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Articles from the June 9, 2019 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    June 9, 2019

Clayton announces resignation

CLOVIS - After 39 years in Clovis and more than three representing its District 1, Clovis City Commissioner Ladona Clayton announced Thursday her resignation effective July 12. Clayton, who also...

 

Our people: Caring for the future

My name is Sylvia Villanueva. My husband Sammy and I have been married for 25 years. I am the mother of three boys: Andrew, 26, who is getting married next month; and Alex and Anthony, who are...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 9, 2019

Some of the best songs leave you with questions

Songs can tell a story, but the best ones leave a little something out of the story. As I was watching and listening to a made-for-pledge-week PBS special called “Story Songs” I realized I had a f...

 

Perfectionism, antiquing furniture ahead on show

Information on perfectionism, and antiquing furniture with homemade chalk paste will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Jane...

 

Senior calendar - June 9

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, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 11 a.m. beginning line dance, 1 p.m. pinoch...

 

On the shelves - June 9

The following books are now available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Triple Jeopardy” by Anne Perry brings investigative and courtroom drama into the early 20th century when young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 9, 2019

In tribute: Velma Jackson: ambassador of soul food

CLOVIS - For more than half a century she was an ambassador of soul food on the High Plains, a matriarch of Clovis and one of the first women locally to run her own business. To countless Clovis...

 

Events calendar - June 9

Today through Thursday • ENMU Choir Camp — Buchanan Hall, ENMU Music Building, Portales. Open to all high school students. Paid registration required. Information: http://www.enmu.edu/choircamp or 575-562-2377 Monday • Clovis Summer Reading Pro...

 

Jail log - June 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Felix Aguilar, 27, driving under the influence, failure to give immediate notice of accidents, criminal damage to property, leaving the scene of an accident • Lambert...

 

Meetings calendar - June 9

Monday • Portales Municipal Schools board — 12-1:30 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 • Clovis Astronomy Club — 7 p.m., Room 143 or 145 (look for signs), Clovis...

 

What's Happening - June 9

• The J.D. Isler Memorial Basketball Camp is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The camp is for boys or girls entering grades 1-8. Camp fees are $55 per camper, with a $45 fee for additional siblings. Lunch...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 9, 2019

Wolverines grab some final W's

Officially, high school sports season ended in May. For Texico it was May 18 in Albuquerque to be exact, as the Wolverines baseball team routed Estancia 13-3 at the University of New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Field to win the program’s fourth...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 9, 2019

Rodeo provides adrenaline for crowd, contestants

CLOVIS — Ropin’, rustlin’ and ridin.’ Three words that are a surefire sign the rodeo was in town. In a tradition that began in 1971, cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the southwest...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    June 9, 2019

Phillies select Clovis grad Greenwalt in 20th round

CLOVIS — The first time Keaton Greenwalt talked with a Major League Baseball scout, he figured there was an outside chance he could be drafted. But he just put his head down and went back to work on...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 9, 2019

Food, dancing to kick off Heritage Days

PORTALES — The area-wide celebration of pioneer history and culture continues this week with the 35th annual Heritage Days celebration in Portales. The programming kicks off Friday evening with some classic dancing in the street from 7 p.m. in the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 9, 2019

Honoring pioneer women

CLOVIS - Just after the turn of the century, the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce, with the help of Curry County pioneer woman Frances Blackburn, first created the Pioneer Women's Breakfast....

 

Heinrich to have office hours

Staff for U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., will provide mobile office hours this week in Tucumcari and Fort Sumner. The office hours will be from 11 a.m. to noon each day — Tuesday at the Tucumcari Senior Center, and Wednesday at the De Baca...

 

Lane closures scheduled

PORTALES — A four-mile stretch of U.S. 70 will have lane closures over the summer to allow for resurfacing work, according to a release from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The work will take place between mile markers 423 and 427,...

 

Unfair to yoke compassion to legal wrangling

For Teresa Todd, kindness was a crime. Todd, the Jeff Davis County attorney and mother of four, was driving one February evening in West Texas when three young migrants flagged her down. Seeing that one appeared ill, she invited them to come into her...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 9, 2019

Hope Sixth and Hines stays forever

I don’t get out to Tucumcari as much as I would like. Nearly every time I’ve been there, it was for a work related reason, and we have staff in Tucumcari far more competent than me to handle Quay County news. But I have good memories of the time...

 
 By Jeff Elwell    Voices    June 9, 2019

ENMU still providing green space

Eastern New Mexico University has always been proud to provide a green space for our community. The trees we plant, enjoy and care for are part of our proud history of being a tree-friendly campus, with 21 unique species including a New Mexico...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Voices    June 9, 2019

We could all use more intellectual humility

There’s a lot of talk these days about “intellectual humility,” which most consider a virtue. It means you will occasionally admit when you’re wrong. It also means you’re open to new ideas,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 9, 2019

Exposure of video's doctor harassment, not journalism

Breaking news: Some guy posted a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi. But fear not. The website The Daily Beast sprang into action. It tracked down the random, Trump-supporting man who allegedly posted the offending clip, hounded him until he talked,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 9, 2019

CCC working on guiding document for president

CLOVIS — Trustees and staff at Clovis Community College had a busy three-day stretch, considering it’s the start of June and the summer semester population isn’t nearly the fall or spring population. But it’s not every June the college is...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 9, 2019

Quay County lawmakers discuss challenges

TUCUMCARI - Be it a senator or a representative, Republican or Democrat, representatives of Quay County assured their constituents the challenges faced in Tucumcari were the same challenges in pretty...

 

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