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Articles from the May 13, 2018 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 13, 2018

Williams: College decision is never easy

A lifetime in Clovis transitioned into three years at Texas A&M. Another transition is coming for former Wildcat Danni Williams. The 2015 Clovis High grad has decided to spend her final college... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 13, 2018

Blessings counted after fire

CLOVIS — A burning bed, a boy's heroics and bad case of déjà vu: it all happened fast when a blaze erupted last week at the Clovis Apartments. For the families closest to the fire that displaced... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 13, 2018

Grad turns life around

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday celebrated the achievements of the school's 763 graduates this year at its 134th commencement. For one graduate, the degree she picked up at...

 

Happy Mother's Day, grads

Dozens of area women have multiple reasons to celebrate and be celebrated today — it’s Mother’s Day and they graduated from college this weekend. Here are some snapshots: Elena Wimberly graduated from Clovis Community College on Friday and...

 

Local roundup - May 13

Portales student wins music award PORTALES — A Portales student has been honored by the New Mexico Parent Teacher Association for an original music composition. Kyra Gentry, a student at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School, was the state winner in...

 

Meetings calendar - May 13

Monday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First Street, Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Parmer County Commission — 10 a.m. (CDT) at the Parmer County Courthouse, 401 Third St., Farwell....

 

Events calendar - May 13

Tuesday • Blood drive — Noon-3:30 p.m. at Red Lobster, Clovis. Information: 800-333-8037 Thursday • Elida High School graduation — 4 p.m. at the Elida High School Gymnasium. Information: 575-274-6211 • Page Turners Book Club — 6:30 p.m....

 

No room in business for unjust bias

What is it about “shopping while black” that’s so hard for some store employees to understand? In the past week, two troubling incidents involving African-Americans at retail outlets should prompt employers to offer a refresher course on...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    May 13, 2018

Don't try to change Democrat Grammy

When I interviewed retired Clovis High School Band Director Norvil Howell a few months ago for a feature, his wife, Elaine, joined us. She was such a delight, I realized she needed her own spotlight.... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 13, 2018

Variety helps in search of PB&J zone

With a few exceptions, people’s tastes get more picky — no, refined — as they age. I’m not one of the exceptions. I stopped eating Ramen noodles a short time after I learned how to do more than boil water. I understand pulp is part of...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 13, 2018

In tribute: Prolific painter was lifetime artist

CLOVIS — Genevieve Seifert started painting as a child outside Clovis and kept at it passionately for much of the next 80 years. "Knowing Ginnie, she's probably in heaven telling God exactly what...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 13, 2018

Reporter's notebook - Give rattlesnake a fair shake

How do you feel about rattlesnakes? Whether your answer is yea or nay, you’re in decent company, according to a local scholar on the iconic reptile. Steven Pitts came to Eastern New Mexico University four years ago for graduate school by way of...

 

Pages past - May 13

On this date ... 1983: Memorial services for former Eastern New Mexico University President Floyd Golden were held in the library on campus bearing his name. Golden, 85, died Feb. 3 in Amarillo. He...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 13, 2018

Student overcomes hurdle to earn degree

CLOVIS — Family and friends of Clovis Community College's 429 graduates packed the Clovis Civic Center on Friday night to celebrate the degrees and certificates earned by CCC students over the...

 

Our People: Learning, loving family

Mary Fanelli Ayala grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs - Hatboro, Pennsylvania. Her parents owned a restaurant. They adopted her and her siblings into a diverse home. She is Hispanic/Irish, her...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 13, 2018

If you're not a columnist, keep it professional

A good friend and newspaper reporter/editor always used to drill the people he trained not to write the way they talk. He probably could have applied it to me when I first started writing...

 

Star fashion shined bright at Met Gala

The 2018 Met Gala opening ceremony for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has come and gone. The fundraising ceremony took place on Monday night in New York City. What was so exciting...

 

See cold process soap-making on show

Information on needle sculpting a doll’s face and make homemade soap will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.)...

 

Club notes - May 13

American Legion District 4 members of the American Legion family met April 21 at Post 25 in Clovis for their bi-annual meeting. Among topics in discussion were Post 25’s plans for its 100th anniversary in June 2019. 49 auxiliary and American...

 

School menus - May 13

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, seasonal fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — BBQ shredded pork on bun, baked fries, veggie cup...

 

Senior calendar - May 13

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. business meeting Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 

Buffs eliminate Hounds from LSC baseball tournament

CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico pulled out all of the pitching stops in Thursday night's Lone Star Conference tournament opener, and it secured the Greyhounds the right to face top-seeded West...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 13, 2018

Portales boys capture fourth in 4A track

ALBUQUERQUE — Bittersweet might be the word — and the feeling, to describe the weekend's Class 4A state meet for the Portales Ram track team. Hopes of a boys title quickly faded on the second day...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 13, 2018

Clovis boys take third in 6A track

ALBUQUERQUE — The math isn't difficult. Fifteen teams competed in this weekend's Class 6A state track and field meet at the University of New Mexico. Only three were coming away from the UNM...

 

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