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Articles from the November 4, 2018 edition

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 By David Grieder    News    November 4, 2018

'Ripped in half?' Maybe not

CLOVIS — Is the city of Clovis “ripped in half,” over the prospect of a racino, as a state legislator said last month? Are its elected leaders evenly divided on the matter? While there is surely some dispute on the issue, at least half of...

 

Letters to the editor - Nov. 4

Clovis supports proposed racino Regarding Wednesday’s report in The News that State Rep. Randal Crowder said the racino issue has “literally ripped the city of Clovis in half:” I am greatly disappointed to learn our elected officials are ignori...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 4, 2018

Ready to love

One Portales resident is showing there's no age restrictions on giving back. With the help of family friend Kerri Smith and her mother Tiffany Kendrick, 4-year-old Keslynn Thompson this year... Full story

 

Opinion: Information best way to stay safe in violent world

Some parents of Portales public school students are upset with school officials. They think someone should have told them about a threat of violence as soon as that threat was received — not after the threat was contained. Those parents are not...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    November 4, 2018

Full-time volunteers on their way to Curry, Roosevelt

Seven full-time volunteers will soon be coming to Curry and Roosevelt counties as the United Way of Eastern New Mexico was recently approved to bring in individuals as part of a national service program offered by AmeriCorps. VISTA, or Volunteers in...

 

Our people: Walking on the wild side

My name is Cody Machen. I am a dietitian and reptile keeper at the Hillcrest Park Zoo and I have a 10-year-old son named Brix. I am a simple man who loves his family and friends. I am always looking...

 

Opinion: Let's take a look at 'mysteries' of caravan

Did you hear there’s a caravan of migrants coming to our country? Watch the right news reports, and it seems imminent. Let’s unfurl some of the mysteries about the caravan. How many people are in the caravan? There are about 7,000, most of them... Full story

 

Opinion: Trump drug price plan a refreshing change

President Donald Trump has announced his first potentially strong action against America’s inordinate prescription drug prices — the first that could meaningfully lower Medicare drug spending. The idea is to narrow the gap between U.S. prices...

 

Opinion: We could use Will Rogers' humor today

He is best known today for his notes, quotes and anecdotes, still popular and often repeated nearly 100 years after he first wrote them, said them and acted them out: • “I am not a member of any...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 4

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, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. Granny Bowl awards, 6 p.m. potluck (chicken provided), 6:30 p.m. games. Tuesday: 8...

 

Menus - Nov. 4

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cheese omelet taco. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, orange smiles, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini donut. Lunch — Turkey and cheese croissant, veggie...

 

Club notes - Nov. 4

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met Oct. 18 in the home of Marcella Roy. Present members include Jacque Wuest, Donna Whitfield, Bobbi Lyones, Joanne Augenstein, Barbara Voges, Helen Martinez and Jessica Belew. After the gardner’s prayer we...

 

Stepping out of comfort zone good way to grow

I’m not too sure how I got this way, but if you’ve got a minute I’ll share an idea or two. As I was standing in line at the Methodist Church Turkey Dinner and Bazaar this week, my Aunt Nona...

 

On the shelves - Nov. 4

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, while at the same time delivers a dazzling love...

 

Wood burning, thread sketching ahead on show

Information on wood burning one-shape designs and thread sketching will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Artist and author Jo Schwartz...

 

Little dino a big deal

ABIQUIÚ — George Whitaker’s sprint alerted his group that this wasn’t going to be just another Sunday morning. June 1947, Ghost Ranch: Whitaker, who had gone off on his own to explore, came running back to a team led by noted American Museum...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 4

Today • Daylight saving time ends — 2 a.m. Turn clocks back one hour. • Top Shot Tournament (benefit for The Oasis Children’s Advocate Center) — 8 a.m., The Firing Pin, 1654 US 60/84, Clovis. Four-person teams $50 per person ($200 per...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 4

Monday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority special board meeting — 9 a.m., ENMWUA office, Sitterly Professional Center, 801 Pile St., Suite 214, Clovis. Information: 575-935-4262 Tuesday • Election Day • Portales City Council ...

 

Jail logs - Nov. 4

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Thursday: Clovis • Eduardo Blanco, 23, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge, probation violation • Julian Murillo, 41, failure to appear on a felony charge • Savannah Owen, 32,...

 

Public record - Nov. 4

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Ryan Alexander Pelham, 29, of Clovis, to Leeann La Shawn Genllaro, 30, of Amarillo • Marcus Daniel Standley, 38,to Suzanne Michelle Abdill, 39,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 4, 2018

Well test results still being processed

CLOVIS — The New Mexico Department of Health last week began testing about 85 private Clovis water wells inside a four-mile radius of a possible contamination from Cannon Air Force Base. Samples were collected Wednesday through Friday, but...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 4, 2018

Outside groups weigh in on racino impact

Though it’s only Clovis, Tucumcari and Lordsburg that might host the state’s sixth racino, there are plenty of voices outside those communities that want their input known before the New Mexico Racing Commission makes its decision. Most recent...

 

New Red Cross group established for Curry, Roosevelt

After a year-and-a-half absence, a new group of Red Cross volunteers has been established for Curry and Roosevelt Counties. Team Captain Sam Bernal said since February the Red Cross has responded to five fires in the area and provided assistance in...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 4, 2018

Former airman arrested regarding fraud

ALAMOGORDO — A former airman was arrested Tuesday in Alamogordo in connection with computer fraud charges from his time stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. Michael Weber, 22, of Alamogordo, was arrested at his residence there and appeared at...

 

Water board to meet on pipeline additions

CLOVIS — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will convene Monday morning in a special meeting to approve final additions to an interim pipeline construction project that members signed off on last week. ENMWUA on Thursday...

 

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