Articles from the April 10, 2019 edition

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A chance to give back

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. Here are some opportunities, as suggested by United Way of Eastern New Mexico: Come build food boxes with us Agency: Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 10, 2019

Attorney general: 'Sanctuaries' can be held liable

SANTA FE — The state’s chief law enforcement official last week issued a letter advising officials of “second amendment sanctuaries” that they can still be held liable if they refuse to enforce recently signed gun legislation. In the April 4...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    April 10, 2019

Good day to honor the 'Aaaah!'

You’ve heard the sound effect a hundred times. It’s been used in the “Indiana Jones” films, as well as in cartoons, video games and many, many television shows. It sounds like “Aaaah!...

 

Everybody has different ideas about privacy

My friend, Andrew, will not use a credit card when paying for his groceries. Andrew is a curmudgeon and has been one for years. He lives alone and has been a dear friend for almost all my life. “It’s none of their darned business how much...

 

Prep golf: Rams win NMMI Invite

ROSWELL — Monday and Tuesday offered great golf weather, great for the New Mexico Military Institute Invite. And great for Portales’ golf team, which won the tournament. The Rams totaled 305 points, led by Talon Payne’s 72. Teammates Valen Low...

 

Ten named all-state

A total of 10 area players, were named to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-state teams, with five players receiving first-team designation. A total of 100 players across the state...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 10, 2019

Clovis Christian celebrating 25th anniversary

CLOVIS — Friday night will be a time for celebrating the past and looking ahead to the future for Clovis Christian School, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. “I’m excited about the event and the opportunity to celebrate 25 years...

 

ENMU rodeo teams eighth

SNYDER, Texas — Saturday night, it was ride ’em, cowboy. And cowgirl. Eastern New Mexico’s rodeo team had multiple representatives from both the men’s and women’s team qualify for Saturday night’s short go at the Western Texas Rodeo in...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    April 10, 2019

Long shot

Danni Williams has a history of beating the odds. Before she put on a Clovis jersey, nobody had won New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year three times. And only a handful of Wildcats have ever found...

 

Former area resident makes name in baseball

For more than 650 families in Curry and Roosevelt counties with baseball-loving kids, Saturday was opening day for the 2019 Little League season. It was also a day filled with more than a little senti...

 

'Cats claim Wells meet

HOBBS — Good times for Clovis track and field this past weekend as both the boys and girls teams won the Gene Wells Relays in Hobbs. Clovis’ boys took first with a score of 111.5, well ahead of second-place Carlsbad (95). The Lady Wildcats...

 

April a month for reading

April is a month filled with reading-related activities. First off, it is National Poetry Month. It was in 1996 the Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month, and it is now...

 

Education digest - April 10

Clovis wins FCCLA awards ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter had national qualifiers in five categories, and received a pair of team awards during the FCCLA state leadership conference March 21-23...

 

Xcel warns about possible outages due to high winds

CLOVIS — Xcel Energy is telling its customers to be ready for possible outages today, with high winds predicted for eastern New Mexico and west Texas. Winds between 35 and 50 mph are expected for the day. While the power company is optimistic...

 

Meetings calendar - April 10

Today • Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission — 3 p.m., Clovis City Hall, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 • Clovis Municipal Schools board special meeting — 5:30 p.m., Board Room, CMS administration building, 1009 Main...

 

Clovis street to be closed

CLOVIS — Traffic will be closed on the left turn lane of 21st Street and the west lane of Thornton Street adjacent to Clovis High School on Thursday, according to a city of Clovis news release. K. Barnett and Sons is repairing the sidewalk at the...

 

Air safety needs to be larger bipartisan issue

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has called for an investigation into why the Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 737 Max and whether the agency is getting too close to the corporations it regulates. The Texas Republican is right. After two of...

 

Arbitrary legality makes bad laws

Recently, out of curiosity, I scanned the daily jail log for Curry County. I had never done so before and probably won’t do it again. Afterward, I felt guilty and was ashamed of myself. I learned...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    April 10, 2019

Nothing like a good family outing

There’s nothing like a good outing to bring a family together. If you want to go on a leisurely drive to somewhere for a daytime adventure, with some wide-eyed young’uns in tow, you certainly don’t have to leave New Mexico. Space requires only...

 

Events calendar - April 10

Today • 2019-2020 kindergarten early registration — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Brown Early Childhood Center, 520 W. Fifth St., Portales. Bring birth certificate and immunization records. Information: Amber Tasha Goins, 575-356-7075 • Blood drive — 9...

 

Cleanup day set for Saturday

CLOVIS — Saturday will be as good a day as any to start your spring cleaning as the city of Clovis will host its twice-annual trash cleanup day. The Great American Cleanup will begin registration at 7:30 a.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department...

 

Pages past - April 10

On this date ... 1969: Newspaper tidbits from small towns: • Jean Hasly, who lived at 765 Comer in Clovis, reported to police that someone had stolen a tricycle from her yard. • Charlene Sours of Forrest celebrated her 14th birthday with a...

 

Too often we forget to give God thanks

Have you noticed? When something bad, sad, and tragic happens, we agonize, “Dear God, how could you allow this?” But, too often, when we see something bad, sad, tragic avoided, we fail to give...

 

Portales named safe city

A recent analysis of FBI crime statistics listed Portales as the sixth safest city in the state of New Mexico, with a violent crime rate less than half the national average. In 2017, the year from which the reports were compiled, Portales had a...

 

Clovis High graduation to require tickets

CLOVIS — The annual graduation at Clovis High School will for the first time require tickets for admission to the service. Graduation will begin 6 p.m. May 18 at the Curry County Events Center. Tickets will be distributed to students starting May...

 

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