Bank’s transition to new name, ownership expected to be smooth

By Tony Parra Access Bank is now officially the First Community Bank and banking officials said customers will notice the transition, but they’re confident that customers will only experience minor inconveniences. Linda Wedeen, senior vice president of First Community Bank, said the Access Banks in Portales and Clovis officially became First Community Banks in January. [...]

Area recycling struggles

By Marlena Hartz The city of Clovis eschews all but aluminum and tin recycling because of cost issues, but one local grassroots recycling program has generated thousands of dollars for charity, and others hope to do the same. Six years ago, Clovis resident Trudi Ford purchased an old cotton trailer from a local farmer with [...]

Tops in Blue soars onto stage

By Kevin Wilson Marshall Auditorium will open its doors in two weeks for a free night of family entertainment, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. Tops in Blue, a show given worldwide by the Air Force, will perform in front of what is expected to be a packed house for a 7 p.m. Feb. 16 [...]

ENMU teams need tougher defense

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Dave Wagner As they prepare for Lone Star Conference South Division games tonight against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena, Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Dan Buzard have a similar concern. Defense. Buzard wasn’t happy with the way the Zias played defense in their last outing, an 81-78 loss to [...]

Ribaudo signs defensive gems for ENMU football

Jesse Wolfersberger When Eastern New Mexico football coach Mark Ribaudo was looking at scouting tapes of Courtland White, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound linebacker from Cypress Falls High School in Houston, he liked what he saw not only in White, but in one of his teammates. “Obviously we liked Courtland,” Ribaudo said. “And the next time I [...]