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Articles from the January 27, 2017 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 27, 2017

Gutierrez found guilty in shooting case

CLOVIS — A Curry County jury needed two hours Thursday to return a guilty verdict on a 2002 shooting case. David Gutierrez, 35, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Jose Valverde,...

 

Clovis man pleads in 2015 slaying

CLOVIS — A man slated to face trial for first-degree murder charges will spend six years in prison after accepting a plea agreement Thursday. Jonathan Cruz, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree and one...

 

Q&A: Taekwondo teacher earns prestigious promotion

PORTALES — Steve Blakeley, owner of Eastern New Mexico Taekwondo, will soon be receiving a prestigious honor that many other practitioners of the martial arts have not attained. On Feb. 18 in the Ya...

 

Central Baptist 'sharing the love'

CLOVIS — Central Baptist Church is sharing the love. The church is hosting its “Share the Love” event on Feb. 8 to support upcoming summer mission trips, according to event committee chair and church member Sherry Best. Doors will open for the...

 

Wishing nominees could tell it like it is

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, probably survived the grilling she got from angry Democrats last week. When Sen. Patty Murray demanded she promise not “to privatize public schools,” DeVos replied, “Not all...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    January 27, 2017

The art of punching cows: Part 3

Not all cow-punchers favor a direct and safer method of maneuvering bovines. For those who are ready to trade a little predictability and comfort for the wiles of a flexible weapon, then exploration...

 

Trump's inaugural speech had polish of pro writer

President Trump’s inaugural address has been received alternately with adulation and shock and dismay from the predictable sources. The question remains, however, who wrote it? Having done limited...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 27

Today • Roosevelt County spelling bee — 1 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. Information: 575-562-1011 • Blood drive — 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Curves, Clovis. Information: 575-840-8178 • Black Hats and Pearls fundraiser — 6:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m....

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 27

Monday • Clovis-Carver Library Board — 5:30 p.m. at the library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Clovis City Commission —...

 

Jesus' sacrifice removes heaviest chains

“Wow. This box is heavy,” asserted my wife as she lugged in a box dropped on our porch by UPS. Immediately, I knew what it was, and that she was right. You see, a box of chains (not of the...

 

Follow the Lamb in this heated political season

I am certainly no presidential historian or even a history expert for that matter. You may not be either. However, I cannot remember such venom in a presidential campaign and election as we have seen...

 

Pages past - Jan. 27

On this date ... 1977: Triangle Studio of Photography at 2400 N. Prince in Clovis was suggesting "4 ways to say ... Be My Valentine!!" The studio offered a package of four pictures, each with...

 

Clovis police blotter - Jan. 27

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 6:23 a.m.: Motor vehicle theft - auto, 1800 block of Arbor Drive • 8:30 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 100 block of T...

 

Portales police blotter - Jan. 27

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Wednesday • 10:31 a.m.: Burglary report, 1500 block Arizona Drive • 11:33 a.m.: Fraud, walk in • 2:10 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 300 block South Avenue C • 2:23...

 

Portales High basketball capsules - Jan. 27

Boys Portales at New Mexico Military When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-4A game at Roswell. Records: Portales 16-2 (2-0), NMMI 1-14 (0-3). Last time out: The Rams blistered Ruidoso 81-40 in district play at home on Tuesday. The Colts lost a district...

 

Hounds re-Buffed

PORTALES — All good things must come to an end. That came Thursday for Eastern New Mexico university's women, as West Texas A&M avoided a season sweep with a 62-52 win at Greyhound Arena. Maddison...

 

Thursday area prep basketball summaries

Boys District 5-3A Texico 81, Santa Rosa 75 Texico (15-5, 1-0) — Ben Crist 7, Dalton Thatcher 33, Luke Phipps 4, Braden Fraze 11, Mason Golden 6, Nathan Phipps 16, Paden McDermid 4. Totals 28 21-31 81. Santa Rosa (10-6, 0-1) — Stephen Sanchez 3,...

 

Hounds upset No. 20 West Texas A&M

PORTALES - While it is just one win,it was a big one for Eastern New Mexico's men. A 96-83 victory over No. 20 West Texas A&M Thursday night might be just the game the Eastern New Mexico men's...

 

County clerk dies in Lubbock hospital

Curry County Clerk Jo Lynn Queener died Thursday night in a Lubbock hospital, with family at her side, County Manager Lance Pyle said. Queener had been transported to Lubbock via ambulance early Tuesday afternoon. Family members said she suffered a... Full story

 

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