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Articles from the December 11, 2019 edition

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Clovis boys even record

ALBUQUERQUE — Another night of drama for the Clovis boys basketball team. After a heartbreaking season-opening loss to Cleveland last Friday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, the Wildcats turned right around and headed to Albuquerque on Saturday morning,...

 

Palo Duro denies Clovis' bid for 2-1

CLOVIS — As the weekend’s Foxy’s Drive-In Shootout ended Saturday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, so did the Clovis girls basketball team’s chance of having a winning homestand last week. Saturday’s game against Amarillo’s Palo Duro capp...

 

Ram girls take fifth at Capital City Invitational

SANTA FE — Any coach would hope his team improves as the season goes. For at least the first weekend of the season, Portales High girls coach Wade Fraze said the Lady Rams accomplished that. PHS finished its Capital City Invitational slate on...

 

Saturday prep basketball roundup

DORA — Senior guard Tyce Delk scored 28 points and Elida pulled away late to beat host Dora 66-52 in the boys championship game of the Coyotes’ J.P. Stone Invitational on Saturday night. The Tigers (4-0) led 49-44 going into the final period, but...

 

Pioneers top Hounds

PORTALES — Wayland Baptist senior guard J.J. Culver scored 29 points, converting 12-of-14 free throws, and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Pioneers held on late for a 76-70 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men in the team’s home opener...

 

Rams dominate all-state list

As far as Class 4A football was concerned, the Portales Rams proved to be a dominant force, outscoring its three playoff foes 82-14 despite playing two of those games on the road. That dominance was...

 

ENMU fall commencement set for Saturday

PORTALES — Twice a year, Eastern New Mexico University students take the stage to end their academic journeys and receive their diplomas. This year won’t quite top last year’s record-breaking turnout, but it’s coming pretty close. Up to 543...

 

Portales board celebrates champs

PORTALES - The Portales school board celebrated its most recent state champion, and professed excitement for one of its newest teams set for state competition Monday night. The Rams football team was...

 

Salvation Army seeking ringers

CLOVIS — Manning doorways and storefronts around town, the Salvation Army bell ringers are a staple of the holiday season — ringing, singing and playing instruments to encourage donations for their cause. In Clovis, volunteers greet holiday...

 

'Mariachi Christmas' on its way

CLOVIS - A performance of colorful swirling dresses and lively mariachi music is on the way to Clovis this weekend to brighten up the holiday season and share the story of Mexico's many holiday...

 

Zoo Christmas program continues

CLOVIS - Critters, candy, cocoa, caroling and extension cords ... lots of extension cords. That's the formula for the city's annual Christmas Nites at the Zoo. The event started Tuesday and continues...

 

Clovis swimmers excel at club meet

RICHARDSON, Texas — Clovis’ swim team didn’t have a meet on its regular schedule last weekend, but the Wildcats were still in action and notched some big performances. Participating in a club meet in Richardson, Texas, near Dallas, Clovis rang...

 

Pages past - Dec. 11

On this date ... 1964: Skibells, located at 520 Main St. in Clovis, had announced it was going out of business. The clothing store reported “Every item must be sold regardless of its cost or former selling price.” Men’s hats were $1. Mink trim...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 11

Today • City of Clovis Economic Incentive Board — 7:30 a.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly. Information: 575-763-9654   Thursday • Roosevelt County Emergency Food Programs Stakeholders Meeting — Noon, Roosevelt County...

 

ENMU board to look to 2020-21 school year

PORTALES — With the 2019-20 college year about halfway into the books, the Eastern New Mexico University board of regents will make a few decisions that will affect students and staffers in the 2020-21 year. The board has numerous items on the agen...

 

Adrian White working hard to help students bridge gaps

Adrian White has worked with and for our district for many years now, in various capacities. To give you an idea of the caliber of this man, he’s the only individual I’m aware of who has been vote...

 

Religion digest - Dec. 11

Reeder installed at Immanuel Pastors from area churches and locations as far away as Alamogordo and Hobbs gathered Dec. 1 for the installation of Rev. Thomas N. Reeder Jr. at Clovis' Immanuel...

 

Medical data sharing is a privacy violation

Few things are more private than a person’s medical history. Yet without the consent of patients or their doctors, America’s second-largest health care system and Google are cooperating to share personally identifiable medical information on 50...

 

Offering you the gift of liberty

There’s one Christmas gift I’d love to give you: the gift of liberty. The freedom to do everything you have a right to do. It’s a gift bigger than you can imagine. Alas, it’s not possible to...

 

Settlement closes dark chapter

A dark chapter in our previous governor’s time in office is finally coming to a close with a recent $10 million settlement. Six years after Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration accused 15 behavioral health providers of overbilling the state’s...

 

'American Pickers' seeks collections

The “American Pickers” television program team is planning to film episodes in New Mexico, and is looking for sizable and unique collections along with the stories behind them. The show is looking for private collections, and not seeking stores,...

 

Clovis High briefly locked down

CLOVIS — A student was taken into custody Monday morning after police said a threat was made on social media. Clovis High School was placed on lockdown for about an hour while police investigated the threat, according to a school news release. The...

 

Jail log - Dec. 11

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Tuesday: Clovis • Kia Gallo, 26, failure to appear • Jonathan Romero, 24, violation of restraining order • Lyle Case, 35, battery against a household member, larceny • Jacob...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 11

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime & pajama party: “Long Winter’s Nap” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales....

 

'A Christmas Carol' is a tale that never grows old

Long years ago, before my brothers and I had yet learned to read, three of the most-used books in our house were these: Hallmark’s “Poetry for Pleasure,” Margaret de Angeli’s “Book of...

 

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