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Alleged library shooter waives arraignment

CLOVIS — The alleged library shooter has waived an arraignment scheduled for this morning and entered a plea of not guilty on all charges, according to court documents. Nathaniel Jouett, 16, faces... Full story

 

Public input, security items tabled

PORTALES — Two action items that were tabled at Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting also prompted the most discussion. A proposal to change the public input portion of the meeting was put forth by City Attorney Steve Doerr after he had receiv...

 

Chicken ordinance moved to Oct. 5 meeting

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:15 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library — but it won’t be talking about chickens as expected. Commissioners initially planned to discuss an ordinance...

 

Councilors approve resolution to purchase building

PORTALES — City councilors took the first step at their Tuesday meeting toward giving the Portales Police Department its own space. A resolution authorizing the purchase of the former magistrate court building on U.S. 70 for $339,400 was approved...

 

Education digest - Sept. 21

FFA students earn awards at fair Four students from Clovis High FFA earned awards last week at the New Mexico State Fair Junior Livestock Show, according to a press release from the school. In the rabbits category Brenin Hillis won Best of Breed...

 

Miss New Mexico makes semifinals

Taylor Rey, Miss New Mexico 2017, made it to the semifinals of the Miss America pageant Sept. 10 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Rey, 22, placed in the top 15, according to Miss New Mexico Director Greg Smith. Savannah Shields of Arkansas was crowned...

 

Communities depend on local merchants

The announced beginning-of-the-end for the Sears department store in Clovis coincided recently with a search we had in our family for an obscure size of a replacement blade for a cutoff saw. Like...

 

Best good cause up to private donors

CLOVIS — The Clovis Library Victims Memorial Fund has raised more than $30,000 already. Another $10,000 is almost certain to be added when four quarters of beef are awarded via raffle at the Oct.... Full story

 

Gattis library about more than just books

The library at Gattis is more than a place to go to check out books. Librarian Kelly Martin, veteran librarian and certified teacher, brings together the world of technology and creativity. In...

 

Pages past - Sept. 21

On this date ... 1977: Seven Clovis High School students were competing for the title of football homecoming queen. The "lovely girls" vying for the crown included sophomores Joni Jones, daughter of...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 21

Today • Curry County Extension Club leader training — 2 p.m., extension office, 818 Main St., Clovis. Topic: “Guidelines to over the counter drugs.” Information: 575-763-6505 • Preschool story-time — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library....

 

Jail logs - Sept. 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Wednesday: Clovis • Antonio Gallegos, 20, shoplifting ($250 or less), criminal trespass • Philip Lucero, 38, possession of a controlled substance, vehicles without required equipment • V...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 21

Today • Clovis MainStreet Board — 8:30 a.m. at 418 N. Main Street. Information: 575-769-7828 • ENM Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-935-4262 • Clovis City Commission...

 

NMAA eliminates bottom two teams in football playoff brackets

CLOVIS — Next year’s football playoffs will be a little more competitive for the first-round byes — and the playoffs will be a little thinner overall. The New Mexico Activities Association board voted Wednesday to reduce the playoff field by...

 

Rodeo team ready for season-opening home rodeo

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team held a “Mini-Rodeo/Meet the Rodeo Team” event on campus on Wednesday afternoon, as they try to promote this weekend’s College “Daze” Rodeo, which ENMU will host at Lewis Cooper...

 

Melrose pair forge on through disease

MELROSE — There are about 1.25 million Americans living with Type I diabetes, according to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. That means about one in every 215 people have it. The odds are a...

 

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