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Articles from the September 2, 2018 edition

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ENMU volleyball falls in four to St. Edward's

AUSTIN, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico volleyball team started the season 0-4 despite some tight matches, but started the Hilltopper Classic with a pair of five-game wins in the other direction....

 

What's Happening, Sept. 2

Registration begins Monday for Clovis Girls Athletic Association’s upcoming basketball season. The season will begin Oct. 13, with boys and girls divisions in grades 3-6. Players can register 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at 1520 Mitchell St., or 6...

 

Nonvarsity update, Sept. 2

Gattis tops Yucca in opener In the first game of the season, the Gattis Fighting Cubs defeated the Yucca Chapparals 35-6. Leading the offensive charge was Jett Stone with three touchdowns. Kash Roberts had two touchdowns and kicked three PATs....

 

Prep soccer: Ruidoso tops Portales boys

PORTALES — A pair of own goals sank Portales in Saturday afternoon’s boys soccer home match with Ruidoso. The second own goal, which occurred in the 69th minute, turned out to be the difference,...

 

Bullet Bob: 'Yes, I will ride again'

CLOVIS — More than 40 days since a disastrous motorcycle wreck in northern New Mexico, Robert "Bullet Bob" Vilandry is feeling better. "I made it, thanks to everybody in Clovis and my customers and... Full story

 

Oasis faces financial difficulties

CLOVIS — When it comes to prosecuting a case involving a child that was victimized or witness to a serious crime, interviewing that child is a delicate and important task. Since the early 1990s,... Full story

 

Golden Library sits in 'whole different world'

Almost three years ago, I was in a Portales audience for one of the many local presentations done by Melveta Walker, who has been the director of Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library for t...

 

One dead, two injured in collision

SANTA ROSA — A California man was killed and two other people were injured early Thursday in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 84 in Guadalupe County. A 2005 Dodge pickup was traveling north and "for reasons unknown crossed the center line into south...

 

Pages past - Sept. 2

On this date ... 1976: A depressed cattle market was blamed for the temporary closure of the Anderson-Skaggs feed lot in Roosevelt County. Manager Dale Skaggs said cattle would be shipped to the company’s lot at Smyer, Texas. Skaggs said the beef...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 2

Tuesday • Books and babies — 10:30 a.m. for ages 0-3 at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. for grades K-6 at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 Wednesday • Preschool Storytime...

 

'Weaponized' information puts everyone at risk

Measles cases have surged in Europe, with experts blaming the rise in infections on a drop in the number of people getting vaccinated. In Minnesota, there was a measles outbreak last year. Now, a medical journal article reports that trolls pushed...

 

Straight-ticket option should stay

Let’s play a quick game of “Choose Your Own Adventure.” Meet Bill. Bill whistled as he drove to his local elementary school on Tuesday morning. Bill didn’t have any kids attending school, but that’s not why he was whistling. It was...

 

Stoop place of tranquility, reflection

I have a love/hate relationship with mosquitoes. They love me (apparently, I’m delicious) and I hate them. Weather allowing, we begin each day at Head Acres on the front stoop, coffee in hand,...

 

Reporter's notebook - My worst job

With the nation set to celebrate Labor Day on Monday, The News asked for residents’ worst workplace experiences. Two stood out: • As he loaded up a fishing hook with bait at Greene Acres Park on Saturday, Gabriel Mundine recalled the three years...

 

Rain causes things to get 'crazy'

A storm that reminded one resident of a classic 1939 film quickly swept through eastern New Mexico on Saturday. It left large puddles, blown over trees and some soggy shoes in its wake. The third...

 

She prizes her shoes, of course

My name is D'Nieka Hartsfield. I was born and raised in Clovis. I graduated from Clovis High in 2000. I participated in the AFJROTC and CHS band. I studied journalism and business at ENMU Portales.... Full story

 

Golden Student Success Center much more than a library

It’s definitely not your father’s library. Heck, they don’t even want us to call it a library. Eastern New Mexico University officially opened the new Golden Student Success Center this week...

 

Get tips on 'Double Dry Embossing'

Information on recipes from the La Fonda restaurant and double dry embossing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are...

 

School menus - Sept. 2

Clovis Elementary Monday: Closed Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, baby carrots, pasta salad, chilled mixed fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast —Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch — Macho n...

 

Senior calendar - Sept. 2

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 10 a.m. beginning line dance, 1 p.m. crafters, 6 p.m. trivia mania Wednesday: 8...

 

Prep soccer: Clovis boys win Cernicek, improve to 6-0

LOS ALAMOS — Saturday afternoon probably felt a little bit like Christmas Eve for the Clovis Wildcats, waiting and waiting for their 6 p.m. title game to start at the Louie Cernicek Tournament. The...

 

Area football roundup: Melrose keeps rolling

Labor Day weekend brought a busy slate of local football action, with Friday-night losses for Texico and Farwell beginning the weekend and a Saturday-afternoon victory for Melrose ending it. Melrose 54, Ramah 0 MOUNTAINAIR — For the Buffaloes, it...

 

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