ENMU honors Domenici at Foundation breakfast

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has succeeded lately where other state higher education institutes have come up short. Another manifestation of that success was demonstrated this week when it was announced the ENMU Foundation had reached its fundraising goal last year, the best year in its 32-year history. Foundation President […]

ENMU honoring Sen. Domenici

Freedom New Mexico staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is presenting Sen. Pete Domenici an honorary lifetime alumni award during its homecoming breakfast on Oct. 6. Also receiving alumni awards are Deborah M. Sawyer, founder, president and CEO of Environmental Design International; Clifton L. Smith, professor at the University of Georgia; and Margie and […]

ENMU holding homecoming

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici and the undefeated 1957 Greyhounds football team will be among those honored during this year’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming. Domenici, R-N.M., the longest serving senator in state history, will be given an honorary lifetime alumni award Saturday during a homecoming breakfast. The 1957 Greyhounds football […]

Ex-terrorist tells story at First Baptist Church

By Allison Tahmoush: CNJ Correspondent An ex-terrorist abandons Islam for Christianity after meeting his current wife, a Catholic from Mexico. It sounds like the tagline to a bad movie. Walid Shoebat knows this all too well. He is the main character, and it’s not a movie. Born in Bethlehem, Shoebat was brought up in a […]

Business Digest: Career expo planned

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The New Mexico Workforce Connection Career Expo 2007 is set for April 13 and 14 at the Clovis Civic Center, according to a Department of Labor document. Employers interested in participating may download a registration form from the New Mexico Department of Labor Web site www.dol.state.nm.us, posted under “job […]

Prizes for innovation not a new concept, but still effective

Freedom Newspapers Many Americans believe the only conceivable way for this country to develop viable independent energy sources is through government intervention — alternative-fuel mandates, fuel efficiency mandates, public transportation construction. But we would prefer to look to the creativity of the free market. What better way to unlock that creativity than to make a […]

History could be slipping away

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Like the history its members work to preserve, the High Plains Historical Foundation could soon be a thing of the past. Harold Kilmer, president of the foundation since the 1980s, said the history group’s members are growing old, and without new blood the foundation could soon be nonexistent. “The […]

Limiting media’s freedom hinders public freedoms

By Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court declined last week to take a case involving a prosecutor seeking the telephone records of two reporters with The New York Times. The decision is regrettable — even though it is far from certain that the high court would have decided the case as we would have preferred. […]

State rep chosen for meth task force

CNJ Staff State representative Anna Crook of Clovis has been selected to serve on a methamphetamine task force of women elected officials, according to a National Foundation for Women Legislators press release. The task force is working to find solutions to address the growing epidemic of methamphetamine use nationwide, the release said. A member of […]

Clovis Schools hires education foundation consultant

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools is one step closer to creating an education foundation. Members of the Clovis Schools Board of Education entered into a contract with education foundation consultant Pete Karabatsos Tuesday during a board meeting. A private foundation can support a range of school programs. Foundations have supported the […]

Education foundation gets city consideration

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The seeds for an education foundation were planted Thursday during a presentation given at the Clovis High School Lecture Hall by Foundation Development Consultant Pete Karabatsos. An education foundation, Karabatsos said, could support a range of activities in area schools. With money donated from community members, teachers could bring […]

Clovis Christian keeps growing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Before textbooks are opened, before instruction begins, students in these classrooms bow their heads to pray. “All of our classes begin with a prayer,” said Max Kralicek, an English and geography teacher at Clovis Christian School. “We believe,” he said from his second floor classroom, “the Bible relates to […]

Clovis explores private funding

Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Private money can be a mighty resource for public schools, and it should be tapped locally, according to Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. “As many graduates as we have who live right here in Clovis, we are missing a real opportunity for that community to give money to our […]

Business Briefs 7/11

Big O Tires holds lemonade fundraiser The Big O Tires store on East First Street is joining more than 540 other Big O Tires stores in 21 states to help raise funds for pediatric cancer, according to a news release from the company. The stores are holding lemonade stands through Saturday in their customer service […]

U.S. has responsibility to keep liberty alive

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist The Foundation for Economic Education, located in Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y., celebrated its 60th anniversary on May 6. On that occasion, the Foundation held its third annual Adam Smith Award Dinner, with ABC-TV award-winning correspondent John Stossel as master of ceremonies. I’m pleased to report that I was the recipient of this […]

Wall of Heroes inductee recounts Korea’s ‘Frozen Chosin’

Retired Marine 1st Sgt. Robert Simmons, who was inducted into the Wall of Heroes April 14, recalls his experiences during his 20-year career in the military which included service in the Korean War. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Every structure requires a firm, steadfast foundation and each piece of that structure relies on the foundation to […]

Board of Regents informed of ENMU enrollment increase

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents members were told Friday enrollment at the Portales campus topped 4,000 for the first time since 1975. According to university officials, 4,052 students enrolled at ENMU for the fall semester. The fall enrollment is up 2.3 percent from the 2004 fall headcount, which was 3,959. […]

8-21 Club Notes

Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. Nancy Taylor of Clovis was recently elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. The International Foundation was established in 1962 to assist Altrusa clubs and other worthy organizations carry out community service programs throughout the world. She has been a member of Altrusa since […]

Company looking to invest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Got a thriving small business with a potential to grow? Maybe even by leaps and bounds? Then New Mexico Community Capital CEO Jarratt Applewhite is looking for you. For the third time since NMCC was formed in November, Applewhite was in the Clovis/Portales area looking for businesses to invest some […]

Reporter’s notebook: Clovis participating in cystic fibrosis walk

Clovis will be one of 500 locations across the country to join Great Strides 2005, the biggest annual fund-raising event of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, according to New Mexico foundation executive director Amanda Myrick. With a nationwide goal of $28 million and a New Mexico goal of $129,000, Clovis can show its support at 9 […]