Monday morning briefing: Winners wanted and Elvis gets notice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. And the winner is… The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2011 Annual Awards until 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

Real heroes have gone unnoticed

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist This is a test. Have you heard of Elvis Presley? How about Oprah Winfrey? Or Johnny Carson? Yes, of course we all know about those people. Here’s the rest of the test: Ever heard of Sir Alexander Fleming? How about Dr. Allan L. Drash. No? We have Fleming to thank […]

Good enough for Elvis

Carolyn Curd writes for The State Line Tribune: “Elvis Presley and numerous others have recorded ‘Mansion Over the Hilltop,’ a hymn written by Ira F. Stanphill, who was born at Bellview, up the road from Texico.”

Student Profile: Bell

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Bailey Bell is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Gary and Julie Bell. Extra-curricular activities: Cheerleading, drama, track, art Hobbies: Theater, tap dancing, making jewelry, collecting Elvis Presley stuff, MySpace Future plans: Go to college to pursue an acting career, get married and have […]

Elvis’ former apartment open for tours

Woody Baird, The Associated Press By Woody Baird THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Want to spend a few days holed up in Elvis Presley’s old digs — sleeping in his bedroom, eating in his kitchen? No, Graceland isn’t taking in boarders. But there might be a room available at the public housing apartment where […]

Childs, Elvis

Elvis Childs Services: Have been held. Mr. Elvis Henry Childs, 88, of Farwell, died Sunday, May 11, 2003. He was born on Dec. 27, 1914, in Childress, Texas, to Morgan and Frances Childs. He was a dedicated family man, a loyal friend and a farmer in the Farwell area, family members said. He was member […]