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Articles from the January 15, 2017 edition

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State's focus should be on student literacy

Set aside for a moment the political posturing and finger-pointing that quickly followed the announcement that just a fraction of New Mexico parents receive written notice when their children can’t read at the appropriate level. Instead, focus on...

 

I once survived a hairy situation

Despite my tax accountant telling me my head qualifies for solar rebates, my body hair once saved my life when I woke up shirtless in the snow while walking home from a casino. When neighbors saw me...

 

Adventure's closer than you think

A 10 a.m. text message came from my buddy, who said she needed to go on an adventure. Is she taking a new job somewhere? Buying a sporty car? Taking up Scientology? Nope; 45 minutes later she tells...

 

Remembering a presidential visit

Preparations began a few days before the big event. "My mother did make my sister and I new little dresses," Terri Berrenberg remembers. "She made them out of feed sacks; chicken-feed sacks. I think...

 

Roosevelt Chamber banquet full of fun, tears, awards

PORTALES — There was laughter. There were tears. There was good food and drink. And, there was a lot of applause — actually a whole lot of hand clapping. That was the night in a nutshell when the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 15, 2017

Q&A: Clovis native's Dallas Cowboys song a YouTube sensation

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott was mocked early in the season for his spoon-to-mouth gesture — a thinly-veiled signal to keep feeding him the ball. It worked for the Cowboys, as...

 

'All colors matter'

CLOVIS — It is not about remembering someone's legacy, but acting on it with love and peace. This was the message illustrated Saturday morning as speakers and performers honored Martin Luther King J...

 

Q&A: ENMU President Gamble talks budget, stadium

Editor's note: Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble discussed several topics as part of a periodic series interviewing public officials about local issues. How dire do you believe...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 15

Monday • MLK symbolic walk, rally — 9 a.m. starting at Potter Park, ending at Legacy Life Church, Clovis. Information: 575-762-2752 • MLK activities — 5 p.m. march starting at MLK Jr. tree at the Memorial Building, ending at ENMU, Portales....

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 15

Monday • Portales Municipal School Board — Noon in the board room of the administration building, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday • Clovis MainStreet — 11:30 a.m. at 418 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-309-8370...

 
 By Steve Terrell    News    January 15, 2017

Nativigating New Mexico Legislature

Politicians of all persuasions give unlimited lip service to the importance of public participation in the New Mexico Legislature. They frequently dispense feel-good homilies about the Capitol being "...

 
 By Andrew Oxford    News    January 15, 2017

Legislature: Economy on minds of many

Tom McGuiness did not expect he’d be looking for work at age 60. But when he was laid off in July from the factory in Santa Fe where he had worked for more than 17 years, McGuiness was thrust back into the job market in New Mexico, where the...

 
 By Andrew Oxford    News    January 15, 2017

Legislature: Budget on list of unfinished business

New Mexico legislators start their 60-day session Tuesday with plenty of unfinished business, including closing a projected budget deficit of about $67 million. But any hope that the passing of a rancorous election year and the ongoing budget crisis...

 

WWII veteran, retired barber a long-time resident

Steve Owen was born in Oklahoma. He grew up with one brother and five sisters. He was the middle child. His family moved south of Clovis in 1920 for the drier climate because his father suffered from...

 

Peace, happiness found in countryside sunrise

I’ve never had a problem getting out and into the field before sunrise. Something about watching a sunrise in the countryside helps you find your reset button. When I was a teen and preteen just...

 

Sport your own style

A fashion faux pas of my eccentrically-styled past was mixing sportswear with my day and night outfits. Namely, my favorite sports piece was track pants and I loved to pair them with wedges for the...

 

Learn to sew with Design-a-Doll kit

Information on using a compost sac, turkey tips for all cooks and making a versatile serving tray will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon....

 

Club notes - Jan. 15

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Jan. 11 with President Cami Howl presiding. Following the pledges and collect, the meeting was called to order. There were 20 members and 2 guests present. Guests included Judy Bartl and Valerie...

 

School menus - Jan. 15

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school — Holiday Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, mixed green salad, chilled mixed fruit, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch ...

 

On the shelves - Jan. 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Peleg Chronicles: Foundlings, Paladins and Loresmen by Matthew Christian Harding have been given in memory of John Scott Brandon. This three volume fantasy series...

 

Senior calendar - Jan. 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, noon p.m. pinochle, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m....

 

PHS senior taking part in Under Armour event

PORTALES — Portales High baseball ace Emilio Lovato is taking the next big step towards his ultimate goal of playing in the major leagues this weekend, participating in the Under Armour...

 

Hounds fall short in upset bid against Midwestern State

PORTALES — While first-year Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball coach Tres Segler wants to win every game, beating his former team would have been something special. The Greyhounds did...

 

ENMU women hold on, improve to 8-0 in LSC

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team moved to 8-0 and captured sole possession of the Lone Star Conference lead on Saturday, beating Midwestern State 78-64 at...

 

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