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Events calendar - March 10

Today • Daylight Saving Time begins — 2 a.m. Turn clocks ahead one hour. • Clovis Bowhunters Club “Luck O Thee Irish” shoot — 8 a.m.-2 p.m., archery range, northwest corner Ned Houk Park, eight miles north of Clovis on Highway 209. $10...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 10, 2019

Rape charges against airmen tossed

CLOVIS — Rape charges against three local airmen charged early last year with raping a colleague in Clovis will be dropped by the 9th Judicial District Attorney, according to a news release. Andrea Reeb said her office would drop charges of...

 

Meetings calendar - March 10

Monday • Clovis Astronomy Club — 7 p.m., Room 143 or 145 (look for signs), Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 757-846-7509 March 19 • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County...

 

Our people: Home on the range

My name is Sara Williams. I grew up in a smaller town than Clovis in Connecticut and decided I wanted to see what is out there, so my twin brother and I both went to the Carolina's for college and...

 

Pool exercises good for arthritis - and teasing

Three days a week, I strip down to a swimsuit and exercise with up to a half-dozen women. If that doesn’t give you self-confidence as a pudgy middle-aged man, don’t even bother with Dale...

 

Teaching sewing, making an entrance ahead on show

Information on making a “grand entrance” at our home and teaching children to sew using the Bella Stash Bag pattern will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday...

 

School menus - March 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 - March 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 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...

 

Club notes - March 10

Curry County Association of Educational Retirees Our program featured a presentation by guest speaker Melissa Perkins, pharmacist at Plains Regional Medical Center entitled “Grief Share.” In her informative talk, Perkins told CCAER members about...

 

On the shelves - March 10

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “India Lately” by Ginger L. Franklin explores the experience of the modern nation of India through travel narrative, poetry and the author’s academic thesis. Franklin rec...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 10, 2019

Dueling bills address daylight saving time

As New Mexicans set their clocks forward an hour today, two dueling bills being considered in Santa Fe seek to end the practice, one by adopting daylight saving time year round and the other by abstaining from it completely. On February 19, the...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 10, 2019

Gun bill finds little support in area

CLOVIS - It may be little surprise that recent gun control legislation signed Friday by the governor found little support that same day at the Clovis Evening Lions Club gun show, concluding today at...

 

Special food distribution to be held Saturday

PORTALES — A special food distribution by The Emergency Food Assistance Program will be held Saturday morning at Central Christian Church, 1528 S. Main. The program is open to qualified individuals in the Portales area not being served through any...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 10, 2019

School board approves advertising

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education approved the advertising for its superintendent search during a special meeting Tuesday. According to the approved advertising, minimum requirements for applicants include a master’s degree...

 

Portales ballots set to be mailed

PORTALES — Ballots for next month’s special election in Portales regarding the city’s use of Local Economic Development Act funds will be mailed to registered voters on Monday. Voters will be asked to consider whether retail businesses,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 10, 2019

Commission grants license to brewery

CLOVIS — For the third time in 15 days, the Clovis City Commission created another place to grab a beer. For the third time, it passed 7-1. The commission granted a beer and wine license to Red Door Brewery at 120 Maple St., inside Mainline Bowl....

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 10, 2019

Transit system fare increase approved

PORTALES - Starting July 1, Portales Area Transit is set to receive what officials said would be the public transportation program's first fare increase in its dozen years of operations. That's after...

 

Pages past - March 10

On this date ... 1969: Clovis police were investigating the theft of a safe from Clovis Automotive Supply at 200 Gidding St. Officials said an intruder entered the office through its back door sometime between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on a Sunday. The...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    March 10, 2019

NM Legislature full of bad ideas, with more on way

The number of terrible ideas that have come from New Mexico’s lawmakers this legislative session must be in the hundreds by now. But at least the illogical gun-control measures, the liberty-robbing...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 10, 2019

Friend gives me vanity plate envy

Have you ever had a friend who was embarrassingly better at something than you without even trying? That was Adrian. He wasn’t a great athlete, and nobody would ever mistake him for one. He wasn’t a great student, though pretty much everybody at...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 10, 2019

Real border crisis being ignored

We interrupt the talk of the president “manufacturing” a crisis at the border with this hair-raising report about the crisis at the border. Alarming new numbers about border apprehensions from U.S. Customs and Border Protection should puncture...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Voices    March 10, 2019

Democrats struggle with discrimination, too

When is it offensive? Congressional Democrats stumbled all over themselves and each other last week trying to answer that question. Then they scrambled to cover any culpability that might result from...

 

Another viewpoint: Prosecutors have power to stop unreasonable imprisonment

Three years ago, Dasha Fincher was arrested in Monroe County, Georgia, after deputies performed an on-the-spot test of a bag of blue substance that they found in the car in which she was a passenger. The suspicious stuff tested positive for...

 

14 graduate at Wayland

CLOVIS - Wayland Baptist University-Clovis celebrated the academic accomplishments of 14 students during Friday's graduation ceremony at Central Baptist Church. Executive Director Gary Mitchell said...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 10, 2019

Senior center boards talk renovations

CLOVIS — A pair of city boards focused on senior center wellness met Thursday, with approval on building renovations and discussion of area entities that support seniors. The Senior Center Plan and Design Task Force took just 15 minutes to give...

 

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