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Articles from the May 27, 2018 edition

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Parker takes second in 200

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eastern New Mexico track and field athletes had one last good showing on Saturday, to cap off the 2018 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, and made... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 27, 2018

'Cool things' at Cannon Air Show

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 2018 Cannon Air Force Base Air Show Space and Tech Fest kicked off a weekend of flight, food and fun on Saturday with not much for attendees to complain about, other... Full story

 By David Grieder    News    May 27, 2018

Reporter's notebook - Snake problem?

If you have a problem snake on your property, Cody Machen's advice is for you to leave it be — and let him deal with it. "People are scared of what they don't understand," he told The News. "90...


Pages past - May 27

On this date ... 1993: Thrift stores, like the one run by the Salvation Army in Clovis, were seeing an upsurge in business thanks to the nationwide “grunge” fashion trend, which included an “oversized worn flannel shirt, torn and faded jeans, a...


Events calendar - May 27

Today • Cannon Air Force Base Air Show Space and Tech Fest — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cannon Air Force Base. Information: 575-784-4131 • Tent revival — 6 p.m. at Prince Street Baptist Church, 421 N. Prince St., Clovis. Featuring pastor Ryan...


La Casa summer lunch programs start Tuesday

La Casa Family Health Center’s Summer Food Service Program will return Tuesday to Clovis and Portales. The free program, for children 18 and under, will run until Aug. 3 and provides breakfast (8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and lunch (11 a.m. to 12:30...


Law is law, but let common sense prevail

“The law is an ass,” as it is frequently both stupid and stubborn. — Mr. Bumble, “Oliver Twist” One is reminded of this observation by the Charles Dickens character when reading about the official clampdown by the state on the traditional...

 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    May 27, 2018

A famous lady said, and I quote...

Checked out from the Portales Public Library, my book-of-the-month summary for May is “The New Quotable Woman,” edited by Elaine Partnow (Meridian, 1992, 714 pages). Excerpts: • “I never...

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 27, 2018

Jose Canseco's head, I salute you

I know many of us are using this weekend to honor those we lost in Memorial Day. Others are using the time just to enjoy family and friends, and maybe an air show. However you choose to spend your time, spend it well. I plan to do these things, plus... Full story

 By rob langrell    Voices    May 27, 2018

until stanley cup is secure, nix the capitals

in professional sports, expansion teams tend to get beaten up like red-headed stepchildren. remember the likes of the houston texans, tampa bay buccaneers, vancouver grizzlies, toronto raptors? what... Full story

 By Jamie Cushman    News    May 27, 2018

Veterans organizations honoring the fallen

Local veterans organizations have ceremonies planned for Monday morning as Americans around the country honor fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. The Clovis event begins at 10 a.m. at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery and the Portales event begins...


Our People: Native son of a native son

Brian Allen Jones was born and raised in Clovis, the middle child of Cletis and Pat Jones, of Clovis. His father was a big supporter of the family's love of sports and would take the children to...

 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 27, 2018

Scammers call anyway; have fun with it

Remember the days when, if the phone rang, we immediately dropped everything and ran to the wall or telephone table and talked to the person on the other end of the line? I’m really pining for...


Royal wedding still in fashion focus

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle... The newly crowned Duke and Duchess of Sussex took place May 19 as the world watched in curiosity, while waiting in suspense of the arrivals, the...


Tassel maker, book bags on future show

Information on using the Boye Pom Pom and Tassel Maker and working with Fast2Fuse interfacing for bag making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursda...


Senior calendar - May 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m. crafters, 2:30 p.m. embroidery, 6 p.m. trivia mania Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4...


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