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Articles from the May 11, 2018 edition

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Despite our knowledge, society more foolish than ever

Knowledge and wisdom are not the same thing. As has been wisely observed, knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad. On a deeper level ......

 By Judy Brandon    Voices    May 11, 2018

Mother left a legacy of faith

My sweet mother is in heaven with her Savior, my daddy, our John Scott and my mother’s mother who died when my mother was just 6 years old. She is also with countless family members, friends and the...


Schools announce new hires

CLOVIS — Barry Elementary School will have a new principal and Clovis Municipal Schools will have a new director of health services when school resumes in the fall. Tori Teague is the new principal at Barry, and Carissa Caroland is the new...


Pages past - May 11

On this date ... 1978: Funeral services were held in Plainview, Texas, for Horace Melvin Gebo, 64, founder of Gebo's, a 14-store chain of agriculture supply stores located across the High Plains....

 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 11, 2018

City's first female lawyer to be honored

CLOVIS - The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation and Alumni Committee will recognize high-achieving Clovis High School graduates for the ninth time at the annual Purple Pride Hall of Honor... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 11, 2018

Clovis schools funded for pre-K program

CLOVIS — Pre-K is coming to Clovis Municipal Schools. The district will receive nearly $1 million in state funds for the 2018-19 school year to provide preschool education for the first time to all 4-year-olds, officials announced on Thursday. New... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    May 11, 2018

Illegal dumping on 'uptick' in county

PORTALES — They say one person’s trash is another's treasure. However, for Roosevelt County lately the trash is more like a hassle, a health threat and an environmental hazard. That’s the message this week from the county’s Board of...


Pages past - May 11

On this date ... 1978: Funeral services were held in Plainview, Texas, for Horace Melvin Gebo, 64, founder of Gebo's, a 14-store chain of agriculture supply stores located across the High Plains....


Events calendar - May 11

Today • Clovis Community College Nurses’ Pinning — 11 a.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-769-2811 • United Blood Services Blood Drive — 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-625-9743 ...


Meetings calendar - May 11

Today • Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 1 p.m. in room 110 of the ENMU-Roswell Campus Union Building, 48 University Blvd., Roswell. Information: 575-562-2133 Monday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. at the Roosevelt...


Jail logs - May 11

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Jose Sierra, 44, driving while under the influence, driving while license suspended or revoked, expired registration plate • Yvonne Amados, 40, theft of identity • Louren...

 By Audra Brown    Voices    May 11, 2018

Psycowology: the study of crazy cows

There are jobs that require one to learn to sense the motivations of other human beings. This is difficult, due to the fascinating complexity and flexibility of the human mind. There are some, I’m...


Ram baseball reaches 4A semis

RIO RANCHO - The Portales Rams found trouble all day in their Class 4A quarterfinal against Santa Fe Indian. Fortunately for the defending 4A champion Rams, they escaped it for the most part and... Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 11, 2018

Isler returns to Clovis as boys basketball coach

CLOVIS — When the Clovis High Class of 2008 holds its 10-year reunion this summer, nobody will be asking Jaden Isler what he's doing these days. They already know. Isler will try to do as a coach wh... Full story


Texico near three-peat

RIO RANCHO — Behind one more solid pitching performance and one more offensive clinic, the Texico Wolverines are in a position to win one more Class 3A title. Texico is now one win from a 3A three-peat following an 11-1 victory Thursday over...


Parker repeats as top LSC men's track athlete

RICHARDSON, Texas — Sophomore Marcus Parker repeated as outstanding male track athlete of the year, and five Eastern New Mexico University track and field athletes were recognized Thursday with...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 11, 2018

Longtime CMS employee Baca elevated to AD post

CLOVIS — Lonnie Baca was the dark horse of dark horse candidates for the Clovis High athletic director position. In fact, he was initially mentioned only as a finalist for the boys’ basketball coaching job. But Baca applied for both, and his...


Portales drops two of three, ends softball tourney fourth

RIO RANCHO — Throw the ball. Hit the ball. Catch the ball. Avoid the consolation bracket. Portales did three of those four necessary things to try to stay alive in the Class 4A state softball tourna...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 11, 2018

Carlsbad clobbers Clovis in 6A quarters

ALBUQUERQUE - The University of New Mexico's Santa Ana Star Field is an impressive baseball facility, with shiny artificial turf, even major-league-style organ music playing between pitches. But that'...


Greyhound baseball squad rallies to top Angelo State

CANYON, Texas — Fourth-seeded Angelo State found just enough heroics in the eighth inning of their Lone Star Conference playoff game with Eastern New Mexico, as Brad Mathiowetz delivered a...


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