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Articles from the July 16, 2017 edition

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Our People: Military retiree man of many hats

Bill Guhrke was raised in Phoenix. He joined the Air Force and was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base at age 19 from 1980-1983. Guhrke traveled the world over the 10 years following the three years...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 16, 2017

Writer's block conquered for another week

I guess I was jinxed by the old familiar question this week. I got to talking about writing my column with someone and the inevitable finally came out. “How do you think of something to write about...

 

Mix, match dressy with casual

P laying dress up can be the highlight of your day, especially when the occasions call for you to show off your best. The first rule of fashion is to know what to wear that's appropriate for the...

 

Furniture makeover tips on show

Information on creating a life vision, using a smart pot to grow vegetables, flowers and more, and making a healthy flavorful salad will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at...

 

Senior calendar - July 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 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 a.m.-5...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 16, 2017

Officials: Campaign finance rule too broad

CLOVIS — State legislators representing eastern New Mexico are encouraging residents to make their voices heard this week on a proposed rule change to state campaign finance law. State representatives Dennis Roch, R-Logan, and Bob Wooley, R-Roswell...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 16, 2017

Construction: Expect delays

PORTALES — Nearly a month of repairs is coming to one of Portales’ main thoroughfares, but the city’s public works director said inconveniences will be minimal. A road repair project is anticipated to begin on July 24 on North Kilgore Avenue...

 

Roosevelt General CEO gets settled, talks business

Roosevelt General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kaye Green wanted to return to the High Plains. She grew up in Amarillo. But she credited her new position to something else entirely. "Every place...

 

Events calendar - July 16

Monday • Movie Monday — 12:45 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Movie: “Trolls” Information: 575-769-7840 • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Kids in the kitchen. Information: 575-356-3940 • Stitch...

 

Meetings calendar - July 16

Monday • Road Viewer Committee — 9 a.m. at Allsup’s in Elida. Road up for possible closure is SRR 28, one mile east from SRR AC. Information: 575-356-6662 Tuesday • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis....

 

Pages past - July 16

On this date ... 1977: Cannon Air Force Base officials had cut the ribbon on a new $1.7 million gymnasium complex and were giving community tours. Col. Thomas Hickey declared the complex, “probably the finest in the Air Force.” 1977: Albums and...

 

National Guard in good hands with Ken Nava

Brig. Gen. Andy Salas, who headed the New Mexico National Guard from July 2012 until July 8, has left the Guard in good hands with Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointment of Brig. Gen. Ken Nava as adjutant general — the formal title of the person who...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    July 16, 2017

Visit to Santa Ana always a trip

For the fifth year, I spent the first Friday in July at a scholarship fundraising golf tournament on the Santa Ana Pueblo in Bernalillo, north of Albuquerque. Originally, I only participated because...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    July 16, 2017

Netflix cancellations no surprise

I’ve had four things running through my head this week. None are extensive enough on their own, but each bear mentioning. So mention I shall: • I’ve been watching the Connor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather world tour promoting their upcoming boxing m...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Voices    July 16, 2017

True silence found in eastern NM

I have recently visited parts of New Mexico that have evaded me in the nine years I have lived here. For the most part, I have concluded most of New Mexico is gloriously diverse in climate and...

 

Letter to the Editor: Stand with me to end bullying

It all started in middle school. I was the kid who stayed to myself, trying to avoid all the mean kids. But that didn’t work. They would pick on me because of my weight or because I didn’t have friends. I started feeling bad about myself. Every...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 16, 2017

Soap box derby champ set for Akron

CLOVIS — Rolling down hill may not sound thrilling, but for 12-year-old Jaden Martinez of Clovis, it will be the thrill of his young life. Martinez is traveling to Akron, Ohio today with his family...

 

Committee to view road for closure

PORTALES — According to Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton, a committee of three individuals will be dispatched on Monday to South Roosevelt Road 28 between Dora and Elida. The committee will be out to determine whether or not the road should...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    July 16, 2017

PHS athlete header for Junior Olympics nationals

PORTALES — Portales High senior-to-be Jessica Campbell didn’t have to worry about winning the heptathlon competition at last weekend’s U.S. Track & Field Junior Olympics Region 10 competition at Mesa (Arizona) Community College. That’s...

 

Softball pulls split early in junior tournament

ALBUQUERQUE —The Clovis American junior softball team is 1-1 so far this weekend, and now has to win a pair of games on Sunday to stay alive in state Little League competition hosted by Atrisco Valley. American defeated Deming 14-12 Friday, and fel...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 16, 2017

Local Senior Olympians set

CLOVIS — Of all of the sports Wendell Osborn has picked up, and there are plenty, golf has never been one of them. "I was a farmer, and I spent all morning on a tractor," said Osborn, 79. "I looked...

 

Family pastor: Hillcrest pond victim has died

LUBBOCK — The boy pulled from Hillcrest Park's pond on July 4 was removed from a respirator and died Saturday night, according to his family's pastor and a family friend. Gevion Lewis turned 13...

 

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