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Articles from the December 1, 2019 edition

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Train enthusiasts break out models at mall

Whirring across a miniature track through molded terrain and plastic towns, model train displays are a holiday tradition. They also give hobbyists a chance to show off their collections. For the past...

 

Trumpeting the cause

CLOVIS - As holiday shoppers rushed in and out of Clovis' Walmart the morning of Black Friday, a lone musician stood playing Christmas songs on her trumpet while soliciting donations for those in...

 

Community dinner

PORTALES - A little bit of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and cranberry sauce. A little slice of dessert. And a few volunteers. Actually, make that a lot of everything above, and one...

 

CCC board to look at contract

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will look at its employment contract with incoming president Charles Nwankwo during its final regular meeting of the year Wednesday morning. The 8 a.m. meeting at CCC’s Room 512 includes an...

 

Curry to consider retainer agreement

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will consider a retainer agreement for lawsuits dealing with groundwater contamination adjacent to Cannon Air Force Base when it meets Tuesday morning. The commissioners will consider an agreement with Napoli Sh...

 

House fire under investigation

CLOVIS — The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a Tuesday house fire in which the homeowner was found dead. According to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched about 5:30 p.m. to a home on the 2500...

 

City to appoint board member

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will look to appoint a new member to the Lodgers Tax Advisory Board after the departure of Chrisula Webb of Holiday Inn Express during its regular meeting this Tuesday. The council will then hold a public...

 

Roosevelt to discuss funding

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will discuss additional funding requests for its Fiscal Year 2020 budget and review its 2020 Capital Outlay priority list during its regular meeting on Tuesday. The commission will also receive reports...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 1

Monday • Civic Center Policy Committee — 3 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654   Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St...

 

Lighthouse bustles at community Thanksgiving

CLOVIS - The Lighthouse Mission was bustling Thanksgiving morning as community members stopped in for a warm meal or dropped by to pick up food for others. Every Thanksgiving, Lighthouse puts on a...

 

One arrested in crash

CLOVIS - A Clovis woman was arrested Friday morning following a high-speed crash in Clovis. Kimberly Thompson, 43, is in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on nine charges in connection to the...

 

NM needs to prepare care for aging population

The fastest-growing population in New Mexico by age are those 65 and older. There was no growth for those age 18 to 64, according to census figures, and a decline for those 17 and younger. And, the trend is expected to continue in the coming...

 

Everyone's a beginner sometime

Everybody who is a professional at something was once a beginner. And everybody who is a beginner was once a person who had no idea the thing they were beginning even existed. I was in the latter category until a few weeks ago, poring over some...

 

Green Act is shamelessly greedy

In a mad dash to expand all their favorite “green” cash grabs before the end of the year, House Democrats have published their most bloated smash and grab yet. They call it the Green Act, but a better name might be the Greed Act. The bill...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    December 1, 2019

Thanksgiving a holiday that calls us home

According to progressive websites, Thanksgiving is a day devoted to arguing with your right-wing uncle. According to advertisements, it’s the day before Black Friday. In reality, it is a most American holiday. It dates from before the...

 

Another viewpoint: Bloomberg apology one of convenience

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg suddenly feels regret — just in time for his run for president. As mayor of New York for 12 years, Bloomberg oversaw an aggressive, tough on crime, stop-and-frisk policy that disproportionately targeted African...

 

Still a little cynical about Frosty

Maybe it’s because my first viewing of “Rudolph” occurred when I was 4 years old and my first viewing of “Frosty the Snowman” happened when I was a worldly wise 9-year-old, but I’ve always been extra cynical about Frosty. The animated TV...

 

Wind doesn't deter shoppers

A whirlwind of shoppers braved a wintry eastern New Mexico wind for Small Business Saturday. Temperatures in the 40s, and sustained winds around 30 mph most of the day, didn’t deter those determined to get a good start on their Christmas shopping....

 

Train cars derail near Fort Sumner

Nine train cars derailed west of Fort Sumner early Saturday morning, but no injuries or hazardous material spills were reported. Jim Sloan of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway said the incident occurred just before 3 a.m. Saturday, blocking...

 

Pages past - Dec. 1

On this date ... 1969: A black airman at Cannon Air Force was being court-martialed for refusing to cut his hair. Airman First Class August Doyle said he believed the order to cut his Afro-style was unlawful because it was an expression of his black...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 1

Today • Clovis Area Train Society model train display — Noon-5 p.m., North Plains Mall, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: email [email protected] • Cider and Song — 5-8 p.m., Parkland Baptist Church, 921 Parkland Drive, Clovis....

 

Fan of small-community lifestyle

Donna Barrera has been in Portales for nearly 27 years after her husband and her moved here to raise a family in the 1990s. She says she loves the small-community feel and how the faith in the...

 

Good to think about expressions of appreciation, courtesy

I didn’t immediately recognize the neat and nicely dressed lady in the community room of the nursing home. She called me by name so I had to ask her for her name. As soon as she told me I was...

 

Making facings, using lightbox ahead on show

Information on using Kraft-tex for totebags, making facings as an outside accent and using a lightbox for paper piece quilt designs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m....

 

School menus - Dec. 1

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage and cheese sandwich. Lunch — BBQ drumstick, baked tater tots, garden, salad, mini carrots, ranch chilled apple, veggie bar. Tuesday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, scalloped...

 

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