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Articles from the August 24, 2016 edition

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Ag True Tour comes to area

Staff Writer [email protected] Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, is all too familiar with New Mexico farms. But a tour of a Clovis dairy on Wednesday hit him differently than ever before. Staff photo: B...

 

ENMU grad assists with 'Hell or High Water' production

Portales resident and Eastern New Mexico University graduate Brandon Carter, 23, worked as a location assistant on “Hell or High Water.” The film, released Aug. 12 in select cities and set for...

 

Williamson: Community would please pioneers

Even though my 55th birthday happens this year, and my AARP invitation may be already in the mail, I found out earlier this week that I am already, by definition, a Roosevelt County pioneer. Before...

 

Parent program returns to First Baptist

STAFF WRITER [email protected] Parents will have the opportunity for a free workout in parenting skills in the form of “parenting boot camp”, a training effort of First Baptist Church and James Elementary School. The boot camp will begin...

 

Pages past — Aug. 25

On this date ... 1966: Two Cannon Air Force Base airmen were listed in good condition at the base hospital after they ejected from their F-100 jet the day before near Floyd. The jet crashed into a...

 

To do list — Aug. 25

Today • Roosevelt County Fair — All day at fairgrounds. Admission: $6 adults, $4 children. Information: [email protected] Friday • Roosevelt County Fair — All day at fairgrounds. Admission: $6 adults, $4 children. Information:...

 

Dora school news — Aug. 25

Volleyball • Today — JV team plays Clovis Christian at Dora, 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday — JH, JV and Varsity teams play at Floyd, 4:30 p.m. Football • Friday — Varsity play Mesilla Valley at Mescalero, 7 p.m. Pre-school begins Teacher Stacy...

 

School PARCC grades released

The New Mexico Public Education Department released letter grades for The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Wednesday afternoon, reflecting that local schools...

 

Tour showcases area ag producers

Staff photo: Brooke Finch Kenneth Davis, a third-generation farmer of Davis Farms, points out the different types of grapes in his vineyard as he talks to a tour group on Wednesday. The Ag True Tour i...

 

Roosevelt County PARCC letter grades released

The New Mexico Public Education Department released the The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) letter grades for New Mexico schools Wednesday afternoon. Watch for a story later. The following are the grades for...

 

Wayland commencement set for Friday

Staff report Wayland Baptist University’s Clovis campus will have something that is both a first, and a second, during its Friday graduation ceremonies at Central Baptist Church. The 10 a.m. ceremony will celebrate the graduations for 25 students t...

 

School officials weigh in on PARCC scores

Managing editor [email protected] The New Mexico Public Education Department released letter grades for The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Wednesday afternoon, reflecting that local schools are a mixed ba... Full story

 

Q&A: Portales resident talks 'Hell or High Water'

Brandon Carter Portales resident and Eastern New Mexico University graduate Brandon Carter, 23, worked as a location assistant on “Hell or High Water.” The film, released Aug. 12 in select cities... Full story

 

Residents voice traffic concerns

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis residents brought a petition to Wednesday’s Public Works meeting requesting stop signs at the intersections of 16th and Axtell and 16th and Gidding, and closing...

 

Opinion: Help always available for students

Education columnist In this day and age when education is more important than ever, it is our firm belief that every student is capable of graduating from high school. This is the foundation for our students’ futures. A recent conversation with...

 

Opinion: I'm a pioneer by definition

Local columnist Even though my 55th birthday happens this year, and my AARP invitation may be already in the mail, I found out earlier this week that I am already, by definition, a Roosevelt County pioneer. Before you poke fun at my advancing age,...

 

Police blotter — Aug. 25

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 1:46 a.m.: Burglary, aggravated. • 6:46 a.m.: Flashing red light, Prince and 21st streets. • 8:27 a.m.: False...

 

Events calendar — Aug. 25

Today Roosevelt County Fair — 4 p.m. Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, Portales. Information: 575-356-8541. Friday Wayland Baptist University-Clovis Campus Commencement — 10 a.m. Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., Clovis. Sunny Sweeney Live...

 

Meetings calendar — Aug. 25

Today Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274. State Water and Natural Resources Committee Meeting — 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information:...

 

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