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Articles from the November 29, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 29, 2020

State releases details of county based risk system

SANTA FE — The state will relax some of its public health restrictions on Wednesday, but details of a county based COVID-19 risk system show reopening will be a slow process. The office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced its first phase of...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 29, 2020

Clovis approving CARES Act apps for about 80 businesses

CLOVIS — About 80 Clovis businesses are expected to see pandemic-related relief expenses from the CARES Act small business continuity grants. The city has approved applications ranging from a few thousand dollars to $100,000. City officials said...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 29, 2020

Lighthouse receptionist retires

CLOVIS — Marie Gomez has been with the Lighthouse Mission for 35 years, most recently as its receptionist. But Executive Director and son Richard Gomez said the void she leaves in her retirement this month goes far beyond any job title. “She was...

 

Curry Christmas tree to go up Monday morning

CLOVIS — The Curry County Christmas tree is set to go up Monday morning, according to a representative of the High Plains Historical Foundation that helps decorate the tree and provide its decorations. Work will begin 9 a.m. Monday, said Patsy...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 29

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Tuesday  • Roosevelt County Commission — 1:30 p.m., Jake Lopez Building, Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, 705 E. Lime, Portales. No public access. Livestream available on YouTube...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 29

Monday  • Noontime Music Faculty Recital Series — Noon, ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video recital featuring repertoire composed for clarinet, trumpet, and piano. Recital will include the world premiere of “Day Trips,” an eight-movement work by...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 29, 2020

COVID-19 relief bill passes Legislature special session

SANTA FE — A COVID-19 relief bill was passed by New Mexico Legislature during a special session on Tuesday. The bill will provide over $300 million to various sectors of New Mexicos economy that are struggling during the second shut-down of the pan...

 

Opinion: Leal's owner: 'City attacked my integrity'

Just when you thought government couldn’t possibly inflict any more grief on a small business owner … welcome to the city of Clovis. City officials announced last week they would be capping CARES...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 29, 2020

Opinion: Thanksgiving Day under assault

We live in a time of heedless iconoclasm, and so one of the country’s oldest traditions is under assault. Thanksgiving is increasingly portrayed as, at best, based on falsehoods and, at worst, a...

 
 By Walt Rubel    Voices    November 29, 2020

Opinion: Please don't let me bleed to death in the street

LAS CRUCES — I was originally not going to include Libertarian candidate Bob Walsh in the U.S. Senate election interviews we conducted recently on community radio, but my co-host, Peter Goodman, argued that if Walsh was on the ballot he needed to...

 

Opinion: Surely Christians can save the Christmas holiday

I could not have been more wrong about how the election would affect the Great Pandemic Panic. I assumed that if Biden won, or the left could claim he won, the WuFlu would be consigned to the hazmat container of history. Why lockdown the country,...

 

Opinion: EPA serves as ecological conscience

It may be the sort of birthday where someone shouts, “50 candles blazing on the cake? Are you crazy? Why don’t we just fill a pinata with cow methane while we’re at it???” I’m speaking of the 50th anniversary of the Environmental...

 

Opinion: Crusade to close schools unnecessary

In the suburbs of Philadelphia, Montgomery County’s Board of Health issued an order by unanimous vote this month to shut down all in-person learning at school for two weeks. The reason for the shutd...

 

Pages past, Nov. 29: Weather windy, preachers on move

On this date ... 1975: The clouds over the High Plains promised more moisture than they delivered, but wind took folks' minds off the breach of promise, the Clovis News-Journal reported. The blustery...

 

State Bar to offer free virtual workshop

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Bar will offer a free virtual workshop Dec. 9 for estate planning, probate services and institutional Medicaid. The webinar is presented by the Legal Resources for the Elderly Program, and will run 11 a.m.-noon....

 

Jail log - Nov. 29

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Brandon Storseth, 26, failure to comply with specific requirements • Stephanie Knight, 32, receiving/transferring stolen motor vehicles, concealing identity, resisting,...

 

Local communities to still get some Christmas cheer

In the midst of a pandemic lockdown, local Christmas activities will be scarce this holiday season. And much like many other activities in 2020, the few holiday activities still taking place will look different this year. Both the Clovis and...

 

We have a lot to be thankful for - believe it or not

Many years ago I was prompted to take notice of how I prayed. Too often my prayers were more of a list of requests than they were a time of thanking God. I got better, but I’m not perfect and...

 

Folding paper ahead on show

Information on making various items by transforming patterned paper through folding, and doing stumpwork embroidery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon...

 

School menus - Nov. 29

Editor’s note: Meal service is to go due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal information is provided by school officials or websites. Contact individual schools for specific details. Clovis schools Monday: Breakfast, blueberry muffin; Lunch, spaghetti...

 

On the shelves - Nov. 29

The books listed below are now available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library itself is closed to the public, but patrons can visit the online catalog at clovis.polarislibrary.com or call 575-769-7840 to request a specific...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 29

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk Monday: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes w/cream gravy, green beans, dinner roll, spiced pears Tuesday: Beef soup with potatoes and onions,...

 

Anniversary - Nov. 29

Newberry C.D. "Spud" and Laura Beth (Cook) Newberry of Clovis celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 19 at their home. The two were married Nov. 19, 1955, at Missionary Baptist Church in...

 

ENMU catcher leaving for Texas coaching job

PORTALES - Parker Smith was blessed with the athletic ability to be a collegiate softball player, and the decisiveness to know exactly what she wanted to do as a career. "I never wanted to be...

 

Farwell boys cruise to victory over Ropes

ROPESVILLE, Texas — Farwell’s boys started fast in each half and the Steers cruised to a 61-29 victory over Ropes on Tuesday night. Farwell (2-1) scored the game’s first six points and was never headed. Leading 30-9 at the intermission, the...

 

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