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Articles from the April 12, 2020 edition

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 By Patti Dobson    Voices    April 12, 2020

Opinion: Church isn't the building - church is us

The church has left the building. Simple yet profound. But church isn’t about the building. Don’t get me wrong — I love my church, Westminster Presbyterian in Clovis. It’s a beautiful...

 

Easter parade planned

CLOVIS - This Easter Sunday there are few, if any, sitting in church pews. Despite the importance of the holiday to Christians around eastern New Mexico, church services have largely turned to an...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    April 12, 2020

Liquor store owner: Not fair

The sign on the door of Hilltop Bottle Shop in Clovis doesn’t mince words. Written by the liquor store’s owner Kyle Brewer, the sign reads: “The Governor of our state has decided that we are not essential. She would rather you go to Walmart...

 

Confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1k in NM

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 soared past the 1,000 mark in New Mexico last week, just one month after state officials reported the first positive test results. The state’s reported death total was at 19 on Saturday morning. Lubbock County remains...

 

City employees, volunteers making masks

CLOVIS - The Friendship Senior Center is closed to the public. But last week saw its sewing machines busier than ever. Stitch by stitch, elastic band by elastic band, a group of seven city employees...

 

Chance of snow Monday night

It’s Easter Sunday. Spring is here, warm weather burst through last week ... and it’s probably going to snow soon. Less than a week after temperatures in the 80s reminded us what sweat feels like, forecasters say eastern New Mexico can expect...

 

Events calendar - April 12

Today • Easter  • Labor of Love Project’s Virtual Hippety-Hop Hop-Along — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., online at https://www.facebook.com/events/214328386463003/. Pet photo contest, games, door prizes. Hosted by Labor of Love Project pet rescue. ...

 

Meetings calendar - April 12

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Monday • Curry County Commission special meeting — 9 a.m., teleconference. Information: https://www.currycounty.org/open-government/meeting-portal or 575-763-6016   Thursday ...

 

Opinion: Governor needs to reconsider business closings

These are extraordinary times. They call for extraordinary measures. But let’s not give up our liberty — especially when government’s “help” in trying to save us from ourselves doesn’t make any sense and won’t prove helpful. Recent exec... Full story

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 12, 2020

Opinion: US should produce own medicine

A country learns about itself in a crisis, and one revelation in the coronavirus emergency is that we can’t make our own penicillin. The first patient successfully treated with the antibiotic was a woman suffering from sepsis in a Connecticut...

 

Opinion: School break could put students ahead

What’s the use of living in sunny L.A.? It’s bad enough it has been raining. Now I have a mayor, Eric Garcetti, telling me I’m not allowed to go out of my house on Easter weekend. Garcetti holds daily press conferences to update the local...

 
 By Gary Mitchell    Voices    April 12, 2020

opinion: a view from under the pew: amos on easter

amos on easter boss it s here exclamation point the greatest time of the year - easter - it s the time for lilies green grass little bunnies and chicks multicolored eggs and bright butterflies symbols of brand-new lives in jesus the messiah...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Voices    April 12, 2020

Opinion: Resurrection for the real world

This Resurrection Sunday, let’s focus on the physicality of Christ’s victory over death. He was really raised, it’s clear, in the same body he died in. To borrow a phrase, that’s huge. The Gospels show him inviting people to touch him, to...

 

Opinion: Perfect love casts out all fear

“As long as you have mystery, you have health; when you destroy mystery, you create morbidity.” — G.K. Chesterton The entirety of creation seems to have plunged into an abyss of darkness and disorientation and despair. The current pandemic has...

 

Opinion: Season calls for prayer, hope of Resurrection

As most of our friends and parishioners know, my brothers and I, all four of us preachers, head to Robert Lee, Texas, a couple of times a year to spend some time together at the old home place of our...

 

Our people: A childhood on the move

Jeanette Orrantia, 47, was born in Portales but spent much of her childhood moving because her father was in the military. Between her father's deployments, Orrantia often returned to Portales and...

 

Opinion: Mrs. Dove has me beat as far as patience

I’ve been mostly restricted to quarters for the last three weeks and it’s starting to wear me down. I shouldn’t complain, I’ve been able to go for groceries, pick up the mail at work and run p...

 

Ozonated water, gluten-free flours coming up on show

Information on ozonated water and substituting gluten-free flours in cooking and baking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain)....

 

Senior menus - April 12

CRSMA Senior Diner’s Club 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: BBQ riblet, mac and cheese, seasoned peas, dinner roll w/margarine, fruit cocktail. Tuesday: Cheeseburger, baked beans, potato salad, peaches. Wednesday: Chicken enchiladas, pinto beans,...

 

Public record - April 12

The following divorces were recently filed at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Sherrie Lynn Tucker and Ernest Tucker • Ambra Culpepper and Jarrett Culpepper • Cheli Mendoza and Luis Mendoza The following divorces were recently filed at the...

 

In tribute: Salesman remembered for love of nature, enthusiasm for life

Floy Wood was a tremendous salesman with an unrivaled work ethic, but family members said he worked just as hard to glorify God and be there for his family. Wood, who died March 20 at age 92, could always be counted on for a love of nature and an...

 

ENMU eyes virtual graduation ceremony

PORTALES — The last time Eastern New Mexico University regents met, they made a decision to postpone graduation ceremonies with the intent to either hold a replacement ceremony or cancel by Aug. 1. A virtual graduation floated at Friday’s...

 

NRA, others file lawsuit against governor

The National Rifle Association and others have filed a federal lawsuit against New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham over her order to close gun shops and shooting ranges as part of a broader measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “By...

 

More than 90,000 New Mexicans file unemployment

More than 90,000 New Mexicans have filed initial unemployment claims over the past four weeks. According to unofficial numbers released Friday by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, 20,085 more New Mexico residents filed for...

 

CCC board approves 2020-21 budget, honors retirees

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved its 2020-21 budget, and honored three retired employees with emeritus status Wednesday morning. The meeting was held virtually due to a state public health order banning mass...

 

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