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Articles from the November 29, 2017 edition

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Prosecutor: Teen witnessed 2003 slaying

CLOVIS — Telia Vancleave was 15 when Jessie Clyde "J.C." Tucker was killed at his automobile salvage yard on Sept. 4, 2003, west of Clovis. Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover told jurors on...

 

Police department Christmas programs kick off

Santa Claus will make an early visit to Portales on Dec. 16 to hand out presents, but he can't do it without a little help. He needs more than just elves: He has volunteers wrapping presents and...

 

Former Mesalands instructor pleads guilty to felony charges

TUCUMCARI — A former faculty member of Mesalands Community College has pleaded guilty to fourth-degree felony charges of child solicitation by electronic communication device and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Robert Moreau, 51, a form...

 

Officials, leaders discuss growing state economy

CLOVIS — Local business leaders, community members and members of the New Mexico state Legislature met at the Clovis Civic Center on Tuesday for the Job Creation Listening Tour where they discussed...

 

Chamber accepting awards nominations

CLOVIS — The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual awards, according to a chamber press release. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Dec. 29 and the nomination form can be found on the chamber’s...

 

Focus of exam changes should be on students

Some conspiracy-minded educators who sit on the state Legislature’s Education Study Committee seem to think it’s their job to rewrite the U.S. history exam administered to New Mexico students at the end of the school year. Matt Montaño, the...

 

Empty stocking fund - Nov. 29

Today’s family in need: This family has four children: Two boys, 2 and 7, and two girls, 5 and 9. The mother raises the children while the dad goes anywhere he can find employment, according to Salvation Army Lt. Kelly Berggren. “They come to...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 29

Today • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. for ages 9-12 at Portales Public Library. Activity: Xbox one free play. Information: 575-356-3940 • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Coloriffic.” Information:...

 

Comfort shouldn't impose on others

Everyone likes to be comfortable and avoids discomfort when possible. It’s human nature. Yet your quest for comfort doesn’t give you the right to make everyone else uncomfortable. If you are...

 

Denying Moore may be unconstitutional

The question being batted around the U.S. Senate these days is whether or not “the greatest deliberating body in the world” would allow Roy Moore to be seated in this august body if he is duly...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 29

Thursday • Curry County DWI Task Force — 4 p.m. at Curry County Administration Complex. Information: 575-763-6016. Friday • Water Policy Advisory Committee — 7:30 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Portales...

 

Jail logs - Nov. 29

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Tuesday: Clovis • John Montes, 25, probation violation • James Pacheco, 40, probation violation • Angela Gardner-Wilson, 46, shoplifting • Deann Ritch, 44, possession of drug...

 

Pages past - Nov. 29

On this date ... 1972: Funeral services were scheduled for Clifford B. Jones, described in a Clovis News-Journal headline as "Lubbock's Number One Citizen." Jones, 87, helped found Texas Tech...

 

Balanced scoring helps Clovis boys net first win of season

DUMAS, Texas — Clovis High’s boys basketball team notched its first milestone of the young season by netting its first win, 65-41, Tuesday night at Dumas High School. Boosted by 21-point second and fourth quarters allowed the Wildcats to bag that...

 

Clovis girls drop opener at Hobbs

HOBBS — The Lady Wildcats expected Tuesday night’s season opener against Hobbs to be a tough draw and boy, were they right. Though they kept it close early, the Lady ’Cats lost by a 72-48 margin to one of the state’s best teams. “It’s a...

 

Portales High celebrates Blakey, Cox signings

PORTALES — Portales High School honored Zamorye Cox and Lindsay Blakey Tuesday morning, as they’ll resume their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Cox signed her NLI to play basketball for Eastern New Mexico, while Blakey will resume her...

 

Rams top Muleshoe in opener

PORTALES — The Rams avoided a late Muleshoe rally in their girls basketball season opener Tuesday night, and came out with a 48-43 victory at the Ram Athletic Center. Portales (1-0) led by as many as 14 at one point in the fourth quarter, only to...

 

Roybal retires as Melrose football coach

MELROSE — More than two decades ago, Jimmy Joe Robinson had a coaching vacancy on his boys' basketball team at Melrose. Robinson, who'd won two titles at Melrose, needed an assistant and eventual...

 

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