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Articles from the April 16, 2017 edition

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Our People: Teacher gives gift of self

Nichole Foster was born and raised in Clovis. She's a mother of three who said she feels like she's been through a lot in life for the average 34 year old. She had her oldest son when she was a senior...

 

Jack the Easter Rabbit: A hare-raising tale

It was a lazy April Saturday and Jack the Easter Rabbit had slept in that morning. Jack was in charge eastern New Mexico district in the Southwest area of the EBAA (Easter Bunny Association of...

 

Pajama suits back in vogue

The general fashion trends continue to become more and more casual. Robe coats were the main feature in the gaining popularity of the pajama dressing trend for spring 2016. Now, the slinky look that's...

 

On the shelves - April 16

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Forever Painless by Miranda Esmonde-White addresses chronic pain, the most common cause of long-term disability in the U.S., with those who suffer often becoming sedentary,...

 

Senior calendar - April 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8...

 

School menus - April 16

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini donuts. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, chilled pineapple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Chicken biscuit. Lunch — Turkey and cheese croissant, steamed...

 

Club notes - April 16

Portales Womans Club Portales Womans Club met on April 12 with President, Cami Howl presiding. Gertie Swager gave the invocation, the pledges and collect were led by Wanda Pettus and the meeting was called to order. There were 19 members and three...

 

Javelinas complete sweep of Hounds

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh on Saturday and went on to a 6-4 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Eastern New Mexico University, completing a four-game series sweep. ENMU (27-15,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 16, 2017

Extraordinary session seen as unlikely

CLOVIS — The state legislature approved a lawsuit Thursday against Gov. Susana Martinez and seeks to convene an “extraordinary session,” elevating the budget standoff to near-historic proportions. Local representatives say the recent moves are...

 

Relay for Life gears up

PORTALES — The Relay for Life will soon be returning to fight cancer through fun and fellowship in Eastern New Mexico. The event is held to raise money for the American Cancer Society for cancer research, and separate events are coming together in...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    April 16, 2017

Medieval group hosts tourney

PORTALES — The Society of Creative Anachronism is more than just living in medieval times. It's about family. That is according to long-time members of the local Clovis/Portales shire, or chapter,...

 

Pages past - April 16

On this date … 1997: Clovis schools officials said they were considering 19 candidates for the district superintendent’s position. Mack Mitchell was scheduled to retire June 30 and was participating in efforts to find his successor. Candidates...

 

Events calendar - April 16

Today • Easter egg hunt — 2 p.m. for ages 10 and under at softball complex on Industrial Drive, Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 • Easter egg hunt — 9 a.m. at Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Clovis. Zoo visits free until noon. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - April 16

Tuesday • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at the courthouse. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    April 16, 2017

Had my own reason for the season

Had it not been for commercials, Easter might have sneaked by me. The reason for the season seems to be big bunnies bearing brightly colored chocolate, marshmallow, peanut butter and plastic eggs....

 

Eddy, Lea, Holtec need support for waste project

F ormer Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, has spent years beating his $15 billion not-in-my-backyard drum regarding nuclear waste. Meanwhile, southeastern New Mexico has repeatedly stepped up to offer a safe, long-term storage solution to...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    April 16, 2017

One ENMU prez outserved Gamble

PORTALES — Jeff Elwell last week was named the 10th president in the 83-year history of Eastern New Mexico University. Some things you might not know about those guys: • Donald MacKay was state...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    April 16, 2017

Work when 100, get a tax exemption

When the clock ticks from 11:59 p.m. on Monday to midnight, the bell will toll. That’s the tax bell in case you had forgotten your obligation to Uncle Sam. Tuesday marks the deadline to pay your...

 
 By Paul Gessing    Voices    April 16, 2017

Government needs to work better before raising taxes

There has been a lot of criticism of Gov. Martinez in the wake of her use of the veto pen in the wake of the 2017 legislative session. Tough economic times are not fun and New Mexico (unlike most...

 

Easter sermons - 2017

Local church leaders shared portions of their planned Easter sermons. Here are some snippets: Jon Forrest, Clovis’ First Christian Church: “Mark 16:3-4 tells us of how the women who were disciples of Jesus were headed to the tomb for the purpose...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    April 16, 2017

Easter goodies not good for pets

The advice comes sometime between Lent and Good Friday that Easter-day pets are a bad idea, for many reasons. Unscrupulous breeding practices may mean health problems. They grow up fast, and so does the kid’s responsibility as a pet owner. But...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 16, 2017

State supreme court clarifies no-hold bond

CLOVIS — Denying a bond to a defendant is not often called for in local jurisdictions around Clovis and Portales. That's not the case in other parts of the state, which is why the New Mexico Supreme Court this week clarified the requirements for...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    April 16, 2017

Thomas gets 100th career win as Clovis softball sweeps

CLOVIS — Forgive Clovis High's Brandi Thomas for perhaps wondering if she'd ever get to 100 wins as the Lady Wildcats' softball coach. Sitting at 99 after the 2014 campaign, Thomas was replaced...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    April 16, 2017

Cats notch needed sweep

CLOVIS — The Clovis High baseball team picked up a much-needed sweep Saturday afternoon, taking a District 2-6A doubleheader from Santa Fe High by scores of 5-4 and 8-4 at Bell Park. Junior Sebastia... Full story

 

Cats dominate Matadors in district dual

CLOVIS — Clovis High's boys are trying to position themselves for the upcoming District 2-6A tennis tournament. The Wildcats certainly helped their cause on Saturday, posting a 7-2 victory over...

 

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