Tankersley’s marks 50 years in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Homer Tankersley, president of Tankersley’s men’s clothing store in Clovis, arranges a Jack Victor men’s suit display. The store celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday. Benna Sayyed Homer J. Tankersley opened Tankersley’s clothing store more than five decades ago with a letter of credit from a friend and fewer than 100 […]

Cannon, first responders protect our freedom

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil in our nation’s history. Victims numbered 2,753 in the World Trade Center, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority, and eight private emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Another 184 people were killed in the […]

A festive affair: Counties prepare for fairs

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Logan Hinders, left, and Austin Bagwell, of New Day Productions in Amarillo, put together sound equipment at the Curry County Events Center Friday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Shattering the Silence concert and the Curry County Fair. General Manager Kevin Jolley said the fairgrounds will be ready Monday for […]

Groundbreaking marks step beyond discussion for Ute pipeline

Kevin Wilson Thursday’s groundbreaking marks another step for an effort to building a pipeline from Ute Reservoir — a step outside. Discussed, and shelved, and discussed again for decades in public meetings and congressional offices, the pipeline project makes a partial move from a discussed project to one putting in groundwork. “I remember that forever, […]

Monday morning briefing: A holy day, celebrity waiters and a big shake

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Passover begins Today marks the Jewish holy day of Passover. It begins at sundown and commemorates the story of Exodus and the Israelites freedom from slavery in Egypt. Celebrity waiters Those local celebrity waiters tending to your needs at Cotton Patch restaurant in Clovis […]

Police blotter — April 10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. March 23 officers responded to the 1000 block of Gila Street for a report of shots fired. Witnesses told the officers they saw a vehicle drive by slowly with its headlights off and heard six shots fired. Officers found […]

Two more ENMU tracksters earn provisional qualifying marks

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Two more Eastern New Mexico University athletics earned NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks for national competition in Saturday’s Texas Tech Open track meet. Junior Bill Squire qualified provisionally in men’s shot put, finishing third in 53 feet, 5 3/4 inches, and hammer throw, where he was fourth at 188 feet. […]

ENMU combining film festival and science fiction lectureship

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Kaci Tibbs, an Eastern New Mexico University student, adjusts a book display in the Special Collections section of the Golden Library Wednesday afternoon. The display honors Jack Williamson and all of the authors who will attend the Jack WIlliamson Lectureship on March 31 through April 2. Tibbs said she is very […]

Residents prepare for Super Bowl

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Friday afternoon, Eastern New Mexico University Kappa Sigma members, from left to right, Juan Duran, Kyle Suadheier, Brian Campbell and Joe Wilson prepared the recreation room in the Kappa Sigma house for their upcoming Super Bowl party. Alisa Boswell Sunday marks the day football fans across the nation wait for […]

More than 5,000 students enrolled at ENMU

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University set a new record for enrollment this fall. According to a university press release, this semester marks ENMU’s first to enroll more than 5,000 students. Semester credit hours, which affects funding, rose by 7 percent, according to the release. The release says that total enrollment is 5,080 students this […]

Teachers advise students to ‘do their best’ on first day

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Parkview Elementary fifth-grade teacher Susan Rogers sorts through papers she will be giving to her students Thursday on the first day of school. Rogers said she plans to retire at the end of this school year after 20 years of teaching. Sharna Johnson Today marks the last day of summer […]

Music sets tone for student success

By Alan Dropps: Guest columnist Today marks the beginning of “Music in our Schools Week.” This event is celebrated annually in the Clovis Municipal School District. We celebrate in a variety of ways. We hold a poster contest for our elementary students, present a “Grand Concert,” perform individual school concerts, and conclude the week with […]

Veterans Day parade part of week of activities honoring veterans

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File photo Activities recognizing Veterans Day will be going on in Clovis throughout the week. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Veterans Day should be about giving thanks and recognition for the impact and sacrifice of military service, not only on service members, but on their families as well, according to George Vargas of the […]

June marks sun safety month

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City sponsors Centennial Street Fair

This year, 2009, marks the 100th anniversary of the City of Portales’ incorporation date, 1909. A Centennial Committee has been hard at work creating and organizing activities to celebrate this momentous occasion. One of the much anticipated activities is the Centennial Street Fair which will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in downtown Portales […]

Graduation marks end of one chapter in life, beginning of new one for PHS graduates

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FNM photo: Helena Rodriguez Pablo Urioste smiles after receiving his diploma from Portales High School during commencement Friday night at Greyhound Arena. By Helena Rodriguez: FNM correspondent Graduating on Friday night meant the end of one chapter in life for David Lucero and 138 other newly tasseled Portales High School graduates. But it also marked […]

Mexican drug cartel strong, growing force

Freedom New Mexico This week marks the anniversary of one of the saddest events in the history of our nation’s war on drugs. Twenty years ago, University of Texas pre-med student Mark Kilroy disappeared during a spring break jaunt into Matamoros; his remains and those of others were found a month later in a horrific […]

Lighthouse Mission marks 20th anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pastor Skip Clark of the Body of Christ Community Church preaches to the Lighthouse Mission’s visitors before lunch is served. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 20 years, the Lighthouse Mission has transformed from a Bible study in a home living room to a multi-faceted service organization. The Lighthouse […]

Pope’s visit marks historic event

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Here’s another great reason to countdown to April 15. Besides it being Tax Day on Tuesday — whoopie — and Mom’s birthday — hooray — it’s also the day Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States. For B-16, this will be his first visit to the United States as […]

ENMU tracksters post qualifying marks

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Three Eastern New Mexico University athletes earned provisional qualifying marks for NCAA Division II track and field competition on Saturday in the New Mexico State Spring Classic. Senior Zach Gerleve threw an even 200 feet to win in javelin, while runnerup Logan Capps also surpassed the qualifying standard with a […]