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Articles from the December 14, 2016 edition

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Christmas shipping deadlines coming up

When it comes to Christmas, there's a price for procrastination. Christmas shipping deadlines are fast approaching for the United Parcel Service (UPS), United States Postal Service (USPS) and FedEx,...

 

Assisted living facility files for bankruptcy

PORTALES — The parent company of Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a notice from Moore, Bassan & Behles Attorneys at Law. The Heartland Healthcare bankruptcy was filed on Dec. 2,...

 

'Hell or High Water' nominated for Golden Globes

A movie filmed in Portales and Clovis was recently nominated for three Golden Globe awards, much to the excitement of those instrumental in their communities' involvement. "Hell or High Water,"...

 

Judge dismisses wrongful termination suit

PORTALES — A federal lawsuit filed earlier this year by a former Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputy has been dismissed by a U.S. magistrate judge. Robert Ellison sued Roosevelt County and the sheriff’s office in May for wrongful termination....

 

Portales roads to be closed

The intersections of West University and South Avenue E and South Avenue F in Portales will be closed for repairs to a sewer main, beginning at 7 a.m. today....

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream,...

 

Vacancies open on three Clovis boards

The city of Clovis is seeking four Clovis residents to fill vacancies on three of its volunteer boards. The city needs two Clovis citizens for the Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board and one citizen each for the Commission for Older Adults and the...

 

Swimmers compete in Dallas area

ROCKWALL, Texas — Fifteen members of the Clovis Swim Club, most of them on the Clovis High swim team roster, participated in the NT COR Winter Classic competition over the weekend in the Dallas area. CHS coach Vincent de Maio said the meet was a...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 14

Today's family in need: This woman is seeking help for her and her three children this Christmas season. "I received an email from a lady who said she was living in an abusive relationship," said...

 

Pages past - Dec. 14

On this date ... 1976: Ninth Judicial District Judge James. C. Compton of Portales announced his resignation, effective Jan. 1. Compton, 62, was elected to a six-year term in 1972, defeating Dee C. Bl...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 14

Today • Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge — 7 p.m. in Town Hall at Clovis Community College. Tickets: $10. Information: 575-769-2811 • Blood drive — 2:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, Clovis. Information: 575-840-8178...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 14

Today • Planning and Zoning — 3 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • CCC Board of Trustees — 8 a.m. in room 512 at Clovis Community College. Information: 575-769-4001 Thursday • ENMWUA — 10 a.m. at Memorial Building,...

 

Portales police blotter - Dec. 14

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 11:38 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, 200 block South Knoxville Street • 11:39 a.m.: Threats report, 1600 block West Second Street • 12:58...

 

Clovis police blotter - Dec. 14

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 7:47 a.m.: Careless driving (muni), Tierra Blanca Road/Horn Avenue • 8:47 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 2300 block of...

 

Constitution shouldn't be easily changed

Although the state Legislature’s 60-day session doesn’t begin for another seven weeks, some legislators are already talking about trying to amend the state Constitution. It’s not because of some glaring deficiency in the venerable document,...

 

Fake news was best in the old days

Why the sudden uproar over “fake news?” Apparently, because many on the political left blame so-called fake news for Trump’s election. There has always been fake news. Nineteenth century...

 

Trump naysayers should be nervous

Donald J. Trump continues to interview and select candidates for appointment to cabinet positions. One cannot help but ponder that very few of those Trump has selected have escaped scathing criticism...

 

Ram teams win in Las Vegas, Roswell to stay undefeated

Whether it was in the north or the south, it was a good night for Ram basketball in New Mexico. The Portales girls, despite being shorthanded, blew out previously-undefeated West Las Vegas 84-41 on the road behind a near triple-double by Zamorye...

 

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries

Boys Portales 71, Roswell Goddard 58 Portales (3-0) — Darian Ontiveros 1 0-0 2, Junior Ramirez 5 1-2 15, Jase Wallace 5 2-3 14. Braden Bridges 1 0-0 2, Jeremie Karngbaye 14 2-3 30, Ethan Self 2 2-2 8. Totals 28 7-9 71. Roswell Goddard (4-5) —...

 

Chaps hold off Greyhounds

PORTALES - The 2016-17 Eastern New Mexico men's basketball team is still searching for its first win on its home court, losing to Lubbock Christian 73-67 Tuesday night. Led by CoRnell Neal and...

 

Hobbs turns back Lady Cats

Turnovers are never good. When you have trouble scoring anyway, they are usually killers. Clovis High’s girls kept an athletic Hobbs team in relative check for much of the game Tuesday night, but they couldn’t overcome 27 turnovers and a couple...

 

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