Articles from the April 3, 2019 edition

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 By David Stevens    Voices    April 3, 2019

Remembering when Bubba got 75

The Clovis High Wildcats were easily winning their district-opening basketball game that night, Jan. 11, 1980, in Roswell. But Coach Jimmy Joe Robinson called time out about halfway through the third...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    April 3, 2019

I want myself, my friends to feel secure and fabulous

I scrutinize myself in the mirror on a regular basis. From the front all is well. I am pushing 60 and holding together reasonably well. From the side it’s another story. I have inherited my grandmother’s neck. My chin is on a mission to meet up...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 3, 2019

All eyes on Tech

By this time of year, Texas sports fans are usually squarely focused on the Astros and Rangers, on the Rockets and Spurs, even the Mavericks when they're playoff worthy, on the Stars, on the NFL...

 

ENMU beats Basin

ODESSA, Texas — Every win is a big win. Every conference win even bigger. So call Sunday’s 8-0 shutout victory over UT-Permian Basin one of the biggest so far this season for Eastern New Mexico’s baseball team. Thanks in large part to junior...

 

Rams take third

With golf season in ... well, full swing ... local teams were in action Monday, as Portales’ boys and Texico’s girls competed in the Eddy County Challenge at Artesia country club’s par-72 course. Portales finished third at 336, behind Lovington...

 

Portales splits

PORTALES - The Portales Rams did go 1-2 in their home baseball invitational, but they proved for the most part to be a tough out. Two of the Rams' three contests over the weekend went to extra...

 

Texico takes Colt

ROSWELL — Texico’s baseball team has its eyes on other championship, on goals like owning District 7-2A during the regular season and winning a fourth consecutive state title after that. At this point, though, the Wolverines will take a...

 

Busy weekend

RIO RANCHO - Clovis' softball team could have done a lot worse. The Lady Wildcats entered last week's Rio Rancho Tournament with a 3-2 record and escaped at 5-5, winning two of the five games they...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 3, 2019

A little old time country music

FLOYD - A few things change with every running of the Floyd Country Jamboree, but most remain the same. There's a new Floyd citizen of the year every year, but they're usually greeted at the stage by...

 

Q&A: History professor talks astronaut memorial

Eastern New Mexico University history professor Donald Elder was selected last month to chair a committee dedicated to creating a memorial for astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee who died during a launch rehearsal test...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 3, 2019

Man sentenced to six years

CLOVIS - A man convicted last month of voluntary manslaughter was sentenced Monday to six years in prison. Darryl Turner, 31, of Clovis, received the maximum sentence in the Department of Corrections...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 3, 2019

Curry hears funding requests

CLOVIS - The Curry County Commission heard just shy of $290,000 worth of funding requests for the upcoming fiscal year during Tuesday's meeting. The commission began the process of setting the budget...

 

Time to celebrate Clovis High alumni

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate outstanding Clovis High School alumni through the CMS Education Foundation Hall of Honor. The gala banquet honoring the recipients will be May 11 at...

 

Meetings calendar - April 3

Today n Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Thursday n Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis....

 

Pages past - April 3

On this date ... 1959: The Clovis Lions Club had hit the midway point of its annual broom and mop sale. “The funds received are for a good cause — the Sight Conservation program sponsored by the Lions,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Pages...

 

Clovis to be on clock to appoint a new judge

CLOVIS — When the Clovis City Commission meets Thursday night, it will be on the clock to appoint a new municipal judge. That’s the scheduled final day for current judge Jan Garrett, who announced her retirement from the position last month...

 

Udall's presence in delegation will be missed

It’s hard to imagine New Mexico without Tom Udall in elected office. Nearly 30 years have passed since the now-70-year-old was first voted in as New Mexico’s attorney general. He went on to win a seat in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    April 3, 2019

Personal emergency prep critical

Never before have I needed my emergency preparations twice in so short a time. For the second time in just over two weeks, I’m glad I make a point to prepare for the unexpected. First, it was the...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    April 3, 2019

NM leading environmental movement

When America’s youth began to rebel against the Vietnam War, it was because young men were being drafted. They were on the cutting edge of the issue, so they rose up in defiance. Something similar is happening now, only it’s not one particular...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 3, 2019

Orienteering course floated at parks committee

CLOVIS — Navigating through an unfamiliar spot of Ned Houk Park with just a compass and a map could prove difficult. Navigating through the Clovis parks, recreation and beautification committee, however, proved much easier. Ramon Cruz, an...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 3, 2019

County approves ethics updates

PORTALES - The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday approved updates to its ordinance on ethical conduct, which creates a local ethics board and streamlines some communication avenues among public...

 

Committee seeking candy donations

PORTALES — The city of Portales Cultural Affairs committee is soliciting candy donations through April 17 for its 10th Annual Free Easter Egg Hunt. Deputy City Clerk Veda Urioste said the city had plenty of plastic eggs left over from last year...

 

County manager appointed to state commission

SANTA FE — Roosevelt County’s manager is now the newest member of the state’s Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission. According to a news release, the commission is comprised of “seven lawyers and eight non-lawyers” appointed by the...

 

Clovis resident to be featured speaker

LUBBOCK — Clovis resident Keith Ingram will be a featured speaker during an annual Parkinson’s disease symposium Friday in Lubbock. Ingram is one of seven featured speakers on the agenda for “The PD Experience: Facing the Challenges of...

 

Jail logs - April 3

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis n Leslie Owen, 60, driving while under the influence, speeding, failure to display registration plate, no insurance, child not properly restrained n Martha Rodriguez, 31, failu...

 

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