In search of ponies: Human vending machine wants more from pets

Hair tousled, with grungy slobber on his shoulder, he approached me, held out his thumb and proceeded to tell me how the horse had bitten it and wouldn’t let go. “Were you giving them peppermints?” I asked my visiting family member. “No, I didn’t have any with me today. Why would he be so mean [...]

Education column: New year should be approached with positive attitude

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools Summer’s whizzed past once again, and it’s time to begin another school year. I’ll be sharing what’s happening in our schools — elementary through secondary — during this upcoming year. Before we get started, however, we want to wish the previous author of this column, Penny Bailey, the very best [...]

4/26 Local roundup

Woman sentenced for assaulting officer A 35-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for assaulting a peace officer. Eugena Smith was found guilty of one count of battery upon a peace officer, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Smith struck a detention center officer in [...]