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September 10, 2015

On this date ...

1990: Clovis school board members, in an effort to have at least one district with strong minority representation, approved five single-member districts.

Board members also discussed the possibility of a tobacco-free school policy, according to a Clovis News Journal report by staff writer Gary Mitchell.

1975: Eastern New Mexico University’s quarterback had a unique way to relax before games. He played pinball.

“A teammate and myself went to the same laundry and played the same machine before each home game last year,” said Bill Birkhead.

“On road games we could usually find some nearby store where we could test our pinball wizardry. This season I expect I’ll be doing the same thing.”

1914: Santa Fe Railway advertised roundtrip tickets from Clovis to Plainview for $5.90.

The Hale County Fair was the attraction.

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