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 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 18, 2018

Longtime Clovis schools health director retiring

CLOVIS — The longtime director of health services for Clovis Municipal Schools, who has overseen considerable progress in the district’s health care capabilities, will be retiring at the end of the school year. Rhonda Sparks said she has been...

 

Cannon airman found dead in Clovis park

CLOVIS — A Cannon Air Force Base senior airman was found dead Monday evening in a Clovis park from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to base officials. Jasmine Lovett, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing Special Operations...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 18, 2018

Drug Court program participants giving back

Many people that struggle with drug addiction focus on taking. The members of the Ninth Judicial District Drug Court Program are learning how to give back. The 15 month program requires drug offenders to attend therapy sessions and recovery meetings,...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    May 18, 2018

Lots of prep before it's time for action

There’s always lots of attention paid to the action-packed part of cattleworking that is really just the middle. But before you can brand those calves, you’ve got to get everything ready....

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    May 18, 2018

No need to wait for new, improved God

At times I am amused at the commercials on television, especially those advertising a new improved product. For instance, new washing machine soap has 30 percent more cleaning power. A new window...

 

Heeding God's warning tends to be critical affair

It had to be a government production, the sign I saw. Only a glassy-eyed bean-counting bureaucrat with common sense completely and laboriously expunged by years of mind-numbing training could have...

 

Beer, wine coming to corporate, private events at ENMU

Eastern New Mexico University's food services provider will soon be able to provide beer and wine at corporate and private events on campus. At a May 11 meeting at the ENMU-Roswell Campus, the... Full story

 

Clovis city meeting postponed

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission, citing a shortfall of commissioners to attend, postponed its meeting scheduled Thursday. The meeting is rescheduled for 5:15 p.m. Monday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Assistant City...

 

Intersection closed for maintenance

CLOVIS — The intersection around Seventh and Sycamore streets in Clovis will be closed for two days next week. A city of Clovis news release said the area will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday because New Mexico Gas Company...

 

Parking lot closing for repairs

PORTALES — The parking lot behind Portales’ City Hall will be closed from 6 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Saturday, according to a city news release. The lot will be closed for cleaning, repair and restriping, the release said....

 

Events calendar - May 18

Today • Clovis High School graduation — 6 p.m. at the Curry County Events Center. The ceremony will be live-streamed at http://clovis-schools.org/graduation.html. Information: 575-769-4350 • Fort Sumner High School graduation — 6 p.m. at the...

 

Reporter's notebook: Service perks

Military families, don’t pass up a chance to get your culture fix for free this summer. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announced on Wednesday that military personnel and their families will have free access to eight state-run...

 

Meetings calendar - May 18

Monday • Grady Board of Education — 6 p.m. at Grady Municipal Schools, 100 Franklin St., Grady. Information: 575-357-2192 Tuesday • Clovis Board of Education — 5:30 p.m. at the Clovis Municipal School District Board Room, 1009 Main St....

 

Pages past - May 18

On this date ... 1968: Ned Houk, who served six terms on the Clovis City Commission and two terms as mayor, died at Clovis Memorial Hospital. He was 85. Houk had been in poor health for some time,...

 

Jail logs - May 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Francisco Jimenez, 31, driving under the influence of liquor • Larry Hopewell, 51, failure to register vehicle • Greg Alvarado, 44, battery against a household member,...

 

Public record - May 18

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records through Wednesday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Jonathan Edward Rodriguez, 38, to Lorena Sanchez, 41, both of Clovis • William Tyrone Johnson, 49, of Oklahoma City, to Jen...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 18, 2018

Nationals new height for ENMU's Miles

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories on Eastern New Mexico University athletes heading to the Division II national track and field championships. Saturday’s story will feature junior sprinter Danee Bustos. PORTALES — She... Full story

 

ENMU hoops programs add prospects

PORTALES — May can be one of the busiest college basketball months. Busy not with basketballs dribbling and scoreboards flashing, but with scouts’ eyes roving and pens signing on the dotted line. It’s the heart of the offseason, a time in the... Full story

 

Spence leaving women's soccer post at ENMU

PORTALES — Ryan Spence had, by most metrics, a pretty successful first season as women's soccer coach at Eastern New Mexico University, and there was no indication he wouldn't return for a second...

 

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