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Articles from the April 28, 2016 edition

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Primary candidates discuss issues at High Plains Patriots forum

Staff Writer [email protected] Curry County Commission candidates took center stage and broached a wide array of issues during Thursday’s High Plains Patriots Candidates Forum at the Master’s Centre in Clovis. Seven candidates vying for three... Full story


Portales survives opener, sweeps Ruidoso

STAFF REPORT RUIDOSO — Victoria Cordova and Grace Hooker homered in a four-run seventh, and the Portales Rams survived Ruidoso with a 5-2 win in the first game of Thursday’s District 4-3A doubleheader at Ruidoso High School. Portales (21-5, 8-0)...


Elida resident named Cattle Growers president

Pat Boone of Elida, who was recently elected president of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, has been a member of the organization “for about 20 years, for most of those years just as an... Full story


Senior profiles: Floyd High School

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. Floyd High School Lyzette Belloc, who plans to attend college at South Plains College in Levelland, Tex...


Meetings watch: Roosevelt General Hospital

The following were actions taken Tuesday at the Roosevelt General Hospital Board meeting: • Board members approved accreditation for a credential one position for Dr. Sanjay Vasudeva by RGH Chief of Staff Dr. Praveen Chava. “He’s a board... Full story


Brown: It’s just like riding a horse

I don’t remember exactly the first time I was put on a horse, but it was before I started learning to drive, so let’s say four years old. The first challenge is getting on board. When the stirrup... Full story


Rodriguez: Storytelling part of what made me who I am

This is a continuation of last week’s column on how, rather than my parents reading my sisters and I books as children, we listened to children’s records. However, in writing the column, I... Full story


Gossip is a deadly, poisonous thing

Several years ago my sister Susie and I stopped at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, as we were on our way back from Dallas. We had to go through Sweetwater anyway, so we decided to take... Full story


So what’s your ‘contentment number?’

One to ten scale. One, terrible; ten, incredibly good. Here’s the question: In general, in your whole life, how content are you? This is not a trick question. The first number that pops into your... Full story


To do list

Today • Dance & Cheer Force recital — 6 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Admission: Free. Information: 575-693-1060 • Pauline McDaniel Jr. recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. Admission: Free. Information: 575-562-1011 • Child Find...


Pages Past — April 29

April 29 On this date ... 1951: Clovis High School was preparing to graduate 126 students, according to Principal Dave St. Clair. Gov. Edwin Mechem was the scheduled speaker for commencement at the Ma... Full story


ENMU staff to retire

The following are Eastern New Mexico University faculty and staff set to retire next month: • Dr. Mo Ahmadian, professor of Electronic Engineering Technology • Barbara Palantone, associate professor of Social Work • Dr. Nina Bjornsson,...


Local roundup: Lime Street to close

The city of Portales Water Department will be conducting utility work on Lime Street from Avon to Boston Tuesday through Wednesday. This section of Lime Street will be closed to through traffic. City officials ask that drivers slow down and follow...


Opinion: So what’s your ‘contentment number?’

One to ten scale. One, terrible; ten, incredibly good. Here’s the question: In general, in your whole life, how content are you? This is not a trick question. The first number that pops into your...


Candidate found guilty of misdemeanor battery

Staff writer [email protected] A candidate for Curry County Commission was found guilty of misdemeanor battery Wednesday during municipal court proceedings. Clovis Municipal Court Judge Jan Garrett ordered District 4 candidate Steve Gershon to pay...


Local spearheading veteran priority parking project

Managing Editor [email protected] Veterans who are injured in combat are issued a Purple Heart. Nathan McCreery wants them to also have a purple spot. McCreery, a local photographer, is spearheading the Purple Heart Project — an effort to set... Full story


Faith: Youth congregation ministers to community

Staff Photo: Brooke Finch Davida Padilla, far left, and Jojo Padilla present bracelets to Leota and Brian West as part of the Kids for Christ Church outreach to cancer patients. Staff writer...


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