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Articles from the August 21, 2019 edition

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Clovis to consider employee raises

CLOVIS — Shortly after final budget approval, the city of Clovis generally looks at employee raises. The 2019-20 fiscal year is no exception, as the Clovis City Commission will consider a half-million dollars worth of raises during its Thursday...

 

Historic Pages - Aug. 21

80 years ago Aug. 21, 1939: Fields & Bonner used to be "The Man's Store" in Portales Click Here to Download...

 

ENMU trying to obtain license to serve liquor

PORTALES — Start drafting your toasts, because Eastern New Mexico University is in the process of obtaining a license to serve liquor for events at select locations on campus. It’s not for selling beer at football games, nor is there a pub or...

 

Police seek two in armed robbery

CLOVIS - Police on Monday requested public assistance in locating two suspects in the armed robbery Sunday morning of an elderly woman in a church parking lot. The incident happened around 8:50 a.m.,...

 

Business feature: Shop serving slow-cooked BBQ

CLOVIS - From a building in Farwell to a mobile trailer, and now into a building in Clovis, slow-cooked meats have found their way west. A decade after it started up in Farwell as a Thursday-only esta...

 

Cat tests positive for rabies

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday reported a cat as the first domestic animal this year to test positive for rabies in Roosevelt County. The department has previously confirmed positive rabies tests in seven wild animals,...

 

Woman charged in arson apprehended

CLOVIS — A woman charged with felony arson for a July 27 structure fire in Portales was apprehended Friday after more than two weeks at large. Patricia Villanueva, 38, of Portales, was booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Friday...

 

Service academy info night set

ALBUQUERQUE — Staff from U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich’s office will host a service academy information night 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at Eldorado High School. Staff will answer questions and give prospective applicants and families the chance to speak...

 

Pages past - Aug. 21

On this date ... 1939: John Sparks, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Sparks, had learned a valuable lesson about riding his bike alongside a car. The boy was riding to the Portales swimming pool alongside a car driven by his friend Billie Kenyon when...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 21

Today • City of Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 3 p.m., ENMWUA Offices, Sitterly...

 

Curry approves infrastructure improvement plan

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission approved its Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan for 2021 to 2025 on Tuesday during its regularly scheduled meeting. Commissioners were asked to rank the top five priorities of the ICIP, for which they kept...

 

Jail log - Aug. 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Tristan Cortese, 21, disorderly conduct, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Jaime Sanchez, 24, driving under the influence of liquor, no driver license,...

 

Campaign finance changes may polarize

For years, transparency advocates have been raising hue and cry for campaign finance reform that generally accomplishes two goals: First, reform should create an environment where the person or group with the biggest piggybank isn’t the de facto...

 

Learning new things challenges you

Usually, the more I learn about something the more I appreciate it. There have been many times when a friend has introduced me to something I knew next to nothing about; something they were...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    August 21, 2019

Pets can literally save our lives

I have a dog in the house. He doesn’t live here, he just came to visit. And I have a family of feral cats living in my back yard. The momma cat claimed squatters rights, having lived here before I moved in. She’s always around, living her feral...

 

Rivalry renewed

CLOVIS - You could hear the drumbeats, literally and otherwise. Drum practice underneath the home bleachers of Leon Williams Stadium late Monday afternoon signaled the approach of the Clovis High...

 

Clovis optimistic despite brutal schedule

CLOVIS — The night of Nov. 2, 2018 might be one the Clovis High football team may want to remember as among its best of last season. It was a game the Wildcats lost 10-7. Huh? Yes, the ’Cats did...

 

Teachers offer advice for parents

Despite the many long hours teachers spend with students on a daily basis, studies show the parent is still the first teacher and most important influencer in a child’s life. If parents value...

 

Law repeals Compulsory School Attendance act

CLOVIS — School attendance legislation signed this year by the governor came as a surprise and disappointment last week to the 9th Judicial District Attorney, whose office has campaigned over past semesters to meet problem truancy cases with...

 

Water authority to move ahead with construction

CLOVIS — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meets Thursday afternoon in Clovis, moving ahead with work on pipeline construction funding as smaller member entities make moves to withdraw from the organization. The agenda is...

 

Portales goal: Final four, and further

PORTALES — A quick look at Class 4A football in the Land of Enchantment looks like you’re playing a dice game, with four different title winners in each of the last four seasons. The better...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 21

Today • Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary luxury linen sale fundraiser — 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Cannon Room, PRMC, 2100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Clovis. Sales benefit the PRMC Auxiliary scholarship program. 1800-thread count sheet sets in...

 

I believe betting life on Christ a good wager

“I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. ... I believe in the Holy Spirit ...” Yes, I do. With all of my heart,...

 

Rattlers hope to avoid injury bug

“I think we will be a decent ballclub if we can stay healthy.” Tucumcari head coach Wayne Ferguson’s thumbnail assessment of his team matches others in the region. Simply put, coaches in Quay...

 

Coming full circle

Albert Flinn's official job title is head rodeo coach for Eastern New Mexico University. This summer, he's also been a trail boss and herd wrangler, searching out "strays" for the upcoming reunion of...

 

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