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Articles from the October 6, 2019 edition

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Rainy weather recalls some family history

Before the week was out I had started to envy Noah a little bit. Maybe the dude knows what he’s talking about. I don’t have a great big ark or even a little boat but I was starting to wish for...

 

Search warrants sealed in investigation

PORTALES — Search warrants were in progress but sealed in the ongoing investigation of human remains found last week in the trunk of a burnt vehicle in Portales, officials said. "They did a search warrant initially on the vehicle," District...

 

Interior design, embellishing garments ahead on show

Information on interior design and using Paintstiks to embellish ready-made garments will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain)....

 

School menus - Oct. 6

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast, egg and cheese croissant, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch, teriyaki blasters, scalloped potatoes, seasoned green beans, chilled fruit, whole wheat roll, veggie bar, milk Tuesday: Breakfast, pancake sauage on a stick,...

 

Senior calendar - Oct. 6

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 ball pool, 8:30 a.m. exercise, 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. 8-ball...

 

Club notes - Oct. 6

Curry County Association of Educational Retirees The Curry County Association of Educational Retirees held its monthly meeting Tuesday. The program included a review of the recent New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees conference in Raton by...

 

On the shelves - Oct. 6

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Home Again” by Shirlee McCoy dishes up a sweet, funny, heartwarming romance with its friendly, small-town setting. Ex-Navy SEAL Porter Bradshaw faces his toughest...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 6

Today • Clovis City Comic Con II Anti-Bullying Expo — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Roy Walker Community Building, 316 W. 2nd St., Clovis. Presented by Xtreme Force Productions. Information: 850-612-2849 • ENMU Department of Theater & Digital Filmmaking...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 6

Monday • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 • Clovis Civil Aviation Board — 4:30 p.m. at Clovis Municipal Airport Terminal Conference Room, 459 CR 11.5,...

 

Pages past - Oct. 6

On this date ... 1969: Stansell’s Highland Super Market offered the following specials: • Morton’s Cream Pies, 29 cents • Hawaiian Punch, 3 for $1 • Shurfine shaving cream, 59 cents • King size Lemon Joy, 59 cents • Jimmy Dean Pure...

 

Lea issues notice of contract termination

Lea County issued a notice of termination for a contract with HB Construction on Thursday, claiming HB's work failed to conform to the requirements of their contract documents. HB is also in a contract with Curry County for the renovation and...

 

Portales approves improvement project change

PORTALES — The Portales City Council on Tuesday approved a change for the Johnson Hill Water Tank Improvement Project. The order authorizes the disposal of AC pipes and the addition of transition fittings to connect to 16-inch AC pipe to complete t...

 

Health council sponsoring germ fighting drive

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Health Council is sponsoring a germ fighting supply drive for schools in Roosevelt County. Debbie Gentry of the council said the drive will continue through October, with a donation box set up at Portales City Hall,...

 

Ag 50 members pass on mantle of leadership

PORTALES — A flood of new members attended the Ag 50 of Eastern New Mexico committee meeting Tuesday afternoon, showing interest in revitalizing the committee as older members turned over the mantle of leadership to a new generation. Founding...

 

CCC to receive update on president search

CLOVIS — Following what was easliy its busiest week of 2019, the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees goes right back at it Monday morning, with its October meeting set for 8 a.m. at CCC Room 512. The meeting was originally scheduled for...

 

Trees to come down on Clovis' Main Street

CLOVIS — They’re not the first trees to come down and they won’t be the last. City officials are pointing to the oak trees’ roots at the roots of the issue necessitating their removal from South Main Street last week. “The tree roots have c...

 

ENMU phone system has outage

PORTALES — The phone was busy last week at Eastern New Mexico University, no matter who you dialed. But nobody was talking on any of the phones. The campus phone system went out Tuesday, and wasn’t restored until late Friday after CenturyLink...

 

Curry to hold special meeting

CLOVIS — The Curry County Board of Commissioners will be holding a special meeting Tuesday at 9 a.m. where it will receive a report from the Road Department and vote on an application to install fiber optic cable on Curry roads. The application...

 

Supporting alcohol measure on ballot is vote for freedom

Voters in Curry and Roosevelt counties are being asked whether alcohol sales should be permitted in the unincorporated areas of the counties. Let’s hope they approve. Yes votes don’t mean alcohol is good. Yes votes mean private business owners...

 

Stranger danger morphs over years

Quick, what’s the first lesson your parents taught you when you were little? I’m going to assume, for the purposes of this column to go smoothly, that it was the classic, “Don’t talk to strangers.” At some point in life, this philosophy...

 

Biden dealings the bigger scandal

Please help me get the importance of this infamous Trump-Zelensky phone call. The Democrats and their soulmates in the liberal media are seriously getting ready to impeach the president — again — because President Trump asked Ukrainian President...

 

System still works, but we must remain vigilant

To anyone who doesn’t live here, America may seem like a land of confusion. Much of what we do in the public square is riddled with contradictions. We’re known as a place where law and order reign supreme, yet we spend months arguing for...

 

Election important one for Curry

New Mexico has 33 counties. Of those, only two — Curry and Roosevelt — are dry, meaning alcohol sales are not permitted in the unincorporated areas of the counties. Over the past several years, Curry County has received phone calls, been approach...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 6, 2019

Impeachment likely a futile exercise

Impeachment is about to make everything worse. If our politics seems overheated, our institutions beleaguered and our public debate degraded, just wait until we are in the midst of the impeachment debate. Democrats have had an impeachment itch that t...

 

Another viewpoint: Killing verdict sets low floor for police misconduct

At least we now know that an off-duty police officer can’t walk into someone else’s apartment, shoot him dead and then successfully claim self-defense because she mistakenly thought she was killing an intruder in her own home. Instead, a Dallas j...

 

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