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Historic Pages - Sept 8

55 years ago ... Sept. 8 1964: It appears the fair was in town. Click Here to Download...

 

Officials discuss marijuana response

CLOVIS — Recreational marijuana will be a reality in New Mexico, Clovis Mayor David Lansford said. The only variable for Clovis is how the city chooses to deal with it. Lansford addressed the Clovis City Commission at the conclusion of its...

 

Our people: Passionate about reaching out

My name is Jason Swann. I'm a husband to my wife Ginny for 13 years. I'm a father of three boys who are seven, four, and two. I've been a pastor at Faith Christian Family Church for nearly 16 years....

 

These days, air conditioning hard to live without

I’ve become soft in my old age. I get reminded of how soft I am every August. Each August I spend a good deal of time at the fairgrounds inside the only buildings I’m inside during the summer with...

 

Pressed flowers, using a brayer ahead on show

Information on working with pressed flowers, using a brayer to apply ink to embossing folders, and working with card kits will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 pm.. Tuesday and...

 

School menus - Sept. 8

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast, egg & cheese croissant, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch, teriyaki blasters, scalloped potatoes, seasoned green beans, chilled fruit, whole wheat roll, veggie bar, milk Tuesday: Breakfast, pancake sausage on a stix, frui...

 

Senior calendar - Sept. 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise, 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. 8-ball...

 

Ten candidates on list for CCC president position

CLOVIS — Ten candidates are in the running to be the next president at Clovis Community College. A week from now, the finalist field will likely be half that size. That was the crux of the update given Wednesday by Raymond Mondragon, secretary of t...

 

On the shelves - Sept. 8

The following books are avaialble for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The White City” by Grace Hitchcock reverberates with intrigue when Winnifred Wylde witnesses a woman being kidnapped from the Chicago World's Fair. Her father, police...

 

NM Supreme Court abolishes 'spousal communication privilege'

SANTA FE — In upholding the murder conviction of a Clovis man, the state’s Supreme Court has abolished the “spousal communication privilege” for subsequent cases. The ruling came in regard to an appeal for David Gutierrez II’s first-degree...

 

Man pleads to disorderly conduct

CLOVIS — A Clovis man is hoping a Thanksgiving weekend mistake will soon be behind him. Jeffery Cole, 60, pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge of disorderly conduct, stemming from an accusation he exposed himself to a store clerk Nov. 22 at...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 8

Today • St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta — 1600 S. Ave. O, Portales. 9 a.m., fiesta mass; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., fiesta. Food, games, live music, raffles. Information: 575-356-4241 • Benefit dinner for Mary Gallegos — 11 a.m., Elida School...

 

In tribute: Edmonston was highway technician, 'whittler'

CLOVIS — Apart from a few years with the Marines, Ernest Edmonston didn’t stray far from his birthplace of Curry County. In 76 years he served southeast New Mexico as a highway technician, a shooting guide and an accomplished “whittler....

 

Studio reunion

CLOVIS - The most famous alumni of the Norman and Vi Petty Recording Studios are known world-round, but there are many others who recorded in the now-iconic space or worked with the producing couple....

 

AMVETS post building closed until further notice

Click Here to Download CLOVIS - Members of the local American Veterans (AMVETS) chapter showed up for their usual activities on July 6 to find the locks of their local post building had been changed....

 

Rio Rancho tops Clovis

RIO RANCHO — Sophomore running back Zach Vigil carried the ball 28 times for 167 yards, scoring four times on runs of 4, 1, 5 and 1 yard, as No. 7 Rio Rancho beat visiting No. 6 Clovis for the ninth year in a row, 48-28. The Wildcats (2-1)...

 

Clovis boys claim Lubbock Invite

LUBBOCK — For the second consecutive week, Clovis’ cross country program braved the heat to compete. This time, with an hour and a half road trip to boot. It was worth the heat and trekking to the Lubbock Invite, as Clovis’ varsity and junior...

 

Rams top Dons, move to 3-0

PORTALES — If you blinked, sneezed or visited the rest room at Greyhound Stadium Friday night, you may have missed something big happen during one of the Portales football team’s scoring drives....

 

Clovis boys take draw with NMMI

ROSWELL — If the saying is true, that a tie is like kissing your sister, the Clovis boys soccer team broke out the Chapstick and gave sis a smackeroo Thursday night at New Mexico Military Institute. The Wildcats traveled to Roswell Thursday and tra...

 

Clovis tops Portales, moves to 6-1 on girls soccer season

PORTALES — Both the Clovis and Portales girls soccer teams had their challenges when they played Thursday at Portales High School. Clovis’ may not have seemed so glaring, because a 5-1 record coming in can salve a lot of shortcomings....

 

ENMU soccer teams take home openers

The Eastern New Mexico University soccer teams are both home today. But they were road warriors Thursday with both the men and women winning key contests. In Grand Junction, Colorado, the men’s team scored its third win over a ranked opponent in...

 

Rams sweep Clovis for first victory

CLOVIS — A Portales/Clovis rivalry clash is always fun, something to look forward to for players, coaches and fans. It’s even more fun still for the team that wins those clashes. And in the case o...

 

Greyhound volleyball splits first two matches in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Two matches and eight games in on the west coast, and Eastern New Mexico started its season with a split right down the middle. The Greyhounds won their opener Friday morning at the Cal State San Marcos Cougar Classic against...

 

ENMU exits NCAA probation

PORTALES — While university officials insist much went on at the administrative levels, an average fan of Eastern New Mexico University didn’t see much impact while the college spent four years in NCAA probation. And now it’s over. The...

 

Regional roundup: Tigers, Buffs stay perfect

Entering the third week of action for New Mexico schools, and the second for those in the Lone Star State, the eastern New Mexico area had five undefeated teams in Clovis, Portales, Melrose, Elida...

 

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