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Articles from the April 24, 2019 edition

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Self-promotion isn't always a terrible thing

I originally joined Facebook when a long-lost cousin sent me an invitation. No one had heard from this cousin in ages when I got a note out of the blue. Facebook was relatively new then and I hadn’t considered joining. But I figured if I could...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Proposed racetrack settlement ratified

The New Mexico Racing Commission’s ratification Thursday of a proposed settlement clears the way for it possibly awarding a sixth racetrack license during a special meeting on Tuesday — provided the governor doesn’t fire the commission first....

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 24, 2019

Four remain jailed in homicide case

PORTALES — Two men charged in a shooting death this month in Portales will remain in custody pending trial, while two other people charged in connection to the incident have hearings on the matter scheduled in the coming days. All four remained in...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    April 24, 2019

This little piggy sold groceries

I miss Piggly Wiggly. There are probably better grocery stores around here today, but they don't have better names or histories. My dad worked at the Piggly Wiggly in Muleshoe for four decades,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 24, 2019

'Billy the Kid' film set to shoot

FORT SUMNER — Billy the Kid lives on in a new film scheduled to begin shooting Saturday in Fort Sumner. Filmmaker Michael Giudicissi seeks to address unanswered questions about the Kid by turning to the man himself. Giudicissi said “In Their Own...

 

Renovation turns up unexpected treasure

The recent expansion and renovation at Central Christian Church in Portales turned up an unexpected time capsule of sorts, and an even more unexpected connection with the pastor who blessed it almost...

 

Thanks for your service, Jody Balch

It’s widely known that we are about to welcome to the helm a new superintendent for the Clovis Municipal Schools. Before plunging ahead, however, it’s incumbent upon us to pause and offer our...

 

Business digest - April 24

New sushi restaurant open CLOVIS — A new sushi restaurant called Oishii opened in Clovis earlier this month by the corner of Prince and First streets. Manager Lucky Phixaysavath said owner Steve Phixaysavath has over 30 years of sushi experience...

 

Health council holding workshop

CLOVIS — When it comes to substance abuse, there are countless ways to get addicted, from cigarettes to prescription pills to street narcotics. There are also plenty of ways to recognize, recover and prevent addiction. The Curry County Health...

 

Meetings calendar - April 24

Thursday • Portales Municipal Schools board special meeting — 12 noon-1 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 May 2 • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis...

 
 By David Grieder    News    April 24, 2019

'No questions asked' drug disposal this weekend

Here’s a spring cleaning tip from law enforcement: start with your medicine cabinet and ditch the old pills. That’s the idea with the “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” scheduled Saturday in Clovis and Portales, encouraging the...

 

RGH holding ribbon cutting for Clovis clinic

CLOVIS - This marks a busy week for Roosevelt General Hospital as the healthcare provider plans to celebrate the opening of its new Clovis clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony today. Jeanette...

 

Pages past - April 24

On this date ... 1969: Winds described as “tornado like” had resulted in the destruction of buildings and other damage south of Clovis. Veterinarian Jerry Gleason reported two buildings were destroyed at 1717 S. Prince. “Dr. Gleason said today...

 

Veterans offices closed this week

SANTA FE — All 13 field offices of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) are closed this week. A New Mexico Department of Veterans Services news release reports: Each office’s veterans service officer is attending mandatory...

 

Public invited to ribbon cutting

CLOVIS — The public is invited to a ceremonial ribbon cutting today at Veteran’s Park to honor the city’s selection as a Great American Defense Community, according to a city news release. The 3 p.m. ribbon cutting is one of numerous events...

 

Plague case reported in Quay

The New Mexico Department of Health last week reported a case of plague in a ranch dog in Quay County — the first case of plague in the state this year. The dog has recovered from its illness with treatment from a veterinarian. Plague is an...

 

Board to hold special meeting

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting on Thursday to approve the district’s tentative budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Superintendent Johnnie Cain said the budget projects to be around...

 

NMAA within rights to shut down contest

Any parent whose child competes at anything knows the feeling: the stomach-clenching anxiety, the blood-boiling righteous indignation when you feel your kid was robbed — likely outstripping the level of emotion of the actual competitor. They might...

 

Laws are creating immigration issue

Imagine you have an antique car in your back yard behind a privacy fence. A neighbor climbs your fence, sees the car, and decides something must be done about it. How he decided your property is his...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    April 24, 2019

Read report; draw own conclusions

If Donald Trump wants to convince the public that the Mueller report vindicates him, he needs to keep us from reading the report ourselves. Or even part of it. Just a couple of hours of reading its summaries and conclusions (which I did over the...

 

Police investigating car accident

MULESHOE — Police in Muleshoe are investigating a car accident Sunday night that left one man dead and another seriously injured. Officers responded around 9:45 p.m. (CDT) to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Ninth and Avenu...

 

ENMU track on fire

CANYON, Texas — Though the NCAA track and field season continues to wind down, Eastern New Mexico’s team continues to heat up. At the West Texas A&M Invitational on Saturday, Eastern’s track and field team set three NCAA Division II...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 24, 2019

Fighting butterflies

CLOVIS - Harvey Park won't lie. He's excited, nervous, almost ready to jump out of his skin as Friday's Mixed Martial Arts lightweight fight against Demarques Jackson approaches. When asked about it,...

 

Pay taxes, but don't fall for con

Tax Day 2019 has come and gone. It’s actually just Tax Filing Day since every day is a tax day and, if you somehow still manage to own a business or be self-employed, you’ll have several more...

 

Events calendar - April 24

Today • College transfer fair — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Commons, Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Meet with representatives from Eastern New Mexico University, Grand Canyon University, New Mexico State University, NMSU College of...

 

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