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Articles from the July 21, 2019 edition

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Cannon changes command

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - There was plenty of pomp and precision Wednesday morning at Cannon Air Force Base, with dozens of airmen in formation practicing every step and rotation hours in advance of...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 21, 2019

Need to work harder at not being a grumpy old bear

I think I may be rapidly turning into the grumpy old man yelling at kids to get off his lawn. The other day the little boy from next door rang my doorbell while I was at work so I answered it using th...

 

Our people: Talk and travel

My name is Janelle Mack. I am a mother of two children. My daughter Michaela is 19 and my son Jacob is 14. I love to travel and watch movies. I like comedy and horror movies. Tell us about your pets:...

 

Using patterened paper, Dupioni silk ahead on show

Information on using patterned paper to transform projects through folding, and using Dupioni silk in quilts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday...

 

Senior calendar - July 21

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...

 

Something to read - July 21

"The Academy" Author CJ Daly was born in Portales and grew up there on her family's ranch with six siblings. She now lives in Dallas with her husband and two sons. Book summary: Kate Connelly, 17,...

 

On the shelves - July 21

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the City of Clovis Floodplain Management Program, the Clovis-Carver Public Library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance...

 

Events calendar - July 21

Monday through Friday • Vacation Bible School: “In the Wild: Amazing Encounters With Jesus” — 6-8:30 p.m., University Baptist Church, 1012 W. 15th St., Portales. Open to ages 4-sixth grade (completed). Information: 575-356-4501 Monday • Por...

 

Farmer hopes hemp industry can blossom

PORTALES - His grow is only in its baby stages now, but one Roosevelt County farmer hopes hemp can blossom into a thriving industry for eastern New Mexico in the coming years. You may say he's a...

 

Niece: 'Uncle Freddy' had a big heart

CLOVIS - Many people knew him as "Uncle Freddy," a smart, outgoing man with "a big heart," his niece told The News last week. Alfred Tacorante, 50, was pulled dead from the site of a structure fire...

 

Newest commissioner sworn in

CLOVIS - Some three dozen gathered Wednesday morning to witness the swearing-in of Clovis' newest city commissioner. David Robinson was appointed last month to replace District 1 Commissioner Ladona...

 

Clovis man among charged inmates

LAS CRUCES — A Clovis man convicted in 2014 of manslaughter was among prison inmates charged with attempted murder last week in Las Cruces. Rico Sena, 32, and four others allegedly attacked a sergeant and officer at the Southern New Mexico...

 

Meetings calendar - July 21

Tuesday • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m., Fred Anthony Conference Room, RGH, 42121 US-70, Portales. Information: 575-359-1800 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales....

 

Public record - July 21

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Francisco Chairez, 32, and Stella Mae Manuel, 33, both of Clovis • Edgar Ivan Herrera Villescas, 21, and Veronica Alva Miranda, 21, both of...

 

One year later, 'Bullet Bob' still counting blessings

CLOVIS - He's not quite back to riding, as he'd hoped, but "Bullet Bob" is still counting his blessings on the first anniversary of his catastrophic motorcycle wreck in northern New Mexico. "This is...

 

What's Happening - July 21

• Eastern New Mexico University is now selling 2019-20 memberships for the Greyhound Club, with club membership required to buy season tickets for football, volleyball and basketball. Memberships start at $100 with different benefits for donation t...

 

Jail log - July 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Manuel Duran, 46, residential burglary, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, driving while license suspended or revoked • Elias...

 

Greyhounds add 23 for track and field

PORTALES — Athletes come, athletes go. Fade out, fade in. That’s the story for collegiate athletics. A good crop comes in and it’s soon time to bring in a fresh batch of recruits. Eastern New Mexico cross country/track & field head coach Jeff...

 

Crash still under investigation

CLOVIS — Three months later the crash is still under investigation, but reports shared last week with The News say a Clovis Police officer "failed to yield" in the April 14 motor vehicle collision with a civilian driver. Documents shared Friday...

 

Big government plans celebration for losing money

Curry County commissioners are planning a big celebration. They’ll be using taxpayer dollars of course. The occasion is a reminder of big-government’s eagerness to waste our money entertaining us. Commissioners have decided to spend $50,000...

 

ESPN segment had layered beauty

This week’s best sports radio segment had little to do with sports. This week’s best criticism of ESPN came from inside ESPN. They were the same thing. Wednesday night saw President Trump at a political rally in North Carolina speaking about...

 

Foundation of war needs revisit

Here are two facts Americans should be aware of: There will be men and women deploying to Afghanistan for the first time this September who were born after Sept. 11, 2001; the authorization for that war was signed so long ago that 80% of the men and...

 

Five ENMU teams tops among LSC in overall GPA

RICHARDSON, Texas — Five Eastern New Mexico University programs were recognized as having the highest team GPAs in the Lone Star Conference Thursday, as the LSC office released the 2018-19 Academic Excellence Awards. Cameron took the men’s...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 21, 2019

Blaming the country the language of American elites

Beto O’Rourke, the losing Texas senator candidate who bootstrapped his way into becoming a losing presidential candidate, had a message for refugees who had come to America: Your new country is a hellhole. The former congressman told a roundtable...

 

Getting in their reps

PORTALES — This was one of those times where there was room to get it right. There will be plenty more times, plenty of preseason practices and scrimmages between Friday’s Seven-on-Seven...

 

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