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Articles from the January 8, 2017 edition

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Local educators know what's best for local students

A report released last week said public schools in New Mexico don’t fare well when compared to others across the nation. For the third year in a row, Education Week magazine looked at college and career outcomes and K-12 achievement and other...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    January 8, 2017

2017 brings new face, website changes

Time to put on another hat. Beginning this morning, I'll be the newest "face" each Sunday on our "Voices" pages. As publisher of the newspaper, my job description includes a variety of boxes to check... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    January 8, 2017

Some truths remain after holidays

Plenty of things are absolutes when the holiday season wraps itself up: • You’ll have one glass of eggnog and wonder why you don’t drink it year-round, then spit out your second glass and swear off the stuff until you forget this all happened...

 

Good day to remember Beulah Marie

With the season’s first bitter cold snap wrapping up, today is a good day to remember Gladys Dancy, her daughter Beulah Marie, L. E. Owles, the Centrell children and three Grady children whose...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    January 8, 2017

Have that procedure if it makes you happy

Random thoughts: • Why do grocers put so many grapes in a bag? I help other shoppers by transferring half the grapes into an empty bag and leaving it behind. I feel guilty, but not enough to stop....

 

Legislators aim to tackle budget early

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER [email protected] The upcoming two-month-long legislative session will see several bills and resolutions up for approval, but none are more important than the...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 8, 2017

beWellnm officials spread word about health insurance

CLOVIS — Armed with the goal of helping New Mexicans find affordable health insurance that fits their needs, a pair of beWellnm officials visited Curry and Roosevelt counties Thursday as a means of spreading the word about plans at consumers...

 
 By Andrew Oxford    News    January 8, 2017

Martinez seeks centralized human resources department

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is planning to eliminate many of the human resources departments at agencies across New Mexico’s government, shifting responsibility for personnel matters to a single state office. It would be...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 8

Monday • Produce to the People — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Memorial Building, Portales. Free in season fruits and vegetables. Bring your own bags. Information: 575-359-1048 ext. 1 • Stitch Addicts — 1:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library....

 

Meetings calendar - Jan 8

Monday • New Mexico Municipal League — 4 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Shooting Range Ad Hoc Committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Water Policy Advisory Board — 8:30 a.m....

 

Portales police blotter - Jan. 8

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Thursday • 2:47 p.m.: Criminal sexual contact, 900 block Redwine Ball, report taken • 3:14 p.m.: Fraud, walk in • 3:17 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident with injuries, mile...

 

Clovis police blotter - Jan. 8

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 7:04 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, possession of methamphetamines, 200 block of Pinon Street • 7:20...

 

Our People: Fighting cancer ... and winning

Riley Castro was born in Louisiana, but mostly raised in Okinawa, Japan and England. She is a military brat who appreciates the times her family traveled together. She is in the final stages of...

 

Nipper never could turn down a ride

I heard a story on the news this week about a dog that loaded up in a police car while the officer was out and sat there waiting for a ride. It reminded me of our dog, Nipper, who had a similar...

 

Look to the stars for style inspiration

We've made it through the first week of the new year and, hopefully, most of us are following through with our 2017 resolutions. Though I didn't make any life-changing resolutions this year, thoughts...

 

Denim headband how-to's on coming show

Information on baking chile rellenos, an online gluten-free box club and working with stretchy fabric will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at...

 

Club notes - Jan. 8

Elida Extension Club The Elida Extension Club hosted the annual Christmas luncheon for all county extension clubs. Upon arrival, the Elida Community Center members received a name tag with a number,...

 

On the shelves - Jan. 8

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the City of Clovis Floodplain Management Program, the library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs including maps...

 

Honors - Jan. 8

Kaser U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew G. Kaser graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and...

 

Senior calendar - Jan. 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m gospel singing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, noon p.m. pinochle, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m....

 

School menus - Jan. 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Oven roasted drumsticks, scalloped potatoes, green beans, chilled pears, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Mini tacos w/salsa, Spanish...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    January 8, 2017

Texico sweeps EPAC championships

PORTALES — If the Logan Longhorns and Texico Wolverines find themselves back on the floor of The Pit in the final weekend of the prep basketball season, they'll likely have none other to thank than...

 

ENMU women improve to 6-0 in Lone Star play

DENTON, Texas — Junior guard Jasmine Hotchkins scored 13 of her career-high 16 points in a 26-0 first-half run, propelling Eastern New Mexico University to a 60-49 Lone Star Conferencd women’s victory over Texas Woman’s on Saturday. Senior Kass...

 

Saturday area prep basketball roundup

TOURNAMENTS Portales Shoot Out At Ram Athletic Center Boys Friday Portales 68, Mesilla Valley 41 Saturday Mesilla Valley 82, Portales JV 51 LV Robertson vs. Portales,ppd. Girls Friday Lubbock Trinity Christian 56, Portales 49 Saturday Hobbs 56,...

 

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