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Articles from the June 26, 2019 edition

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 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 26, 2019

Waggoner departing as ENMU athletic director

PORTALES — Greg Waggoner is moving on. Waggoner on Monday officially resigned as Eastern New Mexico University athletic director, submitting his letter of resignation to university president Jeff Elwell, though Elwell stated on Tuesday afternoon...

 

What's Happening - June 26

• The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will begin online sales today for hunting licenses that were not allocated during the big game draw. The sale will begin 10 a.m. at wildlife.state.nm.us. Customers are advised to review their online...

 

Riches of God's grace still absolutely free

I still miss Andy Rooney. Where’s the old curmudgeon when you need him? Rooney’s commentary at the end of “60 Minutes” was always the cream of the show. (Speaking of dairy, I still thank him...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    June 26, 2019

At least that ballplayer was 'gentlemanly'

Newspapers have long been criticized for crossing the line between “reporting” and “editorializing,” and for prying into people’s private lives. That may have been the case in June 1910...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    June 26, 2019

Friend helped me use my head for right things

I’ve got a good friend, Ayo, who told me, “Don’t use your head to break a coconut.” As I wrote about in my memoir, Blue Yarn, I lived in Lagos, Nigeria, for almost four years, and I met Ayo there. Ayo is a smart woman and a voracious reader a...

 

Portales Woman's Club looking for help

One of eastern New Mexico's oldest community service organizations is facing a daunting challenge, according to its president, and is inviting all of us to help brainstorm a solution. The Portales...

 

Events calendar - June 26

Today through Sunday • American Legion 100th State Convention — American Legion Post 25, 2400 W. Seventh St., Clovis. Open to Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and Legion Riders. Information: 575-763-5392 Today • Clovis...

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 26, 2019

Report: Blanket around inmate's neck

PORTALES — On his entry June 12 to the Roosevelt County jail, Manuel Silva, Jr., 23, was “classified as a maximum security detainee” and “housed in a single occupancy cell.” Officials found him in that cell two days later unresponsive....

 
 By David Grieder    News    June 26, 2019

Roosevelt also adding alcohol sales to ballot

PORTALES — Alcohol sales in Roosevelt County? Voters will get to decide as much come November. That follows the approval Tuesday morning of a resolution calling for an election that could allow Roosevelt County to adopt the local option provisions...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 26, 2019

Still working

There they were, Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley, in what was to become an instant Saturday Night Live classic. According to the sketch's premise, they were competing for a spot in the famous...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 26, 2019

Q&A: New Clovis Christian superintendent talks about path forward

CLOVIS - Jim Haley knows he's got big shoes to fill, as he succeeds Ladona Clayton to become the new superintendent at Clovis Christian Schools. He's hoping he can do that, and hoping to fill up the e...

 

Pages past - June 26

On this date ... 1969: Furniture Mart, at 115 W. Grand in Clovis, was preparing for a big 33-hour sellathon. The “King of the Furniture Discounters” was planning to be open continuously from 9 a.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Specials included:...

 

Meetings calendar - June 26

Today • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees study session — 11:30 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Thursday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 26, 2019

PRMC administrator re-retiring

CLOVIS — There were changes aplenty in technology and the law when it came to the medical industry during the 15 years between Dick Smith’s runs as the Plains Regional Medical Center administrator. But he said the job never changed. “It’s...

 

Curry to consider film rules

CLOVIS — As TV and film productions stay popular in New Mexico, the Curry County Commission on Thursday will consider the early steps of establishing regulations for permitting and performance standards of like projects locally. In its regular...

 

Office extending document hours

CLOVIS — The Curry County Clerk’s Office plans to extend hours for the acceptance of documents for recording, starting Monday. County Clerk Annie Hogland said the current structure has the office accepting all documents starting at 8 a.m., and...

 

Education digest - June 26

Open principal position filled Clovis Municipal Schools has promoted Lidia Delarosa to the open principal position at La Casita Elementary, according to a news release from the district. Delarosa takes over for Sylvia Martinez, who retired after the...

 

Proud of Texas volunteers who fight trafficking

For some pastors, caring for the flock can mean taping and floating drywall in Juarez. Churches across Texas regularly help people rescued from human trafficking, often lending their own time and sweat to keep one of Mexico’s few shelters for...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 26, 2019

Illegitimate laws poison society

One way you can tell laws are not legitimate, ethically or morally, is in the way they vary from place to place. Those of us who live near an arbitrary political line — a state line or a national...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    June 26, 2019

Republicans seek race they can win

Just when you think the Trumpettes have been banished from the Land of Enchantment come candidates who are already tugging on the president’s coattails, hoping to find redemption down south for the state’s beleaguered Republican Party. After the...

 

Jail log - June 26

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Derrick Morales, 34, aggravated burglary, criminal damage to property, larceny • Kourtney Correll, 24, failure to pay fines • Lawrence Kolek, 36, resisting, evading or...

 

Triple feature: Three parades scheduled

CLOVIS - Classic cars, ticker-tape celebrations and veterans from across the state are getting the Main Street treatment Saturday, as the Draggin' Main Music Festival is providing a triple dip. On...

 

Draggin' Main memories

We asked readers to look back and tell us their favorite “dragging Main” memories. Some samples: • Making the loop from Der to the Santa Fe building, sometimes out to the Thunderbird ... four lanes of fun on Main Street. The Chinese fire drills...

 

Historic Pages - June 26

June 26, 1969 50 years ago: Fishing pond in the works at Oasis Click Here to Download...

 

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