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Articles from the December 25, 2019 edition

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3-point barrage gives Hounds third win in four tries

PORTALES — Something got into the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team on Saturday. For long stretches of the game, the Greyhounds simply couldn’t miss. They took the lead for good midway through the first half and, behind 53...

 

Win over Rio Rancho makes it four straight for 'Cats

CLOVIS — If nothing else, the Clovis High Wildcats have played a fairly challenging early-season schedule. That resulted in some losses out of the gate, but the Cats have now strung together four consecutive wins after pulling away late from Rio Ra...

 

Clovis' Hisel claims world juniors title

CLOVIS — You’ve heard of gym rats. John Hisel has been kind of a rope rat. Just like gym rats are always in the gym, or at least dribbling a basketball whenever they can, John has had a rope in...

 

Steers rally to claim repeat

TEXICO — If Saturday night’s Citizens Bank Tournament championship game was just one quarter long, the Texico boys basketball players could think of it as one of their best performances of the...

 

Clovis, Portales hosting Christmas meals

To share the holiday spirit and make sure everyone can have a good meal on Christmas Day, Lighthouse Mission in Clovis and El Rancho Restaurant in Portales are hosting free community meals today. El Rancho will be serving free enchiladas, beans and...

 

ENMU hires Billings as next AD

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico has a new athletic director, with Matt Billings leaving the Pacific Northwest to join the Greyhounds. The university announced Saturday night that Billings, deputy...

 

Officials implement money measures

Last January, the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department reported an undisclosed amount of cash missing from its evidence room. Last week, county commissioners took steps they hope will prevent that from happening again. The county adopted a...

 

Embezzlement case extended into 2020

CLOVIS - A case alleging embezzlement by the former director of the Curry Resident Senior Meals Association will stretch into 2020. A continuance was granted Monday in district court in lieu of a...

 

Chamber banquets coming up soon

Chamber of commerce banquets are fast approaching, with both the Portales and Clovis banquets a little more than two weeks away. Tickets for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce banquet are available for a little more than another week. The...

 

Area weather likely mild for holiday

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas in New Mexico, you’re going to have to head west. But if you’ll settle for a wet holiday week — merry Christmas. Weather forecasters predict Christmas Day in Clovis and Portales will include highs in...

 

Pages past - Dec. 25

On this date ... 1969: TG&Y was about to host a large 50% off sale. Items selected for clearance included Christmas decorations, toys, toiletries and paper products. Also, 45 RPM records were 29 cents. Paint-by-number sets were 57 cents. Staplers...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 25

Jan. 7 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales. Information:...

 

RGH reports potential security breach

PORTALES — Roosevelt General Hospital patients should keep an eye on their credit scores following a potential breach into the hospital's secure systems containing personal information. RGH issued a public notice Monday regarding the potential...

 

Clovis High JROTC makes it to second level of competition

CLOVIS — Every year, students compete in the nationally recognized Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl. They take an ACT- and SAT-style test to prove their knowledge of leadership, citizenship and academic...

 

Highway work planned near Clovis

CLOVIS — The New Mexico Department of Transportation has planned $40 million in work over the next five years along U.S. 60/84 in and near Clovis, according to a DOT news release. The work is planned in three phases: • The first phase is a $2...

 

CCC schedules swearing-in ceremony

CLOVIS — Clovis Community College has scheduled a swearing-in ceremony for its three newly elected trustees, according to a CCC release. The ceremonies are scheduled Jan. 6, the first day the college is open following the holiday break. The...

 

Business digest - Dec. 25

AccentCare awarded ‘top’ designation CLOVIS — AccentCare Home Health in Clovis was awarded a 2019 HomeCare Elite “Top” designation, according to a release from AccentCare’s headquarters in Dallas. The designation puts the Clovis office...

 

Education digest - Dec. 25

ENMU reaffirms partnership PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University recently hosted a delegation to honor its collaborative relationship with Neijiang Normal University in Neijiang, China. The relationship has been in place for more than 20 years,...

 

Tucumcari police letter goes viral

TUCUMCARI — A tongue-in-cheek letter from the Tucumcari Police Department urging drug dealers to turn in competitors has gone viral. The letter, dated Dec. 11, was initially printed on the department’s letterhead and later shared on Facebook. It...

 

Impeachment process should move along

We reckon that what you think about the impeachment of President Donald Trump is influenced greatly by your opinion of the man and his leadership capacity. If you previously were inclined to oppose him, you likely support Trump’s impeachment and...

 

Hope for peaceful liberty on Earth

Peace on Earth. While it sounds like a wonderful ambition — and under the right conditions, it would be nice — not all peace is good. A cemetery is peaceful. No one is more peaceful than the...

 

Eventful political year in New Mexico

Let’s take a look at some of the political and governmental happenings this year in New Mexico and where they might go in 2020. This year started out with one of the most significant legislative sessions in years, thanks to a 2018 tsunami that...

 

Fort Sumner school leader extended

FORT SUMNER — The school board Dec. 16 approved a two-year contract enhancement for Superintendent Matt Moyer, extending his employment through June 30, 2023. Moyer’s current contract runs through June of 2021. The vote was approved on a 3-2...

 

Jail log - Dec. 25

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Antonio Martinez, 18, aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, receiving stolen property, larceny, tampering with evidence, possession of a...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 25

Today • Christmas Day Masses — Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 N. Davis, Clovis. Midnight, bilingual; 9 a.m., Spanish; 11 a.m., English. Information: 575-763-4445 • Christmas Day Masses — Sacred Heart Community Church, 911 Merriwether, Clovis....

 

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