Professor: 9/11 changed U.S. sense of vulnerability

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Five years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the event Americans call 9/11 is still affecting people’s lives. According to local historians, the event is probably still in search of its place and perspective in history. “It really made us aware that we are […]

ENMU professor retiring after more than 37 years

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — When July rolls around, Eastern New Mexico University will look different. Thurman Elder won’t be roaming the hallways of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building with a calculator and math textbooks in hand. Elder has announced he will retire after more than 37 years of teaching math at […]

Elder, Eppie M.

Eppie Mae Elder Services:2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Hamlin, Texas. Mrs. Eppie Mae Elder, 96, of Portales died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Sept. 26, 1908 in Leonard, Texas to Dave and Doffie Jones. She attended school in Leonard and occasionally rode […]

9/29 Education Digest

N.M. parents graded for involvement New Mexico parents were given a C+ by “Education Week” magazine for parental involvement in education, according to a New Mexico National Education Association press release. Gov. Bill Richardson said that a partnership between parents, students and schools is “a key step on the road to reform,” the press release […]

Like father, like sons

By Ryn Gargulinski Haberdasher Homer Tankersley said he was amazed when his sons followed him into the clothing business. Pilot Brad Telshaw said he was not surprised to find his son in the sky. Coach Eric Roanhaus said his two boys perhaps followed in his football footsteps “because of the same lack of intelligence I […]

Professors: Bush holds power

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David Caffey, Clovis Community College vice president for institutional effectiveness, teaches an online class in American National Government. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Sen. John Kerry gave a moving concession speech Wednesday, pleading President Bush to work toward national healing and unity in his next term. An hour later Bush […]

Religion Calendar: March 12

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., a time of fellowship, fun and games. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. Revival meeting with District Elder Chris Cooper: […]

Religion Roundup 2/20

Church to help understand terrorism First Baptist Church of Texico will sponsor a seminar on “Understanding Islamic Terrorism” at its Sunday morning services on Feb. 29. David M. Witt, the western regional mission representative for the Voice of the Martyrs organization, will lead seminars at 9 and 10:15 a.m. at the church. According to the […]

MLK walk set for today

Today’s MLK events 9 a.m. Commemorative walk beginning at Clovis’ Potter Park, followed by a rally at True Victory Church, 250 Main St. Church Elder Benjamin J. Love will be the speaker.

Vets question if holiday has new meaning

Rick White Somewhere between the time Jim Cowman was growing up in rural Michigan and his return from a tour of duty in Vietnam, the meaning of Memorial Day changed. Cowman, 65, cites a decline in patriotism and a more complex world as reasons why he thinks the national holiday honoring those who died while […]