Articles from the March 27, 2019 edition

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An old-fashioned jamboree

Entering its 69th year this weekend, the Floyd Jamboree shows there’s little need to mess with a good thing. The primary fundraiser for the Floyd’s Lions Club, the event has run since 1950 and dra...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 27, 2019

Udall says he won't be seeking re-election

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced Monday he would not seek re-election for a third term in 2020. In eastern New Mexico, local representatives supported his decision and applauded his service to their comm...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    March 27, 2019

Good day to remember Lila Leeds

If you took a poll asking who is eastern New Mexico’s most famous resident of all time, the choices would likely include: • former pro football star Hank Baskett • music producer Norman Petty...

 

Delighted by the idea of doing something new

I returned to college after I turned 50. I had been working in business and, for a variety of reasons (reasons that required an entire book to explain) I was no longer willing or able to continue. After a lot of hemming and hawing, I finally decided...

 

March's last weekend set to be crazy busy

March is wrapping up with a crazy busy weekend. Here’s a list of items you may need to help you get through a handful of the scheduled events: 1. A tiara 2. Dancing boots 3. Work gloves and canned...

 

Real 'main event' can be asking God for help

Sometimes the main event is not the main event. A couple of times a year I usually receive article requests, three at a time, from a great little daily devotional magazine. As with all of their...

 

Events calendar - March 27

Today • Final photography & writing session with ENMU’s visiting writer Don Mitchell — 8 a.m., Rotary Park, Portales. Free. Meet by playground. Bring camera of your choice, including cell phone cameras. Information: 575-607-6643 • Tiny Tots...

 

Meetings calendar - March 27

Today • City of Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration...

 

Prince Street overpass could open this week

CLOVIS - Fingers crossed, but motorists could be crossing the Prince Street Overpass later this week. The New Mexico Department of Transportation is hopeful it can give the final thumbs-up this week...

 

'Cinderella' takes stage

PORTALES - The magical world of "Cinderella" will come to life on stage this weekend thanks to performances from Portales High School students. Melody Gallagher, the drama teacher at PHS, said the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 27, 2019

Brains to meet in trivial battle

PORTALES — Residents of eastern New Mexico will have a chance to show off their trivia knowledge and raise money for local youth during the Battle of the Brains scheduled Saturday night at Eastern New Mexico University. Teams of eight will compete...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 27, 2019

Charges dropped against bounty hunter

CLOVIS — Felony charges against a bounty hunter accused of kidnapping a subject from Clovis in 2017 were dropped just days in advance of a trial this week after an alleged victim signed an “affidavit of non-prosecution.” Bradley Smith, 40, of...

 

Pages past - March 27

On this date ... 1969: Curry County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a burglary at the Hi Plains Distributing Co. north of Clovis. Intruders stole a pickup truck and $5,000 worth of weed killer, the Clovis News-Journal reported. Sheriff Nelson...

 

The News garners 12 awards

AMARILLO — The Eastern New Mexico News on Saturday received 12 awards at the annual Panhandle Press Association gathering, including the top prize of General Excellence. The News picked up seven first-place awards, including: • News writing...

 

Portales to test emergency sirens

PORTALES — Residents of Portales and Roosevelt County should expect to hear emergency sirens today at noon, but the only event it marks is a testing of the sirens. All of the sirens are set to go off at the same time, and are supposed to last for...

 

ENMU listed in online ranking

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University was listed among OnlineMasters.com’s rankings of top programs in the country for an online master’s degree in gifted and talented education, according to an ENMU press release. ENMU ranked 25 out of the...

 

Street may experience water service interruption

PORTALES — A portion of West University Drive from Avenue I to Avenue K in Portales might experience an interruption to its water service today due to waterline repairs, according to a release from the city of Portales. University Drive will be...

 

Jail logs - March 27

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis • Milton Hyman, 63, driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, speeding, no insurance, failure to display registration plate, open container, evidence of regis...

 

ENMU women's rodeo team sixth at Ranger College

RANGER, Texas — Following a break of more than a month, Eastern New Mexico’s women’s rodeo team had a strong showing at the Ranger College Rodeo. Four members of the team reached the short round on Saturday, with three producing scoring...

 

Hound baseball splits with Dallas Christian to win series

DALLAS — A doubleheader split isn’t as good as a victory sweep, but better than getting swept. The Greyhounds will take it after they opened with an 11-8 victory over Dallas Christian on Saturday, before losing the second game 10-7. In the first...

 

In brief - March 27

Portales native Blakey named scholar athlete PLAINVIEW, Texas — Portales native Kambrey Blakey was recognized as an NAIA scholar athlete, according to a release from Wayland Baptist University. Blakey, a 6-foot junior, averaged 11.8 points and 4.6...

 

Kingsville finishes off sweep of ENMU softball

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Playing the 11th-ranked team in the country probably isn’t the best way to snap out of a losing funk. It sure wasn’t for the Eastern New Mexico softball team, which dropped the final game of a three-game series to No. 11...

 

Rams top Santa Fe to win St. Mike's Invite

SANTA FE — It doesn’t always take a powerful hitting performance to get wins in prep baseball. Sometimes, and especially early in the season, just putting the ball in play is enough. That’s what happened in Santa Fe over the weekend, as the...

 

Hound track off to solid start

PORTALES — The second annual Greyhound Open at Eastern New Mexico University wasn’t the most competitive of track meets, with the host school winning 17 events and no team scores taken in the thre...

 

Texico goes 1-2 at Cardinal Classic

Three-time state champions want to be four-time state champions. Makes sense. Those championships have a beginning, with the late-winter practices that get teams ready for the regular season, and the early regular-season games themselves, which are...

 

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