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Articles from the March 4, 2018 edition

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Making positive impact

Robyn Ochoa-Costa was born and raised in Roswell and moved to Clovis in 2007 for work. The following year she met Alex Costa of Clovis. The couple have been married for two years. She has three...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    March 4, 2018

Today's kids have no real world lives

I’m getting weary of all the chatter over school shootings. You probably are as well, but indulge me. First of all, know that I am greatly saddened by the loss of life and I appreciate the fear and...

 

Sneakers go-to shoe for spring fashions

Flats are nice. Heels are better. But sneakers are the best shoe for the season. Not only are they the most comfortable but are now the most versatile shoe than ever before. In 2018, women are just...

 

Floral cakes featured on show

Information on using the Boye Loom Knit kit and techniques to change the texture surface of fabric or clothing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thurs...

 

School menus - March 4

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pan Dulce. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, seasoned green beans, cinnamon applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Soft taco w/salsa, seasoned pinto beans, seasoned corn, s...

 

Volunteers needed

PORTALES — Roosevelt County needs two members and two alternates to apply for positions on its protest valuation board. According to a press release by the county, the protest valuation board members “hear and decide protests of County Assessor...

 

Senior calendar - March 4

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5:30 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exe...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 4, 2018

Working like a dog

CLOVIS — If all dogs go to heaven, then this weekend paradise could be found at the Curry County Events Center. The Clovis Portales Kennel Club hosted the Stars and Stripes Dog Agility Trials on... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 4, 2018

Grandfather: Wesley Flores couldn't kick drug habit

John Mares is still haunted by the events of Feb. 1, when his grandson Wesley Flores shot himself at the Curry County jail. “People are trying to make him a bad person because he was on drugs ... but unfortunately he just got that habit and he... Full story

 

Locals pick Oscar favorites

The 90th Academy Awards are tonight. We asked area movie fans to tell us who they're rooting for: Anna George, Portales Eastern New Mexico University student Best picture: My best picture pick is...

 

Bonds on school board agenda

PORTALES — Education technology bonds totaling $650,000 will be on the line at the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday. A special meeting at 5:30 p.m. will be held before the board’s regular 6 p.m. meeting to consider...

 

Federal food program needs true reforms

There’s no question the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka food stamps, is past its expiration date for reform. But cutting benefits for families truly in need and slapping a yuppie name on a prior era’s same old...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    March 4, 2018

Sensible laws not happening soon

According to Time.com, 66 percent of Americans support stricter gun regulations. Support for universal background checks, a mandatory waiting period and an assault weapon ban came in at 97, 83 and 67...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    March 4, 2018

Be the helpers; kids need to see it

I’m a big fan of Mr. Rogers. As a kid, I thought he was a wise and kind man. As an adult, I still think he was a wise and kind man. And he wore a cardigan well. I believe in the power of kindness....

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    March 4, 2018

Time for change; PLUS gets makeover

There’s a change coming this Wednesday, and we’re certain it’s going to be a big benefit to the community in many ways. Our free newspaper, My Eastern New Mexico PLUS, has undergone a facelift... Full story

 

Polling locations - March 4

The following are locations and ballots for municipal elections in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Elections will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday in each municipality. Clovis Polling locations • Colonial Park Golf Course ,1300 Colonial Parkway • Youth...

 

Pages past - March 4

On this date ... 1983: A Taiban youth with a gift for playing the fiddle was donating his talents to help kick off the 1983 KENW television fundraising festival with a live on-air performance. Lance Dial, 16, who had first picked up a fiddle two...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    News    March 4, 2018

In depth: Lineman for the county

At a glance Clayton Hammond Barber Born: Dec. 19, 1971, in Fort Benning, Georgia Next month: Oscar Robinson calls himself an Eisenhower baby and says he grew up in the right time to watch his country...

 

Clovis, Portales tennis teams continue early success

Clovis’ boys and Portales’ girls tennis teams continued their early-season success, with the Wildcats winning the Santa Fe Quad and the Rams taking second place at the nine-team Coyote Classic in Roswell. It looked early on like Clovis might...

 

Clovis baseball team rebounds by thrashing Hobbs

HOBBS — On Friday, Clovis’ baseball team suffered its first loss of the young season. But the Wildcats wasted little time bouncing back from it. On Saturday, Clovis hammered longtime rival Hobbs 11-2 at the Hobbs round-robin tournament, fueled... Full story

 

College baseball: Angelo State sweeps Greyhounds

PORTALES — Angelo State baseball jumped out to early leads and never looked back to earn a pair of victories over Eastern New Mexico University during Saturday's doubleheader in Portales. The Rams'...

 

What's Happening

The Roswell Destroyers are seeking players for their upcoming Women’s Football Alliance season. The Destroyers are the first and only women's full contact football team in Chaves County. Team President Megan Patterson said the team practices 6...

 

Boys roundup: Grady, Floyd, Texico advance

VAUGHN — Behind a balanced effort, the Grady Bronchos pulled off an upset in the 8-9 road game, winning 54-43 at Vaughn. Ivan Valdez scored 15 to lead three in double figures for Grady (17-12), which moves on to a 1:15 p.m. Wednesday quarterfinal...

 

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