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Articles from the August 6, 2015 edition

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Young, old to gather for Melrose reunion

Deputy Editor [email protected] The Melrose Old Timer’s Day had an informal beginning. “It started in 1954,” former Melrose Chamber of Commerce President James Townson said. “They just had an on-the-ground picnic under the water tower....

 

Rocktoberfest passes with little debate

Deputy Editor [email protected] It didn’t take much debate — just a few questions about security and alcohol consumption monitoring — for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Young Professionals to convince Clovis city commissioners that a...

 

Cannon events joining forces

Staff Writer [email protected] After over 25 years of holding two separate events, Cannon Air Force Base and the High Plains region are pairing up to hold Cannon Appreciation Day in conjunction with the Cannon Open House. Ernie Kos, executive...

 

High Plains Livestock faces lawsuit

and Alisa Boswell STAFF WRITERS The U.S. Department of Agriculture filed a civil lawsuit against a Roosevelt County livestock auction Wednesday, alleging several counts of livestock fraud. The New Mexico Livestock Auction Board suspended the license... Full story

 

New people, old traditions at shared Cannon events

Staff Writer [email protected] After over 25 years of holding two separate events, Cannon Air Force Base and the High Plains region are pairing up to hold Cannon Appreciation Day in conjunction with the Cannon Open House. Ernie Kos, executive...

 

New Mexico, Texas share tax-free holiday

DEPUTY EDITOR [email protected] Stores around eastern New Mexico are getting ready for the onslaught of customers — and savings — for this weekend’s tax-free holiday, beginning today. The only hitch though is that Texas’ tax-free weekend...

 

Brown: Many ways to wrangle cattle

Gathering cattle is a job that can vary in scale from a small corral to a small country. link Audra Brown Differing conveyances and tactics can be used to accomplish the desired wrangling of bovines,... Full story

 

Editor's notebook — Aug. 7

Tidbits of news that arrived recently via email: • The turbines are coming. The Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce tells us to be on the lookout for hundreds of large tractor-trailer rigs hauling turbines to the Roosevelt and Milo Wind... Full story

 

Pages past — Aug. 7

On this date ...link 1974: Bob Lydick, engineer for a north Prince Street reconstruction project in Clovis, reported traffic in the area was moving too fast for conditions. “People are driving like...

 

To do list — Aug. 7

Today • Old Timers’ Day — 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Lazy D’s open rodeo at arena; music festival at PE complex. Admission: $5 ages 3-12, $8 adults. Information: 575-760-5439. Saturday • CAFB open house — 6 a.m.-6 p.m. at CAFB flightline on base....

 

Teachers prep for school

STAFF WRITER [email protected] link Staff photo: Jackie Johnson Fourth grade teacher Ashley Ray trims laminated papers in her classroom on Wednesday morning. Local teachers have been preparing... Full story

 

Road construction — Aug. 7

STAFF REPORT As TLC Plumbing and Utility continues to progress on the pipeline work through Portales, 18th Street will be closed today from Avenue O to U.S. 70. From now to Aug. 14, East and West Juniper from North Abilene to North Avenue A will be...

 

Community means love to Angel Ministries founder

link Sheila Savitz Editor’s note: The following is one in a series which profiles religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Sheila Savitz is the owner of Consigning Women and serves the community...

 

Dobson: Sometimes we channel weeds, not daffodils

In “Our Daily Bread,” a mother shares her take on Easter with her son. link Patti Dobson She writes that her son waded into a patch of daffodils and notices debris from plants that had died... Full story

 

Suit filed against Roosevelt County livestock auction

Staff writers The U.S. Department of Agriculture filed a civil lawsuit against a Roosevelt County livestock auction Wednesday, alleging several counts of livestock fraud. The New Mexico Livestock Auction Board suspended the license of High Plains...

 

Gathering cattle can vary in scale

Local columnist Gathering cattle is a job that can vary in scale from a small corral to a small country. Differing conveyances and tactics can be used to accomplish the desired wrangling of bovines, but it might be surprising how many different ways... Full story

 

Take your brokenness to the Great Physician

Religion columnist I have had a few broken bones in my lifetime. When I was 9, I was walking with some friends on the top of a cinder-block fence not far from my house on North Gidding. I fell off... Full story

 

Choosing to be a daffodil

Local columnist In “Our Daily Bread,” a mother shares her take on Easter with her son. She writes that her son waded into a patch of daffodils and notices debris from plants that had died months back. He said, “Mom, when I see something dead,...

 

amos the churchmouse: amos on time

Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except for hyphens and dashes....

 

Grace too amazing to contain

Religion columnist “What’s so amazing about grace?” The whole universe is not large enough to contain the wonderful answer, but maybe part of the answer is found in contrasting grace with what... Full story

 

Local roundup — Aug. 7

Charges moved to district court Charges against a Clovis man accused of a March slaying have been moved from the county’s magistrate court to the district court, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office....

 

Editor's notebook — Aug. 7

Tidbits of news that arrived recently via email: • The turbines are coming. The Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce tells us to be on the lookout for hundreds of large tractor-trailer rigs hauling turbines to the Roosevelt and Milo Wind... Full story

 

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