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Articles from the April 14, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    April 14, 2017

Elementary archers heading to national tournament

CLOVIS — A small crew of elementary school archers will represent Clovis for the second year in a row at the 2017 National Tournament next month in Louisville, Kentucky. Among approximately 15,000 athletes registered for the competition this year,...

 

Dora team takes first in national challenge

DORA — Prize money, prestige and a greater appreciation of science were some of the spoils reaped by five Dora High School juniors in a national competition this month. Kirsten Tapia, Megan Stacy,...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    April 14, 2017

New pastor handling Good Friday service

CLOVIS — While many people are focusing their attention on Easter to commemorate Jesus' resurrection, the Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance wants to remind the community of an equally important...

 

Groups team up for Comcast Cares Day

PORTALES — The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Central Christian Church are partnering with Comcast for the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day. The groups will gather on April 22 to “Feed Roosevelt County” at...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    April 14, 2017

'Empty' has new meaning for me

The word empty has a new meaning for me. Many times we throw around the word empty in our everyday talk. The gasoline level’s red light comes on in our cars when we are nearing empty. The...

 

Better a rock than a man with nothing to praise

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, and for centuries many Christians have let that Sunday before Easter carry their minds back to the amazing scene of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the Sunday...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    April 14, 2017

I sleep best with sounds of the farm

Sounds are funny things. They are always there but, depending on what you are used to, you may or may not notice them. Personally, I find the sounds of the city to be less than not-noticeable when I...

 

Events calendar - April 14

Saturday • Easter egg hunt — 2 p.m. for ages 10 and under at softball complex on Industrial Drive, Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 • Easter egg hunt — 9 a.m. at Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Clovis. Zoo visits free until noon....

 

Eliminating renewable fuel standard a question of fairness

Low fuel efficiency, high cost, engine corrosion, rising food prices, world famine, prairie grassland losses, and sinking water tables — these are some of the unintended consequences that the government’s ethanol mandate has spawned in recent...

 

Meetings calendar - April 14

Tuesday • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at the courthouse. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9...

 

Pages past - April 14

On this date ... 1957: Clovis police reported just one accident over the weekend, but it involved three vehicles in the 200 block of West Grand Avenue. A 1951 four-door car driven by Helen Anaya, 19,...

 

Clovis police blotter - April 14

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for the Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 12:54 a.m.: Failure to pay fines, Fairmont/Prince • 9:05 a.m.: Theft of identity, 2100 block of...

 

Portales police blotter - April 14

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Wednesday • 12:44 p.m.: Vehicle theft report, location unknown • 1:18 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 1300 block West Ivy Street • 2:04 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident without...

 

Javs toss no-hitter against ENMU in opener

KINGSVILLE, Texas — For the second time in less than two weeks, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team was the victim of a no-hitter. Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Carlie Clark, who had only two wins this season coming into the game, managed...

 

Lady Rams cruise past Raton

PORTALES — There may have been some concerns early on in Portales High's girls tennis match against Raton on Thursday when the visiting Tigers forced tiebreakers in two of their three doubles matches. The Rams, however, took all three of those...

 

Lady Rams notch pair of 12-8 wins at Moriarty

MORIARTY — A change of scenery didn’t hurt the Portales High softball team a whole lot on Thursday. With Wheeler Park still too wet to play after Wednesday’s rains, the Lady Rams and Moriarty switched home dates and the Lady Pintos hosted...

 

Lady Rams' Hale takes tourney title

PORTALES — Portales junior Janae Hale is showing she’s ready for a breakout season. Hale captured her third individual medalist title of the spring on Thursday with a 39-37 — 76 to take honors in the Lovington Invite golf tournament. Hale beat...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    April 14, 2017

Lady Cats dominate in shot put, discus

CLOVIS — Clovis High's track and field girls have a nice competition going on in the throwing events. Seniors Brittany Reed and Monay Phillips are going back and forth in discus, and Reed is...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    April 14, 2017

Rams blank Pintos in series opener 5-0

PORTALES — Behind the arm of Emilio Lovato and his season-high 13 strikeouts, the Portales High baseball team cruised to a 5-0 District 4-4A win over Moriarty on Thursday night at Ram Field. Lovato...

 

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