Saturday dinner honors local law enforcement officials

Darrell Todd Maurina Three local law enforcement agencies have worked together to sponsor a citizens’ police academy for the last four years, graduating nearly 100 people from a program that focuses on teaching civilians how the police do their jobs. On Saturday night, a group of those graduates gathered to host a police appreciation dinner […]

Irish the theme at annual fund-raiser

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Patrick Kossler, 2, waits for his St. Patrick’s Day dinner Sunday at the Clovis High School cafeteria. The dinner was sponsored by the Sacred Heart Altar Society. (Photo by Loretta Kos) By Michelle Seeber More than 850 people celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday by raising more than $5,000 at a dinner for Sacred Heart […]

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Offices to close for M.L. King Day The following city offices will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day: City Hall, the Clovis Area Transit System, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Baxter-Curren and Friendship citizens’ centers and Clovis-Carver Public Library. The sanitation division will pick up the commercial and poly-cart routes and the […]

Memories of Thanksgiving

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for favorite Thanksgiving memories. Some responses: “Our most memorable Thanksgiving was three years ago, when three friends of mine and I volunteered at the Salvation Army to help feed the less fortunate from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. While we were there doing that, my […]

Church celebrates 50 years of serving turkey

By Helena Rodriguez PORTALES — Forty roasted turkeys, 24 tubs of dressing, 250 pumpkin pies, 80 gallons of green beans, 500 apples, 100 stalks of celery and 14 gallons of cranberry sauce. Sounds like enough to feed an army — or about 1,400-plus hungry people expected to attend the 50th annual First United Methodist Church […]

Fund-raising and food

By Eric Butler One family member wants chicken. Another perhaps pizza. How about tacos or a home-style meal? All that — and more — in a two-hour period would ordinarily mean an extremely frantic rush around Clovis. Instead it’s all available during the 13th annual Food Fest to benefit the Curry County United Way. Twenty-one […]

More than highways have changed

Ned Cantwell Times were simpler in 1950s New Mexico. Back then, wide ribbons of concrete didn’t connect the town dots east and west, north and south. Those were the happy days, the Fonz days. Families were different, too. Want a dramatic illustration how life has changed from that simple era to the confusion of modern […]

Lobbyists spend money in wrong places

By Ned Cantwell Here’s the thing. You can shower me with all kinds of gifts. I will accept the Lexus. Nice gesture. Oh, and how I am looking forward to those two weeks in Hawaii at your expense. Be warned, though. Those gratuities will have no effect on me whatsoever should I ever write about […]