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Articles from the August 16, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 16, 2020

Rally garners national attention

CLOVIS — A political rally planned for Clovis on Saturday has garnered national attention, with local conservatives involved saying concerns from the left are overblown. A flyer for the rally, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2420 Ashford,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 16, 2020

Livestock sale brings in $400,000

CLOVIS — For reasons that began with the cancellation of the Curry County Fair, a livestock sale that took place Friday night was not the annual Curry County Junior Livestock Sale. By any name, though, the Friday night sale set what would be...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 16, 2020

Schools getting ready

CLOVIS - The next few weeks are going to be tough on the staff and teachers at Clovis High School. And every other school in the Clovis system that opens virtually on Monday. And pretty much every...

 

ENMU regents update policy, support bond

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's board of regents on Wednesday met for just over an hour in a special meeting called to update policy and show support for a bond in the upcoming general election. Both agenda items passed 4-0, with...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 16

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Tuesday  • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., via Zoom. Information: https://www.currycounty.org/open-government/meeting-portal or 575-763-6016  • City of Clovis Revenue Review...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 16

Wednesday • “ENMU College Daze Rodeo 2019 Finals” — 2-5 p.m., ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video recap of the Sept. 21 performance of the largest college rodeo in the southwest. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/ Thursday • Free p...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 16, 2020

Service members remember V-J Day

For Portales' Jim Warnica, the end of World War II was another day on the job. “I don't think I ever saw much celebrating. You just kind of accepted what was going on and went about your business,” said Warnica, who was 19 when Japan announced...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 16, 2020

Clovis man pleads to aggravated burglary, other counts

CLOVIS — A Clovis man on Thursday admitted his role in a brutal attack last September at the former Dirty Curry Creations, and pleaded to associated charges. Angelo Lopez, 19, was booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center following a...

 

Pages past - Aug. 16

On this date ... 1980: Students were preparing to start classes at Eastern New Mexico University's Clovis branch. Ted Jacobs was teaching a mid-management program, which he said had recently received “computerized cash registers.” Jacobs said...

 

Opinion: Most of us still believe in trying to live, let live

We’ve seen some eye-opening comments aimed at our presidential candidates, especially in the past few weeks. A few seconds on Facebook reveals: “I don’t think someone that had sex with a porn...

 

Opinion: Can't keep hiding from COVID-19

It’s the opening of fire season in California. But the biggest threat to the people of the state right now is Gov. Gavin Newsom and his shifting rules about closing businesses and schools to fight...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Voices    August 16, 2020

Opinion: Reacquainting myself with Bradbury

I was jealous of my wife a couple of years ago. Our son’s sophomore English class read Ray Bradbury’s cautionary novel “Fahrenheit 451” and she found the time to read along. My writing deadlines and regimen of prioritizing news and...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 16, 2020

Opinion: Spread of QAnon conspiracy theories not good for GOP

QAnon is getting its first congresswoman. Marjorie Taylor Greene won a runoff in a Republican primary Tuesday, all but assuring her victory in November in a heavily GOP district. She is thus set to...

 

Opinion: Feeling bad for women named 'Karen'

I've been pretty lucky in the name department. With the exception of that brief period when I hated the fact that “Christine” became a symbol for women who couldn't keep their hair out of their...

 

Letter to the editor - Aug. 16

Council step toward destroying liberty Please feel free to add my name or message to the list of protesters about the Governor’s Council for Racial Justice. Nothing personal directed toward this area’s appointee. I’m sure she is a decent...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 16, 2020

Women's suffrage celebrates 100 years

Like nearly all of us, Chelsea Starr may not have been around when women received the right to vote 100 years ago. But the associate professor of sociology at Eastern New Mexico University studies social movements and can compare it to modern-day...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 16, 2020

CCC students continue wrapping up their degrees

CLOVIS — While they may not be having a graduation ceremony for a while, students are still getting their degrees finished at Clovis Community College. President Charles Nwankwo reported their successes during Wednesday's board of trustees virtual...

 

No 'one size fits all' in homeschooling

Homeschooling is not a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all type of world, according to a handful of local homeschooling parents. "There are going to be times where you need to put the schoolbooks down...

 

Wondering what it would take to be a YouTube sensation

I wonder what exactly it would take to become a YouTube sensation. The closest we have to that around here is Betty Williamson and she hasn’t posted anything on YouTube or TikTok as far as I know....

 

Budget kit workbook ahead on show

Information on using a budget kit workbook, the DASH diet, and using dominoes to create some unusual crafts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (al...

 

On the shelves - Aug. 16

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “One Fatal Flaw” by Anna Perry. When a desperate woman comes to Daniel Pitt seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, Daniel is convinced of the young...

 

School menus - Aug. 16

Editor’s note: New Mexico public schools are not offering in-person instruction until Sept. 8 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All items are for to-go service only, with meal information from school websites. Clovis schools Monday: Breakfast, blueberr...

 

Senior calendar - Aug. 16

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk and tossed salad w/dressing Monday: Cheeseburger, lettuce, tomatoes, & onions, baked beans, potato salad, fruit salad Tuesday: Chicken alfredo...

 

Officials: Positive signs against virus

SANTA FE — State officials said last week that New Mexico is showing positive signs against the COVID-19 pandemic, but noted the next few weeks will be key in allowing schools to return to face-to-face instruction. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on...

 

Reeb to act as special prosecutor in Rio Arriba cases

ESPANOLA — Clovis-area District Attorney Andrea Reeb will act as a special prosecutor in cases against the Rio Arriba sheriff and undersheriff in the First Judicial District. Sheriff James Lujan, 59, is facing charges of bribery of a witness and...

 

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