Wednesday morning briefing: Call for volunteers, ticket deadline and a bridge to gold

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Calling on you The new Portales Quality of Life Committee will be holding focus groups at the end of January and needs volunteers. Community members interested in participating in these focus groups will be chosen randomly from all who volunteer. Interested volunteers are asked […]

Letter to the editor: Chamber program appreciated

I read with admiration Friday’s article about the Chamber of Commerce handing out grocery money from “Random Acts of Kindness.” I thought how nice, especially this time of year. Large family gatherings and lots of goodies can strain a budget. I was thinking about this while in line at a local grocery store… in front […]

Chamber’s random acts charity helps residents with groceries

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Launa Lawson of Melrose was a target of Random Acts of Kindness on Thursday, receiving a $50 certificate toward groceries at S & S Supermarket. Alisa Boswell “Surprised” and “excited” are words grocery shoppers and Clovis Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors each used Thursday to describe their reactions to the charity […]

Christmas parade lights up Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Christmas Jubilee Lighted Parade attendees, from left, Johnny, Martha and Mackenzie Garcia enjoy the parade Friday in Portales. They said they watch the parade regularly and liked this year’s event. Argen Duncan With antique trucks, horses wearing Christmas lights, Santa Claus and Nativity scenes, the annual Christmas Jubilee Lighted Parade […]

Chamber hosting listening session

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will host Lt. Gov. Elect John Sanchez for a Thursday listening session about job creation and small business growth. The session is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. in the board room of the chamber of commerce, 105 E. Grand. Information: 763-3435.

Chamber accepting award nominations

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2011 Annual Awards until 5 p.m. Dec. 31. The annual awards include 2010 Citizen of the Year, 2010 Chamber Volunteer of the Year, 2010 Business of the Year, The Heart Award and the Ken Huey Patriot Award. Recipients will be honored at […]

Ticket feature: ENMU hosting holiday concert Friday

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Courtesy photo A free holiday concert is being offered Friday night at Eastern New Mexico University’s Mainstage. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hosting its annual holiday concert Friday. Featuring the symphonic band, chamber singers and university singers, the concert is a mixture of holiday music choices and includes an audience sing-a-long of […]

State lawmakers invited to Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce annual legislative breakfast is 7 a.m. Thursday at Wells Fargo Bank, 223 Main St. The breakfast is the presentation of legislative positions for the City of Clovis, Curry County, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, Clovis Community College, Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis MainStreet. All state […]

Portales mayor resigns as chamber of commerce executive director

Argen Duncan Portales Mayor Sharon King has resigned as Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director. King said she didn’t know when her last day would be because she had committed to help train her replacement. She said she would stay until the chamber board of directors was comfortable with her leaving, but no later […]

Area residents recognized at Melrose banquet

CNJ staff Seven people were recognized with awards during a Nov. 6 banquet hosted by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce. President James Townson said the banquet was the first held by the chamber in two years and attendees enjoyed dinner entertainment from Ronnie Fouts and Neil Delk, as well as the company of distinguished guests […]

Friday morning briefing: Christmas kids, the mayor’s ball and an old guy with new tricks

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday morning briefing. Christmas kids Deadline is Nov. 16 to enter your daughter in the annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s

Former Olympic swimmer to speak at Chamber luncheon

CNJ staff Four-time Olympian Sheila Taormina will be the keynote speaker at Monday’s Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event will be noon at the Chamber of Commerce. Taormina was a swimmer in the 1996 Atlanta games, a triathlete in 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens) and a pentathlete in the 2008 Beijing games. For […]

Our people: Happily ever after

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Carolyn and Frank Sherman were named the Ambassadors of the Year by the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for 2009, where they volunteered together for 21 years. Frank and Carolyn Sherman of Clovis volunteered together as Chamber Ambassadors for the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for […]

Our people: Royal flush

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, is named after her father. Ernie Kos said she loves her job as the executive director of the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Her days are never the same and keep her busy. What is your most […]

Smoke on the Water fireworks display lights night sky over Greene Acres Park

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Several hundred Clovis residents gathered at Greene Acres Park to see fireworks light the night sky. The Clovis Chamber of Commerce’s Smoke on the Water fireworks display drew several hundred Clovis residents Sunday to Greene Acres Park. Radio station Q101.5 FM accompanied with music the chamber’s annual choreographed fireworks show […]

Monday morning briefing: Money to blow and an American icon

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Money to blow The Clovis/Curry County Chamber is raising the money for the annual Fourth of July Smoke on the Water display solely from private donations again this year. Ditto the Roosevelt County Chamber and its annual Smokin’ Fourth. But time is running out and […]

Health care audio conference set

CNJ staff An interactive audio conference is being held to acquaint businesses on what healthcare reform means to them. Sponsored by the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce, the 90-minute conference will be conducted by the Kiplinger Washington Editors. It is being held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the boardroom at the Business Enterprise Center. Cost […]

Tickets on sale for Cultural Arts performance

CNJ staff Tickets for the next Cultural Arts Series performance, Enter the Haggis, will be available for purchase at the Clovis and Curry Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is offering the tickets because Clovis Community College will be closed for spring break March 15-19. Haggis, a Canadian Celtric rock band, performs at the Clovis Civic […]

First person: Cultivating success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Farwell’s Ryan Williams was named one of four National Outstanding Young Farms by The United States Junior Chamber. Ryan Williams of Farwell was chosen as one of four National Outstanding Young Farmers by The United States Junior Chamber. Williams is the fourth generation to farm his family’s land in Farwell. […]

Portales residents elect first female mayor

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Mayor candidate Sharon King and city council candidate Oscar Robinson watch as vote tallies are written for display Tuesday night. Both candidates won their races. By David Stevens: FNM Editor Portales has its first female mayor. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce but a political […]