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Articles from the December 21, 2017 edition

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School board approves Highland Elementary demolition

CLOVIS — When school's out for summer, the plan is to tear it down. At least that's the plan Clovis school board members have for Highland Elementary, which would be rebuilt in time for the...

 

Clovis to consider water assurance plan

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will be asked to approve a master water assurance plan during tonight's regular meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The meeting includes the water plan,...

 

Portales council votes to sign on loan commitment

PORTALES — The Portales City Council voted on Tuesday to sign a document reiterating its commitment to paying two loans by the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, but it had some questions first. The loans were in the amount of $1.5 million...

 

Water board to consider condemnation request

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will consider a request for condemnation on a property near southwest Clovis, following multiple unsuccessful efforts to agree on an appraisal price for access to the landowner’s property....

 

Education digest - Dec. 21

Clovis FFA students take home honors CLOVIS — Eleven Clovis FFA students took home honors at the District IV FFA Leadership Development event last week, according to a press release from Clovis Municipal Schools. In the Jr. High Illustrated Talk...

 

No injuries in debris fire

CLOVIS — Firefighters responded to a debris fire originating at 3008 Weston St. around noon on Wednesday. “We had a resident burning rubbish in the back of his yard, wind got a hold of it and it just got wild,” Fire Department Battalion Chief...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 21

Today’s family in need: This mother of two wants to provide her children a merry Christmas in the face of devastating illness. Salvation Army Lt. Kelly Berggren knew the woman suffered from polio, but discovered she had also been diagnosed with...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 21

Ongoing • Artist of the month — Art from Sarah Bice will be on exhibit all month at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-762-6359 The events calendar is a daily listing of area events. To place an item on the calendar, call the...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 21

Today • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. at the Curry County Commission chambers at county administration office. Information: 575-935-4264 • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. in North Annex at Clovis-Carver Public...

 

Longtime resident seeks clues to Christmas past

Twila Watkins has a mystery on her hands, and it’s one that surfaced — most appropriately — just in time for Christmas. A few weeks ago, Watkins was helping her nephew go through some old family...

 

Cafeteria too often taken for granted

Walking into the Clovis Schools central office the other day, the first thing I saw was a table laden with enormous platters of cookies. Several ladies were organizing the plates, clearly getting...

 

Pages past - Dec. 21

On this date ... 1977: Yucca Junior High students collected 1,259 cans for the annual Salvation Army holiday food drive. Student council officers counted and sorted cans after the drive. Mike Gunnels...

 

Jail logs - Dec. 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday-Tuesday: Clovis • Cordney Cooper, 26, probation violation • David Aragon-Sena, 61, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Edwin Carrilio, 23, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge...

 

Dozen locals selected for North-South football games

ALBUQUERQUE — A dozen Curry and Roosevelt county seniors were selected for the North-South football all-star teams, released Wednesday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. There are three games, all scheduled for sites to be...

 

ENMU adds three transfers for 2018 football season

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds signed three football recruits on Wednesday, as part of the NCAA’s new early signing period. Greyhound football coach Kelley Lee announced the signings of three offensive linemen — James Morris,...

 

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