Tuesday morning briefing: Code talkers and how to be a Scout

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Code talker The Chester Nez: World War II Navajo Code Talker presentation is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Free and open to the public. Become a Scout The Mulligan stew dinner and Boy Scout sign-up is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at Oasis […]

Honors — Jan. 22

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Courtesy photo Kimmie Davis presents the Conquistador Council and the El Llano Grade District of the Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit to Greg Bucher, center and John Schonberger, right, looks on. Bucher Gregory Bucher received The Conquistador Council and the El Llano Grade District of the Boy Scouts of America District Award […]

Honor — Nov. 27

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Storms Jeff Storms, a member of Basehor, Kan., Boy Scout Troop 169, was honored in July for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Jeff, 15, is a sophomore at Basehor-Linwood High School. For his Eagle leadership project, he led other scouts and adults in installing flagpoles and raising American and Christian flags for Tonganoxie Christian […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Going green, first car in Clovis and the red scare

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Website of the day The Dora Consolidated Schools Business Professionals of America website design team has a website about the team and the 2012 BPA National Leadership Conference in Chicago. To see it: http://www.doraschools.com/www/doraschools/site/hosting/website2011/Pages/Home.html Fast facts The first automobile in Clovis was a 1901 […]

First person: Scout for life

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson John Schoonover of Clovis came here from Phildelphia via the military, and has been involved in scouting for nearly 58 years. John Schonberger’s busiest time of the year is the first half of April, when tax time comes up. One of the long-time accountant’s favorite times of year is when […]

Press release: Bears attack camper, goat at Philmont Scout Ranch

PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH — One bear was killed and conservation officers were looking for another bear Wednesday following separate incidents in which bears scratched a camper and injured a goat at Philmont Scout Ranch. The Department of Game and Fish set a trap for a bear that ran off after it jumped on a tent […]

Pinewood derby to raise money for Boy Scouts

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo El Llano Grande District Commissioner Gene Weber and his granddaughters Autumn Weber, left, and Trysten Weber play with Pinewood Derby cars outside the Scout Center on Norris Street in preparation for Saturday’s event. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Pinewood Derby scheduled for Saturday is for adults this time. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Girl Scout cookies, jazz and a chance of snow

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day: It’s joking around. Question of the day Girl Scout Cookies are being delivered throughout eastern New Mexico. What’s your favorite cookie? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Spring reprieve In case your counting…six more days until Spring Break. […]

Girl Scout cookie presales hit ground running

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MCT photo The Girl Scouts will be selling favorites such as Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils and Samoas. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico The middle of January means one thing to most cookie lovers. It is time to get their hands on some Girl Scout Cookies. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails have […]

Boy Scouts fixing bicycles for badges

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CNJ staff photo: KevinWilson Rocky Martin, a coordinator of charity events for High Plains Harley Davidson of Clovis, brings a pair of bicycles into the Scout Center of the Matt 25 Hope Center Thursday night. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Boy Scouts Troop 333 will earn merit badges for community service by fixing […]

Book’s success ignited Boy Scout program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist How great were the days of yesteryear and how filled with the promise of those ahead for the youngsters who follow in Scouting and the various Council programs. Thanks to the author who started it all. General Douglas McArthur’s farewell address to the Congress of the United States was a […]

Lone Scout remembered as wise man

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist A Lone Scout, they tell me, is a Boy Scout without a troop or a troop leader. I didn’t know about the Lone Scout program until I met a Lone Scout who has been living in Clovis a long time. He was Sam Covington, who reached the age of 93, […]

Cliff eliminates Clovis Christian, Elida beats Grady

P.J. Bryant scored 17 points as top-seeded Cliff bounced Clovis Christian from the Class 1A state playoffs, beating the Eagles 60-39 in a quarterfinal contest today in Rio Rancho. Jocelyn Swann scored 15 points for the eighth-seeded Eagles, who reached the state quarterfinals for the first time in school history. In another Class 1A quarterfinal […]

Religion Digest: Groundhog lunch, dinner planned

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Kingswood Methodist Church, 2600 N. Main St., will host a Groundhog dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. today. The meal includes sausage, glazed apples, biscuits, spicy sausage gravy, green beans, “ramen” coleslaw and lemon bars. Those attending have the option of dining in or curb-side takeout. Tickets […]

Boy Scouts shouldn’t be derided for following foundation values

Freedom Newspapers There are few images of helping strangers as familiar as a young man helping an elderly woman cross a street. And when we envision such an act of kindness, the young man is usually wearing a Boy Scout uniform. One of the tenets of the Boy Scouts is to do a good deed […]

April 18, 1964

Terry Bogey, Myron Price and Randall Vinson were among scouts participating in the Llano Grande District’s Scout-O-Rama at Curry County Fairgrounds. Scout demonstrations attracted hundreds of area residents. … A mystery woman killed herself in room 606 of Hotel Clovis. Police said she left a note saying she didn’t want to be identified because she […]

Earning badges not just boy’s sport

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It took a scrolling headline this morning to let me know I’d accomplished nothing in my life. The headline was about James Calderwood, an 18-year-old resident of Chevy Chase, Md. Other than living in a town whose name peaked 15 years ago, Calderwood is famous for completing merit badge […]

Feb. 11, 1947

The Sunshine theater was showing “Cobra Woman,” a tale of exotic love. … Bob Bosworth had recently been promoted to the rank of Life Scout in a Boy Scout court of honor ceremony. … Dan Carter of 921 Jones reported to police that he’d lost his billfold, which contained $60. Carter did not know where […]

Jan. 16, 1939

The annual Boy Scout fund-raising drive kicked off at a breakfast at the Harvey House with 40 men in attendance. … Two local boys made their first court appearance after being charged with breaking into the soda pop container at Peck’s Service station at the corner of Fifth and Pile. … Clovis mourned the death […]

Scouts taught more than survival skills

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The folks who run the Boy Scouts of America in the Clovis area are having a recruiting drive. Just hearing about the Boy Scouts brought back all kinds of good memories. I was in Troop 62 in a city back east. I don’t think it was a typical Boy Scout […]