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 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 26, 2018

Christmas staple

CLOVIS - The lunch that's been a staple of Christmas days at the Lighthouse Mission was not overly complicated as meals go - a slice of ham, big spoonfuls of mashed potatoes and green beans, a roll...

 

Opinion: Hopeful to see new ideas in public schools

Probably the biggest knock against public education is that one size is expected to fit all. That’s understandable given that one classroom teacher cannot teach 25-plus children individually. But...

 

Opinion: Looking back, hoping for liberty

Here we go, wrapping up another year. While there’s still the possibility of something significant happening in the final days of December, there’s an even better chance nothing significant will...

 

Opinion: Heroes stand tall in 'war on truth'

SANTA ROSA — Could it be that Time magazine is abandoning the “great man” perspective on history, one in which larger-than-life individuals shape world events, for a “people’s history” narrative in which common people have the greater...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Let the 'Hope' notes stay up

Several days ago, a group of teens and supporters led by River Johnson, 17, zip-tied handwritten, laminated notes of care along the Río Grande Gorge Bridge in hopes that someone on the verge of suicide would reconsider and choose life instead....

 

Opinion: US withdrawal from Syria gift to Russia

Merry Christmas, Vladimir! As much as I’d like my column this week to reflect the holiday spirit, events of last week, the week before Christmas, I think demand some urgent attention Last week,...

 

Opinion: Penning a very belated thank you note

As soon as my brothers and I were old enough to write, we had one hard and fast rule at our house: If we received a gift, we weren’t allowed to use it until a thank-you note was written. On this...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 26

Friday • Blood drive — 1-4:30 p.m., Bloodmobile, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Information: 877-258-4825 Saturday • Blood drive — 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Bloodmobile, Wal-Mart, 1604...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 26

Friday • Community Development Block Grant public hearing — 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 100 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662, ext. 1 Monday • Community Development Block Grant public hearing — 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 100 W. First St....

 

Jail logs - Dec. 26

Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday-Monday: Clovis • Sarah Chavez, probation violation, trafficking controlled substances, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated battery upon a peace officer,...

 

Pages past - Dec. 26

On this date ... 1972: Nineteen people, most of them teenagers from Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, were killed near Fort Sumner when their chartered bus smashed into a cattle truck on a nar...

 

Racing commission may discuss licensing

ALBUQUERQUE — Down the stretch they come, but no wager is really safe as to whether a sixth racing license will be issued Friday by the New Mexico Racing Commission — or if it will go to Clovis, Tucumcari or Lordsburg. The commission has called...

 

ENMU offering online tours of campus

PORTALES — Thanks to a new online virtual tour, you don’t have to come to Portales to visit the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. Since the end of November, prospective out-of-state and international students and their families have been...

 

Clovis commission to discuss land parcel disposition

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis appears ready to give away some land, but purchase quite a bit more for renewable energy as the year closes out. The Clovis City Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library...

 

Business digest - Dec. 26

Dealership recognized DESHLER, Neb. — A Clovis dealership has been recognized by its parent company for 30 years in business. Reinke recognized Newman Electric Company with the longevity award during the company Reinke’s annual convention in...

 

Wildcats upset Rio Rancho on last-second putback

RIO RANCHO — Saturday, in their last game before Christmas, the Clovis boys basketball players put a present under their own tree — a fourth straight victory, which they earned by a 62-61 count...

 

Cats have homecourt for the holidays

CLOVIS — With Clovis’ girls basketball team tipping off on the last day of November, the Clovis boys in early December, holiday tournament time comes fast. It will begin for both teams on...

 

Rams heading east for Wildcat tournament

PORTALES — Portales High’s basketball teams are rested for the Wildcat Classic this weekend in Littlefield. They’re hoping they’re ready, as well. Both Portales teams, coming off losses last T...

 

Robertson tops Texico to stay perfect

TEXICO — In what’s already been an impressive season for the Robertson Cardinals, the scariest thing about them may be that they’re still figuring things out. Robertson figured out just enough...

 

Farwell tops Texico in rubber match

TEXICO — Losing your own tournament is far from the world’s end. And the Saturday before Christmas is far from do-or-die time. But, Texico’s boys basketball team certainly didn’t want to lose...

 

Gifts in silver

In addition to selling their usual wares and services, this holiday season several area businesses played the role of Santa Claus for seniors in Clovis, Portales and Farwell. Called "Silver Bells," or...

 

Food and fellowship

PORTALES - The free food is a good start, but it's the fellowship with family, friends and community members that's really the draw at El Rancho's annual free Christmas lunch. Jamie Garcia, wife of...

 

Police investigating Christmas morning shooting

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is investigating a Christmas morning shooting that sent a man to Lubbock for treatment. According to a CPD release: • Officers were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of Lydia Street at 5:19 a.m. in...

 

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