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Articles from the March 27, 2018 edition

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Police officer hurt in mall incident

CLOVIS — A man is in jail after injuring a Clovis police officer while fleeing a shoe store at the mall Saturday afternoon, officials said. Myrtis Hart, 32, was booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center just before 4:30 p.m. that day for...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 27, 2018

Unoccupied trailer burns in Clovis

CLOVIS — Don't be fooled by any recent drizzle; fire hazards are still high, as evidenced by two weekend blazes that damaged vehicles but left no injuries in Clovis. Four engines responded Saturday...

 

Events calendar - March 27

Today • National Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clovis Veterans Affairs Clinic, 921 E. Llano Estacado Blvd.. Information: 575-763-4335 • United Blood Services Blood Drive — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ENMRSH, Inc.,...

 

The News collects top prize at PPA awards

CHILDRESS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico News was awarded the top newspaper prize in its division at the 108th Annual Panhandle Press Association awards over the weekend. It was the third consecutive year The News took the honor. The News...

 

Meetings calendar - March 27

Today • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m. at RGH clinic conference room, 42121 U.S. 70, Portales. Information: 575-359-1800 Wednesday • Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government...

 

Ranchvale's official removal up for vote

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the official removal of Ranchvale Elementary from the district inventory at tonight’s meeting. The school closed in May 2016 and, according to the agreement signed i...

 

Jack Williamson Lectureship kicks off April 6

PORTALES — Swords, sorcery and S.M. Stirling will infiltrate Eastern New Mexico University on April 6 as part of the 42nd annual Jack Williamson Lectureship. Don't know S.M. Stirling? Allow Barbara...

 

Regents discuss university improvements

The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting on Friday in Ruidoso offered a glimpse of potential improvements to the university, according to President Jeff Elwell. A futuristic feature of the new Golden Student Success Center, set to...

 

Audits on hospital agenda

PORTALES — Audits of the past and the future will be discussed at tonight’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees meeting. The firm that will conduct the hospital’s audits from 2018 to 2020 will be selected at the meeting, according to...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 27, 2018

Reporter's notebook: Previously unreleased

The “Clovis Sound” is still alive and well 60 years later. In honor of Homer Tankersley’s 91st birthday, Nor-Va-Jak Music has released an album with several previously unheard songs from the Clovis singer and businessman. The album includes 18...

 

Plenty of ways to keep pet safe in car

Road trips can be great — wind rushing through open windows, favorite tunes on the stereo and an abundance of scenery to take in — and having a happy, slobbering pooch riding along makes it that...

 

Pages past - March 27

On this date ... 1983: Robert L. Matheny was named president of Eastern New Mexico University, effective July 1, to replace Warren Armstrong only a week after Armstrong had been selected as the new...

 

Jail logs - March 27

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Monday: Clovis • Euphelia Rubio, 21, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Brandon Ashmore, 28, driving while license suspended or revoked • Justin Brewer, 26,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 27, 2018

Area tennis rivals split

PORTALES — Even though one is 6A and one is 4A, Clovis and Portales are still area rivals. When they play, it's always a big deal — for Clovis, because Portales teams are always tough; for...

 

Texas Tech went from three wins to Elite Eight

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard gathered his seniors in a tight circle around him when they came out of their final game with 9 seconds left - and one win short of the Red Raiders making it to the NCAA...

 

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