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Articles from the September 24, 2017 edition

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Cannon plans open house

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The gates to the base will be open to the public Saturday afternoon, and you don't even need a golden ticket to get in. In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Air...

 

Living by design

Rana Crow grew up in Portales and went to school in Dora. She attended college at ENMU and graduated with a communications- public relations degree. She worked for Elliott Marketing for three years...

 

Caring for fur babies challenging

I don’t have a great memory of exactly how my family came to have the first dog of my life but I’m pretty sure somewhere in the decision was probably a promise from a 5-year-old to “take real go...

 

Conquer chaos in your closet

Information on new vacuum technology and ways to conquer chaos in the closet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are...

 

Accessories reveal personal style

Whenever I'm out running errands, carpooling or whatever outings the day brings, I always catch myself glancing at a random woman's purse or other accessories. I'm a person who loves good style....

 

Club notes - Sept. 24

Peanut Valley Toastmasters On Sept. 14, Peanut Valley Toastmasters held its weekly meeting 7 p.m.-8 p.m. in the conference room of the KENW Broadcast Center in Portales. Kelsey Prince presided as Toastmaster of the evening. James Idsinga won Best...

 

Honors - Sept. 24

Wendel Sloan, a Sunday columnist for The Eastern New Mexico News, captured an honorable mention award in the humorous columns category in the 2017 National Federation of Women National Communications Contest. Sloan received the award for “I once...

 

School menus - Sept. 24

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel w/cream cheese. Lunch — Nacho chicken pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, apple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Min pancakes. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, seasonal...

 

Senior menus - Sept. 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 6 p.m....

 

Defense: Expect lengthy murder case

CLOVIS — Defense counsel appointed to represent the accused teenage killer Nathaniel Jouett is no stranger to the work, and assures the legal resolution of the matter will be a long time coming. Jouett, 16, is charged with two counts of first-degre...

 

City of Clovis updates benefits, compensation

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission approved recommendations Thursday night from a position classification review, employee benefits and compensation plan study. The study prepared by S Resource, Inc. of Santa Fe provides the city with 130 specific...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 24

Today • Enchilada fundraiser — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Dora School cafeteria. Proceeds benefit functions for Dora Business Professionals of America. Cost: Donation. Information: 575-477-2211 Tuesday • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. for grades...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 24

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...

 

Police: Suspect driven from scene

CLOVIS — The suspect still sought by police in connection with the Sept. 5 homicide at the Clovis Apartments was driven away from the crime scene minutes after the fatal shooting of 30-year old David McDonald, according to court documents. Darryl...

 

Pages past - Sept. 24

On this date ... 1977: A 1926 Model T Touring Ford owned and driven by Andy Tipton of Clovis won first place in the 1920s antique car division at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque for the fifth year in a row. Tipton said the car cost about $40...

 

Local roundup - Sept. 24

Roosevelt General Hospital board to meet Monday PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Special Hosptial District Board of Trustees will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the clinic conference room. The Board will hear presentations from Chief Financial...

 

Clovis schools set good example for public entities

We don’t always agree with local public officials, especially those who favor back-room negotiations over transparency and “majority rules” over what’s right and just. That should come as no surprise as we’ve not been shy about sharing our...

 

Kids need to feel life to learn from it

My book-of-the-month summary for September is “Try and Make Me!” (2002, Signet, 242 pages) by Ray Levy and Bill O’Hanlon. Subtitled “Simple Strategies That Turn Off the Tantrums and Create Coo...

 

Public relations is not what we do

On Thursday, the Portales Ram boys soccer team defeated Artesia at home 2-1 to end a four-game losing streak. We reported that in Friday’s Eastern New Mexico News. Some readers were disappointed that the report repeatedly mentioned rough play and...

 

Clovis boys win at Santa Fe Invitational

SANTA FE — The Cats that stayed together, won together. Clovis High's top five boys runners all finished inside a 19-second span, giving the cross country team a comfortable margin Saturday...

 

ENMU volleyball team swept by Midwestern

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Meghan Bettis had 13 kills, and Midwestern State moved themselves and Eastern New Mexico to .500 in Lone Star Conference play with a 3-0 victory Saturday afternoon. Scores were 25-17, 26-24, 25-21 in favor of the Mustangs...

 

Milton glad to be aboard Wildcat ship

CLOVIS — Only a select group of people know what it's like to be a running back, gliding in the open field like a gazelle, ball cradled in one arm, defenders pursuing in vain, nothing between him...

 

Portales soph Blidi making strides at DE

PORTALES — In football, three of the most valuable positions are quarterback, left tackle and defensive end. You can't win without a great quarterback, and that quarterback must be protected. On...

 

Eastern teams place second at Cross Country Jam

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University cross country teams both finished second at the New Mexico Highlands University Cross Country Jam. But the event could probably best be described as a South Plains College slam dunk. The Texans...

 

Hounds fall in penalty kick battle

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico men's soccer team was hoping to notch a home victory before heading out onto a six-game road trip, but it was not meant to be. The Greyhounds allowed two penalty...

 

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