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Articles from the July 29, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    July 29, 2018

Area officials visit White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastern New Mexico was represented at the White House on Friday, with officials from Curry and Roosevelt counties among almost four score attendees from across the state at an...

 

Old quilt block enduring gift of perspective

In a white cardboard box I keep high atop a bookshelf, there is a post-card sized scrap of an old quilt. It’s made from wool, woven in two patterns. One is a muted plaid, with lines of olive, rust,...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    July 29, 2018

Farwell, Texico celebrate 52nd Border Town Days

It took a little longer than usual to get going. But once the 52nd Annual Border Town Days was under way, people seemed to enjoy the family atmosphere that develops when the communities of Farwell...

 

Trump trade wars abuse of executive power

U.S. automakers breathed a bit easier last week after President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced an agreement to shelve threatened U.S. tariffs on imported autos and retaliatory European tariffs on U.S....

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    July 29, 2018

So many reasons to love America

Acquired from the last Portales Public Library sale for a quarter, my book-of-the-month summary for July is “1,001 Reasons to Love America” by Hubert Pedroli and Mary Tiegreen (Stewart, Tahori &...

 

Breaking up best thing I ever did

Dear Alcohol, It's been 19 years (July 23, 1999) since we broke up. I would say our time together had been fun, but it really wasn't. Sure, we may have hit it off at first — you wooing me with the... Full story

 

Meetings calendar - July 29

Monday • Clovis-Carver Public Library Board — 5:30 p.m. in the board room at the library. Clovis-Carver Public Library Non-Profit Corporation annual meeting to follow. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday • Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting — 6...

 

Events calendar - July 29

Tuesday • Summer Bash — 7 p.m. for teens 13-18 at Clovis Civic Center. Will feature a DJ, prizes, food and mocktail bar. Admission: $10. Information: 575-935-5000 Wednesday • Child Find screening — 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Texico school. Bring...

 

Pages past - July 29

On this date ... 1965: Heavy rains had pounded the region in recent days. The Otho Smith farm in Quay County recorded 5 inches of moisture the past two days, the Tucumcari Daily News reported. Conchas Lake levels had climbed almost a quarter-foot in...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    July 29, 2018

Vendors buzzing at farmers markets

I received a crash course in beekeeping last week. Firstly, I had no idea there are hives located at residences right in the heart of the city of Clovis. Little-known fact No. 2 — at least to me... Full story

 

Our People: Arts and crafts is her favorite hobby

I started work when I was 16 as an administrative assistance for Radford High School, Honolulu, Hawaii. I was the daughter and wife of military personnel so I have had a variety of jobs. Waitressing,...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 29, 2018

Sometimes being thrifty backfires

If you live on the High Plains and you’re like me, you might be tighter than tree bark. That is a funny saying we have in these parts to refer to someone who is thrifty or a cheapskate. I think my...

 

Senior calendar - July 29

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....

 

Time-saving products featured on show

Information on the power of the peanut, transferring an image on to fabric, and creating a photo display frame will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    Sports    July 29, 2018

Swim coach hired

CLOVIS — This past year at the high school state championship swim meet, the Clovis team set seven school records and posted the girls' best finish in Wildcat history. But Vincent DeMaio, then-head... Full story

 

Volleyball tourney successful

CLOVIS — More than 20 co-ed volleyball teams competed in Saturday's eighth annual Sand Volleyball Tournament at Hillcrest Park, trying to raise money for a good cause. The tournament is a...

 

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