Our people: Non-traditional student

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Lonzo Lassiter is an instructor at ENMU and works with KENW-TV as much as possible. He helps with video, audio and often builds sets. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University instructor Lonzo Lassiter began what he calls the second half of his life at age 50 when he attended […]

Honors — Feb. 13

Artist of month Anita Lucille (Fulton) Bradburn of Clovis was chosen by the Pintores Art League as artist of the moth for February 2011. Her work will be displayed in Clovis-Carver Library throughout the month. She met her husband, George L. Bradburn in 1946 at Mesa State College in Colorado and they were married in […]

Press release: CCC president announces retirement

Dr. John Neibling, President of Clovis Community College since 2006, has announced his retirement as of August 1, 2011. Dr. Neibling previously served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions prior to becoming President at CCC, including 10 years as Vice President for Learning at San Juan College in Farmington, NM from 1991 to […]

CCC president plans to retire in August

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John Neibling Liliana Castillo Clovis Community President John Neibling announced Tuesday that he plans to retire in August. Neibling can explain his decision to retire in one word: Grandson. Neibling and his wife, Karen, are expecting their first grandchild and he said they want to be near their family living in the Phoenix area. “This […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Books or movies, money for college and a fickle rodent

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Book signing Mystery writer Darynda Jones will be autographing copies of her debut novel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Vines Restaurant in Portales. “First Grave on the Right” is set in Albuquerque and categorized in the paranormal romance genre. Question […]

Donation to fund Mesa Theater renovation

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College plans to use a $500,000 donation to renovate Mesa Theater on Main Street. Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College plans to use a $500,000 donation to renovate the historical Mesa Theater on Main Street and rename it the Norman and Vi Petty Performing Arts Center. The donation comes […]

Education digest —

Fishtank Ensemble to play Tuesday Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts series will host the Fishtank Ensemble at 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to a press release. The band members include classical-trained violinist and vocalist Ursula Knudson, gifted fiddler Fabrice Martinez, master Flamenco guitarist Doug “Douje” Smolens and the world’s best slap bass player Djordje Stijepovic. Tickets […]

Club notes — Jan. 16

P.E.O. Sisterhood P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded by seven college friends on Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in bringing to women increased opportunities for higher education. There are 71 chapters in New Mexico and three in Clovis. Chapter AY of Clovis was […]

Seniors spend extra time preparing for college

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School seniors Jennifer Chavez, left, and Chelsea Morse do research for their first year of college Wednesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Liliana Castillo Seniors spend about half of their free time during their last year of high school preparing for the first year of college. At least […]

Bowl game part of ‘overload’ problem

clyde Davis I’m not a likely candidate to complain about too much football on TV, or too much sports in general. In fact, confronted with the frequent wasteland that occupies the “Glass Teat”, in Harlan Ellison’s terms, sports is often the best available option. However, it seemed a bit ludicrous, (though I watched it anyway), […]

Year in review: Clovis schools gets new superintendent

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Terry Myers was named Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent, replacing Rhonda Seidenwurm, who resigned after five years with the district. Liliana Castillo The past year brought a lot change to schools in Clovis. Clovis Municipal Schools hired a new superintendent, moved toward a new middle school, and the Clovis High School […]

Savior’s birth connects entire world

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Several months ago I hear a wonderful story while listening to Ravi Zacharias on the radio. A dynamic speaker, he is also a wonderful teacher and a Christian theologian that has a world wide ministry. He is highly educated, has been a visiting scholar at Oxford and has spoken to scores […]

Military mama: Growing independence hard to get used to

As a mother, I knew there would come a day when my kids would no longer need me. I somehow anticipated that this would arise much later in life, when the kids gear up for college. Yet, my kids haven’t even begun their elementary education. But my oldest has decided that he is ready to […]

Camel helps pay student’s way through college

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Edwin Snell said he and Caesar the camel, who he took to college with him in Las Cruces, have been together 11 years. Sharna Johnson A college student would be lucky to have a wingman like Caesar. And Edwin Snell is. Caesar the camel is not only a companion after […]

Libertarianism loses pioneer David Nolan

D avid F. Nolan, 66, founder of the Libertarian Party and developer of a method of analyzing political attitudes superior to the old linear left-right spectrum, died Sunday near his home in Tucson. He will be missed and his contributions to the cause of human liberty will not be forgotten. Nolan grew up in Maryland […]

Christmas shopping never easy

Kevin Wilson College basketball reminds me of Christmas shopping. It’s not so much because one friend loves Syracuse basketball and another loves Kansas basketball and gifts are easy to find. It’s more because of what I saw Tuesday on ESPN. The sports broadcasting company used its numerous networks to broadcast 24 hours of college basketball […]

Ticket feature: American Idol finalist taking stage in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Melinda Doolittle, sixth season American Idol finalist, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Marshal Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico American Idol hit Melinda Doolittle takes the stage Saturday in Clovis. With a voice described as big and soulful, the sixth season finalist of the popular TV show is performing as part of […]

Monday morning briefing: A biker benefit and a big explosion

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. College meeting The Clovis Community College board of trustees will be holding their monthly meeting 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 512. The meeting is open to the public. Land use info Information about the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study is available […]

Mesalands dedicates new wind center

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Jose Gallegos, left, a second-year Mesalands wind energy student from Moriarti, speaks with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Mesalands president Phillip Barry Thursday. Russell Anglin Mesalands Community College dedicated its new North American Wind Research and Training Center with a closed ceremony Thursday morning. The ceremony included speeches from Mesalands president Phillip Barry, U.S. […]

Zias third at College Daze Rodeo

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team finished third at College “Daze” Rodeo at Lewis Cooper Arena. Freshman TiAda Gray took fifth for the Zias in the team roping, while freshman Gina Flewelling and sophomore Jessie Kirkes tied for fourth in the goat tying. Weatherford College won the women’s […]