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Articles from the August 13, 2017 edition

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Our People: Rodeo princess title a job

Tylie Garrison is a seventh-grader at Texico Middle School. Previously, she was the sixth-grade class president and has been on the A honor roll list for three consecutive years. This year, she plans...

 

Corncobs surprisingly good ammo

About the time I finished my ear of sweet corn the other night I had reached the end of my rope with the little dog cussing us from her perch in the living room, wanting a handout. I offered to take...

 

Don't pack away summer yet

It's officially time to focus on your fall fashion. Fortunately, you’re in the transition stages of your wardrobe as far as the weather is concerned so you don’t necessarily have to put your summe...

 

Get the lowdown on milk nutrition

Information on working with wooden pallets, recipes with “add-on” ingredients to kick up nutrition and the importance of milk in our daily diet will be the featured topics on “Creative...

 

Senior calendar - Aug. 13

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel sing, ice cream social Monday: 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...

 

School menus - Aug. 13

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Donut. Lunch — Turkey and cheese croissant, veggie dippers w/ranch,...

 

Club notes - Aug. 13

Beta Phi Seven members of Beta Phi, Collene Baldwin, George Hay, Royce Lorenz, Patsy Lorenz, Beverly Miller, Suzy Moore, Wendy D.J. Slaughter and Zoey White, one pledge, Joennette Bass and two guests, Jeff and Sandy Heath, were at the Buffalo Grill...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 13, 2017

Fair makes its way back

CLOVIS — The Curry County Fair reminds countless area youth about the time they sold an animal for hundreds or thousands, paving the way for college tuition or that first vehicle. Fair week gives...

 
 By Alexis Griffee    News    August 13, 2017

Hundreds attend Old Timers' Day

MELROSE — Traditions die hard and not even a threat of rain could keep Melrose from celebrating on Saturday. The community’s annual Old Timers’ Day brought hundreds together at the city park, as it has since it began in 1954, said Vicky Smith,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    August 13, 2017

Q&A: New Clovis city manager always 'wanted to serve'

CLOVIS — Incoming Clovis City Manager Justin Howalt assumes the new position Oct. 2, taking the reins from Interim City Manager Tom Phelps and vacating his role as executive director for the...

 

Pages past - Aug. 13

On this date ... 1967: Chewing gum helped a man escape from the Red River County Jail in Clarksville, Texas. Officials said George L. Badgett, 31, managed to saw apart some bars of his cell. He then used the gum to make it appear the bars were still...

 

Local roundup - Aug. 13

Annual conference starts Tuesday CLOVIS — The New Mexico Municipal League’s 60th annual conference is scheduled Tuesday through Friday in Clovis. About 500 government officials are expected to attend the conference, according to a city of Clovis...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 13

Monday • Dora schools — 6 p.m., conference room at 100 School St., Dora. Information: 575-477-2211 • Portales schools — 6 p.m., board room at L.C. Cozzens Administrative Building, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 13

Monday • Child Find screening clinic — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Sumner schools. For children from birth-5 years. Information: 575-355-7766 • Produce to the People — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Memorial Building, Portales. Bring your own bags....

 

Fair schedule - Aug. 13

Curry County Fair Tuesday-Saturday Curry County Fairgrounds Nightly admission: Ages 13-55, $7; Ages 55+, $6; Ages 5-12, $3; Ages 4-under, free Weekly pass: Ages 13-55, $18; Ages 55+, $15; Ages 5-12, $8; Ages 4-under, free Discounted nights: Tuesday,...

 

Low-income kids smarter than Sen. Stewart thinks

“We don’t know how to teach kids from poverty. They come with no skills — well, they have street-fighting skills. They’ve got a lot of skills; they’re just not academic skills.” — State Sen. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, chair of the...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    August 13, 2017

One good line deserves another

Following last week’s column about my 12-word memoirs, readers submitted theirs: • One thing I like is a good show — lightning struck; sound/flash. — Sheila Schelling • Norman Rockwell...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    August 13, 2017

Dreading time to go down under

Spoiler alert: Graphic content coming up. You’ll be warned again. I’ve never gone to the land down under. As the Men at Work would say, I’ve never been to the place where the women grow and plunder. I can’t hear, I can’t hear the thunder....

 
 By Paul Gessing    Voices    August 13, 2017

School choice needed for education progress

It’s back to school time in New Mexico. But throughout the summer three big education-related headlines have framed education policy issues that will impact our school children this year and for...

 

Being energy competitive is in our national interest

To many skeptics, the decline in America’s oil and gas production more than a decade ago — and rising dependence on OPEC imports — demonstrated the energy industry’s shaky future. Fast forward to today. Thanks to the development of shale...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 13, 2017

Clovis boys soccer hopes to return to playoff field

CLOVIS — Clovis High boys soccer coach Greg Trujillo had gotten used to his teams winning the old District 4-6A championship, or at least being in the hunt. Last year, in six-team District 2-6A, the Wildcats came up short in their bid to reach the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    August 13, 2017

Hounds find balance

PORTALES — Including his redshirt season, this is Lane Cummings' fifth year in the Greyhound football program, and the Las Cruces native is far from the only experienced guy in the Eastern New...

 

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