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Articles from the November 18, 2018 edition

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Our people: A hippie at heart

My name is Brian Berry. I own Back Road Designs where I do everything from motorcycles to custom restorations and general fabrication. I consider myself a hippie at heart. I try to live as self...

 

Clovis tops racino feasibility study

CLOVIS — In spite of some noted opposition, horse racetrack and casino proposals in Clovis are expected to bring more new dollars to New Mexico than either of the proposals in two other cities, according to a feasibility study recently completed... Full story

 

Mindfulness and mandalas ahead on show

Information on ways for parents to implement mindfulness in their own parenting styles and patterns and information on making mandalas will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30...

 

School menus - Nov. 18

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel w/cream cheese. Lunch — Nacho chicken pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, apple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Sloppy joe on a bun, baked fries, veggie...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 18

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 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....

 

No luck chatting with local wildlife

I talk to the animals. That’s right, in case you don’t read my column regularly you might not know that. Of course if you see me on the Eastern New Mexico University campus hollering up into the... Full story

 

On the shelves - Nov. 18

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Map of True Places” by Brunonia Barry begins with a brief visit home to Salem yet turns into the beginning of a larger journey. Suddenly having to care for her ailing...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 18

Sunday • Community-wide Thanksgiving service — 7 p.m. Central Christian Church, 1528 S. Main, Portales. Information: 575-356-6001 Monday • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m., 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis....

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 18

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales....

 

Jail logs - Nov. 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Thursday: Clovis • Roberto Medina, 23, driving while license suspended or revoked • Earl Large, 26, driving while license suspended or revoked • Amber Segovia, 32, probation violation ...

 

Police stand off with kidnapping suspect

CLOVIS — A SWAT team response and evacuation/lockdown on properties near the Clovis Apartments on Wednesday ended with the arrest of a Clovis man accused of kidnapping. Cesar Murillo, 38, was...

 

Governor lauds plant expansion

CLOVIS — Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday congratulated Cummins Inc. on news the company was expanding its presence in Clovis. The company expansion, done through the Clovis Industrial Development C...

 

Public record - Nov. 18

The following marriage licenses were filed through Thursday at the Curry County Clerk’s Office: • Gerardo Valenzuela Mora, 18, to Rosa Elia Hernandez, 18, both of Clovis • Juan Reyes Medina, 37, to Veronica Jimenez Apodaca, 39, both of Clovis...

 

School board updated on district building projects

CLOVIS — Though it wasn't listed among the baker's dozen of action and discussion items on the agenda for the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, Deputy...

 

Water officials: Construction of pipeline on track

TEXICO — As construction on an interim groundwater pipeline is on track to start by year's end, board members of The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility authority last week were hopeful to keep that...

 

Man convicted for repeat DWI

CLOVIS — A Clovis man faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison after being convicted last week of his sixth DWI offense. A Curry County jury found Gerardo Vasquez, 43, guilty of third-degree felony "driving while under the influence of intoxication...

 

Jury convicts sex offender after mistrial

CLOVIS —A sex-crime case ending in mistrial earlier this year resulted in a conviction last week. Glenn Gumbrecht, 56, of Clovis, was found guilty of third-degree felony criminal sexual penetration following a two-day trial before Judge Matthew...

 

Opinion: Thanks for the pickin', grinnin' and 'Yesterday'

For those of us old enough to remember when television brought families together — in the same room at the same time, with commercial interruption because that was the only choice back then — Thursday was a sad day. Roy Clark died. He was country...

 

Opinion: Take your time, just get it right

A few election cycles ago, a reporter turned in an election story. The story included everything you’d expect. Vote tallies. Quotes from the winners. Quotes from the runnersup — at least the ones whose cell phones didn’t mysteriously straight...

 

Opinion: Extend a hand, not a hammer

First, let me congratulate Democrats for taking the U.S. House of Representatives from the Republicans. Whether that is good news, however, depends on what the party whose standard bearer is not a...

 

Opinion: That time the flu kept us all home

Remember that time when nobody was allowed to go to restaurants or to school or even to the movies? Fortunately, none of us are old enough to remember. But that’s what happened 100 years ago....

 

Opinion: Rule could bring more transparency to drug prices

Whether you lean red or blue when it comes to politics, everyone should demand clarity when it comes to costs. And a draft rule now working its way through the halls of our federal government promises to bring a little clarity to the opaque subject...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 18, 2018

Clovis approves new collective bargaining agreement with police

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission on Thursday approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the Clovis Police Department, in most ways similar to the existing framework. With no discussion and by a 7-0 vote — Helen Casaus was absent — t...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 18, 2018

Curry, Roosevelt schools make passing grades

The good news for Curry County and Roosevelt County public schools on Thursday? Everybody passed, although some — see Melrose — finished a little better than others. The bad news? It wasn’t quite honor roll-level good, with the C’s...

 

Grady grad national champion meat judge

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. — A 2016 Grady High School graduate went from judging meat as a kid in 4-H and FFA to last week becoming a national champion in the field. Koby Valentine, a junior at Texas Tech University who grew up between Clovis and Melrose,...

 

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