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Articles from the August 19, 2018 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 19, 2018

It's fair time in Roosevelt County

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Fair kicks off Tuesday for six days of family fun. But Fair Board President Wayne McAlister wants people to know this won’t be your grandfather’s county fair. “This is not the same county fair it’s always...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 19, 2018

Fair sale pays out

CLOVIS — About 100 area youth left the Curry County Fair on Friday with some extra cash in their bank account following the annual Junior Livestock Sale in which animals raised by 4-H and Future...

 

Fifty years ago: 'Burglar Murders Portales Druggist'

Fifty years ago today, many people in eastern New Mexico were still reeling as the news continued to spread about a murder that had rattled Portales late the evening before. Elbert Lee Muncy, a...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 19

Today • Skeet Shoot pre-registration — 8 a.m. for Sept. 8 scheduled Fourth Annual Skeet Shoot to benefit Roosevelt General Hospital Foundation, held at Idsinga Dairy. Registration: $35 youth, $50 adult, $175 team corporate division. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 19

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m. at in commission chambers at County Administration Building, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Friends of the Library — 11:30 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information:...

 

Roosevelt County Fair schedule

Roosevelt County Fair Schedule of events Tuesday-Aug. 26 (Subject to change without notice) Tuesday • 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Roosevelt County 4-H Pork Chop Breakfast, Jake Lopez Building, $10 a plate; Porkchop, biscuits, gravy, and eggs. To go plates...

 

Letter to the editor - Aug. 19

If you want a call back, make it easy to reach you Several times recently I have placed ads in the newspaper, giving a phone number as a way for people to contact me. Some of those who tried to contact me may be disappointed and wondering why they...

 

No place for alleged crook Ross on Cabinet

President Donald Trump defines himself by the people who surround him, especially the top advisers he picks to run his administration — people he described in early 2016 as “the best and most serious people” and “top of the line...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 19, 2018

Smith homes to turn around Hound program

PORTALES — Some coaches have that special ability to turn around any and every program that they get their hands on. New Eastern New Mexico women’s soccer coach Joshua Smith is no stranger to that concept. Smith was named the sixth Greyhounds...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    August 19, 2018

Migrants just striving for better lives

I have been volunteering with the Workers Defense Project (WDP) in Dallas. The membership-based organization empowers low-income workers to “achieve fair employment through education, direct service...

 

Clovis soccer teams take openers at Lovington

LOVINGTON — For the Clovis boys soccer team, it was a long offseason. After a 2017 campaign that saw the Wildcats denied a state tournament berth, the returning players had to wait for another...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    August 19, 2018

ENMU to show new facility

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials want people to rethink the concept of a library. For starters, the $26 million renovated Golden Library will now be known as the Golden Student...

 

Pages past - Aug. 19

On this date ... 1963: The piggy bank thief struck again. The latest victim was the Joe Vasquez home at 112 Thornton St. in Clovis. The thief cut a hole in a window screen, raised the window, and made off with a piggy bank that contained about $15...

 

Life's loves: Traveling, decorating, painting

About myself ... Well, my name is Shane Grah, and I was born at Cannon AFB. My loves in life are traveling, decorating and painting. I also have a thing for Trans Ams. I'm a chalk painting maniac,...

 

Smoothie diet taking over at home

What you want in yours today? It’s become a pretty common question these days around our house. Unfortunately the question isn’t referring to omelets or ice cream sundaes. No, we’re trying to...

 

Tune in for hand piecing info

Information on hand piecing, using Fast2Fab bundles for scrapbooking and binding Polar Fleece for making baby blankets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and...

 

Senior menus - Aug. 19

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....

 

School menus - Aug. 19

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Tangerine chicken, rice, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, fresh fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked fries, veggie...

 

Officials: Haze from western states wildfires

The haze over eastern New Mexico today is not just cloudcover. Dan Heerding, emergency management director for the city of Clovis, said we’re seeing wildfire smoke from California and other western states. “There’s nothing burning here that we...

 

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