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Articles from the May 20, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    May 20, 2018

Officer 'embarrassed' about missing gun in pat down

CLOVIS - The Clovis police officer who brought Wesley Flores into the Clovis jail on Feb. 1 told a fellow officer he was "embarrassed" that he'd allowed Flores to bring a gun into the facility. "Very...

 

Meetings calendar - May 20

Monday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 • Grady Board of Education — 6 p.m. at Grady Municipal Schools, 100 Franklin St., Grady....

 

Events calendar - May 20

Today • Grady High School Graduation — 5 p.m. at the Grady High School Gymnasium. Information: 575-357-2192 • Country Gospel Concert — 6 p.m. at Living Word Church, 2101 E. 21st St., Clovis. Bruce and Betty from Buckeye, Arizona will perform...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 20, 2018

Clovis Christian graduating class 'high-achieving'

CLOVIS - Seven seniors graduated from Clovis Christian Schools on Saturday at Living Stones Church. They were praised for more than just academic success. "This graduating class has been...

 

Pages past - May 20

On this date ... 1988: American consumption of lamb had risen slightly but still lagged considerably behind other types of meat. The United States Department of Agriculture said Americans were expected to eat about 1.4 pounds of lamb per person...

 

Reporter's notebook - May 20

Insert quarter for second player CLOVIS — If you were in town Friday afternoon, you might have glimpsed a vibrant slice of a largely bygone gaming era rumbling down the road. With more than a dozen arcade machines fastened tight to a trailer, Jerem...

 

Immigration laws should be focused on violent criminals

This is the undocumented immigrant our nation should welcome: the Lawrence, Kansas, chemist whom immigration officials attempted to deport this year, much to the dismay of his family, neighbors and even strangers who came to know the story of Syed...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    May 20, 2018

Ag's come along since '89 prediction

On May 24, 1989, the Portales News-Tribune ran an article I wrote about Portales biology professor Bob Taylor refuting an article in Interview magazine about eastern New Mexico turning into a dust bow...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 20, 2018

WNBA season price too good to pass up

I’ve never had anything against the Women’s National Basketball Association, but I’ve never considered it appointment TV either. I don’t mind the fact there have been less than 20 dunks in league history. You kind of sign up for that when...

 
 By Paul Gessing    Voices    May 20, 2018

Best to spend extra cash on tax, pension reform

New Mexico policymakers and citizens received some good economic news recently. Thanks to the much-maligned process known as fracking, oil production in the Permian Basin in Southeast New Mexico is...

 

Our People: Best gifts are family, friends

Cindy Waters was born and raised in Clovis. Her father is the late Wiley Snyder and her mother is Lois Snyder, of Clovis. She has one younger sister, Susan Ogilvie. Waters grew up in a close knit...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 20, 2018

No miracles here, just perception

Arriving home and sinking into my easy chair, I questioned my wife as to what she heard on the audio clip on social media. She didn’t seem to know what I was talking about so I asked if she heard...

 

One-piece and maxi skirt great pair

Memorial day is one week from Monday and that means a 3-day weekend for many. A lot of you will be traveling for the holiday and by now your activity plans are already in order. To get you...

 

See painting with plein air technique

Information on plein air painting techniques and using a twelve needle deluxe electric felting machine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at n...

 

Senior calendar - May 20

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 

Club notes - May 20

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on May 9 for the final meeting of this club year. President Cami Howl presided. Following the invocation, lunch was served, meeting was called to order, pledges and Collect were recited,...

 

Welborn resigns as ENMU softball coach

PORTALES — The Katie Welborn era is officially over at Eastern New Mexico. The Greyhounds' softball coach's resignation was announced on Saturday, after three years at the helm and a 52-112 overall...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 20, 2018

Parker's speed to be tested at NCAA national meet

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of stories on Eastern New Mexico University athletes heading to the Division II national track and field championships. Tuesday's story will feature...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 20, 2018

Clovis girls alumni hoops game set

CLOVIS — High school reunions aren't quite as big an event as they used to be, what with Facebook and all the other social media that allows people to reconnect by pressing a button on their...

 

Sports calendar, May 20

The Portales High School basketball programs will run youth camps May 29-31. The boys camp will run at Portales Junior High 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for boys entering grades 1-6 and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. for boys entering grades 7-9. Registration is $50, payable...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 20, 2018

Breaking ground for detention center

CLOVIS — Curry County on Tuesday will break ground on a detention center addition and renovation project that’s 10 years in the making. “It’s been a long road, but it’s finally headed towards the end,” Curry County Commission Chairman...

 

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