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Articles from the March 3, 2017 edition

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 By Douglas Clark    News    March 3, 2017

Clovis officials introduce tax hike ordinance

As a means of offsetting a projected eight-figure financial hit spurred by “hold harmless” losses, the Clovis City Commission voted unanimously Thursday to introduce a resolution to implement a one-eighth of 1 percent gross receipts tax...

 

Javelinas oust top-seeded Greyhounds

ALLEN, Texas — Kaylin Roher scored a game-high 20 points, including three free throws in the final 20 seconds of overtime, and Texas A&M-Kingsville sent top-seeded Eastern New Mexico University...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 3, 2017

United Way trying to keep fun in mind at banquet

CLOVIS — United Way Eastern New Mexico is preparing to close out a year of accomplishments in a fun fashion. The organization is hosting their annual awards banquet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 21...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 3, 2017

Parishioners observe Ash Wednesday on the go

CLOVIS - Ash Wednesday, as it always has, marks the start of Lent, a time to reflect on service and being part of the body of Christ. But in this day and age, a busy schedule can make it tough for...

 

Char-i-Tea to support children's literacy

A unique take on leisure will be on offer Saturday, with the spoils going toward literacy for area children. The fifth annual Char-i-Tea event will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Mexico Baptist...

 

Four-day trial planned in stabbing

CLOVIS — Both the prosecution and defense for a Clovis man accused of fatally stabbing his mother’s boyfriend agreed they’ll need more than one day to try him on a second-degree murder charge. The district court is looking for a four-day...

 

Deputy clerk selected for Curry County

CLOVIS — The Curry County Clerk’s office has selected a new deputy clerk, according to a release from the county. Adrian Ancira will begin duties March 13 under recently appointed County Clerk Annie Hogland. The vacancy was created with the...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    March 3, 2017

We live in a place of myth, legend

It’s spring on the High Plains. Time for sunny days, shipping cattle off of wheat pasture, and straight-line winds not normally seen on land. Conventional expectations are fine, but there are more...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    March 3, 2017

Let your legacy show you loved God

Do you ever think about what you will be known for when you are gone? How will you be remembered because of the mark that you leave on this world? Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you would not be...

 

Rules are rules, except when they need to be flipped

“For everything there is a season,” writes the wise man in Ecclesiastes 3. Not only is that smart fellow pointing us to a profound truth, his English translators are phrasing it beautifully. The...

 

Pages past - March 3

On this date ... 1977: A regular reader of the "Memo ... from the editor" column in the Clovis News-Journal offered a substitute for coffee. "Take a potato, peel it and slice it very thin, then bake...

 

Events calendar - March 3

Today • Clovis/Portales Kennel Club dog agility trials — 8 a.m. at Curry County Events Center. Admission: Free. Information: 575-935-7000 Saturday • Angela Rudd & Hannah Weeks recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU, Portales. Admission:...

 

Meetings calendar - March 3

Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. in assembly room at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon in Bert Cabiness City Government Center at city hall, Clovis....

 

Portales police blotter - March 3

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Wednesday • 2:38 p.m.: Fire/regular response, 600 block of New Mexico 267 • 3:19 p.m.: Larceny, walk in • 3:35 p.m.: Verbal domestic, 1100 block North Chicago Avenue...

 

Clovis police blotter - March 3

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 8:10 a.m.: Failure to appear, 1600 block of North Prince Street • 9:23 a.m.: Leaving scene of crash with...

 

Dora school news - March 3

First round of state basketball • Friday — Varsity girls will play in Fort Sumner, 6 p.m. • Saturday — Varsity boys will play in Escalante, 4:30 p.m. BPA news The Dora Chapter of BPA participated in the State Leadership Conference in...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 3, 2017

Portales set to host Pojoaque

PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams kick off their run for a Class 4A state title tonight, hosting No. 13 Pojoaque Valley at 6 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center. Despite the difference in their seeding, the fourth-seeded Lady Rams (16-10) and...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    March 3, 2017

Texico looks to defend 3A girls crown as second seed

CLOVIS — Texico has been a regular in Class 3A (formerly 2A) state competition over the last decade or two, and this year might be no different. The Lady Wolverines (19-7) take the No. 2 seed into this weekend’s 3A round-of-16, and host...

 

Cats shut out Artesia in Hobbs tournament

HOBBS — Junior Sebastian Nunez may be emerging as a pitching ace for the Clovis High baseball team. Nunez threw his second consecutive complete game on Thursday as the Wildcats edged Artesia 1-0 on the opening day of a round-robin baseball...

 

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