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Articles from the July 30, 2017 edition

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Our People: Life path leads to teaching

Pam Firestone has lived in Clovis most of her life. Her father was a career Air Force man and she lived in five different homes by the time she was 5 years old. One of those places was Japan....

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 30, 2017

Co-op history makes me proud to be a member

We really take it for granted these days that when we flip the light switch on the room will light up. Same thing when we touch that television remote. And who doesn’t have refrigerated air...

 

Brow trends come full circle

During a daily browsing in my news feed, I came across a post that featured a model portraying the various eyebrow trends throughout history featured by media/news company Top Knot. I was immediately...

 

Get 'wow' factor in your centerpieces

Information on cooking with figs, making centerpieces, and choosing pet food will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are...

 

Senior calendar - July 30

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,...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 30, 2017

Trump tweet stirs residents

In the military, you follow orders ... whether you like them or not. Portales veteran Mike Woolley said he feels bad for transgender people who may lose their careers if they’re banned from serving in the United States armed forces, but he said...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 30, 2017

Local daycare workers react to hot car incident

Credentials and experience are a good start, but unceasing vigilance may still be the best guarantee against certain disasters, according to some daycare providers in eastern New Mexico. “We are continually doing a headcount,” said Millie Weed,...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 30, 2017

Families, friends gather together

A parade that crosses state lines, class reunions, barbecue from the Rotary Club, music in the park, and a feeling of unity could mean only one thing: The return of Border Town Days. The 52nd annual...

 

Pages past - July 30

On this date ... 1987: Mental Health Resources in Portales settled a lawsuit against an ex-employee in which the employee was seeking more than $1.5 million. The terms of the settlement were confidential but Scott Jackson, a former MHR director of...

 

Events calendar - July 28

Monday • Movie Monday — 12:45 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday • Big Kids Activity Hour — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library for ages 7-11. Information: 575-769-7840 Wednesday • Toddler Time — 1...

 

Meetings calendar - July 30

Monday • Road Viewer Committee — 9 a.m. at Milnesand Fire Department. Public meeting about possible closure of SRR 44, one mile west of NM 206. Information: 575-356-5307 • Clovis-Carver Library Board — 5:30 p.m. at the library. Information:...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    July 30, 2017

'Words are the most powerful drug'

My book-of-the-month summary for July is “The Great Thoughts” (Balentine Books, 1996, 543 pages). The quotes, ranging from B.C. to the 1990s, were compiled by George Seldes, who died at 104 in...

 

McCain to be commended for rousing speech

Just 12 days after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye — a surgery that revealed he has an aggressive brain tumor — Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, delivered a 15-minute speech to his fellow senators that was as inspirationa...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    July 30, 2017

What fate should come to daycare owners?

It’s almost undoubtedly a parent’s worst nightmare. A phone call comes informing them that there’s been an accident involving their child. Hearts drop, minds race, tears flow. Parents who had...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    July 30, 2017

Shh... that's an 'executive' secret

I send a lot of emails and text messages to public officials, inspiring them to follow the laws intended to make government transparent. Mostly they don’t respond, or they pay their lawyers $185 an...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    July 30, 2017

Let Adrian Beltre be funny guy he is

Adrian Beltre is one of the greatest third basemen to ever play baseball. He may have his 3,000th hit by the time you read this. He’s one of my favorite players, years after I didn’t want my Texas Rangers picking him up. He was an injury risk, an...

 
 By Bonetta Hutson    Voices    July 30, 2017

Thank you, Gevion, for legacy you left

On Wednesday afternoon, The Living Word Church was filled to capacity (and then some) as family and friends, teachers, classmates, and others gathered to say their final goodbyes to Gevion Lewis....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 30, 2017

Early to rise ...

It's time to rise, show no mercy and hope a lot of kids come out. Monday is the first day New Mexico teams can start two-a-day football practices. Between Curry and Roosevelt counties, there are two...

 

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