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467 earn degrees at ENMU

PORTALES — For many Eastern New Mexico University graduates, a journey ended Saturday morning at Greyhound Arena. They looked back with fondness at the educational experiences and tight knit,...

 

Gone missing: One good friend

Editor's note: Bo was returned home safely early Sunday morning. Brandon Nichols said a man saw him in an alley near where he'd gone missing. "I bet someone had him ... and turned him back out,"...

 

Holiday happiness

PORTALES — One distinct trademark of the Portales Police Department's Santa Cop program each year is everyone leaves happy, according to those who make the program happen. The annual charity event,...

 

Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra a mind-blower

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Whoever is responsible for paying for the electricity at Charlotte's Spectrum Center should probably consider sitting down before tearing open the next bill. That's because the...

 

Lodger's tax good example of unfair taxation

Travis Tritt is coming to Clovis and it’s going to be great, right? He’s a member of a “Country Club,” you know, and if “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’” he can run into “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.” A lot of us love his music and it’s great to...

 

Addicts need help, not jail terms

A relative, who asked me to only use her middle name, Gail, has spent two stints in Texas prisons for cocaine. The first time she was sentenced to two years for $5 worth of cocaine after being busted...

 

Greetings to those who need them

It’s Christmas card season. I just got my first from a friend in Washington, and I think I’ve sweet-talked my way into another from an office a few blocks from work. I’m not really one to send out Christmas cards, because that stuff takes...

 

Here's some insight about yours truly; no quiz required

I never participate in those Facebook chain posts where it asks you to answer questions like • what’s your age? • have you ever been married or divorced? • what was the last thing you ate? Because honestly, I’ve always thought they were poi...

 

Event calendar - Dec. 11

Today • ENMU’s fall commencement — 10 a.m.-noon at Greyhound Arena, Portales. Information: 575-562-1011 Sunday • Causey Community Holiday Luncheon — 1 p.m. at the Causey community building. Turkey, ham, dressing, bread provided. Please...

 

Meeting calendar - Dec. 11

Wednesday • Planning and Zoning — 3 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • CCC Board of Trustees — 8 a.m. in room 512 at Clovis Community College. Information: 575-769-4001 Thursday • ENMWUA — 10 a.m. at Memorial...

 

Pages past - Dec. 11

Dec. 11 On this date ... 1966: Olympic pole-vaulter Bob Richards had been guest speaker for the Clovis Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet. “There isn’t a person that doesn’t have stirrings to be a champion within them,” Richards told the...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 11

Today’s family in need: This grandmother is disabled with polio. She has custody of her three grandchildren because the parents are battling addiction. “She collects disability benefits but that barely supports her, let alone the grandchildren,...

 

Education may see more cuts

CLOVIS — The heads of at least three local school districts are bristling at the possibility state funding for education will be further reduced next year, paired with the thought of cash balances being tapped to offset declining state revenues....

 

Theater class puts spin on holiday classic

CLOVIS — The Christmas spirit is getting a funny twist this week. “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” a satire of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” written by Christopher Durang, is premiering at Clovis Community College....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 11, 2016

Clovis High School senior competes for Heisman award

Clovis High senior Rohan Angadi is a member of the Wildcat soccer and tennis teams, and one of the school's better students. Angadi is in New York as one of 10 finalists — five boys, five girls ...

 

Lists on the Internet are so addictive

I’m making my list. I might even check it twice. On second thought, no need for all that bother; just post it up on the Internet right away. Lists on the Internet are driving me crazy but somehow I...

 

Fur, flares a good winter pairing

When the weather outside is frightful, grab some fur and flares. That's right. Whether you prefer the real deal or the faux, every fashionista, male or female, is wearing fur from head to toe....

 

How to make a bread basket on coming show

Information on hand quilting, making gumball cupcakes and growing and harvesting herbs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times...

 

Senior calendar - Dec. 11

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 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. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m....

 

On the shelves - Dec. 11

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Someone Always Knows by Marcia Muller delivers an intense and intricate plot as Sharon McCone and her husband, Hy manage to successfully merge their investigative and...

 

School menus - Dec. 11

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast wrap. Lunch — Cheeseburger mac and cheese, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, applesauce Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, mixed green...

 

Club notes - Dec. 11

Curry County Retired Educators Ms. Dianne Davis called the meeting to order in President-elect Eileen Massey's absence and introduced today's guest performers, the Clovis High School Chamber Choir, led by Mr. Sean Galloway. The Chamber Choir sang a...

 

Lady Rams cruise past SFIS in finals

SANTA FE — The Portales Lady Rams dominated an old rival from the get-go on Saturday night, and the Lady Rams claimed the championship of the Capital City Classic. Sophomore Taylee Rippee scorted 13 points and grabbed six rebounds en route to...

 

Cats post win over La Cueva

ALBUQUERQUE — After winning just eight games in Scott Robinson’s first two seasons as head coach, Clovis High’s boys are looking to put together a resume which could help them come Class 6A state tournament time. The Wildcats jumped over the .5...

 

Eldorado rolls past Lady Cats

RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s girls hung around for three quarters on Saturday before three games in three days got the best of them. Guard Sydney Candelaria broke loose for 14 of her 31 points in the final quarter as the Eagles beat the Lady...

 

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