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April 24, 2018

On this date ...

1983: The Clovis High School basketball program was gearing up to host its fifth annual recreation basketball camp in late May, under the direction of head coach Jimmy Joe Robinson.

Three former Clovis all-Americans had signed on to assist with the five-day camp: Texas Tech University's Bubba Jennings, University of New Mexico's Nelson Franse, and Eastern New Mexico University's John Robbins.

The camp was open to students in grades 1-12. Besides a T-shirt and a notebook, each camper could look forward to individual instruction, a three-on-three round robin tournament, special awards, guest speakers, and "an opportunity to play against the best competition in the area," the Clovis News-Journal reported.

1973: Portales businessman Wayne Stratton was the newest member of the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents, appointed for the position by Gov. Bruce King.

"Wayne Stratton is certainly a leading citizen of Portales," King said in making the appointment, "and I know he will do an excellent job as a regent at Eastern New Mexico University."

The United Press International article reported Stratton was the Roosevelt County distributor for Shamrock Oil, and chairman of the board of Security Financial Services in Portales.

Stratton and three of his five children were graduates of ENMU.

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