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Articles from the September 23, 2018 edition

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Clovis prepping for Racing Commission

CLOVIS — As a cadre of racing commissioners prepares to visit Clovis early next month for public hearings on three racino proposals, local groups in support of and opposition to the idea are making preparations of their own. “It’s an... Full story

 

Stained glass fixture comes down at CCC

CLOVIS — Despite a brief scare when one of the stained glass panels split in half, a piece of art that has hung in the Clovis Community College commons area since the 1980s was removed on Saturday w...

 

Pictures worth about 1,000 phone calls

I set out in late July collecting information to write about the 50th anniversary of Elbert Muncy's death. It never occurred to me how hard it would be to find a photograph of the beloved Portales... Full story

 

Junior ROTC raises money for wreaths

CLOVIS — The Clovis High School Air Force Junior ROTC program raised $500 for Wreaths Across America, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. The funds were raised during a prisoner of war/missing in action vigil AFJROTC cadets held...

 

Ballots sent to overseas voters

Ballots for the upcoming general election have been sent to New Mexico’s military and overseas voters, according to a press release from the secretary of state’s office. Qualified voters include U.S. citizens and their spouses whose permanent...

 

City replacing hydrant on Monday

PORTALES — The city of Portales will begin work on Monday to replace a fire hydrant at the corner of 17th Street and S Avenue C, according to a city press release. The affected area will include from Avenue A to Avenue C, from 17th Street to 18th...

 

RGH board to consider amendment

PORTALES — A recommendation to the Roosevelt County Commission to an amend the local hospital gross receipts tax ordinance tops Monday’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Fred Anthony Conference...

 

Interview wasn't a hard sell

How much does Jeff Pearlman want to sell his new book? He’ll talk to me. I preordered his “Football for a Buck,” a tale of the defunct United States Football League, months ago. I’d never followed the USFL nor purchased any of Pearlman’s pr...

 

Pages past - Sept. 23

On this date ... 1963: In local police news: • A battery was stolen from Mrs. Victor Cavallero's car parked at 108 Reid St. "(S)he couldn't start her car," the Clovis News-Journal reported. "She...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 23

Tuesday • Business Expo & Job Fair — 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. Information: 575-763-3435 • Tres Vidas — 7 p.m. Musical theater work celebrating three significant Latin and South American women. Clovis Community...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 23

Monday • Economic Incentive Board — 7:30 a.m., Assembly Room at Clovis City Hall, 321 N. Connelly. Information: 575-763-9654 • Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Fred Anthony Conference Room, RGH, 42121 U.S. 70, Portales....

 

'No one gets left behind'

My name is Joel Gershon. I was born in Izmir, Turkey where my father, who was in the Air Force, was stationed. I moved to the states when I was 2 years old. I moved to Clovis when I was 16 years old a...

 

I'll always have an umbrella when I need one

I don’t know about you, but admitting that you own an umbrella in the desert Southwest is enough embarrassment without being caught foisting one above your noggin in public. I caught myself chucklin...

 

Garment sewing, cabiinet updates ahead on show

Information on tips for successful garment sewing, updating kitchen cabinet hardware, and new gluten-free products available will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday a...

 

School menus - Sept. 23

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel w/cream cheese. Lunch — Nacho chicken pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, apple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini cinni’s. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, fresh...

 

Senior calendar - Sept. 23

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. canasta Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 10 a.m....

 

On the shelves - Sept. 23

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Captain's Daughter” by Jennifer Delamere captures the life of Rosalyn Bernay, who finds that unfortunate circumstances have left her penniless in 1880s London. She...

 

Clovis has vacancy on parks board

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has a vacancy on its Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee, according to a city press release. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at city hall. The application deadline is 5 p.m....

 

Prep soccer: Clovis boys reach 12-0

ALBUQUERQUE — 12 up, 12 down. The Clovis boys soccer team improved to 12-0 on Saturday, completing a weekend sweep at Albuquerque’s APS Complex. And though win No. 12 came by way of a 7-1 score...

 

Prep soccer: Colts top Portales boys 4-3

ROSWELL — For the third time this year, Portales’ boys soccer team was close, but no cigar against NMMI. The Rams rallied in the second half from a two-goal deficit, but in the end the Colts score...

 

Clovis boys take win at Singleton

CARLSBAD — Saturday’s Ron Singleton/Elks Invitational brought plenty of good news for local cross country teams. • The Clovis boys varsity team rolled on, winning yet another meet. ...

 

What's Happening - Sept. 23

Eastern New Mexico University Softball coach Kira Zeiter will conduct an individual camp on Oct. 20. Individual camp fees are $40 per player. Anybody attending the camp can pay the day of, but are asked to RSVP to [email protected] A waiver form...

 

Non-varsity update: Sept. 23

Gattis 7th tops Yucca After a slow first half start, the Gattis seventh-grade Fighting Cubs defeated the Yucca Chaparrals, 30-28. Scoring for the Cubs on offense were Kash Roberts, who scored on two 70-yard touchdown runs and kicked four PATs, Jett...

 

Hounds ground Jets

PORTALES — Greyhound soccer coach Jon Fridal would have preferred a second half like Saturday a little earlier in the week. Newman coach Cliff Brown would have preferred never seeing it at all. A...

 

Elida routs Floyd, improves to 4-1

FLOYD — After a return to the gridiron, eight years later, some weren’t sure what to expect out of Elida’s reformed football team. However, as it turns out, the Tigers are making up for lost...

 

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