Torn between two teams

A native of Hobbs, living in Clovis, Katherine Medrano is torn between two sports teams. Read what she has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log: Falling, With Style

Pledge writers deserve show of hands

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico It takes strong bricks to build strong buildings. It takes strong women to build a strong community. That’s what I heard Tuesday at a reception honoring the women of the Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. If that’s true, and I believe it is, […]

Letter from jail

Editor David Stevens has received a letter from jail. See what he has to say about it: Falling, With Style

Protesters lack empathy

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist The City Council in Berkeley, Calif., often home to anti-war protests and activities, has recently decided that it no longer welcomes Marine recruiters. As reported by a CNN on Feb. 8, the city council approved a measure that urged recruiters to leave town, stressing that they were not welcome and […]

Music brings one closer to faith

By Joe Champouillon: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. When I was young and in school, I probably was what everyone thought of as the typical male athlete, only interested in what […]

Romance not the cowboy way

By Glenda Price Cowboys are romantic, they say. Uh-huh. Every one I know can get downright eloquent when discussing a new baby calf, his favorite using horse or his best cow dog. We females find that quite attractive. But what about us? My theory is they like human female companionship, but they just don’t know […]

New online columnist due Friday

Glenda Price, a contributing editor to New Mexico Stockman magazine since 1982, joins our stable of columnists on Friday. Her weekly reports will be available at no charge on Freedom New Mexico Web sites. Look in the Opinion section beginning Friday. This week’s column will focus on some folks she’s known who have been, say, […]

Three Wildcats 5A first-teamers

Three members of state runnerup Clovis earned first-team honors on the Class 5A all-state football team released today. The team was selected by 5A coaches. Running back Manuel Robles, cornerback Jaden Isler and center Nathan Carver earned first-team honors for the Wildcats, who finished the season 9-4. All three are seniors. Senior defensive end Diondre […]

Big world out there

Statistics from Clovis Industrial Development Corp: • More than 120,000 people live in a 60-mile radius of Clovis. • The city is home to 58 churches, 789 motel rooms, 165 civic clubs and 110 hospital beds. • The region’s largest employer is Allsup’s convenience store, which employs about 3,000. Wal-Mart has about 300 employees. • […]

If Tim Ashley were mayor …

Clovis’ mayoral candidate Tim Ashley on public access to government information: “During my tenure in public office I have historically supported and been an advocate for openness in government.” See what else he has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log, Falling, With Style

10-28 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cars by Enzo Rizzo was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of William “Bill” Blankenship. Over 700 pages of exquisite photographs depict the automobile’s evolution from the first Model T to the days of fins and chrome through the racing models and concept […]

Jury selected for first-degree murder trial

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — A jury was seated at the close of the day Tuesday in the first-degree murder case of two Clovis men accused in the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy in 2005. “It’s been a long two days, ladies and gentlemen, but we finally got there,” 9th Judicial […]

Innocent animals’ trust met with humans’ cruelty

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Several weeks ago, I had to make a business trip from Albuquerque to Phoenix, which involved an overnight stay in Albuquerque and a late drive home on the second day of my absence. It was during a phone call home, preparatory to that drive, that I discovered we had a […]

Anti-terrorism budget excludes border security

By Freedom Newspapers If lawmakers are worried about border security, they sure aren’t putting their money where their mouths are. Congress recently allocated $747 million to some 50 U.S. cities in its latest round of anti-terrorism funding, and just like previous allocations the money isn’t addressing what many say is their primary concern — keeping […]

Rotation key to proper shoe ownership

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I work with a lot of women in my office, and I’m pretty sure that nearly half of the people I know are women. They always tell me the lesson Cinderella teaches is the right pair of shoes can change your life. But what if the opposite is true, and […]

Father’s stories lost on inattentive son

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist I never listened to the stories he told. Either “Speed Racer” was on or the new Fantastic Four was out or the Spinners were on the radio. Whatever. I never listened. Things were not good between us. He had a drinking problem, which meant he had a hitting problem. I […]

Churches take stand on immigration

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist A new coalition of more than 100 evangelical Christian organizations is finally stepping up to say what the Catholic church has being saying all along: Show compassion for our neighbors, the weak, and the alien. According to the New York Times, evangelical leaders are making increasingly visible efforts to push […]

Mother still one of the true greats

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My mom is the greatest mom there ever was and I love her just a whole lot. Well, I know there are lots of folks who think their mom is the best. I’m not exactly happy about where my mom is. She’s 88 years old and spends her days in […]

ENMU officials say lost schoolwork will be credited

Staff and wire reports PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said students whose grades were lost by a computer malfunction last week will receive an A for the course. Students also will receive full credit for any assignments that cannot be recovered either through the system or a paper trail, he said. […]