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Our people: Pageant winner

My name is Angela Nanez. I was recently crowned Miss New Mexico Teen USA on Jan. 27 in Las Cruces. I am a student at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. In addition to pageants, I enjoy being a p...

 

Let's kick off with a Super Bowl quiz

We meet again — for the 53rd time at the end of the season. Yes, it’s Super Bowl Sunday and the buffet is open. We make gluttons of ourselves, we have parties, we talk smack to our guests but how...

 

Easy antler crafts, 'AchieveMore' method ahead on show

Information on easy crafts that can be made from deer antlers and how the “AchieveMore” method can help a person escape the worry and stress of failing will be the featured topics on “Creative...

 

Menus - Feb. 3

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cheese omelet taco. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, chilled fruit cocktail, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Waffle. Lunch — Turkey and cheese croissant, veggie...

 

Senior calendar - Feb 3

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 Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m. musical...

 

Club notes - Feb. 3

Clovis High School FCCLA Seven of Clovis High School’s chapter officers for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) visited Santa Fe from Jan. 20-22. They attended a Career Technical Student Organization Day at the Roundhouse...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 3

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Secret Life of Language” by Simon Pulleyn uses quirky illustrations, helpful diagrams and clear text to unlock the fascinating workings behind the development and...

 

And now a round of applause for the workers among us

“Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.” ...

 

I'll stick with mail I actually ask for

One of my favorite cartoons about our changing communication features two series of panels. The first series, marked “20 years ago,” shows a person fed up with the mountain of letters that were in the mailbox. They get to the computer, and their...

 

World has lost a quality writer

Russell Baker, who died on Jan. 21 at age 93, has joined the likes of Mike Royko, Jimmy Breslin and Art Buchwald in the special part of heaven reserved for those who could make millions laugh on...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 3, 2019

'Assimilation' backlash an overreaction

The worst thought crime is the one you don’t realize you’re committing. So it was with NBC News legend Tom Brokaw, who — for good reason — didn’t understand that assimilation is now a third rail of American politics. He caused a furor with...

 

Another viewpoint: Gun range case Second Amendment test for court

It was once called “the lost amendment,” because the Supreme Court was almost completely silent on its meaning and because it seemed to have scant effect. But the Second Amendment made a spectacular comeback in 2008, when the court struck down a...

 
 By David Grieder    News    February 3, 2019

Daycare trial into second week

PORTALES - Mary and Sandi Taylor did most everything together while running their daycare. Now they sit together facing trial for the 2017 death of one young girl in their care and the serious injury...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 3, 2019

Coyote bill worries area ranchers, farmers

Some farmers and ranchers in eastern New Mexico are concerned about a bill being considered in the Legislature which would prohibit coyote killing contests, citing the effect on the coyote population and thus their businesses. Opponents to Senate...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 3, 2019

Chamber celebrates

CLOVIS - With a sparkle in the air, hundreds of Clovis and Curry County business owners, elected officials and residents celebrated the work of chamber of commerce in 2018 during the organization's...

 
 By David Grieder    News    February 3, 2019

Courts offering free Valentine's Day weddings

You might take your significant other to court at the end of a marriage, but this Valentine’s Day you can start it off there. The 9th Judicial District is offering free marriages. Judge Donna Mowrer said she’s “delighted” to be among those...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 3, 2019

Local fans gear up for Super Bowl

Most of eastern New Mexico's NFL rooting interest was eliminated a few weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs when the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Los Angeles Rams. But when the Super Bowl...

 

Negotiator on agenda for Roosevelt

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission is slated to select one of its five members to begin negotiations with representatives from the city of Portales to develop a new shared services agreement between the two entities during Tuesday’s...

 

Clovis committees seek volunteers

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking volunteers to serve on the following boards and committees: • Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: A representative from the hotel industry is needed. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each...

 

Curry to consider resolution on water contamination

CLOVIS — Over the past weeks and months, several local government entities have discussed the issue of water contamination discovered near Cannon Air Force Base, but none have taken any formal action. That could change on Tuesday as the Curry...

 

Police look into embezzlement

CLOVIS — Police are investigating a reported embezzlement involving the Curry Residents Senior Meals Association, but city leadership maintains it is working with its board to keep services from being interrupted. Clovis Police Capt. Roman Romero...

 

Roads closing for upgrades

PORTALES — Starting Monday, the Roosevelt County road department will be upgrading South Roosevelt Road V and SRR 7 from dirt to caliche, according to a county press release. Residents are asked to drive slowly and watch for equipment and...

 

Man gets 12 years in shooting

CLOVIS — A man convicted last month of shooting at his neighbor’s house while a child slept inside was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, according to a news release. Xavier Loving, 25, was charged in connection with the Aug. 14, 2017,...

 

Board holding special meeting

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday as it begins the process of finding the district’s next superintendent. An executive session is scheduled to discuss “limited personnel matters as...

 

New vehicle on Portales agenda

PORTALES — Authorization to purchase a new vehicle for the Portales Area Transit is one of just three action items on the agenda for Tuesday’s city council meeting. Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry told The News on Friday that the total...

 

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