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Articles from the March 18, 2018 edition

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Our People: Native grown from ag roots

Tamara Price was born and raised in Portales. She is the daughter of Elvin and Sissy Hays. She grew up with a farming dad so agriculture was a big influence in her life. She was involved in FFA... Full story

 

History an important part of life

One of the most important things I’ve ever received was a set of cassette tapes of my paternal grandmother talking about her family history. I sure wish I had my other three grandparents on tape as...

 

Rock your 'do with 90s-style hair clips

There have been a few hair accessory throwbacks gracing the likes of social media and the most popular runway shows for 2018. You decide if they stick around for a while or not. The claw-clip...

 

Nutritionist gives lesson on kale

Information on preparing kale, painting on embroidery with fabric paints, and teaching kids to sew will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at...

 

Senior calendar - March 18

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....

 

School menus - March 18

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Hot dog on bun, baked tater tots, mini carrots, w/ranch, seasoned corn, chilled pears. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini donuts. Lunch — Turkey and cheese on goldfish bread, veggie...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 18, 2018

Fooling with Mother Nature

Dry weather conditions are not unusual this time of year in eastern New Mexico. The region averages barely 1.5 inches of moisture in January, February and March combined. But this year's lack of rainf... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 18, 2018

In tribute: Couple was 'made for each other'

CLOVIS - Those who knew Corey and Tara McKenna said they wouldn't want people to grieve over their deaths, but to celebrate their lives and their memories. Still, it's hard not to feel for the sudden...

 

Pages past - March 18

On this date ... 1978: Don Ware and his son, Stan Ware, were planting potatoes on their farm five miles south of Clovis near the Roosevelt/Curry County line. Their Acme automated planter, which held...

 

Reporter's notebook - March 18

County promotes healthy eating We can at least try to eat healthy, for goodness’ sake. Sometimes that is easier said than done, so to assist with the wellness effort, Curry County employees will publicly remind the community of as much and have...

 

Events calendar - March 18

Monday • Journalism Focus Group — 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at KENW-TV, 1500 S. Ave. K, Portales. Journalists, community members and university students majoring in communication are invited to discuss how to meet the news and information needs of...

 

Meetings calendar - March 18

Monday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 1 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-935-4264 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at the Curry County Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding...

 

Pompeo better for Trump; time will tell on world impact

Rex Tillerson went rogue, constantly disagreed with the man who hired him and reportedly called him a “moron” — an “(expletive) moron,” actually. The secretary of state’s boss did what aggrieved bosses do — fired him, by tweet, of...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    March 18, 2018

Well... I thought it was humorous

As part two of a three-part retrospective of eight years of column writing, here are excerpts of a few of my attempts at humor: • “I forgot my twin sister’s birthday.” • “The greatest...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 18, 2018

Silence not first choice for car noise

With a car closing in on 100,000 miles, my biggest fear is I’ll hear something I shouldn’t. Not only is it going to be expensive, but I’m going to have to prove how little I know about cars when I impersonate the sound it’s making. Just as...

 
 By Paul Gessing    Voices    March 18, 2018

Pre-K programs no match for improved teachers

The Catholic archbishops of New Mexico have become the leading advocates of increasing the money taken out of the state’s “Permanent Fund” in an effort to create a variety of early childhood pro...

 
 By Sophia Quinton    News    March 18, 2018

'Cloud seeding' more attractive to thirsty West

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Machines that prod clouds to make snow may sound like something out of an old science fiction movie. But worsening water scarcity, combined with new proof that "cloud seeding" actually works, is spurring more states, counties, water...

 
 By Brian Hunhoff    Voices    March 18, 2018

Democracy hinges on 'free' and 'adversarial press'

“Captain Jack” Crawford was one of the original Black Hills Rangers. He survived many Old West adventures and was called “The Poet Scout.” This is the final stanza of his 1889 poem, “Truth”: Truth may sparkle like diamonds, But some men w...

 

Reporter's notebook - March 18

Active night for cuddly friends CLOVIS - About 20 children returned to Clovis-Carver Public Library on Saturday morning to find a memory book filled with pictures of their favorite toys' adventures fr...

 

Fire burns 400 acres

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS CLOVIS - Local firefighters were busy on Saturday responding to a pair of fires that both started close to 11 a.m. Clovis Fire Battallion Chief Joel Gershon said a 400-acre...

 

Curry County seeks public input on block grant program

CLOVIS — Curry County will seek public input on the Community Development Block Grant program at a public meeting on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the commission chambers at the Curry County Administrative Complex, 417 Gidding, according to a county press...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 18, 2018

Portales softball falls in pair

PORTALES - The Rams' quest for a 2018 Class 4A softball title got off to a bit of a bumpy start in Saturday's season-opening doubleheader against Lovington. Portales committed a bevy of errors and...

 

Texico baseball team bounces back, beats Eunice

EUNICE — Texico’s baseball team bounced back nicely from its first loss of the season by walloping Eunice 16-5 in the Cardinal Classic and improving to 2-1 on Saturday. The Wolverines had absorbed their first loss on Friday, falling to Midland...

 

Greyhound softball rally falls short

PORTALES - By the time Texas Woman's University posted a 9-1 advantage through a mix of power hitting and small-ball, it looked like Pioneers were grabbing a satisfying rout to a end a Lone Star...

 

Greyhound baseball team splits pair with Falcons

ODESSA, Texas — It was quite the mixed bag for Eastern New Mexico’s baseball team Saturday, as the Greyhounds imploded in the first game of a doubleheader against UT-Permian Basin and lost 12-6, then rebounded nicely in the second game and whippe...

 

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