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Articles from the November 20, 2016 edition

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Cutting cost of Hep C drug key to saving lives

New Mexicans spent $36.5 million last year treating a fraction of the state’s Medicaid hepatitis C patients, and a good portion of that was for a prescription medication that cures the liver-wasting disease. State taxpayers are on pace to make that...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    November 20, 2016

Event offers Girl Scouts hands-on look at science

Aubrieanna Hill has a knack for science and plans to study robotics when she's not busy building or testing rockets. Aubrieanna is 8 years old. That future scientist was one of about 40 girls at the...

 

Last-second shot beats Greyhounds

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Freshman guard Isiah Herrera hit a deep 2-pointer with under a second remaining in regulation and Howard Payne opened its men’s basketball season on Saturday with a 66-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a...

 

Communities coming together for Thanksgiving events

Local communities are bringing people together for family-friendly activities this Thanksgiving, according to event organizers. Central Christian Church in Portales is hosting a Community...

 

Holiday season can mean holiday blues

PORTALES — The holiday season is typically known as a time for joy and unity between families and friends, but for some, this time of year can have its own set of challenges, including symptoms of depression. With increased rates of stress during...

 

Portales home destroyed in fire

PORTALES — A Portales residential home on the 1900 block of Garnet Road was destroyed after it caught fire on Saturday. The home was owned by two adults, according to Portales Fire Department...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    November 20, 2016

High School dress code comes under fire

CLOVIS — When a Clovis High School student arrived at school early for band practice last week, she didn’t expect to be sent home for what she was wearing. She also didn’t expect the response she got from the community. CHS senior Morgan... Full story

 

Bazaar showcases local artisans

Portales residents got a head start for their holiday shopping while supporting local artisans. The Hydration Station hosted their Holiday Craft Bazaar Saturday in Portales, which brought shoppers...

 

Holiday closures

The following businesses and offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday: • City of Portales offices — Thursday-Friday • City of Clovis offices — Thursday-Friday • District Court — Wednesday-Friday • Eastern New Mexico...

 

Pages past - Nov. 20

On this date ... 1956: An unmasked bandit held up Tom Finley’s service station about 3 a.m. in Texico. Authorities said he took the cash register and escaped with about $400. The cash register was recovered behind the Texico High School gymnasium....

 

Events calendar - Nov. 20

Today • Bingo — 11 a.m. at American Legion Post 117, 2800 Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-763-4030 • Double reed studio recital — 3 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU, Portales. Admission: Free. Information: 575-562-1011 Thursday ...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 20

Monday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 This calendar is a daily listing of area public meetings. To place an item on the calendar, call the...

 

Portales police blotter - Nov. 20

Jail log Released Thursday As of 7 a.m. Friday • Eliseo A. Sanchez, 36, bond • Autumn R. Skinner, 29, bond • Keely L. Studdard, 20, bond Booked Thursday As of 7 a.m. Friday • Bernardo Baca, 42, hold for other agency • Sarah Crawford, 31,...

 

Clovis police blotter - Nov. 20

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 12:35 a.m.: Failure to pay fines, 1200 block of North Pile Street. • 12:57 a.m.: Shoplifting (muni), 1000 block...

 

Trump off to bad start with picks

Unlike Obama haters, I want Trump to succeed in making our country better for everyone. To paraphrase Obama, the office transforms ideology into sobering reality. Russia is attacking us with cyber...

 

Coffee weird way to show support

I will never understand some things about coffee. I don't get how people will want to throw elected officials out of office when gasoline hits $3 a gallon, but think nothing of letting the engine...

 

The News heads for future

They're married. The Clovis News Journal, 87, and Portales News-Tribune, 59, made it official this morning. They've been getting along for years anyway, sharing staff, sharing stories, sharing the com...

 

Jim Kelly was epitome of Christ-like love

Dozens of memories flooded my mind over this past week as I grieved - along with many others - the loss of an amazing man who touched many lives across eastern New Mexico and beyond. I was about 8 whe...

 

Texico truly home for mayor

Jerry Bradley was born at Misawa Air Base, Japan. His father served in the US Air Force and moved his family to Texico in 1964 when Jerry was four years old. He said he must really like Texico because...

 

Newspaper change makes good business sense

Change sometimes hits you like a slap in the face. Take, for instance, when you picked up your newspaper this morning and found that the name you've known for your entire life has changed. The Greek...

 

Mix and match for fun style

I enjoy the art of actually managing to wear every single item in my closet on a regular basis. Figuring out how to re-purpose an item that was initially meant to be worn only once on special...

 

Total fitness discussed on show

Information on how meditation is used in the healthcare industry and how to do the "spiraling" method of floral design will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on...

 

Senior calendar

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. pinochle, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, noon...

 

Club notes

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Nov. 8 at K-Bob’s Steakhouse. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Committee chairman, thanked members for their support. Many yard signs were displayed. The monthly breakfast has been canceled due to the...

 

School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini donuts. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, min carrots w/ranch, chilled pears, whole wheat roll Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel w/cream cheese. Lunch — Goldfish ham and cheese, veggie dippers...

 

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