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Articles from the April 7, 2019 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 7, 2019

Representing New Mexico

CLOVIS - For the second straight year, artwork created by Clovis students will be on display at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, scheduled for April 22. Arts Academy at Bella Vista Principal...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 7, 2019

Clovis officials pick new judge

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission didn’t need 30 days to fill its municipal judge vacancy. It didn’t even need to look outside of the municipal court. The commission unanimously approved the appointment of Vicki Kelley to the position, not...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 7, 2019

Judge declines motion to dismiss racino lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE — Hearing objections from other applicants, a judge on Thursday declined to rule on a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that last year halted the racino award selection process. If new objections from other applicants are taken to heart,...

 

Events calendar - April 7

Today • Do It Yourself Expo — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Free demonstrations and paid classes. Information: 575-935-5000 • Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show — 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Curry County Events Center, 1900...

 

Meetings calendar - April 7

Monday • High Plains Historical Society membership meeting — 6 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-309-9893 • Portales Municipal Schools board — 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens...

 

Public record - April 7

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Jose Antonio Salgado-Vela, 43, and Maricela Quiroz-Cortes, 34, both of Clovis • Roberto Hermosillo Morales, 65, and Maria De La Luz, 56, both of...

 

Jail logs - April 7

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Lawrence Caldwell, 56, probation violation • Carlos Lopez, 34, driving while license suspended or revoked • Julian Montoya, 41, failure to appear on misdemeanor...

 

Our people: A life in agriculture

My name is Janelle Duffey. I was born and raised in Rosewell and have lived in Clovis for the past six years. I have spent my entire life involved with agriculture. I grew up on a large farm east of...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    April 7, 2019

Trying to accept aging with grace - sort of

Apparently when a person reaches the age of 60 he realizes his body is never going to be the same. These days, when the doctor asks what body part hurts and/or doesn’t work, it’s easier to just...

 

Menus - April 7

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes w/gravy, mini carrots w/ranch, chilled fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, baked fries, veggie cup w/ranch,...

 

Senior calendar - April 7

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, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m. musical...

 

Club notes - April 7

Curry County Association of Educational Retirees Our program featured a presentation by guest speakers Crystal Rodriguez and Sharon Null from Kindred Hospice Volunteer Service. Speaking first, Null told us what volunteer services could be awaiting...

 

On the shelves - April 7

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Whispered Word” by Ellery Adams intrigues with the story of Nora Pennington and her friends as they encounter Abilene, a secretive young woman in need of a new...

 

District calendar, pre-K on school agenda

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will begin looking ahead to the 2019-2020 school year this week, with the district calendar and applications for pre-K and bilingual multicultural education funding included on the...

 

Roosevelt to canvass vote at special meeting

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission plans to canvass a vote and take a field trip during a special meeting Monday afternoon. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at the commission room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse, where commissioners...

 

Yucca Middle School briefly locked down

CLOVIS — Yucca Middle School was placed under a brief lockdown Wednesday while police investigated a student bringing a BB gun to the school, Superintendent Jody Balch told The News on Friday. Balch said a student saw a BB gun in another...

 

Clovis board to select finalists at meeting

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education plans to hold a special meeting Wednesday to review applications and select finalists for the district’s superintendent position. According to the agenda, the board will discuss the...

 

Train speed limit to increase in Portales

PORTALES — The speed limit for trains traveling through Portales will increase later this month, according to a letter to City Manager Sammy Standefer from Joe Sloan, a public affairs representative for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway....

 

Clovis commission to hold special meeting

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will hold a special meeting 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The meeting will cover three topics: • An update to the operating and use agreement between the city and...

 

Floyd to host road viewer committee

FLOYD — The Floyd Community Center will be host to a road viewer committee 9 a.m. Wednesday. The committee is meeting to view a stretch of road approximately half a mile for closure consideration. The road is North Roosevelt Road AK between...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 7, 2019

CCC honors trustee's passing

CLOVIS - Wednesday's meeting of the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees began on a somber note as the board recognized the passing of trustee Russell Muffley. Muffley, a member of the board...

 

Voters authorize money to attract businesses

PORTALES — By a 594-207 count, Portales voters authorized the city to expand the use of Local Economic Development dollars to attract businesses. Results are unofficial until a Monday afternoon canvassing by the Roosevelt County Commission. The...

 

Marijuana laws should follow will of voters

If you weren’t already convinced that the blanket federal prohibition on marijuana is illogical, counterproductive and confusing, consider this: Despite the ban, all but three states have legalized some form of cannabis. That creates a serious and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    April 7, 2019

Change happens, percent by %

I recall a particularly pompous area school administrator. He loved to tell us how educated he was, to the point he sent one of his published research papers to us instead of returning a phone call. He never understood, nor tried to understand, why w...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 7, 2019

Biden's problem is with his ego

Joe Biden wants us to believe that all his touching speaks to how deeply he cares about other people. It’s really a testament to how much regard he has for himself. As everyone has always known,...

 

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