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 News    May 5, 2017

Portales police blotter - May 5

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Wednesday • 11:20 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1000 block North Avenue A • 12:57 p.m.: Ambulance requested, Second Street/Avenue C, report taken • 1:39 p.m.: Juvenile pro...

 

NMMI gets past Lady Rams in state tennis

ALBUQUERQUE — District rival New Mexico Military made Portales’ stay in the state Class 1-4A girls team tennis tournament a short one on Friday, handing the Lady Rams a 6-3 setback in a quarterfinal match at Academy H.S. The Lady Colts, seeded...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    May 5, 2017

Motorcycle safety rally Saturday

CLOVIS — May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month, and Saturday brings an event to draw attention to that. But event organizers say it’s always the right day and month to look out for bikes on the road. “We got to look out for each other,...

 

Pages past - May 5

On this date 1987: Clovis city commissioners said they would take the lead in “an effort for positive action in obtaining water from Ute Lake Reservoir,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Clovis leaders hoped to form a joint powers agreement with...

 
 News    May 5, 2017

Events calendar - May 5

Saturday • Mud Volleyball tournament — 9 a.m. at ENMU. Information: 575-356-1011 • Great American Cleanup — 8 a.m. at Parks and Recreation building, Fifth and Sycamore Streets, Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 Tuesday • Nonagenarian Tea...

 
 News    May 5, 2017

Meetings calendar - May 5

Monday • Curry County Commission — 1:30 p.m. at north annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-6016 Tuesday • Water Policy Board — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Friends of the Library — 11...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    May 5, 2017

Ranching much less fun these days

The basics of what needs doing haven’t changed over the ages of agriculture. Farming requires that you grow plants and ranching requires that you raise livestock. But thank goodness, even though...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 5, 2017

Accused abuser acquitted

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was acquitted Wednesday of multiple felony charges and convicted only of resisting arrest following a two-day jury trial. Jonathan Taylor, 49, was charged with kidnapping,...

 
 By Judy Brandon    News    May 5, 2017

Mother's lessons warm the heart

Soon it will be Mother’s Day and the third Mother’s Day without my mother. My mother lived on a day-to-day basis a life of thankfulness because of the grace God had given her. C.S. Lewis wrote in...

 
 By Curtis Shelburne    Voices    May 5, 2017

God's plan only one that matters

I still remember the movie, even though I’ve forgotten its name. It’s been several years now since I watched it. I know this because it was a Netflix flick that actually came in the mail. Part of...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 5, 2017

State funding for meal site pushed through

CLOVIS — Seniors citizens in Curry County won’t lose their daily noon-time meal just yet, with money from the state Legislature coming just in time. State funding for the Curry Residents’ Senior Meal Association (CRSMA) was pushed through with...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 5, 2017

Large departing ENMU employee class honored

PORTALES — In the 379 combined years of service represented Wednesday afternoon at the Eastern New Mexico University retiree reception, the people who served them had their fondest memories of the...

 

Together we pray ...

With organizers stressing the need for unity and glorifying God's name, community members attended National Day of Prayer events Friday at the Curry and Roosevelt county courthouses. "It turned out...

 

ENMU's Burke, Chandler honored

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University had a pair of selections to the All-Lone Star Conference softball teams, announced Thursday night prior to the postseason tournament. Junior first baseman Erikka Burke was chosen to the second...

 

Small-school state track meet set

ALBUQUERQUE — A total of 127 athletes — 68 girls, 59 boys — are slated to compete in state small-schools track competition today and Saturday at the University of New Mexico. Texico represents the area in Class 3A, with Dora and Fort Sumner in...

 

Lady Rams' Blaeser takes third in 4A state tennis

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High junior Sarah Blaeser defeated Hope Christian’s Victoria Speziani 6-1, 6-0 on Thursday night to claim third place in Class 1-4A state tennis singles competition. It was Blaeser’s third match of the day. After drawing...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    May 5, 2017

Lady Rams beat Moriarty twice

PORTALES — The Portales softball team continued its dominance through District 4-4A play, sweeping Moriarty in a doubleheader Thursday, 10-6 and 6-2. Wendy Baeza had another strong day from the...

 

STATE BASEBALL: Rams host SFIS, Cats visit Centennial

Seeded No. 2 for the second straight year, the Portales High baseball team is looking to go one step farther. The Rams cruised into the finals of last year’s Class 4A state meet, only to run into top-seeded Sandia Prep and absorb a 13-0 loss....

 

Hounds keep LSC tourney hopes alive

ODESSA, Texas — One down, three to go for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team. Needing a four-game sweep of Texas-Permian Basin to qualify for next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament, the Greyhounds rode a 15-hit attack — much...

 

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