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Articles from the October 25, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 25, 2020

COVID-19 spike troubles officials

CLOVIS - Following a COVID-19 spike at Plains Regional Medical Center, city and county leaders joined Interim Administrator Jorge Cruz on Friday in asking the community to follow COVID-safe...

 

Grassfire burns about 200 acres

CLOVIS - A grassfire Thursday was quite the public sight, with much of the action converging where U.S. 60/84 and NM 467 meet. And that was likely a reason the blaze, contained in around two hours by...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 25, 2020

Living in a COVID-19 world: Two views

Editor’s note: Jenny Essary and Troy Hall are living through the same pandemic, but with different perspectives. They shared their stories last week. ‘We can’t let fear take us down’ Jenny Essary Essary is from Floyd, where she lives with...

 

Cold weather on way

CLOVIS — October had been relatively warm, with high temperatures in the 80s as the second half of the month began. That’s about to come to a screeching halt, as freezing temperatures are expected to start tonight and continue through much of the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 25, 2020

Tort claim filed against county

CLOVIS — A tort claim has been issued to the Curry County Commission alleging negligence and improper handling of COVID-19 at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. The claim, filed Thursday by Portales attorney Eric Dixon, indicates the...

 

Applications being accepted

The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority is accepting applications Nov. 2-13 for mortgage and rental assistance through its COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program. Applicants can receive up to $1,500 a month for three months to help with housing...

 

Schools to follow weather procedures

CLOVIS — In anticipation of a significant weather event this week, Clovis Municipal Schools indicated it would follow its standard district inclement weather procedures that include delays or closures as appropriate. Although most of the districts...

 

Catholic churches to halt Mass after Sunday

SANTA FE — Citing rising COVID-19 infections across the state, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Sunday would be the final day for regular Mass until further notice. The archdiocese has oversight of Catholic churches throughout the state,... Full story

 

Governor's office updates list of high-risk states

SANTA FE — The following is a list of states New Mexicans can travel to and from without requiring a COVID-19 quarantine either way, as of Wednesday. • California. For the rest of the United States, travelers be aware. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

 

Opinion: Dear social media: Best path to truth bathed in sunshine

The Los Angeles Times reported last week that several Republicans have complained Facebook and Twitter are interfering with the presidential election. The social media giants did this, supposedly, by...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 25, 2020

Opinion: Russians not root of all troubles

The Russians haven’t loomed so large as a sinister hand influencing the course of American society since the Red Scares of the 20th century. Then, it was largely the right that warned of Russian...

 

Opinion: Trump tough, on target, presidential

Listen before you speak. My mother Jane Wyman taught me that sensible lesson a long, long time ago. And based on his fine performance at the second presidential debate on Thursday night, it looks...

 

Opinion: Administration's failures mostly self-inflicted

I’m convinced Jared Kushner is responsible for creating the Trump Administration HR operation that’s the Chernobyl of Human Resources. Once he pushed Chris Christie out, the resulting multitude of personnel mistakes belong to him. It’s just...

 
 By Dick Polman    Voices    October 25, 2020

Opinion: Trump performance a fiery train wreck

If Donald Trump were a movie scene, he’d be the fiery train wreck in “The Fugitive,” and U.S. Marshal Tommy Lee Jones would be cruising through the carnage saying, “My my my. What. A....

 

Opinion: Pro-life voices may not win, but we will be heard

Earlier this month, I passed by a small group of people outside a Planned Parenthood building in Philadelphia praying in the rain, heads bowed and exposed to the fine mist from heaven. Even though I...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 25, 2020

Mustang comeback falls short

BOVINA - With a district championship in their grasp, the Bovina Mustangs waited just a bit too long to get going on Friday night. Down by 19 points entering the fourth quarter, the Mustangs made...

 

Basketball picks up at ENMU

PORTALES - Save a few weeks for a visit to family in Virginia, Garrick Sherrod has largely spent his last few months in Portales even as Eastern New Mexico University went online only for the fall...

 

Women rehab playoff aspirations

PORTALES - While the pandemic sidelined her basketball career, Jena Mehlbrech got a start on her prospective career by job shadowing a physical therapist in Portales. Now after helping rehab eastern...

 

Delayed sports will begin Jan. 26

RICHARDSON, Texas — Fall sports that were pushed to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic will begin as early as Jan. 26, following spring schedule approvals from the Lone Star Conference’s Council of Presidents. Eastern New Mexico University...

 

Changing the face of an art form

Sarah Ward gave a groan of frustrated effort as she completed a carousel movement around the metal pole she had been swinging on for the past half hour. "You did it. That was amazing," shouted Amanda...

 

Looking for a good hotel ghost story

Do you know a good story of a haunted place? I’ve heard about a lot of them and even started one or two but I’ve never actually seen a ghost. Growing up, we had a place just south of Portales on...

 

Gluten-free cooking ahead on show

Information on gluten-free cooking for two, and preparing perfect pasta will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Author and...

 

On the shelves - Oct. 25

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “The Age of Witches” by Louisa Morgan. In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Two hundred years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two very...

 

School menus - Oct. 25

Editor’s note: In-person or to-go service varies based on a school’s mode of education as allowed by the Public Education Department on a county-by-county basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal information is provided by school officials or...

 

Senior calendar - Oct. 25

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk and tossed salad w/dressing Monday: Sloppy joe on a bun, tater tots, mixed vegetables, tropical fruit Tuesday: Baked chicken, broccoli and...

 

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