Wednesday morning briefing: Scary stuff, a food distribution and cocaine for cars

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Scary stuff Get prepped for Halloween at the Boy Scouts Fright House 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Matt 25 Hope Center. They’re giving away helmets from the Clovis Fire Department and you can also bring bikes for a free safety inspection. There […]

Ten Commandments hike Saturday

CNJ staff The Boy Scouts annual Ten Commandments hike through Clovis is 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The hike is a cooperative effort between Scouts and various faith groups interested in promoting religious tolerance and knowledge of their faith, according to John Schonberger, a Clovis certified public accountant and scout leader. The hike will […]

Friday morning briefing: Buddy gets a star, scouts honor and Sandy’s perfect game

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Holly star It’s not all things Buddy Holly just in Clovis. Buddy Holly got his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday, which would have been the singer-songwriter’s 75th birthday. Just a little tidbit of information to take with you to the Clovis […]

Boy Scouts to honor Lydick

CNJ staff The Conquistador Council of Boy Scouts of America will honor the late Robert Lydick of Clovis during its annual Flag Plaza Memorial Dedication ceremony. The event, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. July 16 at Wehinahpay Mountain Camp near Sacramento, N.M., honors deceased scouters who significantly contributed to the council’s camping program. Lydick was a […]

Press release: Poku works out for NFL scouts

PORTALES, N.M. — Jessie Poku (Murphy, Richardson HS), a standout wide receiver for the Eastern New Mexico University football team received an opportunity to work out on his former home field last week, in front of national scouts, prior to the National Football League entry draft. The pro day afforded to Poku is a clear […]

Boys Scouts catching ride for Ten Commandments Hike

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ten Commandments Walk event chair John Schonberger maps out churches in Clovis to figure out the scouts route for the annual walk taking place Saturday. Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Boy Scouts will be riding church-to-church Saturday as part of the Ten Commandments Hike. This is the second time the El Llano […]

Boy Scouts take to sidewalks to learn about local religious groups

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cub scout Jason Scioli, right, and his brother Matthew Scioli look over a prayer book Saturday at Saint James Episcopal Church during the scouts Ten Commandments Hike. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Local Boy Scouts took to the sidewalks Saturday to learn about Clovis’ various faith groups in the […]

Boy Scouts plan Ten Commandments hike

CNJ staff The El Llano Grande Boy Scouts District is planning a Ten Commandments hike on May 1. The hike will last from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will be introduced to a variety of faiths and houses of worship. Scouts will hike to churches, avoiding major traffic areas. Each stop will be approximately […]

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. […]

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 […]

Cub Scouts hosting Ten Commandments hike

CNJ staff The El Llano Grande District of the Boy Scouts of America is hosting a Ten Commandments Hike beginning 8 a.m. Saturday. Co-sponsor of the hike, John Schonberger, said they are expecting about 50 Cub Scouts for the hike. The hike is intended to introduce participants to a variety of faiths and houses of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Regional United Way allocations top $300,000

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico gave its largest allocations to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in Curry County and to the Shelter for Victims of Domestic Abuse in Roosevelt County. Funding for nonprofit programs in Curry County remained near 2005’s level, while Roosevelt County’s rose […]

Scout refurbishing park to earn Eagle Scout badge

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Ryan Waters’ goal is to refurbish Pocket Park, a small niche between Hotel Clovis and the Chamber of Commerce, in time for Saturday’s annual Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. Waters, 13, is using the project as a means of earning his Eagle Scout badge. Waters said he and […]

Wilson, Franz

Franz Wilson Services: Have been held. Franz Harvey Wilson, 65, of Caballo, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on Jan. 29, 1940, in Longdale, Okla., to Buck Lowe and Josie Bell Chaloupek Wilson. He earned an associate degree in wastewater management. He was a resident of the Caballo […]

Cub Scouts celebrate 75th anniversary

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers More than 500 boys and girls in Curry and Roosevelt County celebrated a birthday on Tuesday, and the celebration is set to continue the rest of the month. Tuesday marked the 75th anniversary of Cub Scouts, one of three scouting organizations of the El Llano Grande district, which incorporates the […]

Christmas parade winnners

Churches 1. Our Lady of Guadalupe 2. Highland Baptist Church 3. Immanuel Lutheran Business 1. Clovis Recycle Center 2. Cox Communications 3. Rooney Moon Broadcasting Organizations 1. Clovis Kart Association 2. Sons of American Legion 3. Nick Chavez Youth group 12 and under 1. Cub Scouts 225 2. Cub Scouts 411 3. Cub Scouts 226 […]

Boy, Cub Scouts offer invitations

Officials with the El Llano Grande District of the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are inviting Clovis, Portales and Cannon Air Force base first- through fifth-grade boys to join the organization, according to a news release from the local Boy Scouts organization. Scott Kilian, the senior district executive, said he is looking forward to two […]