS — Police on Thursday announced a murder warrant has been issued for a 30-year-old man in connection with Tuesday's homicide at the Clovis Apartments. Darryl Turner is wanted on an open count...

 

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