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Articles from the November 30, 2017 edition

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Purple Press 10/25/2017

 — Updated 11/30/2017

 By David Grieder    News

Eyewitness testifies 14 years later

CLOVIS — More than 14 years after the fact, Telia Vancleave took the stand Wednesday to tell a jury what she saw, as a teenager, on the day Jessie Clyde "J.C." Tucker was gunned d... — Updated 11/30/2017

 By Eric Murray    Sports

Dora seeks improvement

DORA — Building a program as a first-year coach can be tough, but luckily for veteran coach John Wootton, he’ll be inheriting a Dora Coyotes team that won 20 games a season ago. The former 12-year coach of Fort Sumner — along... — Updated 11/30/2017


Woody's closing sad end of a Portales era

H.L. “Woody” Woodward and his elegant wife, Myrtice, opened Woody’s Jewelry in Portales in 1955. Somehow they were friends of our family. I was only a baby in 1962, the year... — Updated 11/30/2017


Letter to the Editor: Bad behavior of past no free pass today

Shame on Rube Render for somehow trying to legitimize the actions of the alleged child predator Roy Moore. (“Denying Moore may be unconstitutional,” in Wednesday’s paper.) By comparing it to the incidents of some politicians... — Updated 11/30/2017

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports

Grady teams expect to run this season

GRADY — When you’re one of the smaller schools in the state’s smallest classification, you’re likely to find some roster deficiencies. And so it is with Grady. The girls have little in the way of height, and the boys have... — Updated 11/30/2017


Pages past - Nov. 30

On this date ... 1982: Members of the New Mexico Board of Economic Development were in Clovis to discuss the pending loss of the Levi Strauss plant, which was scheduled to close... — Updated 11/30/2017

 By Eric Murray    Sports

Rams aim for blue trophy

PORTALES — When a team goes from a state semifinal appearance one year, to a state title game appearance the next, the next logical step is to win it all, right? For the Portales... — Updated 11/30/2017


Boxing tournament set for Saturday

CLOVIS — Roy Walker Gym will hold a boxing exhibition this weekend, with hopes those words will be said much more frequently in 2018. Four eastern New Mexico youth boxers plan to take part in the event, scheduled for 2 p.m.... — Updated 11/29/2017


ENMU basketball capsules, Nov. 30

Men UT Permian Basin (5-1) at Eastern New Mexico (3-3) 7:30 p.m., Greyhound Arena On the air: Cow Country 1450 AM. Last time out: The Falcons topped St. Mary’s 74-65 for their second-straight win. The Greyhounds dropped their... — Updated 11/29/2017

 By Eamon Scarbrough    News

Cool dampens cotton quality

Rain helped cotton growers in eastern New Mexico and west Texas in 2017, but cool weather put a damper on the quality of their crops. Roosevelt County producer Kevin Breshears said... — Updated 11/29/2017


Jail logs - Nov. 30

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Wednesday: Clovis • Mary Gutierrez, 50, driving while license suspended or revoked, evidence of registration, no proof of insurance • Josefina Martinez, 33, failure to... — Updated 11/29/2017


Empty stocking fund - Nov. 30

Today’s family in need: Three members of this six-person family are disabled. The father and two young boys were born with disabilities. The mother tries to work part time, but the family’s situation makes it “nearly... — Updated 11/29/2017


School winter choir concert set for Dec. 12

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Winter Choir Concert is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 at First United Methodist Church. The concert will feature students from Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School, Portales Junior High... — Updated 11/29/2017


Portales winter band concert rescheduled

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Winter Band Concert, originally scheduled for Tuesday at the high school, has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall. The concert,... — Updated 11/29/2017


Five local students win at CCC art show

CLOVIS — Five local students won awards at the seventh annual Clovis Community College Juried Art Show on Wednesday, according to a press release from CCC. CCC students Tanya Bennet won Best of Show for oil painting “Here or... — Updated 11/29/2017


Vacancy open on planning commission

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has one vacancy for a Clovis-area resident to serve on the Planning & Zoning Commission, according to Assistant City Clerk Vicki Reyes. P&Z meets at 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at... — Updated 11/29/2017


Jury finds woman guilty of battery

CLOVIS — A Clovis jury on Tuesday found a Clovis woman guilty of battery on a peace officer. Sarita Jones, 35, was sentenced to 18 months probation, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office. Jones was... — Updated 11/29/2017


Clovis man convicted of stealing car

CLOVIS — A Clovis man on Wednesday was found guilty by a jury of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and battery on a household member. A news release from the district attorney’s office said Juan Garza, 36, was accused of... — Updated 11/29/2017


Meetings calendar - Nov. 30

Today • Curry County DWI Task Force — 4 p.m. at Curry County Administration Complex. Information: 575-763-6016. Friday • Water Policy Advisory Committee — 7:30 a.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday... — Updated 11/29/2017


Events calendar - Nov. 30

Today • Teen program — 4:30 p.m. for ages 13-18 at Portales Public Library. Activity: Superhero wall art. Information: 575-356-3940 • Page Turners book club — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Book: “The Light... — Updated 11/29/2017


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