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Articles from the February 13, 2019 edition

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Let us call you sweetheart, Sarabel

If you're on the hunt for a sweetheart this Valentine's week, here's an idea: Visit a local nursing home or senior resident center. Those places are packed with them. Take Sarabel Hall Key, for...

 

Shooting victims tell their stories

CLOVIS - In a full courtroom across the street from where a deadly library shooting shook the community less than 18 months earlier, prosecutors and victims asked that a judge have Nathaniel Jouett...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 13

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “Hugs & Kisses” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 13

Today • Eastern Plains Council of Governments — 10 a.m., EPCOG office, 418 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St.,...

 

Therapist stresses rehabilitation

CLOVIS - Emphasizing his client's potential for rehabilitation and the circumstances preceding the deadly library shooting for which he was convicted last year, defense attorney Stephen Taylor asked...

 

Overpass could open in March

CLOVIS - Work on the Prince Street Overpass is expected to go through July. However, frustrated motorists may have some relief on the horizon next month, as Department of Transportation officials expe...

 

Bees picking up speed

You may well have heard more about spelling bees in recent months than in the past. This is because a more concerted effort has been made to engage students, staff, and schools in the event. As a...

 

Education digest - Feb. 13

ENMU gets back scorecard Eastern New Mexico University’s College of Education and Technology received a B rating from the state’s Public Education Department, according to an ENMU press release. The PED’s educator program scorecard measures...

 

Crews battle small fire

CLOVIS — Clovis crews battled a small grassfire Wednesday evening that was complicated by its time and place. There were no reports of structures damaged or people injured as the grassfire knocked out about five acres near the intersection of...

 

Pages past - Feb. 13

On this date ... 1969: The front page of the Clovis News-Journal featured the following local news reports: • Thomas R. Tucker, a Portales serviceman, had been presented a Bronze Star for heroic...

 

Business owners weigh in on minimum wage

Earlier this month when the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee debated House Bill 31, one of several proposals to raise the state’s minimum wage being considered during the current legislative session, dozens of people from the...

 

Main Street antique store robbed over weekend

CLOVIS — Robert Vilandry was still making inventory Monday afternoon of the items stolen in a multi-party, two-stop break-in to his Main Street antiques shop over the weekend. “BB guns, pellet guns, spurs, pocket watches,” he told The News,...

 

Clovis Christian archery team takes first

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Christian School elementary archery team won first place out of 16 teams last weekend at the 2019 National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament in Albuquerque, marking its third win in the past four years accordi...

 

Privacy bill too vague on who it's protecting

In a legislative first, freshman Rep. Andrea Romero, D-Santa Fe, asked the speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives to table House Bill 437, the “Right to be Forgotten Act & Private Info.” The act came amid public backlash from the...

 

There's no 'one-size-fits-all' for living

How much of what you want government to do is based on your emotions? On your feelings about what you wish other people would do or believe they should do, and your willingness to use government viole...

 

Governor stands in defiance of president

Let’s start with this reality-based premise: The “national security crisis” we face is mostly internal. The violence and crime in our schools and on our streets doesn’t have anything to do with foreign-born “illegals” and terrorists. They...

 

Portales school board approves pair of grants

PORTALES - The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education approved a pair of grants totaling over $150,000 during Monday's meeting. Rick Segovia, director of federal programs, said the nearly...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 13

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Tuesday: Clovis • Kevin Crook, 58, failure to appear on a felony charge • Janeth Ramirez, 23, failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge • Francisco Ramirez, 39, driving under the...

 

Faith: Gifts should come from genuine, unselfish love

Uh oh. It seems that the date for this column should probably indicate its content. Rats! If the whole thing reads like it was written by a Valentine’s Day grinch, I should just plead guilty....

 

Home finales

When the Eastern New Mexico basketball teams stride out onto the Greyhound Arena floor, there's something special, something different about it. They're home. They've got that crowd behind them, the...

 

Softball team sets records

PORTALES — The good news for the Eastern New Mexico softball team in its home debut on Monday? It set a new program record for hits and tied a program record for runs in a single game. The good news for New Mexico Highlands, Monday’s visitor?...

 

Mixed results for ENMU baseball

DALLAS — If Eastern New Mexico were to play all of its games against Dallas Christian this season, it would likely have a very good record once the season ended. If the Greyhounds were to face Southwest Christian the rest of the season, it might...

 

Clovis girls swim to district title

HOBBS — Though the Clovis swim team’s season is winding down, things keep heating up for the Wildcats. This past Saturday the ’Cats journeyed to Hobbs High School for the District 3/4 swim championships and journeyed back with a district title...

 

Clean bill of health

EDINBURG, Texas - Nichele Hyman wasn't cursed, though it may have seemed like it for a while last season. The 2015 Clovis High graduate and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley junior guard was...

 

Texico girls prevail

TEXICO — For Texico’s girls basketball team, winning a state championship will mean climbing over really good 2A schools. Pecos is one such really good 2A school. So, Texico’s 55-53 home victory over the Lady Panthers on Saturday may bode well...

 

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