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Articles from the December 27, 2020 edition

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 By Lily Martin    News    December 27, 2020

DoH launches COVID-19 vaccine registration site

The New Mexico Department of Health launched a COVID-19 vaccine registration website last week. Registrants on the site will be notified when they are qualified to receive the vaccine once it becomes more widely available. The website allows individu...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 27, 2020

Q&A: Female Eagle Scout talks scouting, project

Without the accolade of being the area's first female Eagle Scout, Megan Scruggs probably would have been under Clovis' radar. And the 18-year-old would have been fine with that. This is the Scruggs...

 

56 local COVID-19 cases reported

Christmas Day saw the New Mexico Department of Health report 1,465 new cases of COVID-19, with 56 local cases and two Curry County deaths among a state total of 36. The deaths, the 42nd and 43rd reported by Curry County, were a male in his 70s and a...

 

Pages past, Dec. 27:

On this date ... 1940: A.J. Whiting, 68, a pioneer cowboy, railroad worker, retail store owner and city manager, died in Clovis Memorial Hospital from pneumonia. Whiting came to Clovis in 1910 after...

 

Meetings calendar - Dec. 27

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Jan. 5  • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., via Zoom. Information: https://www.currycounty.org/open-government/meeting-portal or 575-763-6016  • Clovis Civil Aviation Board — 5...

 

Events calendar - Dec. 27

Monday  • Amazing Chemistry — Part One — 10 am., ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video presentation by the ENMU Department of Physical Sciences. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/     Tuesday  • Amazing Chemistry — Part Two ...

 

Opinion: Responsible return to classroom needs to happen Jan. 18

Yes, there will probably be a post-Christmas surge of COVID-19 cases across eastern New Mexico and the nation. But that won't be a reason to keep public schools closed to the public. The only reason...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    December 27, 2020

Opinion: Climate change crisis manufactured

Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s famous axiom is that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. It’s an even worse thing to manufacture. Although President-elect Joe Biden obviously...

 

Opinion: Accentuate positive sounds this year

For Christmas 50 years ago, my parents splurged and bought me a compact reel-to-reel tape recorder. My father had whetted my appetite with remarks that one could build a primitive voice recorder along the lines of Thomas Edison’s prototype, but...

 

Opinion: Vaccine priority arguments have tinge of eugenics

I have always thought that Planned Parenthood got a pass on its origins. While most people know that Margaret Sanger was an avid eugenicist, defenders of the organization she founded have tried to...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: US should do more on transparency

For all its unilateral tendencies, the U.S. typically isn't known as a rogue state. But in one area it has come close: By failing to share information with other countries, it has thwarted global efforts to track down tax cheats, money launderers...

 

Opinion: Louisiana pastor taking stand against Caesar

Pastor Tony Spell is a man who takes his texts seriously. He believes in the plain truth of the Bible and the First Amendment. And that’s why Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, La., has been celebrating Christmas as usual this year. In person....

 
 By Dan Boyd    News    December 27, 2020

Lawmakers looking to change emergency response laws

SANTA FE — As the coronavirus pandemic has shown, New Mexico’s governor currently has broad authority to implement and enforce public health orders in the case of declared emergencies. But several lawmakers — both Democrats and Republicans ...

 

Jail log - Dec. 27

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Thursday): Clovis • Reynaldo Armijo, 23, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation, failure to pay fines • Anthony Moore, 33, failure to pay fines, breaking and entering,...

 

Decide what kind of example to set in the new year

I’m not sure how you put a cap on this year, but I know a lot of us are ready. Next to the pandemic we’re living through, the only other event in my span of six decades on this Earth that has had...

 

Making collages ahead on show

Information on making use of fabric or photo scraps, and making collages to commemorate special days or occasions will be the featured topics on Creative Living 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday...

 

On the shelves - Dec. 27

The books listed below are now available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library has reopened to the public, but patrons can continue to visit the online catalog at clovis.polarislibrary.com or call 575-769-7840 to request a...

 

Senior calendar - Dec. 27

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: Spaghetti, blended veggies,, salad, garlic toast, cake Tuesday: Chicken sandwich, tater tots, baked beans,...

 

Farwell boys extend winning streak

FARWELL — The Farwell boys basketball team extended its winning streak to 11 games on Tuesday afternoon with a 45-29 victory over Littlefield. The Steers (12-1) erased an 8-7 deficit early in the second quarter with 10 consecutive points. They...

 

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