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Articles from the August 20, 2011 edition

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Time to put our differences aside

Stubborn Congressional liberals and my way or the highway tea party zealots are laying a heap of hurt on all of us. Hey, kids, it’s time to climb out of the sandbox. As this is being written the stock market is bouncing around like a deranged pogo...

 

Postal service leading way in cutting costs

Freedom New Mexico There’s good bad news and good news in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Postal Service, a semi-independent federal agency, which is only slightly propped up with tax dollars. The bad news is that like many businesses, the USPS has...

 

Rams hope experience pays off

Mark McAfee says he has no problem with the Portales’ Rams effort. He just wants to see them fine-tune the technique as they try to bounce back from a 1-9 record in 2010. The Rams open their season on Friday against Las Vegas Robertson at...

 

Their view: Projects vital to economic development

Projects vital to economic development Terry Brunner, USDA Rural Development state director, writes about economic development in rural New Mexico....

 

Time to put our differences aside

Stubborn Congressional liberals and my way or the highway tea party zealots are laying a heap of hurt on all of us. Hey, kids, it’s time to climb out of the sandbox. As this is being written the stock market is bouncing around like a deranged pogo... Full story

 

Postal service leading way in cutting costs

Freedom New Mexico There’s good bad news and good news in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Postal Service, a semi-independent federal agency, which is only slightly propped up with tax dollars. The bad news is that like many businesses, the USPS has... Full story

 

Aug. 21 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:...

 

Group collecting public official pay records

Payroll records for the cities of Clovis and Portales are among 14 New Mexico cities whose data has been posted online by a private research foundation that says it’s working to better inform the...

 

Police still awaiting autopsy reports

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police still have not received autopsy reports for James McCulley, 48, of Portales, who was found dead in his girlfriend’s home July 4, said Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. However, Berry said nothing in preliminary...

 

Herd receives harvest treatment

Denny got a call from the farmer’s widow. She had 13 head of big steers that had been hibernating in her woods since the funeral a year ago. Denny operated a hauling service in the neck of West Virginia. They did rip rap, lumber, heavy equipment...

 

Ranchers say USDA not giving insurance payments

A number of New Mexico ranchers say the U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t giving them the insurance payments they paid for and need. Last year, the USDA Risk Management Agency offered a pilot program in which ranchers in New Mexico and other... Full story

 

Aug. 21 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records:... Full story

 

My turn: We all have ability to be heroes

Horace Smith said, “Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.” William Rotsler said, “A hero is one who thinks slower than a coward.” Some heroes act because they cannot stand the guilt of not acting. Others are driven by acclaim (when...

 

Group collecting public official pay records

Payroll records for the cities of Clovis and Portales are among 14 New Mexico cities whose data has been posted online by a private research foundation that says it’s working to better inform the... Full story

 

Ranchers: USDA not paying out on policies

A number of New Mexico ranchers say the U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t giving them the insurance payments they paid for and need. Last year, the USDA Risk Management Agency offered a pilot program in which ranchers in New Mexico and other...

 

Green thumb no match for drought

If I ever had a green thumb it has turned black. I’ve lamented recently the condition of my front yard but I have to report with the recent rains it’s starting to green up. Of course the green parts are grass burrs. The rose bushes decided to... Full story

 

Convention embraces steampunk culture

“ Bubonicon 43 is Aug. 26–28. Bubonicon 43 memberships at door only. We strongly recommend registering for Bubonicon 43 on Friday of the convention after 3 p.m. We might have to turn you away if we hit our fire-code capacity of 650 – an...

 

No such thing as leftover chili

Information on a new die cutting machine, making positive changes in our lives and selecting unfinished furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Sandy McCauley represents Accugraphic...

 

School menus — Aug. 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese breakfast taco. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots,... Full story

 

Senior happenings — Aug. 21

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center, 1120 Cameo. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing, 1:30 p.m., Ice cream day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and...

 

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them” by Wayne Pacelle examines our special connection with animals of every kind, as well as the conflicting interests tha...

 

Reunions — Aug. 21

Carlton The family of Aubrey and Elmira (Crow) Carlton, formerly of Friona, held their 25th annual reunion at the homes of Ricky and Donette Sabins and Debbie Carltonon July 16 in Plainview, Texas. Special guests attending were Ethelyn Garnett of...

 

Club notes — Aug. 21

Altrusa of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held their annual picnic Aug. 13 at the home of President Kathy Travis. A pot luck meal was enjoyed by all. Altrusa members present were: Kathy Travis, Mary Weigl, Judith Glikas, Pat McCullough,...

 

Honors —

Slocum Air Force Airman Marcus A. Slocum recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the...

 

Birthdays —

Laccur Ilario Laccur of Clovis celebrated his first birthday Aug. 17. The celebration was hosted by his mom Naomi Garcia, sister Lynnea Olivas, grandpa Joe Bullet, step-grandma Debbie Garcia, grandma Vickey Garcia and great-grandparents Jake and...

 

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