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Articles from the March 19, 2017 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 19, 2017

Region says it's #Cannonstrong

Samantha Lewis could never fully thank the Cannon Air Force Base community for its support after her husband died in a training accident two years ago. But she can always pay it forward, and she's...

 

U.S. attorney owed gratitude for job well done

U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez tendered his resignation on March 10, ending 34 months of admirable service as our district’s top federal prosecutor. He was one of 46 U.S. attorneys around the country U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked to...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    March 19, 2017

All comes down to 'basic freedom'

TUCUMCARI — Keith Hayes just wants to be left alone. After all, he's not bothering anybody. He understands some people view his property as unkempt and unsightly, but when you're in the concrete...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    March 19, 2017

Crash photo led to 'What's news?' debate

As publisher, I’m ultimately responsible for all aspects of the newspaper. That includes making decisions that will sometimes upset people. It’s unfortunate and I certainly don’t take any pleasu...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    March 19, 2017

Constitution basics should be taught

Dolores Penrod, retired director of Portales’ Community Services Center, told me about a local high school student who was recently chastised for not standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 19, 2017

Some things just rub me the wrong way

I must be getting more cynical as I age, because it takes me less time to find something in society that rubs me the wrong way. Here are a few things I scanned this week: • I had zero plans to see “Beauty and the Beast” before I heard a charact...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    March 19, 2017

CHS golfers ready to start new season

CLOVIS — Dale Fullerton is riding off into the sunset with one last coaching gig. When his son, Cal, was hired this spring to replace longtime Clovis High football coach Eric Roanhaus, the elder Fullerton stepped in to take his son’s duties with...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 19, 2017

Ag secretary to come to Expo

PORTALES — New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte is taking advantage of this year’s Portales Ag Expo by reaching out to his local constituents. Witte will be at the Jake Lopez Community Center at 3 p.m. Friday for a “listening...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 19, 2017

Lions Club has long history of community service

FLOYD — It all started in 1917 with 38-year-old Chicago business leader Melvin Jones telling members of his local business club that they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities. In 1925, Helen Keller add...

 

Pages past - March 19

On this date ... 1992: Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce members agreed to look into “avenues for a larger role” in producing the Clovis Music Festival. Chamber board members said Vi Petty, the event’s driving force to honor her late...

 

Meetings calendar - March 19

Monday • Planning and Zoning Commission — 5:30 p.m. in council room at the Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-356-8449 Tuesday • Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Relay...

 

Clovis-Carver Library adds exhibit

CLOVIS — The Clovis-Carver Public Library will soon offer a look at American injustice in the face of fear, and how it specifically related to the Land of Enchantment. An exhibit, starting Monday and running through April 3, tells of the...

 

Supporting moms in need

Amanda Glover was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is married to Steven Glover, who is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. They have two sons, Bradley and Caleb. Glover and her family moved...

 

Driverless cars may come sooner than you think

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up I really figured that one day that Jetson car that George commuted to work in every day would one day be reality. It might not fly, but we may not b...

 

Sunglass season has sprung

’Tis the season for sunglasses galore. This is one of my most favorite accessories for spring and summer next to earrings. I just love a great pair of sunglasses to add the final piece to any look...

 

Learn about double-cord pressers on show

Information on using scrap fabric in new ways, new vacuum cleaner technology and using a double-cord presser foot will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on...

 

Senior menus - March 19

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. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m....

 

On the shelves - March 19

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Great Courses” home study lectures for lifelong learning, are the best of the best courses available on DVD. Each course is composed of several 30-45 minute in-depth...

 

School menus - March 19

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini donut. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, chilled pineapple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel w/cream cheese. Lunch — Ham and cheese on pretzel roll,...

 

Hounds improve to 20-5

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team rallied for a 7-6, 11-inning win over Lone Star Conference foe Texas-Permian Basin in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday before...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 19, 2017

PHS track squads ready to roll

PORTALES — Looking to build on the success of last year, the Portales track and field team is ready to hit the track after months of preparation. Starting off the season at Hobbs on Thursday, the coaches and team are practically bursting with...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 19, 2017

Portales gets split in opening doubleheader

PORTALES — In its first games of the season, the Portales High softball team posted a split with Robertson on Saturday, rallying to take the first game 7-6 in eight innings before dropping the...

 

Cats edge Hobbs for Lovington team title

LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s boys had just enough on Friday to edge out longtime rival Hobbs. The Wildcats posted five event wins and finished with 116 points to 115 for the Eagles in the Lovington Invitational track meet. Meantime, the Lady...

 

Cats take third at Goddard; Rams fifth at Eunice

ROSWELL — Clovis High’s baseball team bounced back from a disappointing loss on Friday night. Junior Connor Langrell threw a two-hitter and the Wildcats jumped on Miyamura early to beat the Patriots 9-1 on Saturday in the third-place game of the... Full story

 

Pioneers complete sweep of Hounds

DENTON, Texas — Texas Woman’s Abby Walker tossed her second abbreviated complete game of the series and the Pioneers completed a three-game Lone Star Conference softball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday with a 10-2 victory. It...

 

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