Organizers anticipate thousands at music festival

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File photo Buddy Holly Tribute artist Johnny Rogers performs for Mesa Elementary students as part of last year’s Clovis Music Festival schedule. Rogers will perform Friday at the Curry County Events center alongside other tribute performers. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Yes, “Peggy Sue” will be at the Clovis Music Festival, and so will […]

ENMU officials: Ill students had flu in same category as H1N1

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The presumed H1N1 cases at Eastern New Mexico University have not been confirmed as such, though information was distributed announcing confirmed cases. ENMU Vice President of Student Affairs Judith Haislett said two students tested positive for influenza A, a type of flu virus that includes H1N1, also known as […]

GOP criticizing party, not actions

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I’ll give you two things to ponder, one serious and one not. Which is which is up for debate. • A friend invited me to her birthday party two Fridays from now. I demanded to see her long-form birth certificate, and said I couldn’t in good conscience give a gift […]

Soldiers’ transition top priority

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Vietnam War veterans will nod with understanding over many of Noel Koch’s comments contrasting support for wounded troops and veterans today, from citizenry and government, compared to how it was 40 years ago. During the Vietnam War, he said, “we got very good at saving people’s lives on the battlefield. […]

Growth committee proposing executive director hire

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An office for an executive director/planner for the Local Growth Management Committee will be in Portales if the committee is awarded a federal grant. The decision was made during a committee meeting Tuesday at Clovis City Hall. The committee is comprised of representatives from Clovis and Portales. The position, […]

Federal job sector needs to scale back

Freedom New Mexico The federal government “needs” to hire 270,000 more employees in the next three years. We’re told this, unsurprisingly, by the federal government, which surveyed 35 agencies representing 99 percent of its workforce. We wish they’d asked us instead. Such a purported need might seem like a solution to 9.7 percent national unemployment, […]

Man stabbed at party

Freedom New Mexico An Albuquerque man is in stable condition at a Lubbock Hospital after being stabbed during a party at a Clovis residence Saturday. Police were called around 3 a.m. to the 100 block of Herb Street for a report of a fight in the street in front of a residence, records show. Capt. […]

Man, woman robbed at gunpoint

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating the Monday night robbery of a man and woman in a parking lot. According to police records, a man called police around 11 p.m. and said a group of suspects pulled him and a female passenger from his car parked at Allsup’s at Seventh and Hull streets and […]

Santa Fe to host New Mexico’s T.E.A. party

Santa Fe – On Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 2-3:30 pm, New Mexicans will join hundreds of other cities across America in holding a T.E.A. Party Rally (Taxed Enough Already). The event is an opportunity for private citizens to make a statement on the grounds of the State Capitol against the irresponsible fiscal policies that […]

Hounds notch win in OT

CNJ staff COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Freshman midfielder Diego Santos took a corner kick from fellow freshman midfielder Kal Herbert and knocked home the winning goal in overtime Sunday, giving Eastern New Mexico University’s men a 2-1 soccer victory over Colorado-Colorado Springs. The Greyhounds (3-1) matched the best four-game start in the program’s history, set […]

ENMU confirms two swine flu cases

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Two cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU President Steven Gamble said the confirmation came Friday, and parents of the students — both of whom were from out of town — took them home. “If they can go home and recover there, we […]

Schools offering choice on whether to view Obama speech

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Seidenwurm By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Controversy over President Barack Obama’s speech to school children today is making for extra work at Clovis schools. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she has heard concerns from parents on both sides of the issue. “We were caught a little off guard that there would be any kind of […]

Promoting business vital

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Promoting The Business

Emergency management conference set

CNJ staff A three-day New Mexico Emergency Management Conference will be held in Clovis beginning Sept. 21. Titled the “Passport to Preparedness”, the conference is at the Clovis Civic Center. The conference will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 and ends with a banquet Sept. 24.

Swine flu confirmed at ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Two cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU President Steven Gamble said the confirmation came Friday, and the parents of the students — both of whom were from out of town — had taken them home. “If they can go home and recover there, we think […]

Letter to the editor: Health reform will bring socialism

Health reform will bring socialism Americans are beginning to realize we are being led down the road to ruin by a relentless desire to add significantly more socialism to our society. Social programs, in the short run, benefit those who genuinely need a helping hand. In the long run, war veterans, the elderly and disabled […]

Cold cereal can’t replace hot breakfast

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist When did cereal get a complete aisle to itself at the grocery store? The selection boggles the mind and can completely derail a trip to the supermarket if you’re a parent with young kids. Not having kids of my own, I get to stand in the aisle and stifle a […]

Labor put forth by jobholders enriches lives

Freedom New Mexico Labor Day for most Americans has evolved into just another excuse to have a three-day weekend, perhaps with a nod to the unofficial end of summer and a celebration of the first week of college football. Perhaps this is appropriate considering that of the federally mandated holidays this is the one that […]

Oasis State Park hosts fishing derby

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Charly Kizer of Clovis, right, dries a catfish off with a towel for John Walker of Capitan, center, before weighing it on Saturday at Oasis State Park for the “Biggest Catfish Challenge” Derby. The derby is sponsored by the Friends Of Oasis St By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Many […]

Hounds rout Southwestern Oklahoma

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp threw for three touchdowns and nearly 500 yards Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southwestern Oklahoma 45-7 in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. Harp, who set an NCAA Division II record with 78 passes and threw for 513 yards in a season-opening […]