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Articles from the February 17, 2019 edition

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Library killer gets life

CLOVIS - Nathaniel Jouett will be 51 at his earliest possible release from prison for the "monstrous acts" he committed at age 16 in a matter of minutes the afternoon of Aug. 28, 2017. That's less...

 

Our people: Teaching to catering

My name is Sarah Stevens. I was born in Muleshoe, so I can claim to be a Texan when the need arises. However, I have lived in Clovis since I was two days old, except for the years I attended Eastern...

 

Former senior meal director arrested for embezzlement

CLOVIS — The former director of Clovis’ senior meals program was arrested Thursday for allegedly embezzling over $24,000 since April. Cherisse Perez, 34, entered no plea Friday in magistrate court to 19 embezzlement charges of which 16 are...

 

Thinking back on the days of the school bike rack

What happened to the school bike rack? Did the band cut it up for drumsticks? I suppose if I asked today’s students where the bike rack was located I would get a lot of really strange looks. I...

 

Teen death brings counselors to schools

CLOVIS — Police said Thursday evening they were investigating a possible suicide after a high school girl fell to her death from an upper level of the nine-story Hotel Clovis. NaKiyah Brown was...

 

Sewing machine tips, heart-healthy meals ahead on show

Information on sewing machine tips, preparing heart-healthy meals and decorating walls with plates will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m.. on Tuesday and at noon on...

 

School menus - Feb. 17

Clovis Elementary Monday: Closed Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — French bread pizza, veggie cup w/ranch, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese on a bun. Lunch — Teriyaki beef strips, au gratin...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: Closed 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 Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8:30 a.m. exercise...

 

Club notes - Feb. 17

Curry County and Area Republican Women The Curry County & Area Republican Women met on Tuesday at K-Bob’s Steakhouse with President Annie Hogland presiding. Sue McDowell gave the invocation and Laquita Terry-Pruitt led the Pledge of Allegiance....

 

On the shelves - Feb. 17

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Hearts of the Missing” by Tony Hillerman Prize recipient Carol Potenza opens with the suicide of a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members. When...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 17

Monday • Presidents’ Day • Produce to People — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Soccer fields by the Hillcrest Zoo entrance, 1200 N. Norris, Clovis. Free in-season fruits and vegetables; no proof of income necessary; bring your own bags. Information: 575-763-...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 17

Tuesday • 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,...

 

Jail logs - Feb. 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Johnny Garcia, 33, probation violation • Rachel Torres, 38, probation violation • Stephen Levenshown, 33, possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon...

 

Public record - Feb. 17

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Richard B. Sanchez, 58, and Mary Jane Sanchez, 54, both of Clovis • Gabriel Ray Lara, 41, and Courtney Cristina Oborny, 23, both of Clovis...

 

Legislators weigh in on fast-paced session

SANTA FE — With the 60-day legislative session reaching its midpoint, legislators from eastern New Mexico last week reflected on the fast and furious pace and huge number of bills introduced. “I’m a freshman legislator, but I’ve been at the...

 

Woman sentenced to 11 years for jail escape

CLOVIS - A woman was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from her short-lived jail escape this summer. Kaitlyn Martinez-Arington, 26, faced up to 19 yea...

 

Land donation on Curry County agenda

CLOVIS — The Ranchvale Volunteer Fire Department may have found its new home. An agreement between Curry County and Kenneth and Jacqueline Davis covering the donation of land to house the department’s future fire station is on the agenda for...

 

Library sentencing provides beginning in search for peace

Finally, at least officially, it’s over. The nightmares following the deadly Aug. 28, 2017, rampage at Clovis’ public library will never be over for its dozens of victims. But at least Friday’s...

 

This year's flu was one to remember

I just had seven very uncomfortable days, and I think the best way to describe it would be an out-of-body experience. I mostly didn’t go to the places I normally go. I mostly didn’t do the things I normally do. And when I did go to those places...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 17, 2019

Brown more grounded than most Dems

The day has arrived in the Democratic Party when Sherrod Brown is a kind of moderate. The impeccably progressive Ohio senator who has occupied a spot on the left flank of the Democratic caucus for a very long time is declining to sign up for the...

 

Confrontation was human nature at play

I’ve never cared much for puritanism. While the Pilgrims came to America to avoid religious persecution, they mostly wanted to exchange the rigidly enforced rules against their brand of Christianity...

 

Another viewpoint: 'Name and shame' decision may be free speech violation

The National Rifle Association deserves all the condemnation it has received and more for standing in the way of reasonable, lifesaving gun-control efforts. Because of the gun group’s cynical hard-line policies and near-religious embrace of the...

 

City council moves meeting

PORTALES — The Portales City Council has moved its regular meeting for the coming week from Tuesday to Thursday. The agenda features just three non-routine items, including a resolution to apply for hardship funds through the New Mexico Department...

 

Roosevelt to consider firearms resolution

PORTALES — With an eye on Santa Fe and the current legislative session, the Roosevelt County Commission will consider a resolution opposing increased firearm regulations exceeding federal law during Tuesday’s meeting. There have been several...

 

Schools to hold informational meetings

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools will hold a pair of informational meetings on its new Early College High School venture with Clovis Community College. The meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy Library...

 

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