Articles from the May 29, 2019 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    May 29, 2019

Tornado strikes near Dora

DORA - Time moves differently when a tornado is battering your house and property. Meteorologists said the storm lasted less than half an hour. But for Gordon Fraze, it felt like much longer waiting o...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 29, 2019

Elm tree removal slated at ENMU

PORTALES - Imagine somebody hitting your vehicle - or worse, you - with a baseball bat. Now imagine the bat is 200 pounds with jagged edges. That's the nightmare of elm trees Eastern New Mexico...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 29, 2019

All eras recognized on Memorial Day

CLOVIS - For the last few decades, the various branches of the United States military have operated on voluntary enlistment. But even in the days of drafts, Hector Baez said, "There is always a way...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 29, 2019

Portales honors fallen

PORTALES - For the 73rd year, Roosevelt County honored its military fallen in a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at the Portales Cemetery. That's where 2,295 veterans rest. "Where we stand today i...

 

Meetings calendar - May 29

Thursday • Roosevelt County Commission special meeting — 1 p.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Discussion of preliminary 2019-20 budget. Information: 575-356-5307 Saturday • Organ Transplant Support...

 

Pages past - May 29

On this date ... 1969: Missouri Beef Packers Inc. in Friona was accepting applications for full-time employment. “No Experience Necessary — We Will Train,” a newspaper ad read. Base wages were $2.40 to $3.15 per hour. The company also offered...

 

Curry accepting letters of interest

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission is accepting letters of interest to serve on a planning committee for a 10-year anniversary event at the Curry County Events Center. The celebration event is scheduled for Sept. 7, with the committee putting...

 

Roosevelt plans to approve budget

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission plans to approve its preliminary final budget during a special meeting set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. The commission also plans to consider three resolutions and some other...

 

Former deputy sheriff arrested

A former Parmer County deputy sheriff was arrested Sunday for allegedly touching a child on three separate occasions in a Texico church bathroom. Davin Waters, 25, of Farwell, was charged with six counts of second-degree felony criminal sexual...

 

Education digest - May 29

ENMU program recognized Eastern New Mexico University’s film studies program has been named as one of the nation’s most affordable bachelor’s degrees in the category, as awarded by affordableschools.net. The website, which ranked ENMU’s...

 

Law's broad interpretation dangerous one

We have no sympathy for Julian Assange, who released emails hacked by Russian intelligence to disrupt the 2016 election. We hope he is punished for crimes he is accused of committing in 2010, when the government says he worked with Bradley (now...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 29, 2019

Don't force your crutch on others

A few years ago, I was hiking down a trail in Colorado. Exploring trails — and off trails — is probably my favorite activity. After a few hours, I decided I needed to turn around and head back....

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    May 29, 2019

Investments set to pay off in NM

New Mexico is building itself up with some new, cutting-edge infrastructure. First, there’s Facebook and its $1 billion data center at Los Lunas. It’s creating a need for some expensive improvements to New Mexico’s energy infrastructure. The...

 

Events calendar - May 29

Friday • Blood drive — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bloodmobile, High Plains Harley-Davidson, 4400 Mabry Dr., Clovis. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Information: 877-258-4825 • Paul Ellis retirement reception — 2-4 p.m., American Heritage...

 

Silence nice, but happy to be back in hum

You forget how quiet a house can be until the electricity goes off. It was a fairly regular occurrence when I was a kid, but we’re far more likely to have a quick blink or two these days, and even t...

 

Faith: We shouldn't wish to get 'what we deserve'

A strange story it is, and enough to make a math or accounting major bite nails. I’m talking about Jesus’ “Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard” (Matthew 20:1-16). Here’s the story in a nu...

 

Jail log - May 29

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday - Monday: Clovis • Cornelio Gomez, 38, theft of identity, forgery • Abel Chavez, 60, failure to pay fines • Elvis Gaytan, 28, criminal sexual penetration in the first degree • Brandon...

 

Between Issues: Five Greyhounds named All-American

PORTALES — Five members of the Eastern New Mexico track and field teams received designation this week as U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Americans. The women’s 400 relay team of Kandice Miles, Maijah Mathis, Danee...

 

Storyteller showcase - May 29

A story with two perspectives A wily old Rhode Island Red hen (Hazel Smith) came precariously close to removing a young girl’s eye last Tuesday. The girl (Bethany Jones) reported that she had merely wanted to view the eggs that Smith had produced...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    May 29, 2019

Some of those stories might be true

When Clovis hosts its annual Draggin’ Main/Music Festival June 22-29, a number of high school graduation classes will be joining the festivities for reunions. There will be talk of long-ago hooky...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    May 29, 2019

Key to a good party inviting the right person

The truth is, I don’t actually have 40 friends in my immediate community. I only recently moved to town when I married Peter. So, I just went around town and invited every person I recognized and, somehow, ended up inviting 40 people to my patio...

 

Historic news pages

50 years ago ... Linus can probably smell that birthday cake cooking by now Click Here to Download 100 years ago ... Rogers was a wide-awake community Click Here to Download...

 

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