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Articles from the July 15, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    July 15, 2018

Clovis man accused in bomb scare

CLOVIS — Almost six months after a bomb scare that evacuated the Curry County Courthouse, police last week arrested a Clovis man accused of calling in the bogus threat and planting a suspicious package in order to delay a woman’s sentencing that... Full story


Debby Cannon did more than 'just a job'

When word got out this spring that Debby Cannon was going to hang up her apron after more than 40 years as the head cook for the Elida school system, a few of her friends contacted me and suggested...

 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 15, 2018

Meet Rosie the Riveter

CLOVIS — The stories of 10 different women who entered the workforce during World War II were shared at the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Saturday during a program celebrating Rosie the Riveter....


Pages past - July 15

On this date ... 1953: Two Portales boys had gone public with their search for reliable transportation. Unable to afford horses, Tommy Felber and Kenneth Harris, both 12, had gone to the Portales...


Meetings calendar - July 15

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission chambers at county administrative building. Information: 575-763-6016 Wednesday • Clovis/Curry Chamber Board — 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber. Information: 575-769-7828 • Local Emergency...


Events calendar - July 15

Monday • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Program: Life on the High Plains. Information: 575-356-3940 • Movie Monday — 1 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Movie: “SING” Information: 575-769-7840 • Family...


Senate owes public probing, but civil review of jurist

Aside from the prime-time hype and prolonged standing ovation, President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Monday evening was a sober and dignified occasion worthy of our nation’s highest court and highest offic...

 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    July 15, 2018

Levelland can throw a hardy party

Since Clovis and Portales sometimes fall short of July 4 fundraising goals, they could take a page from Levelland, Texas — a Portales-size town 30 miles southwest of Lubbock. In Levelland ...

 By Rob Langrell    Voices    July 15, 2018

Daily TV listings to replace 'Just TV' product

We’ve made a few modifications here at The Eastern New Mexico News. Some of the changes may have already been noticed; others will take effect next Sunday. I’m here to pass along our rationale... Full story

 By Dawn Bilbrey    Voices    July 15, 2018

Let's keep the school testing system

I'm a mom and a teacher and I think we should keep PARCC This month our state's Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers results were released and, with them, a flurry of... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    July 15, 2018

Hillcrest Park hosting 27th Ethnic Fair

CLOVIS — Returning favorites are on the schedule for next weekend's 27th Annual Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair, along with new additions and a special blessing from the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers....


Victory up in smoke in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. Oklahoma’s proponents had even included a...

 By David Stevens    Voices    July 15, 2018

Ida Jackson - 'Always something positive'

CLOVIS — Bruce Pollard was in third or fourth grade when he first remembers Ida Jackson, one of his school's teachers. "She called everybody 'Baby,' or 'Sugar,'" he said. "It was always something... Full story

 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 15, 2018

There will be tomatoes on my vines, somehow

I don’t want much out of my patio gardening this year. Just a tomato or two off my own vine will be fine. That’s probably the best I can hope for since that’s the only veggie I have planted. I...


Decorators share where to start with home remodeling

Information on home remodeling and making unique paper flowers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.)...


Local graduate gets scholarship

CLOVIS — Recent Clovis High School graduate Jack Palla was awarded a $1,000 Animal Health International, Inc. scholarship, according to a press release from the National FFA Organization. Palla was among 1,829 students nationwide who received over...


Senior calendar - July 15

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. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 15, 2018

State champs again

CLOVIS — The players on last year's Clovis American 13-14 Junior League softball team know well what it means to repeat as New Mexico state champions because they had hands directly in both. The...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    July 15, 2018

Urquizo is 'somebody' fighting for title

CLOVIS — Told by some he’d be a nobody in life, Clovis boxer Rico Urquizo has certainly become a somebody. Urquizo, 36, owns his own business — Show Tyme Flooring and Roofing in Clovis — and has been a professional boxer since 2012. Now, the...


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