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Our people: Aviation aficionado

My name is Carlos Arias. I run my own consulting company and am an aviation aficionado. I'm a pretty positive person whose whole life revolves around my family. I'm also one of the luckiest guys I...

 

Plenty of vets to thank even if not from WWI

About a century ago it was known as “The Great War” or the “War To End All Wars.” We now know it as World War I and today marks 100 years since that horrible war ended. Veterans Day was...

 

Layering a bed, smart snack guidelines ahead on show

Information on how to layer a bed, create inspiration and memories on home décor and following the smart snack guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture for fundraisers will be the...

 

School menus - Nov. 11

Clovis Elementary Monday: Closed Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked fries, veggie cup w/ranch, sidekicks. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Soft taco w/salsa, seasoned pinto beans, seasoned corn,...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 11

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, 10 a.m. beginning line dance, 1 p.m. pinochle, 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise...

 

On the shelves - Nov. 11

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “No Place to Hide” by Lynette Eason leaves Jackie Sellers dumbfounded when she sees her childhood friend and onetime crush on national news and wishes it were under differe...

 

Club notes - Nov. 11

Curry County Association of Educational Retirees Curry County Association of Educational Retirees hosted guest speaker Loralee Woods Hunt, who spoke about the SunZia Southwest Transmission Projects and wind energy farms being developed and...

 

Four in running for Little Miss Merry Christmas

PORTALES — Four girls — ages 5-10 — are vying for the 2018 Little Miss Merry Christmas title sponsored by the Ambassadors of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. As a part of Portales’ holiday tradition, the contest raises funds for the...

 

Opinion: Dear Charlie, Carl: We're keeping your memories forever

Charlie Ledbetter was about 11 years old when he came to eastern New Mexico with his family from Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1907. The Ledbetters settled in the Blacktower community — where Cannon Air Force Base stands today — and spent their days farmi...

 

Opinion: 1939 Post gives taste of the time

I was cleaning out older newspapers, which is a frequent occurrence when you work at a newspaper. My bookshelf needed space, and space could be had by pushing the last three years of archives into the recycle bin. But wait, something here goes back...

 

Opinion: A lot happened between WWII and me

Between the end of World War II and my birth date in 1950 lies a period of which I know little. My birth year marked the start of the Korean conflict and another new era. I was able last week to get...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Congratulations to victors, time to get to work

Election Day is behind us, which means we no longer have to suffer through the endless television commercials and countless mailers dripping with nasty political attacks. But it also means we’ve got a new governor about to take the reins of our...

 

Opinion: Been in a fair number of skirmishes in my life

I believe in nonviolence. But I have not always been successful at practicing my belief. Looking back on my life, I have had a fair number of skirmishes. Growing up, I loved to wrestle. Sometimes the matches would get a little heated but about the ti...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 11

Today • Veterans Day breakfast — 7-11 a.m., American Legion Post 25, 2400 W. Seventh St., Clovis. Information: 575-760-4530 • Holiday Bazaar — 10 a.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Arts, crafts, interactive shopping....

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 11

Monday • Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education work session — Noon, board room, L.C. Cozzens administrative offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 • Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education — 5:15 p.m.,...

 

Officials address water concerns

CLOVIS - Unknowns remain, but state and federal officials did what they could Friday evening to address community concerns of the recently reported contamination to area water wells stemming from...

 

Vander Dussen wins close judge race

CLOVIS — Across more than 3,600 votes cast in Curry County’s contested magistrate judge race, in the end fewer than 200 separated the candidates. Janemarie Vander Dussen, the Republican victor, said it was “nerve-wracking” to watch the votes...

 

Melrose health clinic may close

MELROSE - After eight years providing medical services to the people of Melrose and surrounding communities, the Melrose Health Clinic appears on the verge of closing. That was the message Roosevelt...

 

Honors across ages

CLOVIS - The theme was "No Veteran Walks Alone," and that held up Saturday during the Veterans Day parade in Clovis. Not only did veterans walk and march in company, plenty of others rode on floats...

 

In tribute: Former Causey postmistress did it all

CAUSEY — Mary Lee Terral wore many hats in the village of Causey — mother and wife, seamstress, church pianist, volleyballer and bookkeeper. And for over 40 years, she was the postmistress of the...

 

Shed burns in Clovis

CLOVIS - A shed fire behind a home in the 700 block of Gidding Street covered downtown Clovis in smoke and drew a pair of fire engines shortly before noon on Wednesday. Clovis Fire Chief Mike Nolen...

 

Father's conviction follows son's

CLOVIS — A 61-year old Clovis man was sentenced last week to nine years in prison for a sex crime committed four years earlier on a child in his care, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney. Domingo Bolanos was...

 

Man gets 18 years on drug charges

CLOVIS — With an enhancement for prior felonies, a judge last week sentenced Aaron Clark to 18 years in prison for his convictions in September on third-degree felony child abuse, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence....

 

Juvenile faces burglary charges

CLOVIS — Police on Thursday arrested a juvenile suspect in connection with multiple commercial burglaries, according to a news release. Detectives identified the 17-year old male suspect from business surveillance images and last week executed a...

 

Portales attorney suspended for 9 months

PORTALES — A prominent local attorney is out of the practice in New Mexico for nine months after the state’s supreme court ordered his license suspended last week. Eric Dixon has just under 30 days now to settle his pending cases or find them...

 

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