11-29 Engagements

Orum/Csakan Tim and Donna Orum of Edgewood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Orum of Edgewood, to Nicholas Csakan of Clovis, son of Andrew and Cheryle Csakan of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2010, at Mountain Valley Church in Edgewood. A reception will follow […]

State workers ordinary people, too

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The holidays are, most definitely, a time when we take stock of and count our blessings. They are also a time when we figure out how we shall allocate limited resources to cover the ways we wish to express our love, be it gifts, parties, or travel expenses to share […]

Old ampitheater friends will never be forgotten

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian The historical drama of New Mexico’s most notorious outlaw opened to a large crowd at the Caprock Amphitheater back in the 1980s. Clovis playwright Don McAlavy created a colorful drama in “Billy the Kid,” which he created using known facts with a little imagination, about a dark period in the […]

Letter to the Editor: K’Bob’s history began in Clovis

K-Bob’s history began in Clovis I was one of the two guys who owned and built the buildings at 1600 Mabry Drive that housed K-Bob’s Steakhouse and Sasser’s Western Wear in 1976. We moved K-Bob’s from First and Prince and Sasser’s from 311 Main. Gabe Parson and I had a dream of opening and sharing […]

My vote is still for fully free society

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I have always had problems voting. Not only have I been influenced by the likes of professor Gordon Tullock about how ineffectual one’s vote tends to be, but I have very rarely found any candidate who articulates clear and unambiguous principles of liberty to which he or she […]

U.S., India talks display deepening ties

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama last week hosted India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House as his administration’s first official state visit. The event came complete with the usual press conference, two hours of diplomatic discussions and a star-studded dinner gala scheduled for the south lawn of the White House with a […]

Empty stocking: Mrs. M

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: Ms. M Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. M’s” daughter will be having surgery in December. “Ms. M” won’t be able to work until her daughter recovers from surgery. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes large and medium. […]

Hounds rally for win over Western State

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU forward Equs Darby goes hard to the basket against Western State forward Dan Hobin during the first half of Saturday’s game. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — First-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has seen his team play better on offense. Still, if […]

Zias hold on to notch first victory

CNJ staff DENVER — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team did a lot of things right Saturday, and it turned out to be just enough for their first win of the season. The Zias shot 11-for-23 from 3-point range and put all five starters in double figures while leading virtually all the way […]

Friendship quilt returns to Friona

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Emma Lu Stewart said she plans to keep a recently discovered quilt, made in Friona the 1940s, to show it to people. Then she hopes it will be added to the Friona museum. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A piece of Friona history has made its way back to […]

Transfer of Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits easier with new virtual application

By 1st Lt. Gina Vaccaro McKeen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — A new module in the virtual Military Personnel Flight that will simplify the process of transferring Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to dependents is set to launch this month. The new vMPF module will check an airman’s eligibility […]

Servicemembers’ holiday greetings now available online

American Forces Press Service SAN ANTONIO — Members of the Joint Hometown News Service recently posted more than 8,000 holiday greetings from servicemembers and their families stationed around the world on its Web site. To see the holiday greetings, family members, servicemembers and their families can visit at http://www1.dmasa.dma.mil/hometown/webpages/holidaygreetings.htm to see their greetings. The greetings […]

Metro State edges Zias on late FTs

CNJ staff DENVER — Senior forward Rae Bean scored 20 points and Metro State converted four free throws in the final 15 seconds Friday to edge Eastern New Mexico University’s women 57-53 in Metro State’s Thanksgiving Classic. ENMU (0-4) will face defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament champion Colorado State-Pueblo, which beat Northwest Missouri State […]

11-25 ENMU men’s basketball capsule

CNJ staff ENMU (2-1) vs. Western State (2-1), 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds led wire-to-wire, jumping out to a 19-3 lead in the first eight minutes, and dominated previously unbeaten Lubbock Christian 69-54 on Tuesday night in Lubbock.Notes: ENMU leads the all-time series with the Gunnison, Colo.-based Mountaineers of […]

11-28 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” is unemployed. She was in a car accident earlier this year and lost her daughter and due to the accident her son had to get brain surgery. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt […]

No arrests announced in fire

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said Friday no arrests have been announced in relation to the fire that gutted K-Bob’s Steakhouse on Wednesday. Officials at the fire department said the case is still under investigation. The Clovis Police said Wednesday the case is being investigated as an arson.

Police: Five or more may have been involved in fight

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Police Department is presenting information to the district attorney office from statements given by witnesses to Monday’s homicide, according to Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry. No arrests have been made, but Berry said there are suspects in mind in the death of 25-year-old Marco Bonilla. “It is kind of hard […]

Braving Black Friday

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Linda Jacquez, right, and her daughters, from left, Jennifer McKinney and Carri Valverde, do a second round of shopping Friday at Walmart. Black Friday shopping is a family tradition that they have been doing for the last ten years. Jacquez said, “Shopping on Black Friday is fun and not stressful […]

Tired of machines ordering me around

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with Bossy Britches Machines. Our motor vehicles insist on telling us our “windshield washer is low” or we might ought to “check the oil.” The worst is the bright yellow light announcing our “fuel is low.” Do they think we can’t […]