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Articles from the November 15, 2017 edition

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County tree getting fresh look

CLOVIS — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas outside the Curry County Courthouse. Construction of the large Christmas tree displayed in front of the courthouse each year began Tuesday aftern...

 
 By Paul Wedding    News    November 15, 2017

Portales man's body found in shallow grave near Odessa

ODESSA, Texas — A body found in a shallow grave in Ector County, Texas, in October has been identified as Fred Hardy McNeal, 26, of Portales. Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis identified McNeal at a news conference Monday. The Sheriff’s...

 

Regents tentatively accept oversight proposal

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Tuesday tentatively approved a proposal to increase oversight at its branch campuses, but not without concern from officials at ENMU Roswell. The action was recommended by the...

 

Band recognized at school board meeting

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education recognized the Clovis High marching band for strong finishes in recent competitions at the board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday. CMS Director of Music Education Brandon Boerio told the...

 

Worst element of abuse: Many failed to stop it

The pathologist determined the preliminary cause of death to be failure to thrive due to extreme malnutrition. The 6-year-old boy weighed approximately 17 pounds when his father brought him to the hospital on Nov. 3, already deceased. According to...

 

State school board project stalls

PORTALES — Two activists who had previously presented to the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education plans to change educational priorities in New Mexico reported Monday that their project has stalled. Larry Smith and Bill Calton of the...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 15

Today • Teen game day — 4:30 p.m. for ages 13-18 at Portales Public Library. Activity: Xbox One free play. Information: 575-356-3940 • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Thanks and Giving.” Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 15

Today • Chamber Board of Directors — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis Chamber of Commerce. Information: 575-763-3435 • Local Emergency Planning Committee — 1 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Clovis City Commission —...

 

Living within rights grave responsibility

How different the news of recent weeks would be if more people understood their rights and responsibilities. Some say people who care about rights are trying to downplay responsibilities. For anyone...

 

Tell-all reaction has familiar ring

Of all the many “tell all” books I have ever seen advertised, the only one I can think of that comes close to actually “telling all” is Donna Brazile’s “Hacks.” I haven’t read the...

 

Pages past - Nov. 15

On this date ... 1977: The newly elected officers of the Curry County Farmers Union had written a letter to United States President Jimmy Carter asserting that wheat and feed grain prices were too...

 

Jail logs - Nov. 15

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday: Clovis • Michael Sherrod, 28, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Denise Apodaca, 42, probation violation • Bryan Seybold, 31, failure to appear at time and place...

 

Greyhound Stadium to host Texas playoff game

PORTALES — Fans of former Melrose standout Cade Barnard will get to see him play in New Mexico one more time. Barnard’s new school, Seminole, will be the home team in Thursday’s Texas Class 4A Division II Bi-District Championship, set for 6...

 

Clovis girls win swim meet at Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Both Clovis swim teams fared well in Saturday’s Carlsbad Invitational, but it was the girls who stood out the most, taking home first place. The Lady Wildcats’ championship point total was 235, far ahead of second-place Hobbs (113)....

 

Hounds hoping to pull LSC volleyball upset

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhound volleyball team has overcome the obvious growing pains of youth and inexperience during its 2017 campaign to qualify for this year’s Lone Star Conference Tournament. The No. 8 Greyhounds (12-18, 9-11 LS...

 

Clovis' Morris signs with Texas Permian Basin

CLOVIS — Fitting that Teya Morris is going from Wildcat to Falcon. A Wildcat is a formidable creature that can't be taken lightly. But a Falcon gets to leave the ground, soar high through the air....

 

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