Bin Laden’s support also dead

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I have no guilt in celebrating “Osama bin Laden Got What He Deserved Day.” Even in the Muslim world, his support had fallen precipitously. According to the Pew Research Center, in the Palestinian Territories his support had fallen from 72 percent in 2003 to 34 percent in 2011; in […]

Civic Center celebrating anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis Civic Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary today. There will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 4 p.m.-6 p.m. reception and a 4:45 p.m. program. The celebration is open to the public. Information: 935-5000.

Wildlife refuge celebrating anniversary

The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge is planning a 75th anniversary celebration Dec. 4 at the reserve, 1531 County Road 1248 off Highway 214 South. The schedule runs from 6:30 a.m. (CST) to sunset, with a morning chuckwagon, tours of the refuge, numerous presentations and a migratory bird fly-in. Information: 906-946-3341.

Wednesday morning briefing: School’s out and celebrating families

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. School news Are you wondering about what’s going on in Portales Municipal Schools? Check out the district’s online calendar: http://www.portalesschools.com/calendar.htm School’s out There will be no class for students in Clovis Municipal Schools on Friday for parent teacher conferences. The conferences will be held in […]

Citizens Bank of Clovis celebrating anniversary

CNJ staff Citizens Bank of Clovis is celebrating its 70th anniversary as a member of the Independent Community Bankers of America. “Community banks such as the Citizens Bank of Clovis are passionately committed to serving their local customers and communities,” said Camden Fine, ICBA president and chief executive officer, in a press release. Citizens Bank […]

Anniversaries — July 11

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Craven Betty and Jim Craven of Clovis are celebrating 52 years of marriage 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 at 1300 Gidding St. in Clovis. The celebration is open to friends and relatives. Michael Craven and Stacia Williams are hosting the event. The Cravens were married Dec. 26, 1957, at the First Assembly of […]

U.S not ready for influx of refugees

While Americans spent Sunday celebrating Father’s Day, a darker commemoration drew much of the world’s attention. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees marked June 20 as World Refugee Day. For many Americans, the term “refugee” spurs thoughts of war-torn and famish-plagued countries in Africa, Asia or the Middle East. Many refugees find their way […]

County Year in Review: Events center crowning achievement

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Opened in early 2009, the Curry County Special Events Center is booked solid through July, County Manager Lance Pyle said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The year 2009 was one of celebrating Curry County’s centennial, seeing the Special Events Center through its first year of operation, welcoming three new commissioners, trying to help Cannon […]

Churches to hold Christmas services

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer For many Christians, the Christmas holiday would not be complete without celebrating with their faith community. Some Christian denominations have weeks, even a month, centered on celebrating the birth of Christ. For Episcopalians and other churches that follow the liturgy, Christmas Eve is just the start of the 12-day-long […]

Masonic Lodge celebrating centennial

CNJ staff The New Mexico and Curry County Masonic Lodge #40 is celebrating their centennial with a degree festival today through Saturday. The Curry County Masonic Lodge was chartered in Oct. 1909. Arthur Tunnell, a member of Clovis’ lodge, described a degree festival as explaining different levels in a lodge and the excercise that make […]

Religion feature: Good Friday commemorates sacrifice

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Penny Bailey and Scott Henry with Central Baptist Church practice for the Easter musical the church will perform Saturday and Sunday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Celebrating Good Friday is essential to celebrating Easter, according to Immanual Lutheran Church pastor Scott Blazek. “It’s hard to celebrate Easter, or Resurrection […]

Giving back truly patriotic

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Beneath it all, all the hooplah and ceremony, all the rah rah and fireworks, all the picnics and celebrating, lies a fundamental truth that we cannot afford to lose sight of. America is blessed with freedom. Even the freedom to say that we feel our freedom is threatened is somewhat […]

Portales gets head start on holiday

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Western Enterprises, pyrotechnic workers, Cody Brooks and Kamdron Kralik work on the fireworks Thursday in preparation for the annual Independence Day fireworks show at Greyhound Arena. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Portales residents started celebrating their independence a day earlier this year at the second annual Smokin’ 3rd of […]

Overpass opening official

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle City and state officials cut the ribbon Tuesday at the opening of the N.M. 467 overpass. The project took about nine months. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Residents living south of the N.M. 467 overpass are enjoying the new stretch of steel and concrete that allows them to cruise […]

May 8, 1945

President Truman proclaimed “complete and final victory” in the European theater “of the greatest war in history.” He cautioned, however, “the victory is but half won. The West is free, but the East is still in bondage to the treacherous tyranny of the Japanese.” … Mandell’s department store was among Clovis businesses celebrating Victory in […]

Jan. 31, 1978

Clovis awoke to 4 inches of snow, forcing traffic to a crawl. … Henry Winkler and Sally Field were starring in “Heroes” at the Hilltop Twin. … Dennis the Menace complained that “anybody old enough to be cold is old enough to have an electric blanket.” … Woolworth was selling packages of 60-minute cassette tapes […]

New Year time for renewing life’s pursuits

Freedom Newspapers Celebrating the coming of a new year is one of the oldest traditions in human civilization, beginning in ancient Babylon some 4,000 years ago. Being one of the few holidays based on natural phenomena — the Earth does take 365 1/4 days to revolve around the sun, creating regular and observable cycles in […]

¡Celebramos el Cinco de Mayo!

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “The Fifth Of May,” commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It has become increasingly popular in the U.S. among those with a Hispanic background. It’s celebrated by family and friends through Mexican culture […]

Holiday blues – Christmas can be rough for the families of inmates

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Isiah Acy reads a Christmas card his father sent to his mother. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Like most children, Isaiah Acy, 6, has a pretty good idea what he’ll be getting on Christmas morning. He and his brothers, Kyle, 3, and Jayden, 5, have spent the last week poking […]