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Articles from the May 26, 2019 edition

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Our people: A heart for the children

My name is Magdalena Ramirez. I have worked for Clovis Municipal Schools for 19 1/2, years all at Los Niños. One of the years we moved to the Lincoln Jackson building to combine family literacy and...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 26, 2019

There are worse names to have than Archie and Karl

Everybody gets one, but few ever get to pick it themselves. No, I’m not talking about your nose here. I’m talking about your name. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle surprised the world when they...

 

Paella, quilting with Paintstiks ahead on show

Information on making paella and using Paintstiks on quilt blocks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Chef Johnny Vee...

 

Senior calendar - May 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: Closed, 4 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, 10 a.m. beginning line dance, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8 a.m....

 

On the shelves - May 26

The following books are now available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library American Duchess by Karen Harper travels back to 1895, St Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City's Fifth Avenue, where heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt, just 18, has been...

 

Events calendar - May 26

Monday • Memorial Day • Wreath laying — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County War Memorial, corner of Avenue C and South Main, Portales. Hosted by Roosevelt County veterans. Public invited. Information: 575-607-5970 • Memorial Day Ceremony — 10 a.m.,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 26, 2019

Clovis, Portales filling coach slots

It’s the time of year when high school coaches come and high school coaches go. And there have been plenty of comings and goings at Portales High this spring, which will make the Rams’ varsity coaching landscape look a bit different next season....

 

ENMU women add Hurst to mix

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball program made it a half-dozen new additions, with junior college transfer Anasha Hurst joining the fold for 2019-20. The signing of Hurst, a 5-foot-8 guard from Kirkwood Community...

 

What's Happening, May 26

• Portales High’s boys basketball program will run its summer camps Tuesday through Thursday at the PHS gym. Boys entering grades 1-6 will go from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while boys in grades 7-9 will go from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $50...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 26, 2019

Cats find way into school record books

Clovis’ track and field season is over. But the results of it will go on and on and on. The Wildcats’ track and field season officially ended May 18 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque when the Clovis boys finished second in the state...

 

ENMU relay team finishes fifth in nation

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Though Friday and Saturday was time for most people to leave work behind, hit the highways and think about having fun, some Eastern New Mexico track athletes were hard at work. Eastern New Mexico’s 400-meter women’s team...

 

Pages past - May 26

On this date ... 1969: Clovis police arrested a 45-year-old man and confiscated “various gambling devices” in a “small gambling raid,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. The raid occurred at 320 Upsilon. Police said no one was gambling when...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 26, 2019

Portales grads celebrate

PORTALES - Portales High Principal Arturo Ontiveros greeted a packed Greyhound Arena Friday night, and welcomed them to commencement ceremonies with a reminder to not be overly loud or use...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 26, 2019

Man gets six years in slaying

PORTALES - Angel Loya was sentenced Wednesday morning to six years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the April 2018 shooting death of Dylan McKay in...

 
 By David Grieder    News    May 26, 2019

One piece at a time

CLOVIS - Fifty-foot steel pipe segments, arriving four at a time on trucks from Dallas, are now being installed in the ongoing construction of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority's interim...

 

Meetings calendar - May 26

Tuesday • Clovis Municipal Schools board — 5:30 p.m., Board Room, CMS administration building, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4300 • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m., Fred Anthony Conference Room, RGH,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    May 26, 2019

Committee hopes to hire surveyors

CLOVIS — Come this fall, you may notice a few new faces around town surveying Clovis’ roads in search of repair needs. But in all honestly, you probably won’t notice. The Clovis Public Works Committee took in a presentation from...

 

Public record - May 26

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Gary Alex Martinez, 25, and Jasmine Diaz, 24, both of Clovis • Jimmy Ray Patrick Madrid, 30, and Stephanie Marie Marez, 27, both of Clovis ...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    May 26, 2019

Don't forget to honor sacrifice of veterans as we mark summer

Saturday marked the unofficial beginning of summer. Schools are mostly out, the weather is mostly warmer and it’s the heart of a three-day weekend for many of us. It’s usually a great time for...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    May 26, 2019

Going to enjoy newly made space

One of the few George Carlin albums I don’t own is “A Place for My Stuff.” It’s kind of a surprise because the album’s title track is the one Carlin monologue I think of constantly. “That’s all you need in life, a little place for your...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 26, 2019

Sanders would kneecap education

Few things offend Bernie Sanders as much as people escaping from command-and-control government systems, even minority students whose parents are desperate to get their kids a decent education. The socialist wants to turn George Wallace on his head...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Voices    May 26, 2019

Plenty of potential for art, innovation in Quay

Where there’s art, there’s innovation, especially in rural communities. So says Richard Florida, who is described by Wikipedia as an American urban studies theorist focusing on social and...

 

Another viewpoint: Stanton Friedman's voice will be missed

Roswell, New Mexico. 1947. Mention of the place, the year — that’s all it takes. Even those only casually interested in reported UFO phenomena know at least parts of the story that follows. Those for whom the mysteries surrounding UFOs hold more...

 

Letter to the editor - May 26

Proposed education changes good for NM I would like to profess my support for the recent educational changes initiated and proposed by the governor and New Mexico’s Public Education Department. We finally have leadership in place that are looking...

 

Reporter's notebook: And that ball is history

It’s been a few years since he’s been in the public spotlight, but it seems John Harris can still hit a ball a long way. The 1973 Clovis High School graduate is best known for his professional baseball career, which included three seasons with th...

 

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