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Historic Pages Aug. 25

50 years ago ... Aug. 25, 1969: When Fiddle Faddle was 3 for $1 Click Here to Download...

 

Two milk truck accidents Thursday

No serious injuries were reported Thursday when a Western Dairy Transport milk truck collided with a train near the intersection of U.S. 70 and South Roosevelt Road 3. Several train cars were...

 

Officials approve variance on Main

CLOVIS - In what has become a common scene over the last few months, a back-and-forth brewed between private investors wanting to add an outdoor taproom on Main Street, and members of nearby churches...

 

Roosevelt County Fair kicking off

PORTALES - A week later than usual, but no less anticipated, the Roosevelt County Fair kicks off this week with carnival rides, livestock shows, antique tractors, cowboy polo and more. "We're...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 25

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, 421...

 

Roosevelt County Fair schedule

Daily ticket prices: Adults $6 Tuesday-Thursday, $8 Friday-Saturday, Children $4, Ages 4 and younger free, Seniors free on Thursday until 2 p.m. Season passes: Adults $25, Children (5-17) $15, Youth exhibitors $5. Monday (Entry Day) • 7 a.m.-5...

 

Pages past - Aug. 25

On this date ... 1969: A 13-year-old Clovis girl had been credited with saving the life of a 2-year-old neighbor boy. Carolyn Joyce Barnett, who lived at 509 Circle Drive, found Jody McDonald locked in a refrigerator inside a nearby vacant house,...

 

Clovis commission approves pay bump

CLOVIS — Starting today, many of Clovis’ 350-plus employees wlll earn a little more money for the jobs they do, as the City Commission approved a 2.5% pay increase during its meeting Thursday night. The move will cost the city $502,802 over the...

 

Portales prioritizes city projects

PORTALES — Expanding the local cemetery, improving roads and purchasing new city vehicles will be top priority projects in 2021 for the city of Portales. The Portales City Council on Tuesday approved the 2021 to 2025 Infrastructure Capital...

 

Society should learn to embrace imperfection

If standards of beauty were to be followed, our everyday realities would look something like a poetic cliché. Our cheeks would match the tinted roses that line a garden in springtime, our skin would be as clear of imperfections and as uniform as...

 

Having is good, making is better

Danny Leroux isn’t a motivational speaker by any means. He’s a journalist who writes and talks about basketball a lot, and that’s why I read his stories and listen to his podcasts. He’s not your typical NBA writer, though. He’s more the...

 

Shooting down California's ammo law

Dove season opens in California and across the U.S. on Sept. 1. For as long as I can remember, all I had to do when dove season rolled around each year was oil my 1970s-vintage shotgun, buy a case or two of shells at the nearby Big Five sports store...

 

Governor should build on 2004 higher education task force work

Higher education in New Mexico has been under extreme stress due to the combined effects of the declining enrollments (declining population), the budget constraints and the “political environment” in Santa Fe. The end of the recession, the boom...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 25, 2019

US shouldn't be defined by slavery

Beto O’Rourke has taken the measure of America and found it wanting. “This country, though we would like to think otherwise,” he intoned last weekend, “was founded on racism, has persisted through racism and is racist today.” This is now a...

 

Letter to the editor - Aug. 25

Police officer owed personal apology Regarding last Sunday’s story about the police officer who received a pig drawing on his sandwich wrapper: Officer Timo Rosenthal and his partner for the day deserve an apology from everybody I can think of....

 

Our people: A home of her own

My name is Sabrina Ramos. I was born in San Antonio, Texas, but I was raised in a nearby town called Lytle. I grew up there with my twin sister, Sam, younger sister, Stefani, and my younger brother,...

 

Keeping an eye out on my patio farm

It’s been a tough year on the patio farm. Every morning I’m up at sunrise and watering the plants on the patio. They’ve required a lot of water lately. As usual, I went way overboard this...

 

New uses for discarded furniture ahead on show

Information on wardrobe planning, new uses for discarded furniture, and the “poison purse” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (All times are...

 

School menus - Aug. 25

Clovis Schools K-5 Monday: Breakfast, Bagel & cream cheese. Lunch, Corn dog, seasoned corn, mini carrots & ranch, fresh apple, veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast, Mini cinnis. Lunch, BBQ porky rib on a bun, baked french fries, cole slaw - honey carrots,...

 

Senior calendar - Aug. 25

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8-ball pool, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m. canasta, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 

Residents raise concerns about traffic near Highland

CLOVIS — The school year is off to a fast and furious start — a little too fast and furious for residents near the new Highland Elementary campus. The president of the Sandia neighborhood watch group addressed Clovis’ public works committee Wed...

 

Police name suspects in church robbery

CLOVIS — Police last week named suspects in the armed robbery of an elderly woman who was waiting in her church’s parking lot for Sunday school to start. Arrest warrants were issued for Cherry Anaya, 43, and Jamie Vega, 36, both of Clovis, on fel...

 

On the shelves - Aug. 25

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces” by Jan Johnsen was recently donated in memory of Helen Drake. Garden lovers will be delighted with...

 

Revisions on agenda for schools

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will be asked to make revisions on board policies, including easing limitations on out-of-state school-sponsored trips, at its Tuesday evening meeting. The board previously discussed making...

 

Rancher pleads not guilty to charges

PORTALES — Elida rancher Greg Smith on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 18 felony charges and was approved for release on personal recognizance. Smith, 56, was indicted Aug. 8 on racketeering and multiple counts of fraud, embezzlement, issuing a...

 

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