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Historic Pages - Aug. 18

Sixty years ago Aug. 18, 1959: Big Chief tablets were on the school supply list. Click Here to Download...

 
 By Mathew Brock    News    August 18, 2019

Hard work's payoff

CLOVIS - As the auctioneer rapidly spat out bid numbers, youngsters wrangled and paraded their animals around the auction pen late into the night. The crowd clapped, hooted and hollered as the bids...

 

Our people: Living life to the fullest

My name is Valeree Austin. I have been married to my husband, Dale, for 14 years. He is in the United States Air Force and we have moved 9 times in the last 14 years including a tour in England where...

 

Fishing brings back good times, great memories

Sadly, I haven’t been fishing at all this year. I did pick up my copy of “Even Brook Trout Get the Blues,” and do a little reading however. The first chapter of that book, by John Gierach, autho...

 

Twilling, using paintstiks ahead on show

Information on twilling and using paintstiks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Erica Plank is a designer and owner of...

 

Freshmen migrate onto ENMU campus

PORTALES - It's not every day you get to watch a great migration of 600 freshman college students unload truckfuls of furniture, clothes and the rest of their personal items into the cramped...

 

School menus - Aug. 18

Clovis Schools K-5 Monday: Breakfast, Breakfast pizza. Lunch, Sweet & sour chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, fresh fruit - veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast, Cinnamon roll. Lunch, Hamburger on a bun, baked french fries, veggie...

 

Senior calendar - Aug. 18

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8-ball pool, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m. canasta, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 

On the shelves - Aug. 18

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Falling Darkness” by Karen Harper keeps the action and mystery going at full throttle right up to the end when forensic psychologist Claire Britten, her ex-husband,...

 

Jail log - Aug. 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Caleb Negrete, 28, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia • Angel Gallo-Davis, 31, possession of a controlled substance • Mariah...

 

Cats score four times in shortened scrimmage

RUIDOSO — Technically, Clovis scored four touchdowns to Las Cruces’ two. But the weather might have won the day Wednesday at Ruidoso High School. The second of two lightning delays led the Wildcats and Bulldawgs to just skip the goal-line...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 18, 2019

Residents asked to restrict water use

PORTALES — Officials do not expect shortages, but all the same they are requesting Portales residents restrict outside water use to only essentials next week while renovation work takes place. A rehabilitation of Johnson Hill Tank West, a project...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 18, 2019

ENMU whittles AD field to three

PORTALES — And then there were three. Eastern New Mexico University’s search for a new athletic director began with 38 candidates in early summer, and that has since been pared down by more than 90 percent. ENMU recently announced three...

 

Portales man faces federal child pornography charge

LBUQUERQUE — A Portales man pleaded not guilty yesterday on a federal charge of production of child pornography. Augustin Gallegos, 34, was indicted last month in U.S. District Court on the charge of "production of a visual depiction of a minor eng...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 18

Monday • First day of classes for Clovis Community College. Information: http://www.clovis.edu or 575-769-2811 • First day of preschool for Clovis Schools. Information: http://www.clovis-schools.org or 575-769-4300 • First day of preschool for...

 

Rams impressive in scrimmage versus Robertson

PORTALES - On a night of many positives, the biggest one from Ram football might be that they expect to be a lot better. With eight days remaining before their season opener at Hope Christian, Portale...

 

A contest with some spice to it

CLOVIS - Far from a starter, chips and salsa took center stage Friday night during the annual contest at the Curry County Fair. Made with a base of core ingredients - tomato, onion, garlic, salt and p...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 18

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Friends of Clovis-Carver Public Library — 11:30 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library,...

 

Pages past - Aug. 18

On this date ... 1989: Sharon Hughes and Lisa Harrison had teamed up to win the championship flight of the annual Colonial Park Ladies Golf Association Championship Tournament. In other sports news: • The Clovis High School Wildcat Football...

 

Public record - Aug. 18

The folllowing marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Bill Junior Martin, 22, and Katheryn Renee Simpson, 32, both of Clovis • Kasey James McRobbie, 42, and Michelle Lynne Peffley, 45, both of Clovis...

 

Sandoval County treasurer throws hat in ring

CLOVIS — Sandoval County Treasurer Laura Montoya has been busy visiting New Mexico communities, dropping by county fairs, chatting in coffee shops and more to get in touch with the citizens she hopes to one day represent in Washington D.C. In her...

 

Portales to review infrastructure plan

PORTALES — The Portales City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to review its 2020 to 2025 Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. The meeting is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Priorities were discussed on Friday when the city held a public hearing on...

 

Curry to finalize infrastructure plan

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission plans to finalize its Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan during its regular meeting Tuesday morning. The ICIP is a document every municipality moves on to its state legislators, with hopes the projects...

 

Responsible reporting includes respect for the right to privacy

We don’t usually report on personal disputes or private matters. Whether it’s a parent asking for help in locating a teenage runaway — who may or may not have a good reason for running away — or if it’s a customer unhappy with service at a...

 

Donation request a little tone-deaf

Imagine if your supervisor said you and your coworkers should each set aside $50 of your paycheck so the office can make a major purchase. The donation is voluntary, but there will be a list of who does donate (meaning you’ll also know who...

 

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