Anniversary —

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Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The couple was married on March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. They have two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is a retired air force airman and printer at Hollands. She is retired from school food service.

On the shelves —

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library “Deep Trails in the Old West: A Frontier Memoir” by Frank Clifford offers an entertaining and informative memoir that paints an authentic, eye-witness picture of how ranchers and ordinary folk lived, worked, kept one step ahead of the law, and stayed alive in the Southwest during […]

Club notes —

Fairfield club The Fairfield club met Feb. 24 at Cheyenne Meadows with 10 members present for a pot luck luncheon. A suggestion was made to help with the angel tree at Christmas instead of holding a secret pal. One day in May was chosen for everyone’s birthday to go out to eat and continue with […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit Lunch — Tater tots, spinach salad and applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Beefy cheese nachos, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit and cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Deli sandwich, baked french fries, lettuce and pickle and seasonal fruit. Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza […]

Police blotter: March 4

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday, Feb. 24 • At 1:29 p.m., the manager of a car dealership reported a vehicle was taken from the dealership on the previous Wednesday. He said an employee had used the car, returning it at 6 p.m. that evening […]

ENMU briefs — Feb. 29

Junior preview day March 24 Junior preview day is on March 24. The day will be informational and fun for high school juniors and their parents who will learn about the academic programs and student services, and get a chance to tour the campus.

Club notes —

Pintores Art League Pintores Art League will meet 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Clovis Community College room 425, the painting and drawing classroom. There will be a short business meeting and a presentation by a guest artist. Artists welcome.

Bataan death march survivors dwindling

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Tonjia Rolan The horrific memories have faded but not disappeared for Clovis’ Alvin Fails, one of a dwindling number of area Bataan death march survivors. Telling his story from an easy chair, in which he now spends most of his days, the 95-year-old Fails recalled clearly the starvation rations on which he barely survived for […]

Election ballots to be mailed out soon

Alisa Boswell Ballots for the March 6 Portales municipal election are on their way, according to Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. “We confirmed the ballots yesterday,” Martinez-Terry said Friday. “Jan. 31 is the first day I mail out ballots and Feb. 15 is the first day they (voters) can come into city hall.” Martinez-Terry said […]

Three of four city council seats challenged

Christina Calloway Incumbents are being challenged in three of four Portales City Council seats in the upcoming March 6th election after filings Tuesday at the city clerk’s office. Only Ward C Councilor by Leo Lovett is unchallenged. “I ran again because Portales is a great community,” Lovett said. “It’s a great place to raise your […]

Honor —

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Thatcher Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Sissy Thatcher as Auxilian of the Month for December. She joined the auxiliary in March 2000 and volunteers at the information desk.

Self starter: Clovis native plans microbrewery in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico A new business is in the works for Portales in the form of a microbrewery and restaurant where homemade beer will be served. The entrepreneur of this establishment is Clovis native Justin Cole, who moved to Portales in March of 2010. Cole said he started home brewing beer six years ago while […]

Freedom comes with limitations

The week leading up to Independence Day made it glaringly obvious to me that few people today really know what freedom means. Sure, they know and use the word, but it is something like the word relativity to them: Something they have heard of and that they might think they understand because of how others […]

My turn: Dog helps disposing scraps

Argen Duncan When I acquired a dog in March, I was pleased he didn’t beg. When I ate or cooked, Caesar slept or watched me. Then came the night of the Fateful Bread Bite. While snacking on bread in the kitchen — by which I mean “corner of the living room with appliances” — I […]

USDA weekly crop and weather report

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Weekly area crop and weather reports from the United States Department of Agriculture:

Weddings — April 17

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Dixon Candace Eaton and Daniel Dixon of Carbondale, Colo., were married March 6, 2011 in the mountains of Aspen, Colo. The ceremony was small an intimate with immediate family in attendance. The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Charlotte Eaton of Clovis. She is employed as a professor at Colorado Mountain College. The groom […]

Dry weather plagues counties

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Alisa Boswell One word defines Curry and Roosevelt counties these last six month: Dry. Bone dry, say officials who keep track. The National Weather Service said New Mexico average precipitation for March was ranked as the third driest since 1895, when they started keeping count. The weather service reports from October through March, Clovis received […]

April 10 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: March 8 • Joey Pena, no birth date available, pleaded no contest to minor in possession of alcohol. Pena’s sentence was deferred for 90 days with 30 hours of community service and $73 in fines and fees. • John W. Chavez, born in 1952, […]

University singers perform at Carnegie Hall

Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University choir students were given an extraordinary opportunity in March, when they sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Forty-four students from ENMU’s University Singers and Chamber Singers attended a festival choir performance organized by MidAmerica Productions, in which choirs from Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida also attended. […]

Anniversaries — April 3

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French Kenley and Mary French celebrated their 60th anniversary March 26, 2011, with a dinner at Cotton Patch with family. Mary’s sister-in-law, Sharon Cecil, sang “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” to Kenley from her. Mary made their anniversary wedding cake. They were married March 26, 1951, in Parishburg, Va. They made […]