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Articles from the June 17, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    June 17, 2018

Weather no damper on having a good time

CLOVIS — Celebrated as the rain may be in eastern New Mexico, it put a slight damper on the outdoor programming Saturday in Clovis. But only a slight one. Hundreds still convened for a combined...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 17, 2018

Jail officer charged with assisting escape

CLOVIS — Friends and family of the Clovis detention officer arrested Saturday for assisting in the escape of three detainees said they were in disbelief. Sarina Dodson, 28, of Clovis, was jailed... Full story

 
 By Betty Williamson    News    June 17, 2018

Gal baby remembers Daddy and Kipling

Jim Williamson was just a few weeks shy of his 49th birthday when he became a dad in the early 1960s, considerably older than most guys picking up their first diaper pin. Within two and a half years,... Full story

 

Events calendar - June 17

Today • Father’s Day Beer and Brats — 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at Clovis Civic Center. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 ages 5 and older. Information: 575-935-5000 Monday • Movie Monday — 1 p.m. “Frozen,” 6 p.m. “Walk the Line” at Clovis-Carver...

 

Pages past - June 17

On this date ... 1968: Clovis was preparing to host "a three-day combination of business and frolic" when newspapermen (and women) arrived for the New Mexico Press Association's summer convention....

 

Meetings calendar - June 17

Tuesday • Friends of the Library — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building, Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Wednesday ...

 

Medicare, Social Security systems need fixing now

When we’re old and sick and poor, we might be forced to keep warm by burning all the government reports that we ignored, warning us that Social Security and Medicare are running out of money; the latest such report was issued this month. According...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    June 17, 2018

Praises to The King of Himself

Here is my latest sermon to butter up my flock at The Podcast Church for Couch Potatoes — where I am the Minister of Defense Against Little White Lies and Great Big Whoppers. To avoid interfering...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 17, 2018

Overcome shifts; don't outlaw them

Life has unwritten rules. Always double down on 11. Never cross the streams. You can’t date your friend’s sibling unless you’re considering marriage. When it comes to baseball, I usually think unwritten rules exist because they’re too stupid... Full story

 

Perfect day: 'Alone with God and my camera'

My husband Fred and I have been married 27 years and we have four kids — Ace, Jake, Ella, and Azuma — and a beautiful daughter in love, Hayley. I just celebrated my 20th Wal-Mart anniversary on Ma...

 

Senior calendar - June 17

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....

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 17, 2018

Looking back, still in awe of Daddy

I read a couple of Facebook posts that really set the mood for my Father’s Day. First there was a post of a video showing a young girl starting irrigation siphon tubes. Right underneath that post...

 

See new tools for crochet

Information on dealing with lactose intolerance and the mouth’s central role in health will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    June 17, 2018

Not their first rodeo

Three local up-and-coming rodeo stars of tomorrow will compete at this year’s National Junior High Finals Rodeo, representing Team New Mexico. The 14th annual event, which will be held June 24-30 in Huron, South Dakota, features roughly 1,000...

 

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