Five county residents inducted into 4-H state hall of fame

CNJ Staff Five people from Curry County were inducted into the state 4-H Hall of Fame recently at New Mexico State University, according to an NMSU news release. They are among 15 new inductees. This year’s Curry County inductees include C.J. and Nancy Blackburn, Gene and June Locknane, and the late Dorothy Marks, according to […]

Reporter’s notebook: Work with youth rewarded

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A LATE CLOVIS resident was honored Tuesday for her lifetime commitment to a program that encourages youth participation in agriculture. DOROTHY MARKS, who died in 1988, was inducted posthumously into the New Mexico State University 4-H Hall of Fame at the college campus Tuesday afternoon, according to Janis Hallem, […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Musicians get nod for induction

Small, black vinyl records cover the walls of the Norman Petty Studios, a testament to the musicians who recorded at the Seventh Street studio under the tutelage of Petty. The Clovis music producer and several of the musicians he worked with in the 1950s will be inducted into the New Mexico Music Hall of Fame. […]

Musician’s fame didn’t eclipse Spanish heritage

By Freedom Newspapers David Letterman once called his one of the greatest voices in all of music. Baldemar Huerta, known worldwide as Freddy Fender, rose from the humble beginnings of a migrant worker to the summit of fame in the mainstream music industry — and he did it three times. And although he changed his […]

No celebrity relationship greater than one with Christ

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist According to family records and oral family history, my cousin has long maintained that we are related to the famous writer Mark Twain. As a child, I was always thrilled to tell that I was related to him. In grade school once we were reading a short story by Twain, […]

Texico named top team in Panhandle

CNJ staff Notoriety of Texico’s back-to-back state football championships has transcended the borders of New Mexico. The Wolverines received the Super Team Award while coach Mike Prokop was named football coach of the year at the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame banquet Sunday in Amarillo. The Wolverines won their second straight Class A state championship […]

Piggish spending habits bloating national deficit

Freedom Newspapers It might have been turkey season, but it was pork carved up in Washington, D.C., last month. And all pork, of course, is paid for by money taken forcibly from taxpayers. “Despite a record $413 billion deficit, the government spending plan Congress approved (on Nov. 20) that awaits President George W. Bush’s signature […]

Knowing important people not same as knowing God

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Because of some family records and oral family history, our cousin has long maintained that we are related to the famous writer, Mark Twain. As some might say, that is “my only claim to fame.” But as a child, it was always a real thrill for me to say I was […]

Maybe baseball should change rules for Rose

So how might we think about former baseball player Pete Rose, now that he has put out a new autobiography in which he admits having bet on baseball when he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds in 1987 and 1988? Having made this admission, after denying he gambled on baseball for years, should he be […]

Finally it’s time for Rose

By Clyde Davis I don’t do it — let’s get that part straight from the outset. When it reaches an astronomical number, I have been known to buy a lottery ticket; when I go into a casino for the markedly generous food, I have been known to slip in some quarters. But as a whole, […]