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Articles from the October 22, 2017 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 22, 2017

Superheroes everywhere

CLOVIS — If Saturday's Trick or Treat Street event is any indication then Wonder Woman will likely be one of the most popular Halloween costumes for girls this year. As hundreds of kids and their...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 22, 2017

'Good booths, good food' at Peanut Festival

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Fairground was buzzing on Saturday as the Peanut Valley Craft and Music Festival got started. The two-day festival kicked off Saturday morning with a Medieval...

 

Our People: Doing something good

Patrick McCreary was born in Niagara Falls, New York, the fourth of six children. He is a teacher, designer and technical director in Eastern New Mexico's Department of Theatre and Digital...

 

On the shelves - Oct. 22

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Switch by Joseph Finder throws an innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions. Michael Tanner accidently picks up the...

 

Sights, sounds of fall a great show

If you’re not careful, you can miss the sound of fall. I heard it early one morning about a week ago. Carried through the frosty air was the faint yet unmistakable sound of sandhill cranes. I’ve...

 

Club notes - Oct. 21

Beta Phi Six members of Beta Phi, Collene Baldwin, Laura Loflin, Patsy Lorenz, Royce Lorenz, Beverly Miller and Suzy Moore, had a potluck luncheon Sept. 5 at Collene Baldwin’s home. Collene Baldwin got her 35-year pin and Royce Lorenz received his...

 

Update windows with color blocking

Information on adapting recipes for special dietary needs, sleep disorders, and updating window treatments will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday...

 

Senior calendars - Oct. 21

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 6 p.m....

 

School menus - Oct. 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Asian chicken, brown rice, garden salad w/ranch, oriental veggie blend, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast — Donut. Lunch — Sloppy Joe, baked fries, veggie cup w/ranch, sidekicks....

 

'Game of Thrones' costumes hot for Halloween

Halloween is next week and each year there's the new hottest costume that you can't avoid seeing. Entertainment Weekly compiled a list of costumes they think you will see this year. Here are a few....

 

Events calendar - Oct. 22

Today • Halloween Howwwl softball tournament — Midnight-midnight at Guy Leeder Softball Complex, 14th Street, Clovis. Championship games start at 6 p.m. Information: Clovis Softball Association on Facebook • Fall Shootout — Noon at Melrose...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 22, 2017

Meterologists predict mild winter

CLOVIS — National weather forecasters anticipate a warmer and drier winter than normal for the region this year, in keeping with trends expected across the country. “Temperatures are favored to be above normal and precipitation below normal for...

 

Jail logs - Oct. 22

Jail logs Booked The following were booked into local jails Thursday through Friday: Clovis • Matthew Chavez, 20, concealing identity, failure to appear on a felony charge, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Travis Reid, 41, failure...

 

Pages past - Oct. 22

On this date ... 1967: Barbed wire collector Vic Stout was profiled in the Clovis News-Journal as a local man who was “really hooked on his hobby.” Stout had gathered 160 different strands in his collection, including three pieces of entanglement...

 

Public crystal clear on school science changes

New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski did his cause no favors Monday by skipping a public hearing on his department’s controversial changes to proposed science standards. Ruszkowski’s stunning absence...

 

Lessons abound in Facebook 101

Although I’ve been called a Facebook philosopher, it’s only an honorary title until I receive my Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy) from Facebook University (FU). I have earned an associate’s in... Full story

 

Pitino's bad luck is unbelievable

If Rick Pitino didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. The now-former Louisville basketball coach just couldn’t seem to catch a break in 16 years at the school. First there was the time Pitino was targeted for extortion. Police records...

 

Moore to the World Series story

Baseball’s World Series begins on Tuesday, which makes this a good day to remember Wilcy Moore. The Oklahoma farm boy was a 30-year-old rookie when he pitched in the Fall Classic 90 years ago this m...

 

Country too dependent on natural gas

There is no overstating the extent to which the United States is quickly becoming over-dependent on one fuel for production of electricity — natural gas. This growing reliance exposes consumers of natural gas and electricity to the risk of sudden...

 

Clovis motorcyclist killed in accident

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was killed late Friday night in a motorcycle accident south of Clovis, according to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Edward Sanchez, 59, died at the scene of the accident on the 700 block of Curry Road K....

 

Basketball booster club to hold free throw contest

CLOVIS — The Clovis High School Boys Basketball Booster Club is sponsoring its inaugural free throw tournament. The event will begin 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Registration is $40 per four-person team with three different divisions...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 22, 2017

Area football wrapup: Local teams win big

CLOVIS— A pair of area high school teams were on byes, but nearly everybody else won and won big. Dora 54, Logan 26 Wesley Poling scored twice, and Dora got it to the running clock before the Longhorns scored in the final minutes. The Longhorns...

 

ENMU cross country teams finish 7th in LSC championships

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore Mason Swanson ran a personal best Saturday, finishing ninth as both Eastern New Mexico University cross country teams took seventh-place finishes at Saturday’s Lone Star Conference Championship. Omer Almog finished 1...

 

Prep volleyball: Clovis rallies from 0-2 to beat Santa Fe

SANTA FE — Just call them the Cardiac Kids. Clovis’ volleyball team, with little room for error as it chases a Class 6A playoff berth, pulled out a huge win over Santa Fe on the road Saturday afternoon. Down 0-2 in sets, the Lady Wildcats won...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    October 22, 2017

College volleyball: Tuioti-Mariner flourishing in second season with Hounds

PORTALES — There aren't any beaches in Portales, but Eastern New Mexico sophomore outside hitter Sarah Tuioti-Mariner doesn't seem to mind that as much anymore. The California native grew up near...

 

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