School lunch menus — Sept. 5

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school for Labor Day. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Beefy cheesy nachos, Sunshine corn, applesauce. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Mac and franks, Grand green beans, chilled peaches, chocolate cake. Thursday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Soft beef taco, Spanish rice and salsa, lettuce, […]

Unemployment numbers sobering news

Clyde Davis “Today, nearly 15 million Americans are still out of work. But even that may not be an accurate figure because the real unemployment numbers are probably a good deal higher than the “official” rate. The official rate doesn’t count the underemployed and people who’ve given up and simply dropped out of the labor […]

Kid’s pardon better left by wayside

Karl Terry: Local columnist Some want to see Billy the Kid exonerated of his crimes and riding the trail as a hero. Some, like Billy the Governor Richardson, might want to steal a little of his fame not unlike the Kid used to rustle cattle on the High Plains. I’ve kept silent for the last […]

Our People: Taking care of business

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Lynell Skarda is the oldest practicing lawyer in New Mexico. At 95 years old, he works at his family’s bank, the Citizens Bank of Clovis. His father started Farmer State Bank and merged with Citizens in 1924. In his youth, Skarda lived with his mother in California during the school year and with his father […]

Press release: ENMU’s Enrollment Surpasses 5,000 for First Time

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has surpassed an enrollment of 5,000 for the first time in school history with 5,080 students. The previous record was 4,685 students in the 2009 fall semester, so this semester’s enrollment is an increase of 8.4 percent over that number. Before that, the previous record of 4,342 in the […]

Refugee adoption follows mower incident

Sharna Johnson Sure, I’ve killed before. One memory that stands out was stepping on my brother’s hamster when I was 5. I was chasing him while he was dragging the hamster in a gunny sack across the floor — best described in two words — Oops and yuck… And there was the bird who got […]

Land use committee meeting Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt Counties will host a policy committee meeting as part of the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Curry County Courthouse Commission Room, located at 700 N. Main St. in Clovis, according to a news release from Curry County. The purpose of the […]

Fall colors

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Sharna Johnson In other parts of the country, the first sign of changing seasons is often the changing color of the leaves, but in eastern New Mexico, one of the first signs is the changing of the hats. As the temperature drops in the fall months, cowboys traditionally don black, felt hats, putting away their […]

Hounds blank Adams State in opener

Freedom New Mexico ALAMOSA, Colo. — Sophomore forward Pablo Quintana scored twice as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team broke the game open with four goals in the final 30 minutes to blank Adams State 6-0 in the season opener for both teams on Friday. Japanese freshman midfielder Eishu Kanemitsu got the Greyhounds […]

Hounds look to end losing streak against LSC South

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Dave Wagner It’s been nearly four years since the Eastern New Mexico University football team has beaten a Lone Star Conference South Division opponent. Senior wide receiver Jessie Poku, who last week broke the school’s career pass receptions record, figures it’s about time for that to end. The Greyhounds, now members of the North Division, […]