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Articles from the May 7, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    May 7, 2017

Keeping Clovis beautiful

CLOVIS — Nearly 200 volunteers collected almost 400 bags of garbage Saturday morning during the Great American Clean-Up, a biannual community trash-collection effort over thirty years in the running...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 7, 2017

Portales celebrates culture

PORTALES — Fun and sun weren't the only reasons to celebrate Saturday. Many of those who came out for Portales' Cinco de Mayo celebration felt pride in their Hispanic culture. The City Park...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    May 7, 2017

Officials uncertain about health care bill

The American Health Care Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday is receiving mixed reviews, along party lines as expected. The new bill, drafted by House Republicans, will now make its way to the Senate. Some New Mexico official...

 

Pages past - May 7

On this date ... 1972: Farmer-pleasing rain was accompanied by severe-weather threats and at least one confirmed tornado touchdown. A farmhouse five miles northwest of Portales was hit by a “small twister,” that damaged shingles, busted a window...

 
 News    May 7, 2017

Meetings calendar - May 7

Monday • Curry County Commission — 1:30 p.m. at north annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-6016 Tuesday • Water Policy Board — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Friends of the Library — 11...

 
 News    May 7, 2017

Events calendar - May 7

Tuesday • Nonagenarian Tea — 2 p.m. at Baxter-Curren Activity Center, 908 Hickory, Clovis, for all senior citizens age 90 and older. Please RSVP. Information: 575-769-7908 • Young Masters student art show reception — 5 p.m. at Clovis...

 
 By Patti Dobson    News    May 7, 2017

Keep your near, dear ones close

Sometimes the past sneaks up on you, in all its bittersweet glory. As a fresh-behind-the-ears adult, I lived at Edwards Air Force Base in California. I was incredibly homesick, lonely and missed my...

 

Government 'land grab' could have tragic outcome

In his usual broad stroke, no-details fashion, President Trump signed an executive order last month directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review all national monuments of 100,000 acres or larger designated under the 1906 Antiquities Act since...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    May 7, 2017

'Role player' takes away good memories

You might not recognize the name. Jared Gomez is a senior on the Clovis High School varsity baseball team. He isn’t the team’s leading hitter, nor is he the Wildcats’ top pitcher or star...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    May 7, 2017

Mother: Jerry's seen 'a lot of trauma'

Jerry Nale says he is willing to accept responsibility for his actions. And he wants to go to Montana. Law enforcement officials say he can’t go to Montana because he is responsible for the death...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 7, 2017

Costumes should be creative for least expense

There are six words at any large gathering that make some people antsy and others ambivalent. Apart, they make little sense. Together, they inspire some to do great things, and inspire me to do as hilariously little as possible. Those words: There...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    May 7, 2017

People most defensive about examination of religion

Although I prefer writing humorous columns, often rooted in injustice, they are the most difficult. Despite their melancholy nature, it is easier to write about people overcoming obstacles and...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 7, 2017

National Correctional Officers week observed

PORTALES — Within the Roosevelt County Detention Center community, correctional officers play multiple roles — from desk clerk to emergency medical providers. This week will mark National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, and facility...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 7, 2017

Outgoing ENMU President Gamble to speak at commencement

PORTALES — The 2017 Eastern New Mexico University commencement speaker named himself as such because this will be his last chance to speak to ENMU students as a whole. However, said outgoing ENMU Pr...

 
 News    May 7, 2017

Q&A: New detention center admin talks position, goals

Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator Justin Porter said he has always enjoyed learning, and is looking forward to his future in Portales. Porter, from Las Cruces, was the audit compliance...

 

In service of family, community

Veronica Cordova was born and raised in Portales. She is the daughter of Humberto and Yolanda Sanchez. She has two brothers, Javier Sanchez, married to Heather Sanchez, and Carlos Sotelo. She has...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 7, 2017

Dogs can't help close encounters with nature

As I peered up through the branches inside the canopy of my Blue Spruce tree, I almost jumped backward as I saw the body of a large feline perched high on a branch. For a second there I thought I was...

 

I know, wire hangers are awful

After reading an article from Good Housekeeping titled "50 (Big and Little) Things It's Finally Time to Get Rid Of," I started thinking about some items I need to part with. One that made me laugh...

 

Get creative lighting tips on show

Information on maintaining good pet hydration, making a floral wrap for a wine bottle and ways to discourage bullying behavior will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30...

 

Honors - May 7

Plains Regional Medical Center held its annual awards luncheon on March 28. President June Tinsley introduced Vince DiFranco who gave the welcome. Kathy Mapes gave the blessing. Kelsey Petty and Bailey Garcia Thompson shared their musical talents wit...

 

School menus - May 7

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cocoa cherry bar. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on bun, scalloped potatoes, green beans, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Mini tacos, salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto...

 

Senior calendar - May 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Election of officers, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting,...

 

Friday area prep baseball linescores

District 4/1-2A First game Floyd 11, Gateway Christian 1 Gateway Christian 000 100 — 1 1 3 Floyd 400 043 —11 8 4 W — Bryan Navarro (6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO). Top Floyd hitters — Patrick Terry 2-3, 2B, 5 RBIs, BB, SB; Weston...

 

Split keeps Hounds from LSC postseason tourney

ODESSA, Texas — Shortstop Endy Villalona compiled four hits and drove in five runs while right-hander Keenan Dodd picked up his seventh win of the season on Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University pulled away late for a 14-4 win over...

 

State small-school track results

At Albuquerque Saturday events Boys Class 3A Team standings: 1. Tucumcari 56; 2. Dexter 47; 3. Santa Fe Prep 44 1/2; 4. Pecos 40 1/2; 5. Texico 33; 6. Capitan 32; 7. Santa Rosa 31; 8. Cottonwood 28; 9. Laguna Acoma 25; 10. Academy Tech 21; 11....

 

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