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Articles from the January 26, 2020 edition

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Our people: Hard work and clean living

Kenan "Griff" White, 21, lives in Portales but considers Colorado home. White is in his senior year at Eastern New Mexico University. He is studying communications with a double emphasis in...

 

Wish I could call my dad up on heavenly cell phone in a pinch

I never had a phone conversation with my father while he was on his cell phone. There was never a lot of conversation of any kind between us but it struck me the other day that even though he carried...

 

Perfectionism, exposed zipper application ahead on show

Information on dealing with perfectionism, exposed zipper application and common cat health problems will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all...

 

School menus - Jan. 26

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage and cheese bagel. Lunch — Corn dog, seasoned corn, mini carrots, ranch dressing. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, baked french fries, veggie cup,...

 

Senior calendar - Jan. 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. canasta, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 

Jail log - Jan. 26

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis ∞ Johnnie Russell, 43, probation violation ∞ Chautauqua Acy, 26, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge ∞ Amanda Richardson, 29, failure to appear on misdemeanor...

 

On the shelves - Jan. 26

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Watch Me Disappear” by Janelle Brown: It's been a year since Billie Flanagan went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 26

Monday • Entries open for K-ENMU exhibit at Runnels Gallery — 7:30 a.m., Houndhub, Golden Student Success Center, ENMU, Portales. Entries will be accepted during regular GSSC hours through February 14. Open to any public, private, or...

 

Seventh Street staying closed

CLOVIS - Opening late is never good. When it comes to Seventh Street, Clovis' Public Works Committee felt opening, then closing, then opening would be worse. So, until further notice, a portion of...

 

City approves retirement changes

CLOVIS — Employees with the city of Clovis have a new way to take advantage of retirement plans, and they don’t have to retire to use it. The Clovis City Commission unanimously approved a series of changes to the city retirement plan offered by...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 26

Tuesday • Curry County DWI Task Force special meeting — 4 p.m., Curry County Administration, 417 Gidding St., Suite 100, Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Clovis Municipal Schools board — 5:30 p.m., Board Room, CMS administration building,...

 

Pages past - Jan. 26

On this date ... 1970: State and local officials hosted a ceremony before formally opening the new overpass and entrance to Cannon Air Force Base west of Clovis. Cannon Commander Col. Bob Scott and State Highway Commission Chairman Reginaldo...

 

Speed limits near hospital to remain unchanged

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center officials prefer a 25 mph speed limit — not the posted 45 mph — around its facilities on 21st Street. Public Works Committee members on Wednesday agreed in principle, but didn’t see a reality where...

 

Water authority optimistic about money prospects

CLOVIS — With the caveat that nothing’s guaranteed in government funding, consultants for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority were optimistic during their Thursday meeting about the prospects for big injections of state and federal dol...

 

Give thought to candidate who gets your vote

Voting begins next week for municipal seats in Clovis and Portales. This election offers us more hope than usual because we have choices. A lot of choices in some cases. Clovis has six contested races on the ballot, including five candidates who...

 

Pump the brakes on privilege

A few years ago I wrote about Clovis High’s use of the Kansas State “Powercat” logo, mainly in how schools across the country acquire permission and how they protect the Kansas State brand in trade. Short answers: Clovis High pays, at last...

 

Democrats forgetting their history

I must have said it a dozen times since the Democrats’ impeachment miniseries took over our televisions, but I’ll say it again. The Democrats and their allies in the liberal media think history...

 

Markle criticism isn't necessarily all about race

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were “stepping back” from their duties as senior royals, it triggered a number of interesting reactions on this side of the pond. Some Americans lifted their noses in the air and said, “We...

 

Letter to the editor - Jan. 26

2020 good number for new decade This year, especially this year for some reason, speaks volumes. The year 2020 is for good sight or maybe insight. The numbers 2020 we associate with eyes for better vision. So maybe this year we should look at...

 

Church has no need to cut out elderly

Just because a mentor starts unconsciously humming Motown tunes during a heart-to-heart talk with you about temptations, that doesn’t mean his advice is irrelevant. A church in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, has made national headlines because of an...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 26, 2020

Impeachment dragging country through pointless melodrama

It’s easy to forget what the Senate impeachment trial is supposed to be about. It’s not a fight over whether the Senate will call a couple of witnesses that the House couldn’t, or didn’t...

 

Clovis school board to receive introduction to '20-21 calendar

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet for the first time in 2020, with its regular January meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administrative office at 1009 Main. The board will receive an introduction to a...

 

Public record - Jan. 26

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Jasper Clyde Howard Jr., 24, and Yoaraid Rodriguez, 24, both of Clovis • Erasmo Grajales Hernandez, 29, and Maria Guadalupe Cabrera Lopez, 29, both of...

 

Portales to consider gross receipts tax increase

PORTALES — The city of Portales may see a gross receipts tax increase soon with the city council issuing a notice of intent to do so during its regular meeting this Tuesday, The increase will need to be approved by a majority of the council when...

 

Roosevelt bees go 20 rounds, 74 words

PORTALES - Students from Lindsey Steiner Elementary School proved they were a cut above the rest when it comes to spelling on Friday, taking all the top spots at the Roosevelt County Spelling Bee and...

 

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