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Articles from the July 23, 2015 edition

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Ex-ENMU player headed for Spain

Staff report Former Eastern New Mexico University basketball player Phil Henry is going overseas for his second professional season. The 6-foot-7 Henry, who set an ENMU career blocks record with 70 in just two seasons, will join Alza Basket Azuquece...

 

Four inmates treated for stomach issues

MANAGING EDITOR [email protected] Four inmates from Roosevelt County Detention Center were transported to the hospital Monday night, but officials said the incident may not be related to detention officers finding contraband in a cell. Jail... Full story

 

Ex-ENMU player headed for Spain

Staff report PORTALES — Former Eastern New Mexico University basketball player Phil Henry is going overseas for his second professional season. The 6-foot-7 Henry, who set an ENMU career blocks record with 70 in just two seasons, will join Alza... Full story

 

Fond farewell to summer

STAFF WRITER [email protected] link Staff photo: Rae Arnett From left, Zariah Martinez, Jaylee Avarado, Emma Chicovsky and Dalton Church play a game of water balloon catch Thursday morning...

 

Local children talk about summer adventures

Staff Writer [email protected] With the summer months winding down, students have only three weeks left before it’s back to assignments, desks and the seven-hour school day. Though many are excited about the start of school, students are...

 

Pages past — July 24

On this date ...link 1975: A Clovis News-Journal review by Diana Seiffert began, “Go. Even if it’s the last two dollars in your pocket you’ll be spending, don’t miss ENMU’s ‘Man of La... Full story

 

Notebook — July 24

Baskett honors... • They’re planning a big bash Aug. 15 for Clovis icon Hank Baskett Jr. He’s retiring as executive director after more than 20 years with Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center. The retirement party is actually a fundraiser for...

 

George: Secondhand bullying prevalent at school

At Portales High School, I never really ran into a bully problem. Sure, it happened occasionally, but it wasn’t something that I feared on a daily basis. link Anna George I know for some kids, even...

 

Brown: Don't be caught without it

There are those items that a person should never be without. Duct tape, a roll of blue paper towels, an assortment of nylon ties, some rust-penetrating spray lubricant, a 15-inch crescent, mid-sized...

 

Youth leader passionate about faith

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. link Ofelia Jasso Ofelia Jasso is one of five youth leaders at Elida Methodist Church....

 

Cantwell: Something about the strength of Miriam

Let’s meet the Biblical Miriam. link Pat Cantwell Did you know that the Hebrew name “Miriam” means stubbornness or obstinacy? Miriam, at only age 6, confronted her parents for separating in... Full story

 

McManigal: Taking flag doesn't stop beliefs

Silly fights over the Confederate flag — actually the Confederate Navy Jack- are still being waged weeks after an evil mass murderer was seen holding it in photographs. The real issue, aggression,...

 

Respectful show of history right, not revising it

History is messy. It’s full of things that, once widely accepted, are now viewed as grievously shameful. Fortunately, for the most part, we put such realizations to good use and attempt to steer clear of repeating the worst parts of our collective...

 

Render: Government incompetence stunning

Among technicians, systems engineers and other problem solvers the saying goes, “One time is happenstance, the second time is circumstance and the third time is a trend.” link Rube Render Early...

 

Amos: A view from under the pew

link Amos the Church Mouse Illustrated by Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns... Full story

 

This looks like a job for chains

link Audra Brown There are those items that a person should never be without. Duct tape, a roll of blue paper towels, an assortment of nylon ties, some rust-penetrating spray lubricant, a 15-inch crescent, mid-sized pipe wrench, some GOJO degreasing... Full story

 

Four Roosevelt County inmates sent to hospital

MANAGING EDITOR [email protected] Four inmates from Roosevelt County Detention Center were transported to the hospital Monday night, but officials said the incident was not related to detention officers finding contraband in a cell. Jail...

 

Border Town Days kick off Saturday

Staff Report The annual Border Town Days celebration features activities and social events all day Saturday in Texico and Farwell. Activities kick off with a 5K and 1-mile fun run and walk 8 a.m. (CDT) at the First Baptist Church of Farwell. All...

 

Police blotter: July 24

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday: • 12:58 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. • 6:36 a.m.; Fraudulent use of a credit card... Full story

 

Walk trumps talk in Christian life

link Judy Brandon Columnist Several years ago, I read a book about George Mueller, an evangelist in the 1800’s in England. He was a disobedient young man and then when his conversion to Christ came...

 

State board seeking volunteer members

Staff Writer [email protected] The Clovis area New Mexico Child Abuse & Neglect Citizen Review Board, an oversight committee that monitors children in foster care, is in desperate need of volunteer board members, according to volunteer Mary Carr.... Full story

 

What's happening: July 24

Today Curry County Water Fair — 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Eastern Plains Council Of Governments , 418 Main Street,. Clovis. Information: (575) 762-7714. Free Milk — 10 a.m. Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, 2217 E. Brady Ave. Clovis. Information:...

 

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