City conducting siren maintenance (updated)

Benna Sayyed Don’t panic. It’s just a test. The Clovis/Curry County Office of Emergency Management will activate the city’s tornado warning sirens today to test a new siren at one of the city’s fire stations. The test is part of the installation process at Clovis’ fire station three at the corner of Cesar Chavez Drive […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Book talk, meetings watch and a Paul Newman classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Health fair 7th annual Melrose Health Fair is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at the Melrose Senior Citizens Center. Information: 799-0225. Meetings watch The Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. in the Clovis-Carver Public Library and it’s open to the public. Quirky […]

Zias fall to ACU in three

CNJ staff PORTALES — Neely Borger collected 12 kills and eight block assists Saturday night as Abilene Christian cruised to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. ACU (17-12, 11-6 LSC) led most of the way, although the Zias (5-22, 1-17) made the first set […]

Wellness event day of health education

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Gayla Jaquess, nurse manager at Clovis Health Office, speaks to a Health and Wellness fair attendee about the actual amount of sugars found in sweets commonly consumed such as soda and ice cream. Benna Sayyed The United Way of Eastern New Mexico held its fourth annual Health and Wellness Day […]

Yesterday’s hippies: Today’s occupiers

If you’ve got to have people taking you to the woodshed, it’s a comfort when they are stellar personalities such as former Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and one of New Mexico’s better journalists, Walt Rubel, managing editor of the Las Cruces Sun-News. Both raised eyebrows over a column here poking innocent fun at the Occupy […]

Honesty maybe not best policy

They say that honesty is the best policy, but I’m not sure. Obviously, none of us want or need to be brutally honest about others’ physical appearance, grammar mistakes, station in life or other insecurities. When others ask how I’m doing, I doubt that they really want to hear a monologue about whether I’m satisfied […]

Halloween not for mocking other cultures

Freedom New Mexico Halloween is in large part an escapist holiday, allowing people of all ages to dress up for scares or for laughs. But the joking stops and damage is done when costumes center on racial or cultural stereotypes. As reported by the CBC News, Ohio University’s Students Teaching About Racism in Society, or […]

Monday morning briefing: Trick or treat, game of the week and The Reformation

Good morning and happy Halloween. Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Trick or treat Pack up the kids and head for North Plains Mall. Trick or treating around the mall is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Treats from merchants and the Clovis High School Student Council will be doing face paintings. […]

Birthdays —

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Reeves [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Mrs. Maxcine Reeves celebrated her 90th birthday at the home of her son, Lewis Reeves, on July 30. Present were over 60 people , friends, family and three generations of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Maxcine had seen on TV a quilt painted on a barn. Being an avid quilter, […]

Honors —

Hartle Rick Hartle, a 1974 Clovis High honors graduate, has been awarded one off our Annual Community Wingman Awards from Team Hill at Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah. The award recognizes contributions of individuals from surrounding communities who go above and beyond in their efforts to support the men and women of Hill AFB. […]