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Articles from the August 28, 2019 edition

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New owner sought for old stadium

PORTALES - Stadium for sale. Inquire within. Eastern New Mexico University is seeking a new owner for its former Greyhound Stadium, one of its oldest and most far-flung assets, as it enters its...

 

Animals at their best

PORTALES - The Roosevelt County Fairgrounds were bustling Monday morning as lazy pigs were prodded to washing pens, thirsty goats fought to get watered first and all other manner of barnyard critters...

 

My family secret: the Christmas murders

Editor’s note: Marlowe J. Churchill is a great nephew of Susie Hassell, one of the region’s most infamous crime victims. His search for truth about his family’s story will be published in a three-part series beginning today. Traffic was backed...

 

Artists, crafters show their skills

PORTALES - Sometimes you've just got to show everyone what you're capable of, whether that be painting, baking or crocheting. And what better place to do that than the annual county fair. Artists, cra...

 

Roosevelt County Fair schedule

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....

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 28

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • City of Clovis Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport Terminal Conf...

 

Pages past - Aug. 28

On this date ... 1959: The Clovis Community Theatre Association was preparing for its presentation of “The Wizard of Oz.” Cast members included Nancijane Goodwin, Cheri Burton, Bill McCleskey, Micheale Nieves, Mike McGinnis and Mary Mitchell....

 

Education digest - Aug. 28

Parent night event to be held Clovis Municipal Schools is offering a preschool parent night Thursday at Clovis High School The event will be 6 p.m. at the CHS lecture hall. The parent night is for families of all 3- and 4-year-old preschool students...

 

Earliest forecast for new senior center 2021

CLOVIS - The earliest the city will start breaking ground on a new senior center looks to be 2021. That estimate is assuming it jumps through every procedural hoop to get on the state's general...

 

Fairgoers greeted with pork chop breakfast

PORTALES - What better way to welcome folks to the annual county fair than with a home-style meal of pork chops, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy served up on opening morning? The Portales 4-H Club...

 

Texico looking at energy savings

TEXICO — An aging school building can cause a lot of problems in the classroom, whether it’s flickering lights distracting students or an old swamp cooler kicking on and drowning out the teacher’s lecture. Texico Municipal School District will...

 

Democratic solutions are outright fantasy

Harry Reid is starting to make sense. I was afraid this day would come. Perhaps it’s an indication of the Apocalypse or, at the very least, that multiple blows to the head, received during my less-than-stellar amateur athletic career, have finally...

 

Learn about subject before you talk

The better you understand something, the easier it is to notice when you’re being lied to. Plus, the less likely it is you’ll be fooled by the lies. When I’m watching a movie and I see someone...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    August 28, 2019

Need to seek real cause of violence

Understand first that I did not grow up around violence. My father was basically a pacifist, a Methodist minister all his adult life, though he did have a temper, and six sons. We never got beatings, but we did get our share of spankings. At school,...

 

Friday auspicious start for Wildcats

Last Friday night was the first home football game of the season. Still inspired by our new superintendent’s exhortation to “remember how great we are,” with a view to re-igniting our Wildcat...

 

Area football preview: Competition amps up

It’s Week 2 already for some teams. Week 1 for Farwell. The teams in the former category — Texico and Elida — are trying to go 2-0, and each face tough teams standing in their way of doing so. Dexter (1-0) at Texico (1-0), Friday, 7 p.m. A win...

 

Jail log - Aug. 28

Booked The following were booked into local jails Saturday-Tuesday: Clovis • Antoinette Massey-Zamora, 32, failure to appear • Erick Rauda, 40, failure to appear • Skyler Price, 23, driving under the influence (first), failure to maintain lan...

 

Texas Allsup's stores change hands

Nine Allsup’s convenience stores in Texas have been sold to a company in Georgia, according to a report in the Iowa Park (Texas) Leader newspaper. Allsup’s officials at the company’s headquarters in Clovis have not returned multiple calls reque...

 

Some trouble about a farmer named Hassell

Editor's note: Marlowe J. Churchill's family secrets have been largely buried since 1926. His search for truth brought him to Parmer County in 2017 and he recently completed a manuscript detailing...

 

Rams eye 2-0 start

PORTALES — For the second consecutive week, the Portales Rams will be road warriors, weekend warriors and hopefully road spoilers. St. Michael’s High School is the site for this weekend’s contest, as Portales hopes to secure its fourth 2-0...

 

A look back at the German POWs of Portales

Seventy-five years ago, Bill Vinzant — better known as Billy Glen in those days — was a 10-year-old boy living in Portales, the son of the long-time county extension agent W.G. Vinzant. It was...

 

Friday goal: Tame Tigers

CLOVIS — There’s no way to sugar-coat the weather at Clovis’ Monday-afternoon football practice. It was stinking hot, hovering near triple digits throughout. The Wildcats took precautions,...

 

Popular kids just like anybody else

I was not popular in high school. Everyone says this. I now realize that no one — not even the most popular person in high school — self-identifies as popular. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of Facebook friend requests from people I scarcely...

 

25 years ago: A lifetime ago for some

Bill Clinton was president. O.J. Simpson was accused of murder. And Whoopi Goldberg hosted the Academy Awards. Schindler’s List won seven Oscars. For the old-timers among us, 1994 seems like yesterday. But today’s high school seniors, and many...

 

Injuries, inexperience to test Wildcats early

CLOVIS — As currently formulated, nobody’s expecting either Clovis cross country team to come away with first place at Friday’s Clovis Invitational. But district and state championships aren’t...

 

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