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Articles from the April 9, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    April 9, 2017

14-year cold case goes to trial

CLOVIS — The eight-day cold case trial for William Hadix, 69, will begin Wednesday after almost 14 years of stagnation. Hadix is charged with the September 2003 killing and armed robbery of Jessie Clyde "J.C." Tucker in Clovis. The two lived...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 9, 2017

'Second Saturdays' kicks off

CLOVIS — A monthly event aimed at promoting local vendors kicked off Saturday on Main Street and hopes to pick up steam every month through September. The inaugural "Second Saturdays" event near...

 
 By Anna George    News    April 9, 2017

Lectureship veteran teaches 'razzle, dazzle'

PORTALES — Author Connie Willis lectured to accomplished writers and newcomers alike Saturday morning during one of the final events of Eastern New Mexico University's annual Jack Williamson...

 

Our People: Keeping time for music

Gary London was raised in a big church in Odessa. His mother was deeply involved with the music program at the family church and London followed suit at an early age. He said his mother started...

 

Senior calendar - April 9

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. business meeting, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    April 9, 2017

Be sure pet name passes holler test

I’ve heard it said before, when you name a pet you should close your eyes and envision standing on your front porch hollering that name at the top of your lungs as all your neighbors stop what...

 

Easter perfect for floral prints

Easter Sunday is only a week away. Not only does the spring holiday afford you an extended weekend, but it’s also one of the few traditional holidays where you can plan your outfit. When I think of...

 

On the shelves - April 9

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Faithful by Alice Hoffman immerses the reader in this portrait of a young woman finding her way in the world after an extraordinary tragedy leaves her with a burden of guilt,...

 

Club notes - April 9

Curry County Republican Women Mike Gray, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties, spoke about the process of how families are selected to assist in building/receiving a home from Habitat for Humanity, a faith-based...

 

Author shares tips on career changes

Information on making tote bags and painting on quilt blocks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Roxane...

 

School menus - April 9

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast wrap. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on bun, scalloped potatoes, green beans, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Mini tacos w/salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, mini carrots...

 

Home runs lift Cameron past ENMU

PORTALES — It took all of five pitches to send Cameron on its way to completing a Lone Star Conference softball series sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. The Aggies hit three consecutive home runs in the fourth inning for all the...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    April 9, 2017

One life lost; one life wasted

CLOVIS — Most of her last minutes on earth were spent laughing and joking with her 6-year-old son Diego as they ran along the trail that Sunday morning at the Goodwin Lake Park. That’s not...

 

It's never wrong to stand up for individual rights

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, and its predecessors, have been trying for decades to build a water pipeline from Ute Lake to the Clovis-Portales area. Millions of dollars have already been spent, millions more are needed, constructio...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    April 9, 2017

Bobby was a slender young man

Everyone has a story. I met Bobby, 69, last weekend at my niece’s house in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite. He had recently started spending time with another family member, whom he met at a nearby do...

 

Events calendar - April 9

Today • ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ play — 2 p.m. at PHS Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Knoxville Street, Portales. Admission: $5. Information: 575-356-7015 Tuesday • Quilters Tuesday — 6 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: How...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    April 9, 2017

Masters: Time to tee it up from the couch

There are plenty of folks around who got their yardwork, garage cleaning, chores, honey-do lists, etc. out of the way already. That was done with the sole intention of clearing their schedules for a...

 

Meetings calendar - April 9

Tuesday • Relay for Life Committee — 5:15 in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-714-1925 • Relay for Life Captains — 6:15 in Ingram Room at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-714-1925 • Friends of the...

 

Pages past - April 9

On this date 1987: One of Clovis’ more prominent businessmen had died at age 83. Max Meadors owned the Chevrolet-Buick dealership in the city for 25 years. He was also active in civic and political life in the region. He was president of Clovis...

 

Shorthanded PHS struggles in field in loss to Dexter

DEXTER — Portales High softball coach Robbie Crowley knew her squad might be up against it, missing its top two pitchers. That wasn’t so much the problem, though. The Lady Rams struggled mightily in the field on Saturday in a 11-1 setback to...

 

Local roundup - April 9

Rep. Crowder to discuss session The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual “Chowder With Crowder” event 11:30 a.m. April 18 in the chamber’s board room. Rep. Randy Crowder, R-Clovis, will be on hand to deliver...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    April 9, 2017

Officials discuss fire department role in county

PORTALES — The Portales City Council decided Saturday morning to meet with Roosevelt County administration to evaluate the relationship between the Portales Fire Department and the county. In a retreat at the Memorial Building to form goals for...

 

Q&A: Water authority director talks pipeline funding, goals

Editor’s note: Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority Executive Director Justin Howalt discussed several topics as part of a periodic series checking up on issues related to the authority. Is ENMWUA hoping to achieve any milestones in 2017?...

 

Weekend area prep baseball linescores

Saturday District 5-3A First game Texico 22, Clayton 4 Clayton 1 01 00 — 4 5 5 Texico (12)80 2x —22 15 1 Dakota Guinn, D’Angelo Herrera (1), Anthony Gallagher (2) and Marcos Rael; Cole Rohrbach, Robin Winton (4) and Brock Thompson, Chris...

 

Friday area prep track summaries

George/Love Invite At Portales Boys Team standings: 1. Clovis 121; 2. Artesia 84 1/2; 3. Hobbs 84; 4. Carlsbad 38 1/2; 5. Roswell High 29; 6. West Las Vegas 20; 7. Portales 19; 8. Lovington 17; 9. Ruidoso 10; 10. Texico 4; 11. Clovis Christian 3; 12....

 

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