Head Rattler axed

In case you missed it:

Longtime Tucumcari football coach Dub Smith says he’s been fired.

Smith, the Rattlers’ head coach for 10 years, led the team to the state Class 2A title in 2002. Tucumcari was 5-6 last year.


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Sometimes, you can get something for nothing.

Admission is free at Sunday’s High Plains Film Festival at Eastern New Mexico University.

The University Theatre Center on the Portales campus hosts the event, which runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Free tickets can be reserved by calling 562-2373.

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Bill Rice is a registered nurse who coordinates Roosevelt General Hospital’s cardiology program. He spoke to Portales’ Rotary Club on Wednesday about the importance of staying “heart healthy.”

Rice reports:

• There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

• The human heart beats 100,000 times a day (3 trillion beats in a lifetime)

• Heart attacks occur more frequently in women than men.

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Coming Friday in the Clovis News Journal:

Amos the churchmouse tells us about Joey the cricket, who discovers there is a freedom that is real slavery, and a slavery that is real freedom.

It’s a parable, boss.