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Articles from the November 13, 2019 edition

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Portales student selected for honor band

Every year, thousands of high school musicians across the U.S. submit auditions to perform in the All National Honors Ensemble. Around 200 end up making the cut. Portales High School senior Parker Yi...

 

CHS band second at regional competition

The Clovis High School marching band finished second in the Bands of America regional competition last weekend. CHS was one of five state champions competing in the event at St. George, Utah. Clovis was second only to the Utah state champion in the...

 

Shooting suspect remains in custody

CLOVIS — Johnny Rae Vigil, 26, remains in custody without bond on a murder charge following a Thursday night shooting at a home on North Lea Street. Court records show a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Nov. 21. Vigil does not have...

 

CATS open house scheduled

CLOVIS — An open house is scheduled Thursday at the Clovis Area Transit System (CATS) headquarters at 901 W. 13th St., according to a city release. The 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. event will provide opportunities to tour a bus, set up a rider profile and...

 

Road viewers appointed

CLOVIS — A group of road viewers have been appointed by the Curry County Commission in conjunction with a request to close the portion of Curry Road 38 between Curry roads E and F, according to a county release. The viewing committee will meet 10...

 

ENMU board calls special meeting

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents has called a special meeting for Friday morning to allow refinancing on the privately owned San Juan Village and Sierra Vista Village housing complexes. The meeting is scheduled for...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 13

Today • City of Clovis Economic Incentive Board — 7:30 a.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly. Information: 575-763-9654 • City of Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N....

 

Board celebrates Portales floriculture team

PORTALES — The Portales school board on Monday briefly celebrated a team that learned to grow flowers, and ended up with some personal and professional growth in the process. The board congratulated Portales High’s floriculture team on its silver...

 

Curry makes ballots official

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission made its ballots from the Nov. 5 general election official, and handled a few other business matters in a short meeting Tuesday morning. County Clerk Annie Hogland said the general election marked the first...

 

Education digest - Nov. 13

Students receive FFA degree Seven area students have received the American FFA degree, the highest honor awarded by the Future Farmers of America. Texico had five students receive the degrees — Ben Crist, Danika Nelson, Nathan Phipps, Cole Schaap...

 

Medicare for all who want it easier to swallow

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is trying to sell Americans on “Medicare for All” with the help of a new financing plan, should first have analyzed the dilemma in deep-blue New York, where a bill to replace private insurance with a single-payer...

 

Letters to the editor - Nov. 13

City officials’ authority respected Our Clovis City Commission consists of nine qualified individuals who we the people voted to make educated decisions in the interest of our city. Thursday, as I sat in an open meeting, I was impressed with the...

 

Principled better than wishy-washy

A common criticism of libertarians is that we are wrapped up in principles; in absolutes. We are called “purists” as if this is a bad thing, yet the opposite of “pure” is “contaminated....

 

Jail log - Nov. 13

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis • Michael Olivas, 38, probation violation • Devyne Cook, 24, sexual exploitation of children • Johnny Vigil, 26, first degree murder • Jeremy Cook, 37, failure to...

 

Roosevelt ballots counted

PORTALES — The ballots from the Roosevelt County general election on Nov. 5 were made official after they were canvassed Tuesday morning at a special County Commission meeting. The county received 1,191 ballots total from 10,169 potential voters....

 

Pages past - Nov. 13

On this date ... 1974: More than 100 law enforcement officers convened in Clovis for the fall meeting of the Texas South Plains and Eastern New Mexico Peace Officers Association. The session focused on mutual problems and new approaches to solving...

 

Living wax museum fantastic experience for students

If you didn’t attend our iAcademy’s Living Wax Museum recently, you missed a special event indeed. Between J’Drian Lawson’s second and third graders and Melinda Hewitt’s fourth and fifth...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 13

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “Cowboys & Cowgirls” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information:...

 

Good causes, good music fill up weekend

Perhaps in honor of Thanksgiving month — or maybe we are just lucky — this weekend has an overflowing cornucopia of good causes and good music in store for us. I’ll be spending many hours at...

 

Whatever happened to that airline?

Carol Nash has a question. The Clovis woman perhaps best known as the pronouncer at local spelling bees for years is also the granddaughter of a Quay County newspaper publisher and a regional history...

 

People can get hurt when dogs are left loose

Every day my dad walks our two dogs around the neighborhood. And sometimes I will go with him on my bike. One day we passed by this one house and a big dog was just loose. It was lying down and I didn’t notice it until I passed by. When I looked...

 

Even on vacation there's something to worry about

My husband Peter and I are spending a month in Spain and we have left our worries behind. As a result, we have had to come up with new, temporary worries to occupy us until we get back home. Peter ran out of lotion and for several days used...

 

Trust God's willingness to carry our sorrows

Grief. It’s a far bigger word than we usually think. Oh, we all know it applies to the loss wrought by death as we’ve stood at the graveside of a loved one, smelled the flowers, felt the...

 

Clovis girls swimmers fourth in tight Lubbock field

LUBBOCK — Clovis’ swim team is about progressing, about driving forward through the season, improving times and preparing for district and state competition. The Wildcats moved in that direction this past weekend in the Lubbock Fall...

 

Greyhounds hope to finish strong

PORTALES — Call it one for the road. It is, after all, the last one this year for Eastern New Mexico’s football team. And it is on the road — way out on it. ENMU (6-4) will conclude its 2019 slate on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m. Pacific Standard...

 

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