Hanukkah: Celebration of freedom

Freedom New Mexico Observant Jews around the world began the celebration of Hanukkah, a festival of lights, on Wednesday. It was instituted to celebrate the liberation of Israel from domination by the Syrian Seleucid empire, which sought to suppress the traditional Hebrew religion by law and violence. It is thus a celebration of religious freedom, […]

Everybody’s Business: Non-traditional businesses need licenses, tax ID

By Gordon Smith, business specialist and Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, director of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Commu What does it take to register and license a new business that will not be a traditional “store-front” operation or located in a commercial area? Some examples of these can include home-based businesses, Internet businesses and mobile […]

Fair season beginning

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File photo Curry County fair organizers have promised a blend of traditional favorites and new attractions throughout the week. Sharna Johnson The Curry County fair begins Monday with what organizers have promised to be a blend of traditional favorites and new attractions throughout the week. Animal shows and sales, baking and crafting contests and other […]

Local DJs carry traditional spirit

Less than five weeks away, it is about time to start planning for the Clovis Music Festival. No, I don’t mean for the people who organize it; if they haven’t started planning by now, there is a siginificant problem. I mean for the families who plan to attend. Talk about an event that has grown […]

Traditional promotion still in use

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks A barrel placed on the intersection of 1st Street and W Grand Avenue promotes a Shenandoah concert tonight at the Event Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When it comes to promoting an upcoming event, the advertising options are well-known: Newspapers, radio, television

Each soldier’s sacrifice always admirable

Freedom New Mexico Sentiment exists for changing the day Memorial Day is observed back to the traditional date of May 30 — it was changed in 1968 to the last Monday in May to give us another three-day weekend. Ironically, May 30 was chosen as the date in 1866 to celebrate Decoration Day, when the […]

Oct. 17 Religion Digest

Church hosting alternative celebration Immanuel Lutheran Church is hosting an alternative to traditional trick or treating on Oct. 31. Called Release from Darkness, the event is a walk through of sights, sounds and tastes relating to All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day. The event is come-and-go and is open to community. The event will […]

Fair food ranges from traditional to unique

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Phillip Gillmore flips turkey legs filling a large grill behind his stand at the Curry County Fair. Gillmore has worked as a food vendor for 16 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Jacque Schaap of Clovis and her five children make sure to visit the food stands at the […]

P is for politics

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Holiday special for native Italian

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were new […]

Rosh Hashanah message not just relevant to Jews

By Freedom Newspapers Jews throughout the world are observing Rosh Hashanah, a 10-day period of remembrance and renewal, the beginning of a New Year, ending on Yom Kippur, which begins Friday. These are days not only of remembrance but of judgment, when Yahweh examines and evaluates the good and evil deeds of all, making them […]

Education feature: Cultural calling

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Students at La Casita Elementary School listen attentively Wednesday as Native American storyteller Debra Morningstar shares stories with the students that demonstrate how to live in balance and harmony. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Here, there is no museum mentality. Rattles, turtle shells, rabbit pelts, animal skulls and handmade […]

Merger satellite radio’s chance for survival

By Freedom Newspapers Satellite radio has been a godsend to American music and sports fans who have felt marginalized by the relentless consolidation of the companies behind the traditional broadcast signals. Now, inevitably, consolidation of the two largest providers may be the only way to preserve the options that industry provides. XM, with 7.6 million […]

School board to discuss replacing block schedule

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Half a decade after its adoption, block scheduling at Clovis High School may be replaced by the system it replaced. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she is considering a return to the six-period day at the high school. Block scheduling currently carves the Clovis High School year […]

“For Better or Worse, For Richer or Poorer . . .”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist “For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health . . .” As I write, it was exactly 30 years ago when my father stood before my bride and myself and asked us to verbally assent to those familiar vows. I assume that we both […]

Floyd Lions plan traditional country music show

By Tony Parra The 54th Annual Floyd Lions Country Jamboree swings into action at 7 p.m. on Thursday with a traditional (older) country music show in the Floyd old gymnasium. “It’s one of the oldest, if not the oldest country and western music festivals in the United States,” Noel Rippee, program director, said. “There are […]

ENMU crowns Native American

By Helena Rodriguez The new Miss Native American ENMU will use her crown and title to be an ambassador for Eastern New Mexico University’s Native American Club and the school, helping to recruit students. “I would like to visit Native American reservations and schools and try to influence students to continue their education and tell […]