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Articles from the February 19, 2017 edition

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Our People: Eat, sleep, breathe, dance

For as long as he can remember, Mytrice Deleon has wanted to dance. Deleon said he would sit through events as a kid and watch the cheerleaders and dancers do their thing and think, "I can do that." H...

 

Local shares gift-giving ideas

Information on pro-active aging and using fall accessories to create different tablescapes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

 

YouTube pouring song about rain

Did you enjoy the rain last week? I got over an inch at my house and, with more in the forecast for the day this column comes out, I had a little time to reflect on rain, gaze into a puddle and see...

 

Add sparkle to your holiday

When you love fashion, dressing up for holiday is essential to expressing your style. Monday is Presidents Day and you can show your appreciation by dressing for the occasion. If you're wondering...

 

Club notes - Feb. 19

Peanut Valley Toastmasters On Feb. 9, Peanut Valley Toastmasters held its weekly meeting from 7 p.m.–8 p.m. at the KENW Broadcast Center in Portales. Club Sergeant at Arms Kenny Welborn presented a speech titled ‘The Taste of Freedom’ and...

 

School menus - Feb. 19

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school — Presidents Day Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Ham and cheese on pretzel roll, veggie dippers w/ranch, fresh baked cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Chicken biscuit. Lunch — Teriyaki...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 19

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed — Presidents Day, 4 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, noon pinochle Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 10...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 19

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood Felix casts Felix as a real-life version of Shakespeare's Prospero in a funny and heartwarming tale of revenge and...

 

Exclusion miffs co-op

The Curry County Water Co-op wants a seat at the table on a new water committee. But the chair said it’s not built that way. A strategic planning committee, built out of the city’s Water Policy Advisory Committee, rankles Co-op Vice President...

 

Q&A: Clovis High senior pursues interest in politics

Sports and politics are key passions for Clovis High School senior Lane Kelley. He has played basketball, football and participated in track all his life, he said, adding it is the political side...

 

ENMU softball team collects series sweep over Western

SILVER CITY — Freshman Kaylee Rogers pitched her second complete game of the series and Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a relatively tight series Lone Star Conference series sweep of Western New Mexico on Saturday with a...

 

Cats hoping newcomers can step in

CLOVIS — With a senior-laden roster, Clovis High's baseball team had hopes of trying to do something at the state level last spring. That didn't pan out. While they were competitive, outscoring thei... Full story

 

Hounds lock up share of LSC women's title

LAWTON, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team won at least a share of its first Lone Star Conference regular-season championship since 1992-93 on Saturday with an 81-72 win over Cameron. The victory win marked just the t...

 

Q&A: Clovis city manager talks capital outlay, pipeline progress

Editor's note: Clovis City Manager Larry Fry discussed several topics as part of a periodic series checking up on issues related to the city. How is the reuse pipeline project progressing, and when...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 19

Today • ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ musical — 2 p.m. at the UTC Mainstage at ENMU. Tickets: $7 general, $3 students. Information: 575-562-2720 Tuesday • African Guitar Summit — 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium, Clovis. Present by CCC Cultural...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 19

Tuesday • Friends of the Library — 11 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-9687 • Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in...

 

Chili supper supports children's causes

PORTALES — While the dish served at the Portales Kiwanis Club’s 54th annual chili supper has become a staple in the community, the causes supported by the event are what public relations officer Anthony Schroeder values most. Schroeder said that...

 

Flynn fiasco shows better vetting in order

Just 24 days into his presidency, President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser was forced to resign — a glaring misstep by the fledgling administration. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael...

 

Helping students is so rewarding

I am lightly patting myself on the back as a road map for you getting heavily patted (not petted). A friend teaches kindergarten in a nearby lower socioeconomic school. Occasionally, I have donated...

 

Bad news for parents, celebrities

Be warned. The next few paragraphs include some bad news. That doesn’t make it fake news. • Bad news: We’ve got to wait another four years for a new Supreme Court nominee. That is, if elected leaders want to be consistent. President Donald Trum...

 

'Furry kids' another of life's blessings

I read a study recently that touted the benefits of being a dog owner. Having two furry kids at home, it piqued my interest. The study claimed that people who welcome canines into their homes have red...

 

And the news continues ...

And now, the rest of the story ... some updates to previous reports in this column: • Patsy Ruth Danner Weeks — the girl who loved Clovis Pioneers baseball so much she carried around players’...

 

ENMU men win fourth-straight LSC game

LAWTON, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team logged its fourth-straight Lone Star Conference win on Saturday with an 81-73 overtime victory over Cameron. It marks the first time since 2004 that the Greyhounds (12-14, 6-...

 

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