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Articles from the October 6, 2017 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 6, 2017

Commissioners say no to chickens

CLOVIS — Most of the five dozen residents at Thursday night's Clovis City Commission meeting had no problem with the idea of themselves, friends or neighbors getting permission to keep up to five...

 

ENMU regents to hear energy efficiency plans

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents is scheduled to hear at its meeting today plans to make its campus more energy efficient. The plans include an effort to renovate buildings and “make them more green, if you will, to c...

 

Tour de Taco calling all cyclists

CLOVIS — Calling all cyclists: The 10th annual Tour De Taco is scheduled Saturday, a 20-, 40- or 60-mile bike ride to support Boy Scouts Troop 226. The course begins at Clovis’ Taco Box and will feature rest stops with water and fruit at the 10-...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 6, 2017

Strike up the bands

CLOVIS — The Clovis High marching band has not lost a competition in the last two years, casting a spell on judges wherever it goes. The Wildcats will look to continue their winning ways as they...

 

Letter to the editor - Oct. 6

Time for pro players to stop crying, stand like educated Americans The more I hear about football players disrespecting our anthem and flag, the sicker to my stomach I become. No doubt other combat vets who fought for our freedom feel exactly the...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    October 6, 2017

Emergency Bovine Medicine learned afield

Emergency Bovine Medicine is a skill that most cattlemen gain some level of proficiency in due to repeated and pungent exposure. It’s similar to the related field of Emergency Human Medicine, but...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 6

Today • “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” — 3 p.m. musical at ENMU University Theater Center. Tickets: $7 general, free for students with ID. Information: 575-562-1011 Saturday • “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 6

Today • Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. at Eastern New Mexico University administration building, Portales. Information: 575-562-1011 Monday • Portales School Board — 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Portales High School. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday •...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    October 6, 2017

Relationship with God the one that matters

I visited with my cousin this past week and one of the things we talked about was our kinship to Mark Twain. According to written family records and oral family history, all my first cousins, aunts...

 

Twitter makes too easy a temptation

Twitter is for twits. That has been my opinion pretty much ever since I learned several years ago that birds tweeting sweetly in the sky had been joined by twits tweeting, sweetly or not, in...

 

Pages past - Oct. 6

On this date ... 1967: Sixty-four Eastern New Mexico University women had pledged three different social sororities following rush week at the school. Local pledges to Alpha Delta Pi included Peggy Ar...

 

Jail logs - Oct. 6

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Joel Jass, 27, attempt to commit a felony (to wit: criminal sexual contact of a minor in the third degree) • Gilbert Lucero, 28, failure to comply with specific requirements...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 6, 2017

Teen who threatened shooting in parents' custody

CLOVIS — The 16-year old charged with threatening a mass shooting at local schools last week via social media was released to the custody of her parents, to remain on house arrest until her case is adjudicated. The juvenile is not to access any...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    October 6, 2017

Portales volleyball squad sweeps Clovis

PORTALES — The Portales Rams volleyball team had a disappointing finish on Tuesday night, as they couldn’t finish off a 2-0 lead at home against Artesia. The Rams had to quickly bounce back from that to face their archrival Clovis on Thursday,...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 6, 2017

Clovis cross country teams place third, fourth in Odessa

ODESSA, Texas — The Clovis High cross country teams traveled to Odessa on Thursday, with the boys finishing third and the girls fourth in races that each featured more than 100 competitors. Clovis took home fifth with a score of 151 points and...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 6, 2017

H.S. football season heads into October

CLOVIS — As the season quickly winds down, area teams have either started or are about to start district play. Melrose at Mountainair 7 p.m. In this Melrose and Mountainair match-up, it looks to be a battle on who can remain undefeated. Melrose...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    October 6, 2017

Rams open district play on road

PORTALES — The last long trip that the Portales football team made — back on September 16 against St. Michael's in Santa Fe — didn't turn out like the Rams had hoped. Portales snapped an...

 

ENMU women, WT end up in scoreless tie

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University woman’s soccer team made their sixth overtime appearance Wednesday night against West Texas A&M, but the match ended in a scoreless tie after two overtime periods at Greyhound Stadium. Throughout the m...

 

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