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Articles from the March 3, 2019 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    March 3, 2019

Sentencing for former daycare workers set for Monday

PORTALES — The former daycare operators convicted last month of reckless child abuse are scheduled Monday for sentencing. Their defense attorney is meanwhile pursuing motions to appeal or mitigate the guilty verdicts. Mother-daughter Mary and...

 

Events calendar - March 3

Today • Clovis Portales Kennel Club dog agility trials — 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (or one hour after last class), Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady, Clovis. Public welcome, but no personal pets, please. Information: 575-683-5177 • Clovis Spring...

 

Meetings calendar - March 3

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,...

 

Our people: Longtime teacher, longtime learner

My name is Janelle Zamie. My sisters and I grew up in the Air Force. Our brother didn't come along until after the Air Force years. I've lived in a number of places in the US and in Europe. Still New...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    March 3, 2019

Adding 'Oh Come Angel Band' to my list of hymns

I got a song stuck in my brain last week — not a classic rock tune, but a classic maybe. We hadn’t sung the hymn “Oh Come Angel Band” or “My Latest Sun is Sinking Fast” in church for a goo...

 

School menus - March 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 - March 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. trivia mania...

 

On the shelves - March 3

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Hunting Party” by Lucy Foley tells a murder mystery full of suspense, secrets and surprise. This well-written page-turner is reminiscent of Agatha Christie as the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 3, 2019

Jury finds voluntary manslaughter in slaying

CLOVIS - A Curry County jury took just 90 minutes Thursday to convict Darryl Turner II of voluntary manslaughter for the 2017 shooting death of David McDonald at the Clovis Apartments. Turner, 31,...

 

Q&A: Clovis resident joining cancer fight in New York

Clovis resident Shiray Berry is one of 29 ambassadors for a new national colorectal cancer awareness campaign launched in New York City by Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC). Berry, 31, said she was...

 

Pages past - March 3

On this date ... 1969: Efforts to let voters decide whether liquor by the drink could be sold on Sundays in New Mexico were defeated in Santa Fe. The Clovis-News Journal reported the vote to kill the proposal was 53-16. “David Norvell, D-Curry,...

 

Home under construction lost in fire

CLOVIS - A two-story home that was under construction was lost late Thursday night to a fire, according to Clovis Fire Department officials. Battalion Chief Joel Gershon told The News that three...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 3, 2019

Jury convicts on 2013 child sex crime

PORTALES — A man convicted Tuesday of sexually assaulting a young girl six years ago in Floyd faces up to 18 years in prison in a sentencing hearing at month’s end. A Roosevelt County jury found Benjamin Pritchett, 58, guilty of first-degree...

 

Public record - March 3

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Mackenzie William Paul Dewey, 20, of Clovis, and Olivia Marie Sellers, 20, of Springfield, Ohio • Shinericc Oshay Malik Lewis, 21, and Ciera...

 

Curry to consider bill resolutions

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission once again has its eyes on Santa Fe as the board will consider a resolution expressing support for nine bills and opposition to three bills currently being considered by the Legislature at Tuesday’s meeting....

 

Portales to consider raising system fares on area transit

PORTALES — Riders on the Portales Area Transit may see a fare increase following Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting. One of three items from the public works department is a proposed increase to move the PAT fare from 75 cents to $1, City...

 

Court resolution on Roosevelt agenda

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday will consider a resolution giving counties the option to close their probate court and move those functions to magistrate or district court. Currently the Roosevelt County Probate Court handles...

 

Jail logs - March 3

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Joey Plasencio, 37, battery against a household member • Jesus Bustamante, 28, probation violation • Eric Garcia, 25, aggravated assault upon a peace officer,...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    March 3, 2019

Left, Right ... wrong; Time to reduce size, impact of government

Many New Mexicans are outraged because the state’s Democrats are about to pass the largest tax increase in the state’s history. A news release from House Republicans reads: “Democrats passed...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 3, 2019

Adults in youth sports need to be adults

Or else what? Looks like Estancia just found out. Friday night was the sound of a hammer dropping, as the New Mexico Activities Association dealt a huge penalty to the boy’s basketball team, along with the entire school and the community of about 1...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 3, 2019

Trump's position with GOP solidified

The race for 2020 is taking shape, although there are still significant unknowns, including whether Donald Trump will get a serious primary challenge. His fiercest Republican critics say, “Yes — please, please, yes.” They are probably wrong,...

 

Chasing scandals unlikely to prevent second Trump term

Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee did themselves no favors Wednesday by approaching Michael Cohen as a man to be tarred and feathered, not probed as a witness. But they raised a question about the hearing that Democrats had no...

 
 By The Taos News    Voices    March 3, 2019

Another viewpoint: People with terminal illnesses deserve to choose quality of life

Life is precious. So is quality of life. We do not get to choose when our lives begin. Most of us don’t get to choose when it ends. But some — like those diagnosed with a terminal illness or an illness such as Alzheimer’s that slowly but most...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 3, 2019

Clovis board pushes forward on search

CLOVIS - The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education formally approved several aspects of its search for the district's next superintendent during Tuesday's meeting. According to the timeline appr...

 

Portales board to talk e-sports

PORTALES — A potential e-sports team at Portales High School will be discussed at Monday’s board of education meeting. Athletic Director Mark Gallegos said there are about 40 teams in the state taking part in the inaugural e-sports league, which...

 

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