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Articles from the August 5, 2018 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    August 5, 2018

Clovis ready for chaos

CLOVIS — Chaos will be unleashed, starting Monday morning at Leon Williams Stadium. The Clovis Wildcats are hitting the turf 7 a.m. Monday, marking the first day high school football teams are...

 

ENMU footballers check in for 2018 campaign

PORTALES — On Saturday morning, more than 100 Eastern New Mexico football players arrived at Greyhound Arena to kickoff fall camp. A grand total of 125 Greyhounds checked-in to the arena for...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 5, 2018

Portales getting off to earliest start possible

PORTALES — The popping of the pads. The pushing of the sled. The chopping of the feet. Yes indeed, high school football is back. No one knows that better than coach Jaime Ramirez and his Portales...

 

Eastern's STEM club place to be

If you hear the words “science project,” and break out into a cold sweat, well, you’re probably not alone. But some folks at Eastern New Mexico University and the Portales Public Library are...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 5

Tuesday • Child Find screening — 9 a.m.-noon at Melrose schools. Bring infants, toddlers for early intervention pre-screening. Information: 575-253-4266 • National Night Out — 6 p.m. at Greene Acres Park, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 5

Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 • Curry County Commission — 1:30 p.m. in commission chambers at county administrative building, 417 Gidding St. Information:...

 

Concussion, CTE prevention make NFL safer

Last season provided a number of NFL landmarks that remind us why the game is so popular. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees recorded the highest completion percentage for a single season. Buffalo’s Stephen Hauschka connected on his 13th...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    August 5, 2018

'Hippies Use Backdoor' at Dusty Boots

Recently, I attended the Weed Bluegrass Festival in the mountains south of Cloudcroft. Weed’s population of 60 swelled to 500 for the event, including a couple I knew from Elida. Mitch Hibbard,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    August 5, 2018

LeBron, Jordan fans may unite after all

There’s nothing worse than when a quick look at a basketball story turns into a LeBron James-Michael Jordan debate. It always gets lost that we’re debating different eras, rules and opponents, and always gets heated. Jordan fans bring up six-for-...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    August 5, 2018

Savor gifts of little moments

My 4-year-old nephew Gavin picked out my toenail polish. I’m sporting a rather shocking, glaring pink polish. I’ve told people not to look directly at my toes, because they’ll go blind from the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 5, 2018

Cornhole tourney serves good cause

CLOVIS — Eighteen teams of two took to the Clovis Christian School gymnasium on Saturday to try their hand at cornhole, the popular lawn game which includes just bean bags and a board with a hole...

 

Residents invited to share ideas at public meetings

CLOVIS — Residents of Clovis, Portales and both Curry and Roosevelt counties are invited to share ideas regarding each entity’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) during public meetings the next two weeks. The ICIP, in each case,...

 

Pages past - Aug. 5

On this date ... 1971: The Selective Service System conducted a lottery to determine the "order of induction" for the nearly 2 million young American men born in 1952. "Draft officials have estimated...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 5, 2018

Native son 'enjoying every minute' of Army life

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — Clovis native Lt. Col. Calvin Kroeger has reached new heights in the Army as he recently took over command of the 35th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri in...

 

I draw the line at my breakfast table

I’ve had this burr under my saddle a long time. It’s going to get me in trouble, but when it comes to my own breakfast table, it’s time. I’ve had a little note in my column ideas list for a...

 

See flower arranging made easy

Information on Cajun cooking and painting with pastels will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) John Vollertsen...

 

Senior calendar - Aug. 5

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....

 

Honors - Aug. 5

NM Christian Children’s Home New Mexico Christian Children's Home's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator....

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 5, 2018

Q&A: Retiring officer talks life on the job

CLOVIS — Three days after his Aug. 1 retirement from 35 years in law enforcement, Mike Reeves sat for an interview in the building of the newspaper where, as a high schooler, he developed pictures...

 

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