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Clovis News Journal (Newspaper) - July 3, 2015, Clovis, New Mexico Clovis news journal Cut 75< visit us online @ and follow us on serving the High Plains and Virgie Demaray today Hittl 86 Low 64 sunday Low 66friday, july 3,2015city May Pluck chickens from Roost a Clovis resident has owned chickens for 13 years cited. By Aubry Buzek staff writer a local Clovis resident May be on the Brink of having to find new Homes for treasured pets she a had on her property on Maple Street for More than 13 years. But these Aren t cats and dogs. Mary Beth Bouchard has seven chickens that live in her front Yard. Each has it s own name and some were rescues from local Farmers. A a in a disabled a i Hurt my Back when i was Young a and these Are what i get up for in the morning Quot said Bouchard. A they get me going and my Gran kids love Bouchard said neighbourhood children adore the chickens and her neighbors have never expressed a desire for her to get rid of them. The threat of losing them in t due to a problem with the chickens themselves it has to do with a zoning map that specifically outlines what parts of the City can and can t have livestock. During a june 29 visit by animal control to pick up feral Kittens Bouchard trapped an officer noticed the chickens and issued her a citation. Bouchard poured through local City ordinances to find out what she was facing. The title 6 ordinance regarding poultry location restrictions states Only that a no person May keep poultry within one Hun dred feet of any residence or business establishment except the residence or business establishment of the person owning or controlling the poultry a planning and zoning administrator Louis Gordon clarified the cities comprehensive zoning regulation is what designates the zoning requirements for livestock and poultry. The Only zones within City limits that allow livestock or poultry Are a neighbourhood conservation livestock District a Manchette District a livestock and Mobile Home District and the stockyards Gordon said. A even if its zoned neighbourhood conservation livestock the lot has to be at least an acre in order to maintain poultry or livestock a Gordon added. Animal control director Marty Martinez said Bouchard s property is not located in a livestock or poultry approved zone. When viewing the zoning map on the cities web site it s easy to notice that other than the Manchette districts there Are very few incl s located in the City. Martinez said some of the larger livestock properties on 21st Street Between Sycamore and Norris were grandfathered in by the City. The Fine for each Chicken and Duck found on a property outside of approved zones is $66, Martinez said. A when we make Contact that a person has them we give them 24 hours to remove Chicken on Page 2help wanted. A the Portales Roosevelt county chamber is looking for volunteers to clean up after their fireworks display saturday at Eastern new Mexico University s greyhound Arena. They needs folks to pick up trash starting at 8 . Sunday. Call the chamber at 575-356-8541 to a cause. A Melrose is staging a fundraiser for 20-year-old Eliza Dodd. She s the daughter of Burl and Dana Dodd diagnosed with a serious ailment doctors fear May Lead to kidney failure. She s in a fort Worth Texas Hospital for treatment. The fundraiser is a brisket dinner and silent auction 7 . Saturday at the Melrose High school football lyrics. A when your Day is Long and the night the night is yours alone. When you re sure you be had enough of this life Well hang remt Elf body hurts a compiled by managing editor Robin Fomhof Fladam calendar.3 classified.14-15 comics .12 commentary.6 crossword.10 markets.3 obituaries.5 sports.13 Contact managing editor Robin Tomoff can be reached at 575-763-6991 or r1omoffdcnjonline.com 12 4 a Dodo vol. 87 no. 81 Man photo Tony buttocks James Bickley elementary school began coming Down thursday afternoon after standing for 69 years. Students and faculty will begin the 2015-2016 school year in a fresh new building which was constructed right behind the old building. Holiday weekend festivities blast off Friday a concerts Barbecue and firework displays scheduled. By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor tis the season to be Jolly this weekend but instead of Mistletoe and Christmas Trees the nation will be celebrating its Independence from great Britain with fireworks concerts and Good old fashioned Barbecue. According to an email from Clovis chamber of Commerce director Emie Kos a a Freedom Cele bration cookout and concert will be held at 5 . At wheat Fields senior living Community. The event is free and open to the Public and will feature live music from will Banister and the Modem Day Ramblers. Fireworks Are also scheduled to blast off at dusk. Kos was not available for comment on thursday. On saturday Kos s email stated is the a spectacular smoke on the Waler fireworks show a which begins at 3 . The chamber will be handing out 3-d glasses to enhance viewers experience. Live music will also be at the fireworks festivities at Greene acres Lake featuring Anonymous. The bottle rockets Slick Reynolds and Gruppo Cielo. Clovis City manager Larry Fry said he will try to get Back to Clovis on saturday a his plans include a Cabin getaway Over the weekend. A obviously i m a big fireworks fan a Fry said. Fry who was the City manager in Roswell for three to four years said he also enjoyed the town s famous alien festival Over the fourth of july weekend. Quot it obviously took on different flavors but ifs always a big event a he said. A the biggest one was in 1997. Which was the 50th anniversary of the Holiday on Pago 9 Art display commemorates 600th anniversary of Martyr a artist Jan Hus a catalyst in protestant reformation. Staff this month the Clovis Carver Public Library is hosting a special display from local artist Scott Blazek which features a medallion he designed commemorating the 600th anniversary of the death of Jan Hus. Quot this anniversary is marking an individual named Jan Hus and his bravery his courage his not wanting to be swayed by pressure or threat a Blazek said. A the was willing to die for the the medallion is number seven in a series titled countdown to the reformation s 500th anniversary 1517-2017. According to Blazek Hus was a whistle Blower who wanted to bring about Reform in the Church. A the tried to say hey the clergy needs to clean up their Blazek said. Blazek said Hus was an innovator who wanted to do the mass in the Ian Guage of the people and challenged the Sale of indulgences which a got him in hot a the very much is a predecessor and influential catalyst to what comes too years later a which we Call the protestant reformation a Blazek said. Blazek said Hus attended the Constance Council to discuss these issues Quot but once there they pressed him to simply Hus did not and on july 6, 1415 he was burned at the state As a heretic. According to Blazek. The inspiration for the Back illustration of his medallion was a prediction Hus recited before his death. A you May roast this Goose Hus being Art on pig 2notebook bringing Down the schoolhouse More Money. A the Clovis chamber is still Short about $3,300 from its goal of donations needed to pay for the annual smoke on the water fireworks display. Ifs at Greene acres Park come dark saturday evening. The chamber will accept donations from As Little As $1. Contact them at 575-763-3435

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