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Articles from the September 22, 2017 edition

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Education secretary visits A grade schools

CLOVIS — New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Designate Christopher Ruskowski visited Sandia Elementary on Thursday morning as a part of the department’s Straight A Express Tour. He’s visiting New Mexico schools that received an A...

 

Former coach arrested on sex charges

CLOVIS — A former assistant track coach with Clovis Christian Schools was arrested Thursday, charged with criminal sexual communication with a child. A New Mexico State Police news release alleges...

 

Fall set to be warm and dry

With fall set to begin today, eastern New Mexico residents who have not appreciated the above-average temperatures the region has enjoyed recently will not need to wait long for a change. National Wea...

 

Police seek info on card skimmer suspect

CLOVIS — Careful with your plastic, Clovis: a nefarious scheme to claim card information has made play in city ATMs the past week and police have requested public assistance in identifying their sus...

 

City approves new salary scale

CLOVIS — In what should be his final Clovis City Commission meeting in the position, Interim City Manager Tom Phelps said the city’s employees are an unsung aspect of the community. Later, the commission approved what Phelps hoped would be an...

 

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Mayor Pro Tem Juan Garza did not attend. Action items listed below were approved on unanimous votes: • Quarterly awards were given to Lt. Chad Healer...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 22

Today • Blood drive — 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library parking lot. Information: 575-625-9743 Saturday • Celebrate Recovery RockFest — noon to 4 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church, 2201 N. Main St., Clovis. Food, games and a...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 22

Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Roosevelt General Hospital Board — 5:30 p.m. at Fred Hopkins Conference Room. Information: 575-359-1800 Tuesday • Clovis...

 

Easement from Cannon could be costly

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority learned at its Thursday meeting that securing an easement for a pipeline from Cannon Air Force Base to Portales may prove costly. CAFB Water Quality Project Manager John Rebman told members...

 

Know the rope behind your seat

To list even the common situations where one needs to tie-down, secure, drag, lift, compress, hang, head, or heel something — would be a list too long to post here or to get through in any decent...

 

Jail logs - Sept. 22

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Marrisa Carver, 24, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge, concealing identy • Alison Marquez, 25, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia,...

 

'I might need that' my guiding philosophy

“I might need that.” Step into my garage, my office, my shed, or my closet, and you’ll quickly discover that those four simple words are the guiding philosophy of most of my life and all of the...

 

Faith must be the engine of obedience

What is the difference in these two terms: “Pharisee” and “publican?” In New Testament times, a Pharisee was one who was a Jew and who firmly, harshly and even unbendingly held to the...

 

Pages past - Sept. 22

On this date ... 1972: An early frost had local farmers on edge with what was predicted to be a bumper crop of milo ripening in the fields. Eddie Harrington, who grew irrigated milo south of...

 

ENMU moves up soccer game

PORTALES — With storm systems moving towards the area, Eastern New Mexico University has moved Friday's women’s soccer game against Texas A&M-Commerce up to 5 p.m. The contest was originally slated to open at 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU is...

 

Clovis sweeps Hobbs on the road

HOBBS — At home or on the road, Clovis’ volleyball team keeps racking up the victories. Thursday night, it was a sweep for the Lady Wildcats who visited rival Hobbs and posted a 3-0 win over the Lady Eagles at Hobbs High School. The scores were 2...

 

Rams seek to avenge only loss of 2016

PORTALES — The Portales Rams’ 2016 4A championship season was nearly perfect, as just one blemish appeared on their otherwise flawless 12-1 record. That blemish was Dexter, which will look to give the Rams fits again and 2017, and this time,...

 

Rams win testy game with Artesia

PORTALES — In a game reminiscent to the girls matchup between the two schools less than two weeks ago, things often got heated between Artesia and Portales in Thursday's boys soccer game. The game...

 

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