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Irma closes in on Florida

MIAMI — Florida prepared for deadly winds and life-threatening storm surge from Hurricane Irma Saturday by asking 700,000 more residents to leave their homes in advance of a storm that already has...

 
 By Zech Lucero    News    September 10, 2017

Looking ahead from 9/11

David Stone plans to look back and remember as usual on Monday. But the James Polk Stone Community banker in Portales also is looking ahead. “Back after World War II, America got up and we picked up our heads and went on with life united,” Stone...

 

Good day to remember Bobby Field

Bob Anderson remembers hearing football coaches in Muleshoe complain about Bobby Field in the mid 1960s. “We’ve got the best quarterback in the state living here and he’s playing in Farwell,”...

 

Pages past - Sept. 10

On this date ... 1972: Kathy Calder, a 16-year-old student at Friona High School, made the news for being the first female student in her school’s history to sign up for a vocational agriculture class. The Clovis News-Journal reported that the...

 

University considers out-of-state tuition reduction

PORTALES — A proposal to reduce out-of-state tuition will be heard at Thursday’s Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting. The change, according to a letter accompanying the proposal by ENMU President Jeff Elwell, will reduce...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 10

Today • Zoo music concert — 4 p.m. Clovis Community Band plays at Hillcrest Park. Enter at Sycamore entrance. Admission: Free. Information: 575-799-1448 Monday • 9/11 Memorial Service — 7:30 a.m. at James Polk Stone Community Bank, 109 E....

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 10

Monday • Clovis Master Water Assurance Plan District 2 meeting — 6 p.m. at Fellowship Hall (east side entrance) Living Stones, 1800 N. Norris St. • Portales School Board — 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in the board room, 501 W. Abilene. Information:...

 

Sexual assault trial starts Monday

PORTALES — The final preparations were made Friday before the trial of a Portales man accused of sexual assault. Roy Brown, 29, is accused of breaking into a woman’s home two miles south of Portales in June 2016 and attacking her as she slept. Hi...

 

Xcel Energy to help with Florida power restoration

AMARILLO — Xcel Energy is sending 36 workers from Texas and New Mexico to assist with power restoration efforts in Florida after Hurricane Irma passes through. An Xcel news release said workers from Clovis and Roswell will be among those traveling...

 

Hurlburt Field sends planes to Little Rock Air Force Base

Officials at Hurlburt Field in Florida on Saturday evacuated their airplanes to Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. The action came hours before Hurricane Irma began to batter the southern part of Florida. Hurlburt's website reported aircraft...

 

Trump correct to end DACA, force solution

As expected, the Trump administration announced Tuesday it will phase out the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. It protected from deportation nearly 800,000 young immigrants who as children were brought here...

 

Even small trips are entertaining

Since exotic trips to Dallas, Albuquerque and Galveston are usually beyond my means, small trips become mini-vacations. Over Labor Day weekend, I traveled to Levelland in West Texas to visit Chance,...

 

Equifax needs more than wrist slap

“Hi. This is Ray.” At this point, I know this is not a legitimate call. I know two Rays: • Ray Mondragon with the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. I’ve always known him as Raymond. • Our newspaper’s former publisher, Ray Sullivan....

 

Officials ignored chance to stop flooding

DALLAS — Two decades ago, Harris County planners predicted with chilling accuracy just how devastating a storm like Hurricane Harvey would be to the Houston area. Far lesser storms, they determined, could wreck a large swath of the city and its wes...

 

Wildfire smoke in West clearing as storms move through

BOISE, Idaho — Storms brought cooler and wetter weather into the Western and Northwestern U.S. this weekend, breaking up a temperature inversion that had blanketed much of the region with acrid smoke from dozens of wildfires. Officials at the...

 

Our People: Doing good in lives of children

Les Ciancio lived in Oklahoma as a young boy until his family went to Fort Sumner on vacation to visit the Billy The Kid Museum. His father found work in the area in the early 1990s which brought the...

 

I'll hold on to my orange Osweiler jersey

Fate, they say, is fickle. Fate in football can sometimes be fabulously fickle. So it is with the return of quarterback Brock Osweiler to the Denver Bronco’s locker room this week. He’s back...

 

Get cool factor in fall fashion

There's nothing that I'm more fond of in fashion than mixing and matching accessories with old and new fashions. Here are some trendy favorites that have taken notice this season and why they are the...

 

Discover desert pizza recipes on show

Information on decorating a monthly planner, quilting with heavier fabrics and making your own soaps will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at...

 

School menus - Sept. 10

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Donut. Lunch — Turkey and cheese croissant, veggie dippers w/ranch, fresh apple,...

 

Senior calendar - Sept. 10

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel sing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m....

 

Club notes - Sept. 10

Beta Phi Six members, Collene Baldwin, Laura Loflin, Patsy Lorenz, Royce Lorenz, Beverly Miller and Suzy Moore, along with guest Wendy D. J. Slaughter, attended the Beta Phi meeting at Collene Baldwin’s home. A potluck lunch was served. Royce...

 

Regional high school football roundup

TATUM — The Dora Coyotes lost for the first time this season in a high-scoring game at Tatum that featured seven lead changes in just the first quarter. The final lead change belonged to Tatum, which went on for a 69-44 victory. “It just kind of...

 

ENMU volleyball team splits on Saturday

LUBBOCK — For the fourth-straight match, Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team went five sets. But, for the first time in three matches, the Greyhounds came out on the losing end. Though they had a 2-0 set lead in Saturday’s match...

 

Portales hosts tourney for younger spikers

PORTALES - The annual Portales Rams Junior Varsity Volleyball Tournament is a much-anticipated event for many local players who have yet to crack the varsity lineup at their respective schools. This...

 

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