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Articles from the November 19, 2017 edition

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Our People: Local keeps ministry in motion

Diana Eades Franklin was born in San Antonio and raised in Dallas. Her father was a career Army officer and her mother was a homemaker. Franklin studied art at Arlington State College. She knew she...

 

Prairie dugouts weren't pretty, but got job done

Frontier prairie architecture wasn’t too elegant but it was extremely functional. As I ushered a group of mostly neophyte plainsmen into a replica half-dugout dwelling this week, it was easy for...

 

Ugly sweaters for Thanksgiving, too

You don't have to wait for Christmas to create the ultimate holiday ugly sweater. Celebrate at your Thanksgiving holiday party or family gathering with an ugly sweater theme this year and make your...

 

Stress-free cooking possible with right energy

Information on preparing Mexican cuisine, dairy recipes and adopting stress-free cooking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 19

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, Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafters, 6 p.m. musical...

 

School menus - Nov. 19

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Asian chicken, brown rice, garden salad w/ranch, oriental veggie blend, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast — Glazed donut. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, baked fries, veggie cup w/ra...

 

Bikers roll in season of giving

CLOVIS — If you saw a group of motorcycle riders traveling around eastern New Mexico on Saturday, they were likely riding for a good cause. On Saturday New Mexico American Legion Riders Chapter 2...

 

Landmark business closing its doors

PORTALES — For 62 years, Woody’s Jewelry has been providing gifts to commemorate whatever needs celebrating around Roosevelt County. But customers learned this month that the downtown staple will close Dec. 27. Owner Danny Woodward took over the...

 

Pages Past - Nov. 19

On this date ... 1972: Clovis Mayor Chick Taylor was a good sport as he bought the first fruitcake of a fundraiser being held by the Clovis High School marching band. But he might have also felt a sense of obligation since his salesperson was his...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 19

Monday • Flu shot clinic — 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Department of Health clinic for children 4-18. No charge, but bring insurance or Medicaid cards. Clovis Public Health Office, 1216 Cameo. Information: 575-763-5583 • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m. at...

 

Public records access best protection for state's mentally ill

We have a two-word response to the dangerously misguided legislation being proposed by state Rep. Gail Chasey that would greatly restrict public access to police videos of people with mental illness. “James Boyd.” Despite Chasey’s... Full story

 

'Bama Senate candidate a nightmare

Outsiders watching Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore waving a pistol at a rally must have thought they were dreaming — or nightmaring. Ignoring past transgressions with his younger pistol, his...

 

Souvenir still tops plaques, awards

Our newspaper did well at the recent New Mexico Press Association/Associated Press Managing Editors convention. I won’t bore you with the award listing, except to tell you it’s nice to be recognized no matter what. On your bad days, you tell your...

 

Q&A: Water Policy Strategic Planning Team chair talks issues in, around area

Editor's note: The Eastern New Mexico News emailed more than three dozen water-related questions to Clovis City Commissioner Ladona Clayton, who chairs the Water Policy Strategic Planning Team. Here...

 

ENMU's Almog finishes 95th in Division II

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Omer Almog crossed the finish line at the 32:44.4 mark Saturday at the NCAA Division II championship meet, putting him 95th in the race at Angel Mounds. There were 249 runners in all at the...

 

ENMU plans winter sports kickoff event

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is preparing its winter sports kickoff for Nov. 28 at Portales Country Club. The event, open to Greyhound Club members, will be an overview of the sports for the season, including the men’s and women’s...

 

Non-varsity upate, Nov. 19

Gattis 7th-graders The seventh-grade Gattis B team lost Monday to Portales B 39-10. The leading scorer was AJ Gillespie with six points. Gattis A lost to Portales A. Leading scorers were Dontaie Jones and Klayton King with three points each. On...

 

ENMU women get first victory of basketball season

LAS VEGAS, New Mexico — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team earned its first win of the season on Saturday, walloping New Mexico Highlands 53-34 at the John A. Wilson Complex, and improving to 1-2 in the process. Defense...

 

Big second half moves ENMU men's basketball team to 3-1

MONMOUTH, Ore. — Things were a little dicey for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team in the first half, but the Greyhounds’ offense sizzled in the second, allowing them to take command and thump Azusa Pacific 86-70 on...

 

Bidding farewell to Clovis musician

CLOVIS — It takes some people decades to figure what they want to do with their life, but that wasn't the case for Clovis musician Bill Case. "Once he picked up an instrument at 8 years old, he...

 

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