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Articles from the November 28, 2018 edition

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Organizers expect bigger-than-ever light parade

CLOVIS - Bundle up, because December kicks off in Clovis with a day of seasonal programming near downtown that culminates in the annual "Christmas Lights" parade down the city's Main Street. Organizer...

 

Opinion: Free market means individual choice

I love the free market. The market, liberated from government rules, subject only to the choices of individuals. One of my choices is to not shop on major holidays. If I knew for certain the store...

 

Opinion: City's dad of old an illustrious warrior

“Old Clovis was a Frankish king, “Some fourteen hundred years ago; “He was a warrior fierce and bold, “And vanquished every bloomin’ foe.” — The Story of Clovis, 1909 We can’t...

 

Opinion: Misbehaving adults should be cut from activities

Just when you thought sports parents couldn’t get worse, late last month in Santa Fe, obnoxious adults at — of all things — an elementary school basketball game took it to a new low. And that’s saying something. It’s apparently never too ea...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Broken trust, decades to heal

When deep trust is broken, it is gut wrenching, soul crushing, life altering. When the trust is broken by someone not only in a position of power over us, but someone who holds our deepest spiritual convictions, someone we believe has a special relat...

 

Opinion: 2020 presidential run starts now

As I have stated a number of times, to be a good modern-day politician, you must be able to apply the theory of exaggeration. To do this, you must falsify your data and claim your moral superiority while declaring the moral worthlessness of your oppo...

 

Opinion: Smokey and the wildland/urban interface

A marketing campaign considered by many the most successful in the history of advertising will celebrate a significant milestone next year, and in doing so bring some attention to this part of the state. A group of Forest Service employees and...

 

Faith: Why does God attend worship?

A number of years ago now, I took some of our family 70 miles down the road looking for a little dose of culture. We went to hear the symphony, and, with them, the man who’s arguably the best...

 

Opinion: Sometimes I miss the days when phones were new

I have a love-hate relationship with the telephone, but it wasn’t always that way. Our first phone was part of a party line, a service we shared with seven other families. Each of us had a ring...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 28

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “Marvelous Manners” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information:...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 28

Wednesday • Clovis Senior Center Design and Planning — 1:30 p.m., Clovis city hall, 321 Connelly. Information: 575-769-7908. Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification — 5:30 p.m., Clovis city hall, 321 Connelly. Information:...

 

Grady hoops teams deeper for 2017-18

GRADY — For a second time in four months, Grady coach Rebecca Burns has seen a team she’s coaching adjusting to a new influx of players from San Jon due to a cooperative agreement. Burns, who also is Grady’s volleyball coach, said the...

 

Hounds set to open LSC play

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico basketball programs have been on opposite ends of the spectrum in what has been a short pre-conference schedule. The women come in at 4-1 with a neutral-site blowout Saturday over New Mexico Highlands, while the me...

 

Texico hopes to be one game better in 2A

TEXICO — It doesn’t matter how many games you win if you don’t win the last. Man oh man, did Texico’s boys basketball team learn that the hard way last March at the Pit in Albuquerque. The Wolverines soared into that 3A state title game again...

 

Wolverine girls seek another title, this time in 2A

TEXICO — As the backboard was lighting up in red after Maryelle Dickerman’s buzzer-beating shot, it was on to the next season for Texico’s girls basketball team. Dickerman’s basket had won a 3A state championship for the Lady Wolverines, as...

 

Portales expects bumpy road early in girls season

PORTALES — One would think the silver lining in Portales missing the state volleyball tournament would be that it would give the Portales basketball team an extra week to prepare for the season....

 

Clovis girls figuring things out

CLOVIS — Were Clovis High a smaller school, perhaps fans would see a running, gunning, razzle-dazzling team moving the ball quickly up and down the court this season. Being 5A — a notch smaller th...

 

Train society debuts

CLOVIS - Next stop: North Plains Mall, if you have even a passing interest in the pursuit of model trains or if you're simply looking to marvel at a miniature locomotive. Not to be confused with the...

 

District 63 race going into recount

SANTA FE — As expected, the House District 63 race is going into a recount. The Secretary of State’s Office currently has Clovis Republican Martin Zamora holding a 27-vote lead over incumbent Democrat George Dodge — 2,982-2,955. It’s one of...

 

Two arrested in gun incident at bar

CLOVIS — Two men were arrested early Sunday after one allegedly pointed a gun at a Clovis bar employee and another nearly hit a police officer while driving from the scene. Terrance Martinez, 27, was charged with felony aggravated assault and...

 

Opinion: Bursting with pride for educator

A mysterious invitation from Mesa Elementary principal, Julie Howell, recently arrived. Calling to enquire, the response was vague, just encouraged me to drop by at a certain time on a certain day....

 

Pages past - Nov. 28

On this date ... 1968: Bob Stone, a pioneer businessman and church leader, died at his home in Clovis. Stone, 72, a veteran of World War I, had lived in Clovis since 1916. He operated Stone Grain and...

 

Curry County redesigning site

CLOVIS — Curry County is redesigning its website, and wants the site to feature photographs of the county submitted by citizens. Anybody interested in submitting their own original photographs taken in Curry County can do so via CDs, DVDs or thumb...

 

Plateau to buy local IT firm

CLOVIS — Plateau Telecommunications, Inc. has agreed to purchase local information technology firm Saron Technology, according to a company release. Saron, first established in 2013, has provided IT services to business customers in and around the...

 

Teachers recognized

CLOVIS — A group of 23 teachers in the Clovis Municipal Schools district were recognized by the state as some of its most outstanding teachers, and qualified for salary supplements to be awarded in December, according to a release from the...

 

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