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Articles from the March 30, 2018 edition

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Fort Sumner police release shooting details

FORT SUMNER — Andy Lucero stopped running, turned around, started firing at law officers and said, “Let’s do this” before they shot him dead March 11 in a field west of Fort Sumner, according to a news release issued Thursday from New Mexico...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    March 30, 2018

Easter's message is one of hope

Easter eggs … Easter bunnies … Easter baskets … Easter bonnets … We are inundated with Easter phrases this time every year. With spring comes a sense of renewed hope and joyfulness and a consc...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 30, 2018

Area churches join forces for Easter

ELIDA — A Baptist, a Methodist, and a non-denominational Christian walk into the town park. While it may sound like the setup to a joke about faith, it’s actually how citizens of Elida and Kenna celebrate Easter. Members of the First Baptist Chur... Full story

 

Student to be charged with battery, interference

CLOVIS — A 13-year old boy arrested Wednesday morning after making threats at Marshall Middle School will be charged with battery on school personnel, interference with educational process and disorderly conduct, according to District Attorney...

 

Officials: 'Easter gift' solicitations do not represent school

CLOVIS — Officials from Clovis Municipal Schools on Thursday said individuals claiming they’re raising money for “Easter gifts for veterans” do not represent the school. “If you are a community member or business owner and encounter...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    March 30, 2018

Judge a fence by ease of climbing

Rather than regale you once again with tales of spring shipping, let’s talk about the first destination of the cattle mustered on such mornings. Known also as corrals, the pens are the construct...

 

Events calendar - March 30

Saturday • Clovis Community Easter Egg Hunt — 9 a.m. at Guy Leeder Softball Complex, 1801 E. 14th St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 • Portales Easter Egg Hunt — 2 p.m. at Portales Softball Complex, 201 N. Industrial Dr., Portales....

 

Meetings calendar - March 30

Today • Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing — 9 a.m. at Curry County Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Community is invited to submit input on community development needs and suggestions for future CDBG projects....

 

Jesus showed himself to be the kind of king we need

The shortest distance in the world is the space between hero and heel. On that first Palm Sunday the cheering crowd lay palm branches in Christ’s path as he entered Jerusalem. By that Friday we...

 

Pages past - March 30

On this date ... 1978: Levi Strauss had recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in Clovis. In honor of that milestone, Elizabeth Culiver, one of the first people hired after the plant opened in...

 

Jail logs - March 30

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday through Thursday: Clovis • Shaun Acy, 29, possession of a controlled substance, probation violation, failure to pay fines • Michael Lawson, 36, possession of a controlled substance ...

 

Local golf teams excel in Roswell

ROSWELL — It was a good day for Clovis and Portales golf in Thursday’s Spring River Tournament in Roswell, as Clovis finished first and second in girls and boys team scoring, respectively, while Portales boys placed first. “It was a nice...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 30, 2018

Fire destroys Eshleman's building in downtown Clovis

CLOVIS — Chris Eshleman was in his apartment behind Eshleman’s Art & More building about 9 a.m. Thursday when he “looked up, and it was on fire.” “I was just sitting there drinking coffee,... Full story

 

College softball: No. 9 Lions sweep past ENMU

PORTALES — Shortstop Jodie Hill went 6-for-8 with three homers and eight RBIs on the evening, and No. 9 Texas A&M-Commerce cruised to a sweep of Eastern New Mexico, 12-5 and 13-5, Thursday evening....

 

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