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Articles from the November 9, 2017 edition

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Big news in a small town: Carr will be missed

FRIONA - Dana Jameson first met Ron Carr maybe 20 years ago. Her vehicle was on fire. Carr, who worked for the Friona Star newspaper, rushed to the scene so he could take a picture. "I said, 'I...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 9, 2017

Shooting at softball tourney under investigation

CLOVIS — City police are investigating an Oct. 22 shooting during the pre-dawn hours of a marathon softball tournament at Hillcrest Park that resulted in no injuries but drew questions from concerned citizens. Officers responded to the parking lot...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 9, 2017

Flag retirement program coming to area

CLOVIS - Now might be a good time to replace any old or damaged American flags, thanks to a new program coming to Clovis. Curry County has partnered with the National Association of Counties, the...

 

Patriotic vein runs deep in Roosevelt County

As eastern New Mexico gears up to honor its veterans this weekend, Mike Woolley is one person who wonders why remembering those who serve in the military doesn’t happen all year long. He’s in a...

 

ATF: Wiring caused church fire

CLOVIS — Bad wiring is to blame for the structure fire that severely damaged the interior of a church east of Clovis last month, officials say. “It was ruled an accident due to wiring and water issues,” said Tom Mangan, public information...

 

Salvation Army holding Kettle Kick-off

CLOVIS — There’s no surer sign that the holiday season is approaching than the sight of a Salvation Army red kettle and the ringing of a bell outside local stores. But before it starts accepting holiday donations, the Clovis Salvation Army will...

 

Conviction important in teachers

Why does anyone become a teacher? Asking around — from talking to various teachers to combing the internet — a lot of different answers surfaced. Not surprisingly, responses common to all...

 

Jail logs - Nov. 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday: Clovis • Robin Russell, 27, possession of a controlled substance, probation violation, concealing identity, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Dillion Coate, 23, driving...

 

Pages past - Nov. 9

On this date ... 1982: Two Clovis elementary schools were producing student publications with young editors and reporters receiving training by covering local and national news events. Keevy McAlavy...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 9

Today • “Proof” — 7 p.m. play at University Theatre Center, Eastern New Mexico University. Tickets: $5 general, students free. Information: 575-562-2711 • Preschool storytime — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 9

Today • Commission on Older Adults — 3 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Friends of the Library — Noon at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 Monday • Portales School Board — 6 p.m. in board room, 501...

 

Clovis swim teams second, sixth in Lubbock

LUBBOCK — The Clovis High swim teams set three meet records with their event wins, and finished second and sixth in the weekend Lubbock 5A Fall Invite at the Pete Ragus Aquatic Center. Between the finals and preliminaries, Clovis’ teams posted...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    November 9, 2017

ENMU women's basketball team has high aspirations after banner 16-17

PORTALES — The 2016-17 Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team made school history, and fifth-year head coach Josh Prock anticipates even more history can be made by his ballclub in 2017-18. The Greyhounds made their first NCAA Tournament...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    November 9, 2017

ENMU's Cass chasing down history

PORTALES - The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds could be on the verge of having history happen on Saturday night, and not just because they have a chance to qualify for the NCAA Division II playoffs for...

 

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