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Articles from the August 30, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 30, 2020

Churches welcome greater attendance

CLOVIS — The innovations churches have taken as in-person services have been restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic run the gamut — from low-tech wristbands to high-tech options like webcasts and online seat booking. But there’s no...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 30, 2020

Diners back inside

The marquee sign has an inviting message in black block letters: "COME ON IN & SIT A WHILE." A few weeks ago, that would have sounded more like a dare. But on Saturday morning, it was a welcome...

 

State taking county-based approach to schools

SANTA FE — The state is planning a county-based approach for a return to in-person school, with data showing more than two-thirds of New Mexico counties meet the necessary gating criteria to go face-to-face after Labor Day. Curry and Roosevelt...

 

Thursday blaze under investigation

CLOVIS - The Clovis Fire Department battled a Thursday morning blaze just outside the city at a firewood seller. Battalion Chief Dale Hand said the department got a call for a fire at David's...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 30, 2020

Meeting highlight road management software

CLOVIS — A presentation on new robotic road management software was the highlight of last week’s Clovis Public Works Committee meeting. The software, called Roadbotics Roadway Management, is used to digitally track the quality of roads throughout...

 

State police arrest two in connection with chase

CLOVIS — The New Mexico State Police on Wednesday announced they've arrested two people in connection with an Aug. 3 high-speed chase that included shots fired at an officer. Patricio Gilman, 21, was arrested Aug. 6 on charges that included...

 

Muleshoe escapee caught in Abernathy

MULESHOE — Mark Lucio’s freedom lasted about seven hours and 63 miles from where it first began Saturday. Lucio, who reportedly escaped from the Bailey County jail Saturday morning, was...

 

Cannon repairing CV-22 off base

For the last few weeks, Cannon Air Force base crews have been working on repairing a CV-22 assigned to its 20th Special Operations Squadron. That by itself wouldn’t be unusual. What is unusual is the repairs are happening off of the base, about 23...

 

Police warn of phone scam

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is asking people to be on the lookout for a telephone scam alleging a loved one is being held hostage. The CPD reported in a Facebook post Wednesday it had received more than half a dozen calls describing such...

 

Early score enough to keep Farwell ahead

RALLS, Texas — An early score proved to be enough on Friday night in Darren Kelley’s debut as Farwell High’s head football coach. Junior Kolter Henderson caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Leefe Actkinson on Farwell’s...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 30, 2020

Referees finding jobs altered by coronavirus

Few are the activities in the United States these days that haven’t been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and that certainly includes trying to referee a football game. Texas high school teams opened their seasons on Friday night....

 

Opinion: The 'Great Chief:' A man of character to treasure forever

Clovis lost one of its finest citizens on Aug. 21 when longtime educator G.C. Ross died of pancreatic cancer at age 82. Kevin Wilson’s profile in Wednesday’s paper provides multiple examples of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 30, 2020

Opinion: GOP is still discernibly the GOP

Donald Trump took over the Republican Party, but it’s still discernibly the Republican Party. The Republican National Convention was obviously very Trumpy. At least one member of the family had a...

 

Opinion: Latest RNC best I've ever watched

Last week’s Republican National Convention was the best I’ve ever watched. The locations and settings were great. Melania did a fine job in the White House Rose Garden. Vice President Mike Pence...

 

Letter to the editor - Aug. 30

Virus controls matter of science Michael Reagan and a lot of other Republicans seem to believe if you deny scientific facts that will make the outcome conform to their way of thinking. From the start, President Trump has ignored his scientific...

 

Opinion: Time for showdown with anti-Christian, secular authorities

Pastors are belatedly coming to the conclusion that letting Caesar decide when and where they can worship was a bad idea from the beginning. The fact the vast majority of churches meekly shut down and surrendered Easter demonstrated how deeply...

 

Cannon Hinnant deserves to be named

I am no longer surprised at the depths to which some people will sink in these fraught and tortured moments. A friend recently posted something on her Facebook page honoring the life and tragic death...

 

WWII: 'Victory of liberty over tyranny'

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said it was "a date which will live in infamy." When Japan formally surrendered to the United States and its Allies...

 

WWII: What they had to say

Area residents spoke of the end of the war with resolve, relief and an eye to the future: Presbyterian Minister Luther E. Sharpe, president of the ministerial alliance: “To the man on the street, I think the end of the war will bring a deep sense o...

 
 By Joseph Ditzler    News    August 30, 2020

WWII: Historian questions bombs' necessity

TOKYO — In spring and summer 1945, American politicians, generals and scientists pondered how to best use the terrible power of the atomic bomb created by the Manhattan Project in New Mexico. They deliberated killing tens of thousands of civilians...

 

WWII: Memories of World War II

Editor’s note: We asked area World War II veterans to recount their memories. Steve Owen Date of birth: Jan. 10, 1918 Dates of service: 1942 through 1945 Branch of service: Air Force Hometown: Clovis Current city: Clovis Location of service:...

 

A few things to read

Last week, The Eastern New Mexico News shared top Netflix films recommended by local residents, because as everyone knows, this year brought with it a lot of extra time at home for many people....

 

Wondering what fall will look like without football

Well, here I sit, wondering what fall is going to look like without football. We haven’t closed down the NFL yet, but I figure we’re only a couple of house party indiscretions away from that...

 

Tracking spending, fried chicken ahead

Information on tracking spending in a budget and preparing fried chicken will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). According to...

 

On the shelves - Aug. 30

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “The Sherlock Holmes Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained” by DK Publishing chronicles every case of the world's greatest detective and his assistant Dr. Watson. The...

 

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