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Ag agent called on frequently across area

They called him Willie Glen, Bill, W.G., or sometimes just Agent. Based on his four decades of service, Roosevelt County Agriculture Extension Agent Willie Glen Vinzant was called on a lot. • In late September 1937, he had good news to report to...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 13, 2019

Bills would set aside money for area

SANTA FE — While the capital outlay and “junior” spending bills are far from set in stone, the current proposals contain considerable funds set to flow through eastern New Mexico. Each legislator was alloted at least $400,000 in the two junior...

 

Dog may not be practical, but I need my fix

I am a mess around dogs lately. My dog, Milo, died last year. My husband, Peter, and I decided that, given the travel we do, getting a new dog was not a sensible thing to do. (Although I’m not sure what being sensible has to do with dogs.) So, I...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 13, 2019

Clovis man sentenced to 12 years

CLOVIS - A Clovis man found guilty last year of his eighth intoxicated driving offense was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum of 12 years in the Department of Corrections. Randall Pruit, 55, apologized...

 

United Way seeking volunteer nominations

CLOVIS — The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is seeking nominations for its Patricia Bazar Community Volunteer of the Year Award, accoding to a press release from the United Way. The award was created to honor individuals who broadly volunteer...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 13, 2019

Phishing scam targets Clovis schools

CLOVIS — The Clovis school district was one of several public entities targeted in a payroll phishing scam according to a press release from the state auditor’s office, but school officials said the scammers did not take any money. A press releas...

 

Meetings calendar - March 13

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse,...

 

Events calendar - March 13

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Teens and Tweens spring break programming: “Stop Motion Storytelling: Make Your Own Movie!” — 2 p.m., Portales Public Library,...

 

Digital features enhancing classrooms

“Digital Learning Day 2019” — information at digitallearningday.org — was Feb. 28. Digital learning is basically incorporating technology into the learning process to enhance learning and...

 

Daylight saving change may cause more confusion

The biannual shifting of the clocks took place Sunday morning, and you may be a little discombobulated. The transition to daylight saving time each March means losing the extra hour of night we enjoyed when the clocks shifted back four months earlier...

 

You can't have civil rights both ways

It’s interesting to me how many people want their own rights respected, while also wanting other people’s rights to be violated. People who want their rights as gun owners respected often...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    March 13, 2019

Good laugh may be medicine for anger

Trump. Climate change. Liberals. Conservatives. Socialists. Capitalists. Bet you don’t think any of these charged-up words are funny, but maybe you should. Recently I heard a segment on NPR’s Morning Edition connecting anger and humor, part of a...

 

Letter to the editor - March 13

Gerrymandering unfair to rural counties There are 33 counties in New Mexico. But just a few populous counties are forcing their radical leftist views on gun control, taxes, Christianity, and abortion on the rural, more conservative areas. In 2011,...

 

Praising God only makes us more joyful

“Come,” invites the Psalmist of old, “let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and...

 

Pages past - March 13

On this date ... 1979: Clovis newspaper ads on this date included: • Chicken fry steak dinner for $2.59 from Sirloin Stockade, located at 218 E. Mabry Drive. That was the Wednesday special. • Jim’s Texaco at First and Prince was offering an...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    March 13, 2019

ENMU girls make national tour

PORTALES - For the Eastern New Mexico women's basketball team, Sunday night's viewing party at Greyhound Arena had to feel like waiting for Christmas Day, as region after region found out its...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 13, 2019

Texico hits road

TEXICO - Saturday was a night of firsts and lasts for Texico's boys basketball team. The fourth-seeded Wolverines took their first step up the state-tournament ladder by defeating 13th-seeded Menaul...

 

Melrose, Fort Sumner boys reach quarters

HOBBS — It wasn’t deja vu for the Clovis boys basketball team. A week after Clovis had beaten Hobbs on the road to win the District 4-5A tournament championship, the ninth-seeded Wildcats were defeated 78-67 by the eighth-seeded Eagles in...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 13, 2019

Clovis man sentenced to 16 years for assault

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison through a plea agreement involving three cases originating almost exactly a year earlier. Brandon Wagner, 33, pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated assault on a healthcare...

 

DA meeting again delayed

SANTA FE — A meeting of district attorneys to review Clovis’ officer-involved deadly force incident from October was once again postponed, this time from March 7 to Thursday. 10th Judicial District Attorney Rick Tedrow told The News on Tuesday...

 

Texico ends season on loss

RIO RANCHO — Ramona Fossum scored 17 points, and Mescalero Apache upset top-seeded Texico 47-46 Tuesday in the state 2A quarterfinals at the Santa Ana Star Center. Fallon Velasquez added 14 and the go-ahead free throws for the Chiefs (23-7), who...

 

ENMU's Moinat finishes seventh in 800 final

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Eastern New Mexico junior Ivar Moinat finished seventh in Division II Saturday, running the championship heat of the 800-meter at 1:51.25. Moinat’s race, which compiled two points for the men’s track team, concluded the...

 

Severe winds in forecast

CLOVIS — Be ready, eastern New Mexico. The wind is coming. The city of Clovis issued an advisory Tuesday of what it calls a “highly complex and potentially historic storm system that will impact New Mexico for the next 36-48 hours.” The...

 

Jail logs - March 13

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Joshua Martinez, 41, probation violation, possession of marijuana or synthetic, driving while license suspended or revoked, failure to pay fines • Randall Cain, 26,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 13, 2019

Clovis salon robbed Friday

CLOVIS — First he drew the curtains, then he drew the gun. That’s when Sandra Reyna knew the masked man who walked into her salon Friday afternoon was there for money, not a hair appointment. “I thought somebody was joking with me at first,...

 

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