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Teacher: Goal of 'Literacy Night' to strengthen bonds

FLOYD — Floyd Elementary School's seasonal "Literacy Night" encouraged students of varying ages to find enjoyment in reading Tuesday evening, while taking in a healthy dose of the Christmas spirit....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 15, 2016

Former church secretary gets nine years for embezzlement

CLOVIS — A former church secretary was sentenced Wednesday afternoon for breaking the eighth commandment — thou shalt not steal — to a degree so great congregants fear she may have broken the church. Alice Phillips, 47, was sentenced to nine...

 

School board positions up for election

School board elections are on the horizon, and area districts are hoping to fill school board positions and pass items they feel are crucial to their continued operation. Candidates must declare intent to seek office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m....

 

President says CCC could face more cuts

CLOVIS — During Wednesday’s regular board meeting, Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley said while the school managed to withstand a funding reduction during the state’s special legislative session, the potential for future trimming...

 

Planning commission denies rezoning request

CLOVIS — On Wednesday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, commissioners unanimously disapproved rezoning a residential single family district to a mixed development district. The proposed zone change was for a three-bedroom home located on...

 

Officials attempting to raise awareness on healthier eating

CLOVIS — As part of Eating Healthier Awareness Month, Curry County officials are imploring residents to arm themselves with sound facts and maintain a healthier eating regimen. “This is part of an effort to remind everyone we can do our part to...

 

Tickets on sale for Clovis Chamber banquet

The Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for its 2017 banquet, scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $45 each, or $450 for a table of 10. They can be purchased at the chamber, located at 105 E. Grand...

 

Love of movies leads student to stage role

In a way, it was Zakary Brock’s love of movies that landed him on the stage at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall in this week’s production of “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge.”...

 

This time of year great for schools

This time of year is also a time of great blessings. A number of our teachers and principals discovered this recently with the awarding of the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation grants....

 

Meetings watch: Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education

The following were actions taken at the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday in the L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices Building: • Three board members were recognized for receiving awards by the New Mexico School Boards Ass...

 

Dora school news - Dec. 15

Basketball • Today — Junior High and Varsity teams play in Lake Arthur, 2 p.m. • Friday — Junior High, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams play at Floyd, 2 p.m. Christmas break School will not be in session Dec. 16-Jan. 1. The second semester...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 15

Today's family in need: This family with three children, two girls and one boy, is going through a difficult financial situation. "My husband is a very hard worker and doing everything he can to...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 15

Today • ENMWUA — 10 a.m. at Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-356-8449 Tuesday • Friends of the Library — 11 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in the...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 15

Today • Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge — 7 p.m. in Town Hall at Clovis Community College. Tickets: $10. Information: 575-769-2811 • Christmas Nites at the Zoo — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Hillcrest Park Zoo, Clovis. Admission is free, but d...

 

Clovis police blotter - Dec. 15

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 9:58 a.m.: Possession of marijuana (muni), 700 block of North Sycamore Street • 10:03 a.m.: Burglary...

 

Portales police blotter - Dec. 15

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 3:16 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 300 block East First Street • 3:55 p.m.: Domestic in progress, 700 block West First Street • 10:20 p.m.: Ambulance requested,...

 

Pages past - Dec. 15

On this date ... 1976: The Clovis High School Wildcat Band was selling fruitcake as a fundraiser and had plenty of 2-pound tins and 2-pound bars remaining. "We understand (band Director Norvil...

 

ENMU's Connor named LSC defender of the week

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mikaehla Connor was named the Lone Star Conference’s defensive player of the week, according to a release from the college. The 5-foot-9 Connor helped ENMU hold opponents to 30.6 percent shooting....

 

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