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Articles from the February 10, 2019 edition

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Relief and reckoning

PORTALES - Dozens of pink and blue balloons took flight Tuesday from outside the Roosevelt County courthouse, one of the first light moments for anyone involved in the emotional trial that had played...

 

Our people: Accomplished in the community

My name is Bruce Pollard. I am retired from American Water Company after 31 years of service. I was born to Joe and Myrtle Pollard along with four siblings, two brothers and two sisters. I have been m...

 

Greyhound season sparked a desire to play

It was a simpler time. I didn’t know I was going to quit growing at 5-foot, 6 inches. And I was pretty sure I would play basketball for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. The time was...

 

Growing succulents, iron-on rhinestones ahead on show

Information on growing succulents, working with iron-on rhinestones and making a custom upholstered headboard will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Curt Jaynes will show a variety of...

 

School menus - Feb. 10

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

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 10

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, 5 p.m. business meeting, 6 p.m. bunco night Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle...

 

Club notes - Feb. 10

Curry County Association of Educational Retirees Our program featured a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Edgard Cheng for Presbyterian Physical Therapy at Plains Regional Healthplex. Using a slide presentation, Dr. Cheng explained that physical...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 10

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Sunflower Girl” by Rosanna Chiofalo tells the story of Signora Maria Ferraro, who carries bitter memories from World War II, when the Germans overran Florence. In the...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 10

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 • Stitch Addicts stitch group ...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 10

Monday • Portales Municipal Schools board — 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday • Clovis Astronomy Club — 7 p.m., Room 143 or 145 (look for signs), Clovis...

 

Public record - Feb. 10

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Aaron Wesley Deans, 52, of Los Lunas, and Karen Marie Crowe, 51, of Clovis • Dustin D. Rush, 29, and Heather D. Cox, 37, both of Melrose ...

 

Special election funding questions pass

TEXICO — Both funding questions on the Texico Municipal Schools special election conducted via mail ballot were approved by Curry and Roosevelt County voters on Tuesday by more than a 2-to-1 margin. Officials said 1,036 ballots were sent out across...

 

Country musician John Conlee performing at civic center

CLOVIS — Soon after Valentine’s Day, things will still be coming up roses in Clovis. Or rather, they’ll be coming up with “rose colored glasses,” a concession item harkening to the signature song of Grand Ole Opry regular and celebrated...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    February 10, 2019

Cummins officials present on remanufacturing project

CLOVIS — The Cummins plant in Clovis is known for big engines. Officials revealed to the Clovis City Commission just how big its newest engines were Thursday night. As part of the parent company’s 100th anniversary celebration, representatives...

 

Curry County commissioners take action on bill resolutions

CLOVIS — For the second time in three meetings, the Curry County Commission on Friday took action on a resolution related to bills being considered by the Legislature. The most recent act opposes several bills that would increase regulation on...

 

Travel requests on agenda for Portales schools

PORTALES — A trio of travel requests are among the items on the agenda for Monday’s Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the board room at the L. C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene. The...

 

New documentary promotes mysteries of Roswell's UFOs

Not everyone who finds themselves drawn to UFO-related subjects believes, unequivocally, that extraterrestrial life exists. For one’s interest to be piqued, all that’s really required is an interest in the unknown. A belief in at least the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 10, 2019

Nobody woke enough for current climate

All statewide officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia should resign if Democrats are held to their own standards. Even if Gov. Ralph Northam didn’t appear in blackface in an image in his medical-school yearbook, he confessed to once darkening...

 

Letter to the editor - Feb. 10

Conservatives don’t balk at helping rich Conservatives get a tad uptight when a proposal is made that benefits someone other than the rich and corporations. Remember the conservative uproar over Trump’s tax plan that benefited the rich and...

 

Media probably shouldn't be crowing

President Donald Trump may have come to his senses about government shutdowns and his coveted wall. Last month, the mainstream media, however, called Trump’s conciliatory statements on the matter a...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 10

Booked The following were booked into local jails Monday - Thursday: Clovis • Ray Cordova, 59, larceny • Ryan Hernandez, 19, contributing to the delinquency of a minor • Deon Cleare, 27, probation violation • Christopher Lee, 24, probation...

 

Conservation group updates council on countermeasures

PORTALES — Mike Cone, chairman of the Roosevelt Soil and Water Conservation District, provided an update on the organization’s efforts during Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting. Cone detailed the state entity’s shade balls project,...

 

Pages past - Feb. 10

On this date ... 1994: About 75 people had gathered at the Memorial Building in Portales to express concerns about required reading content in classes at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU senior...

 

Reporter's notebook: Stolen inventory

Reuniting a stolen vehicle with its owner is one thing. Stolen tools found inside those recovered vehicles present a different challenge for police. Clovis police recently announced they had “a garage half full of tools” recovered this year from...

 

Clovis man sentenced for sixth DWI offense

CLOVIS — A Clovis man convicted in November of his sixth DWI offense was sentenced Thursday to 3 1/2 years in prison, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney. A jury found Gerardo Vasquez, 43, guilty of third-degree...

 

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