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Articles from the December 4, 2016 edition

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Clovis parade lights up Main Street

CLOVIS — The Clovis MainStreet Christmas Lights Parade brought with it a festive Christmas spirit, fancy floats and cold but not unpleasant weather, according to attendees. Clovis High School...

 

Saturday area prep basketball summaries

TOURNAMENTS Girls McDonald’s Shootout At Clovis Friday Roswell High JV 47, St. Michael’s JV 25 Clovis JV 54, Clayton 30 Roswell High 45, St. Michael’s 29 Clovis 74, Clayton 20 Saturday Clayton JV 38, St. Michael’s JV 36 Clovis JV 47, Roswell...

 

Clovis man dies from morning crash

CLOVIS — A Clovis man died Saturday morning of injuries received in a single-car accident. According to a release from the Clovis Police Department, officers were dispatched around 1:30 a.m. to the 3100 block of Wallace Street. Officers found...

 

Attorney files petition to remove Roosevelt sheriff

PORTALES — A Portales attorney filed a petition Friday in the Roosevelt County Court Clerk’s office to remove Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker from office via jury trial. The petition from Eric Dixon states five arrest affidavits were signed...

 

Dogs and I may all need a psychiatrist

I think we may be in need of the services of a doggie psychiatrist. Having lived through the 13-year life of a truly whacked out Dalmatian, I never thought I would feel that way again but our...

 

Our People: Nurse loves farm life

Jacqueline Ambrus grew up with her father in the suburbs of Illinois. Her mother passed away when she was young. She is the second-eldest of four. She attended Christian school up until the eighth...

 

Rug differences discussed on show

Information on remodeling bathrooms, bible journaling, and making a bold lacy chocolate cake will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

 

Senior calendar - Dec. 4

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. pinochle, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment,...

 

On the shelves - Dec. 4

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon follows Beatrice Haven, an unwed Jewish girl who leaves her baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as headstrong Emma Murphy...

 

Mannequin decorating new challenge

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now we can focus our full attention on the latter part of the holiday season. With only 21 days left, Christmas is fast approaching. If you still haven't decorated,...

 

School menus - Dec. 4

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Oven roasted drumsticks, scalloped potatoes, green beans, chilled pears, whole wheat roll Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Mini tacos w/salsa, Spanish...

 

Special food distribution scheduled

PORTALES — A special food distribution will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday at Portales’ Central Christian Church, located at 1528 S. Main St. The distribution is open to qualified individuals in the Portales area who are not being served...

 

Ariel's sister: 'I guess we will never have peace'

CLOVIS — Maybe the worst part is the chatter, the "jokes," the curt words overheard that were probably not intended to hurt anybody ... but they cut deep. "My oldest son is 13," Leanna Montano...

 

Counting blessings therapeutic

I've been a little bit of a roller coaster lately. I would perk up for brief periods of time, then the exhaustion and the feeling of "I don't want to be here" would set in again. I spent Monday-Wednesday of last week and the entire week before in a...

 

Look for good in the world

I believe in the goodness of people. Even now when the world seems flipped on its axis, the goodness of people shines through the darkness. The view from the cheap seats is pretty good. Case in...

 

Urban areas full of brutal endings

Penning this while perusing the “Dallas Morning News” in Dallas, eastern New Mexico feels far away and peaceful. Of course, violence is probably similar percentage wise, but urban areas seem...

 

I couldn't pass as a refrigerator thief

I’m an unabashed supporter of Gatorade, even though I rarely have any reason to drink it. It brings back memories for me of hours playing basketball, and popping over to one of our town’s two gas stations for a little bit of hydration and a...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 4

Today's family in need: A grandmother came to the Salvation Army to volunteer. Around three months ago she was given custody of her two grandchildren, ages 7 and 9. "We recently came in contact with...

 

University's false alarms need to stop

PORTALES — Oops. Somebody accidentally pushed a button Wednesday morning and cops swarmed around the Student Academic Services building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. At the same time, students, faculty and staff were instructed...

 

Pages past - Dec. 4

On this date ... 1966: Clovis High School was preparing for its season opener in the 1966-67 basketball season. The team featured "little in the way of height," but "a great deal in the way of speed,"...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 4

Monday • Stitch Addicts meet — 1:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: Flower granny squares. Information: 575-763-9683 • Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) luncheon — Noon at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-935-7000 •...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 4

Tuesday • Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m. at Clovis airport. Information: 575-769-7890 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at county courthouse, Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Portales City Council — 6:30...

 

Clovis police blotter - Dec. 4

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 6:16 a.m.: Failure to appear (misdemeanor), 1400 block of Fairway Terrace • 7:45 a.m.: Following too close...

 

Portales police blotter - Dec. 4

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Thursday • 3:38 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, 1800 block West University Drive • 3:59 p.m.: Reckless driver, location unknown • 4:02 p.m.: Burglary...

 

Rams top Cardinals for fifth title

PORTALES — The Portales Rams saved their best for last. The host Rams wrestled control from the top-seeded and previously undefeated Robertson Cardinals, and posted 29 unanswered points to secure a...

 

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