The Greatest’s place not at table

Curtis Shelburne I want to ask you a question: Where’s your place at the table? You’ve got one, don’t you? I don’t mean a table; I mean, a place. I’m almost certain that you do. There’s a place at your dining room table that’s your place. It’s not that you can’t physically sit somewhere else […]

Day trip: Museum gives visitors trip back into time

Courtesy photo The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque. Place: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Location: 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque What activities can you enjoy at this location: Explore the pre-historic history of New Mexico with the Timetracks exhibits, which […]

Day trip: Clovis Train Depot part of local history

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis Train Depot is located at 221 West First Street in Clovis. Place: Clovis Train Depot Location: 221 West First Street, Clovis What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about the history of the railroad in Clovis. The depot has 11 operating layouts, nine of which can be […]

Day trip: Ranch offers riding lessons

Place: Abrazos Adventure Location: 5 miles west of Portales. Call for detailed directions. What activities can you enjoy at this location: Horseback riding and lessons. What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages Admission prices?: Call for rates. Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week. Special events coming […]

Day trip: Center gives families chance to discover

Courtesy photo The Don Harrington Science Center is located at 1200 Streit Drive in Amarillo. Place: Don Harrington Science Center Location: 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas, 79106 What activities can you enjoy at this location: A variety of science exhibits including Amazing Bodies!, which connects science to everyday life using kids, cows, and dogs; Space […]

Prep polls — Oct. 6

New Mexico High School Coaches Association Football Class 5A School (1st-place votes) Pts 1. La Cueva (17) 170 2. Eldorado 144 3. Manzano 124 4. Cleveland 109 5. Las Cruces 106 6. Mayfield 101 7. Cibola 62 8. Clovis 37 9. Hobbs 30 10. Highland 22 Others receiving votes: Carlsbad 14, West Mesa 10, Sandia […]

Day trip: Corn maze offers seasonal fun

Place: The Maize What is it? The Maize is a corn maze a person has to navigate through to get to the end. Where is it? Just outside Shallowater, Texas. Take U.S. 70 from Clovis and go east on FM 1294 from Shallowater. About an hour an a half from base. What can people see […]

Thursday morning briefing: Baking tips, women’s sports and a on-air psychologist

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Kitchen tip of the week Be sure to place the item you’re baking in the center of the oven — not too close to the front or too close to the back. Also, make certain to place the item vertically in the center of […]

Mischief favorite past time at ranch

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Courtesy photo Bill and Eddie White about ages 2 and 4. Ruth Burns The Llano Estacado in the early days was a wonderful place for small boys. The grown-ups were busy with their chores and didn’t have a lot of time to spend worrying about the young’uns. Consequently, little boys could spend their time exploring, […]

9/11 memorial ceremony set

CNJ staff report The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. today, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank […]

Day trip: Roswell theatre offers variety of performances

Place: Roswell Community Little Theatre Location: 1101 N. Virginia St. Roswell, is about an hour-and-a-half from base. Drive on U.S. 70 from Clovis, go through Portales, Elida, and Kenna. Take exit 1A to U.S. 285 and go south. Stay on U.S. 285 South and turn left at the Wendy’s restaurant. What is it? The Roswell […]

McGee: ‘Blowing up’ happens to everyone

Grant McGee Have you ever had enough on the job? Blown up at a customer? Lately folks have been talking about this since that airline attendant cussed out passengers, then slid down an emergency chute into his 15 minutes of fame, two brewskis in hand. I blew up at a customer once upon a time, […]

Fair’s first salsa contest draws 19 entries

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Rick Hontz, a contest judge, tastes salsa made by Jolene Rosales at Thursday night’s salsa contest at the Curry County Fair. Entries ranged from traditional to fruit salsa. Sharna Johnson Leah Cotton said making her salsa recipe is about the only cooking she does. Cotton, a Clovis Realtor, won first […]

Day trip: Historic home tour offered

Place: The Harrington House Location: 1600 S. Polk Street, Amarillo. What is it? The historic landmark was home to philanthropists Don and Sybil Harrington. The Harrington’s home was donated as a tourist attraction in 1977. What can people see here? Visitors get a tour of the 15,000 square foot home, which includes 20 rooms, eight […]

Weekly update —

Zero tolerance policy in place for animals on school grounds School days are upon the children of Clovis. But not everybody’s welcome on school grounds. The city’s animal control officers have implemented a zero tolerance policy for animals on school zones. A school zone, according to the department, is any school and a three-block radius. […]

Politicians leave citizens big bill

Tibor Machan My favorite place to live in America is California. But don’t get me wrong — one size does not fit all. And how wonderful that is, that people differ so much that they could be quite happy living in very different places. I love this since it helps to confirm my individualist position […]

Day trip: Ranch offers taste of ‘old west’

Brad Cooper: Grindstone Graphics and Marketing A mock gunfight begins at the Flying J Ranch in Alto. The act is part of a nightly event which includes a chuckwagon supper and live music from the Flying J Wranglers. Place: Flying J Ranch Location: 6 Flying J Road in Alto. Take U.S. 70 towards Roswell, then […]

Hounds picked for fourth place in LSC North

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team received two first-place votes and was pegged for fourth place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference North Division this fall in a preseason poll released on Tuesday by the LSC. The ENMU volleyball squad, meantime, was chosen for last place in the 15-team LSC […]

Clovis linemen compete in rodeo, don’t place

CNJ staff Nearly 1,000 people attended Saturday’s 19th annual Lone Star Lineman’s Rodeo held at Xcel Energy’s Amarillo Technical Center, according to a news release. The rodeo showcased the talents of Xcel Energy operations in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Two Clovis apprentices — Chris Padilla and Charles Lott — competed in the event but […]

Always a place for strays at home

I was the oldest of four kids, which made me sort of a trailblazer who did all the new or experimental stuff first — good or bad, often bad. When I finished the eighth grade at our country school, my parents faced a dilemma. The nearest town (that had a high school) was 50 miles […]