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Articles from the June 10, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    June 10, 2018

Clovis PD statistics: violent crime up

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department last week released its 2017 annual report, detailing in comparative numbers “a very tough and emotional year for our community.” Police Chief Doug Ford noted an overall increase of almost 200 percent in...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 10, 2018

Treaty of Bosque Redondo remembered

FORT SUMNER - In 1868 the Treaty of Bosque Redondo was signed, ending a 25-year period of the internment of Native Americans at Bosque Redondo and establishing the Navajo Nation for the first time....

 

Street dance added to Heritage Days lineup

PORTALES — The past is an important thing to celebrate, and there may be no better way to celebrate it than by relaxing in the company of friends. That’s what makes Portales Heritage Days such a momentous occasion, according to Roosevelt County C...

 

Events calendar - June 10

Today • Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta — 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe church. Information: 575-763-4455 Monday • Produce to the People — 11 a.m. at the Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-763-6130 • Movie Monday — 1...

 

Meetings calendar - June 10

Monday • Portales School Board — Noon at L. C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Board Room. Information: 575-356-4377 Wednesday • Portales MainStreet Board — 5:30 p.m. at the Yam Theatre. Information: 575-226-3783 • Planning...

 

Reporter's notebook - June 10

A bit of humanity The FBI has its hand full already; bogus threats don’t make the job any easier. The agency’s Albuquerque division on Friday announced “a campaign to educate the public on the consequences of posting hoax threats to schools...

 

Pages past - June 10

On this date ... 1973: Clovis' annual Pioneer Days Parade had included a somber float among the entries that stretched out over two miles. Area residents asked "Where Are Our MIAs?" in a banner on a...

 

Vacation Bible school calendar

• First Christian Church — Monday-June 15 and Aug. 3-4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1700 N. Main St., Clovis. All ages. Theme is Shipwreck: Rescued by Jesus. • Clovis Seventh-day Adventist Church — Tuesday-June 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and June...

 

Opposition to Israel not all anti-Semitic

F reedom of speech on college campuses is under enough pressure without the federal government adding to the problem by threatening to withdraw funding to punish people for expressing their political opinions. That would be a real possibility if...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    June 10, 2018

Play shines light on teen suicide

Because of his own experiences with suicide, Portales resident Jim Lee is trying to spare others from its devastating aftermath. His father, a World War II veteran, committed suicide at 46, and Lee...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 10, 2018

Any ratio good for Arnold Palmer

And now, a dramatic reading of one of my favorite recent comedies, “Scrubs,” where newer doctor John “J.D.” Dorian tells mentor Perry Cox he’s no longer an inexperienced doctor. Dorian: Don’t be mad, Perry. This day was bound to come....

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 10, 2018

Coach remembered as 'velvet hammer'

PORTALES - Beyond a record of wins and losses, a coach's legacy can be measured by the influence made on their students. Army Salinas can safely claim an impact on both accounts, across an...

 

Our People: Her celebrity crush? Matthew McConaughey

My name is Carisima Pyle. I am 39 years old, I was born in Tucumcari and I currently live in Clovis. I am definitely a small-town girl. I am happily married to my best friend, Curry County Manager...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 10, 2018

Truly blessed with perfect mate

On Tuesday my sweet wife and I celebrate 36 years of marriage. What a journey. We’ve faced lots of challenges together and there has been lots of love to carry us through the rough times. Most of...

 

Benefits of milk a topic on show

Information on pop-up cards, nutrition from milk and milk products, and making card projects with coloring pages will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on...

 

Senior calendar - June 10

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 Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 1 p.m....

 

North-South games create flurry of action

Albuquerque, and to some extent Las Cruces, was a busy place this weekend, with North-South All-Star games taking place in five different sports. Here’s a look at some of the action that took place in the games, which are limited to seniors from...

 

What's Happening, June 10

Jaye Crockett’s Jaye Rock Athletics will hold its annual basketball camp July 9-11 at the Gattis Middle School Gym. The co-ed camp will feature a 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. session for ages 5-11 and a 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. session for ages 12-17. Camp...

 

Sierra selected for Clovis softball post

CLOVIS — The Wildcats hired a new softball head coach on Friday, with "new" being a relative term. That ‘new face’ is actually a familiar one, as assistant coach Emory Sierra takes over for the 2019 season. Sierra spent the past two years...

 

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