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Articles from the September 30, 2018 edition

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Frequency change brings new approach to The News

We're turning the page on another chapter of local journalism this week. As most of you already know from my column a few weeks ago, The Eastern New Mexico News is transitioning to a twice-weekly... Full story

 

Quiltwork on display at Portales library

PORTALES — A combination quilt exhibition and fundraiser is coming to the Portales Public Library as the "Stitches & Stories" display is set to begin with an artist reception on Monday....

 

Events calendar - Sept. 30

Monday • Stitches & Stories — 4:30-6 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B. Art quilt exhibition and fundraiser for Friends of the Portales Library. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday • Habitat for Humanity fundraiser — OktoberFeast,...

 

Cargill celebrates 50 years

FRIONA — An afternoon of free food and fun drew hundreds of west Texas residents as Cargill celebrated the 50th anniversary of its beef processing plant in Friona. General Manager Scott Pohlman esti...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 30

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St. Information:...

 

The News wins national awards

The Eastern New Mexico News snared three individual first-place awards and finished second in the National Newspaper Association’s 2018 General Excellence competition for daily newspapers. The annual awards ceremony was held Saturday in Norfolk,... Full story

 

Roosevelt to hear tax sunset request

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will hear a request from Roosevelt General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kaye Green at Tuesday’s meeting to extend the sunset of the local hospital gross receipts tax. The tax is set to sunset on...

 

Commissioners to vote on project fund

CLOVIS — The inclusion of Curry County on the Public Project Revolving Fund (PPRF) Legislative Authorization List will be voted on by the Curry County commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting, along with two other action items. Curry County...

 

Pages past - Sept. 30

On this date ... 1976: The State Environmental Improvement Agency reported it had found significant problems with rats in Clovis, Texico, Portales, Tucumcari and two other New Mexico communities....

 

School menus - Sept. 30

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cheese omelet taco. Lunch — Spaghetti and meat sauce, steamed broccoli and carrots, apple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes...

 

On the shelves - Sept. 30

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Game and Hunting” by Kurt Q. Bluchel is a beautiful two-volume set given in memory of Ron Kline. The first book deals with the development and significance of hunting,...

 

Senior calendar - Sept. 30

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 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...

 

Living the yoga lifestyle

My name is Amiee Constantopoulos but my close friends and family call me Amiee Jo. I was born in Amarillo, Texas, in 1980 and moved to Eastern New Mexico in the early 90s. I am married to Jim... Full story

 

Reunion - Sept. 30

Carlton The family of Aubrey and Elmina (Crow) Carlton, formerly of Friona, celebrated its 32nd reunion. They met at the home of Rocky and Donette (Carlton) Sabins in Lubbock. They enjoyed a meal of fried chicken and all the trimmings and a...

 

Don't need a cheat sheet for family's sayings

We called them sayings in my family, colloquial quips that made our eastern New Mexico, West Texas language colorful. As I’ve aged, sayings come to me quicker and quicker. That’s a good thing... Full story

 

Weaving, New Mexico dishes ahead on show

Information on a new weaving technique done on fusible stabilizers and some traditional dishes of New Mexico will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and at noon on Th...

 

Unusual car problems food for thought

I had a pair of car trouble issues this weekend, but not the ones you’d imagine: • I left the Clovis football game just as the third quarter started Friday, like I have done most of the season. I’d love to stay the whole game and have more...

 

Avoiding change: That's silly, really

Like many people, I’m a creature resistant to change. On chilly mornings, I still shrug into a sweater that I bought at the Anthony’s store on the Portales square when I was a junior in high...

 

What's Happening - Sept. 30

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...

 

Regional roundup: Steers keep rolling along

It was the last weekend of September football and the local high school teams continued to separate, some trending upward, some the other direction. Farwell 28, Dimmitt 7 DIMMITT, Texas — The Steers on Friday were among the teams in the...

 

Cats cruise at Capital City meet

SANTA FE — The most difficult obstacle the Clovis High boys cross country team faced for Saturday’s Capital City Invite may have been their alarm clocks. An extra-early bus ride from Clovis...

 

ENMU drops second-straight match

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sarh Miller and Madison Brabham had 14 kills each, and Texas A&M-Kingsville recovered from a first-set loss to post a 23-25, 25-21, 25-16, 27-25 win Saturday over the suddenly...

 

Dustdevils score twice late to top Greyhounds

LAREDO, Texas — It was somewhat of an offensive explosion early and late in Saturday’s Heartland Conference game between Texas A&M-International and Eastern New Mexico, including 11 players with...

 

Teams find room to grow at Chavez memorial tourney

PORTALES — No matter which team you talked to Saturday afternoon at the Ram Athletic Center, there were two constants at Saturday’s run of the Peyton Chavez Invitational. n Every team got better...

 

Rams pull sweep over East Mountain

PORTALES — Ram soccer successfully pulled off a girls/boys doubleheader sweep on Saturday afternoon over East Mountain. The Portales girls took the early game, 2-0, before the boys took the late gam...

 

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