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Articles from the December 22, 2017 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 22, 2017

Clovis water assurance plan approved

CLOVIS — After nearly an hour of discussion, and plenty of assurances that a plan is more a guide than a mandate, the Clovis City Commission unanimously approved a master water assurance plan...

 

Man sentenced to 2-plus years

CLOVIS — A man facing trial next month for a summer burglary of a Clovis home has been convicted on unrelated charges, for which he was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in the Department of Corrections....

 

Lubbock teen assigned lawyer from local office

PORTALES — A Lubbock teen charged with vehicular homicide has a new attorney. Assistant District Attorney Jake Boazman said Thursday the Portales office of the public defender has been assigned to defend Jerry Nale, 19. Attorney James Baiamonte of...

 

Water authority votes to condemn land

CLOVIS — Board members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority on Thursday unanimously condemned a section of land southwest of Clovis. The action allows officials to continue on schedule with construction and development of a phase of...

 

Empty stocking fund - Dec. 22

Today’s family in need: These grandparents were left with their grandchildren, and want them to have a merry Christmas. One of the couple’s children dropped off the grandchildren, ages 4 and 5, a month ago, and have not returned since. Both...

 

Holiday services

The following churches have scheduled special Christmas services: Sunday • Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., Clovis — 10 a.m. service, 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Christmas story in Scripture and song • First Christian Church, 1700 N. Main...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 22

Monday • Christmas lunch — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at El Rancho, 101 S. Chicago Ave., Portales. Information: 575-359-0098 Ongoing • Artist of the month — Art from Sarah Bice will be on exhibit all month at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information:...

 

May Christmas open our eyes to real gold

It’s always good, but never better than during these holy days, to recognize the difference between genuine gold and the sort that blinds fools (and all of us when we’re foolish). You probably rem...

 

We have gifts we can give Christ this Christmas

This week I have been contemplating on the Christmas story and especially the three wise men and their offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Christ child in Bethlehem. Most artists...

 

Herding bulls a different animal

There’s a saying about herding goats, and I’ll wager it’s not unfounded given the few goats that I’ve had the opportunity to meet. Plenty of herds of livestock must be directed and handled....

 

Jail logs - Dec. 22

Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday: Clovis • Joann McClendon, 38, breaking and entering, assault, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Dereke Hall, 34, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Michael Smith, 35,...

 

Pages past - Dec. 22

On this date ... 1982: Evelyn King, Bernell Moore, and Maurine Winkles, members of the Clovis High Plains Hospital Auxiliary, were among those involved in the organization's latest fundraiser...

 

Elida girls fend off Clayton

ELIDA — A true test of a good team is how it plays against top competition. A better test is when it plays a team of bigger size. Thursday, the Elida girls basketball team passed both those tests, taking care of 3A Clayton by posting a 49-44 victor...

 

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