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Articles from the November 21, 2018 edition

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Gathering together

There's no need to eat alone this Thanksgiving, not with free community meals prepared to serve hundreds in Portales and Clovis. Two such annual events are entering their 16th or 17th year running,...

 

Opinion: Despite differences, many reasons to be thankful around here

It’s not easy to find much we can be collectively thankful for in these divisive political times. So we’ll toss out a few issues that we think we can mostly agree on this holiday week: • While we’re not all thankful eastern New Mexico could...

 

Salvation Army seeks volunteers

CLOVIS - Hark, for bell and kettle season is nigh upon us. Clovis' Salvation Army office is recruiting volunteers to take part in its iconic seasonal fundraiser, ringing the bell and collecting... Full story

 

Opinion: I'll keep my loopholes, thank you

In those moments when my skepticism falters, the recent midterm elections threaten to give me a little hope. It doesn’t last long. A Congress divided between Republicans and Democrats brings the...

 

Opinion: Wishing you blessings of family, too

Picture this: An Arkansas preacher and teacher have six sons who grow up, get married and have children of their own. Then those children grow up and have their own kids. Even the cousins have cousins, and our extended families grow and grow … and...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 21

Today • GriefShare grief support group — 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., Room 203, Clovis. Information: 760-917-3051 or 575-309-4208 • Deadline to enter a float in the Cannon Air Force Base Holiday Parade — 5 p.m....

 

Pages past - Nov. 21

On this date ... 1899: Evelina Twilla was an infant, having been born Nov. 19, 1899. She was born in Tennessee, but her family settled in the Field community (west Curry County today) when she was about 8. The pioneer settler wrote about her...

 

Jail logs - Nov. 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Judas Gonzales, 46, parole violation • Marcello Garza, 42, failure to pay fines • Maria Olivas, 33, probation violation • Miguel Galvan, 31, aggravated battery against...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 21

Monday • Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautifcation Committee — 5 p.m., Clovis city hall. Information: 575-769-7870. Dec. 10 • Clovis High Plains Historical Foundation — 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N....

 

Roosevelt County appoints clerk

PORTALES - Roosevelt County has a new clerk, made official Tuesday with the appointment of Stephanie Hicks and recognition of her predecessor in the county's commission meeting. DeAun Searle was...

 

Opinion: Treasures lost, now treasures found

After 17 years in the same room, at the same desk, in the same chair, I cleaned last week. Oh, I've allowed the cleaning crew to run a vacuum through a few times, and I dusted once, and Kevin Wilson...

 

Opinion: Grateful for family heritage of gathering together

Unlike those merry characters in the folk song, “Over the River and Through the Woods,” I’ve never once boarded a sleigh and raced through “white and drifted snow” to my grandmother’s...

 

Clovis High briefly locked down

CLOVIS — Clovis High School had a brief lockdown Monday afternoon, and two teens were arrested in an incident that started with a plastic imitation gun. According to a release from the Clovis Police Department, officers were dispatched to CHS...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 21, 2018

Curry moves ahead on Main Street property purchases

CLOVIS - Following an executive session that lasted nearly twice the length of the regular meeting that preceded it, the Curry County Commission moved ahead on purchasing three Main Street...

 

What to give when you give

CLOVIS — ’Tis the season for giving, and ’tis the season for food drives. It’s a pretty safe bet you’ve already seen at least one holiday food drive going on, and it’s a virtual guarantee you’ll see more in the last few months of 2018....

 

Kilgore construction complete

PORTALES — The city of Portales has notified residents that construction work on Kilgore Street at the intersection of Second and Kilgore is complete. The street is now open to traffic....

 

Chamber taking nominations

CLOVIS — The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for awards to be given at its 2019 chamber banquet. The banquet is scheduled for Jan. 18 at the Clovis Civic Center. Ticket sales begin Dec. 3. Nominating forms are...

 

Faith: We share similarities, but Father Tim the better pastor

I’ve been enjoying re-reading Jan Karon’s books set in Mitford, North Carolina, centering on the life and ministry of the community’s Episcopal priest, Father Tim Kavanagh. I like Father Tim....

 

Opinion: Clovis students learning joy of teaching

I recently heard about a great program going on at our Clovis High School Freshman Academy. Called, “Educational Methodology,” it is facilitated by CHSFA’s versatile Tiffany Grimes. Grimes has...

 

Steers to face Stratford in area round

It’s a long arduous road to a Texas state football championship. And Farwell has taken just one step so far. Friday, the Steers (10-1) will try to take the next one when they play Stratford (6-5) in the Texas 2A D2 Area round at River Road High Sch...

 

ENMU women handed first loss

ABILENE, Texas — Longtime fans of Eastern New Mexico will fondly remember a time when the Abilene Christian Wildcats were a Lone Star Conference rival and the teams usually had a pair of close...

 

UTEP avoids Greyhound upset

EL PASO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico ended Monday night just five minutes away from pulling off what would have easily been the biggest win of the Tres Segler era, even it it technically wouldn’t h...

 

Rotich gets NCAA national invite

PORTALES — The NCAA sent a message Sunday that the South Central region is the cream of the Division II cross country crop, with seven teams selected for both the men’s and women’s national...

 

Rams welcome Tigers

PORTALES — So, it’s back to the state 4A semifinals for the Portales football team. But, the Rams managed to reach this point last year and things didn’t turn out so well. It is of course a... Full story

 

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