Education column: Students show off lessons at learning assemblies

With each new school year, assemblies are scheduled throughout the year. Topics covered include educational programs — some with an academic focus, some with a cultural focus, often including an element of entertainment. Assemblies are provided by third parties or school personnel. What they all have in common is that they provide a positive contribution […]

Burglary needs to be redefined and tweaked

For a crime to be a "burglary" it comes down to one word: "entry." What a victim may think was a burglary, by law in some cases turns out not to be. And perpetrators who don't actually enter a vehicle — like Abdul Muqqdin who allegedly punched a hole in a gas tank to steal […]

‘Stuff Nancy’s Truck’ campaigns receives more than 8,000 pounds of donations

After 10 days of 'Nancy's Truck' driving through Clovis and Portales collecting nonperishable goods, the campaign was declared a success by the organization. The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, and dedicated 'Nancy's Truck' to Nancy Taylor, 70, who died in August and serving as the director of the Food […]

Christian book store closing

Benny Fulgham reads the closing sign Monday at The Mater's Parable Christian Store. Fulgham said he stopped at Master's to purchase a 61st anniversay card for his wife, Wilma, and was surprised to see the store closed. The Master's Parable Christian Store will soon close its doors permanently after more than 26 years of serving […]

Man sentenced in stabbing case

CLOVIS,— A former Wal-Mart employee has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stabbing a customer at a Clovis store. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Guadalupe Murillo must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole. Murillo faced up to an 8 1/2-year prison term at Tuesday's sentencing. A Curry County jury in […]

Lady Cats turn back Hobbs in three

HOBBS — The Clovis Lady Wildcats didn't play their best on Tuesday night, but it was good enough to close in on a District 4-5A regular-season title. The Lady Cats struggled through the first two games before nailing down a 30-28, 25-23, 25-18 win over Hobbs, improving to 11-8 overall and 3-0 in district play. […]

Cats first-round match switched

Clovis High's first-round Class 5A state soccer match against Gadsden has been moved from Saturday to 1 p.m. on Friday, CHS assistant athletic director Darren Kelley said Tuesday. The teams were to meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, but Gadsden's field reportedly had been rented out for that day, necessitating the change. The Wildcats (11-9) […]

ENMU alumni ride out super storm

Leslie Lyte and Tim Johanns are, at best, tangentially connected. They both attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, but not together — Johanns graduated in 1997, Lyte in 2005. They both experienced Superstorm Sandy on Monday night, but not really together, with Johanns in Virginia and Lyte in Connecticut. Hurricane Sandy devastated the East […]

What’s Happening - Oct. 31

Today Beacon of Light Harvest Festival — 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Games, prizes, candy and music. Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9510. Family Fall Festival — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free games, great give-aways, hot-dogs and all around fun for the entire family. Parkland Baptist Church. Information: 799-8000. Harvest Carnival Trunk or Treat — 6:30 p.m. Faith Christian […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 12:49 a.m.: Caller reported construction noise from the direction of a nearby restaurant, 3800 block of North Prince Street. 7:22 a.m.: Caller reported another window busted out, 500 block of West Seventh Street. 8:31 a.m.: Caller reported their backyard fence has been knocked […]