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Articles from the November 5, 2017 edition

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Thanks, veterans, for your service

This coming Friday we “observe” Veterans Day in America. I say observe, because the actual Veterans Day is always Nov. 11. We just need a federal holiday in which the many can forget the few who s...

 

Our People: Living hands-on life

Ebony Love was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Hillside High School in Durham in 2005. She joined the Air Force as a maintenance troop at age 20. Her first duty station was to Mi...

 

State football playoff pairings announced

Whoever stayed up late didn’t see too many surprises in prep football playoff pairings, as Clovis, Portales, Texico and Tucumcari high schools all made its respective 12-team brackets. Portales is in the best position of them all, taking the second... Full story

 

Fancy tops great with worn jeans

We all have our favorite go-to outfit if all else fails after trying to choose an outfit for a social event. In most cases, jeans are appropriate for just about any occasion. If you're a jeans and...

 

Yes, you can stamp on velvet

Information on eliminating germ-ridden pet bowls, customizing handbag patterns and stamping on velvet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at...

 

Senior calendar

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. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8...

 

School menus - Nov. 5

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, ranch salad, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Mini tacos w/salsa, seasoned pinto beans, seasoned corn,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 5, 2017

Fishing clinic 'a fantastic event'

PORTALES — The next generation of fishermen and women honed their skills on Saturday as Oasis State Park hosted its 27th annual kids fishing clinic. Eight different stations were set up around the p...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 5, 2017

Residents clean up highway

PORTALES — Residents took to the streets with trash bags in hand for the Toss No Mas highway cleanup on Saturday. Seven member of the Portales Rotary Club walked up and down US 70 between mile 425...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 5, 2017

'Proof' starts Wednesday

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking will perform its new production "Proof" this week. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, "Proof" tells...

 

Pages past - Nov. 5

On this date ... 1972: A rosary was held at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales for Paul Strub, dean of the School of Music at Eastern New Mexico University, who had died two days earlier following routine gallbladder surgery. His funeral was the next...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 5

Today • Annual turkey dinner — 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bovina. $12 adults, $6 kids. No extra charge for take-out. Information: 806-251-1511 Monday • Saxophone studio recital — 7 p.m. at Buchanan Hall, Easter...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 5

Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at county administration building. Information: 575-763-6016 Wednesday...

 

We must have zero tolerance for IRS antics

Despite the repeated denials and righteous indignation, what many suspected turned out to be true: The IRS under the Obama administration targeted groups for their conservative political views. It’s something that should concern all Americans,...

 

I'm my mother's son; bullies beware

The approaching anniversary of my mother’s death at 92 on Nov. 7, 2010, makes me reminisce about our differing political views, and the traits I inherited or acquired from her while growing up in...

 

Bad decisions can get great results

There’s not much to enjoy about a sick day, once you tire of, “How many times can I cough today?” So you enjoy the one effortless thing you can do lying down — catch up on TV. A quick scan through my streaming apps took me to “Too Funny to...

 

Angels on 'earth duty' make life a little sweeter

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest impression. I had an unexpected, yet welcome, surprise one recent week. A few of them, actually. As it turns out, each of these surprises...

 

Local roundup - Nov. 5

Roosevelt General Hospital Board The following are items listed on the agenda for Monday’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees meeting at 5 p.m. in the Fred Anthony Conference Room of Roosevelt General Hospital: • Consideration of...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    November 5, 2017

Prep volleyball: Pintos shock Rams

PORTALES — The Moriarty Pintos proved that the "third time is the charm," winning Saturday's 4A District 4 volleyball tournament championship game against Portales. The Pintos, who lost both of...

 

College volleyball: Lions sweep ENMU

PORTALES — We’ve all heard the line about how close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades. It was true for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference showdown against Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyh...

 

Cross country: Clovis boys finish fouth in 6A

RIO RANCHO — John Fuentes finished seventh Saturday in the Class 6A cross country meet, helping the Clovis Wildcats grab a fourth-place finish Saturday morning in Rio Rancho. Cleveland cruised to the championship with 35 points, less than half the...

 

Cross country: Almog 14th for ENMU men

CANYON, Texas — Colorado schools — most notably Adams State — had little trouble taking the NCAA Division II South Central Region titles, held Saturday at West Texas A&M. Eastern New Mexico University finished 18th in men’s competition, and...

 

Prep volleyball: Texico tops Clayton for 5-3A title

TEXICO — Maryelle Dickerman admitted she was a little shocked to discover Clayton had upset Santa Rosa Thursday night in the District 5-3A volleyball semifinals and prevented — for now, at least...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    November 5, 2017

Regional football: Dora, Texico claim wins

Playoff starts, redemption and revenge were the themes across eastern New Mexico and west Texas Friday night, with three local teams claiming victories — one of them a playoff rout. Dora 64, Pine Hi...

 

Seven Curry, Roosevelt schools make state volleyball field

Seven Curry and Roosevelt county schools received bids to the New Mexico high school volleyball tournament, with two looking to defend their titles as top seeds. Elida, going for an eighth-consecutive title, will go in as the top seed — and do it... Full story

 

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