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Articles from the November 12, 2017 edition

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Our People: Community servant about local support

Sandy Vigil was born in Apple Valley, California. She and her family moved to New Mexico in 1992. Vigil graduated from Artesia High School in 2007. She comes from a family of community servants. Her...

 

Interesting stories lie behind odd place names

As I drove east past the road sign that read Roundup, Texas, my mind wondered about the name, wandering off into thoughts that it might have something to do with the chemical Roundup. No, it probably...

 

Boots go-to shoes for fall

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you're probably getting your fat pants ready. It’s time for good eats and even better Thanksgiving fashion. With all the demands of daily life and yoga...

 

Knit leggings easy to make

Information on using boxes for kitchen organization, sewing knit leggings and making a gumball cupcake will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 12

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: Gospel singing Monday: No daily activities, 5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafters, 6 p.m. trivia mania...

 

School menus - Nov. 12

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, seasonal fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Turkey and cheese on goldfish bread, veggie...

 

We honor our veterans

CLOVIS — Local residents lined the sidewalks on Main Street Saturday morning for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Organized by the Joint Veterans Council of Curry/Roosevelt County, over 50 floats... Full story

 

Pages past - Nov. 12

On this date ... 1982: Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Clovis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3015 were putting final touches on a locomotive float they were making for the upcoming Veterans Day parade. Photographed in the Clovis News-Journal...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 12

Monday • Portales School Board — 6 p.m. in board room, 501 S. Abilene. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 • Clovis Board...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 12

Tuesday • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. program for grades K-6 at Portales Public Library. Activity: Play your way. Information: 575-356-3940 • Books and babies — 10:30 a.m. for ages 0-3 at Portales Public Library. Story: Turkey Tuesdays....

 

AG accusations of Presbyterian fraud unfounded

When New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced his lawsuit against Presbyterian Healthcare Services in a July 11 news conference, he said the company had “engaged in a 15-year fraudulent enterprise,” had claimed more than $754...

 

Heaven, hell choices of TV enlightenment

Recuperating in Dallas the past week, I broadened my horizons by channel surfing to see what enlightenment I have overlooked with my busy High Plains sports schedule. Like a deja vu thunderbolt of...

 

Color, gender don't matter on Election Day

Historic firsts took place all across the United States last week. As voters in scores of states — but not New Mexico — headed to the polls last Tuesday for the first regularly scheduled Election... Full story

 

'Certified' jail feels a little safer

Congratulations are in order. After enduring one mess followed by another and another for years, the Curry County Adult Detention Center has attained “certified” status. That’s government talk... Full story

 

Local roundup - Nov. 12

Altrusa hosts 20th Holiday Happening PORTALES — Area residents have been marveling at the table decorations of the Portales Altrusa club’s Holiday Happening for 19 years and, according to organizers, there hasn’t been a design repeated yet....

 

Water authority search could stretch into 2018

CLOVIS — With over 150 pages of material across 27 applications, selecting a new Executive Director for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority could very well take into the new year, Chairman David Lansford said Saturday. About one fourth...

 

Tarleton sweeps ENMU volleyball squad

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Hopefully, Eastern New Mexico and Tarleton State aren’t tired of playing each other on the volleyball court after Saturday, because they’re going to do it all over again Thursday. The host TexAnns, already guaranteed the N...

 

Thompson 3-pointer gives Hounds opening win over Fort Lewis

ALBUQUERQUE — The bank was open on Saturday for Lamarquis Thompson, even on Veterans Day. The Eastern New Mexico senior scored 23 points, none bigger than his 3-pointer off the glass with :01 left to give Eastern New Mexico a 73-72 win Saturday...

 

Melrose sweeps Elida for 1A volleyball title

RIO RANCHO — To be the best, you have to beat the best. On Saturday night, the Melrose Buffaloes proved that old adage to be true, knocking off a Goliath of sorts in Elida, for the Class 1A state...

 

Texico wins fourth-straight 3A volleyball title

RIO RANCHO — For the fourth year in a row — and eighth time under head coach Kristen Scanlan, the Texico Wolverines are state champions. Texico won yet another 3A state volleyball title at the 201...

 

Prep football roundup: Dora, Texico conclude seasons

CLOVIS— Friday night saw two local teams say farewell to the 2017 season with playoff losses. As for Bovina, the Mustangs take a top seed in the playoffs, while Muleshoe is hoping to find their mid-season selves coming into the playoffs. Tatum 40,...

 

Cass breaks record but ENMU loses LSC title bid to Midwestern State

PORTALES — There were two coronations as a result of Saturday's Midwestern State-Eastern New Mexico football game, but only one that the Greyhounds were hoping for. With a blistering passing...

 

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