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Articles from the May 8, 2019 edition

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 By Tom McDonald    Voices    May 8, 2019

Try not to lose your way back home

About this time every year, parents all over New Mexico swell with pride as their daughters and sons walk across the graduation stage — and wave goodbye. The walk is ceremonial; the wave, at least for small towns, is figurative. As the...

 

Imagine zapping your way to a better memory

You stride purposefully into the living room and then ... your mind goes blank. You can’t remember what you planned to do. Or you memorize a short grocery list. But when you arrive at the supermarket all you can recall is yogurt. What else were you...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 8, 2019

Curry County approves preliminary budget

CLOVIS - The Curry County Commission approved the preliminary operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year during Tuesday's meeting. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said a new grant with an...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 8, 2019

ENMU regents to provide update on residence

ROSWELL — The Eastern New Mexico University board of regents will provide an update on ENMU’s efforts to build a new presidential residence during Friday’s meeting on the Roswell campus. Regent Terry Othick told The News that ENMU released its...

 
 News    May 8, 2019

Jail log - May 8

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis • Clayton Martinez, 22, probation violation • Sabrena Romero, 24, failure to appear on a felony charge, forgery, tampering with evidence, fraud ($250 or less), residential...

 

Former columnist wins awards

Former Eastern New Mexico News columnist Wendel Sloan has received multiple awards from the National Federation of Press Women and New Mexico Press Women for work published last year. The News also won the High Point Sweepstakes Award from NMPW for...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 8, 2019

Roosevelt approves Air Force resolution

PORTALES - In the interest of having "a seat at the table," the Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday approved a resolution urging more attention from the Air Force regarding the chemical...

 

Nationwide, PFAS contamination blooms

CLOVIS — While communities in eastern New Mexico grapple with addressing a chemical contamination plume stemming from Cannon Air Force Base, it’s worthwhile to have a bigger picture of what is in fact a nationwide issue. Working with a health res...

 

Food distribution to be held May 18

PORTALES — A special food distribution for The Emergency Food Assistance Program will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m. May 18 at Portales’ Central Christian Church. The distibution is open to anybody living in the Portales area who is not currently served...

 
 News    May 8, 2019

Pages past - May 8

On this date ... 1989: In local sports news: • Bill Hill had recently scored a hole-in-one on the Farwell Country Club’s 161-yard seventh hole. Hill used a seven iron for his ace. Bill Cole, Bill Schilling, Joan Boney and Chris Fontanilla...

 
 News    May 8, 2019

Events calendar - May 8

Today • Preschool storytime “I Love Mommy” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 • Rural Bookmobile East — 1:45 p.m.-3 p.m., Elida City Hall, 704 Clark St., Elida. Information:...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 8, 2019

Prehistory Day takes residents back in time

Through craft booths and interactive demonstrations Saturday, anthropology students and staff at the Blackwater Draw site endeavored to show the public that people's fundamental needs have not...

 
 News    May 8, 2019

Ex-jailer gets 9 years for assisting escape

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 one count...

 

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