Armstrong last of heroes with integrity

Freedom New Mexico As heroes go, Neil Armstrong found himself in a spotlight like no other. A worldwide audience of 600 million watched their televisions 40 years ago Monday as he stepped from the lunar module Eagle and onto the moon’s surface. They hung on every word as Armstrong uttered his long-anticipated pronouncement, “That’s one […]

After lunar mission, Earth next frontier

Freedom New Mexico Forty years ago this weekend, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins were the most famous men on the planet. And they were some 240,000 miles from it. They were circling the lunar surface preparing to set down for what would become one of humanity’s greatest achievements. On Monday, we will […]

Armstrong’s struggle inspiring

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Athlete’s struggle “Those hoping for Armstrong to sustain his bid for an eighth and most improbable Tour triumph know that a critical juncture is now upon the 37-year-old. Rain notwithstanding, this race has been brutal, even for a man with so many thousands of miles in his legs and the […]

New president named at ENMU-R

Freedom New Mexico John R. Madden has been named president of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, according to a press release from ENMU. Madden, of Tucson, Ariz. will succeed Judy Armstrong who is retiring from the position. Madden’s start date is Aug. 18. A presidential search committee was formed in mid-April to review applications, interview candidates, […]

Summer stories

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By Tony Gutierrez and MIckey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Serious about the series Eastern New Mexico University sports information director Adam Pitterman attended the college softball World Series in Oklahoma City. “I actually contacted somebody at the NCAA before I went because I thought it would be a good experience for me,” Pitterman said. Pitterman watched […]

Military feature: Clovis grad beats odds as female pilot

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2nd Lieutenant Alison Henderlite says you have to be “kind of a tomboy and kind of tough” to be a female Air Force pilot. (Courtesy photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer At 25 years old, Alison Henderlite has already achieved her No. 1 goal. An Air Force pilot, the 2nd Lieutenant is a minority […]

Education Feature: Classes bridge language barrier

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English as a Second Language instructor Stefanie Jose, right, teaches Susana Loya at Clovis Community College, where more than 400 students are enrolled in the classes. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Interpreting is a way of life for Isabel Villarreal. Born in the United States to Mexican immigrants, the […]

Home sales on rebound

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The College Park subdivision east of Clovis is one of several housing complexes in the area under construction. Home sales have returned to pre-BRAC levels in recent months, according to area real estate officials. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The area housing market has experienced a major revitalization in the […]

Jeter, Bonnie

Bonnie Evelyn Jeter, 96, of Bloomington, and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lloyd Henry; a sister, A. Velma Armstrong, and a niece, Billie Armstrong. She is survived by a son, Melvyn Jeter (and wife, Jerrie) of Normal, Ill.; four […]

Speaking English vital work skill for area residents

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales and Clovis residents who don’t speak English have access to free educational programs in their communities to help them learn. Instructors in the program say learning English is a vital skill in the workforce. Instructors hold English as a Second Language classes during the day as well as evenings […]

State teaching mandate precludes intelligent design

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Carl Armstrong is a Christian. He is also a Clovis High School science teacher, and he doesn’t think intelligent design has a place in his, or any other, science classroom, at least for now. There is just not enough evidence to support the theory, Armstrong said. In Pennsylvania, eight […]

Cancer ride full of true heroes

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no […]

Local teacher triathlon contender

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Carl Armstrong has qualified for the 50-to-55 age group for the national triathlon championships next month in Kansas City. Armstrong will be one of 67 to compete in his age group. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent A Clovis science and physics teacher shares more in common with seven-time Tour de France […]

Area ranchers willing to support Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Some eastern New Mexico ranchers are long-standing critics of Cannon Air Force Base. When Cannon announced plans in January to expand its training air space, a handful of ranchers were vocal in their opposition at a meeting with Air Force officials at Eastern New Mexico University. Anticipating some may […]

2/24 Education Digest

Domenici offering summer internships U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s Washington, D.C., office is accepting applications for summer internship positions in his office. There will be two internship sessions from May 31 to July 1 and July 5 to Aug. 5. Students must be New Mexican residents or attending a two- or four-year school in New Mexico […]

Armstrong, Warren

Warren Armstrong Services: Have been held. Warren Armstrong, 70, of Ketchum, Okla., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 16, 1933, in Tidioute, Pa., to Mead and Mary Armstrong. He married Joan Gregory on April 19, 1974, in Minneapolis. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Baptist College and […]

Former Eastern New Mexico University president dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Warren Armstrong, Eastern New Mexico University’s sixth president, died Friday morning at his home in Oklahoma. Armstrong was the president at ENMU from 1975 through 1983, at which point he accepted the same position at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan. “We’ve had seven and a half very, very good […]

Bike ride honors cancer survivors

By Clyde Davis I am looking forward to the Ride for the Roses, our long distance bicycling effort in mid-October. This is a cancer fundraising event, whereby the riders take pledges for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, an organization dedicated to cancer causes, survivor issues, and people living through and beyond cancer. Self-evident from the name, […]

Bailey, Leroy

Leroy Bailey Services: Have been held. Mr. Leroy Bailey, 71, of Broadview, a farmer/rancher, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on March 16, 1932, in Bethany, Okla., to Ralph and Letha Coffman Bailey. He graduated from Grady High School in 1950. He joined the U. S. Army […]

Coffman, Maggie

Maggie Coffman Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maggie Armstrong Coffman of Clovis died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 9, 1917, in Hollene, to Albert and Emma Bales Chandler. She grew up and went to school in Hollene. She married Ules Armstrong on Sept. 29, 1934. They […]