Police: Roommate shot in leg

CNJ staff A Clovis man was shot in the leg by his roommate Monday night after an argument between the two escalated, according to Clovis police. Guy Schilling, 50, was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center and later transferred to a Lubbock hospital, according to an email from Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders. Sanders said […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 110-73 rout

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero University of the Southwest’s Rondell Thomas dribbles through ENMU’s Greg McFarland, left, and Max Carrier during Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds improved to 7-1 with a 110-73 victory. Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team certainly has its mojo going. Now the Greyhounds hope […]

Black Friday not enough to revive U.S.

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. economy is looking to the figurative skies for Santa Claus to swoop down and bestow copious presents. But we don’t know yet whether the jolly old fellow judges us to be naughty or nice. On Tuesday, the U.S. Commerce Department reported that the economy grew at a 2 percent annual […]

City tree brings holiday spirit to courthouse lawn

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lee Delk, facilities operations director for Curry County, left, and Steve Henson, maintenance worker for Curry County, construct the community Christmas tree on the Curry County Courthouse lawn. The tree will be illuminated Saturday during the Christmas Light Parade at 6 p.m. and remain on until the second week of […]

Community takes up watch

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CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff Linda Whitaker with one of the neighborhood watch signs still waiting to be posted. The neighborhood watch group boasts 83 active volunteers and police say they are making a difference. Robin Fornoff If neighbors didn’t know neighbors before this neighborhood watch got started, they do now. “It’s really impressive to […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Christmas, a pajama party and a Hollywood tragedy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Christmas banquet Clovis Christian Schools present “Jesus, Light of the World” 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. It’s a Christmas banquet and auction. Information: 763-5311. Home tour The Melrose 5th annual Christmas Tour of Homes is 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Melrose. […]

Empty stocking fund: Family P

Today’s focus: Family P. Household members: 4 Children: 2 (ages 9 and 8) Special circumstance: They need help this year because their parents have just separated and child support and income is still pending. Clothing needs: Girl clothes size 14 and 8; girls shoe size 3 and 1. Toys list: Barbie or Barbie car, Barbie. […]

Press release: Bingaman talks defense bill, supercommittee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the defense authorization bill being debated in the Senate and about funding in the bill to support New Mexico’s military instillations. Bingaman also answered questions relating to the ‘super committee’ announced last week that it could not reach an agreement on how to reduce the deficit […]

Approximately 60 apply for Hounds football coach

CNJ staff PORTALES — ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser said the school hopes to have its head football coaching position filled by the end of next week. Mark Ribaudo resigned Nov. 15 upon request after seven losing seasons as Greyhounds head coach. Geiser said Monday the school has approximately 60 applicants, with a wide range […]

Cannon commander approved for promotion

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Col. Albert Elton II is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a command pilot with more than 4,200 flying hours, Air Force officials have said. Freedom New Mexico Col. Albert Elton II, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, is among 39 colonels President Obama has […]

Honor — Nov. 27

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Storms Jeff Storms, a member of Basehor, Kan., Boy Scout Troop 169, was honored in July for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Jeff, 15, is a sophomore at Basehor-Linwood High School. For his Eagle leadership project, he led other scouts and adults in installing flagpoles and raising American and Christian flags for Tonganoxie Christian […]

Wedding —

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Davis Ken and Gala White of Pueblo, Colo., proudly announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristyn Noelle White of Pueblo, to Shawn Michael Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo. The couple was married Aug. 20, 2011, in a small ceremony in the mountains near Cascade, Colo. They are making a home in Pueblo. The bride was […]

Anniversary — Nov. 27

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Smith Alvin and Mary Frances Smith of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 24, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. at Arch Community Building. The celebration was hosted by Betty Moore, Debbie Smith, Bill Smith and Roy Smith. Congratulations on 50 years of marriage! We love you, all your children and grandchildren. The couple was married […]

Club notes

Encanto Garden Club Vice President Marcella Roy presided at the November meeting of Encanto Garden Club. Refreshments were served by Jane Rybolt as the business meeting began. A lively discussion of feasible holiday projects followed. Encanto will sponsor Two Angels at Cannon Air Force Base in support of our local service men and women’s families. […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Cheesy chicken fettucini, ranch salad, mixed veggies and fruit, garlic cheddar biscuit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — BBQ pulled pork sandwich, mixed veggies, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, ranch salad and […]

Make holiday shopping local affair

Saturday, Nov. 26, is Small Business Shopping Day. Be that as it may, why not allow every day, especially during Christmas shopping season, to be the day to shop locally, the day to patronize and support local businesses rather than the megastores? It’s no joke, and no accident, that those businesses are often either locally […]

Expression of courtesy meaningful

I didn’t immediately recognize the neat and nicely dressed lady in the community room of the nursing home. She called me by name so I had to ask her for her name. As soon as she told me, I was embarrassed that I hadn’t recognized her. I had known her and her husband pretty much […]

One killed in fiery crash

Freedom New Mexico One man died in a fiery crash early Saturday morning near Clovis Municipal Airport. Family members identified the victim as Shane Sandoval of Clovis and began making funeral arrangements. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller declined to identify the victim until a positive identification could be determined with dental records. Waller estimated positive […]

Hounds beat OPSU, extend streak to six

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior forward Curtis Wilkinson shot 10-of-11 from the floor en route to a season-best 20 points off the bench and Eastern New Mexico University’s men extended their winning streak to six games Saturday night with a 98-84 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State. The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Wilkinson led five players in […]

Old laws in need of new analysis

During a period of deep reflection and painstaking research, which basically involved sitting in an easy chair and playing computer poker while grasping for a column idea, I had an epiphany. It is this. I have a lot of things to be thankful for this season, but none more reassuring than the news my epistemic […]