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April 3, 2018

On this date ...

1978: Timberline, a popular local country and western band, had opened for American country singer and songwriter Merle Haggard in a concert at Eastern New Mexico University's Greyhound Arena.

Timberline members included Kim Blakey of Portales, Roy Black of Ruidoso, Donnie Fennimore of Clovis, and Craig Yuetter of Adrian, Michigan. Besides being a fixture in local clubs, they had also previously opened at a concert for country singer Ronnie Milsap.

1973: A violent spring storm brought the threat of twisters, followed by strong winds, thunderstorms, and eventually more than 5 inches of heavy, wet snow to Clovis and surrounding areas, causing multiple broken tree limbs and downed power lines.

Stranded motorists filled all the area hotels and motels, and a number of motorists ended up in private residences during the night as they waited for roads to be cleared.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported at least 200 vehicles were stranded on US Highway 84 between Clovis and Muleshoe.

Numerous power outages were also reported throughout the area.

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