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Articles from the December 15, 2016 edition


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  • School board positions up for election

    Eamon Scarbrough|Updated Dec 15, 2016

    School board elections are on the horizon, and area districts are hoping to fill school board positions and pass items they feel are crucial to their continued operation. Candidates must declare intent to seek office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday at their respective county clerk’s office. Write-in candidates must file by Jan. 3. Terms begin March 1 and, in most cases, last four years. Some districts are asking to renew mill levies. A mill is a tax rate of $1 per $1,000 of taxable value. Since taxable value is one-third o...

  • This time of year great for schools

    Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy|Updated Dec 15, 2016

    This time of year is also a time of great blessings. A number of our teachers and principals discovered this recently with the awarding of the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation grants. Since the founding of the CMS Education Foundation in 2007, $216,838.05 has been awarded in large grants. These are designed “to provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and enhance opportunities for all students enrolled in the district.” www.clovi...

  • Love of movies leads student to stage role

    Betty Williamson|Updated Dec 15, 2016

    In a way, it was Zakary Brock’s love of movies that landed him on the stage at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall in this week’s production of “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge.” The play, which opened Wednesday night, is the culmination of the semester-long company theater class taught by Christy Mendoza. Zak, a 22-year-old student from Portales, had taken Christy’s film class last spring, and he says Christy talked him into taking the theater class this fall. He ag...

  • Empty stocking fund - Dec. 15

    Updated Dec 15, 2016

    Today's family in need: This family with three children, two girls and one boy, is going through a difficult financial situation. "My husband is a very hard worker and doing everything he can to provide for us," the wife said. "My husband just took a new job that will help us tremendously once he's out of training, but I'm afraid until then we are struggling more than ever to get bills paid and keep up with the things our family needs." The family has assistance through...

  • President says CCC could face more cuts

    Douglas Clark|Updated Dec 15, 2016

    CLOVIS — During Wednesday’s regular board meeting, Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley said while the school managed to withstand a funding reduction during the state’s special legislative session, the potential for future trimming remains. “We did receive a 5 percent cut during the (legislative) special session a couple of months ago,” she said. “And that cut actually came in before we finished the final close out of our fiscal year. The final close on our fiscal year was even better than what we thought it was g...

  • Tickets on sale for Clovis Chamber banquet

    The Staff of The News|Updated Dec 15, 2016

    The Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for its 2017 banquet, scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $45 each, or $450 for a table of 10. They can be purchased at the chamber, located at 105 E. Grand Ave., or online at banquet.clovisrocks.com. Jimmy Cusano, a membership recruitment specialist, will be the keynote speaker. Annual awards include Ambassador of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Ken Huey Patriot Award, Heart Award, Business of the Year...

  • ENMU's Connor named LSC defender of the week

    The Staff of the News|Updated Dec 15, 2016

    PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mikaehla Connor was named the Lone Star Conference’s defensive player of the week, according to a release from the college. The 5-foot-9 Connor helped ENMU hold opponents to 30.6 percent shooting. She had three blocks and two steals against West Texas A&M, and seven defensive rebounds, two blocks and a steal against Tarleton State to help the Greyhounds stay perfect in LSC play. Connor was chosen as LSC offensive player of the week last week. The Greyhounds resume the sea...

  • Planning commission denies rezoning request

    Kurt Munz-Raper|Updated Dec 15, 2016

    CLOVIS — On Wednesday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, commissioners unanimously disapproved rezoning a residential single family district to a mixed development district. The proposed zone change was for a three-bedroom home located on the 800 block of York Street. Clovis resident Lawrence Kolek requested the zoning change, noting a nurse hoped to purchase the property to set up an evening and weekend care center with two or three veterans. The matter will still come before the Clovis City Commission for final app...

  • Teacher: Goal of 'Literacy Night' to strengthen bonds

    Eamon Scarbrough|Updated Dec 15, 2016

    FLOYD — Floyd Elementary School's seasonal "Literacy Night" encouraged students of varying ages to find enjoyment in reading Tuesday evening, while taking in a healthy dose of the Christmas spirit. The event brought children and their families together to participate in various literacy-themed games, such as word bingo and a scavenger hunt, as well as to celebrate Christmas with hot chocolate and cookies, and even a visit with Santa Claus. According to pre-kindergarten t...

  • Officials attempting to raise awareness on healthier eating

    Douglas Clark|Updated Dec 15, 2016

    CLOVIS — As part of Eating Healthier Awareness Month, Curry County officials are imploring residents to arm themselves with sound facts and maintain a healthier eating regimen. “This is part of an effort to remind everyone we can do our part to prevent a plethora of chronic and serious diseases, just by making better choices in what we eat,” said Curry County Retired Senior Volunteer and Foster Grandparent Program Assistant Susan Alman, who introduced the proclamation and is an advocate for educating the masses about eatin...

  • Clovis police blotter - Dec. 15

    Updated Dec 15, 2016

    The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 9:58 a.m.: Possession of marijuana (muni), 700 block of North Sycamore Street • 10:03 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 300 block of West Ninth Street • 10:20 a.m.: Disorderly conduct, 1500 block of Sycamore Street • 1:20 p.m.: Failure to appear (felony), 900 block of Mitchell Street • 2:55 p.m.: Improper backing/limitation on backing (muni), 100 block of Herb Street • 3:28 p.m.: Burglary (c...

  • Portales police blotter - Dec. 15

    Updated Dec 15, 2016

    The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Tuesday • 3:16 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 300 block East First Street • 3:55 p.m.: Domestic in progress, 700 block West First Street • 10:20 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 100 block South Avenue G Wednesday • 8:50 a.m.: Ambulance requested, location unknown • 11:20 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1000 block North Avenue M • 11:47 a.m.: Reckless driver, location unknown • 12:06 p.m.: Larceny, 1200 block North Avenue L Jail log Released Tuesday As of 7 a.m. Wednes...

  • Pages past - Dec. 15

    Updated Dec 15, 2016

    On this date ... 1976: The Clovis High School Wildcat Band was selling fruitcake as a fundraiser and had plenty of 2-pound tins and 2-pound bars remaining. "We understand (band Director Norvil Howell) has to eat all the cakes that haven't been sold by Christmas," Clovis News-Journal Managing Editor Bill Southard wrote in his "Memo from the editor" column. 1971: Walgreens was "Your 1 stop Santa shop." Three rolls of gift wrap went for 48 cents. A package of 25 bows was 39...

  • Meetings watch: Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education

    Updated Dec 15, 2016

    The following were actions taken at the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday in the L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices Building: • Three board members were recognized for receiving awards by the New Mexico School Boards Association. According to PMS Superintendent Johnnie Cain, the awards were presented to members Alan Garrett, Inez Rodriguez and Antonio Sanchez for earning 20 or more hours of board member training with NMSBA. “We have three board conventions per year, where they can gain hours in oth...

  • Dora school news - Dec. 15

    Updated Dec 15, 2016

    Basketball • Today — Junior High and Varsity teams play in Lake Arthur, 2 p.m. • Friday — Junior High, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams play at Floyd, 2 p.m. Christmas break School will not be in session Dec. 16-Jan. 1. The second semester will begin on Jan. 2, 2017. Report cards will be issued on Jan. 3....

  • Meetings calendar - Dec. 15

    Updated Dec 15, 2016

    Today • ENMWUA — 10 a.m. at Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-356-8449 Tuesday • Friends of the Library — 11 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in the commission room at the court house, Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Portales Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 This calendar is a daily listing of area public meetings. To place an item on the cal...

  • Events calendar - Dec. 15

    Updated Dec 15, 2016

    Today • Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge — 7 p.m. in Town Hall at Clovis Community College. Tickets: $10. Information: 575-769-2811 • Christmas Nites at the Zoo — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Hillcrest Park Zoo, Clovis. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Information: 575-769-7873 • Preschool story time — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Jingle All The Way. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 13-18. Activity: DIY ornaments. Information: 575-356-3940 • Adult ar...

  • Former church secretary gets nine years for embezzlement

    Kevin Wilson|Updated Dec 15, 2016

    CLOVIS — A former church secretary was sentenced Wednesday afternoon for breaking the eighth commandment — thou shalt not steal — to a degree so great congregants fear she may have broken the church. Alice Phillips, 47, was sentenced to nine years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections, with four years suspended, on one count of embezzlement by District Judge Fred Van Soelen. Phillips was charged last December with 136 counts of embezzlement from St. James Episcopal Church, covering felony and misdemeanor levels and t...

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