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Articles from the April 2, 2017 edition

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One dead in traffic accident

One person was killed late Saturday following a vehicle accident south of Clovis on U.S. 70. The accident happened about 11:40 p.m. in Roosevelt County, officials said. The name of the victim was not released. New Mexico State... — Updated 4/3/2017


Commerce takes finale from ENMU on no-hitter

COMMERCE, Texas — Texas A&M-Commerce’s Kinsie Hebler tossed a six-inning no-hitter and the Lions blanked Eastern New Mexico University 8-0 on Saturday in the rubber match of their three-game Lone Star Conference softball... — Updated 4/2/2017


Rams gain split in District 4-4A doubleheader

RUIDOSO — Portales’ first venture into District 4-4A baseball this season didn’t go as well as the Rams had hoped. Still, PHS finished off its three-game weekend series with Ruidoso by posting a 12-6 win over the Warriors in... — Updated 4/2/2017

 By Thomas Garcia    News

Family says borehole not about money

TUCUMCARI — Money has nothing to do with why the James family of Nara Visa agreed to participate in a local borehole test, family members insist. “We have received letters and calls asking us how much it will take to buy us out... — Updated 4/2/2017


Cats earn win in Hereford Invitational

HEREFORD — Clovis High’s boys “weathered” the frigid conditions on Saturday to claim the team championship in the Hereford Invitational track meet. The Wildcats notched four first-place efforts and finished with 156 points... — Updated 4/2/2017

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats, Lady Cats post wins

CLOVIS — If you've got to play in nasty weather, at least come out with a win. Clovis High's tennis teams opened District 2-6A action on Saturday in brisk, 40ish type weather and... — Updated 4/2/2017

 By Eamon Scarbrough    News

ENMU students pitch in

PORTALES — More than 300 students from multiple Eastern New Mexico University organizations saw April Fools' Day as a chance to give back to Portales in a serious way. Eastern in... — Updated 4/2/2017


Saturday area prep baseball linescores

Non-district First game Texico 5, Raton 0 Raton 000 000 0 — 0 0 2 Texico 300 011 x — 5 4 2 Cole Medina, Austin Jones (5) and Brandon Decker; Ben Crist (7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 SO) and Brock Thompson. W — Crist. L ... — Updated 4/2/2017

 By Alisa Boswell    News

Decades-old tradition continues

PORTALES — A more than 40-year-old tradition continues for Eastern New Mexico University as residents and university faculty pay tribute to the world of science fiction this upcoming weekend. The 41st annual Jack Williamson... — Updated 4/2/2017

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Home and garden show 'changed with the times'

CLOVIS — So what's at a home and garden show? Pretty much whatever a booth renter can talk their way into. Need a way to finance a home? Need a way to decorate it? Want to set up... — Updated 4/2/2017

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices

Girl Scout cookie program lost purpose

I’m not sure if you’re hearing what’s going on outside of major stores this weekend. It’s the sound of nothing, and I couldn’t be happier. Last weekend marked the final opportunity to buy Girl Scout cookies, and I don’t... — Updated 4/2/2017 Full story

 By Rob Langrell    Voices

For these dogs, time to 'kill them all'

Just when is a dog not a canine? It may sound like one of those trick questions such as: Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways? It’s not that complicated. The dog... — Updated 4/2/2017 Full story

 By David Stevens    Voices

Relax, James neighbors, and mind your own

“(M)ake it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands ...” — 1 Thessalonians 4:11 What if you were minding your own... — Updated 4/2/2017 Full story

 By Patti Dobson    Voices

Grateful for Dad, and we rise up

My dad has the heart of a warrior. I have been reminded of that throughout my life with him; we’re talking decades. He has had more than one doctor say he’s a medical miracle.... — Updated 4/2/2017

 By Wendel Sloan    Voices

Doblin: A legendary good guy

In my east Texas hometown of Mount Vernon, I hauled hay for a famous football player’s parents (who appeared with him in a Lipton Tea commercial). Hauling hay was child’s play... — Updated 4/2/2017


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School heads salaries need to be realigned

It’s doubtful state Auditor Tim Keller is the only person whose jaw dropped after learning the husband-wife team who head the GREAT Academy charter school in Albuquerque draw salaries totaling $305,652 a year — an amount... — Updated 4/2/2017


On the shelves - April 2

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Children's Garden” by Matthew Appleby inspires parents and their children to play and learn in the garden with activities that include nature... — Updated 4/1/2017


Events calendar - April 2

Today • Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Admission: $3 adults, $1 children 6-12, ages 5 and under free. Information: 575-762-4342 Monday • Preschool screening clinic — 9 a.m.-11 p.m.... — Updated 4/1/2017


Nutritionist explains DASH diet

Information on making a toolbag for life, living and love, the DASH diet, and incorporating hardware items in needlework projects will be the featured topics on “Creative... — Updated 4/1/2017


Spring time to mix, layer

We've seen it all this week in weather on the high plains; warm summer breezes, high winds and even snow on the ground. If you're from the area, you're familiar with the annoying... — Updated 4/1/2017


Steeped in trucking history

Neva Steele was born in Cedardale, Oklahoma, in September of 1920. She grew up with one sister and a half-sister and brother. Her mother and father were farmers. Her father, Abram... — Updated 4/1/2017

 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Making up for good year with cold bug

Curing the common cold. It’s a deal no one has ever been able to close on. Consequently, billions of us get two to four colds a year. We’ve learned how to immunize against many... — Updated 4/1/2017


Senior menus - April 2

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.... — Updated 3/31/2017


School menus - April 2

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on bun, scalloped potatoes, green beans, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Mini tacos w/salsa, Spanish rice,... — Updated 3/31/2017


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