Bethlehem will always trump Times Square

Curtis Shelburne We all know what time does, right? Tempus fugit! I learned that phrase long ago in one of the most practically valuable classes I’ve ever taken, the Latin class at Amarillo’s Sam Houston Junior High. Mister Craddock would be proud. Tempus (time) fugit (flies)! As I write, we’re slipping into the wee hours […]

Thursday morning briefing: The last day, end of a break and bridging the gap

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Last day 5 p.m. today is the deadline to reserve individual tickets and tables for the 2012 Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet. The banquet is Jan. 13 at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $40 each or $400 for a table of […]

Clovis, area schools cancel classes

The following schools have canceled classes today because of inclement weather: • Clovis Municipal Schools • Clovis Community College • Eastern New Mexico University • Muleshoe schools • Farwell schools • Bovina schools • San Jon schools • Portales schools Also, Curry County offices will open two hours late. We will have information about other […]

Quilt festival starts today

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Garland Stockard hangs up a quilt Tuesday afternoon in the Portales Memorial Building as he and several others prepare for the High Plains Quilt Festival, which will take place Thursday through Saturday and will include quilting classes, a luncheon, quilt viewings and more. Alisa Boswell The sixth annual High Plains […]

Press release: CHS 70’s reunion set

Classmates from the Clovis High School classes of 1970 through 1979 will celebrate “The Fun and Fabulous ‘70’s” at the 70’s Reunion on June 3 and 4, 2011, in conjunction with Pioneer Days celebration. Events for the CHS ‘70’s Reunion include a Friday night mixer at the Days Inn and Saturday night dinner & dance […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A video game, summer classes and the Brooklyn Bridge

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie’s pick, just for you gamers. Game: L.A. Noire Genre: Adventure System: 360, PS3 What is it? A journey through the seamy side of the City of Angels featuring absorbing investigations and intoxicating sense of style. […]

CCC Kid’s College offering 22 summer classes

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File photo Birdhouse Building is one of 22 classes in Clovis Community College’s Kid’s College, a summer outreach program hosted by the college for over a decade. Liliana Castillo There is a class for every child from 5 years old on up in Clovis Community College’s Kid’s College. The annual summer outreach program includes 22 […]

Tucumcari police officer to attend anger management classes

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari police officer charged with assaulting his wife over text messages to another man will attend anger management classes. Robert Vargas agreed to attend anger management classes on March 31, according to court documents. Vargas must complete the anger management classes before a pre-trial conference set for Sept. 29, according to […]

Clovis YMCA opening April 30

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis Y’s 4,500-square-foot wellness center features a Clovis Wildcat on one wall. Liliana Castillo The Clovis YMCA will open April 30 and began accepting charter memberships Monday. Associate Executive Director Shane Nelson said the chapter took 27 memberships its first day. The local chapter is part of the YMCA […]

Press release: ENMU-Portales Canceling Classes at 1 p.m.

Portales—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is canceling classes at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday), and no evening classes will be held. The campus itself will remain open until 5 p.m. The university will open at 10 a.m. Thursday and classes will resume at 11 a.m. For further updates, call 575-562-4636.

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Clovis Municipal Schools, Clovis Christian and Clovis Community College will close Wednesday due to weather concerns. Tuesday, CCC will close its campus at 4 p.m., canceling evening classes. The decision was made to close school because of concerns about extreme temperatures, according to Clovis Municipal Schools’ Jelayne Curtis. “We want to ensure that our kids […]

School closings

The following schools are closed today due to weather: Melrose Schools San Jon Schools Tucumcari Schools The start of classes are delayed today at the following schools due to weather: Farwell Schools — 2 hour delay Friona Schools – 2 hour delay Portales Schools — 2 hour delay Texico Schools – Classes delayed until 10 […]

Red Cross offering CPR classes

CNJ staff The American Red Cross has scheduled the following first aid and CPR classes at the Matt 25 building at 1200 N. Thornton St. in Clovis: • Adult CPR: 6 p.m. Wednesday • Child/infant CPR: 6 p.m. Jan. 12 • First Aid: 6 p.m. Jan. 19 • Recertification night: 6 p.m., Jan. 26. Registration: […]

Education digest — Dec. 16

Schools on holiday schedule Clovis Municipal Schools will begin a holiday schedule after the end of classes Friday, according to a news release. Elementary classes end at 11:30 a.m. and secondary at noon Friday. All school offices, as well as administration, student support center, maintenance and transportation, will close at 2 p.m. There will be […]

Students connect curriculum to crime scene

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Freshman Academy Adriana Romero, left, hands new evidence to Kimberly Acosta to be bagged Tuesday at the school’s reconstruction of a 1920 homicide. Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Freshman Academy students relived history last week as they reconstructed a homicide from the 1920s. In the cross-curricular project, […]

Education column: Drama classes open doors for students

Sitting in on a couple of Clovis High School drama classes taught by long-time educator, Keith Ingram (who also happens to be a motivational speaker and published author), I was astonished by the skills and talent I had the privilege of observing. The sketch was underway when I entered the elongated drama classroom. As the […]

Monday morning briefing: Classes canceled, a can of nuts and a prize president

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. No school Classes at Eastern New Mexico University are canceled today and tomorrow.The university will remain open for regular business hours. Golden Library, the Campus Bookstore, UCC, Campus Crossroads and Ground Zero will observe abbreviated schedules. Visit enmu.edu for the schedule. Question of the […]

ENMU adds Hebrew to language minors

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Nita Howard of Portales will be teaching multiple Hebrew classes at Eastern New Mexico University. Argen Duncan Students of Hebrew and Greek have a chance to enhance their college degrees as well as their minds with the institution of new minors at Eastern New Mexico University this coming fall. In […]

Infant CPR classes being offered

CNJ staff The American Red Cross and with Plains Regional Medical Center are offering monthly infant and child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. The classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants and children up to about age 8. Classes will be held on the fourth Saturday of every month […]

God’s rules more important than man’s

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Not long ago my wife and I were away for a couple of days at a hotel in the Dallas area for a training seminar. For almost 20 years, I was the one attending the classes and she was the spouse along for the ride. For a number of years […]