Nov. 27, 1972

Two shotguns, ammunition, several hundred dollars and psychiatric drugs were stolen from the sheriff’s office and the mental health office inside the Curry County Courthouse. … Frank Brann, vice president and general manager of the Boyswear division of Levi Strauss and Co., told a Chamber of Commerce Banquet crowd that construction would soon begin on […]

Sweet potatoes part of Portales’ past

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The sweet potato has been a part of Thanksgiving fare for a long time. Sweet potatoes were also a part of the Roosevelt County agriculture scene for nearly a century. Sweet potato crops slowly died out in the 1970s and 1980s around Portales. Growers that are still around aren’t […]

Nov. 22 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 7 p.m. Nov. 10 an officer responded to a home in the 1200 block of Manana Street for a domestic battery. A woman said her former boyfriend came to her home and told her she had to move […]

Maintenance worker honored

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sharon Wilson of Clovis is the 2007 recipient of a Ben Lujan Award for public school maintenance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sharon Wilson thought an Albuquerque trip last week was part of a workshop for public school maintenance workers. Instead, Wilson was surprised to learn she was the […]

Nov. 26, 1980

Linda Ronstadt’s “Greatest Hits Vol. 2” or the Doors “Greatest Hits” albums or eight tracks could be purchased at Gibsons, 1200 W. 21st St., for $5.88. … Harvey Cleve Teague, former assistant city manager, filed a $250,000 federal suit against the city of Clovis, alleging he was fired without due process. … The Clovis Business […]

Fellowship core of past, present Thanksgivings

By Freedom New Mexico Today most Americans will gather for a celebration that has become an American tradition worthy of extension. Most of us experience more blessings than tribulation, especially in this country, and it is appropriate to give thanks for them (indeed, many traditions exhort us to give thanks for hard times as well). […]

Fort Sumner police officer arrested

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Fort Sumner police officer and his wife have been arrested on charges they conspired to take and trade a vehicle seized by the De Baca County Sheriff’s Department, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police. Robert Roybal and his wife MaryAnn Sanchez were arraigned Tuesday […]

What does God see when he looks at you?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist What do you think God sees when he looks at you? I didn’t ask what you think others see. I didn’t ask what you think you see when you look at yourself, but it’s an interesting question. We tend toward extremes. We might as well admit it. Most of […]

Zias record first win

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Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico Zias freshman Til-Lois Fifer (42) tries to get a shot past the defense of New Mexico Highlands’ Andrea Salas on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias beat NMHU in the home opener. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Leading by 20 at halftime, Eastern New Mexico University’s women […]

Hounds’ big man has breakout night

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Hounds’ senior Kendall Clark throws down one of several dunks during Tuesday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds beat New Mexico Highlands 86-67 in their home opener. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After sitting out last season with a leg injury, Eastern New Mexico University junior […]

Turkey day sampler

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David “Hank” Hankins carves a 20-pound mesquite-smoked turkey Tuesday for Baxter-Curren Senior Center’s Thanksgiving dinner. CNJ staff Pre-dinner tip Joe Carpenter, a personal trainer and sports nutritionist at Gym X, said portion control is the key to eating sensible. He suggested eating fruit, nuts and whole wheat before the main […]

Military Digest: Lucio

Lucio Army Pvt. Luis A. Lucio has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Seliciano and Dora Lucio of Clovis. Lucio is a 2006 graduate of Portales High School. Davis Air Force Airman Harley E. Davis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, […]

Winter weather headed to Plains

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About a week of wintry weather is expected to begin today, bringing a temporary end to unseasonably warm temperatures, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “It’ll be a lot different than what you’ve been having,” said Brian Guyer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. […]

Government hinders advances in airline security

By Freedom New Mexico Following the 9/11 attacks, Americans have become accustomed to increasingly obtrusive and expensive security measures ostensibly designed to keep terrorists from boarding airplanes. But recent government security tests confirm what many of us suspect: Most of the poking, prodding, wanding, X-raying and searching by Transportation Security Administration security guards is largely […]

Commissioners support firefighting facility

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners pledged support during Tuesday’s commission meeting for a facility where Clovis firefighters can train in live-fire exercises. Interim County Manager Lance Pyle said commissioners will vote in their next meeting whether to add the facility to a list of projects the county will asked to be […]

11-23 Calendar

Friday The End Zone — 3:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., The End Zone bar will be open. DJ — 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., The End Zone. Youth Center — Closed Cannon Lanes — 6 p.m. to midnight., Cannon Lanes will be open for bowling. Saturday Youth Center — Closed. The End Zone — 5 […]

CCC students present award-winning production

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico A semester of rehearsing, coupled with a play powerful enough to solidify Director Christy Mendoza’s decision to have a career in theater, has led to an award-winning performance of “Buried Child” by Clovis Community College students. In a story ripe with symbolism, three generations of an American family and […]

Thanksgiving brings back fond memories

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico My husband and I are lucky. We are among a handful of local military couples based within driving distance of our families. For now we can get in a car and, within 11 hours, be home. So it came as no surprise when last November his family accepted an […]

Some children wise beyond their years

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while it’s […]

Sports briefly

Cannon Lanes Bowling — Cannon Lanes will be open Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Cosmic Family Fun — 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Whispering Winds (784-2800) Senior Golf League — 9 a.m. Tuesday. Golfers must be 50 years or older to play. Retiree Special — Golfers with a retired military identification card receive 50 […]