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Articles from the October 27, 2019 edition

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Commish votes to draft property tax resolution

CLOVIS — After nearly two hours of heated debate on Tuesday, the City Commission voted 6-2 to begin drafting a resolution to increase property taxes to fund the interim groundwater project portion of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The p...

 

FFA teams head out

After finding success at the state championships in April, FFA teams from Clovis and Portales high schools are bound for the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis this week. Portales will send juniors Abi Cameron, Alyssa McAlister...

 

Mentors ignite student success

CLOVIS - Konnor McNeil was dropped into Clovis High School last December, and it wasn't long before he found himself in the spring semester digging his way out of D's and F's. And that's what made...

 

Memorial pavers being sold

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee is selling walkway pavers at the Roosevelt County War Memorial, located on the Roosevelt County Courthouse square, with installation prior to Veterans Day. Orders placed before 5 p.m. Friday,...

 

Pages past - Oct. 27

On this date ... 1969: Cook’s Discount department store was preparing to open in Clovis’ Hilltop Plaza. A newspaper advertisement promised, “There’s a wonderful future for you at Cook’s, one of the fastest growing department store chains...

 

Public record - Oct. 27

The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Gerald Shane Thompson, 46, and Shannon Lynn Mayban-Thompson, 44, both of Portales • Andrew John Modini, 25, and Alexandra Dawn Lopez, 23, both of...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 27

Monday • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 4 p.m., Pappy Thornton Museum, Ned Houk Park, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654   Tuesday • City of Clovis Census Committee — 1:30 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly...

 

New airline provider may take over in Clovis

CLOVIS — A new airline may be providing flights from Clovis to Dallas early next year with Contour Airlines instead of Boutique Air Service as the alternate essential air service (ESA) provider for Clovis. During Tuesday’s meeting, the City...

 

Community members weigh in on tax proposal

CLOVIS — Before commissioners voted to draft a new property tax resolution to pay for part of the Ute pipeline project on Tuesday, several Clovis and Curry County citizens weighed in on the matter. Blake Prather, who lives just outside the city...

 

Portales airport receives grant for improvements

WASHINGTON — The Portales Municipal Airport was one of four airports in the state to receive Federal Aviation Administration grants for infrastructure improvements, according to a release from New Mexico’s congressional delegation. U.S. Senators...

 

Prioritizing would be more responsible than raising taxes

Dear Clovis city commissioners, Please don’t rob us. We get it. This is for a really good cause — funding the development of the interim groundwater portion of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. We can’t live without water. And we’re...

 

Met a Jaguars fan for the first time

To put it the way a like-minded friend did, I forking love “The Good Place,” an NBC comedy in its final season about the afterlife, and whether one reaches The Good Place or gets tortured in The Bad Place. Neighborhood architect Michael is...

 

Better off getting out of Middle East

President Trump says he wants to get our troops out of the “blood-stained sand” of the Middle East. Most sane Americans would agree with that goal and hope he’s successful. Unfortunately, the people in charge of our foreign policy are not...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 27, 2019

Getting impeached faster means moving on faster

The Ukraine story hasn’t been good for President Donald Trump, and there’s only one way out — to get impeached, and the sooner, the better. Trump obviously hates the idea of being impeached. He thinks it’s unfair, and is raging against the...

 

Festival policy concerns ill-founded

As an Eastern New Mexico University regent, I am somewhat perplexed about the recent articles regarding the wine festival being approved by ENMU Chancellor/President Jeff Elwell. The concern that Elwell improperly waived a board policy is...

 

Another viewpoint: A living wage is the right move

Running a business is tough. It is often a seven day a week job. Business owners have to carry the financial risk of building a venture, as well as taking care of customers, finding and retaining employees, keeping up with ever-changing regulations a...

 

Declaring my Independence from parties

With so much happening in the world, you probably don’t want to read about my own personal dark night of the soul. But at the risk of sounding narcissistic, I do think there is some value in examining why a person like me would feel compelled to...

 

Curry County General Election ballot

Curry County General Election Ballot Nov. 5 Clovis School Board District 3 • Paul S. Cordova Jr. District 4 • Shawn L. Hamilton District 5 • Terry Martin Grady School Board Position 1 • Kathy D. Edwards Position 2 • James Carroll Schell...

 

Roosevelt County General Election ballot

Roosevelt County General Election Ballot Nov. 5 Portales School Board Position 1 • Rodney O. Savage Position 2 • Inez F. Rodrigeuz Position 5 • David R. Rankin Dora School Board Position 1 • Patrick D. Kircher Position 2 • Andrea L....

 

Our people: Avid giraffe statue collector has over 100 pieces

Edwina Gower is most recognizable around the Eastern New Mexico University campus. Gower also known as "FLOE" (First Lady of Eastern) spends much of her time reading, digging through university...

 

Facebook cloning seems like a lot of work for not much gain

Well it finally happened, Zachary. No, nobody burned down my she shed. No, my Facebook account wasn’t hacked either. It was cloned, however. For years I’ve had to chuckle at friends as they have...

 

Flatbread, different scaled patterns ahead on show

Information on making flatbread and working with different scales of patterns in interior decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all...

 

School menus - Oct. 27

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast, bagel and cream cheese, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch, corn dog, seasoned corn, mini carrots, ranch dressing, fresh apple, veggie bar, milk Tuesday: Breakfast, mini cinnis, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch, BBQ porky rib on...

 

Senior calendar - Oct. 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing 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 Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

 

On the shelves - Oct. 27

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson: Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House is considered one of the greatest haunted house stories ever written. Set around the dark...

 

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