Tuesday morning briefing: A video game, rodeo days and Deep Throat revealed

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie, who scours the web for these choice competitions. Game: LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Genre: Action Adventure System: PC, 360, PS3, DS, Wii, 3DS, PSP What is it? A charming […]

Press release: CHS 70′s reunion set

Classmates from the Clovis High School classes of 1970 through 1979 will celebrate “The Fun and Fabulous ‘70’s” at the 70’s Reunion on June 3 and 4, 2011, in conjunction with Pioneer Days celebration. Events for the CHS ‘70’s Reunion include a Friday night mixer at the Days Inn and Saturday night dinner & dance […]

Monday morning briefing: Memorial Day, school budget and the big race

Good morning and happy Memorial Day. Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. This holiday Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army […]

Letters to the editor: ‘Dual’ commissioner can’t keep facts straight

‘Dual’ commissioner can’t keep facts straight While seeking support from the county commission for the Clovis Affordable Housing Plan, Mayor Gayla Brumfield and county/city commissioner Bobby Sandoval were able to clear up several misconceptions about the plan. After the mayor’s presentation, “dual” commissioner Sandoval requested that the mayor use the opportunity to clear up any […]

Their view: Disaster farm aid needs to be renewed

Salomon Ramirez, state executive director New Mexico Farm Service Agency, says no industry is more vulnerable to nature’s wrath than agriculture. Hence, the need for disaster programs.

Tolerating radicals cost of freedom

Freedom New Mexico If you are alive and reading this today and the world has not been shaken and burned to the ground, then we were right once again. We were 99.9 percent certain the rapture would not happen last week. That’s because we have amazing psychic powers that enable us to predict the future. […]

Crockett makes adjustment

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Courtesy photo: Texas Tech athletics Clovis native Jaye Crockett throws down a dunk in a win over Louisiana-Monroe last season. Crockett hopes to see a jump in minutes and production in his sophomore year with the Red Raiders. Kevin Wilson It’s safe to say new Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie is still feeling things […]

District Judge Robert Orlik dies at 64

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File photo Ninth Judicial District Judge Robert Orlik, shown during arguments in the homicide trial of Anthony Casillas, died Saturday at Lubbock Heart Hospital. He was 64. CNJ staff District Judge Robert Orlik, who first practiced law in New Mexico in 1977, died Saturday night at the Lubbock Heart Hospital. He was 64. Further information […]

On the shelves — May 29

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—And a Vision for Change” by Annie Leonard traces where our possessions come from, how they are produced, distributed, and consumed, where they go when we throw them out, […]

Shoutouts — May 29

Grandson returns from Afghanistan Bob and Mary Trujillo of San Diego Calif., have lived in Clovis for the last eight years. They are the very proud grandparents of 20-year-old Seaman Zachairah Trujillo, also from San Diego. He is the third generation serving in the armed forces. Zachairah is a medic attached to the Marine Corp. […]

Club notes —

Friendship Rebekah Lodge Friendship Rebekah Lodge met Tuesday at the IOOF Hall with Vice Grand Earl Scott presiding. During the meeting Wanda Scott was elected representative with Evelyn Calder as alternate. They will represent the Lodge at the Rebekah assembly in Farmington in September Vicky Howard will be lodge deputy. The Rebekahs will be having […]

Inkblot art featured on show

Information on making inkblot butterflies and a crayon roll will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Margaret Peot is an author, artist and painter, and she is going to show how to make inkblot butterflies that can be mounted in a shadowbox or in a frame for […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: 9a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewingl; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, […]

Police blotter — May 29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. May 19 an officer was flagged down while patrolling the area of Cypress and Redwood streets. Several subjects told the officer there was a fight in a nearby alley. The officer went to the alley and noted while he […]

Engagement — May 29

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Johnson-Brock Ron and Teresa Johnson of Clovis announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Britni Johnson, to Jared Brock, son of Joe Brock of Lubbock and the late Judy Brock. The couple will exchange vows on June 17, 2011, at Camp Blue Haven. The reception will be in August in Shallowater, Texas. The […]

Weddings — May 29

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Allan Dawn Nicole Welch of Clovis and Raymond Samuel Allan Jr. of Clovis will be joined in marriage June 9, 2011, at Ranchvale Baptist Church in Clovis. [image #3, align=right, size=medium] The Rev. Greg Martin will perform the Rose Ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Kathrine Welch of Clovis. She is the […]

Brothers remembered

Bob’s older brother was Richard. Ronnie’s older brother was Anthony, and Jeff had an older brother named Jimmy. David and I were the older brothers in our families, so we had to share the above older brothers. By their cars could you know them. Rick drove a ’57 Chevy, the queen of cars. Jimmy had […]

Musical legacy left behind

Music has lots of ways of connecting people, sometimes when we least suspect it. After writing a newspaper column for close to 25 years I’ve learned not to fight it when a good topic comes along. Sometimes they don’t come seeking my muse at all, the good Lord and my editor know only too well. […]

Our people: Lady of the dance

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis resident BJ Bernet enjoys teaching dance and says her staff of dance instructors are different and provide great support for one another. Clovis resident BJ Bernet toured with the Beach Boys across the country in the 1980s. Bernet, 44, worked as a “moving prop” as she jokingly called herself […]

Hotel Clovis: Saving a local landmark

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File photo Hotel Clovis was foreclosed on in 2004 and became city property. Sharna Johnson When Hotel Clovis fell into disrepair in the 1980s and its owners failed to address it, the city stepped in. Now, almost 11 years later, around $100,000 of local money has been invested — a figure that could grow to […]