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Articles from the January 27, 2019 edition

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Our people: Greyhound communicator

My name is Desiree Cooper. I'm the coordinator of media relations and social media at Eastern New Mexico University, where I write stories about students, faculty, staff and alumni and share them with...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 27, 2019

Two more plead guilty in jail escape

CLOVIS — A man and woman charged with assisting the escape effort this summer of three local jail inmates each pleaded guilty last week to charges. Jon Hausmann, 38, pleaded guilty Thursday...

 

Taking dogs along makes for a good ride - mostly

It’s pretty cool taking dogs in vehicles with you if they’re not throwing up. My dogs don’t ride with me too much; maybe it’s because the little one tosses her cookies about every other time...

 

Perfect paint, extra nutrition ahead on show

Information on choosing the perfect paint for your home, adding more nutrition to your recipes and creating a bronze effect on interior columns will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at...

 

School menus - Jan. 27

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancakes. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, ranch mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, chilled mixed fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini cinni’s. Lunch — Porky rib on a bun, babked fries, steamed...

 

Senior calendar - Jan. 27

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 Tuesday: No beginning line dance, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class,...

 

On the shelves - Jan. 27

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Beneath Copper Falls” by Colleen Coble dives into a romantic suspense with 911 dispatcher Dana Newell. In addition to an emotionally charged career, she’s faced her own...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 27

Today • New Mexico Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Concert, featuring top New Mexico high school jazz students with Richard Schwartz, director — 1 p.m., Buchanan Hall, ENMU music building, Portales. Tickets: $7. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 27

Feb. 5 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109...

 

Minimum-wage bill 'a little much,' but state winning fight

The concept seems so ... un-American. Government can decide how much a Mom and Pop shop has to pay its employees? That has to be unconstitutional, doesn’t it? But just as we’ve allowed government...

 

Yogi-isms worth hearing these days

There are a lot of historical figures that have left their mark on the world. For me, Gandhi, M.L. King, Jesus, Abe Lincoln, and Peter Lawrence “Yogi” Berra are such people. Berra, a Hall of Fame baseball player, went to 13 World Series as a...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 27, 2019

One thing for sure: It's the MAGA hat

The fundamental offense of the Covington Catholic High School kids wasn’t so much allegedly mobbing, mocking or getting in the face of an American Indian drummer at the Lincoln Memorial. It was wearing red Make America Great Again hats. That was...

 

Another viewpoint: Money in classroom key to education reform

As Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Legislature consider a package of bills to transform New Mexico’s public schools, Think New Mexico urges them to include House Bill 77. HB77 will make sure a greater proportion of New Mexico’s education...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 27, 2019

Clovis schools superintendent to retire

CLOVIS - School board members on Tuesday discussed the forthcoming retirement of Superintendent Jody Balch, whose career in education stretches across four decades. "You know when it's time," Balch...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 27, 2019

Regents confirm intent to rebuild ENMU president's residence

PORTALES - The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Tuesday officially confirmed its intent to build a new president's residence. ENMU previously released a survey to the public in late...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 27, 2019

Brother and sister take first in Roosevelt bee

PORTALES — The 2019 Roosevelt County spelling bee was a family affair. The brother-sister duo of Aneesh and Sanjana Chava both won first place in their respective divisions at Friday’s competition held on the Eastern New Mexico University...

 

Cannon airman laid to rest in Virginia

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — More than 350 people attended Thursday’s military funeral for Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. Elchin,...

 

Reporter's notebook: Essay winner

Clovis Christian Schools senior Alanna Greenwell, at 17, still isn't old enough to cast a ballot in any general election. But she had no trouble finding reasons why it mattered. The Veterans of...

 

Honors - Jan. 27

Gallegos U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Denae F. Gallegos graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas, according to a news release from Joint Hometown News Service. Gallegos completed an intensive...

 

Game's result was never guaranteed

In a lifetime of watching them and nearly 20 years of covering them, I’ve learned three undeniable truths about sports: n We often take them far more seriously than we should. n We assign high importance and low importance to events that are often...

 

Pages past - Jan. 27

On this date ... 1979: The Clovis News-Journal's editorial board had declared a proposed civic center a "Nightmare for Clovis Taxpayers" in a headline. "No, a civic center isn't a bad idea. But...

 

Public record - Jan. 27

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Richard Henry Waggoner, 42, and Lisa Michelle Rollins, 50, both of Clovis • Samuel Steven Schope, 21, and Valon Rice Smith, 22, both of Clovis...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 27, 2019

Melrose selects superintendent

MELROSE — Meet the new boss, same (philosophy) as the old boss. That was the message out of Melrose last week as the Melrose Municipal Schools Board of Education selected elementary school principal Brian Stacy as the district’s next...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 27, 2019

Official reports RGH Clovis clinic imminent

PORTALES — Roosevelt General Hospital is less than three months away from opening a clinic in Clovis, according to Chief Executive Officer Kaye Green. Green said in her report to the RGH Board of Trustees during Tuesday’s meeting that the...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    January 27, 2019

Portales terminates current joint powers agreement

PORTALES - The city of Portales and Roosevelt County will soon be tasked with developing a new agreement to share services. The Portales City Council formally terminated an existing joint powers...

 

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