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 By Jamie Cushman    News    June 24, 2018

Turnout light for Relay

PORTALES — The weather was perfect and the activities were plentiful but the 2018 Relay for Life of Roosevelt County did not draw the turnout organizers were anticipating. "We were hoping for a...

 

Events calendar - June 24

Today • Portales High Class of 1978 reunion — 7 p.m.-2 a.m. meet-up at the Portales Country Club, 523 S. Roosevelt Road U, #B. Featuring a catered BBQ dinner and cash bar. Tickets: $15. Information: 817-308-0515 • Relay for Life — 10 a.m.-10...

 

So much history in our towns

If you have even a passing interest in New Mexico history, odds are you have at some point encountered the F. Stanley books — dozens of slim softbound volumes that tell the stories of some of our...

 

Meetings calendar - June 24

Monday • Parks, Rec and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. in assembly room at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m. in commission room at county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307...

 

Draggin' Main schedule - June 24

Wednesday 7:30 p.m. — Clovis Music Festival Country Concert: Doug Stone, Marshall Middle School Auditorium Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Norman Petty Music Studio tours 7 p.m.: Clovis Music Festival ’50s Concert: Remembering Bobby Vee Featuring The...

 

Native Justify jockey worked for his success

New Mexico native Mike Smith rode Justify into the history books on June 9, capturing the coveted Triple Crown with a victory in the Belmont Stakes. Justify became just the 13th horse since 1919 to earn the Triple Crown — victories in one year by...

 

Pages past - June 24

On this date ... 1953: A well-trained 5-year-old roping horse named "Chigger" was killed and another roping horse was injured when fire destroyed their barn on Clovis' East Brady Avenue. Four goats...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    June 24, 2018

Skin one of body's busiest parts

Purchased for a quarter at the last Portales Public Library book sale, my book-of-the-month summary for June is “How the Body Works: 100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Miracle of the Human...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 24, 2018

Near to Twitter famous good for me

In this small patch of New Mexico, I’m probably better known than the average person. It’s a tiny, tiny bit of fame, and not much fortune, but I’ve never had an issue with that. Being Twitter famous? That’s a different story. I’ve had a Twi...

 

Fantasy dinner guests: Elvis, Mother Teresa

I was born and raised here in Clovis. I come from a big family of four brothers and three sisters and I'm the youngest of the nine children. Yes, I'm the spoiled one... I am married to James Todd...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 24, 2018

Something's squirrely 'round here

I probably would have grown up hunting squirrels — except we didn’t have any squirrels in Portales. That’s all changed, though, and I’m looking for squirrel recipes. As I was irrigating my...

 

Senior calendar - June 24

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....

 

Designer covers jewelry care on coming show

Information on making filigree ornaments, gluten-free cooking for two and caring for jewelry will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 24, 2018

Music festival, Draggin' Main have found 'great marriage'

CLOVIS — Back in 2017, the people organizing the Draggin’ Main Music Festival and the people organizing the Clovis Music Festival thought they could be better together. “That was a huge test for both sides,” Draggin’ Main co-founder Gene...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 24, 2018

Analysis: Decades later, Warrant still feels lucky making music

CLOVIS — Big hair, electric guitars and ... mmmmm, cherry pie. If all that doesn’t make you think of the band Warrant, maybe you just don’t know rock ’n’ roll. The group perhaps best remembered for its 1990 hit “Cherry Pie,” which...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 24, 2018

Stone still loving permanent vacation

“It could have been different somehow, if I’d known what I know now.” So goes the tale from Doug Stone in his hit, “Why Didn’t I Think of That.” It’s a universal tale of regret put to song, and it’s part of what Stone will bring to th...

 

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