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Clovis News Journal (Newspaper) - August 22, 2015, Clovis, New Mexico Civile 111 Nill Lac 75< is journal j visit us online @ and follow us on today Hloch 98 Law 62 saturday saturday High 79 pm Boll High 87 App or by serving the High Plains and Jerry Newton saturday aug. 22,2015da�?Ts office Back on truancy prevention duty a Public education department statistics show skipping class up 19 percent from 2006. By Brittney Cannon _ Deputy editor _ Cannon a in online com Heads up kiddos. School is Back in session and that Means Sasquatch is keeping an Eye out for anyone who skips class. Rumor has it he can Bench press a car and tackles pretty hard too a especially if he sees a student ducking out of school Early. At least that a what Steve North Community programs director for the District attorneys office. Alleged Friday morning after a truancy presentation at Mesa elementary school. Sasquatch played by Deputy District attorney Jake Boazman sprinted into the school gym High living students and getting the crowd pumped for achieving perfect attendance. Quot i really enjoy it a said Boazman who has played Sasquatch off and on since his first year at the Days office. A that first year i thought its a great Way to interact with the kids and go have fun. You have to be serious All the time As an attorney and Here you get to have fun so i enjoy it a North said the program started eight years ago when Matt Chandler was the District attorney. A Chandler made the initiative to get out there and be a proactive attorney instead of reactive a North said. A the reason we did it really is we know statistically if we can get kids students to stay in school every Day and not drop out in the Long term we can have a lower crime North said statistically higher truancy goes hand in hand with higher crime rates. A kids that Are out there skipping school Are out there doing something they should t be doing a North said. A and eventually one step leads to the next and Well see them in the criminal Justice system As adults. That a what we want to try and and so far the program has seen improvements in the local truancy rate. North said. When the program started eight years ago not a single senior had perfect attendance in Curry county he said. The second year he said there were to seniors with perfect attendance. A the second year we offered a truancy on Pago 6ti kids that Are out there skipping school Are out there doing something they be doing. A Steve North Community programs director at a office it staff oho am Arn attendance at the Roosevelt Junior livestock Sale was More than 150 people on Friday champions sold at Junior livestock Sale the four brought in combined $15,850. By Rae Arnett staff writer Garnett amp put online com the Roosevelt county Junior livestock Sale started off with the s4.250 Sale of Cooper Gardner a grand Champion Dairy Heifer. More than 150 attended. Four grand Champion livestock animals were sold on Friday evening Dairy Heifer steer for $9,000, Rabbit meat pen for $ i too and Chicken meat pen for $1,600. The total of these champions Sale prices was $15,850. There were 57 Sale slots total in the livestock Sale this year which fair Secretary Sherri Best said was in line with prior years. The Sale slots Are distributed based on the number of entries into the county fair but usually stay around to Sale slots for goats 15 for lambs 15 for hogs two for chickens two for rabbits five for steers and seven for heifers according to Best. The Sale committee works hard to put together buyers clubs before the Sale each year according to Best. A an individual might not be Able to Purchase an animal but a group of five Best said. A there Are businesses that buy on their own or join a buyers of a buyer or buyers club does not want to keep the animal alter Purchase options include donating the animal to the children s Homes donating it Back to the children who raised it Selling it themselves or Selling to a Packer which Means that someone will pay the buyers fair Market value for the animal according to Best. Best said the Sale also included add on a Money that a buyers club business or individual might add to the Sale Price after the auction to raise More Money for the children showing. A feed stores might do an add on to kids that Are said Best. The Money the children receive for their animals is generally earmarked for education but some also use it to buy More animals for next year. Some of the children a Homes will earmark the Sale Money for the 4-h fund to get show Ani Sale on Page 6 photo us Arnett Kaly Cone Sells her grand Champion steer Friday evening for $9,000. Vol. 87 a no. 124 classified.10 crossword.7 obituaries.5 sports.9 sudoku. 7 Contact editor David Stevens can be reached at 575-7&3-6991 or editor notebook Monorail Portales first United methodist Church will be honouring two of its own on sunday. A plaque recognizing the contributions of Sharon Cissell and her late husband Gail will be unveiled during a Brief ceremony at 10 30 ., following the 9 30 . Worship service. Information provided by Church leaders tells us Sharon and Gail cts sell have been involved with almost every committee at the Church for decades. They be also been actively engaged in the Portales Community. Gail presided Over the committee that built the new Church in the late 1990$, and was a former president of the Roosevelt county chamber of Commerce. They Are perhaps Best known for spearheading Fum cd a annual Turkey Day which feeds Over 2.000 people each november. A in boy writer former Clovis resident Keith Blair who now lives in Aba Texas writes to share memories of bed Park which has hosted baseball games for to decades. I played american legion baseball and Clovis High school baseball there in the mid-1950s. He wrote. A when Paul Dean owned the pioneers his son Paul jr., and i were Bat boys. A of All the characters associated with the dub Grover Seitz who Bodi played and later managed the dub was by far the most colourful. Do a Google search on him. What a character. A editors notebook in compiled by editor David Stevens. Connect him it dstevens9pntonline.com or find him on Facebook

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