Articles from the January 15, 2020 edition

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Imagination Library gift of reading for children

When I was a little kid, our mailbox was perched on a wobbly wooden stand a little over a quarter mile from our house. Then (as now), our mail was delivered three times each week.... — Updated 1/14/2020


MLK events set in communities

The accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. have echoed throughout generations and every year groups in Clovis and Portales make sure to celebrate his legacy. This Saturday, the... — Updated 1/14/2020


Stampede ends Melrose EPAC drought

PORTALES — Any night that ends with a big trophy, a plaque and medals is a pretty good night. Saturday night ended with all of the above hardware for the Melrose boys basketball t... — Updated 1/14/2020


Logan rallies, tops Melrose in 2OT

PORTALES — It was a matter of perspective. For the Logan girls basketball team, Saturday night’s Eastern Plains Athletic Conference championship game at Greyhound Arena was a... — Updated 1/14/2020


Clovis tops Canyon

CLOVIS — Were you ready for some … basketball? In a rare Monday-nighter at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, the Clovis boys basketball team hosted a Texas visitor, this time from... — Updated 1/14/2020


ENMU hosting D-II champion Chaps

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball program has faced some tall tasks this season. So far, none of them are quite as tall as a national champion. That will change Thursday, as the Greyhounds hope to score a... — Updated 1/14/2020


Clovis girls swimmers take third at Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ swim team stormed ahead in its season this past weekend, competing at the Albuquerque Invite, with solid results. Out of 26 teams, the Clovis girls were third, the boys ninth. And the girls showing came... — Updated 1/14/2020


Lovington outlasts Portales in Shootout finale

PORTALES — Portales High boys basketball coach Rickie McBroom knows his team is close to where it would hope to be; just not close enough at this time. The Rams went down for the... — Updated 1/14/2020


Portales drops Shootout finale against Carlsbad

PORTALES — In basketball, things never look too good when the shots aren’t falling. The young Portales Lady Rams are still trying to figure some things out. They were unable to take advantage of a dreadful night by Carlsbad at... — Updated 1/14/2020


Greyhounds pull split in Odessa

ODESSA, Texas — Senior guard Devin Pullum capped off a 26-point outing by making two free throws with one second left on Saturday, sealing Eastern New Mexico University’s wild 100-97 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball... — Updated 1/14/2020


Clovis girls top Caprock on road

AMARILLO — It was anything but easy, but Clovis High girls assistant coach Candace Jordan managed to even her record for the weekend while filling in for the ailing Jeff Reed. The Lady Wildcats shot a season-best 74 percent from... — Updated 1/14/2020


Kleyn-Kennedy: Esports draws wide cross-section

Clovis Municipal Schools have joined the ranks of a whole new class of sporting events — esports. Despite its seeming recent arrival on the scene, esports have been around for some time. The “e” stands for electronic, and... — Updated 1/14/2020


Curry commission approves jail X-ray

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission broke in the new year by approving the purchase of new security equipment at the detention center during their first meeting Tuesday morning. Mark Gallegos said the jail is in need of an... — Updated 1/14/2020


Pages Past - Jan. 15

On this date ... 1975: Gideon Bender had been elected president of United Way’s board of directors in Clovis. Vice-president was J.A. McDaniel,while John Hager had been re-elected treasurer. Other officers were Ed Tatum, Col.... — Updated 1/14/2020


Jail logs - Jan. 15

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Abriana Gomez, 25, failure to appear on a felony charge • Misty Maldonado, 40, aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or... — Updated 1/14/2020


Ortega: Phase set for late March completion

CLOVIS — Though the final completion date has moved back about three months from original estimates, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is satisfied with what’s been completed so far on its Finished Water 2... — Updated 1/14/2020


Portales could see extra grant money

PORTALES — Of all the New Mexico school districts receiving money from Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grants, Portales Municipal Schools is the only district in 100% compliance with the grant requirements. The benefit ma... — Updated 1/14/2020


Events calendar - Jan. 15

Today • Reality Check Day at Portales High School — 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Portales High School, 201 S. Knoxville, Portales. Experiential education program on for area ninth graders about adult financial responsibility.... — Updated 1/14/2020


Meetings calendar - Jan. 15

Today • City of Clovis Finance Committee — 2 p.m., Clovis City Hall small conference room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654   Thursday • Curry County Health Council — 12-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry... — Updated 1/14/2020

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Don't scare kids with political fears

I remember the panic I felt about tornado warnings as a child. It didn’t matter whether my family was in danger; I wasn’t informed enough to know whether we were. I didn’t... — Updated 1/14/2020

 By Tom McDonald    Voices

A lot on plate for legislative session

Here we are again, about to enter into the abyss of a 30-day legislative session. It’ll be one of the fun ones, when lawmakers will get to spend-spend-spend. It must be refreshing for legislators who, not so long ago, had to... — Updated 1/14/2020


Good news - cancer rates on the decline

Cancer remains a dreaded diagnosis, but there’s heartening news. America is showing great progress against some of the most deadly forms of the disease, particularly lung cancer and the aggressive skin cancer melanoma.... — Updated 1/14/2020


Growing more amazed with Father's power as we trust him

Well, how are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? Oh? Sorry. I didn’t mean to touch a sore spot. I suppose nothing is a much sorer spot for humans than having to face the... — Updated 1/14/2020

 By Carrie Classon    Voices

I'll be performing in New York with a cowboy

I want to start out by making it clear I have nothing against cowboys. One of the new developments in my life is that I recently got a manager, Bob, to book performances of my writing. I’ve never had a manager before, so I... — Updated 1/14/2020


A look back when nearly the entire police force quit

I collect historical tidbits that interest me from area newspapers. Here are a few from Januarys past: • Jan. 7, 1941: “Bales and bales of hay” had been moved into Clovis’ Armory for members of two National Guard units... — Updated 1/14/2020


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