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Articles from the March 26, 2017 edition

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 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 26, 2017

Floyd Citizens of the Year awarded

FLOYD — A couple with a heart for taking care of others were the recipients of the Citizen of the Year award at this year's Floyd Jamboree. Floyd Lions Club member Paul Benoit presented long-time...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 26, 2017

Umpires Tuneup Tournament underway

CLOVIS — The softball season never really ends in Clovis. Even in the snowfall, there's no problem finding people to get together a scrimmage, or at least a batting practice. "If you don't know some...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 26, 2017

Producing perspective

PORTALES — Area agriculture officials and producers all agreed on Friday that local agriculture isn't producing in a major category — its own perspective. New Mexico Department of Agriculture...

 

Healthy eating at root of healthy living

PORTALES — To eat healthy, you've got to get to the root. That was the theme of two presentations on gardening's role in healthy living at the Portales Ag Expo. Eastern New Mexico University Agricul...

 

Hounds finish series sweep of UTPB

PORTALES — Struggling senior Audrey Velasquez hit Eastern New Mexico University’s fourth home run of the game, a two-out, pinch-hit grand slam in the bottom of the sixth to give the Greyhounds a 13-4 run-rule victory over Texas-Permian Basin on...

 

Trump should grow up, focus on country

Fake news or real? Does our president know the difference? On Monday, after President Donald Trump pooh-poohed the notion that his campaign or his associates might have colluded with Russian operatives to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    March 26, 2017

Thoreau gives some sage advice

My book-of-the-month summary for March is “Thoreau On Man & Nature” (Arthur Volkman, Peter Pauper Press, 1960). Here are excerpts, edited for conciseness, from the 61-page volume of Henry David...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    March 26, 2017

Vegas+March Madness=dream

For even the casual basketball fan, you know March Madness descended upon us last week. The first two rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament have become an amazing spectacle. It’s...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    March 26, 2017

'Flap Jack King' an inspiration

Bill Jones was a terrific athlete, he had a green thumb, he was a whiz with numbers, and he was an agent for social change. But he didn't like calling attention to himself. "Let me tell you a story," said Billy Jones Jr., one of his two sons. "I...

 

Local roundup - March 26

Spring Fling event starts March 31 Portales Woman’s Club will hold its inaugural Spring Fling Shopping event 2 p.m.-7 p.m. March 31 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1 at the club’s building at 309 W. First St. Admission for the event will be donation of...

 

Pages past - March 26

On this date ... 1992: UCLA defeated New Mexico State University, 85-78, at the Pit in Albuquerque to advance to the final eight in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. “This is probably no disgrace,” Aggies coach Neil McCarthy told the...

 

Events calendar - March 26

Today • Floyd Gospel Sing-Along — 2 p.m. at the Floyd High School gym. Information: 575-356-5354 Monday • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson review, open stitch. Information: 575-769-7840 • Produce for the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 26, 2017

Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week starts

CLOVIS — It would seem it’s never the wrong time to have fire safety on the mind. Even so, today marks the start of Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, lasting through April 1. Curry County Fire Marshal David Kube is using the occasion to remind...

 

Covering tornado a highlight of newspaper career

The initial tornado watches and warnings 10 years ago were somehow different. I had the day off that Friday and would be working Saturday night at the newspaper so my wife and I had gone to the store...

 

Quilter explains cotton theory

Information on making jewelry, replicating maps through embroidery, and creating horsetail floral arrangements will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thurs...

 

Senior calendar - March 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 6...

 

Wide-leg jeans back in style

The season's latest styles in jeans wear offer up some whimsical designs. The "it" distressed denim is quite an assortment for 2017. First up are denim accessories. You will find a new selection of...

 

On the shelves - March 26

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Two beautiful titles have been donated in memory of Lila Rozzell. Portraits of Courage is a vibrant collection of oil paintings by President George W. Bush honoring the...

 

School menus - March 26

Dora Monday: Breakfast — Biscuits and gravy. Lunch — Beef and bean burrito, green salad, corn. Tuesday: Breakfast — Strudel sticks Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green peas. Wednesday: Breakfast — Chicken fried steak....

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 26, 2017

Rams sweep own tournament

PORTALES — The Portales baseball team received a big boost in confidence this weekend, sweeping its home tournament with games against Robertson, West Las Vegas and Sandia Prep. Starting Friday...

 

West Texas gains split with ENMU

PORTALES — If nothing else, Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team is showing its pitching is of Lone Star Conference caliber. The problem is, the Greyhounds will be fighting to earn a four-g...

 

Area weekend prep baseball linescores

Sal Puentes Invitational At Rio Rancho Championship game Rio Rancho Cleveland 8, Clovis 7 Clovis 003 004 0 — 7 9 3 Cleveland 113 000 3 — 8 7 5 Kayden Shober, Colson Faircloth (3), Tomas Gallegos (7) and Jace Piepkorn; Jared Silva, Joshua Chapman...

 

Lady Rams split on final day of meet

RIO RANCHO — The Portales Lady Rams split their final two games on Saturday in the 32-team Kristen Griego Memorial softball tournament, giving them a 2-3 record for the weekend. Portales (3-4) crushed the Rio Rancho Cleveland junior varsity 20-2 on...

 

Cats capture fourth place at Amarillo Relays

AMARILLO — Fighting stiff winds on Friday and with some people not available because of spring break, Clovis High’s track teams competed over the weekend in the Amarillo Relays. The Wildcats finished fourth out of 13 teams in boys competition...

 

Storm rallies in seventh, edges Cats in final

RIO RANCHO — If nothing else, Clovis High’s baseball team knows it can hang with one of the better teams in the state in Rio Rancho Cleveland. The Wildcats were on the verge of taking their second consecutive Sal Puentes Invitational title on...

 

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