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Articles from the February 12, 2017 edition

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Business beautification funding returns

Just like the people who set up businesses there, Portales MainStreet wants to liven up its downtown area, according to Executive Director Sandy Vigil. "Portales MainStreet sees the value of having...

 

Our People: For the love of Clovis

Charlotte Crowder was born in Colorado. She grew up in a family that was heavily involved in horse showing. The family was very active in Gymkhana every weekend and the shows didn't slow down until a...

 

Crowd surprises with a cappella 'Star Spangled Banner'

I doubted that it could happen in this day and age, but I was wrong. I wasn’t even sure that a crowd at a high school basketball game could get it together and sing the “Star Spangled Banner...

 

Senior calendar - Feb. 12

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, noon p.m. pinochle, 5 p.m. business meeting, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8...

 

Pink, red mark big day

Valentine's Day is Tuesday, and I asked a few friends what their Valentine's Day plans and style look like. Here, they share their 2017 Valentine's Day and what they'll most likely be wearing, or...

 

School menus - Feb. 12

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast wrap. Lunch — Cheeseburger mac and cheese, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken nuggets w/bbq sauce, mashed potatoes w/gravy,...

 

Choose the right batting for quilts

Information on using inks and stamps to create backgrounds for projects, making junk journals, and creating an English Garden will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30...

 

Club notes - Feb. 12

Curry County Retired Educators Our guest speaker Mr. Whitehurst has a rich history of community activism and involvement through the Lion's Club and the area gun club. During his presentation, we were given insight to the proposed trap/skeet/archery...

 

On the shelves - Feb. 12

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Indians of Arizona and New Mexico documents the little-known world of a young French priest who lived among the Indian tribes in Arizona and New Mexico during the...

 

ENMU runner has strong debut

ALBUQUERQUE — Omer Almog had a debut to remember for Eastern New Mexico University. In his first indoor track meet for the Greyhounds, Almog broke a pair of school records and set provisional NCAA qualifying times at the Don Kirby Invitational. He...

 

PREP SWIMMING: Cats, Lady Cats look for top 5 state finishes

CLOVIS — For veteran Clovis High swimming coach Vincent de Maio, a fifth-place team finish in next weekend's state meet at Albuquerque Academy for either the boys or girls would be quite an...

 

Weather service: Six inches of snow possible

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has upgraded predicted snow levels for the next few days, following a special weather briefing on Saturday. Senior Meteorologist Chuck Jones said dry and un...

 

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds improve to 6-0 with 10-1 rout

ATLANTA — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team continued to breeze through the early portion of its schedule on Saturday, blowing out Clark Atlantic 10-1 in the second game of a four-day, six-game stop in the Peach City. Right-hander...

 

Love's in the air...

Floral shop owners in eastern New Mexico agree Valentine’s Day, the holiday of the red rose, presents its busiest time for them. It also presents unique ways for customers to express their affection, they added. “Money wise it is our biggest...

 

Events calendar - Feb. 12

Monday • Page Turners book club — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Book: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. Information 575-763-9687 Tuesday • The Great Benjamin’s Circus performing dogs — 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. at Curry County...

 

Meetings calendar - Feb. 12

Monday • Ad Hoc Shooting Range committee — 5:30 p.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday • Water Policy Advisory Board — 8:30 a.m. at city hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday • Chamber Board of Directors...

 

Martinez should demand answers in Martens case

It’s been well established that Fabian Gonzales, one of three people charged in August’s rape and murder of 10-year-old Victoria Martens, should have been under close supervision by the criminal justice system — or even possibly behind bars...

 

Gotta love this time of year

I look forward to this day every year. Feb. 14 — or some day close to that, depending on our schedules — just might be the most emotional, heartfelt day of the year for me and my best friend. Now...

 

Dad's birthday tough after his death

Dad would have celebrated a birthday this past Thursday. The candle count would’ve been 76. Every Feb. 9 is a tough one. It’s gotten easier over the years since he died in 2002 at just age 61....

 

Invoking Rule 19 against Warren a cop-out

We all get overheated sometimes. My friend believes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, but still got in a screaming match with his dad about the logical location for the second shooter. I nearly raised my voice when I found out an eight-months-pregnant...

 

Clovis native was 'busy surviving' in World War II

Bennie Aday, 94, narrowly escaped death twice in World War II. A left-seat pilot on B-24s, the Clovis native flew 50 missions against railroads, oil refineries and aircraft plants in France, Italy and...

 

Fair entertainment announced

Organizers for the Curry County Fair have released the first bit of information about what they’re planning in a 2017 theme of “5 Days of Fun.” The fair is scheduled Aug. 15-19 at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Three concerts are announced in...

 

Q&A: Portales city manager discusses projects, funding

Editor's note: Portales City Manager Sammy Standefer discussed several topics as part of a periodic series checking up on issues related to the city. At what stage is the Portales fire substation?...

 

Santa Fe blanks Clovis in OT, wins 54-39

CLOVIS — In a low-scoring affair dictated by runs, Santa Fe had the last and biggest on Saturday night. After giving up a 10-point fourth-quarter lead and needing a 3-point play to force overtime,...

 

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