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Articles from the October 30, 2019 edition

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Kickoff celebrates AP class initiative

CLOVIS — At first glance, NMSI looks like either an opponent for the Clovis High Wildcats, or a future college option for its students. In reality, it’s an ally to Clovis, and could help hundreds of students start knocking out college credits...

 

Tigers ready for semifinals

On paper, things are looking good for the Elida Tigers in their bid to claim a 6-man state football championship. After all, they’ve beaten the other five teams in the playoffs, each by at least 43 points. Still, coach Jereme Woodruff knows the gam...

 

Dinner and a show

CLOVIS - This weekend, what's advertised as a tranquil scene is anything but, as the Brickstreet Players get set for their annual dinner mystery show. The Clovis-based community theater group is putti...

 

ENMU women fall in D-I exhibitions

EL PASO — Eastern New Mexico’s women’s basketball team saw live-game action for the first time in the 2019-20 season with an 84-64 exhibition road loss to Texas-El Paso on Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds shot 47.2 percent (25-of-53) from...

 

Greyhound men picked for ninth in LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — It’s a new day for basketball in the Lone Star Conference, with the Eastern New Mexico men’s team picked to finish just inside the top half of the 18-team league. The LSC held an online media day Tuesday with each of the 18...

 

Dedication set for Clovis war dog memorial

CLOVIS - From rescue and service dogs to military and police K-9s, man's best friend has helped fill many important roles in modern society. Several citizens of Clovis have been working hard to make...

 

Trek for Trash set for Saturday

Twice a year, residents of Clovis take a day to clean up the town, one scrap of litter at a time. From parks to walkways, teams compete to see who can grab the most trash. The annual Fall Trek for...

 

CCC hosting Shop Small Community Kickoff

CLOVIS — November marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. And in the hustle and bustle of customers trying to find the perfect gifts for loved ones, local venues often get overlooked in favor of online orders or big box stores. Clovis...

 

Kenyawani named LSC's top newcomer

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Aminata Kenyawani and Evaline Cheptoo were accorded All-Lone Star Conference honors on Monday after top-10 finishes in the LSC women’s conference race two days earlier at Silver City. Kenyawan...

 

Portales, Grady look to funding vote

A pair of local school districts are hoping voters will approve measures to keep current funding in place for technology and other expenses. Portales Municipal Schools is seeking to introduce a mill levy for the next five years, while Grady Municipal...

 

Clovis girls nab No. 11 seed in 5A soccer

CLOVIS — After a regular season of injuries, double-overtime losses and double-overtime ties, the Clovis girls soccer team overcame enough and won enough to earn a reward. Over the weekend, the Lady Wildcats received a state 5A playoff berth which...

 

Clovis man facing multiple charges

CLOVIS — A Clovis man is facing charges of kidnapping, battery and criminal sexual penetration following an argument last month. Floyd Gutierrez, 48, was booked Monday into the Curry County Adult Detention Center. He remains there without bond....

 

Band holding parents' night

CLOVIS — The Clovis High School Band will have a parents’ night performance of its “Rachy” show at 8 p.m. Monday at Leon Williams Stadium. The band is heading to St. George, Utah, this weekend for a Bands of America regional competition. The...

 

Rams, Wildcats square off for district

PORTALES — Never mind that he hadn’t taken a snap under center since his freshman year. Kellan Hightower was anything but nervous when the opportunity arose to play quarterback during Friday’s District 3/4-4A game at Moriarty. Replacing...

 

Pages past - Oct. 30

On this date ... 1964: The 17th Clovis Cattle Festival had ended with 7,789 head sold between Clovis Cattle Commission and Ranchers & Farmers Livestock Co. Ken White, co-owner at R&F, expressed satisfaction at sales considering bad range conditions...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 30

Friday • Eastern New Mexico University Regents — 9:30 a.m., Regents Room, ENMU Administration Building, Portales. Information: 575-562-2121   Monday • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 4 p.m., Pappy Thornton...

 

Season brings holiday enjoyment

Whether we’re talking about fall festivals or Halloween, this is the season that launches us — with glorious color — into winter. This season brings with it some unique activities: from...

 

The News picks up eleven awards at annual convention

The Eastern New Mexico News picked up 11 awards at the New Mexico Press Association’s annual convention held last weekend in Albuquerque. Editor Kevin Wilson earned first-place awards for sports photos and sports columns. Publisher David Stevens,...

 

Story a warning about phones and driving

Joseph Baca sounds like a regular guy doing an average job driving a cement truck. Jesse Hawkins served his country as a Marine before going to work for Lockheed Martin. Their paths tragically crossed on Dec. 4, 2013, in a cruel — but avoidable...

 

Biggest one yet for Wildcats

CLOVIS — On a chilly Monday afternoon, Clovis High’s football team was getting ready for its season to heat up again. The Wildcats were coming off a much-appreciated bye week and preparing to...

 

Can you afford the water ransom?

A tax increase for Clovis’ near-mythical water project has been recommended. This illustrates one danger of allowing government to control access to water. To propose a tax is to admit failure. They...

 

Need more nonpartisan problem-solvers

If you’re on the mailing list, you got that old familiar yellow manila folder in the mail last week, from Think New Mexico. I’ve lost track of how many of these reports I’ve received over the years, nor can I remember ever having felt it was a...

 

Curry County General Election ballot

Curry County General Election Ballot Nov. 5 Clovis School Board District 3 • Paul S. Cordova Jr. District 4 • Shawn L. Hamilton District 5 • Terry Martin Grady School Board Position 1 • Kathy D. Edwards Position 2 • James Carroll Schell...

 

Roosevelt County General Election ballot

Roosevelt County General Election Ballot Nov. 5 Portales School Board Position 1 • Rodney O. Savage Position 2 • Inez F. Rodrigeuz Position 5 • David R. Rankin Dora School Board Position 1 • Patrick D. Kircher Position 2 • Andrea L....

 

Fall brings back Halloween memories

When the leaves turn brown and gold and the north wind sends them skittering along the road, I find myself growing nostalgic. It happens every October. One of my earliest memories is from a...

 

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