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Articles from the November 17, 2017 edition

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County tables water line extension

CLOVIS - The Curry County Board of Commissioners debated the proposed county road barn and water line extension agreement with EPCOR Water to provide water to the barn at a special meeting on...

 

Bailey County boy found dead

PARMER COUNTY — A 15-year-old Bailey County boy was found dead Wednesday night, his body buried in a cotton module, Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said. Officials did not immediately release the boy’s name, but Geries said he lived in Bailey...

 

Doctor leaves behind legacy as surgeon

Dr. Samuel Neff gave all of himself, both in the operating room and in the Clovis community, according to his friends and family. Neff, 96, of Clovis, died Wednesday, leaving behind a legacy as a...

 

Counting my blessings this Thanksgiving

I am so grateful this Thanksgiving season. Many times we have blessings in our lives and we just consider them “givens.” “Given” to me has meant ordinary things, everyday things that most of... Full story

 

Appointment of senior services center task force approved

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission on Thursday unanimously approved the appointment of a senior services center task force to address the establishment of a new senior center at Hillcrest Park. The task force will consist of 10 members:...

 

Plenty of signs the season is changing

Well, it’s official. The holidays are on the way. The calendar says so, of course, but other clues abound. I just spent a day singing Christmas songs for folks at a great Christmas craft bazaar....

 

Trinity Lutheran Church installing new vicar

CLOVIS - When some people reach a crossroads in the middle of their life they buy a new car or start exercising more. Eric Saed decided he wanted to become a minister. After spending 15 years in the...

 

Ag life a choice for long haul

Agriculture as a livelihood is a long-term life. Trying it out thoroughly is not really an option. You can get a glimpse and a taste by finding a job as a hand for someone already invested. But the...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 17

Today • Veterans Resource Day — 9 a.m.-noon at Roy Walker Recreation Center, 316 W. Second Street, Clovis. Information: 211 • Friends of Library book sale — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Paperbacks are 25 cents, hardbacks are 50 cents. Portales Public...

 

Pages past - Nov. 17

On this date ... 1977: The fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students from Zia Elementary in Clovis were decked out in "Star Wars" costumes to present a musical spoof of the Hollywood blockbuster that...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 17

Tuesday • Water Policy Advisory Committee/Southwest Cheese Tour — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Friends of the...

 

Jail logs - Nov. 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Isac Rodriguez, 23, driving under the influence, failure to have operating tail lamps • Vanity Garcia, 26, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Justin...

 

Rams return to begin 4A state title defense

PORTALES — It's playoff time in New Mexico, and the Portales Rams are fresh after a first round bye. The Rams' road to defending their 4A state title continues in the quarterfinals tonight against...

 

Clovis ready for rematch with Manzano in 6A quarters

CLOVIS — You probably remember the commercials from a few years back: “Hi, I’m Rob Lowe, and I have the product I want you to buy.” And then, “Hi, I’m For-Various-Reasons-Quite-Substandard Rob Lowe, and I have the product I want you to...

 

Melrose set for next challenge against Tatum

MELROSE — The NMAA state football playoffs are in full-swing, as three area teams — Melrose, Portales and Clovis, will look to extend their seasons by another week. Melrose is seeking a fourth-consecutive Eight-Man state title, and the ninth...

 

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