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Articles from the May 4, 2018 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 4, 2018

Wildcat basketball position likely to be filled by next week

CLOVIS — Officials with Clovis Municipal Schools hope to have a new boys basketball coach in place by the end of next week. A new athletic director may also be selected next week. Five are set to interview Tuesday and Wednesday for the basketball... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 4, 2018

Church hosts book review performer

CLOVIS — Carol Smith Headrick will bring history to life in Clovis on Monday with a book review of “My Story” by Mary Roberts Rinehart. For the past 33 years Smith Headrick of Stillwater, Oklahoma, has traveled around the Southwest, giving... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 4, 2018

Women's Expo returns to Clovis Civic Center

CLOVIS — The Fourth annual High Plains Women’s Expo will return to the Clovis Civic Center on Saturday for a day of seminars, shopping, fitness, food and dancing. Civic Center General Manager Misty Bertrand said the primary goal of the expo is...

 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 4, 2018

City starts Cinco de Mayo Fun Run

PORTALES — Cinco de Mayo is often associated with food, family and fun, but the city of Portales is adding a fourth ‘F’ this year: fitness. The city’s first Cinco de Mayo Fun Run is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Portales High...


Pages past - May 4

On this date ... 1993: The Clovis Junior Women's Club adopted the Hillcrest Zoo for a two-year Community Improvement Project (CIP). Lisa Harrison, CIP chair for the group, listed several goals for the...

 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 4, 2018

Reporter's notebook - Rare historical document found

After 150 years, an integral document in New Mexico’s history has been found over 2,000 miles away from its birthplace. The last of three copies of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, which ended the forced internment of Navajos and Mescalero Apaches at...

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Meetings calendar - May 4

Tuesday • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Wednesday • Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N....

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Events calendar - May 4

Today • Tucumcari Rawhide Days — All day at various locations in Tucumcari. The city will be transformed into an Old West town to commemorate the filming of the television series “Rawhide” in Tucumcari. Information: 505-720-2195 Saturday ...

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Public record - May 4

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Wednesday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Austin Lee Mercado, 19, to Kori D Nae Caywood, 19, both of Friona • Michael Donavan Lewis, 44, to Debra Kay Jordan, 48,...

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Jail logs - May 4

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Jerry Wilson, 42, failure to have operating tail lamps, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana or synthetic, failure to appear on a felony charge ...

 By Audra Brown    Voices    May 4, 2018

Greener pastures may not be better

When it comes to the particular challenges that nature places in the path of a not unsuccessful agricultural enterprise on the high desert, I’ve got a decent expertise. But there are places that...

 By Judy Brandon    Voices    May 4, 2018

Thankful for parents' model of faith

King David wrote: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119: 105) I know that is true because my parents modeled that for me during my childhood. Church was a huge part of...

 By Curtis Shelburne    Voices    May 4, 2018

God holds all of time, no matter what future holds

Good morning. Forgive me for even considering such, but I almost planted an exclamation point at the end of “morning.” It is indeed morning as I write. I’ve eased into light, speech, and a...


Portales' Blaeser second in state singles

ALBUQUERQUE — Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. That could definitely be said for Portales' Sarah Blaeser Thursday at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex. Getting to the 1A-4A...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 4, 2018

Small-school track meet begins today

ALBUQUERQUE — For several area athletes, this weekend is an opportunity for dreams to come true, after all the hard work they’ve put in over the past year, and then some. Schools like Dora, Elida, Floyd, Melrose and Texico will all be competing...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 4, 2018

Clovis, Portales to open first-round games tonight

CLOVIS — Things so far have gone mostly well for the Clovis baseball team. But now, there’s jewelry on the line. Class 6A championship rings are the reward if fourth-seeded Clovis is successful in its state title quest, which begins tonight at... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 4, 2018

Rams seek fourth-straight district track title

PORTALES — "Not one, not two, not three." Those were famous words by then-Heat signee LeBron James for titles he hoped to win in Miami. The Portales boys track team is hoping to be that successful...


Burke, McElroy earn LSC softball team slots

SAN ANGELO, Texas — While Eastern New Mexico University did not make the Lone Star Conference softball tournament field, the week wasn't without its honors as senior Erikka Burke and freshman...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 4, 2018

Wildcats ready for 2-6A meet

ALBUQUERQUE — Today’s District 2-6A track and field meet in Albuquerque offers more than just a chance for the Clovis boys team to repeat as district champions. For both the Clovis boys and girls, the meet is kind of like the best of both...


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