Articles from the May 17, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    May 17, 2018

Jury finds man guilty of child abuse

CLOVIS — A Clovis man accused of hitting a young child at a restaurant was convicted Wednesday of disorderly conduct and felony abuse of a child, for which he faces up to 4 1/2 years in prison. A jury deliberated almost two hours following a... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 17, 2018

About 500 to graduate Friday in Clovis

CLOVIS — About 500 Clovis High School students are scheduled to celebrate graduation success on Friday night. “It’s the largest (graduating class) we’ve had in quite some time,” Superintendent Jody Balch said. Clovis High School Principal...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 17, 2018

'Something fun' in Roosevelt sheriff campaign

PORTALES — It’s the season of big billboards, TV, radio and newspaper ads, not to mention lawn signs, bumper stickers and other electoral ephemera. For some candidates, it’s a cumbersome reality of the process, and for others it’s an... Full story

 

Candidate Q&As: Curry County Commissioner, District 4

Seth Martin and Dillon Lewis, both Republicans, are seeking a two-year term as Curry County commissioner for District 4. Martin is the incumbent, appointed in December to fill a vacancy from October. Candidates were given the same questions, and...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 17, 2018

Drama camp to teach life skills

PORTALES — All the world’s a stage, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s a natural. So an upcoming day camp hopes to instill into local young people all the skills they’ll need for the great drama called life. Patrick McCreary, an Eastern New...

 

Clovis to take up intergovernmental agreement

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission today will consider again an intergovernmental agreement presented from Curry County. The 5:15 p.m. meeting will feature a shared services and cost agreement appr...

 

Body in burning truck identified

PORTALES — Officials have positively identified the body found in a burning pickup truck last year and determined the cause of death was accidental. A news release Wednesday from Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker said the victim was identified...

 

Education digest - May 17

Summer program enrollment online Enrollment for Clovis Municipal Schools’ K-5 Plus summer program and the district’s expanded preschool program is available online, according to CMS press releases. To enroll, go online to www.clovis-schools.org/...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 17, 2018

Reporter's notebook: New chapter

A Girl and A Gun, a national women’s shooting organization, is coming to the High Plains. Stateline New Mexico, A Girl and A Gun’s new chapter in Clovis, will look to bring women from eastern New Mexico and west Texas together for shooting and...

 

Events calendar - May 17

Friday • Clovis High School graduation — 6 p.m. at the Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-769-4350 • Fort Sumner High School graduation — 6 p.m. at the Fort Sumner High School Gymnasium. Information: 575-355-7734 • Bovina High...

 

Prevention makes a big difference

When someone takes action that could have prevented a tragedy — but not until after the tragedy has already occurred — well, you probably know the saying: It’s like closing the barn door after...

 

Meetings calendar - May 17

Today • Curry County Health Council — Noon to 1 p.m. at the Curry County Administrative Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6009 • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at North Annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library....

 

Choir, band concerts worth attending

It comes as no surprise that the music program of the Clovis Municipal Schools is exceptional. Our long-standing tradition of excellence is the direct result of the dedication of staff, students, and...

 

Pages past - May 17

On this date ... 1988: A Clovis News-Journal feature profiled the first two women to join the El Desayuno Kiwanis Club, an organization that had been men-only until recently. Phyllis Musgrove, dean...

 

ENMU's DeLaCruz gets regional honor

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico second baseman Alex DeLaCruz was announced Wednesday as a first-team selection on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s South Central Regional team. This is DeLaCruz’ first regional honor of the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 17, 2018

Perfect pick-me-up

CLOVIS — Next to the gridiron, the Clovis Wildcats spent Wednesday night pumping iron. Amid shouts of encouragement for successful lifts and spotters prepared for the weight winning the battle,...

 

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