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Articles from the May 19, 2019 edition

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Our people: Living life whole-hearted

My name is Lacey Field. I am 35 years old and I was born in Lubbock. I now live in Clovis with my husband of 11 years, Mike, and my twins Haycie and Holden, who are 5. I teach first grade at Melrose...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 19, 2019

Taking a good look at the future of food

How does a maggot sausage dog and a big bowl of insect ice cream sound? I’m not too sure about the maggot sausage. Maggot seem like something that would eat sausage, not something you would make...

 

Chalk paste, Guinea pigs ahead on show

Information using chalk paste, e-craft publications and Guinea pigs as pets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Kari Child will...

 

School menus - May 19

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Cook’s choice Tuesday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Cook’s choice Wednesday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Sack lunch • Breakfast includes 100 percent...

 

Senior calendar - May 19

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, 10 a.m. beginning line dance, 1 p.m....

 

Club notes - May 19

Curry County Retired Educators Our guest speaker was Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy, Clovis Municipal Schools (CMS) Instructional Tech Coordinator and weekly columnist for The Eastern New Mexico News. She spoke to us about a program being used in the middle...

 

On the shelves - May 19

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “2019 Guide to the Night Sky” by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion is an easy introduction to astronomy and useful reference for seasoned stargazers, providing a comprehensive mo...

 

Something to read - May 19

Name of book: “Blue Yarn ... A Memoir About Loss, Letting Go, & What Happens Next” Author: Carrie Classon’s column appears each Wednesday in Readers’ Choice Classon, on her motivation: “I started writing ‘Blue Yarn,’ honestly, to try...

 

Events calendar - May 19

Today • Texico High School graduation — 2 p.m., Texico Sports Arena, Texico Municipal Schools, 520 N. Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3801 • Grady High School graduation — 5 p.m., Gymnasium, Grady Municipal Schools, 100 Franklin...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 19, 2019

Credit card receipt helps locate girl

TEXICO — A young girl missing from Texico was located unharmed in Portales and reunited with her family after an exhaustive community-wide search that stretched through Wednesday night. Police found 9-year old Roberta Manzanales Thursday morning,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 19, 2019

Standoff ends with Clovis man hospitalized

CLOVIS - A four-hour standoff Tuesday in Clovis ended with one man hospitalized with minor injuries and for a mental health evaluation, police said. Timothy Batchelor, 35, was charged with...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 19, 2019

City passes leash ordinance

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission was in the doghouse with several outspoken critics of its proposed animal leash ordinance, with final approval hanging in the balance during its Thursday meeting. Undeterred by those critics, and their...

 

Magistrate courthouse on agenda

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission may begin the initial planning phase of building a new magistrate courthouse during Tuesday's meeting. The first of 13 action items on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting is a memorandum of agreement between the...

 

Meetings calendar - May 19

Monday • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 • High Plains Historical Foundation — 6 p.m., Pappy Thornton Museum, Ned...

 

Graduation calendar - May 19

Today • Texico High School graduation — 2 p.m., Texico Sports Arena, Texico Municipal Schools, 520 N. Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3801 • Grady High School graduation — 5 p.m., Gymnasium, Grady Municipal Schools, 100 Franklin...

 

Pages past - May 19

On this date ... 1969: An airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base had died at Alamogordo Lake — the third area drowning victim at the state park lake in a week. Robert Schenke, who worked at the hospital at Cannon, was attempting to swim from...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 19, 2019

Vehicle crash sends truck into house

CLOVIS - What does it sound like when a speeding car crashes into the truck parked in front of your house, sending that truck careening through the wall of your den? "Like a bomb," agreed siblings San...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 19, 2019

Roosevelt County finalizes preliminary budget

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission met for close to two hours Thursday morning to finalize the county's preliminary operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which will go before the commission for approval on Tuesday. The commission...

 

Portales to look to 2020 census

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will look ahead to 2020 during Tuesday's meeting with a resolution to form a committee with Roosevelt County related to the 2020 census. City Manager Sammy Standefer said the city and county were approached by...

 

Curry County to host block grant public hearing

CLOVIS — Curry County will host a quick public hearing Tuesday to update residents on its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project. Administrative Services Coordinator Doria Rey told The News that the hearing is intended to update citizens...

 

Fire department certified

RANCHVALE — The Ranchvale Volunteer Fire Department will soon be responding to fires as it received its official certification as a fully operational fire department from the state fire marshal's office on Wednesday. "I'm ecstatic, it's been a...

 

Surveillance program's loss good for privacy

A surveillance program that allows the U.S. government to comb through hundreds of millions of Americans’ telephone records in search of connections to terrorism could soon be a thing of the past. That would be good news for personal privacy and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 19, 2019

Congratulations to our graduates

Good afternoon, graduates of this particular area high school OR community college OR four-year college. Whoever scheduled me as your graduation speaker has made a terrible mistake. It was such an awful mistake that nobody made it, and you’re...

 

What's Happening, May 19

Portales High’s boys basketball program will run its summer camps May 28-30 at the PHS gym. Boys entering grades 1-6 will go from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while boys in grades 7-9 will go from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $50 and will be...

 

Letter to the editor - May 19

Oil points intentionally misleading Regarding last Sunday’s column headlined “Industry must find emissions balance:” It is disappointing to read an academic repeating talking points from the oil and gas industry, particularly when those points...

 

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