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Articles from the February 10, 2017 edition

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African American history to be celebrated at roundhouse

With the theme "Heritage of Hope, Legacy of Victory" serving as the backdrop, African American Day at the State Legislature will be celebrated today at the Capitol Roundhouse. A Clovis delegation...

 

Texico schools cancel classes because of flu

Texico schools canceled classes Thursday in response to an increase in students and staff battling influenza. “We made the decision yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) to cancel instruction to allow our students and staff time to get well,” Texico Mu...

 

Deputies honored in Portales

PORTALES - Roosevelt County officials joked Tuesday that the county courthouse was the safest place to be, because almost every county deputy from the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office was present...

 

Churches raise funds for growth and spirit

CLOVIS - The past week brought with it varying degrees of success for local church fundraisers. The goals were similar: to support local organizations, church missions and community engagement. St....

 

Massive trees at Clovis church to be cut down

CLOVIS — Two massive Arizona cypress trees seem to be the largest in town when seen on the Prince Street overpass. Their location is on the side of Immanuel Lutheran Church and they were planted...

 

Portales council approves water authority payment

Portales city councilors approved payment of the city's invoice to the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority for 2017. According to Chris Wood, vice chairman of the city's finance administration...

 

Portales native part of South by Southwest film

PORTALES — A Portales native is the executive producer on a film that’s headed to the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival next month in Austin, Texas. Portales native Paul Hunton of Lubbock is an executive producer for a new, 74-minute...

 

Roosevelt commissioners approve notice of intent on bond issue

PORTALES — Roosevelt County commissioners approved publishing a notice of intent to amend an ordinance for a 1999 bond issue Tuesday during their meeting. Roosevelt General Hospital Interim CEO Bo Beames and Erik Harrigan of RBC Capital Markets...

 

Road department to work on Roosevelt Road G

The Roosevelt County Road Department will be working on North Roosevelt Road G for a one-mile stretch between North Roosevelt Road 2 and 3, beginning Monday. The road construction work is projected to be completed by March 13. Motorists are...

 

Pages past - Feb. 10

On this date ... 1997: Portales' school board voted 5-0 to appoint Lucille King as its superintendent. Her salary was set at $65,000. King had been the school district's assistant superintendent...

 

Your pickup may be your most notable feature

People are so complex as to be impossible to completely describe, but we need to differentiate them. We use names, faces, and the way they walk, talk, and dress to keep track of which is who and so...

 

Try to remember to leave God in charge

Several years ago on a trip, my family and I boarded the largest inland river boat in the United States, the Branson Bell. On that hot day in July, we were scheduled to have lunch on the riverboat...

 

We no longer have a need to justify ourselves

We all fall into that mode from time to time. We think we can just “get it right” and force (we’d say “encourage”) others (spouses, children, coworkers) to “get it right” by submitting...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 10

Today • Valentine’s Day dinner — 6 p.m. at Living Word Church, Clovis. Proceeds benefit Christian Women Connection (CWC) ministry for missionaries. Tickets: $15. Information: 575-763-6796 • Craft and bake sale — 8 a.m.-noon at Plains...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 10

Friday • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 6 p.m., Fred Allen conference room, Roosevelt General Hospital, Portales. Information: 575-356-3412. Monday • Ad Hoc Shooting Range committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis....

 

Clovis police blotter - Feb. 10

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 7:03 a.m.: Careless driving, Seventh Street/Thornton Street • 8:12 a.m.: Improper lane change, Norris...

 

Clovis considers 10 applicants for football coaching position

CLOVIS - Clovis High is closing in on hiring its 11th head football coach, and first since 1978. The school opened the application period for about a month to find the successor to Eric Roanhaus, who...

 

PHS honors Small, Lovato with ceremony

PORTALES - Portales High celebrated two of its finest on Thursday, holding a ceremony for football standout Trenton Small and ace pitcher Emilio Lovato after both recently signed with Eastern New...

 

ENMU holds off Texas Woman's to increase LSC lead

PORTALES - A strong opening quarter helped the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team stake out a large lead, which they'd need all of to survive a late comeback attempt by Texas...

 

PHS honors pair of recent ENMU signees

PORTALES - Portales High celebrated two of its finest on Thursday, holding a ceremony for football standout Trenton Small and ace pitcher Emilio Lovato after both recently signed with Eastern New...

 

Thursday area prep basketball summaries

Boys District 5-3A Santa Rosa 69, Texico 61 Santa Rosa (15-6, 3-1) — Stephen Sanchez 5, Christian Chavez 27, Enrique Bachicha 10, Joseph Esquibel 4, Joaquin Romo 19, Javante Chavez 2, Cody Schattschneider 2. Totals 26 8-21 69.. Texico (17-6, 3-1)...

 

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