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Articles from the July 8, 2018 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 8, 2018

Legacy honored

CLOVIS — The impact Bishop Charles Green and Mother Ange Green had on the Clovis community is still being felt today, proven by the over 100 people who packed the Ingram Room at the Clovis/Carver Pu...

 

Local towns filled with treasures

I wish I had crossed paths in person with Father Stanley Crocchiola, the history-loving priest I wrote about two weeks ago. While he was the first to admit that he lacked both the time and resources...

 

Events calendar - July 8

Monday • Andy Mason — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Program: Science of Sound. Information: 575-356-3940 • Movie Monday — 1 p.m. at...

 

Meetings calendar - July 8

Tuesday • Portales Schools Board — Noon in board room, 501 S. Abilene. Information: 575-356-7000 • Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board — 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. at Portales...

 

Pages past - July 8

1968: Piggly Wiggly was offering customers a chance to win up to $1,000 playing "All Star Bingo!" during Dollar Daze sales. Among the specials: • Green beans - 10 cans for $1. • Corn dogs - 49...

 

Art of gentle persuasion lost; divisions deep

Recall during the 2016 presidential campaign when protesters began heckling and interrupting candidate Donald Trump wherever he spoke. Instead of shutting Trump up, they caused him to double down on insulting public rhetoric. In fact, Trump told his...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    July 8, 2018

Friends were real way back when

Robert Gilbert, who attended Portales schools from the sixth grade until moving to Roswell his senior year in 1970 and spent his career as a professional drummer, recently moved back to Portales. In h...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    July 8, 2018

Good things come from trial and error

Trial and error is one of our most important processes. You’ll never truly appreciate what you do like, until you figure out what you don’t like. One of my favorite movie trilogies, despite the simply-awful third part, would have to be “Back...

 
 By Paul Gessing    Voices    July 8, 2018

Moody's downgrade a clear warning

Despite a $600 million surplus and an unemployment rate that has dropped to an almost-respectable 5.1 percent, New Mexico’s economy is in dire shape. This bearish view of New Mexico’s economy is n...

 
 By David Grieder    News    July 8, 2018

In tribute: 'Dub' Hays found calling after crisis

CLOVIS — At age 69, William "Dub" Hays found a new lease on life and dedicated his remaining years to bringing his new-found Christian faith to the West African nation where for years prior he had...

 

Our People: She likes 'Learning to Fly' by Pink Floyd

Dianna Sprague was born and raised in Friona, Texas. Her parents are Salud and Angie Tirado of Friona. Dianna is the oldest of their four daughters Marie, Stefanie and Katricia. She graduated from...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 8, 2018

Electric? Hand-crank? Homemade ice cream so good

I could eat ice cream every night if I let myself but I try hard not to succumb to temptation that often. Still, as the hot days of July and it’s Independence holiday rolls around, I find myself...

 

See easy way to marble fabric

Information on pyrography and using Paintstiks to make quilt blocks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.)...

 

Senior calendar - July 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 8, 2018

Local rodeoers ready for prep national finals

Every lasso they’ve swirled, every calf or goat they’ve roped, every bull they’ve managed to stay atop have all been in preparation for moments like this. Eight local teens have qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo, to be held...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 8, 2018

Clovis American takes control in softball tourney

CLOVIS — Bats that got swinging after a slow start. Feet that motored around the basepaths turning doubles into triples. Opportunistic baserunners capitalizing on errors. Stellar pitching and crisp...

 

What's Happening, July 8

The Clovis Wildcat boys basketball camp will be held July 16-18 at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Registration will be held 7 a.m. July 16 in the gym lobby. The registration cost is $50 per camper, or $40 per camper if entering siblings. Information:...

 

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