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Articles from the November 8, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News

Family: Suicide could have been prevented

CLOVIS - Jimmy Mondragon was well known around his South Lea Street neighborhood for construction projects and checking on his elderly neighbors. But he also battled depression and... — Updated 11/10/2020


Portales library closed in covid precaution

PORTALES -- The public library in Portales is closed until further notice following "potential close contact exposures" to COVID-19, City Manager Sammy Standefer said on Monday night. Standefer said he's not sure how long the... — Updated 11/9/2020


Jail log - Nov. 8

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Booked Clovis • Tommy Johnson, 56, out of state fugitive • Daryan Haynes, 27, failure to appear • Fernando Avila, 43, driving while license suspended, open... — Updated 11/7/2020

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past - Nov. 8

On this date ... 1965: Actor Karl Malden was in the Clovis-Portales area where he would be conducting a two-week drama workshop at Eastern New Mexico University. Malden was invited... — Updated 11/7/2020


New Mexico Supreme Court reinstates spousal privilege

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a prohibition against court testimony about private conversations between spouses, more than a year after it abolished the prohibition when upholding a Clovis man’s... — Updated 11/7/2020


Court explains August decision on public health penalties

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court issued its opinion Thursday on its August decision that upheld the authority of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday and other state officials to impose civil administrative penalties... — Updated 11/7/2020


No changes to current public health orders announced

SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the state is behind the virus as COVID-19 infection counts, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise. Lujan Grisham asked New Mexicans to not spend time with... — Updated 11/7/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

In tribute: Doctor remembered for great capacity for care

CLOVIS - Those who knew him in and out of the medical industry called Dr. Bruce Cross a man of exceptional intellect with a great capacity for care. Cross died Oct. 11 following a... — Updated 11/7/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

CCC president: College will act as additional site for COVID-19 testing

CLOVIS — Clovis Community College President Charles Nwankwo announced at Wednesday’s board of trustees meeting the college would act as an additional site for COVID-19 testing. “With the recent spike of COVID-19 incidents in... — Updated 11/7/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Building safety administrator honored for retirement

CLOVIS — In what must feel like a lifetime ago, Louis Gordon came to a place he had never heard of called Clovis because Cannon Air Force Base was the only stateside base that house F-111 aircraft. Gordon was honored for his... — Updated 11/7/2020


Senior calendar - Nov. 8

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk Monday: Sloppy joe, potato wedges, mixed vegetables, pineapple upside down cake Tuesday: Pinto beans with ham, potatoes... — Updated 11/7/2020


Club notes - Nov. 8

Beta Phi Members of Beta Phi and one guest had their November ESA meeting Tuesday at the home of Christy Madrid, who hosted the meeting. Everyone enjoyed sandwiches, chips and homemade salsa. Before the meeting got started Madrid... — Updated 11/7/2020


On the shelves - Nov. 8

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Florence Adler Swims Forever” by Rachel Beanland. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out and move into the small... — Updated 11/7/2020

 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Some days I just have to go with a fifth-grade vocabulary

I would like to begin today's missive with some choice verbiage from one of my favorite comedic animations. Translated: “Let me start this story off by quotin' the funny papers.... — Updated 11/7/2020


Korean style barbecue ahead on show

Information on preparing Korean style barbecue, teaching kids to help in the kitchen, and making a barn quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Chef John... — Updated 11/7/2020


New club focused on giving back

There's a new club in town, and they're on a mission to give back to the community. After just being founded in September, Notorious Performance Car Club has already hosted one comm... — Updated 11/7/2020


School menus - Nov. 8

Editor’s note: In-person or to-go service varies based on a school’s mode of education as allowed by the Public Education Department on a county-by-county basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal information is provided by... — Updated 11/7/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

ENMU fall sports teams begin workouts

PORTALES - Things are hardly going full-bore yet, but it's a start. Eastern New Mexico University fall sports teams began workouts in pods this week for the athletes who are on... — Updated 11/7/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Muleshoe falls short of postseason berth

MULESHOE - Looking to mount a last-ditch bid at a postseason berth, Muleshoe came up a bit flat on Friday. Meantime, rival Littlefield played perhaps one of its best games of the... — Updated 11/7/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Bonds, amendments pass soundly

In a world with few sure things, and even fewer during a pandemic, general obligation bond passage in New Mexico is one of them, as it’s rare to see any such question not meet at least 60% support. Still, you never know until... — Updated 11/7/2020

 By Dan McKay    News

New Mexico voters 'very motivated' in U.S. races

SANTA FE — A surge in Republican turnout throughout southern New Mexico helped carry Yvette Herrell to a solid victory over U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in Tuesday’s election — a reversal from their matchup just two years a... — Updated 11/7/2020


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