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'Pirates,' Kiwanis chili converge this weekend

The stars are aligning (or it might be more accurate to say that seasoned ground beef and the Jolly Roger are colliding) this week to give us a rare opportunity to address this puzzler: Do pirates...

 

Roaming teacher keeps art education in schools

A few years ago when we lost our elementary art educational assistants, classroom teachers took up the slack for art education. Naturally, that presented a bit of teacher overload, when combined with the regular required curriculum. Casting about...

 

Water meetings should be open to public scrutiny

Raise the red flags. Our government is preparing to hold secret meetings to talk about our most precious resource — water. The pump is primed for untold back-room agreements that may or may not benefit taxpayers. We’re told public officials have...

 

Chaos is a sign of accomplishment

Most of the political left, following the lead of the mainstream national media, is focusing on what they characterize as President Trump’s incompetence and the chaos that surrounds his...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    February 22, 2017 

Trump objections to media valid

The conflict between President Trump and the media once again came into public view during a press conference last week. Whether you agree with the president or not, you have to admit he has a valid...

 

Owning animals is life-changing on every level

Whether they are perfect little angels, or destructive forces of nature, owning animals changes the lives of their people on every level. Critters may range from farm to service or companion animals...

 

Boreholes probably aren't for nuke dump

NARA VISA — Based on opposition from Nara Visa residents, the Quay County Commission has withdrawn support for a proposed borehole to be drilled through three miles of granite near Nara Visa. The...

 

Flynn fiasco shows better vetting in order

Just 24 days into his presidency, President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser was forced to resign — a glaring misstep by the fledgling administration. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael...

 

Helping students is so rewarding

I am lightly patting myself on the back as a road map for you getting heavily patted (not petted). A friend teaches kindergarten in a nearby lower socioeconomic school. Occasionally, I have donated...

 

Bad news for parents, celebrities

Be warned. The next few paragraphs include some bad news. That doesn’t make it fake news. • Bad news: We’ve got to wait another four years for a new Supreme Court nominee. That is, if elected leaders want to be consistent. President Donald Trum...

 

'Furry kids' another of life's blessings

I read a study recently that touted the benefits of being a dog owner. Having two furry kids at home, it piqued my interest. The study claimed that people who welcome canines into their homes have red...

 

And the news continues ...

And now, the rest of the story ... some updates to previous reports in this column: • Patsy Ruth Danner Weeks — the girl who loved Clovis Pioneers baseball so much she carried around players’...

 

Moisture not usually a good thing

Here on the high desert, water is both precious and rare. The smell of moisture is more fine than a flower in bloom and possibly even the scent of spoon-floating coffee in the air — though I’m not...

 

God will always keep his promises

I have been considering the word “promise” this past week. The word promise has two meanings. First, promise means to declare to do or keep from doing something specified. Second, a promise is an...

 

Grumbling can poison a loving heart

Grumbling is risky business. Of course, like any temptation, it feels good at the moment we fall to it. The act of grumbling stokes the fires of our sinful pride. It also stokes the fires of hell —...

 

ENMU play sure to enchant

Some of my earliest and happiest memories are of wriggling into place on the prickly green velvet seats in Eastern New Mexico University’s old theater and waiting for the lights to dim and the...

 

SmartLab projects focus on real-world problems

Since the 1990s, Clovis Municipal Schools have had “tech labs” at our secondary school sites. While Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Clovis High School have steered in slightly different...

 

Loving pet parents by no means uncommon

Perhaps you think you love your pets more than anyone on the planet has ever loved any critter ever — you dote on them, snuggle them, feed only the best foods, buy them the best toys, supply them...

 

Baxter-Curren celebrating 60 years

Baxter-Curren Activity Center was created in 1957 as a place where seniors could join together to socialize. It marks its 60th year on April 14. The center plans to celebrate throughout the year, starting with a dinner on Feb. 17. In 1957 the...

 

Martinez should demand answers in Martens case

It’s been well established that Fabian Gonzales, one of three people charged in August’s rape and murder of 10-year-old Victoria Martens, should have been under close supervision by the criminal justice system — or even possibly behind bars...

 

Gotta love this time of year

I look forward to this day every year. Feb. 14 — or some day close to that, depending on our schedules — just might be the most emotional, heartfelt day of the year for me and my best friend. Now...

 

Dad's birthday tough after his death

Dad would have celebrated a birthday this past Thursday. The candle count would’ve been 76. Every Feb. 9 is a tough one. It’s gotten easier over the years since he died in 2002 at just age 61....

 

Invoking Rule 19 against Warren a cop-out

We all get overheated sometimes. My friend believes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, but still got in a screaming match with his dad about the logical location for the second shooter. I nearly raised my voice when I found out an eight-months-pregnant...

 

Clovis native was 'busy surviving' in World War II

Bennie Aday, 94, narrowly escaped death twice in World War II. A left-seat pilot on B-24s, the Clovis native flew 50 missions against railroads, oil refineries and aircraft plants in France, Italy and...

 

Your pickup may be your most notable feature

People are so complex as to be impossible to completely describe, but we need to differentiate them. We use names, faces, and the way they walk, talk, and dress to keep track of which is who and so...

 

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