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Articles from the November 10, 2017 edition

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Veterans honored across area

Veterans from across Roosevelt County, including a 97-year-old who served in World War II, received a warm welcome from Floyd's elementary students Thursday morning. Each student thanked veterans for...

 

Curry County jail accredited

CLOVIS — The Curry County Adult Detention Center — once the site of almost routine inmate escapes — has been approved for a three-year Certificate of Accreditation by the Adult Detention Professional Standards Council of the New Mexico...

 

Six find homes on Adoption Day

PORTALES — Six area children found "forever homes" Thursday morning at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, and the judge officiating the event couldn't be happier. Of National Adoption Day — an...

 

Water line break closes road in Portales

PORTALES — A water line break that forced closing a small section of road in Portales on Thursday morning was caused by old pipe, according to City Manager Sammy Standefer. The line broke about 9 a.m., and was repaired by 2 p.m. on Fourth Street...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 10

Today • Annual Kettle Kick-off Dinner — 6 p.m. at Salvation Army, 317 E. Second St., Clovis. Information: $50 individual, $350 table of eight. Information: 575-762-3801 • “Proof” — 7 p.m. play at University Theatre Center, Eastern New Mex...

 

God's grace comes in second chances

When I think about blessings this thanksgiving season, I realize God’s goodness and grace toward me is more than I deserve. I am most grateful for God’s grace, it given freely by God to me,...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 10

Monday • Portales School Board — 6 p.m. in board room, 501 S. Abilene. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 • Clovis Board...

 

Real healing doesn't require trip to the pool

What a surreal sight it must have been. The lame, the blind, the paralyzed, and people suffering from all sorts of diseases. A sad assemblage of hurting humanity, lying, sprawling, crawling, languishing around Jerusalem’s Pool of Bethesda. In the...

 

A different story over again

Writing this column every week starts by picking a thought. There’s, so far, never been a problem coming up with one that provokes at least as much length as this format allows. There is no shortage...

 

Pages past - Nov. 10

On this date ... 1972: Don McAlavy, chairman of the High Plains Historical Society, was set to give a report to that group about possibly having located the oldest house in the area. "We think we...

 

Jail logs - Nov. 10

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Alberto Hernandez, 27, failure to appear on a felony charge • Wade Alley, 32, failure to appear on a felony charge • Richard Rees, 27, possession of a controlled substance...

 

Roosevelt County state volleyball round-up

RIO RANCHO — Three Roosevelt County volleyball teams began their quest for a state title on Thursday, as Portales, Elida and Floyd all took part in the pool play portion of the 2017 NMAA State Volleyball Championships. Portales, the overall No. 3...

 

November football heats up for regional teams

PORTALES — Three area teams embark on the NMAA postseason tonight, as Dora will look to get revenge on Tatum, following a first-round blowout victory over Pine Hill. Melrose, meanwhile, will also play in an 8-Man quarterfinal game tonight, as it...

 

ENMU men's basketball team has vision for success

PORTALES — This year's Greyhound men's basketball team is clearly bigger, faster and more athletic than last year. And this year's team has a vision of winning the Lone Star Conference, even if...

 

3 out of 4 Curry County volleyball teams advance

RIO RANCHO — Thursday was district state volleyball tournament pool play for four local Curry County teams at Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center. Three made it out and will play today. Texico, Melrose and Grady all survived their pools....

 

Clovis swims to three meet records

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...

 

Clovis High football team begins state playoffs

CLOVIS — On Thursday, Clovis High's football team was in familiar territory, practicing in the comfy confines of Leon Williams Stadium, on the turf field where they began practices July 31....

 

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