Clovis home sales down

Sharna Johnson Home sales in Clovis dropped about 28 percent in 2010 but home values remained steady, even inching up a little — both indicators the area is faring better than other communities nationwide, local real estate agents say. Clovis mayor and Realtor Gayla Brumfield said despite the decrease, the real estate community is pleased […]

Town hall announced on gross receipts tax hike

Kevin Wilson What started as opposition to a tax increase morphed into support Thursday from one Clovis resident. But opposition to a proposed zoning change from a neighborhood of others remained solid. The Clovis City Commission dealt with proposed zone changes, and announced a town hall on a possible gross receipts tax hike, during its […]

Religion calendar — Jan. 21

Saturday Matt’s Coffee House Interdenominational Jam Session Concert — 7 p.m., second Saturday of the month, First United Methodist Church, open to the public to perform and watch, free refreshments provided. To perform, contact Vyanne Bradley at 760-4071 or 742-3389 or Matt Carter at 799-2696. Sunday Worship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and […]

Friday morning briefing: Scholarships, a local cotton conference and losing a crown

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Cancer scholarship Young cancer survivors have until Feb. 25 to apply for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivor College Scholarship. The scholarship awards up to $10,000 offered in increments of $2,500 per academic year. Applicants must have been diagnosed with cancer before age 21 […]

Church’s annual sausage dinner set

CNJ staff St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is holding its annual German sausage dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Jan. 30 at the church’s Parish Hall on Third Street. Side items include creamed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sauerkraut, cranberry sauce, relish, homemade bread and desserts and tea or coffee. Donations are $8 […]

Real progress takes getting off rocking horse

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When our children were small, we gave them a rocking horse to share as one of their Christmas presents. It was a hefty rocking horse that we kept in our family for years. Even though other toys were forgotten about as more Christmases passed, the rocking horse became a mainstay in […]

a view from under the pew: wilma the worrybird

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, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. wilma the worrybird the other day boss wilma worrybird was passing […]

Thursday morning briefing: Iran Hostage crisis, off-roading and a scheduled

Freedom New Mexico Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing.

Mustangs snap Hounds’ win streak

CNJ staff Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS — Eastern New Mexico University couldn’t have picked a tougher place to extend its longest win streak since 2007. Chris Hagen led a balanced attack with 22 points and Midwestern State blitzed the Greyhounds early en route to an 89-69 Lone State Conference South win Wednesday. David […]

Ticket feature: ENMU event schedule packed

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Courtesy photo Eastern New Mexico University has a full lineup of performances and arts exhibitions through its spring semester. Freedom New Mexico The next few months are sure to be busy on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University as numerous performances and exhibitions are rolled out for the community. Already under way with the […]

Education column: School funds go to much-needed projects

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy People sometimes wonder what happens to the dollars that go into our schools. Lots of wonderful things are accomplished throughout the school year and during the summer. School improvements are ongoing, from year to year, but recent bonds are allowing us do some of the much-needed projects that have been waiting for the […]

Midwestern State pulls away from Zias late

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias’ road struggles continued Wednesday at Midwestern State. The Mustangs used a 10-2 run to take the lead for good and sealed a 74-62 win at the free-throw line. Nolisha Markham, a 5-10 senior, continued her strong play with 21 points and Cierra Thompson […]

Citizens’ police academy to be offered

CNJ staff Community members are being invited to participate in a 12-week citizens’ police academy. The academy is designed to acquaint citizens with the diversity in a police officer’s career, and it highlights areas such as criminal law, investigations, traffic and crash investigations, drug enforcement and domestic violence, according to a press release. Participants will […]

Education digest —

Fishtank Ensemble to play Tuesday Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts series will host the Fishtank Ensemble at 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to a press release. The band members include classical-trained violinist and vocalist Ursula Knudson, gifted fiddler Fabrice Martinez, master Flamenco guitarist Doug “Douje” Smolens and the world’s best slap bass player Djordje Stijepovic. Tickets […]

Official: New companies looking at Clovis

Sharna Johnson With renewable energy putting Clovis on the map, new companies are evaluating the area as a potential home for future operations. Among prospects are a methane gas digester and wood product manufacturer, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. The wood product manufacturer, who Gentry declined to identify, would […]

Clovis students win honors at Lego League competition

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Liliana Castillo In five minutes, the 11 Gifted and Talented students from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista designed a diagram of the human heart with a clot inside. But it was their level-headed, cooperative and clear ability to explain the diagram that won them first place in Gracious Professionalism at the New Mexico First […]

Draft of the Clovis affordable housing plan

The city of Clovis released the first draft of its Affordable Housing Plan. At this point all the individual recommendations are not included, according to Clarie Burroughes, the city’s community director. The city is seeking public input regarding the document.

Press release: Citizens’ police academy starting

The Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, and New Mexico State Police, is conducting the 15th Session of the Citizens Police Academy. Classes will be held on Tuesday’s, beginning February 22, 2011 for twelve (12) weeks, ending May 10, 2011.

Not all indigenous customs honorable

Curtis K. Shelburne The last thing I wanted to do on a recent trip to San Antonio was to have to think much. Thinking is work and I do it poorly. I just wanted to relax. But my wife and I took a tour to a couple of the vintage San Antonio missions, and—here’s the […]

Weekly Lone Star Conference update — Jan. 19

Standings Men South Division Div. All W-L W-L Incarnate Word 2-0 13-1 Tarleton State 2-0 11-3 ENMU 2-0 7-7 Midwestern State 1-1 13-3 Angelo State 1-1 5-9 West Texas A&M 0-2 13-2 Abilene Christian 0-2 8-6 Texas A&M-Kings. 0-2 5-9 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 2-0 16-2 Northeastern State 2-0 7-9 Texas […]