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Articles from the August 6, 2017 edition

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Fall sale season starts

Summer is almost over, but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of some great summer sales. August means back to school for most and the fall shipments are in. It also means you can stock up on...

 

See how to make chalk paint on show

Information on goal setting and chalk painting furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Author and...

 

Senior calendar - Aug. 6

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...

 

Gardening tips, chores for August

It's August, and the tomatoes are finally ripening on the vine, the perennials are rampant and, surprisingly, my spring pansies are still holding on. Weeds, too, are digging their heels in, a...

 

Hounds get set for gridiron season

PORTALES — For the 73rd consecutive year, Eastern New Mexico University is beginning a football season. For the 33rd consecutive year, it’s doing so as a member of the Lone Star Conference. For the second year, it’s doing so with an on-campus...

 

School days just around corner

PORTALES — Educators agree, sleep is the No. 1 factor for students’ success in returning to a routine for the new school year. Area teachers all said having a regular schedule in the last week or two before school starts back up will be the best...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    August 6, 2017

Rams know target is on their back

PORTALES — Logan McDaniel displays optimism — both in listing himself at 5-foot-8, 190 pounds and in declaring his Dallas Cowboys will win Super Bowl LII. But the Portales senior is most...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 6, 2017

Family recalls fateful day of fatal accident

Casey Hollaway spent his last day on Earth in service. Driving south through Colorado on July 23, he pointed out barns and interesting buildings to his adopted daughter, Misha Riley. His wife...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 6, 2017

Wildcats finish up first week

CLOVIS — Another mid-summer milestone came and went for the Clovis football team Friday as the Wildcats completed their first week of practice. Friday's warm and sunny weather was a stark contrast...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 6, 2017

Water policy group to present 40-year plan

CLOVIS — A task force on water policy for Clovis and Curry County will unveil Tuesday its first complete public presentation of a five-component, 40-year plan for water management in the area. The Water Policy Advisory Committee meets 1:30 p.m....

 

Jail logs - Aug. 6

Booked The following were booked into local jails through Friday morning: Clovis • Michael Padilla, 34, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Cameron Trujillo, 18, aggravated assault (deadly weapon), failure to pay fines •...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 6

Monday • Retiree coffee social — 9 a.m. at Wheatfields Senior Living Community, Clovis. Information: 575-762-8700 • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 pm. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lesson: Tea towels and scrubbies. Information: 575-763-9687 •...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 6

Monday • Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 • Water Poli...

 

Watchful eye needed to avoid conflict of interest

The smaller the town, the more difficult it can be to avoid potential conflicts of interest. Sometimes the sheriff is related to the prosecutor and the judge. Sometimes the city manager is a volunteer firefighter for the city. Or a county...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    August 6, 2017

Twelve-word anecdotes say it all

A collection of brief life summaries, “Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs,” by the famous and obscure was published in 2008 by Harper/Perennial. Examples: • “Followed rules, not...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    August 6, 2017

Bond not intended as punishment

I first read it in a basketball book, but the phrase exists in many forms: Revenge is like eating a bowl of poison and hoping the other person dies. There’s been plenty of eating around eastern New Mexico this weekend, on news a...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    August 6, 2017

Celebrating a miracle by name of Dad

August is “Celebrate 80 Years of Tom Dobson” month. Well, at least it is in my house. My dad, who is a fighter in every sense of the word, will turn 80 on Aug. 31. In normal circumstances, this...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Voices    August 6, 2017

Conservative movement reaping what it sowed

I don’t know what it is with these U.S. senators from Arizona. They keep turning out to be mavericks. First, Sen. John McCain, a Republican, cast one of the deciding votes that wrecked the GOP’s...

 

Letter to the Editor: Wrongdoing by one doesn't make all guilty

Regarding the recent audit of Dora schools and some residents’ reactions: I too am a proud parent of three graduates of the Dora school system. I am very disappointed by the comments made during Tuesday’s meeting. First of all, I have heard it...

 

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