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Articles from the January 22, 2020 edition

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Extension clubs offer community, fellowship

I first saw a flyer advertising the “Roosevelt County Homesteaders Club” more than a year ago, and I was intrigued. My curiosity heightened when I learned it was a group of mostly young women...

 

When Tucumcari hosted a celebrity bowler

Temperatures hovered near zero. Visibility was about the same. Actor Jimmy Stewart was flying the first plane he'd ever owned from Kansas City to Los Angeles when he had to set it down at Tucumcari....

 

Riding the bus can get a little out of control

I ride the bus to school and back, and it has a record for being the worst behaved bus in the school. I sit in the back with the “bad kids” because my best friend sits there. I do like sitting there. I have gotten in trouble several times on the...

 

New York has me rethinking assumptions

I spent the weekend in New York City. I hadn’t been to New York in quite a while. I was performing at a theater conference and so was traveling alone, without my husband, Peter. New York intimidates me — as all big cities do. I am not a nervous...

 

Volunteer opportunities - Jan. 22

Volunteer opportunities abound in eastern New Mexico. Look for this guide each month to describe some of them, or go online anytime at www.VolunteerENM.org to find current listings. To place an item on the volunteer page, call the newsroom at...

 

A few biblical quotes can put a greeting in perspective

This was the greeting offered to me recently by a cherished (and dare I say?) old friend who is one of my respected predecessors in my present (for almost 35 years) pulpit: “Well, you got old, too....

 

Weekend roundup: Melrose teams sweep at Reserve

RESERVE — Melrose’s basketball teams completed a sweep of the championships on Saturday in Reserve’s Mountaineer Invitational. All of the games for both were relatively lopsided, except for the boys final in which the Buffaloes turned back...

 

Clovis girls grab Saturday win over Lovington

CLOVIS — A high school basketball season is a slog, a long march toward what each team hopes is a state-playoff destination. Clovis’ girls basketball team continued its march on Saturday night with a victory over Lovington at Rock Staubus...

 

Kingsville picked to win LSC softball; ENMU tabbed for 15th

RICHARDSON, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville is favored to defend its title in a larger Lone Star Conference, and Eastern New Mexico is expected to be on the outside looking in on the playoff race. The Javelinas, who finished as Division II runnerup...

 

Angelo outlasts ENMU men

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were close to keeping their recent charge going over the weekend. For the second time in three days, though, the Greyhounds fell a bit short as Angelo State used a late 14-2 run to fuel a 74-70 Lone...

 

Hound teams seek rebound

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s basketball teams, both coming off frustrating losses to Angelo State Saturday, hope they’ll find some resiliency on the other side of Texas. The Lone Star...

 

Rams grab Saturday sweep at Moriarty

MORIARTY — It was a tough day to play basketball on Saturday. Earlier in the week, two brothers who were in the Moriarty basketball program — one a varsity member, the other a freshman — were killed in an automobile accident. The Pintos were...

 

ENMU roundup: Moinat second in 400, 800

LUBBOCK — Seniors Ivar Moinat and Mary Rotich highlighted performances on Saturday’s second day of Texas Tech’s season-opening Corky Classic. Moinat finished second in the men’s 800 with a time of 1 minute, 54.93 seconds, while Rotich...

 

Clovis scores upset

CLOVIS — Volcano Vista is the kind of boys basketball team Clovis will have to beat in the state tournament if the Wildcats want to get far. So, Saturday night’s 58-48 victory over Volcano at...

 

Marching in memory

CLOVIS - It was just a little above freezing in Clovis at 9 a.m. Monday - 36 degrees, to be exact. But there was no better time, and O.G. Potter Park no better place, to take an important walk....

 

Crowd turns out for march

PORTALES - To honor one of the nation's greatest civil rights leaders, roughly 500 students, teachers, city officials and Portales community members marched down the streets of the city Monday...

 

Curry, Roosevelt spelling bees set for Friday

In the high-stakes world of spelling bees, Friday is Super Bowl time for eastern New Mexico as local elementary and middle school students compete for the title of county spelling champion in both Curry and Roosevelt counties. The Curry County...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 22

Today • City of Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654   Thursday • Eastern New Mexico University Regents — 10 a.m., main conference room, Hilton Santa...

 

Pages past - Jan. 22

On this date ... 1970: Clovis animal control officers had been instructed that their jobs no longer required them to chase and apprehend animals running at large. Instead, they had been issued tranquilizer guns. “A shot from the tranquilizer gun...

 

Water authority to mull contracts

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will consider several annual contracts and a pair of easement agreements in its regular meeting Thursday afternoon. The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the authority’s office at the Sitte...

 

Official named vice chair of board

SANTA FE — Curry County Manager Lance Pyle on Tuesday was named vice chair for the New Mexico County Insurance Authority board of directors, according to a release from New Mexico Counties. Board member duties began following the Tuesday election...

 

Man faces murder charge

CLOVIS — A Lubbock man will face a second-degree murder charge on allegations he fatally shot a Clovis man in November. Steven Hogues, 34, was indicted Friday by a Curry County grand jury for the second-degree murder charge, plus a charge of...

 

Education digest - Jan. 22

Schools announce choice for position Clovis Municipal Schools has announced that Deborah Westbrook will be its new deputy director of child nutrition and wellbeing. Westbrook, who is currently principal at Lockwood Elementary, has been with the...

 

Business digest - Jan. 22

New management at events center The Curry County Events Center has a new general manager aboard, according to a release from management company Spectra. Kadee Hande began her position Jan. 13. She comes to Curry County with a dozen years of industry...

 

Clovis to consider retirement plan changes

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will consider a few changes to the retirement plans for city employees at Thursday’s meeting. According to the agenda for the 5:15 p.m. meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, changes...

 

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