Articles from the April 21, 2016 edition

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ENMU reverts to previous softball series schedule

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University has issued a second time change for its Lone Star Conference softball seires at Tarleton State. The series will be played as originally planned, with doubleheaders 5 p.m. (CDT) Friday and 1 p.m. (CDT)...

 

Judge declines bond ruling

STAFF WRITER esca[email protected] Judge Donna Mowrer declined to make a ruling on a bond reduction request made by Jason Ford at his probation violation arraignment on Thursday morning. Ford, who was allegedly involved in the April 11 incident i... Full story

 

Prince, pop icon, dies at 57

Staff and wire reports Prince Rogers Nelson was known as Prince, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, and back to Prince again. No matter the name, he was regarded as one of his generation’s most im...

 

Q&A: ENMU student sole NM invitee to research conference

An Eastern New Mexico University student recently represented his school at the 2016 National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Asheville, North Carolina. Aaron Massey, a health and physical...

 

Brown: Hats tell stories about people

The top of a person’s head can tell you a lot about ‘em and what they’re up to that day. A cowboy hat certainly stands out these days, but look closer. Felt hat or straw hat? If it’s... Full story

 

Rodriguez: LPs were entertainment of choice

I'm getting to be a little more "I’m not so old" than what I thought I was. Lately, I’ve been thinking back to the good ol’ days, and then a newsflash blinks across my brain. These good ol’ da...

 

Habitat breaks ground on new home

Staff writer [email protected] Locals gathered at a ceremony in Clovis Thursday morning to observe Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties break ground on its latest project, marking t...

 

To do list — April 22

Today • Teen program — 2 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 13-18. Activity: Zen coloring. Information: 575-356-3940 Saturday • Kiwanis flower sale — 8 a.m.-noon at C&S parking lot. Proceeds to benefit youth activities. Information:...

 

Brandon: We're all valuable to Christ

I have seen three Presidents in my lifetime. I was at the National Prayer Breakfast some years ago in Washington, DC. and heard George W. Bush speak. Then in the 50s, Dwight Eisenhower made a stop in... Full story

 

Shelburne: Good cannot exist without evil, suffering

It’s one of the oldest questions in the world. And maybe the hardest: How can a completely good and powerful God allow suffering? The question ranks among the handful that truly matter. As the...

 

Law enforcers should rethink public safety

For those who are keeping track, here’s a rundown of some recent law enforcement priorities set by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department: If a mom in a low-income area goes into a gym and leaves her 11-year-old in the car with the doors... Full story

 

McManigal: Making laws much like littering

I always try to leave my surroundings a little better than I find them. If I see a problem needing to be fixed, I do my best to fix it. Kent McManigal Sometimes leaving the world better means picking...

 

Render: Doctors next targets for gender suits

While surfing around the web recently, I stumbled on a site called Dell Youth Learning. This site informs one that gender refers to whether a word is masculine, feminine or neuter. Rube Render The sit...

 

Meetings Watch — Clovis City Commission, April 21

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners and Mayor David Lansford attended. Lansford had to leave at 6 p.m.; Mayor Pro Tem Juan Garza ran the final 20 minutes of the meeting in his absence. All... Full story

 

Prince remembered for musical influence

Staff and wire reports Prince Rogers Nelson was known as Prince, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, and back to Prince again. No matter the name, he was regarded as one of his generation’s most important artists. Nelson, who released 39 studio...

 

Habitat breaks ground on new home

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Executive Director Mike Gray lead the Marquez family of Clovis on a tour of their future home of Gidding Street. The hom...

 

Shooting preliminary examination postponed

Staff report A preliminary examination slated Thursday for the man accused in connection with a Clovis shooting earlier this month has been reset. Arthur Ferro, 46, was arrested April 3 for allegedly receiving stolen property in connection with 28...

 

CCC to host transfer fair

Staff report Clovis Community College will host a college transfer fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the college’s commons area. The fair is open to all. It will include representatives from American Public University, Eastern New Mexico... Full story

 

Faith: Jewish locals gather to observe Passover

Staff writer [email protected] The Jewish community may be the minority in the Clovis/Portales area, but that doesn’t stop locals from gathering to observe one of the most significant holidays in Judaism — Passover. According to Cannon Air...

 

Police blotter — April 22

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 4:59 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 2000 block of North Prince Street. • 7:05 a.m.: Leaving scene of crash with...

 

Opinion: Why does a good and powerful God allow suffering?

Religion columnist It’s one of the oldest questions in the world. And maybe the hardest: How can a completely good and powerful God allow suffering? The question ranks among the handful that truly... Full story

 

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