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Articles from the March 12, 2017 edition

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Janet Romero was born in Fort Sumner and raised in Clovis. She is the youngest of seven children. She is the daughter of Juanita Harris and the late Vincent Lovato. She has been married to Jack Romero...

 

Life's too fast for sleep

When I read the news story about them I had an almost immediate old fart reaction. Sleep pods at school — come on man. Are you kidding me? It’s true. The Las Cruces school district has these...

 

Get your holiday green on

St. Patrick's day is Friday and those who love being festive and avoiding the annoying gesture of getting pinched will be wearing their best green on green. Whether you're an enthusiastic celebrant...

 

Purses from jeans, scraps shown on show

Information on floral designs, making Play Clay and recycling jeans and other scraps to make purses will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at...

 

Club notes - March 12

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met March 8 with President Cami Howl presiding. Following the pledges and Collect, the meeting was called to order. There were 19 members and 2 guests present. The treasurer’s report was filed for...

 

On the shelves - March 12

The following books are available for chekcout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Promise of Palm Grove by Shelley Shepard Gray centers on Amish bride-to-be Leona. Thrilled to be on a mini-vacation in Florida, her girlfriends think she's happy to...

 

School menus - March 12

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast wrap. Lunch — Cheeseburger mac and cheese, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken nuggets w/bbq sauce, mashed potatoes, w/gravy,...

 

Senior calendar - March 12

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m....

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 12, 2017

Hope holds off Rams for 4A title

ALBUQUERQUE — What started out as a close-fought contest eventually spiraled into disappointment for Portales, as an off-shooting day helped top-seeded Hope Christian run away with the Class 4A cham...

 

Hounds rebound from loss with sweep

ABILENE, Texas — After letting one slip away on Friday, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team got back on the winning track on Saturday. After dropping a 6-5 decision on Friday, the Greyhounds held on for a 6-4 win over NAIA member...

 
 By Kurt Munz-Raper    News    March 12, 2017

Bomb threats uncommon in area

It is not a common occurrence in eastern New Mexico, but when a bomb threat occurs it takes dedication and collaboration between law enforcement and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officers. A bomb threat is a fourth-degree felony and is...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 12, 2017

Jamboree not your same old song and dance

Changes are coming to the annual Floyd Country Jamboree in its 67th year, according to Master of Ceremonies Dave Nash. The new changes entail attendees having the luxury of not just listening to classic country music but dancing to it too. “I...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 12, 2017

Ag Expo marks 25 years

PORTALES — The Portales Ag Expo turns 25 this month. The event is to be held March 24-25 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Current Clovis economic development director Chase Gentry, who was the...

 

Pages past - March 12

On this date ... 1997: Clovis police announced two arrests were expected to bring an end to a recent rash of residential and commercial burglaries. Police said teenagers had been charged with burglary and larceny. Additional charges were pending....

 

Meetings calendar - March 12

Tuesday • Joint city/county luncheon — Noon at Clovis Civic Center. Cost: Free. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday • Chamber Board of Directors — 11:30 a.m. at the Clovis chamber. Information: 575-763-3435 • Local Emergency Planning...

 

Events calendar - March 12

Today • Lions Club gun, knife and coin show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Admission: $5. Information: 518-542-4788 or [email protected] Monday • Page Turners book club — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Book: Neverwhere by...

 

Any secrets in government a bad idea

Recognizing that a representative government is dependent upon an informed electorate, the intent of the legislature in enacting the Inspection of Public Records Act is to ensure, and it is declared to be the public policy of this state, that all...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    March 12, 2017

Pioneer woman couldn't be tamed

PORTALES — Mabel Thomas was a pioneer woman before anybody thought about blogging or cooking on TV. Oh, she could cook. But she also ran cattle, raised turkeys, broke horses and battled the cussed b... Full story

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    March 12, 2017

Put Martinez' veto in a snow bank

Take a moment as you indulge in your morning coffee to consider this scenario with me. You and your family are avid skiers. You have a couple of kids who’ve learned to love the slopes and they — l... Full story

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    March 12, 2017

Border wall fiscally irresponsible

In 2014, according to the Pew Research Center, 5.8 million unauthorized immigrants from Mexico lived in the U.S. — down from a peak of 6.9 million in 2007. In fiscal 2016, 192,969 Mexicans were...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 12, 2017

Everybody else knows healthcare is complicated

What’s it gonna be, your phone or your life? That’s what healthcare came down to this week for Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah. “Americans have choices,” Chaffetz said. “And they’ve got to make a choice. And so, maybe rather than getting... Full story

 
 By Jim Lee    News    March 12, 2017

Locals: Death penalty still has its place

An attempt to revive the death penalty in New Mexico has failed, but locals think there is still a place for the ultimate punishment. House Bill 72, introduced in this year’s legislative session, would have allowed capital punishment for the...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    March 12, 2017

Ready for state

After producing two state champions since 2013, Curry County has its representative ready to compete at the New Mexico Spelling Bee this month. Porter Kidd, 11, won the Curry County Spelling Bee by...

 

CHS ROUNDUP: Clovis track squads open season at Plainview

PLAINVIEW — Clovis High’s track teams opened the season in Friday’s Reagor Dykes Relays, with the boys finishing second and the girls fourth in the six-team competition against west Texas schools. On the boys side, the Wildcats finished with...

 

Cats fall to Goddard in title clash 4-0

ROSWELL — After sustaining a 12-2 loss to Hobbs in their season opener, Clovis High’s baseball team has shown encouraging signs. Since that setback, the Wildcats had won five of six heading into Saturday’s championship game of the Southwest...

 

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