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Articles from the April 1, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    April 1, 2018

Tough-talking students on DA radar

What can the courts do if a child threatens violence at school? That’s a big question emerging for prosecutors throughout the state and one that was highlighted locally by some recent incidents in Clovis. “It just seems to be the trend across... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 1, 2018

Children hunt for thousands of eggs in area events

The Easter bunny came a day early on Saturday as hundreds of local children celebrated Easter weekend with egg hunts in Clovis and Portales. At least 300 kids attended the Clovis Easter egg hunt...

 

Events calendar - April 1

Tuesday • Skywarn Spotter Training Class — 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The Albuquerque National Weather Service will train volunteer weather spotters for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and...

 

Meetings calendar - April 1

Monday • Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing — Noon at Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Community is invited to submit input on community development needs and suggestions for future CDBG projects....

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 1, 2018

Meetings set to discuss future of Clovis

CLOVIS — Any who wish to weigh in on what they would like to see for the city of Clovis in the next decade — and beyond — have a good opportunity to do so starting this month. City officials have announced April 9 as the date of the first...

 

Pastors share Easter message

Christians across the region celebrate Easter Sunday today. Here are snippets from sermons local pastors planned to share with their congregations this morning: It’s a good thing to get an early start praising the risen Lord, tilting our heads...

 
 By Betty Williamson    News    April 1, 2018

Oscar Robinson: 'Jack-knife' of all trades, adventurous

Editor's note: Anytime we ask readers what they want to read, they always say the same thing: "Human-interest stories." This year, we're deploying two of our best correspondents — Wendel Sloan and... Full story

 

Free clinic set for next weekend

CLOVIS — The Curry County Events Center Pavilion will be the site for a free dental, vision, and medical care clinic next weekend, according to a New Mexico Dental Association Foundation news release. The clinic is scheduled Saturday and next...

 

Ross, Rozzell gave lifetime of service; both will be missed

It’s never easy to say goodbye to loved ones, even when they’ve lived long, happy, productive lives. It’s harder still when those lives had such far-reaching impact because they had been committed to the service of others. We all lost good...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    April 1, 2018

Taking a moment to talk Hawking

Stephen Hawking, who died on March 14 at 76, and I had one thing in common: Many do not understand what we are talking about. In his case, it was because of brilliance; in mine it’s because of a...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    April 1, 2018

Secretly moving squirrels is wrong

It nearly slipped by most of us at The News last week. That can happen sometimes when an announcement appears as a “Legal Notice” in the Classifieds pages without any kind of accompanying press re... Full story

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    April 1, 2018

Worrying too much wastes a lot of time

Worry is a beast. I grapple with the monster daily. I sweat the small stuff. The medium stuff. The big stuff. If there were a way to cram more in the cracks between the small, medium and big stuff,...

 

Pages past - April 1

On this date ... 1973: The Clovis News-Journal was celebrating its 44th anniversary. The paper was formed in 1929 by the joining of the Clovis News and the Clovis Journal. The Clovis News was started...

 

On the Shelves - April 1

The following books are now available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig narrates the story of a quirky and charming autistic girl who finally has her “Forever Family,” a safe place with parents who love and...

 

Greyhounds salvage series split

PORTALES — Eastern’s bats came alive to the tune of 15 hits and 12 runs in Saturday’s 12-5 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Cameron. Nine of the 11 Greyhound batters had at least one hit, as ENMU amassed eight extra base hits on the...

 

Anniversaries - April 1

Roller Jim and Wilma Roller of Clovis will celebrate their 65th anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at K-Bob’s Steakhouse, with light refreshments served. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married April 4,...

 

Senior calendar - April 1

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 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 - April 1

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast, breakfast pizza, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch, meatloaf, mashed potatoes/gravy, steamed broccoli/carrots, apple, veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast, pancake sausage on stick, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch,...

 

Cats now 15-3 in baseball

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s baseball team posted consecutive shutouts — 2-0 and 6-0 — at Eldorado on Saturday behind the pitching of seniors Colson Faircloth and Connor Langrell, making for an impressive opening of the Wildcats’ District... Full story

 

Creative Living: Upcoming show helps start day with peanuts

Information on using deColourant with sewing projects, using peanuts in breakfast recipes, and collaging a wall will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at...

 

Nieka Style: These boots were made for springtime

Your best fashion should always happen in the spring. That’s because it’s the season of not-so-cold, not-so-hot days, and we get to have the most fun with shoes, accessories and apparel. While...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 1, 2018

Rams notch sweep

PORTALES — Portales baseball had a strong showing to cap off its district-opening series against Ruidoso, as the Rams scored 24 combined runs in Saturday's doubleheader. The Rams took Game 1, 10-0,...

 

Our People: Prince(ss) of Portales

Kelsey Prince was born and raised in Portales. She has worked many jobs from ministry to medicine but said her favorite is working with children because she loves the excitement they have for life. Sh...

 

Wildcat football schedules Texas trio for 2018

CLOVIS — If there’s good football to be played 200 miles to the west, or there’s good football to be played 100 miles to the east ... then go east, young Wildcats. That’s the philosophy reflected in the Clovis High football schedule,...

 

Texico improves to 9-1

RATON — Texico’s baseball team had the bats, arms and gloves working well on Saturday at Raton, and the not-too-surprising result was a doubleheader sweep on the road that saw the Wolverines outscore the Tigers 31-1. Both games lasted just five...

 

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