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Area grad elected to national FFA office

That noise you may have heard from the southwest part of Roosevelt County last weekend was a celebration for Lyle Logemann, who’s gone from tiny Elida to a national office with the Future Farmers of America. Logemann, a 2018 graduate of Elida High...

 

Commission to consider next step in tax hike

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission on Thursday will consider the next step in potential property tax increases to fund infrastructure for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. Via resolution, the commission will take a look at a 1.554 mill in...

 

Committee talks museum preservation

CLOVIS - Despite the meeting location on the outskirts of the city, plenty of residents and committee members found their way to the Pappy Thornton Museum on Monday for the city's parks, recreation...

 

Regents vote to support partnership with Imagination Library

PORTALES — Nobody on the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents thought sending kids free books was a bad idea. But the road to trouble is paved with good intentions, and regents weren’t sure that road should run through the ENMU...

 

Veterans Day events on tap across area

To honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. military and their families, members of the Clovis and Portales communities are coming together to put on a slew of events, from open houses at local veteran organization posts to the annual...

 

ENMU board to consider donation

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday will consider a $250,000 donation to go toward construction of a new presidential residence. The 8:30 a.m. special meeting will be held at the administration building’s...

 

Hall of honor nominations being sought

The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation and Alumni Committee is seeking nominations to award notable Clovis High School alumni during its 11th annual Purple Pride Hall of Honor Banquet. The banquet is scheduled May 2. Nomination forms will...

 

Unofficial early voting totals released by state

SANTA FE — Just over 95,000 New Mexico residents weighed in on the 2019 general election early, according to figures released by the Secretary of State’s Office. The unofficial numbers from Secretary Maggie Toulouse Oliver notes that 84,984 cast...

 

Pages past - Nov. 6

On this date ... 1959: The Clovis Evening Lions Club had initiated a drive worthy of its name: It was raising money for the city zoo. City officials had announced that funds for its zoo and parks department had been “running low” and city...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 6

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001   Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St.,...

 

Annual Pops concert set for Nov. 16

Classic Americana music, guessing games and a good meal will go toward educating future musicians at the 52nd annual University Friends of Music Pops Dinner Concert on Nov. 16. “It’s a traditional, fun event that people who have been around awhil...

 

Education feature: AP initiative celebrated at CHS

CLOVIS — Though they pick up textbooks instead of rifles, and head to new high schools every few years instead of new deployments, military children often take on great challenges for the sake of the country’s defense. Last Wednesday, the...

 

Presidential residence on CCC agenda

CLOVIS — With a new president coming soon, Clovis Community College officials have turned their attention to making sure he’s got the ideal place to call home. The CCC Board of Trustees will today consider a variety of fixes to its presidential...

 

NMSI roll-out critical for students' futures

You may have read about last week’s National Math & Science Initiative kick-off at the CHS Lecture Hall with important district, state, and national visitors in attendance. NMSI — pronounced “nim-see” — is a unique organization providing...

 

Much to learn from raid that killed ISIS leader

There is much to say about the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and even more to learn. Begin with congratulations to the unknown military and intelligence personnel who pulled it off. The skill and bravery of the planners...

 

Take the time to pick up trash

I’m always in favor of cleaning up litter, so Clovis’ semi-annual Trek for Trash last weekend seems like a good idea. A useful task made into a party. An even better idea is to not wait until some...

 

Impeachment won't quell divisions

You don’t have to go back 50 years to have lived through three of the four impeachment inquiries that have taken place in all of America’s history. Richard Milhous Nixon was facing three articles of impeachment when he resigned in 1974, then 25 y...

 

Officials recognize rodeoer

CLOVIS — At a meeting that was short as Curry County Commission meetings go, weighing in at just over an hour, commissioners took plenty of time paying respect and wishing good luck to one of the area’s top rodeoers. Clovis’ Shad Mayfield was r...

 

Roosevelt approves officer raises

Officers at the Roosevelt County Detention Center can expect a raise this year after county commissioners approved changes to the pay plan on Tuesday. The detention center has had ongoing issues retaining personnel and remains the most problematic...

 

Jail log - Nov. 6

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Tuesday: Clovis • Arturo Aranda, 58, criminal damage to the property of a household member • Douglas Kemmer, 61, improper turning at intersection, aggravated driving while under the influen...

 

For mothers in need

Saturday evening, local artists, musicians, patrons and more gathered at the Java Loft to raise money for mothers in need. The Art for Moms charity auction raised roughly $500 in bids and donations,...

 

Grateful to these veterans and all who've served

When you put Portales old-timers Joe Blair and Jim Warnica together in the same room, it doesn't take long for the stories to start flying. The two have been buddies since "first or second grade,"...

 

Big and small towns each have their advantages

This is a comparison of living in a big city vs. a small city. I used to live in Sacramento, Calif., then I moved to Clovis. The cons of a big city are the traffic and crime. It was always crowded in Sacramento, anytime of the day, no matter what. An...

 

Spending time abroad opens my eyes

My husband Peter and I have settled into the little house we are calling home for a month in southern Spain. The house is old and quirky, but I’ve come to believe that all homes are quirky in their own way. Whenever I spend time in another...

 

Jesus' sacrifice paid in full

I cannot imagine why we put up with it. I’m thinking about the sick state of healthcare in America. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been to Third World countries and seen misery and need. I’m...

 

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