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Credit card receipt helps locate girl

TEXICO — A young girl missing from Texico was located unharmed in Portales and reunited with her family after an exhaustive community-wide search that stretched through Wednesday night. Police found 9-year old Roberta Manzanales Thursday morning,...

Vehicle crash sends truck into house

CLOVIS - What does it sound like when a speeding car crashes into the truck parked in front of your house, sending that truck careening through the wall of your den? "Like a bomb," agreed siblings...

Jail log - May 19

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Marco Palma, 18, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Michael Russell, 30, possession of a controlled substance • Bud McCasland, 55, possession of a...

City passes leash ordinance

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission was in the doghouse with several outspoken critics of its proposed animal leash ordinance, with final approval hanging in the balance during its Thursday meeting. Undeterred by those critics, and their... Full story

Pilot facing charges of rape

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A special operations pilot at the Air Force Academy is facing charges of rape, rape of a child and three counts of sexual abuse of a child, according to a release from the academy. Maj. Travis J. Burns, who previously...

Standoff ends with Clovis man hospitalized

CLOVIS - A four-hour standoff Tuesday in Clovis ended with one man hospitalized with minor injuries and for a mental health evaluation, police said. Timothy Batchelor, 35, was charged with...

Longtime Clovis resident named nurse of the year

CLOVIS — A longtime Clovis resident was recently recognized as the nurse of the year for Interim HealthCare Inc., a national health care provider with over 300 offices and 5,000 nurses around the country. Rakel Nussbaumer, the director of health...

Magistrate courthouse on agenda

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission may begin the initial planning phase of building a new magistrate courthouse during Tuesday's meeting. The first of 13 action items on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting is a memorandum of agreement between the...

Portales to look to 2020 census

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will look ahead to 2020 during Tuesday's meeting with a resolution to form a committee with Roosevelt County related to the 2020 census. City Manager Sammy Standefer said the city and county were approached by...

Graduation calendar - May 19

Today • Texico High School graduation — 2 p.m., Texico Sports Arena, Texico Municipal Schools, 520 N. Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3801 • Grady High School graduation — 5 p.m., Gymnasium, Grady Municipal Schools, 100 Franklin...

Four-gone conclusion: Texico again wins state baseball

By Peter Stein STAFF WRITER pstein@thenews.email ALBUQUERQUE - 2A, 3A, whatever. Texico's baseball team will take it, as long as it has an 'A' in it and means the Wolverines get to be state...

Running just fine

ALBUQUERQUE - There's gold in these here hills. And every elite track and field athlete in New Mexico descends on Albuquerque amid the Sandia Mountains once a year to find it. Gold in this case is a...

Hounds add five to men's basketball fold

PORTALES — When the Greyhound men’s basketball team was ousted in overtime in their Lone Star Conference tournament opener, the focus had to change quickly. A promising year that ended with the fourth seed, and a mild upset by Tarleton State,...

Hounds lock in 2020, 2021 season opponents

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico coach Kelley Lee has always made a simple case. If the Greyhounds wanted to make the Division II playoffs, it had to play 11 Division II opponents to give itself the best chance. That’s what the Greyhounds now have...

Five Greyhounds get national invites

PORTALES — For most of Eastern New Mexico University, this is the slow time. The students that didn’t leave sometime during finals week likely left after graduation ceremonies. But there’s one place where it’s still plenty fast for the...

What's Happening, May 19

Portales High’s boys basketball program will run its summer camps May 28-30 at the PHS gym. Boys entering grades 1-6 will go from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while boys in grades 7-9 will go from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $50 and will be...

Our people: Living life whole-hearted

My name is Lacey Field. I am 35 years old and I was born in Lubbock. I now live in Clovis with my husband of 11 years, Mike, and my twins Haycie and Holden, who are 5. I teach first grade at Melrose...

Club notes - May 19

Curry County Retired Educators Our guest speaker was Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy, Clovis Municipal Schools (CMS) Instructional Tech Coordinator and weekly columnist for The Eastern New Mexico News. She spoke to us about a program being used in the middle...

Chalk paste, Guinea pigs ahead on show

Information using chalk paste, e-craft publications and Guinea pigs as pets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Kari Child will...

School menus - May 19

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Cook’s choice Tuesday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Cook’s choice Wednesday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Sack lunch • Breakfast includes 100 percent...

On the shelves - May 19

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “2019 Guide to the Night Sky” by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion is an easy introduction to astronomy and useful reference for seasoned stargazers, providing a comprehensive...

Taking a good look at the future of food

How does a maggot sausage dog and a big bowl of insect ice cream sound? I’m not too sure about the maggot sausage. Maggot seem like something that would eat sausage, not something you would make...

Something to read - May 19

Name of book: “Blue Yarn ... A Memoir About Loss, Letting Go, & What Happens Next” Author: Carrie Classon’s column appears each Wednesday in Readers’ Choice Classon, on her motivation: “I started writing ‘Blue Yarn,’ honestly, to try...

Senior calendar - May 19

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, 10 a.m. beginning line dance, 1 p.m....

Surveillance program's loss good for privacy

A surveillance program that allows the U.S. government to comb through hundreds of millions of Americans’ telephone records in search of connections to terrorism could soon be a thing of the past. That would be good news for personal privacy and...

Letter to the editor - May 19

Oil points intentionally misleading Regarding last Sunday’s column headlined “Industry must find emissions balance:” It is disappointing to read an academic repeating talking points from the oil and gas industry, particularly when those...

Congratulations to our graduates

Good afternoon, graduates of this particular area high school OR community college OR four-year college. Whoever scheduled me as your graduation speaker has made a terrible mistake. It was such an awful mistake that nobody made it, and you’re...

Honor banquet dazzled

The recent Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation Hall of Honor Banquet was a dazzling evening of celebration. The large venue at the Clovis Civic Center was filled with warmth and sparkle, as...

Media won't challenge Dems' irresponsible promises

Every time I see the latest economic news, I thank Hillary Clinton. Every time I see those high GDP numbers (up 3.2 percent last quarter), I thank Hillary. Every time I see those record low unemployment numbers for blacks, Latinos and women, I...

Bills show debate over abortion policy still very real

Lysistrata, the character from the Aristophanes play of the same name, declared a sex strike to try to stop a devastating war in ancient Greece. Alyssa Milano, the actress and political activist, declared a sex strike to try to stop Georgia from...

Funeral services (Updated May 17)

Services (Updated May 17) May 17 • Antonia “Tonie” Watson, 57, 10 a.m. St. Helen Catholic Church, Portales • Bennie Joe Aday, 96, 9:30 a.m., Portales Cemetery • Gloria Herington, 87, 2 p.m.... Full story

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