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Yesway to acquire Allsup's

CLOVIS — After months of rumors, Allsup’s Convenience Stores, Inc., told its employees on Tuesday it is being acquired by an equity firm that operates Iowa-based convenience store chain Yesway....

 

Woman fears remains are her son's

PORTALES - Carol Morgan is still hoping her missing son will come home. But she fears it was his remains found last week inside the trunk of a burned vehicle in Roosevelt County. "I wish he would...

 

Last conviction in 'not-so-great escape'

CLOVIS - The last of three local jail escapees to face court this year was convicted of five felony counts Tuesday in connection with the trio's short-lived flight from the Curry County Adult... Full story

 

Clovis band wins two

CLOVIS - It wasn't the easiest Saturday for the Clovis High Band. But, who said that winning band competitions in two cities in one day was supposed to be simple? The Wildcats band overcame some...

 

Relay for Life changes venues

PORTALES — Walk some laps, have a beer and listen to some live music this weekend while supporting the fight against cancer in eastern New Mexico communities. The Relay for Life of Eastern New Mexico will host its main relay event this Saturday at...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 9

Today • Eastern Plains Council of Governments — 10 a.m., EPCOG office, 418 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-762-7714 • U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., staff mobile office — Noon-2 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B....

 

Pages past - Oct. 9

On this date ... 1969: The Clovis Youth Recreation boxing team was preparing to host teams from Lubbock and Amarillo at the wrestling arena on Mabry Drive across from the La Vista motel. Coach Bob Stevens was also looking to recruit new boxers for...

 

CCC hopeful to hire new president next Wednesday

CLOVIS — In one more week, Clovis Community College expects to have its new president named to take over on Jan. 1. Board of Trustees Secretary Raymond Mondragon chaired the search committee that pored over more than 60 applicants to create the...

 

Clovis, Portales chosen for recruitment efforts

Clovis and Portales are two of 18 communities selected for U.S. Census recruitment efforts, according to a release from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The NMDWS and New Mexico Workforce Connection are partnering with the Census to...

 

Governor has better things to campaign on

Apropos of nothing, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson decided recently to not-so-boldly wade into the three-year-old controversy surrounding NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. While questions about pregame protests and players calling...

 

You get the political circus you voted on

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, and all the rest of you, too! Welcome to the Big Top. Yes, that’s right: the Impeachment Circus, with its dancing elephants and prancing d...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    October 9, 2019

Going green good for capitalists

One of the things bothering conservative Americans these days is the “socialism” behind the Green New Deal being proposed by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others. But I think they’re ignoring a key point: Converting to clean and...

 

Education about more than academics these days

Education in today’s world is not only about classroom academics; other facets must be taken into consideration, whether involving sports, clubs or the overall well-being of students. The latter...

 

Education digest - Oct. 9

Clovis choirs excel at festival PORTALES — Clovis choirs had 44 first division solos and eight first division ensembles receive superior ratings at last week’s Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Vocal Solo and Ensemble Festival, held Thursday...

 

Curry board tables vehicle policy

CLOVIS — The Curry County Board of Commissioners discussed changes to the county's vehicle accident prevention policy during a special meeting Tuesday morning. After reviewing the policy changes the board decided to address several issues...

 

Clovis resident dies in crash

CLOVIS — A Clovis resident died Monday afternoon in a crash at the intersection of Curry Road 3 and Curry Road G. According to a news release from Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller: n An investigation determined that Neyra Quinones-Cenciceros,...

 

Water to be shut off for repairs

PORTALES — The city of Portales Public Works department is planning a lengthy shutoff of a water line near Eastern New Mexico University Wednesday to allow for scheduled line repair work, according to a release from the city. The work will be on...

 

Jail log - Oct. 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Eric Garcia, 26, distributiong of a controlled substance • Elio Loya, 18, failure to pay fines • Nicole Harris, 31, battery • Nathan Bunce-Rupe, 28, driving under the...

 

Former little league presidents charged with embezzlement

CLOVIS — Money raised selling donuts and collecting registration fees that was intended for baseball uniforms may have gone instead toward tires, electric bills and other personal expenses of two former Zia Little League presidents charged this...

 

Artist captures local history in creations

Roosevelt County's Gayle Walker is an artist - and a good one - but I think you'd have to call her a local historian as well. Most years for nearly a decade now, she selects one of the small rural...

 

That time Audie Murphy had business in town

Audie Murphy was perhaps America’s greatest war hero and one of its most decorated soldiers. After World War II his fame grew through his acting career. He starred alongside James Stewart and Sandra Dee in movies that included “Night Passage...

 

Husband and I are compatible travelers

Peter and I are packing for our annual trip again. My husband is retired and I write, so we are able to travel now. Getting married late in life, this might have posed some problems because Peter is exactly the opposite sort of traveler I used to...

 

Rico tally punctuates big weekend

CLOVIS — It was a big weekend at Leon Williams Stadium for Clovis High senior Sofia Rico. Friday night she was named Homecoming Queen, shortly after it was announced that her childhood ambition had been to drive an ice cream truck. Less than 24...

 

Week 5 wrap: Hounds rally to upend Midwestern State

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico football team may be down sometimes, but never seems to be out. Saturday, for the second game in a row, the Greyhounds notched a second-half comeback victory, this time beating recently-ranked...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 9

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “Firehouse Fun” (field trip to fire station) — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B,...

 

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