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 […]

Firefighters continue to face risks

It's truly amazing to me with all the wildland fires across the West this spring and summer that there has been very little loss of human life. We've had some truly huge fires this year with the Whitewater Baldy fire becoming the largest fire in state history by scorching nearly 300,000 acres. The Little Bear […]

Every era has own rich history

The year was 1976. Sadly, it's an admission of age just to say that I remember back that far, for I was in college at the time. It was the nation's bicentennial. I do not have any reason to believe I will see the tricentennial, so I am glad I was old enough to see […]

Senior happenings – July 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Friendship Senior Center Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: Closed for Independence […]

Club notes – July 1

Altrusa of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met June 25 at the Central Annex. President Nellie Dyer called the meeting to order. There were 18 members present. Nancy Legleither led the opening ceremonies. Sharon Smith gave the Altrusa Accent on Membership. Linda Short drew for the Queen of Hearts. The club voted […]

Birthdays – July 1

Qualls Hubert Qualls Jr. Hubert Qualls Jr. of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday 2 p.m. July 8 at Ranchvale Baptist Church. The celebration will be hosted by Ruth and Jimmy Schell, and their children, and Beth and David Hovey, and their children. Hubert was born July 12, 1922, in Clovis. He has two children, […]

Honors – July 1

Parker Kerry Parker of Clovis graduated from the University of Hartford in Connecticut on Saturday, May 19. Parker received a doctor of education degree. Kiekel Steven Kiekel, a resident of Clovis, graduated from a New York college, Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences, with a major in physics. The degree was awarded in May. […]

Child nutrition featured on show

Information on getting children to eat more nutritious foods and working with a product called fantasy film will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Sharon Davis is with the Home Baking Assn. in Manhattan, Kans., and she will discuss why children who […]

On the shelves – July 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Frog and Toad Together" and "Days with Frog and Toad" by Arnold Lobel were given by Lennis and RoseEllen Dunn in memory of Greg Moore. Ideal for sharing with beginning readers, each book contains five wonderful stories relating ten further adventures of two best friends as […]

McGee: Damaged building piques curiosity

A few weeks ago The Lady of the House and I were leaving a church rummage sale when something across the street caught my eye: A nice fence had a gaping hole in it. It looked like some vehicle had rocketed off the road, then smashed the fence and the storage building behind it. "Wow," […]

Farmers seeing crops stunted by weather

Don Wiley hopped onto his shovel, slicing into the dry ground around a garlic bulb, which he plucked and threw behind him. CMI staff photo: Gabriel Monte Curry County farmer Don Wiley holds up bulbs of garlic he grew in his farm. Wiley said harsh weather has stunted his crops. In a good year the […]