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Articles from the July 1, 2018 edition

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 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 1, 2018

Texico's Luscombe to go into NMHSCA Hall of Honor

TEXICO — A last-second shot to win a state championship doesn’t define Richard Luscombe. Nor do the six championships he won prior to that. Luscombe is a teacher, a family man, so many things... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    July 1, 2018

Mush-needed cause

PORTALES — For three years running, Portales has hosted a charity event at its Portales Softball Complex, in conjunction with the Relay for Life, to raise additional proceeds toward cancer...

 

What's Happening, July 1

The Clovis Softball Association is seeking teams for its Batting Out Cancer fundraiser tournament on Saturday. All men’s teams will play under Class D rules, and all women’s teams will play under equalizer rules (one run per inning per classifica...

 
 By Wendel J. Sloan    News    July 1, 2018

In Depth: Dancing through life

Irma Anzaldua Leal Born: May 24, 1932, in Mercedes, Texas Career: Restaurateur Today: 'I just rest.' MULESHOE - At the end of a TV commercial for Leal's Mexican Restaurant, family matriarch Irma Leal... Full story

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 1, 2018

Gearheads unite

CLOVIS - Classic cars of yesteryear and the hot rods of today were on display at Saturday's Gearhead Gathering at Marshall Middle School which kicked off the final day of events for the Clovis Draggin...

 

Retired postal worker enjoying more of life

Bobby Roybal said he was about eight years old when his mother, Helen, taught him to play a “G” chord on a guitar. Two chords later, he was playing his first song, “You Are My Sunshine,” and... Full story

 

Pages past - July 1

On this date ... 1973: Three Clovis teenagers found themselves in trouble — in the ceiling of the VFW hall. Police were alerted to the mischief by an alarm. Five officers responded and soon spotted one teen coming out the building’s front door....

 

Meetings calendar - July 1

Tuesday • Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m. at Clovis Municipal Airport. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m. at north annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828 July 10 • Portales...

 

Events calendar - July 1

Today • Gearhead Gathering — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Draggin’ Main event at Marshall Middle School practice field. Information: 575-763-3435 • Draggin’ Main Cruise — 5 p.m.-midnight on Clovis Main Street. Information: 575-763-3435 • Barbecue...

 

Leaders need to concentrate on fiscal issues

Moody’s Investor Service downgraded New Mexico’s credit rating last month, sounding an alarm on the fiscal health of our state and its pension funds. The downgrade — from AA1 to AA2 rating — means our state will get less bang for its buck on...

 
 By Wendel J. Sloan    Voices    July 1, 2018

Not riding away for good yet

Saturday was my final day at Eastern New Mexico University. Although I retired from full-time employment as media relations director on June 30, 2017, I have worked since on a one-year, quarter-time contract as a “feature writer.” I chose my...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    July 1, 2018

Shootings anywhere should hit hard

If I need a friend to call or text, all I need to do is cook a complicated lunch. Only when I need to take Pot A down to medium high, Pot B off the heat altogether and add one-third of Mixing Bowl 2 to Mixing Bowl 1 will that message come. Like...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    July 1, 2018

'Dad' moments still take me by surprise

Onion rings did me in. Sitting in a local eatery, I skimmed over onion rings on the menu, and flashed to my dad. Cue the waterworks. I am not sure which was more difficult, trying to keep the tears...

 

Attorneys to read Declaration of Independence

CLOVIS — Before lighting the grills and settling in for fireworks, local attorneys want to give the public some time with the founding document of Independence Day. At 11 a.m. July 3 outside courthouses in Clovis and Portales, defense and...

 

Curry, Roosevelt 4-H'ers take top prizes

Curry and Roosevelt counties saw their 4-H members take home plenty of hardware during the Southeastern District judging contest, held June 21-23 in Capitan. The contests put youth members in competition with others across the state to test their...

 

Our People: Her flowers 'bloom in the spring, summer and fall'

I grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with kindergarten certification from The University of North Texas, Denton, in 1972. I met my...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 1, 2018

Backyard pool was great summer fun

By this time of year in my early teens I would already be well browned by the sun, even though my skin was very fair. Between afternoon paper routes, baseball and swimming, I was in the sun a lot. We...

 

Senior calendar - July 1

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, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exerci...

 

Sculpted dolls a topic on show

Information on redesigning file folders and decorating cooking with marbling and top coating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All...

 

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