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Our people: Surrounded by family

My name is Kelly Jo Fish. I am the youngest daughter to three amazing and supportive parents Dee (wife Mikie) and Lynette Fish. Outside of my parents my biggest role model and the one who has blessed...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 12, 2019

Pretty hard to put a price tag on a mother

“I humbly appraise my mother’s worth, “It began with pain to give me birth, “Which triggered off a love so strong, “Blossoming into a life-long bond. “When needed, she was always there, ...

 

Quilting, home remodeling ahead on show

Information on a new quilt technique that makes it easier to create the Drunkard’s Path Quilt, helping kids learn to bake and over-all home remodeling will be the featured topics on “Creative Livi...

 

School menus - May 12

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel w/cream cheese. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, chilled fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Beef teriyaki blasters,...

 

Senior calendar - May 12

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle...

 

Club notes - May 12

Portales Woman’s Club Amber Hamilton, president, presided over the final meeting of Portales Woman’s Club on Wednesday at the club building. Gaynelle Thomas gave the invocation and led the pledges and club collect. Sixteen members and five...

 

On the shelves - May 12

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer's Journey” by Carol B. Amos presents a helpful handbook to equip Alzheimer’s caregivers with knowledge, tools and advice for their difficult...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 12, 2019

In tribute: Muffley spent a lifetime serving others

CLOVIS — Russell Muffley was serving people all his life — as a funeral director, a judge, a cook, a sports announcer, a family man — and last month turned over that legacy of service to his surviving family and friends. "On Tuesday, April 2,...

 

Events calendar - May 12

Today • Mother’s Day Monday • Kiwanis Track Meet — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Elida Municipal Schools, 103 Church St., Elida. Competition for students in grades 4-6 from Elida, Floyd, and Dora. Concession stand available. Information: 575-274-6211 ...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 12, 2019

Speakers celebrate success

CLOVIS - The 2019 class of Clovis Community College graduates celebrated success in all its forms during Friday's commencement ceremony at the Curry County Events Center. "Success is not a linear...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 12, 2019

ENMU grads look at little moments

PORTALES - As the 795 candidates for graduation this spring from Eastern New Mexico University were getting set to celebrate this big achievement during Saturday's commencement ceremonies, several...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 12, 2019

Gas plume remediation work to go through August

CLOVIS — A public meeting Wednesday detailed what will no doubt fuel public frustration, no matter how well remediation work goes on a gasoline plume near the Commerce-Prince intersection. The New Mexico Environment Department Petroleum Storage...

 

Meetings calendar - May 12

Monday • Portales Municipal Schools board — 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 • Clovis Astronomy Club — 7 p.m., Room 143 or 145 (look for signs), Clovis Community...

 

Graduation calendar - May 12

Friday • Elida High School graduation — 6 p.m., Gymnasium, Elida Municipal Schools, 103 N. Church, Elida. Information: 575-274-6211 • San Jon High School graduation — 6 p.m., Ed Lee Activities Complex, San Jon Municipal Schools, Seventh and...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 12, 2019

Vehicle in shooting involved in high speed chase

CLOVIS — The vehicle from which Aaron Chavez fled in the moments before an officer shot him to death Oct. 8 was reported stolen the day before. It had been involved in a high speed chase that evening in Portales, according to police records....

 

Former officer sentenced

CLOVIS — A former Curry County detention officer has been sentenced to nine years in prison for assisting in a jail escape last summer. Sarina Dodson, 28, of Clovis, reached a plea agreement with prosecutors on three counts of assisting escape and...

 

Pat Woods reappointed

SANTA FE — Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, was reappointed to seven interim bodies for the New Mexico Legislature, according to a release from the New Mexico Senate Republican Office. Woods will be a voting member on three committees — Economic and...

 

Intersection reopened

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis reopened the intersection of Norris and Seventh streets on Friday, a few days ahead of the anticipated date of Monday. Until signal lights are installed, traffic to the east of Norris along Seventh Street yields to all...

 

Honors aplenty for ENMU track and field

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico’s track and field program is growing and has collected some honors this year to show it. Junior sprinter Kandice Miles led a group of five Greyhounds selected the All-Lone Star Confe...

 

Clovis to open iAcademy

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools plans to open its iAcademy in the fall. The district names its director of strategic learning on Friday. Jimmy "Petie" Davis, who has been an alternative educational placement teacher at hte CMS Student Support...

 

Good run in tennis

ALBUQUERQUE — The results may show first- and second-round exits, but that doesn’t mean it was a short state tennis championship for either Portales or Clovis. After a series of rain delays pushed matches back Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the...

 

Powering through

ALBUQUERQUE - Whatever the weather, the small-school track meet endured during the weekend. Through Saturday morning's events at the University of New Mexico, three state records were set at the meet...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    May 12, 2019

Decision to publish graphic lapel video made with purpose

Our news organization last week published online a graphic video associated with the October shooting death of a suspected car thief. The video, from Clovis Police Officer Brent Aguilar’s lapel...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 12, 2019

I have some questions about 'Endgame'

Warning: This contains spoilers to “Avengers: Endgame,” which I believe is the 418th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Moviegoers, it’s been three weeks. “Avengers: Endgame” has made $3.2 billion worldwide. You’ve had time to see it...

 

Texico sees red at state tourney

HOBBS — A red trophy is better than a green. And way better than no trophy at all. So, when Texico’s girls golf team finished second and won a red after Saturday’s final round of the state A-AAA match on Hobbs’ Rockwind course, it was a big...

 

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