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Articles from the September 18, 2019 edition

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Historic Pages - Sept 18

Sept. 18, 1974: Clovis News-Journal Click Here to Download...

 

Trump rallies in NM

RIO RANCHO - She saw diversity. She saw young people. Roosevelt County Republican Chairwoman Tina Dziuk saw hope for New Mexico. "Given the overreach by our current (governor's) administration, I...

 

County disqualified for grant requests

CLOVIS — Predicted issues stemming from the unresolved deficiencies found in Curry County’s 2018 audit have begun to manifest, with the county being disqualified for two requested grants for projects at La Casa Senior Center. The grants in...

 

Ex-golf course operator faces charges

CLOVIS - A former city golf course operator faces criminal charges alleging improper removal or disposal of encumbered property over $20,000. Also, the city of Clovis was granted a restraining order...

 

Events center celebrates decade

CLOVIS — For 10 years the Curry County Events Center has hosted community events big and small, whether that be graduations from local schools, horsemanship competitions or live music concerts. To celebrate that decade, the Events Center will be...

 

'Mesa Mentors' demonstrate character, integrity

At Mesa Elementary School, there’s quite a history of accomplishment, including the achievement of being named — not once, but twice — a National Blue Ribbon School. That’s no easy...

 

Pages past - Sept. 18

On this date ... 1954: Several area residents reported seeing a “green fire ball” in the eastern New Mexico skies about 8:40 p.m. Dr. Ross Calvin of Clovis said it moved east to west and left a luminous greenish streak bent into a giant u. Oscar...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 18

Thursday • Curry County Health Council — 12-1 p.m., Commission Room, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6009 • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701...

 

Public invited to community conversation

CLOVIS — The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership is inviting the public to a community conversation Thursday, according to a release from the partnership. The conversation is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N....

 

Improvement project announced in Portales

PORTALES — The city of Portales has announced an improvement project on Juniper Street. Work will continue for several weeks on the stretch of Juniper between Abilene and Boston streets. Motorists are asked to watch for equipment and men working...

 

Program planning special distribution

PORTALES — The Emergency Food Assistance Program is planning a special food distribution Saturday in Portales. The distribution will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Central Christian Church, 1528. Information: 575-762-2103...

 

PRMC offering disposal of leftover medication

Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis is one of nine hospitals under the Presbyterian Healthcare Services umbrella to offer disposal of leftover, unused prescription or over-the-counter medication, according to a company release. “We want to...

 

Permanent fund bad solution for new money

Budget analysts in New Mexico expect the Legislature will have an incredible $907 million of so-called “new money” when it convenes in January. A vast majority of that money comes from the boom in oil and gas production in the Permian Basin....

 

Bullying's cure is fighting back

It’s as predictable as the equinox: school starts in the fall and bullying catches society’s attention anew. It’s not as though bullying stops over the summer break, but then it is usually...

 

Climate alarm needs sounding

First it was the scientists, issuing dire warnings that the world is warming up because of human activity. But the media watered down their warnings; some media outlets questioned the validity of their claims, others simply downplayed it. And the...

 

Curry steer takes grand champ at state fair

Feeding, grooming and tending a steer each day for nearly a year is quite the commitment, but Mason Franklin, 13, learned firsthand that hard work can really pay off. For the first time in 36 years,...

 

Official hopes to update study

CLOVIS — Two years ago, the Clovis City Commission approved a study for position classification review, employee benefits and compensation with the city’s 350-plus employees. City Manager Justin Howalt wants to do an update to that study, and is...

 

Woman charged with arson, attempted murder

FORT SUMNER — A woman was charged Monday with arson and two counts of attempted murder in De Baca County and meanwhile arrested in Curry County on dozens of felony forgery accounts. Carlene Prado-Espinosa, 32, is one of “a lot of people...

 

Jail log - Sept. 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Abraham Luis, 33, driving while under the influence, failure to maintain traffic lane, open container (possession), no driver license • Lawrence Sours, 62, aggravated...

 

Jail additions, renovations hit construction snag

Renovation and additions at the Curry County Adult Detention Center have hit a snag that may make it miss its planned December finish date. Levi Weckar from HB Construction presented an update on the ongoing project during the Tuesday morning county...

 

Food distribution looking for new home

On the third Saturday of almost every month for the past five years, volunteers have filled the fellowship hall at Central Christian Church in Portales to assist in an impressive community food distri...

 

Good time to celebrate success

She came to Clovis with her military family when she was 10 years old. In 1975, she graduated from Clovis High School before entering Eastern New Mexico University in Portales where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management. She...

 

Sometimes it's best to say nothing at all

Peter was up before anyone else — as he often is. My husband gets up early in order to have enough time to brood before busybodies like me expect him to engage in cheerful conversation. But this morning we were staying at my parents’ cabin and...

 

Volunteer opportunities - Sept. 18

Volunteer opportunities abound in eastern New Mexico. Look for this guide the third Wednesday of each month to describe some of them, or go online anytime at www.VolunteerENM.org to find current listings. To place an item on the volunteer page, call...

 

May God sanctify, bless a beautiful place in your life

We had two Sundays this week at our little church. Two Sundays two days in a row. Well, not really. But it seemed like it. The first Sunday was Saturday as we held the funeral of a fine man and good...

 

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