Cinco de Mayo celebrations scheduled at ENMU, Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Daniela Garcia, right, of Hispanic Affairs at ENMU and student Isabel Gonzales show Friday how the Mexican sash will be placed during a Cinco de Mayo banquet at the university’s Cub ballroom By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — is a Mexican holiday embraced […]

Freedom emerges from bankruptcy

CNJ staff By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy reorganization. The emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy relieves Freedom of $450 million in debt, but it brings an end to […]

ENMU signs player for men’s basketball

CNJ staff PORTALES — Max Carries, a 6-foot-7 junior-to-be forward from Moreno Valley, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carrier is transferring from Irvine Valley College in California. Last season, he helped the Lasers to a 26-5 record and a berth in the […]

Officials decline comment on meeting between board members, concerned citizen group

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Officials have declined to talk about a Thursday afternoon meeting held between two school board members and a group calling for the removal of Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. The meeting was held at the school’s administration building. Board President Mark Lansford, who attended the meeting with fellow board member Lola […]

Former jail administrator suing county manager, commissioners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Detention Center Administrator Lois Bean filed a lawsuit against Curry County commissioners and County Manager Lance Pyle on Thursday, alleging she was misled, treated unfairly and discriminated against because she is a black woman. In a 17-page suit filed in the 9th Judicial District Court, Bean said in […]

Friday morning briefing: Back yard video and fashion

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day Rare stuff lurking in an important collection at Eastern New Mexico University…and it’s Right in your backyard. Website of the day Plan your next vacation in New Mexico. Visit the state’s tourism website: http://www.newmexico.org/ Mini walk set Barry Elementary School students will be […]

Some residents fear Dennis Chavez Park neglected by city

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Domingo Bolanso of the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department lops a branch Thursday from a pine tree in Dennis Chavez Park. Shane Cole of the Parks and Recreation Department said they plan to trim and shape all trees in the park, allowing patrons a chance to enjoy more shade this […]

Religion calendar — April 30

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400 Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church. Sunday Worship — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA, 1705 West 21st Street. Information: 763-4816 Worship Service — […]

Life’s choices determine who we become

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I wrote about my mother’s two cousins several years ago. These two grew up in northeastern Arkansas and participated in a school club, the Busy Bee Club. There they learned homemaking skills like sewing, cooking and gardening. One year their club entered a competition for rural schools. The competition was […]

a view from under the pew: never-neverland nightmare

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

Immigration reform should not be rushed

Freedom Newspapers Sen. Lindsey Graham seems the odd man out in Congress these days. The South Carolina Republican has taken heat from both parties for trying to work with the Democratic majority on major legislation, particularly energy and immigration. He and New York Democrat Chuck Schumer have worked the hardest to bringing immigration reform off […]

Faith in goverment unfounded

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist Enthusiast for increasing government regulations of people in business, including those in the financial markets, never bother to answer the one basic question that any rational person would need to have answered before joining them as champions of their proposed remedies of our economic wows. This question is, “Why would […]

First person: Parks director sets youth activities as top priority

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CNJ photo: Liliana Castillo Bill Bizzell of Clovis is moving from education to parks and recreation after 38 years in schools. Bill Bizzell of Clovis is the new parks and recreation director in Clovis. Bizzell has lived in Clovis since 1972. Currently, he is the superintendent of Bovina Independent School District. Bizzell’s first official day […]

Goats provide effective weed control

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Remember that old song, “Bill Grogan’s Goat?” After the goat ate three red shirts off the clothesline Bill “gave him a whack” and tied him to the railroad track. When the whistle blew and the train drew nigh the goat “gave three groans of awful pain, coughed up those […]

Farmers’ Electric receives $28.1 million USDA loan

The Associated Press CLOVIS — Farmers’ Electric Cooperative of Clovis is receiving a $28.1 million loan to upgrade its electric delivery system for seven counties in eastern New Mexico and three in Texas. The cooperative will use the money to expand service to current customers and extend service to new customers. It also will replace […]

Press release: ENMU trio earns weekly LSC track and field honors

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Daniel Draper (Jr., T, Moriarty, N.M./Moriarty HS), Nicole Reid (So., D, Pueblo, Colo./East HS) and Kassie Daugherty (So., T, Bridgeport, Texas/Bridgeport HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University track and field teams earned Lone Star Conference weekly honors for their performance at the Arizona State University Sun Devil Open, last Saturday. The […]

Press Release: Chaco Canyon talk cancelled at ENMU

The Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture

Thursday morning briefing: Family night, the census and Oldsmobiles

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing.Please note: There is a high-wind watch in effect today and tonight. Family night Yucca Middle School is hosting Family Night today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Topics covered will include transition and math. Sixth graders and families from Yucca’s feeder schools are also invited […]

Area ranch set to host Ride for Life fundraiser

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Courtesy photo Jatonna Hankins, left, the top fundraiser for last year’s Ride for Life, won a hand-tooled saddle presented by ride organizer Amber Workheiser. The event, scheduled for Saturday, raises about $20,000 for Relay for Life. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Fighting cancer is a lot less stressful on horseback. That’s the theory that’s […]

Ticket feature: CCC students to perform songs from broadway hits

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Students of Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class perform the song “Greased Lightning” during a dress rehearsal. The class is putting on a performance Monday night, including performances from Broadway hits such as Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Oklahoma! and Chicago. Freedom New Mexico Students of Clovis Community […]