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Articles from the March 23, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    March 23, 2018

Offers coming in for man in hole

CLOVIS — The good intentions are surely out there, but the man of the hour was scarce to be seen Thursday after reports of a homeless person living in a hole in the ground went public this week.... Full story

 

ENMU's Junior Preview Day set for Saturday

PORTALES — Area high school students with college interests have plenty of options. Eastern New Mexico University hopes its Junior Preview Day on Saturday will help answer any questions. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m., offering...

 

Floyd schools bus catches fire

FLOYD — The Floyd Municipal Schools is down an activity bus after it went up in flames Thursday afternoon. Superintendent Damon Terry said the fire was discovered at 12:52 p.m., and is believed to have been caused by an electrical short. The bus...

 

Food bank warns of scam calls

CLOVIS — Scammers are potentially using the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s contact information to improperly elicit donations, according to a press release from the Food Bank. The Food Bank does not ask for donations over the phone and will...

 

Public record - March 23

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Wednesday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Bill Elliott Hayes, 54, to Thuy Hong Luong, 44, both of Plainview, Texas • Zackary William Wallace, 19, of Burleson, Texas,...

 

Reporter's notebook: Moliere's greatest hits

PORTALES — Ever heard of Moliere? No? Well, get ready, because a guest artist at the Eastern New Mexico University Theatre Department is giving a crash course tonight. Playwright Timothy Mooney is bringing his one-man show “Moliere than Thou” t...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    March 23, 2018

Moo-ving parts wreck best laid plans

The best laid plans may or may not work out, but that foundation is still a nice place to start. Indeed, it’s probably not the plans that were laid out so neatly that caused the problem. The stuff...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    March 23, 2018

Real Christianity more than quoting scripture

What is authentic Christianity? Pastor Steven Furtick wrote: “Audacious faith is the raw material that authentic Christianity is made of. It's the stuff that triggers ordinarily level-headed people...

 

Events calendar - March 23

Today • Original Team Roping — 9 a.m. at the Curry County Events Center. Information: 806-499-3584 • 68th Annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree — 7 p.m. at the Floyd High School Gym, 1564 New Mexico 267, Floyd. Information: Facebook.com/...

 

Bible translators deserve combat pay

A useful and delightful aid for anyone who, attempting cogent communication, might like a rule or two about punctuation marks such as apostrophes or commas, Lynne Truss’s best-selling Eats, Shoots...

 

Meetings calendar - March 23

Today • Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. at the ENMU-Ruidoso campus, 709 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso. Information: 575-562-2121 Monday • Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness...

 

Pages past - March 23

On this date ... 1973: Air Force Lt. Col. Robert James Sandvick, 41, gave his first public news conference since returning home to Farwell, after more than 6 1/2 years as a Vietnam prisoner of war....

 

Jail logs - March 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Tina LeClear, 51, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia • Cordney Cooper, 26, probation violation • Matthew Deyonge, 27, failure to pay...

 

Region's contestants get ready for spelling bee

Dust off your dictionaries. It’s time for the New Mexico Spelling Bee. Several local students are eligible to compete at this year’s state bee, taking place on Saturday in Albuquerque. Jaxon Bender, 10, and Jorge Barraza, 14, of Clovis, Timothy...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 23, 2018

Goddard sweeps Clovis in softball shootouts

CLOVIS — Baby steps or long strides, they’re all positive as long as they’re going forward. Clovis’ softball team moved forward in Thursday night’s doubleheader against Goddard at Lady...

 

Wildcats claim 1-0 win with Gonzales' pinch-hit walk-off

RIO RANCHO — Senior Sebastian Nunez gave the Clovis Wildcats' baseball team a chance to win Thursday night. Senior E.J. Gonzales took it. Gonzales delivered a two-out, pinch-hit single to score... Full story

 

Clovis takes team wins at Texico Triangular

FARWELL — Clovis’ boys and girls golf teams each finished first in Thursday’s Texico Triangular at Farwell Country Club, which is par-72 for boys and par-73 for girls. The Clovis boys won the meet — which also included Portales, Texico and...

 

Portales softball team picks up first win

RIO RANCHO — Three games into the season, the Portales Ram softball team found its offense. The Rams opened up the Rio Rancho Tournament with a nine-run first inning en route to a 16-5 win over...

 

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