Their view: Health Impact Assessment costly to schools

Michael A. Resnick, the National School Boards Association associate executive director for public policy and federal advocacy, comments on the Health Impact Assessment on competitive food standards released June 26 by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The press release and the report itself are misleading. Conclusions that mandatory national standards […]

Editorial: Drivers’ education adapting to today’s problems

The older people get, the more they come to appreciate the need to adapt. If you're someone born during the baby boom years after World War II, chances are you know that better than most. You remember the days before color TV, remote controls, cable TV, VCRs, home entertainment systems and a whole host of […]

County to hire community development director

A new director for Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation director is about to become reality, according to RCCDC board chairman Randy Knudson. Previous director Greg Fisher resigned in February. Knudson said the board has narrowed candidates down to four finalists from 10 to 12 people who applied for the director position. "All of the candidates […]

Police blotter: July 1

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 9:04 a.m.: Caller reported a stray dog running loose, Brazos and Larado. 9:10 a.m.: Caller has a cat in a trap, 1100 block of North Austin. 9:46 a.m.: Caller reported a vehicle accident with injuries, Spruce and U.S. 70. 10:20 a.m.: Caller reported a stray dog, 1500 […]

Health care providers talk about act’s impact

Affordable Care Act or not, Roosevelt General Hospital and Plains Regional Medical Center officials say they already serve the uninsured and underprivileged in Roosevelt and Curry counties. If President Barack Obama's health care bill were to be fully enacted in 2014, officials noted the changes they would see wouldn't be in who they serve, but […]

Schools work to improve student success

Tutoring and other supportive services are just a few improvements being made at Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University as officials work towards improving areas of student success. File photo Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College are working to improve graduation and retention rates after a national report by the Institute […]

My turn: Homeless all have story to tell

While recently in Waco, Texas, I met Chuck Rose, a 55-year-old homeless man. Despite an accounting degree from Northern Illinois University, he worked as an auto mechanic. At 21, he married high school sweetheart Melody — a future OBGYN doctor. They owned a nice house, cars and motorcycles. Chuck's downward spiral began when Melody, 27, […]

Engagements - July 1

Vasquez-Perales Vasquez-Perales Victor Vasquez of Clovis and Isabell Encinias of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Yuri V. Vasquez of Clovis, to Edwin H. Perales II of Clovis, son of Edwin I and Belinda Perales of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. on July 7, 2012. The bride-elect […]

Anniversaries- July 1

Martin Martin Linda and H. Wayne Martin Jr. of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1. The couple was married July 1, 1962, in Clovis. They have four children and 14 grandchildren. Their first great-grandchild is due in July. He is a farmer. She is a housewife.

Weddings - July 1

Moyers Moyers Hope Tyler of Clovis and Clay Moyers of Logan were joined in marriage June 16 in Broadview. The Rev. Brian Townsend performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Debbie Tyler of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Tim and Connie Moyers of Clovis. The flower girl was Kylie […]