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Articles from the November 28, 2017 edition

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Three killed, one injured in Sunday fire

CLOVIS — Everything changed in an instant for four friends caught in a structure fire Sunday afternoon from which only one escaped with his life. "He said everything just happened so quickly, all... Full story

 

Tree shortage not affecting local supplies

A nationwide Christmas tree shortage has had little effect on the High Plains’ ability to purchase the real thing this year, according to local nursery owners. The shortage has driven up prices across the country because of the 2007 recession,...

 

Jury selected in cold case murder trial

CLOVIS — The week-long cold-case murder trial for William Hadix continues today with opening arguments, following jury selection Monday. Hadix, 69, faces up to a life sentence plus 12 years in prison if convicted for the September 2003 slaying and...

 

Clovis hosting economic conference

Clovis will host an economic development conference today through Thursday that is intended to bring business professionals from across the state. The Clovis Industrial Development Corp. and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will co-host...

 

Empty stocking fund - Nov. 28

Today’s family in need: This young couple needs help. The father has been jailed in the last year and is having a hard time finding employment, according to Salvation Army Lt. Kelly Berggren. “From my perspective, he is doing the right things to...

 

Canine companionship could be saving your life

There are many reasons for the dog in your life, not the least of which are companionship and affection, but added to that is always the possibility that your pooch may save your life one day. You...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 28

Today • Books and babies — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: Kitty Cat Kisses. Information: 575-356-3940 • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. for grades K-6 at Portales Public Library. Activity: Get your game on. Information:...

 

Pages past - Nov. 28

On this date ... 1982: A continuing education class at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales had 14 slots open for third- through sixth-graders to take a class in basic computing. Computer...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 28

Thursday • Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m., at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828. • Curry County DWI Task Force — 4 p.m. at Curry County Administration Complex. Information: 575-763-6016. This calendar is a daily...

 

Jail logs - Nov. 28

Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday-Sunday: Clovis • Edward Brown, 25, criminal damage to the property of a household member, larceny • Joel Duran, 47, driving while license suspended or revoked • Felipe Rocha, 50,...

 

Portales girls basketball team looks for more consistency

PORTALES — The 2016-17 Portales girls basketball team was supposed to be in a rebuild, after losing several seniors from the year before — and returning little experience — in the process. But somehow, the Rams managed to make a run to the 4A...

 

Clovis girls basketball team tips off tonight

CLOVIS — Officially, the Clovis High girls basketball team is nicknamed 'the Lady Wildcats.' But they might as well call themselves 'the Lady Chameleons.' Indeed, the Lady 'Cats will need to be...

 

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