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Articles from the October 14, 2018 edition

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 By David Stevens    News    October 14, 2018

In tribute: Longtime judge was studious and fair

A longtime local district judge and prosecutor died early this month in Austin. Fred Hensley, a Ninth Judicial District attorney for four years and a district judge from 1976 to 1996, was 81. “Fred...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 14, 2018

Dream come true

CLOVIS — Kellye Long has loved all things firefighting since she was 5 years old. On Wednesday, at 37, she was presented with a badge, custom helmet, a cake and a celebration at Clovis' "Station 1"... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 14, 2018

Detention officer, two others charged

CLOVIS — Another detention officer with the Curry County jail has been arrested for conspiring with inmates, this time in connection with a drug trafficking investigation. Jesse Truong, 38, of Clovis was accused last week of coordinating with an...

 

Opinion: Tucumcari also good location for a racetrack

If crowd size and enthusiasm were determining factors, the New Mexico Racing Commission could have rubber-stamped a horse-racing license to Tucumcari well before the end of the Oct. 4 hearing. It was hard for anyone to not be impressed by the more...

 

Opinion: Big government not a friend

I have leaned libertarian most of my life. I didn’t know what that word meant until I went to work for Freedom Communications in 2001 and they sent me to “freedom school.” That’s when I found...

 

Letters to the editor - Oct. 14

Regarding last week’s racino editorials in The Eastern New Mexico News: Concerns about racino outweigh potential gains As I prepared for the coming of the New Mexico Racing Commission, I came across New Mexico Statute 9-7-11.4, which is a statute... Full story

 

Opinion: Good guys win one with punitive damage decision

ESPANOLA — Finally: a win for the good guys, when it comes to keeping government processes open to the public. Justice Miles Hanisee wrote in a Sept. 24 Court of Appeals ruling that Marcy Britton had the right to attorney fees, costs and damages,...

 
 By Linda Kral    Voices    October 14, 2018

Opinion: Fearing for the loss of goodness in America

ROSWELL — I can’t count the number of times I have wished my mom could have been around long enough to see the many advances in science and technology since her death at age 55 in 1985. To experience e-mail or Facebook or talk to an invisible...

 

Our people: Business, family and wonderful memories

My legal name is Alexandra Floyd but people may know me by my nickname Sandy. I was named after my mother’s best friend from high school. I have two brothers, one older and one younger. My father...

 

Beauty everywhere if we look with fresh eyes

As I pulled out onto the highway from my little neighborhood at dawn I cussed the sun that was rising dead center of the road. It was so bright I feared I would miss an oncoming car. I thought about...

 

Aging gracefully, building birdhouses ahead on show

Information on aging gracefully, building bird houses, and cooking with wild-caught California king salmon will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on...

 

School menus - Oct. 14

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Sweet and sour chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked fries, veggie cup...

 

Senior calendar - Oct. 14

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, 10 a.m. beginning line dance, 1 p.m....

 

On the shelves - Oct. 14

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Word is Murder” by Anthony Horowitz begins with one bright spring morning in London where Diana Cowper — the wealthy mother of a famous actor — enters a funeral...

 

Multiple openings on Clovis committees

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has multiple committee vacancies, according to a city press release. The Senior Services Committee, which meets at least quarterly at City Hall, is seeking a representative from District 3. The Water Policy Advisory...

 

Election ballots

Ballots New Mexico U.S. Senator Martin T. Heinrich (D) Gary E. Johnson (L) Mick Rich (R) U.S. Representative District 2 Xochitl Torres Small (D) Yvette Herrell (R) District 3 Ben R. Lujan (D) Christopher Manning (L) Jerald Steve McFall (R) Governor/L...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 14

Today • Lions Club Gun, Knife & Coin Show — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 • Ruffles and Rust Expo — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boutique show, Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 14

Monday • Portales school board — 6 p.m., Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 14, 2018

In tribute: Nelly! - We loved you as the donut lady

CLOVIS — Many knew her as the "donut lady." And if not by that appellation, many others knew her as the friendly, talkative lady at front in a perpetual, impeccable bee-hive hairdo at old Sutton's...

 

Pages past - Oct. 14

On this date ... 1930: Fifteen months after it began, Clovis' pioneering role in coast-to-coast travel came to an end. Transcontinental Air Transport took flight on July 7, 1929, with Clovis among a...

 

Opinion: Plenty of morals come from everyday life

I grew up with plenty of fables. Tortoise and the hare. Icarus and his wings of wax and feathers. Always double down on 11 ... oh wait, that’s from “Swingers.” But they’re not the only places where there’s a moral to the story. Everyday lif...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 14, 2018

Legislative retirements open way for fresh races

Across four large and diverse districts serving eastern New Mexico in the state’s House of Representatives, two feature Republicans running unopposed and the other two present some interesting options for voters: In District 63, it’s a contest...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 14, 2018

Two, one a write-in, vie for assessor post

CLOVIS — You wouldn’t know it from looking at the ballot, but Curry County voters will have two choices for county assessor when they head to the polls on Nov. 6. Candace Morrison is seeking election for a second-straight four-year term....

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 14, 2018

Magistrate judge candidates both first-time campaigners

CLOVIS — While many of Clovis’ local elections were decided in the June primary, voters still have to determine next month which of two women will serve Division 1 the next four years as magistrate judge, a seat to be vacated by incumbent Duane...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 14, 2018

Two constitutional amendments, $150 million in bonds on ballot

Voters in the Land of Enchantment will consider over $150 million in general obligation bonds and a pair of constitutional amendments when casting their ballots on Nov. 6. The vast majority of that sum comes from Bond D, which, if approved, would...

 

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