Senior happenings — June 20

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis • Sunday: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Music by Grupo Gallo. • Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:15 a.m. Hair and nail day. • Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor Exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. • Wednesday: […]

Budget redecorating featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on budget re-decorating, communication techniques, and making vintage jewelry will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lacy Jones will talk about several ways to redecorate any room in the house without spending a lot of money. She starts by telling clients to “de-clutter and […]

Club notes — June 20

Claud Rainy Day Extension Club The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club met May 26 at the Gallery 15 Bistro for lunch and annual birthday meeting with eight members. A collection was taken to aid an extension member in need rather than exchange gifts. Annette Taylor provided a list of “Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Foods” which […]

Buzzwords cloud accountability

Clyde Davis So there it was, in a story in a local newspaper, coincidentally on the same day that we had mentioned it, or discussed it, or related it back to real life. The catchphrase — like any catchphrase — that makes one stop and ask how authentic it really is In this case, it […]

Support comes in all shapes

Karl Terry I’m confident in my manhood. Self-assured, not afraid to hold my wife’s purse in a department store. So when the need arose to assist my wife in shopping for a new bra, I opted to give her my support. At the time, support was one of the things lacking in her life if […]

Our people: Call of duty

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Bio • Name: Kevin and Tammy Ray • Birthday: Kevin: Nov. 4, 1964 Tammy: Dec. 9, 1965 • Profession: Salvation Army Corps Officers • Family: We’ve been married 20 years. Children Caleb, 13, Sara, 15 and Joshua, 19, who is married to Hali. They have a son named Jackson, 1.

Clovis to host semipro football exhibition

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Anybody needing a summer football fix can get it tonight at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis High is hosting an exhibition semipro game between the Rio Rancho-based New Mexico Crush and the Lubbock-based West Texas Outlaws, scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start. Admission is free to elementary school children, senior citizens […]

Operations begin for the CV-22 Osprey at Cannon

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base started down two new roads Friday. Base officials kicked off operations for the CV-22 Osprey at Cannon and broke ground for a new $8 million Child Development Center. Money for the new center came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The center […]

Clovis school board to announce superintendent finalists Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education finished two days of interviews Friday with the final four candidates for superintendent. President Mark Lansford said the board is going to reflect on the four interviews over the weekend. He said the board may narrow the candidates down to two finalists and make an […]

Any dad can be best kind of dad

By Grant McGee: Local columnist With Father’s Day upon us, I got to thinking about different kinds of dads. Their names come from their habits and what they do. For instance there’s Garage Dad, he spends a lot of his free time in his garage tinkering with vehicles. Garage Dad can sometimes be heard yelling […]

Homegrown

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By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Spring is here, summer is fast approaching, which means it’s time to bring the best harvest of vegetables to area farmers’ markets. Beginning the end of June, area vendors will gather at two locations — one in Clovis and one in Portales — to sell a variety of fresh […]

Police: Witnesses aid woman after robbery

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police say witnesses came to the aid of a Clovis woman robbed Friday morning, chasing and holding the suspect until officers arrived. Rondy Q. McDonald, 24, was arrested for robbery and taken to Curry County jail. Around 10 a.m. a woman was entering Allsups at Grand Avenue and Prince Street when […]

Cover of darkness no refuge from angry cow

Baxter Black Late-night calls are usually not good news. Especially if it is the police calling to tell you a car has hit a cow on the highway. Jack got the call at 11:15 p.m. on a Friday night. The local police all have his number because he knows the country, all the ranches and […]

Become your own cheerleader

Joan Clayton Do you ever get discouraged? Be a cheerleader for someone. Having a bad day? A cheerful attitude is contagious. Discouragement is a chief weapon of the enemy, leading to apathy, insensitivity, bitterness and resentment. I like to read about David in the Old Testament. Pursued by insurmountable odds, he persisted in his faith, […]

Their view: Sen. Sessions: Elena Kagan’s actions as Harvard dean need closer look

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., has concerns about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Here are excerpts from a column he’s submitted to multiple media organizations:

Torts better than regulations

Tibor Machan Many moons ago I directed a conference on government regulation, out of which the book edited by me and the late M. Bruce Johnson, “Rights and Regulation,” was created. In this book some of those who supported government regulation — and most mainstream contributors did so — maintained that being opposed to government […]

Environmentalists need to be reasonable

Biased lawmakers enacting knee-jerk legislation have created countless problems in our system of justice, especially with mandates that handcuff judges’ ability to let the punishment fit the crime. The Supreme Court on Monday took a welcome step toward restoring some sanity to the system. The court ruled that judges should have — and do have […]

Reader submitted content: Family asks for community’s support

Ryan Larue: Brother of Jerad Larue In October 2009, Jerad LaRue, a Portales native, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. Aplastic anemia is a condition where bone marrow does not produce sufficient new cells. Upon not making new blood cells, the white blood cells turn against the bone marrow, attacking the bone marrow and eventually shutting […]

Predictable irritations hard to avoid

Wendel Sloan I may pen a book called “Predictably Irritated.” I get irritated at cars and trains at railroad crossings when I’m rushing to important engagements — like noon-time hoops. Why does the train have to pass through Portales at noon, and cars wait until the guard-rails lift? Although I’m ultra-conservative, I would support a […]

Portales man aids in rescue of family during flood

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Argen Duncan A family with ties to Portales lost almost everything they owned in a flash flood, but the father rescued a 2-year-old girl as disaster struck New Braunfels, Texas. Harlan Carroll, a construction superintendent and road grader operator, and his family were visiting New Braunfels for a vacation and business trip and staying in […]