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Articles from the January 7, 2018 edition

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Municipal election day marked March 6

There will be at least one new face on the Clovis City Commission in March, along with a new mayor and city councilor in Portales. Incumbents in Clovis’ and Portales’ March 6 municipal elections are mostly seeking additional... — Updated 1/8/2018


Portales schools to address project funding

PORTALES — Approval of a funding boost to Portales High School’s expecting parent program will be at the mercy of the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education on Monday evening. If approved, part of the $101,798 Student... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By Peter Stein    Sports

Texico girls pull three-peat, edge Logan

PORTALES — For much of Saturday night's EPAC girls basketball championship game at Greyhound Arena, the Texico players seemed to be battling two opponents — themselves and a... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By Patti Dobson    Voices

Baking good for troubled spirit, loss for words

Sometimes, words fail. It’s messy and uncomfortable when the words we generally find so much comfort in fail us … or fail a situation. And at times, there are no words to... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices

Google Master stumped on Marshall Howard

Thursday found me driving an unfamiliar car and going to an unfamiliar place. Fortunately, I had a familiar friend with me and we found a familiar donut shop on the way. My friend and I headed to Slaton, Texas, the hometown of a... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By Wendel Sloan    Voices

Scrabble a highlight of 2,000-mile trip

At Christmas, I got what I asked for: a garden omelet and pancakes. An unexpected bonus was a knitted toboggan from a Texas inmate who is almost a relative through a broken romance... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By Paul Gessing    Voices

Legislative session prelude to November

With tax reform taken off the agenda by New Mexico’s Democrat legislative leaders, it is clear that the 30-day session will be more about going through the motions and... — Updated 1/7/2018


Trump shouldn't make Iran promises that he can't keep

It’s entirely appropriate for President Trump to offer support for peaceful protesters in Iran and to demand that the government there respond with restraint. Despite claims by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that they... — Updated 1/7/2018


2000s fashion is back

There's a coming of age when fashion starts to become deja vu. This is when you realize you're old enough to have your middle school or high school fashion choices become cool... — Updated 1/7/2018


Learn about quilting fabrics

Information on using discarded pieces of furniture in new ways, making pop-up cards and selecting fabrics for quilts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By Eric Murray    Sports

Portales defense leads to easy win over Lubbock Christian

PORTALES — The Rams' ferocious first half defense proved to be too much for Lubbock Christian to handle on Saturday afternoon, in a 52-39 interstate girls basketball victory. Port... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By Eric Murray    Sports

Former Rams reminisce

PORTALES — Portales High School honored several former girls basketball players and coaches during Saturday afternoon's girls game between Portales and Lubbock Christian. For... — Updated 1/7/2018


Pages past - Jan. 7

On this date ... 1973: Portales residents had besieged local police with calls following the flyover of an F-111D jet that experienced a flaming "inflight emergency," according to... — Updated 1/7/2018


Our People: Independent spirit

Joyce Lowrey was born in 1946 in south Portales. At age 16, in 1962, she dropped out of school and married that same year. By 21, her parents encouraged her to return to school.... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By David Grieder    News

New blood in constant demand

CLOVIS — The year in blood collection for eastern New Mexico was off to a heartening start this week, with drives in Clovis and Portales bringing in more donors than expected.... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By David Grieder    News

Reporter's notebook: Humans aren't built in a day

Mix it up, set short-term goals and stay accountable: good advice for any project, especially if that project involves treadmills and dumbbells. These are the recommendations from local gym staff for sticking with the popular yet... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By Wendel Sloan    News

In depth: The man with the band

CLOVIS — If you want to know about the character of retired Clovis High School Band Director Norvil Howell, ask a former student. Jerry Large, now a Seattle Times newspaper... — Updated 1/7/2018

 By Peter Stein    Sports

Texico now 14-0 after EPAC title win

PORTALES — It seemed fitting when a few Texico boys basketball fans sat in Greyhound Arena’s upper deck — much like the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures — pounding on upend... — Updated 1/6/2018


Previous EPAC champs

Boys 1958 — San Jon 1959 — San Jon 1960 — San Jon 1961 — San Jon 1962 — San Jon 1963 — San Jon 1964 — Dora 1965 — Dora 1966 — Floyd 1967 — San Jon 1968 — Melrose 1969 — Dora 1970 — Causey 1971 — Dora... — Updated 1/6/2018


EPAC schedule and results

EPAC Tournament schedule Seeds in parentheses Boys Wednesday Texico High School Game 3: Melrose (4) 66, Dora (5) 22 Game 2: Grady (8) 67, Elida (9) 66 Game 1: Logan (3) 64, Tatum (6) 57 Game 4: Floyd (7) 53, San Jon (10) 35... — Updated 1/6/2018


Saturday's EPAC non-title roundup

PORTALES — In non-championship action from Saturday’s EPAC games: Boys • Floyd 50, Grady 48 — The seventh-seeded Broncos took down the Grady Bronchos in Saturday’s fifth-place game, thanks to a strong second half and over... — Updated 1/6/2018


School menus - Jan. 7

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pan dulce. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, seasoned green beans, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Soft taco w/salsa, seasoned pinto beans,... — Updated 1/6/2018


Senior calendar - Jan. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a... — Updated 1/6/2018


Events calendar - Jan. 7

Monday • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: “Mug hug.” Information: 575-763-9687 Tuesday • Filing — For municipal candidates across New Mexico • Books and Babies — 10:30... — Updated 1/6/2018

 By Verena Dobnik    News

100 million people affected by East Coast's deep freeze

NEW YORK — About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington that vied for... — Updated 1/6/2018


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