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Articles from the December 25, 2016 edition

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Remembering Goliath

It was the seventh named storm of the 2015-16 season, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anybody who called Winter Storm Goliath lucky. The best thing an eastern New Mexico resident could say about it?...

 

Goliath: Claimed 10 percent of the dairy cow herd at Nature's Way

PORTALES — When Nature's Way Dairy northeast of Portales lost 10 percent of its herd last December, it took six months to rebuild the numbers, said General Manager Jamie Kulesa. Kulesa said his dairy lost more than 300 cows, with 88 dying in the...

 

Fire strikes near Hull Street overpass

CLOVIS — Christmas smelled a lot like smoke for most of Clovis on Sunday as a grass fire destroyed about 100 acres near the Hull Street overpass on the city’s west edge. Clovis Fire Department...

 

Goliath: Storm stories

Retired Game Warden Wes Robertson of Clovis said he didn’t lose anything during the storm — he gained something. “We have a cat door from outside into our garage,” he wrote in response to a Facebook question. “A little black and white feral...

 

Goliath: Spurred outreach

Snow storm Goliath was the precise opportunity for Living Word Church of God music minister and Celebrate Recovery facilitator Bonetta Hutson to exercise outreach — making sure her fellow members...

 

Here's hoping Dakota's story will open some eyes

CLOVIS — When Dakota Revell started at Bella Vista Elementary School in 2007, she announced she might just skip kindergarten and go on to first grade. And that's exactly what happened after school...

 

Goliath: Storm taught planning lesson

Clovis resident Edwina Gutierrez learned the value of planning ahead during Goliath. It was just on the bridge of Cannon Air Force Base where Gutierrez found herself stuck. The storm was so severe it sealed her car doors shut. “I was basically call...

 

Wildcats prep for holiday action

Clovis High’s basketball coaches are hoping a bit of down time will help their teams get back on the right track. The Wildcats are preparing for the Griego Holiday Classic while the girls host the Plateau Holiday Classic. Both events are scheduled...

 

Hounds in holding pattern

PORTALES — With one successful season in the books for Eastern New Mexico University and Portales in their new on-campus Greyhound Stadium, the stadium at Blackwater Draw has now gone a full...

 

Coach Roanhaus, warts and all, will be missed

Three things we will always remember about Eric Roanhaus: • The success of his Clovis High School football teams; • His, um, political incorrectness; • The loyalty that went both ways with his players. Roanhaus, 69, announced his “resignation...

 

Rural home had Christmas magic

Rekindling a childhood tradition, I recently searched the High Plains countryside for a Christmas tree. Any kind of trees were rare, and when I finally spotted evergreens, they were under tents in...

 

Don't forget to dream at Christmas

In December 1913, James Sadler was 7 years old. He wrote a letter to Santa Claus, which his school teacher declared one of the best in the class; even good enough, she said, for publication in the...

 

Remember the precious things

PORTALES — I recently read a coworker's column in which he talked about having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I could relate. I was also delayed in finding the spirit this...

 

Empty Stocking Fund falls short of goal

CLOVIS — The Christmas season comes to a close, but with it comes the knowledge of helping families in need. Salvation Army Corps Officer Lt. Kelly Berggren said as of Thursday that $2,000 was raised by the organization through the Empty Stocking...

 

PHS to host Reality Check Day

PORTALES — High School freshmen in Portales will soon be able to take part in an event intended to teach financial responsibility, but they won't be the only ones who stand to benefit. "Reality...

 

Our People: 'Military brat' calls Clovis home

Angela Ogletree calls herself a military brat and says she has lived in many places. She spent her school years in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School in 2000. She was a Wildcadette and loved to dance and cheer. She moved away from Clovis...

 

On the shelves - Dec. 25

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Family Tree by Susan Wiggs voices the story of Annie Rush, living a charmed life that ends up shattered in an instant. Awakening from a yearlong coma, Annie learns that...

 

Senior calendar - Dec. 25

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, noon pinochle, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8-ball pool, 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 10 a.m. sew days, 1 p.m....

 

No matching pajamas this year

This morning is not your typical Sunday morning. It’s Christmas morning and today is one of your most favorite days of the year. The last time Christmas landed on Sunday was in 2011 and before that...

 

Terry: Belief in Santa gives faith in things unseen

I still believe in Santa Claus. How about you? I even have a red and green baseball cap with a stocking crown proclaiming the fact somewhere. As kids we heard the story of the birth of Jesus in a...

 

Baking with figs featured on show

Information on biomimetic dentistry and baking with California figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Dr....

 

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