Religion calendar — April 29

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. The Right to Life Committee of New Mexico’s 34th Educational […]

Clovis High graduate recounts Tuscaloosa tornado

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Courtesy photo: Delaney Ware The Tuscaloosa, Ala. tornado as seen from Delaney Ware’s dorm room at the University of Alabama Wednesday at 5:47 p.m., CDT. Russell Anglin Delaney Ware said she is lucky to be alive today. The 19-year-old University of Alabama freshman nursing student and 2010 Clovis High School graduate said a devastating tornado […]

Melrose student selected as County Manager for day

CNJ staff A Melrose high school senior will be following the Curry County Manager to work today. Richard R. Rush was selected to shadow Lance Pyle as part of the County Manager for the Day program the second year it has been done. The program is part of National County Government Month. Rush lives on […]

Luke provided window into Jesus’ early life

Beloved doctors … we all have had them or we all know of them. Any one my age who grew up in Clovis remembers Dr. George Prothro as a beloved doctor. When my sister and I were sick, Dr. Prothro would even make house calls. My mother would feel better about us just knowing Dr. […]

a view from under the pew: amos wrestles a nightmare

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note:

First person: Labor of love

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Donald Bird plans to repaint the Duster at Veterans Park in May. He served in Vietnam, and said the weapon saved his life numerous times. Donald Bird considers the M42 Duster a life-saver, and probably as close to a friend as a machine can get. But he doesn’t consider it […]

PRMC hires psychiatrist

CNJ staff Plains Regional Medical Center has hired a psychiatrist, according to a news release. Dr. Anne Ortiz started on April 11. Ortiz comes to PRMC from Artesia General Hospital where she was a psychiatrist for acute patients admitted to the hospital. Ortiz received a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico Tech and her medical degree […]

Reader-submitted content: Clovis GymKatz returns to competition

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Courtesy photo The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club recently took several top awards in state competition. Joni Thomas The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club returned for their second season as a competitive team. Last year, we only competed one team at Level 3 and we placed first in the state at our championships. This year we have […]

In one stroke, a new Obama national security team

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Seeking to tame wars overseas and budget deficits at home, President Barack Obama announced a major remake of his national security team Thursday aimed at ensuring leadership continuity during a perilous time. His own re-election approaching, Obama turned to a cast of familiar and respected officials for the most sweeping […]

Melrose schools tagged for audit

The Associated Press Vowing to change what she described as a “systemic issue,” Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera said Wednesday that a preliminary review showed serious flaws in special education data reported by school districts statewide. Nine of the 34 districts targeted this month for review by the Public Education Department will be subjected to an […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping

• What: Seventh Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping • What’s it about: The annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping features ropers at everylevel, including some of the top-ranked calf ropers in the world. • When: 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday; 1 p.m. main event Sunday • Where: Curry County Events Center • Admission: Free except […]

Letters to the editor: Serious drought calls for prayer

Serious drought calls for prayer Given the serious impact of the drought on area residents in eastern New Mexico and West Texas (i.e., fire danger, water supply, farmers, ranchers, wildlife and nature, etc.), let us unite our faith in our communities in praying Sunday for moisture. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, pastors and neighbors to […]

An education best reward for good grades

Freedom New Mexico Remember a few years back — and for some of us it’s a little further than we’d care to admit — when perhaps dad produced a crisp five-dollar bill when that report card came home with an unexpected but much appreciated A in math? Maybe mom cooked up a favorite for dinner […]

Wind festival set for Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The following trophies for the Downtown Wind Festival’s Pedal ARTitude Rally are on display at the Clovis MainStreet office. MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Baubien said the aim was to make the trophies tacky, “and I think we’ve excelled.” Kevin Wilson The joke goes, John Muir said, that wind helped establish […]

Thursday morning briefing: Meet an author, a new video game and Il Duce’s demise

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Author, author Clovis Community College is hosting a meet and greet with local author Darynda Jones. Jones is author of “First Grace on the Right” and won the 2009 Golden Heart award for Best Paranormal Romance. It’s noon Friday in room 103 of the […]

Bella Vista students to perform children’s operas

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s performance of three operas Friday finishes with a dance sequence. Liliana Castillo The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s singing and dancing students will take the Marshall Auditorium stage once again Friday. This time, 230 students from kindergarten through sixth grade will perform three miniature […]

Reader-submitted content: Local requests return of mementos

Dolores and Quinton Hardy On Thursday April 21st we were victims of a break-in and property was stolen. What was stolen was a large piece of furniture, a cherry wood highboy. This piece of furniture was very large and awkward to move, along with this cabinet the entire contents were also taken. Many of the […]

Education column: Art applies skills from other subjects

Gazing up at clouds in the sky and imagining shapes or animals: That’s what drew Alexa Pickel to art. An art teacher at Clovis High School for the last seventeen years, she teaches upper division two-dimensional fine arts, such as drawing, painting, and calligraphy. Brain research has shown that arts education contributes to strengthening problem-solving […]

Education digest — April 28

Mesa students write winning essays Mesa Elementary School students Rohan Angadi and Allison Pettit won the essay portion of the New Mexico Stock Market Game called InvestWrite, according to a news release. Angadi competed in the sixth through eighth grade division and Pettit competed in the fourth through fifth grade division. Both students will attend […]

Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gears up for weekend

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File photo The Our Lady of Gualdalupe annual fiesta will take place this weekend at 108 North Davis. The three-day event will feature live music, food, games a car show and more. Freedom New Mexico With an emphasis on community, the traditional Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place this weekend. Offering food, […]