Thursday morning briefing: Showing off, hot chili and a taste of honey

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Showing off Catabration — also known as parent night — is 5 p.m. 6 p.m. today at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. It’s a parent night to showcase the students work. Hot chili The Portales Kiwanis Club’s 49th annual Chili Dinner is 5 […]

Preparations in place for Floyd Jamboree

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File photo Floyd Lions Club Vice President Fred Patterson said the Floyd Jamboree will have plenty of many familiar faces again this year. Secretary Paul Benoit said they hope to have local celebrity Will Banister attending again. The Floyd Jamboree will go on this year despite no one showing for Sunday’s auditions, according to Floyd […]

Injured soldier showing improvement

Kevin Wilson Just a few months ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr. had no problem walking. Or running. Or seeing. Or carrying on a conversation. That hasn’t been true since July 15, when the 1999 Clovis High graduate sustained a gunshot wound to the head during battle in Afghanistan. But family members are […]

Baby boom sustains, boosts economies

It seems that when soldiers return home in droves from a year of service overseas, babies start showing up about nine months later. Experts are trying to figure out what’s causing it. Joking. From March 1 through March 17, Fort Carson’s Evans Army Community Hospital has helped bring 182 babies into the community. That is […]

Proposal to ban funeral services too extreme

Freedom New Mexico Funerals are accepted as the final rite of passage in virtually every culture. Here as in most of the world, funerals, and funeral processions, are part of that rite. In addition to showing respect for the deceased, they help offer some closure, perhaps even catharsis, to the mourners. Texas District Attorney Rene […]

Military mama: Have kids, will travel

I can see the terror in their eyes. We approach our gate at the airport and they immediately start showing signs of dread — raised eyebrows, deep sighs and quiet muttering (at least the polite ones keep it quiet). So what if we have a double stroller and additional small child to control? So what […]

Rep. Luj

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Obama showing signs of mediocrity

Every new president gets a “honeymoon” period when most Americans, even those who didn’t support him, wish him well and hope for the best, almost always followed by a certain disillusionment as it becomes apparent the problems facing the government — usually created by previous government actions — are beyond the capacity of one person […]

Showing vulnerability bonds people

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I did something that’s fairly out of character for me while I was at a conference last week. This is the last time I write about this conference, next week I’m moving on to why a girl needs to learn about her car anti lock breaking system so that the […]

Federal reports not reliable source

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The morning of this writing, I woke to a lengthy report by NASA showing alleged imminent disaster from climate changes. The report states unequivocally that some huge percentage of the change is human induced, although nothing shown demonstrates or supports this claim. The time line of many of […]

Showing resolve

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Carl Boband of Portales said he made a New Year’s resolution to get in better shape. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “No, I don’t have a New Year’s resolution,” he said. He seemed frustrated by the question as he worked out Friday at Gym X in Clovis. “I’m the […]

Sept. 23, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. Sept. 14 an officer responded to a home at an undisclosed address for a shooting. The officer noted on his arrival a male was holding a towel around the ankle of a 21-year-old woman. The man said he was […]

Dec. 18, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Free Gift Wrapping — 10 a.m. -1 p.m. and 4 -8 p.m., North Plains Mall. The Matt 25 Hope Center will be offering free gift wrap services at the police sub-station in the mall. All other days, charges for gift wrapping are donated to the Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400. Freshman Campus Christmas […]

Nov. 22, 1934

The Clovis High School Wildcat football team and 150 fans and students were scheduled to leave the following day via train to Carlsbad where the Wildcats were playing Bowie High of El Paso, Texas. … “The St. Louis Kid,” featuring James Cagney, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an adult admission of 20 cents. […]

Nov. 15, 1913

The Clovis News reported that hundreds of Clovisites turned out for the Santa Fe Educational Train that made a stop in Clovis. … “Harvey and Morris” claimed to be “The Leading Grocers” in an advertisement. … “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was showing at the Lyceum Theatre, with a 10-cent admission fee.

Oct. 29, 1957

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an admission of 75 cents. … Two men, ages 47 and 40, were charged with drunkenness and were fined $15 each, but could not pay the charges and so they remained in jail. … Surplus commodities for the month of November were issued […]

Rams produce solid showing

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Anderson has quietly provided a significant boost for the Portales boys track team this season. The junior, who transferred from Elida in the fall after finishing second in last year’s Class 1A state 100 meters, scored 10 points in three events on Saturday to help the […]

March 28, 1960

Sacred Heart High School student Toris Jaeger had won top honors in the biology division at a Roswell science fair. She received a $50 prize and was named an alternate to a national competition scheduled in May. … Clovis was preparing to host the annual convention of New Mexico’s U.S. Highway 60 Association. … Track […]

Feb. 26, 1958

Clovis was a day away from the first showing of The Cyclops at the State Theatre. The “man-thing” was huge as a dinosaur in a horrendous land of nature gone mad, according to movie promotions. … Clovis’ acting police chief Pat Graef was cracking down on those who were parking in alleys and pet owners […]

‘Pirates’ helps Portales theatre set new mark

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers The Tower Twin Theatre set a new house record July 7 by selling out the 6:30 p.m. showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest.” Theater Manager Michelle Goodwind said the theater hadn’t sold out a showing since owner Larry Allen bought the business in the 1980s. Goodwind […]