Religion digest —

Black history celebration set Good Samaritan Inc. will hold its inaugural black history celebration noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The event will feature praise dancing, gospel singing, keynote speakers from the community and clergy and testimonials from people who have overcome addictions. The event will be preceded by an 11 […]

Shoppers up early for Black Friday deals

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Amber Knox of the Portales Beall’s, wraps Christmas gifts Friday afternoon for customers. Alisa Boswell Friday marked a day of hustle and bustle for local Clovis and Portales businesses as Black Friday shoppers lined up to get discounted items and other special deals on this after Thanksgiving shopping day extravaganza. […]

Friday morning briefing: Black eyes, free food and cash for a cause

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School business Monday is parent-teacher conference day for Portales Municipal Schools from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no school that day. Information: Call the administration office at 356-7000 or call your child’s school. Black eyes for Cannon Airmen of all ranks will […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 19

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Black Paten and Gwen Black of Clovis celebrated their 50th anniversary June 18, 2010, at Leal’s restaurant. The celebration was hosted by their two daughters, Brenda Black and Sandra Lynn and was celebrated with family and friends. The couple was married June 17, 1960, in Sanderson, Texas. They have two daughters and one grandson. They […]

Officials optimistic festival earnings in black

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Mickey Thomas of Starship belts out “Sara” during Thursday’s performance at the Clovis Music Festival. Organizers said the 70s and 80s group helped bring a different audience to the Curry County Event Center. Kevin Wilson A few days after thousands of Clovis residents heard the sounds of Buddy Holly and […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 5

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Cabrera Black Paten and Gwen Black of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 18, 2010, at Leal’s Restaurant. The celebration was hosted by Brenda Black, Sandra and Jeff Lynn and Chad Lynn. The couple was married June 17, 1960, in Sanderson, Texas. They have two children and one grandchild. They are both semi-retired owners […]

Study: Urban prairie dogs at higher risk

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Submitted by Jenny Ramirez Eastern New Mexico University graduate Jenny Ramirez studies wildlife and, as an undergraduate, conducted a unique project on prairie dogs in Roosevelt and Curry counties. Her research indicated that prairie dogs living in urban areas spend more time watching for predators than eating, which could harm their health. Argen Duncan After […]

Letter to the editor: Hard work is the American way

Hard work is the American way After reading Karen Black’s letter in the March 30 CNJ regarding the health care bill, it is apparent that ignorance of the truth is still bliss. She should be outraged, not overjoyed, that this travesty ever made its way into law. Not to worry, I’m here to help her […]

Cowboy humorist says he appreciates rural way of life

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Cowboy poet Baxter Black can’t stand spaghetti, but he greatly appreciates a rural, Western way of life for the values of its people. “That includes work ethic, independence, entrepreneurism, family, loyalty, patriotism,” he explained during a telephone interview Monday. “I could keep going and say belligerence, cantankerousness, etc. There’s […]

Memorial to be built for little known black community

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Courtesy photo Members of Geni Flores’ “Teaching Multicultural History of the Southwest” class at ENMU visited the Blackdom site and historic marker last spring. By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Correspondent A small black community between Roswell and Artesia was an epicenter of social life during its heyday in the early 1900s. Before succumbing to ghost town […]