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Articles from the March 2, 2018 edition

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 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    March 2, 2018

Legislators upbeat after session

PORTALES — Area lawmakers were in a celebratory mood on Thursday as they spoke at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon about the 2018 Legislature. Rep. Dennis Roch,... Full story

 

Cancer claims Portales mayor

LUBBOCK — Portales Mayor Sharon King died Thursday night in a Lubbock hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 64. King was Portales' first female mayor, elected in 2010 and re-elected i... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 2, 2018

Faith feature: Beating survivor uses voice to spread faith

CLOVIS — On June 6, 2016, Jessica Baca was beaten and stabbed multiple times. A witness told police he saw her running away from a car before a man "grabbed her by her hair and slammed her...

 

Events calendar - March 2

Today • Clovis/Portales Kennel Club Dog Agility Trials — 8 a.m. at the Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave. Free admission. Information: 575-935-7000 • Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    March 2, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Once upon a time

Fans of Hollywood, get ready: Details for Director Quentin Tarantino’s new film have surfaced. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” has been described by Tarantino as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy...

 

Meetings calendar - March 2

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-5591 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St. Information: 575-356-5307 ...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    March 2, 2018

God ready to bestow favor on anyone

Sometimes Joseph is called the most Christ like character of the Old Testament. But at one time, Joseph’s young life appeared to be in shambles. How did this happen? Joseph worked as a shepherd...

 

Genuine rest comes from God's grace, power

Why is resting so hard? One definition, “freedom from activity or labor,” surely makes “rest” sound rather appealing, maybe even like something we should try on occasion. Just a brief...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    March 2, 2018

Best things high on hand-me-down chain

Hand-me-downs are a thing that happens just about everywhere. Older siblings pass down clothes, toys, and maybe even a few lessons to their younger siblings, cousins, or even friends. It’s economica...

 

Pages past - March 2

On this date ... 1983: Clovis attorney Steve Quinn told the Clovis News-Journal that, "I can't remember when music hasn't been a significant, if not important, part of my life." Quinn was interviewed...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 2, 2018

City bids commissioner farewell

CLOVIS — With words of humor, thanks and encouragement from both sides, the Clovis City Commission said farewell to outgoing District 4 Commissioner Tom Martin. Martin, who opted not to run for a second four-year term in Tuesday’s municipal...

 

Jail logs - March 2

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday through Thursday: Clovis • Cesar Aceves, 22, concealing identity, failure to pay fines • Amber Castillo, 26, shoplifting ($100 or less) • Lorenzo Sierra, 31, child abuse - intentional...

 

ENMU's Edgemon named LSC Freshman of the Year

FRISCO, Texas — Kaylee Edgemon didn't start a game all season for Eastern New Mexico. But she's started off her career in the Lone Star Conference quite well. Edgemon was named the LSC's freshman...

 

LSC postpones three tournament games, including ENMU's

FRISCO, Texas — Citing a facility issue, the Lone Star Conference postponed three of its women’s basketball tournament quarterfinals to Friday — including Eastern New Mexico’s contest with Tarleton State. The Greyhounds and TexAnns are...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 2, 2018

ENMU men hope for Texas-sized upset

PORTALES — Maurice Coleman's jumper. Arcaim Lallemand's block. LaMarquis Thompson's defensive rebound. Without those things happening in the closing seconds of last Saturday's win at Texas...

 

Clovis baseball team goes to 3-0

HOBBS — Clovis High’s baseball team may have to show some heart and resiliency this season if a state championship is in the cards. If so, Thursday was a good test for the Wildcats, who rallied for a seventh-inning tie against Carlsbad before... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 2, 2018

Rams seek long tournament ride

PORTALES — Like a roller coaster ride, Portales boys basketball has seen plenty of ups and downs this season, including a few sharp twists and turns. However, as the Rams embark on Class 4A State... Full story

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 2, 2018

Saturday's boys state basketball capsules

Class 1A No. 16 Santa Fe Waldorf at No. 1 Melrose, 5 p.m. Records: Santa Fe Waldorf 7-12, Melrose 25-3 Entering Saturday: The Buffaloes come in riding a 10-game winning streak, the 10th of which was... Full story

 

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