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Articles from the January 30, 2018 edition

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  • Reporter's notebook: Words matter in SOTU

    Jamie Cushman|Updated Jan 30, 2018

    Terror. Alliance. Deficits. Those three words feature prominently in an art exhibit by R. Luke DuBois currently on display in Santa Fe. The exhibit highlights the words used most frequently by presidents during their State of the Union addresses. The display titled “Hindsight is Always 20/20” resembles an eye chart with the most commonly used words on top in large font and lesser used words appearing smaller and smaller as you go down, and shows how political discourse has changed over time. While France and sea vessels fea...

  • ENMU's McCants picked for LSC Defensive Player of the Week

    The Staff of the News|Updated Jan 30, 2018

    PORTALES — The Lone Star Conference office released its list of weekly top performers on Monday afternoon and the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team (11-8, 7-5 LSC) was well represented. After leading the Greyhounds to a crucial pair of Lone Star Conference victories, Daeshi McCants was chosen as the league's Defensive Player of the Week. McCants is the first Greyhound to garner LSC weekly honors this season. She is no stranger to the award, however, as s...

  • Basketball preview capsules

    Peter Stein|Updated Jan 30, 2018

    GIRLS La Cueva (10-8, 3-1) at Clovis (11-9, 2-2), Rock Staubus Gymnasium, 7 p.m. Last time out: When Clovis visited Sandia on Saturday night, the Lady Matadors' freshman duo of Autumn Gonzales and Marisa Griego combined to score 35 points, helping their team to a 49-42 home victory over the Lady Wildcats. La Cueva hosted Eldorado on Saturday and was dealt its first District 2-6A loss of the season, 58-49. Last meeting: Feb. 18, 2017. The Lady Wildcats hosted La Cueva and...

  • Clovis grad Nichele Hyman working her way back with UTRGV

    Peter Stein|Updated Jan 30, 2018

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Oh no, not again. Nichele Hyman was essentially thinking it on Nov. 1 after suffering her third concussion during a controlled scrimmage of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley women's basketball team. Another concussion meant a prolonged recovery time, and there went a big chunk of Hyman's junior season with a quite literal thud. "It was very frustrating," Hyman, a 2015 Clovis High graduate and UT Rio Grande Valley guard said Friday afternoon a...

  • There are reasons your dog will even eat that

    Sharna Johnson|Updated Jan 30, 2018

    While humans may refer to their dogs as fur babies, it’s undeniable they have some distinctly non-human habits — very thorough tongue bathes, social derriere sniffing, and perhaps the worst of all, eating not just the leavings of other animals, but snacking on their own as well. Believe it or not, while repulsive to humans, eating the feces of other creatures, for instance those horrifying moments when the family pooch snags a gravel coated morsel from the cat box, is more com...

  • Three arrested after alleged rape

    David Grieder|Updated Jan 30, 2018

    CLOVIS — Snapchat videos taken during the night three men allegedly raped a woman early Saturday in Clovis assisted officers in arresting the suspects in Portales within 12 hours of the incident, according to court records. Police contacted Thomas Newton, 24, soon after 10 a.m. Saturday morning at a Roosevelt County residence on the northeast boundary of Portales. There Clovis and New Mexico State Police officers also located Isaiah Edley, 19, and Rahman Buchanan, 18, accordin...

  • Lonnie Allsup remembered for philanthropy, burritos

    David Stevens|Updated Jan 30, 2018

    CLOVIS — Lonnie Allsup first became interested in retail grocery sales when he was 10 years old in his hometown of Morton, Texas. "He used to stand on a box to stock and bag. Allsup liked the fast part of the grocery store business and taking care of the customer," reads the Eastern New Mexico High Plains History book published in 1979. The passion continued for the rest of his life, his name linked to hundreds of Allsup's convenience stores across Texas and New Mexico. A... Full story

  • Business digest: Portales farmer wins corn award

    The Staff of The News|Updated Jan 30, 2018

    PORTALES — Corn farmer Craig Breshears of Portales was recognized by the National Corn Growers Association recently for his success in 2017, according to a press release from DuPont Pioneer. Breshears won first place in the state in the NCGA’s 2017 Corn Yield Contest in the A Non-Irrigated Division. He had a yield of 88.2784 bushels per acre, the release said. Business Digest is compiled by the Staff of The Eastern New Mexico News. Contact Kevin Wilson at 575-763-6991, or by e-mail: [email protected]...

  • Pages Past: Jan. 30

    The Staff of The News|Updated Jan 30, 2018

    On this date ... 1983: It had taken the Texico Wolverines six overtimes to defeat the Melrose Buffaloes in a nail-biter that ended 52-48. The teams were tied 8-8 at the end of the first quarter, only the first of many times throughout the game that the score stayed even. The score was 35-35 at the end of regulation, and then the teams matched shots through five overtime periods with ending scores of 37-37, 39-39, 44-44, 44-44 and 46-46. Finally in the sixth overtime, the Wolverines outscored the Buffaloes 6-2 to end the marat...

  • ENMU to focus on cultural connections

    The Staff of The News|Updated Jan 29, 2018

    PORTALES — How do you stay connected to your culture in an increasingly confusing and cluttered world? That question is central to the theme of this year’s Black History Month itinerary at Eastern New Mexico University. #BlackAmerica will focus on the significant influence African Americans have had in America, according to ENMU African American Affairs Office Manager Kyree Mackey. “For the most part, all of our events are geared around African American culture in America, and we do have a couple of events that are more...

  • Events calendar - Jan. 30

    Updated Jan 29, 2018

    Today • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Sewing snowflakes. Information: 575-356-3940 Wednesday • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Get Well Soon.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween Program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Xbox One free play. • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: Mug hug. Information: 575-763-9687 • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m. for toddlers to age 3 at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 5...

  • Meetings calendar - Jan. 30

    Updated Jan 29, 2018

    Today • Clovis Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — 5 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Wednesday • Clovis-Carver Public Library Board — 5:30 p.m. Includes a presentation by Claire Burroughs regarding the General Obligation Bond Propositions. There will also be an open forum, strategic plan revisions, and a discussion for a memorial at the library. Information: 575-769-7840 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at north annex, Clovis-Carv...