Articles from the March 6, 2019 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 6, 2019

Portales e-sports proposal approved

PORTALES - High school students in Portales may soon be competing against others around the state in video games. The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    March 6, 2019

Bailey County namesake died defending Alamo

Peter James Bailey was born in Springfield, Kentucky, in 1812. Bailey County, where Muleshoe is located, is named in his honor. Today is a good day to remember Bailey because it’s the date of his...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 6, 2019

Former daycare workers sentenced

PORTALES - A mother-daughter pair of former daycare operators were sentenced Tuesday for leaving two young girls suffering hours in a hot car the afternoon of July 25, 2017, in Portales. Mary and...

 

Touchstone Golf to be considered for management

CLOVIS — City commissioners on Thursday will consider an agreement for Touchstone Golf to take over operations at Colonial Park Golf Course, along with a beer and wine license for a brewery planning to set up shop on Maple Street. The meeting, sche...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    March 6, 2019

Kitchen cleaning frenzy wasn't quite wasted

I was nervous the other day because I was going to have scientists in my kitchen. OK, these scientists were friends visiting from out of town, but having company of any type prompts me to notice how dirty my house is. Since scientists were coming, I...

 

Opioid event both awful and important

“My sister deserves better. My family deserves better. My friends deserve better. All of us deserve better.” — Serina Serna, who lost her sister last summer to Xanax laced with fentanyl It’s the kind of event that’s so important in what it...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    March 6, 2019

None obligated to obey bad laws

While I appreciate when governments express support for natural human rights, I wonder if they really understand the rights they claim to support. Roosevelt County was recently declared a “Second...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    March 6, 2019

I think Dad would still love all

News item: The United Methodist Church voted on Feb. 26 to reinforce its ban on openly gay clergy and same-sex marriages, leaving in place a longstanding policy that states, “The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian...

 

Grady Bright wore an awful lot of hats - and ties

During the decades that Grady Bright managed the Melrose Grain Elevator, he was such a fixture at the place that many local people called it "Grady's," instead of its real name. That was only one of...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    March 6, 2019

Faith: Family that respects each other incredible gift

The Dad came up in conversation this past week, again. Since he daily dances through my mind, it isn’t a big leap to find him in a conversation. This time, it wasn’t because of a funny Dad story;...

 

Faith: Too much 'religion' disregards God's power

“Just try harder!” urged the ladybug. “I am trying,” protested the stressed-out caterpillar. “And I’ve been trying for hours! So far the only thing that’s happened is that I got so...

 

First round all set

If the bracket-makers are right, eastern New Mexico should have a pair of teams battling for state basketball championships next Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Texico, last year's winner in Class...

 

''Cats, Rams travel for boys first round

If Clovis and Portales want their season to end at The Pit, they're going to have to win one more road game to do it. Texico, seeded fourth in Class 2A, and Melrose, the fifth seed in 1A, are the...

 

AG's office, New Mexico Environment Department file suit against Air Force

The state Environment Department and Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday morning filed a lawsuit seeking to compel U.S. Air Force officials to acknowledge, address and remediate contamination caused by discharge of per- and polyfluoroalkyl...

 

Pages past - March 6

On this date ... 1969: Lynell Skarda, an attorney who also served on the board of directors at Citizens Bank in Clovis, was featured speaker at the annual Distributive Education Banquet. About 60 people attended the dinner. A quartet from the high...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 6, 2019

Commissioners weigh in on state legislation

CLOVIS - Curry County commissioners took little action on Tuesday, but weighed in on a number of issues it wants state lawmakers to consider. The resolutions express the commission's positions, but...

 

Church offering Ash Wednesday to go

CLOVIS — Christians in Clovis with chaotic calendars today will once again have the chance to take part in an expedited imposition of ashes as part of Ash Wednesday services being offered at St. James Episcopal Church. Pastor Alan Brockmeier said f...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 6, 2019

Off to Frisco

It's bracketology time. The NCAA's Division I brackets won't be filled until St. Patrick's Day, but the Lone Star Conference has its own basketball tournament bracket ready. For the Eastern New...

 

United Way to hold info events

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico has a pair of community information events for its new BluePrint for #YouthSUCCESS program. The meetings are scheduled for noon-12:45 p.m. today at the Clovis Community College Town Hall, and noon-12:45 p.m....

 

Jail logs - March 6

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Eustacio Nevarez, 31, probation violation • Robert Southwick, 47, negligent use of a deadly weapon (intoxication) • Veronica Holland, 32, embezzlement (over $2,500) ...

 

DAs reschedule meeting on officer-involved shooting

CLOVIS — A panel of district attorneys reviewing last year’s officer-involved deadly force incident in Clovis has rescheduled its meeting from March 1 to Thursday. 10th Judicial District Attorney Rick Tedrow, a liaison for the state’s...

 

CCC president candidate for Santa Fe position

SANTA FE — Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley will participate in a candidate forum on Monday as one of four finalists for the position of Santa Fe Community College president. Rowley was one of five finalists announced late last...

 

Parts of 14th Street to be closed

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has announced the sections of 14th Street between Ross and Prince streets and between Prince and Lea streets will be closed starting today with work that will continue through March 15. The work, to be done by J&H...

 

'Cats baseball finds footing

HOBBS — A week that began in forgettable fashion for the Clovis baseball team ended with a building block. Saturday, the Wildcats earned their first win of the season by rallying to defeat Onate 7-5 at the Hobbs Round Robin Tournament. Clovis had...

 

Clovis, Portales tennis teams score well on weekend

Both the Clovis and Portales tennis teams were in action over the weekend, with Clovis traveling across the border and Portales heading to the Roswell Classic. Portales’ girls finished second overall in the eight-team field with 39 points scored...

 

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