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Articles from the February 19, 2020 edition

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Celebrating 70 years with Billy and Peggy Prater

Peggy Shackleford and Billy Prater met as 5-year-old first graders at Dora School back in 1937. Although they couldn't have imagined it then, come Saturday these two sweethearts will be celebrating...

 

Soldier was 'too lively for a corpse'

Rumors of his death were “slightly exaggerated.” That was according to Portales’ Don Holderman, 23, who had supposedly died in a Japanese prisoner camp near the end of World War II. His good health was substantiated by newspaper reporters just...

 

Volunteer opportunities - Feb. 19

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...

 

Lord points us toward sturdy foundations

Dealing with reality can be hard, but it’s better than the alternative, which looks easy and turns out to be much harder. In Jesus’ parable of “The Two Builders,” he talks about two gents who...

 

Cass signs with Sioux City Bandits

PORTALES — Kamal Cass is about to begin his second season in professional football, and this journey will take him a little farther east. Cass, the career rushing leader at both Clovis High and Eastern New Mexico University, has signed a deal with...

 

ENMU roundup: Women fall to No. 8 in regional poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women dropped a bit to eighth in this week’s D2SIDA South Central Regional rankings after splitting a pair of home games over the weekend. ENMU (17-7, 11-7 LSC) outlasted Texas...

 

Texico makes adjustments, tops Clayton

TEXICO — When your offense isn’t working, it’s time for Plan B. In the case of last Saturday night’s Clayton/Texico boys basketball game, Plan B for the Wolverines was good defense that shut down the Yellow Jackets while transitioning to...

 

Patriots sweep Hounds in LSC baseball series

TYLER, Texas — Texas-Tyler rode home runs from Jordan Gochenour and Tanner Roach to a big early lead and completed a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series sweep against Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday with a 9-1 rout. On Saturday,...

 

ENMU softball goes .500 at Classic

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team split a pair of games on Sunday and finished 3-3 over the weekend in the Cactus Classic tournament. ENMU (5-4) beat California (Pa.) 6-1, tying the game with a run in the sixth and...

 

Prep roundup: Lady Blue dominate playoff opener

LITTLEFIELD — The Farwell Lady Blue made short work of Lockney on Monday night, rolling to a 32-8 halftime lead en route to a 52-29 victory in a Texas Class 2A Region I bi-district playoff game. Farwell (23-10) advances to the area round, and will...

 

Portales girls find rhythm, top Lovington

PORTALES — After fighting for their lives at times down the stretch in Friday’s 64-57 win over Roswell Goddard, Portales High’s girls found things a little calmer on Saturday. Not that it was easy, but the stress level was ratcheted down a notc...

 

Rams stay in 4-5A hunt

PORTALES — By winning twice at home over the weekend, the Portales High boys basketball team has given itself a chance to still earn the No. 1 seed in the upcoming District 4-4A tournament. It’s...

 

Area coronavirus impact likely financial

CLOVIS — For now, the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be an issue for the health of Curry County, and it might never become one. Financially? That seems like more of a certainty. County financial advisor Rob Burpo told Curry County commissioners Tues...

 

Officials still weighing action on juvie center

CLOVIS — In the 2012 film “Argo,” CIA agents plot to smuggle six American embassy workers out of Iran by pretending they’re part of a film crew. The agents’ pitch to higher-ups covers how they know it’s a longshot but, “It’s the best...

 

Keeping legacy alive

CLOVIS - Norman Petty spent much of his life making rock 'n' roll history in Clovis. Now, 36 years after his death, Petty's friends and fans are doing what they can to keep that legacy alive. A...

 

Michael Salgado returning to fair

CLOVIS — Michael Salgado will return to Clovis to headline Tejano Night as part of the 100th Curry County Fair this August, according to a release from the Curry County Events Center. Salgado, a four-time winner at the Tejano Music Awards, will...

 

Students head to ENMU for drama workshops

PORTALES — High school students from around New Mexico will flock to the Eastern New Mexico University campus this week for three days of drama performances and workshops. The 65th annual ENMU Drama Festival will go from Wednesday to Friday,...

 

Education digest - Feb. 19

PHS students lobby for anti-tobacco policies A pair of Portales High students visited the New Mexico legislative session Jan. 28 to discuss state tobacco policies. Senior Ector Colorado and sophomore Cali Walker were part of a group of 10 Evolvement...

 

Business digest - Feb. 19

Farwell station purchased A Farwell radio station serving the Clovis area is one of three stations recently purchased by Weslaco, Texas-based Christian Ministries of the Valley. Radio Online reports KICA 98.3 FM and Amarillo’s KZIP-AM and its FM...

 

Radio forum could last three hours

CLOVIS — Plenty of candidates plus plenty of questions are expected to equal plenty of airtime tonight. Officials with Rooney Moon Broadcasting are shooting for a three-hour running time for their Clovis municipal candidate forum. It is scheduled...

 

Pages past - Feb. 19

On this date ... 1970: Seven Eastern New Mexico University co-eds had been named contestants for ENMU Playmate. The winner was to be announced at a Playboy Dance following a popular vote. Contestants were all sponsored by a sorority, fraternity or...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 19

Thursday • Curry County Health Council — 12-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6009 • Curry County DWI Task Force — 4-5 p.m., Curry County Administration, 417 Gidding...

 

Counties hoping for around $9 million in capital outlay money

SANTA FE — Curry and Roosevelt counties are looking at just over $9 million in potential capital outlay dollars for various projects as the state legislative session nears its end. House Bill 349 was sent to the House Tax and Revenue Committee on...

 

Teachers attend wind energy workshop

Living on the High Plains we’re no stranger to the winds that sweep across the land. Those winds, however, are gradually becoming a substantial source of renewable energy, considering the growing...

 

Loss of news organizations threat to nation

A free society cannot function without vibrant professional newspapers. In light of that truism, the latest dire news for the news business — that McClatchy newspapers, publisher of The Kansas City Star and almost 30 other newspapers in 14 states a...

 

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