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Articles from the May 21, 2017 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    May 21, 2017

Celebrating success

CLOVIS — Families took pictures with painted horses and cow statues. Spectators bought popcorn from the concession booth and examined the bleacher seats for an available spot in good view of the...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 21, 2017

State beauty pageant scrutinized

PORTALES — There she is — an unhappy Miss New Mexico. Reigning pageant queen Stephanie Chavez said last week she's still owed scholarship winnings from last summer and that pageant Director Greg S...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    May 21, 2017

Three decades later, student-teacher bond extended

Constance Williams remembers spending her days learning in Rosa Briseño's second-grade classroom. That was in Pampa, Texas. The calendar showed 1989. Fast forward 28 years. Williams now lives in...

 

Events calendar - May 21

Monday • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Book: Call the Midwife. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday • Page Turners book club — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Open stitch. Information: 575-769-7840...

 

Locally shot film set for screening

CLOVIS — A short film shot in Clovis is ready for the local big screen. Addison Foskey of Clovis and Eric Nelson of Melrose are producers for “Light,” shot throughout 2016 at various locations in Clovis and Oklahoma, with about a dozen people...

 

'Passing the trash' a big problem in our school system

The recent indictment of Gary Gregor, a former Santa Fe and Española grade-school teacher, has brought his unfortunate professional history around the West back into focus. Now, again, parents and taxpayers in New Mexico — and maybe elsewhere —...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    May 21, 2017

Being ugly carries certain benefits

In “The Benefits of Being Ugly,” Joe Carter wrote: “Ugly people are the majority … appreciated for their personality … and funnier. Ugly is inevitable. If we live long enough we all eventual...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    May 21, 2017

May may bring twisted weather

Some things you may not want to know about tornadoes and the month of May: • Five of the six deadliest tornadoes in Texas history occurred in the month of May. Two of those killer storms occurred wi...

 

Military roots lead to Clovis

Duane Chase was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Like many other locals, he came a long way from home and ended up in Clovis via Cannon Air Force Base. His father, Johnny Chase, joined the United...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 21, 2017

RoboMaid more entertaining than helpful

A robot vacuum sounded like a good idea. ‘The Jetsons’ had Rosie and recently we had friends who said they loved their new Roomba. Why not? When I located one on sale I couldn’t resist. It...

 

'Tis the season for bargains

The time has come again to shop your discounted fall/winter clothing. As the school year comes to an end, sweaters and jackets go on sale. The huge discounts seem to only happen twice a year during...

 

School menus - May 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Cook’s choice . Tuesday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Cook’s choice . Wednesday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Sack lunch. • Breakfast includes 100 percen...

 

Senior calendar - May 21

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis 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 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 6...

 

Tips on baking without eggs on show

Information on the AchieveMore method and New Mexico cooking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and speaker, Judi Moreo will explain what...

 

Club notes - May 21

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 11 at the home of Cori Snobble. Members present were Snobble, Vicky Stratton, Kelsey Prince, MagAnn Reynolds, Carol Nash, Nancy Bauder,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 21, 2017

Q&A: Col. Maitre 'saddened to have to depart'

CLOVIS — “Cannon's an island; there's just no water around. But I definitely include Clovis and Portales as part of that island when it comes to family and community,” said Col. Ben Maitre, reflecting on his time as the outgoing commander of...

 

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