Friday morning briefing: Music, all things Ag and Coke’s secret formula

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yam Theatre, Portales. It features Andy Mason and Don Thomas performing. Admission is $5 at the door. Ag Expo coming The 2012 New Mexico Ag Expo kicks off 9 a.m. Wednesday in the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Singing with Andy, country Christmas and garlic the right way

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Sing-a-long with Andy Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a “Brief History of Christmas Music” by Andy Mason at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Buchanan Hall at the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. The evening includes […]

Hounds tie in home opener

CNJ staff The 24th-ranked Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds needed sophomore midfielder Andy Wilkinson’s penalty kick with a little less more than three minutes left to earn a 1-1 tie Tuesday with Lubbock Christian at ENMU Soccer Field. The teams played two 10-minute overtimes. It was the home opener for the Hounds (2-0-1). Adam Goodnight […]

What happened to news that matters?

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Andy Warhol was the first to claim, in 1968, that we’ll all have our 15 minutes of fame. Some are just more impatient than others on getting their time. I’m all for new media and burgeoning technology that can instantly put any of us in front of an audience of […]

First person: Clovis volunteer toils behind the scene

Andy Ford was named the Clovis Municipal Schools’ volunteer of the year for his dedication to Zia Elementary School’s recycling program. Ford, 60, took charge of the dirty job of cleaning trash out of the school’s can collection trailer nine years ago. Backstage: The award was very nice. There are some people who do things […]

Man gives father gift of life

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Travis Husted, left, and his father, Andy Husted, seated in the Husted family room, talk about the big decision for Travis Husted to donate a kidney to his dad last month. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Travis Husted has given his father more than just a kidney for Christmas. His 60-year-old […]

Anderson, Richard “Andy”

Richard L. “Andy” Anderson, 70, of the Rhea community and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at BSA Hospital in Amarillo. He was born June 6, 1935, in Drayton, N.D., to Dave and Ann Durheim Anderson. He married Velta Knight on Dec. 2, 1955, in Farwell. He served in the U.S. Air Force […]

Schaap, Fred

Fred Schaap, 74, of Farwell died Thursday, April 27, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Schaap was born March 8, 1932, in Terkaple, Fr., Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States on March 31, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Ids S. Schaap. Survivors include two sisters, Jennie (and husband Louie) […]

Spikes, Johnnie “Jan”

Johnnie “Jan” Spikes, 65, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at her home. Born April 9, 1941, to Annie L. Turner and Andy Edwards Sr. in Hughes Springs, she taught at Barry and LaCasita elementary schools and Bovina Public Schools, retiring after a 34-year career. She was a member of Faith Christian Family Church. […]

Ulibarri, Pearl

Pearl Ulibarri, 80, of Portales died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1926, in Borica to Lucia and Bernardo Gallegos, she grew up in Fort Sumner where she attended school. She married Cristobal Ulibarri in May 1945. They lived and worked in various areas of New Mexico before settling […]

3/9 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 6 p.m. on Friday, police were flagged down by three Clovis airman ranging in age from 20 to 24 on the 300 block of Second Street. The men told police they had been playing basketball at a nearby gym when they […]

Don Knotts dies at 81

By Jeremiah Marquez: The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Don Knotts, who kept generations of TV audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show” and would-be swinger landlord Ralph Furley on “Three’s Company,” has died. He was 81. Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at a Los Angeles […]

Ford, Earl

Earl A. Ford, 78, of Clovis died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Evansville, Ind., to Earl Anderson and Gladys Hayhurst Ford. He married Ruth Mendoza on Jan. 7, 1947, in El Paso, Texas. He was a longtime Clovis resident. He came to Clovis to […]

Nichols, David “Andy”

David “Andy” Nichols, 58, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Oct. 29, 1947, in Hobbs to Ruby and Ervin Nichols. He married Brenda “B.J.” Vantrease on Oct. 29, 1965. He attended Portales High School and in 1962 began working for Hometown Foods as an associate in the […]

Vantrease, Brenda “B. J.”

Brenda “B. J.” Vantrease, 59, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Betty Jane and John Thomas Vantrease. She grew up in Dora and graduated from high school in 1965. She married Andy Nichols on Oct. 29, 1965, in […]

Police blotter — Feb. 2

CNJstaff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:45 a.m. Friday, police responded to the 700 block of Weatherford Street in reference to a stolen gun. The resident told police a homeless acquaintance was living with him and took the 40-caliber, semi-automatic pistol sometime on Thursday. • • […]

1/29 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, police pulled over a vehicle on Fifth and Prince streets for a broken license plate light and found the 25-year-old driver in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The driver was cited, arrested and released, the report said. […]

1/17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a vehicle was stopped by police for undisclosed reasons on the 200 block of Sheldon Street, and a juvenile passenger was arrested on a warrant out of Bernalillo County for violating probation. The 17-year-old female from Farwell […]

Fires leave two Roosevelt County families displaced

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Donald “Andy” Anderson flips through some of his collectible comic books on Thursday that were destroyed when his home caught on fire. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Fires have destroyed the homes but not the spirits of two Roosevelt County families. L.A. Davis of Floyd said he lost everything in a […]

12/18 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:45 a.m. Wednesday police responded to the scene of a two-car accident at the intersection of Echols and 21st streets. A 38-year-old driver was ticketed after her vehicle stopped at a stop sign on Echols Street, proceeded onto 21st Street, and […]