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Our people: Proud mom of thousands

My name is Shelly Norris. I moved to Clovis from the Ft. Walton Beach/Destin, Florida area along with my twin brother Michael and my family when I was 17. I was raised as an Air Force brat, lived all...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 13, 2019

Lawmakers from area to oppose legal weed

The state Legislature is expected to consider a bill during the upcoming 60-day session that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Mexico. But it won’t be due to the support from legislators on the eastern side of the state. Six local...

 

Lesson learned about family feuds and nerf guns

I took careful aim and shot the off-duty cop square in the chest and all hell broke loose. Soon, I learned not to bring a Nerf gun to a family feud. OK, so the police officer was really my niece (who...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 13, 2019

Events center to celebrate 10 years

CLOVIS - This is setting up to be a make or break year for Curry County's foray into the concert business. With the 10-year anniversary of the Curry County Events Center on the horizon, the Curry...

 

Decorating, proactive aging ahead on show

Information on creating and decorating with color and proactive aging will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Interior designers and...

 

School menus - Jan. 13

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, gravy, mini carrots w/ranch, chilled fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked fries, veggie cup w/ranch,...

 

Senior calendar - Jan. 13

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m. canasta, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. game night Tuesday: No beginning line dance, 8 a.m.-4...

 

Club notes - Jan. 13

Curry County Association of Educational Retirees CCAER met Tuesday at K-Bob’s Steakhouse. Our program featured our area legislators, who were each introduced by their respective adopt-a-legislators (AAL) as follows: Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview,...

 

On the shelves - Jan. 13

The following 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 manuals for...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 13

Monday • Produce to People — 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales. Free in-season fruits and vegetables; no proof of income necessary; bring your own bags. Information: 575-763-6130 • FAFSA (Free Application for...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 13

Monday • Portales Municipal Schools board — 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday • City of Clovis Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board — 5:15 p.m., Clovis City Hall asse...

 

Veterans could bring discipline to Congress

Forty years ago, military veterans made up roughly three-quarters of Congress. By 2017, the proportion had dwindled to fewer than one in five. The number of veterans on Capitol Hill will dip slightly again next year, because of retirements — but...

 

Trying to avoid a little sticker shock

I should probably assert my Fifth Amendment privilege at this point. But I need a column, so here goes. A little more than nine years ago, I bought a new car. It had around 40 miles on it, thanks to prior test drives, but it was mine for a few years...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 13, 2019

National emergency won't build wall

President Donald Trump is playing with the idea of declaring a national emergency to build a border fence despite congressional opposition. This would make Trump the second president in a row willing to cut Congress out of the legislative process if...

 

Another viewpoint: Loving life one key to living long

For years, Jeanne Calment has reigned as the oldest documented person to have lived. She supposedly died in 1997 at age 122. But now Russian mathematician Nikolay Zak has exhumed that claim and startled researchers with a challenge: He argues that...

 

Nothing quite like a show of brotherly love

It’s been over a year since I started writing this column. Tom McDonald, the publisher and editor of The New Mexico News Exchange (and my brother), went from agreeing to let me write a few to letting me write a weekly column. Now I am told I have...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 13, 2019

Chamber goes Hollywood

PORTALES - If it seemed a little dark Thursday night in Roosevelt County, that's because most of its local stars were together in the Yam Theatre for the Chamber of Commerce's "Portales Goes...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 13, 2019

Portales council promotes MLK events

PORTALES - Mayor Ron Jackson on Tuesday night read a proclamation declaring Jan. 21 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Portales. He called on citizens "to join us in our efforts to follow in Martin Luth...

 

Medical events stall trials

CLOVIS — The wheels of justice can turn slowly. Two jury trials were continued last week due to medical events; a two-day trial scheduled to start Thursday was canceled after defendant Shannon Jackson’s counsel “was taken to the Emergency Room...

 

Plea conference for former guard delayed

CLOVIS — A plea conference last week for the former jail guard charged with assisting the escape last summer of three inmates has been delayed. The case was pushed to later this month due to a scheduling issue with her defense attorney. Sarina...

 

Shooting charges dismissed for now

CLOVIS — Charges filed last year in connection with a shooting that hospitalized a Clovis man have been dismissed pending further investigation. But officials last week said they “very likely could” be refiled. Ruben Lopez, 23, was charged...

 

Environment Department provides contamination fact sheet

SANTA FE - The New Mexico Environment Department has provided a fact sheet about groundwater contamination surrounding Cannon Air Force Base, but the update provides little new information. The...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 13, 2019

Courts rule against use of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

LAS CRUCES — Mark Anthony Baca said he is “beaten, but not defeated” after the courts last year prohibited him from continuing to use the likeness of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in his anti-bullying campaign. U.S. District Judge Judith C....

 

Portales board to recognize teachers

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will move to a larger venue for Monday’s meeting, which will be held in the junior high school cafeteria. Superintendent Johnnie Cain said the change of location was made to account...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 13, 2019

In tribute: Don Paschke shared his love of music across continents and generations

Don Paschke walked both the Great Wall of China and the Greyhound Arena, he braved flooded cobblestone roads in Venice, he made "puddin bars" for his students - all of that incidental to half a...

 

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