Hounds land 11 on all-LSCNorth first team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico had 11 first-team selections and two individual award winners recognized Wednesday when the annual Lone Star Conference North Division football awards were announced by LSC officials. ENMU had the most first-teamers with five offensive and six defensive selections including Co-Offensive Back of the Year Wes Wood and Defensive Back […]

Taco Box wins award

CNJ staff Taco Box of Clovis and Portales was named a winner Friday of the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico’s Vision, Investment, Vitality and Action (VIVA) Awards. Tom and Gail Martin are the owners of Taco Box and have been in business since 1969. The VIVA awards recognize New Mexico businesses demonstrating […]

Press release: Wilkinson selected for weekly LSC soccer award

PORTALES, N.M.— Freshman midfielder Andy Wilkinson (Lewes, East Sussex, England/Sussex Downs 6th form college) has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Greyhounds victory over West Texas A&M, last week. Wilkinson netted the game-winning goal with 2:44 remaining in a 2-1 win over […]

Spirit of Hope award nominees sought

Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2011 Spirit of Hope Award. The award recognizes a military member, civilian or an organization that epitomizes the values of Bob Hope: duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication. Each major command, field […]

Earning blue ribbon recognition long process

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Many will have read the Clovis News Journal article last Thursday about Ranchvale Elementary being recognized as a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. What an achievement to have received such an honor. The Blue Ribbon Award has become a way to assess exemplary practices and establish standards of excellence for public and private […]

Obama announces return of SAVE Award

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants federal employees to submit their ideas for eliminating government waste and saving American taxpayers’ money as part of the 2010 SAVE Award program. Obama made the announcement in a video on the White House website July 8. “If you see a way […]

June 18 Honors

Diamond Sharp Award winners for May were announced. Receiving recognition were: Airman First Class Jorden Archer, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron; Airman First Class Alexander Skidgel, 16th Special Operations Squadron; Staff Sgt. Rasheem Cephas, 27th Comptrollers Squadron and Staff Sgt. Desiree Anderson, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron. The awards are sponsored by first […]

Business digest: Grady cattleman receives annual award

Grady cattleman receives annual award Wesley Grau of Grady was named 2009 Cattleman of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association at its most recent joint stockmen’s convention. The award is given annually by the NMCGA to a member in recognition of that person’s contributions to the industry. The Grau family ranches and […]

Education digest: Texico student wins anti-tobacco award

Texico student wins anti-tobacco award Texico High School student Jennifer Campos won second place in the “Youth Kicking Tobacco’s Butt Youth Advocate of the Year Award” according to a news release. Twenty students were nominated. The teens are all part of the Youth Advocacy Empowerment Heroes! Coalition through the anti-tobacco groups in their schools or […]

Area teachers selected for award

CNJ staff Portales fifth grade teacher Becky Duran and Clovis High School teacher and coach Drew Hatley are Freedom New Mexico’s Newspapers in Education teachers of the year for 2010. The program provides newspapers for classrooms as a resource in education. NIE coordinator Lynn Berry said the award is given to a teacher who creatively […]

District attorney recognized for support of National Guard and Reserve

Cannon Connections staff District Attorney Matt Chandler was recently recognized for his support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve military services. The Seven Seals Award is the highest award given by the Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, according to a press release. Since taking office in 2004, […]

First person: Texico writer wins award

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kimberly Fried of Texico, who writes under the name Devyn Quinn, has been writing off and on for 20 years. Kimberly Fried of Texico, 44, was the Romantic Times 2009 Reviewers’ Choice award for her paranormal erotic romance novel “Possession”. She writes under the name Devyn Quinn. Paranormal what?: Paranormal […]

District attorney recognized for support of National Guard and Reserve

CNJ staff District Attorney Matt Chandler was recently recognized for his support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve military services. The Seven Seals Award is the highest award given by the Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, according to a press release. Since taking office in 2004, Chandler […]

Press release: Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler Presented with “Seven Seals Award”

Clovis, NM: The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced today that Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler is a recipient of the elite Seven Seals Award from the Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESRG). The ESRG is a branch of the Department of Defense that was originally created to promote […]

Portales resident named Firefighter of the Year

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Courtesy photo: Janice Culpepper Portales firefighters Steven Cain, left, and Dathan Culpepperbattle a blaze at Dollar General Store last spring. Culpepper was named Paid Firefighter of the Year in eastern New Mexico last Saturday. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Portales firefighter Dathan Culpepper was named Firefighter of the Year in eastern New Mexico. Culpepper […]

PRMC receives DoD recognition

Cannon Connections staff Plains Regional Medical Center was one of 17 employers in the state nominated by New Mexico Guard and Reserve service members to receive the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom award, according to a news release. Nominated employers demonstrated support by providing continued benefits, differential pay and family assistance, the release […]

Food bank director honored at United Way banquet

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Betty Ellis, left, talks with Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Nancy Taylor after the United Way of Eastern New Mexico annual banquet Thursday night at Eastern New Mexico University. Taylor is the director of Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico For her 27 years leading […]

First person: All-around excellence

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ben Singletary of Clovis was awarded the Discus Award given to all-around students earlier this month. Clovis High School senior Ben Singletary recently won the national Discus Award. The award highlights high school students who excel all-around, not just at school. Searching: I applied for the award to get scholarships. […]

Press Release: Farwell farmer earns national award

TULSA – Ryan Williams, a crop and cattle farmer from Farwell, Parmer County, Texas was chosen as one of four National Outstanding Young Farmers by The United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) on February 13 at their 2010 Awards Congress in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ryan Williams has always wanted to raise his family on the land […]

National Public Service Award nominations sought

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Awards and decorations officials at the Air Force Personnel Center are seeking nominations for the 2011 National Public Service Award. The National Public Service Award recognizes individuals with agency-wide responsibility who exhibit the highest standards of excellence, dedication, and accomplishment over a sustained period of […]