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Historic Pages - July 31

70 years ago July 31, 1949 ... Those green bean crops can be tricky. Click Here to Download...

 

Fire destroys Old Flour Mill, neighboring business

CLOVIS — More than a century ago, the Golden West Flour Mill stood tall and proud, one of many users of the railroad economy that helped establish the still-young city of Clovis. The building was... Full story

 

Clovis youth hopes for national spot

CLOVIS — If you one day see Javier Jimenez pitching in the majors, you might remember you read about him here when he was 10. Javier has a long, long way to go before he could even get a whiff of...

 
 By Staff    Sports    July 31, 2019

What's happening - July 31

• Colonial Park Golf Course will hold a junior golf camp Monday through Aug. 8. The camp is for golfers 10-18 and goes from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. daily, with snacks and water provided. A limited amount of clubs will be available for players who don’t...

 

LSC roundup: Johnson, Hoad take preseason honors

MCKINNEY, Texas — The Lone Star Conference selected Midwestern State’s Juwan Johnson and UT Permian Basin’s Chris Hoad were preseason players of the year, according to a release from the league office. The voting results come from a panel of...

 

One killed, one injured in Monday crash

CLOVIS — One woman was killed and a man injured Monday morning in an accident between a motorcycle and a city sanitation truck. According to a release from Clovis Police Department Lt. Trevor... Full story

 

Shooting victim served as US Army paratrooper

PORTALES — He had barely turned 24 this month, but Derek Garcia had already served his country and traveled the world before returning to his hometown. Garcia, the eldest of six children, graduated...

 

Park aims for win, UFC contract

Harvey Park hopes 13 is a very lucky number. Park is 12-2 as a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, and if he gets his 13th pro victory on Aug. 6, he will earn an invite to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It won’t be an engraved invitation,...

 

Hounds' goal: More than four

McKINNEY, Texas — Fourth place is neither the penthouse nor the basement. And fourth is where the Eastern New Mexico football team was projected out of a nine-team field when the Lone Star...

 

Portales crews battle structure fire on Avenue I

PORTALES — More than a half-dozen departments teamed up on a structure fire in the northeast area of Portales. More than 50 firefighters from Portales, Clovis, Texico, Elida, Milnesand, Floyd,...

 

Multiple firearms found in search

PORTALES — Police found a revolver, a shotgun, a Glock pistol, four .40-caliber bullet casings, loaded magazines, brass knuckles, at least two pocket knives and “several bottles of alcohol” while investigating Saturday’s shooting death of a...

 

Good to be reminded that what I have is plenty

I was visiting with a new acquaintance last weekend in her lovely home in Portales. During the afternoon, as we sipped ice water and munched on cookies she’d baked earlier in the day, she twice...

 
 By Carrie Classon    Voices    July 31, 2019

Good to see old birdhouse getting use

Nobody was using the old wren house. My grandfather built it. Grandpa started building birdhouses when he retired from milking cows and his second oldest son took over. That son, my mother’s brother, is now 87 and retired 20 years ago. It’s a...

 

Jesus friend of sinners and common folks

Of all of the many astounding qualities of Jesus, one of the most amazing and winsome is that, as Philip Yancey has written, Jesus was “a sinless friend of sinners.” I keep being drawn back to thi...

 

RIP, you old gentleman jewel

Reliable grocers all recommended it. When you asked for the best, you received Golden West. That's what the newspaper ads claimed anyway. "The experienced housewife will ... use no other flour...

 

Events calendar - July 31

Today • Free preschool screening clinic — 9-11:30 a.m. by appointment only, Texico Municipal Schools, 520 N. Griffin St., Texico. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Texico school district....

 

Meetings calendar - July 31

Today • Eastern Plains Council of Governments — 10 a.m., Blue Hole Dive and Conference Center, 1085 Blue Hole Road, Santa Rosa. Annual meeting. Information: 575-762-7714 Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex,...

 

School start dates

Tuesday • Floyd. Information: www.floydbroncos.com or 575-478-2211 Aug. 7 • Melrose. Information: www.melroseschools.com or 575-253-4269 Aug. 8 • Elida. Information: elidaschools.net or 575-274-6211 Aug. 9 • Dora. Information:...

 

Gunshot victim recounts fighting at party

PORTALES - Shot and bleeding, Quintin Carmichael crawled outside Derek Garcia's house toward the front lawn where his friend since childhood lay dying. Carmichael didn't immediately realize the extent of Garcia's injuries, and he had barely realized...

 

Child immunization clinics offered

PORTALES — The New Mexico Department of Health’s Portales Public Health Office will host three back-to-school child immunization clinics at its office on 1513 W. Fir St., according to a department release. The clinics are scheduled for 1 p.m.-5...

 

Portales council to hold special meeting

PORTALES — The Portales City Council has scheduled a special meeting for 9 a.m. Friday at the Memorial Building. The meeting agenda includes only two action items: • A resolution to declare a dangerous building at 201 N. Ave. I. • Action on...

 

Freshman Dems flexing their elected muscles

The recent U.S. Congressional vote on raising the minimum wage from $7.50 an hour to $15 must be addressed. Specifically, how did New Mexico legislators vote? Before we get to that, it’s frustrating to watch people we elect waste so much time...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 31, 2019

I try to err on the side of liberty

There are many things I don’t know. There are things I think I know but I get wrong. There are also things people may believe I’m wrong about, but I’m not — a topic for another day. When...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    July 31, 2019

America can still do great things

Like a lot of Americans, I got caught up in the 50th anniversary of our first moon landing. My moment was on CSpan3, where I channel-surfed into Reel America’s Moonwalk One, a dated NASA documentary that tells the story of the first U.S. mission to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Logan mayor fined for illegal contracting work

The mayor of Logan was fined $800, given a suspended 90-day jail sentence and put on unsupervised probation for illegally working and bidding as an electrical contractor without a license during a plea deal Tuesday afternoon in Tucumcari magistrate...

 

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