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Articles from the November 10, 2019 edition

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City approves tentative tax hike

CLOVIS - Mayor David Lansford believes to get a $90 million water infrastructure project going, local members are going to have to "put skin in the game" and supply the first $20 million before the...

 

Clovis man charged in Thursday shooting

CLOVIS — A 26-year-old Clovis man is in custody, charged with an open count of murder following a Thursday night shooting at a home on North Lea Street. Johnny Rae Vigil is accused of killing Jahmall Burge with a handgun owned by Burge. The...

 

Spence looks to business side of CCC

Realtor Carolyn Spence is looking to bring a unique business sense and the perspective of conservative values to the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees after winning a seat during Tuesday’s election. Spence defeated incumbent Raymond...

 

Counties to meet for canvass

Both the Curry County Commission and the Roosevelt County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, with the primary purpose of the meeting a canvassing of votes from the Tuesday general election. The Curry agenda, however, does have a few more items....

 

Floriculture team to be honored

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will celebrate a silver rating from its Portales High School floriculture team when it meets Monday evening. The 6 p.m. board meeting at the PMS administration building will celebrate...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 10

Monday • Veterans Day • Portales Municipal Schools board — 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 • Clovis Astronomy Club — 7 p.m., Room 143 or 145 (look for signs),...

 

Local general election results

Local eneral election results Results unofficial prior to Tuesday canvassing School and college boards Curry County Clovis School Board District 3 • Paul S. Cordova Jr. - 182 District 4 • Shawn L. Hamilton - 563 District 5 • Terry Martin - 199...

 

Public outrage inspires Clovis to get creative

Of course you can fight City Hall. Clovis residents proved last week you can even win, sometimes. OK, let’s call it a moral victory. City commissioners, no doubt alarmed at the community outrage over another tax increase, came up with a plan...

 

New bowl made way into my life

I wouldn’t consider myself a pottery collector. I’ll more likely be in an actual barn than a Pottery Barn, and I’m never in barns. But when I do get pottery, it tends to make a mark. When my friend Adrian screwed up in art class, he gave me...

 

We need more people able to adopt

If you’re a young child trapped in our infamous foster care system, your future is bleak. It’s likely that you’ll bounce around to more than a dozen foster homes until you “age out” at 18 and are allowed to live on your own. Then, within...

 

Biden is the safe pick and likely to win nomination

Joe Biden is going to win the Democratic nomination for president. I wouldn’t run to your bookie with this information. My track record is spotty, at best. But I’ll be shocked if I’m wrong and I’ll have plenty of company, including many Democ...

 

Another viewpoint: Gang violence has no easy solution

President Donald Trump’s response to the massacre in Sonora, Mexico, of three women and six children at the hands of suspected drug cartel thugs was all too typical. He took to Twitter — and offered to send U.S. troops across the border to set...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 10, 2019

Appealing to nationalism a politically necessary strategy

If there’s one thing that elite opinion tends to agree about on the left and the right, it’s that nationalism is a very bad thing. If anything, this view has become even more entrenched as nationalism has demonstrated its potency in recent...

 

Jail log - Nov. 10

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Wednesday - Friday): Clovis • Tracy Silguero, 29, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Brandon Brophy, 35, driving while license suspended or revoked • Vernon Burch, 52, pro...

 

WWII vet staying active

CLOVIS - Steve Owen has lived nearly his entire life in Clovis, with one big exception. He was drafted in 1942 to serve in World War II, which took him from the boundaries of the state to foreign...

 

Public record - Nov. 10

Clovis The following marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County court clerk’s office: • Bobby Belane Williams, 64, and Zina Stonelake, 64, both of Clovis • Zachary Tyler Kerce, 20, of Clovis, and Daycie Danae Dozhier, 19, of...

 

CCC board tables request for residence repairs

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees wants to make sure when Charles Nwankwo arrives as president, they have a house that’s perfect for him and his family. But they also don’t want to pay $186,770. That’s why, via a 4-1...

 

County takes back 80 pounds of drugs

CLOVIS — The Curry County Office of Substance Abuse Prevention reported Thursday it had received 80 pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs during its Oct. 26 Take Back Day. The takeback day was held nationwide, with Curry County...

 

Clovis man killed in collision

A Clovis man was killed early Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Fort Sumner. David Lucio, 50, died at the scene, according to the New Mexico State Police. According to an NMSP release: • The department was called to mile post 334 of...

 

Pages past - Nov. 10

On this date ... 1969: The Clovis Junior Women’s Club had announced its annual home tour. Five Clovis homes were scheduled to be decorated for the holidays and open for public viewing. The homes were located at • 701 E. 21st • 1744 Baronne...

 

Holiday merry-makers

PORTALES — The 2019 Little Miss Merry Christmas candidates have been announced by the Ambassadors of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s field includes 12 girls from ages 5-10 vying for the title. As a part of Portales...

 

Take the time to honor a veteran

It’s hard to believe there are only six left. Can that really be true? Is the Greatest Generation slipping away? When I read the information about this year’s American Legion Post 31’s Veterans...

 

Handmade cards, nutritional testing ahead on show

Information on making handmade cards, nutritional testing and decorating monthly calendar pages will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times...

 

School menus - Nov. 10

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — No school Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini donut. Lunch — turkey & cheese croissant, veggie dippers, ranch dressing, fresh apple, veggie bar. Wednesday: Breakfast — Orange muffin top. Lunch — Chicken tenders,...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 10

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: Closed for Veterans Day Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8-ball pool, 8 a.m. quilting, 11 a.m. line dance, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m....

 

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