Grace in winning important lesson

Glenda Price We humans feel we need ceremonies and symbols, some more elaborate than others. When we marry, we have a ceremony during which words are spoken, and among Christians they invariably involve the three main Christian directives: Faith, hope and charity (love), the greatest being love. Symbols of the love are exchanged — before […]

Memorial Day services planned across region

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Memorial Day observances are planned across the region to honor fallen soldiers. Among organizations planning ceremonies Monday in Portales are the American Legion Post 31 in Portales, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters from Portales and Clovis and Sons of the Confederate Veterans. American Legion Post 31 Commander Joe […]

ENMU graduation set for Saturday

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Courtesy photo Former Eastern New Mexico University President Robert Matheny is scheduled to give the commencement address for the 2010 graduating class 10 a.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico More than 360 Eastern New Mexico University students are expected to step across a stage Saturday to the beginning of a […]

Old-timer said it best 54 years ago

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist In 1955 at the ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Clovis High School Mr. Cash Ramey was called on to make a few remarks: “Ladies and Gentlemen. Way back yonder, 48 years ago this month, I came to Clovis. Clovis was a town about 100 people. “As I look over this […]

China’s need for liberalization highlighted

Freedom New Mexico The closing ceremonies were not quite as spectacular as the opening ceremonies. But they were spectacular enough, capping an Olympics that both from an athletic and a showmanship standpoint had to be counted as a success, though it cost the Chinese government some $40 billion. This year’s games were also notable for […]

Olympic hosts can’t downplay shabby record

Freedom New Mexico The eyes of the world will be on Beijing on Friday for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games — festivities which typically are matched in pageantry and pompousness only by the Super Bowl halftime show. The athletic events will take place over the next couple of weeks. American fans, no […]

Local Olympian competes Aug. 18

Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are Friday but we’ll have to wait 10 days more to watch former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell compete in the women’s hammer throw.

Clovis student teacher earns state honor

Wayland Baptist University Dean Gary Mitchell reports a Wayland student has been named “Student Teacher of the Year” by the state. Mitchell said Jimmy Marez, a student teacher at Clovis’ Sandia Elementary School, will be honored Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell campus.

Ceremonies mark passing of time

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I went to a Clovis wedding not too long ago. My friends Ms. J and Mr. J got hitched. It was a small affair in the bride’s parents’ back yard. The blessed couple was happy, the vibe was good, I was glad to be there. There was a time that […]

Jan. 3, 1962

The Swift & Company beef processing plant was preparing for groundbreaking ceremonies just south of Clovis. … Jerry Wheeler was captain of Clovis High’s basketball team. The playmaking guard was averaging 9.4 points and 4.4 assists per game. … Marshall’s eighth graders had the best record among area junior high basketball teams at 6-1. … […]