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Articles from the July 7, 2019 edition

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Blaze burns acreage and old vehicles

CLOVIS - The 4th of July is "always the busiest day of the year for the fire department," said Clovis Fire Dept. Chief Mike Nolen, and this year was no exception. Nolen told The News on Friday that...

 

Patient-centered health science ahead on show

Information on using a product called Kraft-tex and a discussion on patient-centered health science will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times...

 

Cancer benefit field sought

CLOVIS — The Clovis Softball Association is working to have one of its smallest, but most meaningful tournaments this weekend. The “Batting Out Cancer” tournament is set for Friday and Saturday at Guy Leeder Softball Complex, provided enough...

 

Senior calendar - July 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. canasta, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8...

 

Honors - July 7

Sanchez Kaicee Sanchez of Portales was named to the the Wichita State University dean’s honor roll for the spring 2019 semester. Sanchez was one of more than 3,000 students on the list, which requires a student be enrolled with at least 12 credit...

 

On the shelves - July 7

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein: Donated in memory of Heather Nippert Irwin. Narrated by Enzo, a dog with a nearly human soul of a philosopher, this...

 

Events calendar - July 7

Monday through Wednesday • Vacation Bible School: “International Spy Academy: Agents for the One True God” — 5:30-7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Texico, 224 Turner Street, Texico. Open to kindergarten through sixth grade. Information:...

 

What's happening - July 7

• The Dream Big Clovis Wildcat volleyball camp is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The camp is separated into two sections. The morning session, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. will be for players entering grades 1-4 at a registration...

 

Trio set for international rodeo

SHAWNEE, Okla. — A trio of young area rodeoers are trying to show out on a world stage, and the stage is just two states away. John Hisel of Clovis, Hayden Powell of Rogers,and Trent Wood of...

 

Plenty of discussion, but no action taken by parks committee

CLOVIS — There was discussion aplenty Tuesday night regarding Clovis’ parks, particularly the future shooting range at Ned Houk Park. But no actions were taken, partially by circumstance and partially by design. The city’s parks, recreation...

 

Reunion bringing in crowd

PORTALES — No, that’s not a convention in town next weekend at Portales’ Memorial Building, and it’s not open to the public. It’s just a big family reunion. For the first time since 1979, when the Elliott family tradition first started,...

 

Walmart stopping gun sales

CLOVIS — In a few weeks, you can cross the state’s largest retailer off of your list for firearms purchases. Effective July 27, Walmart plans to stop selling firearms at all New Mexico locations, including its stores in Clovis and Portales. The s...

 

Software glitch causes delays in pay

CLOVIS — Many Clovis city employees checking their bank balances Friday might have found they were a little short. City officials said a glitch in new payroll software greeted them on Friday, causing delays in scheduled pay to its employees. “We...

 

Meetings calendar - July 7

Monday • Portales Municipal Schools board — 12-1:30 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 • Clovis Astronomy Club — 7 p.m., Room 143 or 145 (look for signs), Clovis...

 

Pages past - July 7

On this date ... 1969: Alvin Woodburn, Clovis’ official weather watcher, had recorded 1.27 inches of rain for the month, all of it coming July 5, most of it coming in about 15 minutes. Temperatures dropped 20 degrees during the day’s downpour,...

 

Piano duet recital set for Friday

CLOVIS — Sharing a stage is not for every musician. Sharing a piano is for even fewer. An exception to the rule is set for First United Methodist Church, as visiting musicians Denise Parr-Scanlin and Maria Garzon will perform a piano duet recital 7...

 

Public record - July 7

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Efrain Anselmo Galvan, 41, and Deseray Jeanelle Peralez, 35, both of Clovis • James Gary Vallejos, 52, and Melissa Rae Walker, 49, both of Clovis...

 

Tax board approves over $50k in recommendations

CLOVIS - The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board on Tuesday approved recommendations for over $50,000 in community programming hoping to bring tourist dollars into Clovis, subject to final approval this week...

 

Time for Rep. Duncan Hunter to step down

Rep. Duncan Hunter should resign from Congress so he can spend more time with his lawyers. He’s really going to need it. The six-term congressman from California and his wife, Margaret, were co-indicted in August on 60 criminal counts alleging they...

 

No racial component to mermaids

A former coworker of mine moved to the east coast, and found a great life for herself. That included a boyfriend, who later became a fiancee, who later became a husband. It was more difficult than it should have been, because she’s white and...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    July 7, 2019

Time for deniers to swallow pride

SANTA ROSA — There’s trouble on the horizon, and I’m not talking about city hall across the street. No matter how much I get into my hometown news-gathering operation, I’m still plugged in to the bigger national and international issues out...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Voices    July 7, 2019

July 4 quake shook up some memories

The July 4 temblor that rattled Southern California and even Las Vegas, Nevada, shook up some memories for me. The last time Southern California had a quake that measured as high as 6.4 on the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 7, 2019

Ballpark architecture growing more beautiful

We live in an era of public ugliness, of architects who deliberately make their forms unsightly and inhuman, and of public art installations that are invariably ridiculous. The most obvious exception is the ballpark, which has gotten more beautiful...

 

Don't wait to have drug talk with teenagers

Like thousands of families shattered by drug overdoses, Becky and Mike Savage needed time and space — a breathless, agonizing canyon of pain — to begin to come to terms with the deaths of their two teenage sons. The Savages of Granger, Indiana,...

 

Stolen Clovis city vehicle recovered

CLOVIS — The city stolen last week and recovered Tuesday was back in the care of Clovis' Parks and Recreation Dept. this week, officials said. "It was in no worse condition than what it was when it was stolen," city manager Justin Howalt said of...

 

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