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Articles from the December 16, 2018 edition

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Our people: Passionate painter

My name is Sarah Bice. I am an artist living in Bovina with my seven sweet babies. I was born in Gatesville, Texas, in 1985. I come from a large family with six brothers and four sisters. We moved to...

 

Soul speaks at ENMU

PORTALES - Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away in August. But her influence lived on during the commencement address at Eastern New Mexico University's graduation ceremony on Saturday at G...

 

Family Christmases were always memorable

At the first Christmas in Portales, Santa Claus showed up in cowboy boots, riding a grey donkey. That’s right, he didn’t exactly fit the description that Clement Clarke Moore had portrayed 76 years earlier in his poem “The Night Before...

 

Scrapbooking and paper crafts ahead on show

Information on new tools available for scrapbooking and other paper crafts, making homemade soap and doing contemporary open embroidery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Diane...

 

School menus - Dec. 16

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Bagel w/cream cheese. Lunch — Hot dog in a serape w/cheese, baked fries, steamed broccoli and carrots, fruit cup. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — French bread pizza, veggie cup...

 

Senior calendar - Dec. 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise equipment, 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. pinochle class, 10 a.m. beginning line dance, 1 p.m....

 

Club notes - Dec. 16

Portales Woman’s Club President Amber Hamilton called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 13th at the club building. Ronnie Birdsong introduced Melanie Patrick who spoke on “Life at Cannon.” Patrick selected a book for the club to...

 

On the shelves - Dec. 16

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Complete James Herriot eight-volume set, donated in memory of Tristan Nigel Hays, presents ageless tales drawn from the veterinary practice and country life of English...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 16

Today • Kids Day Out — 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center, 1001 W.18th St., Portales. Open to kindergarten-sixth grade. $5 per child. Crafts, sports, scooters, etc. Information: 575-356-8598 • Clovis Community Band “Holiday Fanfare...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 16

Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales....

 

Holiday faith calendar

Today • Christmas Cantata — 11 a.m., University Baptist Church, 1012 W. 15th St., Portales. Information: 575-356-4501 Dec. 21 • Light & Wonder family Christmas service — 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Faith Christian Family Church, 3401 N. Norris St.,...

 

Opinion: Messy neighbors can't be forced to meet our standards

The problem first appeared in biblical times. Deuteronomy 19:14 tried to resolve it: “You shall not move your neighbor’s landmark ...” Alas, property disputes remain. Public officials in...

 

Opinion: Dog park worth consideration

Geraldine Barber came by the Santa Rosa newspaper office recently to register a grievance — too many people are letting their dogs “do their business,” as they say, in other people’s yards. She was particularly disturbed by a big pile of dog...

 

Opinion: Electric vehicles offer breakthrough

The most telling thing about the sharp swings in gasoline prices is that the United States is still beholden to Saudi Arabia despite the shale boom. That reflects the fundamental risk of continuing to rely on gasoline cars. However many of us...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Learning license requirements shared responsibility

Wouldn’t it be great, now that the state Motor Vehicle Division has eased up on the requirements for a driver authorization card (DAC), if all New Mexicans showed up at the neighborhood MVD office with the documents they need, and all state and...

 

Home damaged in Thursday fire

CLOVIS — A Clovis home was damaged by a fire caused by a space heater early Thursday morning, sending two teenagers to the hospital. Clovis Fire Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said a blaze inside a home in the 3200 block of Vinton Street around 4...

 

Twelve local schools awarded

Twelve local schools were among the 41 public elementary schools statewide to earn a HealthierUS Challenge Award from the USDA, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health. Silver and gold award-wining schools were given...

 

Jail logs - Dec. 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday-Thursday: Clovis • Mary Gutierrez, 51, probation violation • Jonathan Gutierrez, 32, use of telephone to terrify, threaten, harass, annoy or offend • Isaiah Johnson, 21, failure to...

 

High winds blow down trees, signs

Winds exceeded some highway speed limits across the region on Thursday, with gusts as high as 65 mph recorded at Cannon Air Force Base. "Eastern New Mexico is typically a windy spot across the...

 

Commissioners table Clovis land purchase

CLOVIS — A land purchase under consideration Thursday by the Clovis City Commission was tabled pending additional review by the city’s Economic Incentive Board for potential water issues. The recommended purchase of 633 acres west of Cannon Air...

 

Panel still reviewing deadly shooting

CLOVIS — A panel of three district attorneys from other parts of the state are still reviewing the case of the Oct. 8 officer-involved deadly force incident in Clovis. Officials said last week there’s still no telling when they might make a...

 

Farm bill adds protections for dairies

The 2018 Farm Bill was approved by the Senate and House of Representatives last week in Washington D.C., adding increased protection for dairies and prioritizing conservation practices. “In New Mexico, our farmers, dairy producers, and ranchers hel...

 

Curry to adopt franchise agreement

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission is scheduled to introduce an ordinance that would grant a non-exclusive franchise to Grady Wind Energy, LLC during Tuesday’s meeting. The commission is expected to vote on the notice of intent to adopt the...

 

Roosevelt set for ordinance vote

PORTALES — At Tuesday’s meeting the Roosevelt County Commission is expected to vote on two ordinances that went before the board last month. At the Nov. 20 meeting, County Attorney Randy Knudson said the ordinance promoting ethical conduct came...

 

Clovis school board to discuss alternative education proposal

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday plans to discuss an alternative education proposal for students focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Called the CMS iAcademy, the approach would...

 

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