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Articles from the December 6, 2020 edition

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 By Lily Martin    News    December 6, 2020

Saliva tests arrive locally

CLOVIS — On Friday the New Mexico Department of Health announced that Clovis and Portales will be two of 10 locations in southeast New Mexico that will have their COVID-19 testing expanded to include saliva tests. “The sites are already...

 

Staff sergeant to be honored for heroism

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - A staff sergeant stationed at Cannon Air Force Base will be honored Thursday for his heroism during an eight-hour battle. Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, a special tactics...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 6

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Wednesday  • City of Clovis Economic Incentive Board — 7:30 a.m., virtual format. The public is invited to view the meeting on Suddenlink Chanel 10, www.cityofclovis.org, and on Fac...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 6

Monday  • Clovis-Carver Public Library Stitch Addicts stitch — 6:30 p.m., via Google Meet. Contact Sara at [email protected] to RSVP or to obtain Google Meet link. Information: 575-763-9687  • ENMU faculty recital: Dr. Miles...

 

Region sees 66 new cases of COVID-19

Eastern New Mexico reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday — 48 in Curry County and 18 in Roosevelt — as part of the state’s overall confirmation of 2,080 new cases. The report included 33 deaths, with none reported in Curry or Roosevelt...

 

Opinion: Newspaper columnist championed liberty

Walter Williams, one of the world’s greatest champions of liberty, passed away last week at the age of 84. His life and ideas, often expressed in his newspaper columns published in Clovis and Portales for decades, will never be forgotten. Born in...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    December 6, 2020

Opinion: Georgia fraud claims beyond bizarre

There is no evidence that Lin Wood and Sidney Powell are secretly working for the Democratic National Committee, but no one has definitively disproved it, either. That’s the kind of conspiratorial r...

 

Opinion: Golf is a COVID-19 safe activity

The state of California has felt like a minimum-security prison for eight months. In the name of fighting the pandemic and preventing our hospitals from being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, the pol...

 

Opinion: Pickup plan gift to Amazon's bottom line

Christmas online sales are predicted to increase 33 percent to a record of $189 billion, according to the wizards at Adobe Analytics. Merry Winter Break Jeff Bezos! What this means for consumers is you’re being drafted into the Gig Economy. The...

 

Opinion: Erasing white voices not answer

People might get tired of stories about my father Ted and his summer in Mississippi. They might roll their eyes when I, once again, write about how he faced hostility and the KKK during his time in...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 6, 2020

Roosevelt approves second round of grants

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission approved its second round of CARES Act grants for small businesses at their meeting on Tuesday. A total of 12 businesses were approved for funds with the amount cumulating at $118,790.55. This round...

 

No injuries in Friday house fire

CLOVIS - Clovis fire crews battled a house fire Friday afternoon, with no injuries reported. The fire was still under investigation Saturday afternoon, but Clovis Deputy Fire Chief Byron Dixon said...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 6, 2020

CCC board approves fall graduating class

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met last Wednesday to go over end of the year business, including approval of the Fall 2020 graduating class. Included in this semester’s class are 86 students receiving associate degrees,...

 
 By David Stevens    News    December 6, 2020

Pages past, Dec. 6: Furniture, cold temps, and an opera star

On this date ... 1950: Portales was about to be home to a “new and bigger” McGee Furniture Co. at 308 E. State St. The “gigantic grand opening” was set for the weekend with “valuable...

 

Clovis announces CARES Act allocations

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis announced allocations of CARES Act grants this week from its $4.2 million pool, with 55 businesses or nonprofits receiving $1.502 million in continuity grants through Friday. A total of 87 entities applies for the...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    December 6, 2020

NMAA approves new sports calendar

There’s almost no one in the United States — or the world, for that matter — who hasn’t had to make significant adjustments due to the coronavirus pandemic. That certainly includes the New Mexico Activities Association, which for the third ti...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    December 6, 2020

Muleshoe squads dominate

MULESHOE — You could say that both games on Friday night between Muleshoe and Amarillo Highland Park were a little rough around the edges. Not that it really mattered much, especially after the early going. The Lady Mules held Highland Park...

 

Mayfield posts second-place run

ARLINGTON, Texas - Through two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Clovis native Shad Mayfield has posted more than $20,000 in earnings and a second-place run at Globe Life Field. Mayfield,...

 

Bovina boys basketball off to flying start

BOVINA — The Bovina boys basketball team got its season off to a flying start on Tuesday night with a 53-42 victory over Morton. The Mustangs led throughout, building a 21-point cushion heading into the final canto before the Indians (0-4) scored m...

 

Local non-profits struggling in pandemic

In the midst of a pandemic, the services provided by local non-profits are more needed than ever, while the donations that make those services happen have declined, according to officials operating...

 

'Big dog' can be measured in terms of personality

If you can’t run with the big dogs you just as well stay home on the porch. Those that read my column all the time know my pets are a bit of the Mutt and Jeff persuasion. Ranger, the boy dog, tips...

 

Stenciling icing ahead on show

Information on stenciling icing on cookies, and using a Klic-N-Cut for scrapbooking or card making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times...

 

On the shelves - Dec. 6

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 it...

 

School menus - Dec. 6

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 Manager’s choice through December. Meals may be...

 

Senior calendar - Dec. 6

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk and tossed salad w/dressing Monday: Sloppy joe on a bun, potato wedges, mixed veggies, yogurt Tuesday: Turkey soup, 1/2 ham sandwich, salad & p...

 

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