Monday morning briefing: Surplus sale, crime awareness and the makings of war

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Surplus for sale The city of Portales is auctioning off surplus property, including vehicles and fire department equipment, according to its website. The auction is open to the public. Items are available for review at www.publicsurplus.com. Crime awareness The Clovis version of National Night […]

Ticket feature: Nazareth German Festival set for Saturday

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Courtesy photo The 39th annual Nazareth German Festival takes place Saturday in Nazareth, Texas, approximately 70 miles east of Clovis. Freedom New Mexico With food, music and fun, Saturday marks the 39th annual Nazareth German Festival in Nazareth, Texas. The day-long festival begins at 9 a.m., all times Central, in the community of Nazareth, with […]

Lack of nuclear support could prove positive

Freedom New Mexico In Europe, which gets an even greater percentage of electrical energy from nuclear power than does the United States, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, spooked by the Fukushima disaster in Japan, says she wants to shut down all her nation’s nuclear reactors by 2022. Although Merkel tried to put a happy face on […]

Cannon spouses start German club

Alisa Boswell Calling all fluent German speakers to join them is a new German club that has stemmed from Cannon Air Force Base. Deutscher Stammtisch, which is German for German Club, was started by Barbara Howery, the wife of an Air Force major stationed at CAFB. After coming to Clovis with her husband, Howery was […]

Habitat for Humanity hosts fundraiser dinner

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties is holding a fundraising dinner with German food from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The menu is bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut, German potato salad, coleslaw, pinto beans, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Uncooked bratwurst will also be […]

Religion Digest: Registration ends soon for lecture

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Early registration for St. James’ First Annual Bishop Terence Kelshaw Lectures ends Wednesday. The Rev. Nigel Mumford, director of Healing Ministry at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, N.Y., will be the guest presenter at the healing mission and teaching at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 9 […]

German sausage anyone?

St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bovina will host its annual German Sausage Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 3. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 6. Or you can purchase sausage for $4 per pound. The menu includes creamed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sauerkraut, bread and […]

Casper and Lakota

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Name: Casper, an Akita, 4 and Lakota, a German Shepherd, 3 About: Both dogs are certified therapy, search, rescue and protection dogs. “Personally, I believe dogs are happier when they have a job.” Owner name: David Kelso

CIA operatives perpetuate U.S.’ bad reputation

By Freedom Newspapers How would we feel if clandestine operatives of the government of Germany — or Great Britain, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Israel, China or Japan, for that matter — kidnapped a U.S. citizen, took him to a secret prison, questioned him unremittingly, perhaps including physical abuse, and then dropped him off on a […]

East German prison metaphor for country

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist BERLIN — More than 16 years after the Wall fell, West Berlin and East Berlin have melded together enough that a visitor wandering around the city often can’t tell which was which. But at a dingy gray building surrounded by concrete walls topped with barbed wire, there is no escaping […]

Local spent time as captive of Germans in WWI

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Fred M. Davis received a notice from the Curry County draft board on Oct. 17, 1917. He was to go to Camp Funston, Kan., for induction. One of his orders, in handwriting on the notice, was to “bring an easy pair of shoes.” The data herein was researched by Juanita […]

Paul G. Kohler

Sharna Johnson “We are Americans” his father instilled in him from a very early age. Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Paul G. Kohler Date of birth: March 10, 1922 […]

Montano, Elfigo

Elfigo Montano Services: Have been held. Mr. Elfigo Montano, 56, of Portales, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005 in Portales. Mr. Montano was born June 21, 1949, in Portales to Rosa and Juan F. Montano. He lived in Portales all of his live. He served in the New Mexico National Guard for several years, and was […]

War memories make for exciting walks

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Editor’s note: Bob Huber’s column will move to Tuesdays beginning next week. Before the days of retirement homes, my grandfather Opa lived with us a few years as part of an autumn quest in his life. He wanted to spend his remaining days with his five far-flung sons, one at […]

Pope could restore home country’s image

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist There has not been a pope from Germany for nearly 1,000 years, and plenty of people in Britain could have waited another 1,000. After Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected, one newspaper blared, “From Hitler Youth to Papa Ratzi,” and other tabloids trumpeted his nicknames, which include “God’s Rottweiler” and the […]

Survivor of three wars looks at “upside”

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Bart Bartholomew, seen here pictured with drawings of a P-51 mustang, left, and a P-47, flew combat missions in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Correspondent Editor’s note: The CNJ is running a monthly series on war veterans in the Clovis area. The […]

Brewton, Gary

Gary Brewton Services: Have been held. Gary R. Brewton, 54, of Roswell, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 16, 1951, in Artesia, to Elmer and Esther Brewton. Family members said he never met a stranger, and his unconditional love, giving, and compassion for others will […]

New Mexico conducive to foreign visitors

by Grant McGee The Cannon Air Force Base folks had a real good air show a few weeks ago. Thousands of folks from around our region came to see the planes and aerial displays. Some jets were brought up from Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo — an F-117 Stealth and a German Tornado. I […]

Word War I costly for Clovis, Grier

By Don McAlavy Memorial Day, observed on Monday, is upon us. This is the day we honor our veterans who lost their lives in service to our country. I’ve chosen to tell you about soldiers from Clovis and Grier who fought in World War I and were killed in France fighting the German army. Tom […]

God can identify his children

By Curtis Shelburne GOD CAN IDENTIFY HIS CHILDREN During one of the more famous battles ever fought, the World War II “Battle of the Bulge,” the Germans made use of a battalion of men under the command of Major Otto Skorzeny, “the most daring commando in the German army.” According to author Stephen Ambrose in […]