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Articles from the March 24, 2019 edition

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Our people: A passion for the arts

My name is Natalie Daggett. I grew up in a small Indiana town northwest about 20 miles from Indianapolis. As a young child and through my teen years, I knew that my passion was in the arts. After...

 

Small town retail brave in fight to survive

Last week at the breakfast table my wife and I were reflecting on retail business and its demise or evolution. She had been a part of that growth and evolution in her family furniture and appliance...

 

Tote bags, wall hangings ahead on show

Information on embellishing totebags, making a wall hanging from paper and using a new knitting kit will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on...

 

School menus - March 24

Clovis Monday-Friday: Closed Dora Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken spaghetti, garlic bread, peas and carrots. Tuesday: Breakfast — Ham, egg and cheese bars, biscuit. Lunch — Hamburger, tater tots. Wednesday: Breakfast ...

 

Senior calendar - March 24

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, 10 a.m. beginning line dance, 1 p.m....

 

On the shelves - March 24

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Religion and Politics in America” by Allen D. Hertzke challenges readers to understand how religion and culture interact and influence each other in American politics,...

 

Events calendar - March 24

Today • “Body Speaking” — 2 p.m., Sandia Room, ENMU Campus Union Building, Portales. Free meditation, yoga, writing workshop with visiting poet Ruth Thompson. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a cushion, firm pillow, or folded blanket to sit...

 

Meetings calendar - March 24

Tuesday • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m., Fred Anthony Conference Room, RGH, 42121 US-70, Portales. Information: 575-359-1800 Wednesday • City of Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m., Clovis City Hall assembly...

 

Pages past - March 24

On this date ... 1974: A service station marquee in Portales reflected a “witty word of caution,” according to a newspaper photo caption. The sign was in reference to the popular craze of running across Eastern New Mexico University wearing only...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 24, 2019

Bus system adding online scheduling

CLOVIS — The city’s transit bus system is adding online scheduling to its fold, beginning Tuesday. Members of the Clovis Area Transit System, along with a trainer from Ecolane, updated the Clovis City Commission on the ongoing software...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 24, 2019

Cannon among installations that could lose funding

CLOVIS — Cannon Air Force Base is among military installations across the country and overseas that could lose project funding in favor of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Both of New Mexico’s U.S. senators denounced that...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 24, 2019

Lawmakers reflect at Yam

PORTALES - Four area lawmakers took to the Yam Theater on Thursday to reflect on the 60-day legislative session that wrapped up last week. The main point made by Rep. Randy Crowder, R-Clovis, Rep....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 24, 2019

Pastor presents sanctuary resolution

CLOVIS — A local pastor wants the city of Clovis to follow a path established for gun rights, but to instead adopt a resolution that would make Clovis a “sanctuary for the unborn.” Farril DeFoor, pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, addressed...

 

Chowder event set for April 10

CLOVIS — About three weeks after addressing constituents in Portales, area legislators will do the same in Clovis during the annual “Chowder with Crowder & Friends.” The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. April 10 at the Clovis/Curry County...

 

Elida declares town sanctuary

ELIDA — The governing body of Elida on Wednesday adopted a resolution declaring itself a “second amendment sanctuary town.” Approved by the town’s board of trustees and signed by mayor Durward Dixon, the resolution is “in support of the...

 

Reporter jailed after ticket

CLOVIS — An Eastern New Mexico News reporter was arrested early Saturday morning on a Quay County warrant related to a speeding ticket issued in September. David Grieder, 27, was arrested following a traffic stop after a records check revealed the...

 

Xcel warns of scams

An energy company is warning its customers across the Panhandle and High Plains of scam attempts in the wake of widespread weather-related outages this month. A news release Wednesday from Xcel Energy said it had received reports from customers in...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 24, 2019

Clovis municipal judge retiring

CLOVIS — With a prior legal career, Jan Garrett was confident she would be able to fill the city’s municipal judge position without much problem. Then she got elected, and she had to do the job. “I thought, because I had spent so much time in t...

 

Congress should take responsibility for budget process

The process of funding the U.S. government begins when the president submits a budget request to Congress in February. Then everything falls apart. At least, that’s the way things have been going, year after year. In a more rational world,...

 

Letter to the editor - March 24

By government, for government? We’ve got a political faction in this country whose mantra is to manufacture a crisis and then hype a solution. Not sure where the concept came from, but I do know Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor and once Barack...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 24, 2019

Warren wrong about Electoral College

Elizabeth Warren, the pointy end of the spear of Democratic radicalism, has called for the end of the Electoral College. “My view,” she said at a CNN town hall, “is that every vote matters. And the way we can make that happen is that we can...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    March 24, 2019

Fate made me a Duke fan

“Yo Kevin,” my colleague R.J. said on his first day at the office. “If you ever have some space you need filling in that sports section, I’ll be glad to fill it with an anti-Duke column.” I told R.J., a North Carolina native and Tar Heel...

 

Another viewpoint: Mulling over service in different contexts

Recently, I sat in on a Bernalillo County Commission meeting in Albuquerque. It was fascinating to learn how the county works, and as speakers addressing different topics stepped forward with presentations and requests, it was refreshing to see...

 

Jail log - March 24

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Charlene Walker, 44, driving while license suspended or revoked • Alberto Valdez, 32, failure to appear on a felony charge • Elias Lopez, 23, failure to appear on a...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 24, 2019

James Elementary garden wins award

PORTALES — The Portales City Council heard a report on the award-winning school community garden at James Elementary during Tuesday’s meeting. Caron Powers, Roosevelt County’s coordinator for Healthy Kids Healthy Communities New Mexico, said th...

 

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