Wednesday morning briefing: A video game, a play and King Kong climbs again

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie, who searches the Internet relentlessly to offer the best selections: Game: Mario Kart 7 Genre: Racing System: 3DS What is it? The newest installment in the fan-favorite Mario Kart franchise […]

Food at the speed of life: Recipe made for one

Cooking for one and not a leftover fan? Check this out. My mother, Marianna, said her co-worker Denice talked about the meal she’d thrown together the night before. Mom tried the idea, tweaking ingredients to suit her taste. She says it turns out well and is easy to fix. You can try different seasoning or […]

Allison’s music motivating

Tibor Machan Of course, I am just a fan of Mose Allison, he’s not really my main hero but now and then I get enthusiastic about his work and nearly idolize him. Mose Allison is a jazz pianist, composer and perhaps the coolest cat on the jazz and blues scene. I’ve had the good fortune […]

Matt 25, United Way seeking fan donations

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Matt 25 Hope Center Administrative Assistant Terry Osborne carries a fan Thursday donated for a needy family to keep cool this summer. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Matt 25 Hope Center are teaming up to help Curry and Roosevelt county residents in […]

Cowboys’ ticket prices will test fan economics

Freedom New Mexico It’s nice to know that, in these difficult economic times, there is help out there for

Staff memories of Michael Jackson: Greatest entertainer of my lifetime

By Tony Bullocks: CNJ photographer My sister Jeannette and I would get on the bus to ride across town to see Michael Jackson and his brothers at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Every time they came to the city, we went to see them. Later when they became the Jacksons, they would play at […]

Fan loyalty gone with athlete nicknames

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist What’s in a name? More accurately, what’s in a nickname ? Let us be honest; “A-Rod” is not a nickname. It is simply a condensed version of two names, given by his parents to a stellar ball player. If there are athletes currently playing who sport the colorful nicknames of […]

Vee established as festival fan favorite

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Though not a direct product of Clovis’ Norman Petty Studios himself, Bobby Vee has certainly become a favorite of Clovis Music Festival organizers in recent years. A regular performer at the annual event, Vee has entertained fans with his own top ten hits like “Take Good Care Of My Baby” […]

Community fan drive being held

CNJ staff The Print Shop, High Desert Honda and United Way of Eastern New Mexico are sponsoring Community Fan Drive 2008 from June to September. Many older individuals and families with small children sit in sweltering houses during hot New Mexico summers without air conditioning or even a fan, according to a United Way news […]

Red Raiders coach: I’d draft Garcia

We’re working on a story about Clovis High and Texas Tech graduate Joey Garcia, who is working for a shot in the National Football League. An early interview came with Ruffin McNeill, who’s been with the Red Raiders for eight years and was installed as interim defensive coordinator early in the 2007 season. If he […]

One Super Sunday

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Kim Chisum of Clovis shows off her dedication to the Indianapolis Colts. Chisum has followed the Colts since Peyton Manning arrived. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The 1985 Chicago Bears went 15-1 in the regular season, outscored their three playoff opponents 91-10, and were so confident they recorded a […]

CNJ employee dies in accident

CNJ staff Co-workers rarely recalled seeing Steve Aguilar around the Clovis News Journal office without an ear-to-ear grin or baseball cap atop his clean-cut brown hair. They also recalled his passion for sports. “I’m a (Chicago) Cubs’ fan,” CNJ Circulation Sales Manager Shaun Lynch said, “and he (Aguilar) was an L.A. Dodgers’ fan, so I […]

Going metric

Ryn Gargulinski : Local Columnist Summer is still a few days away, but that means nothing to New Mexico. Temperatures have already blasted well beyond the “comfort zone” defined by local meteorologists as 82.61347 degrees, and the High Plains has already seen high digits, often going triple. It’s a “dry heat” locals say, not as […]

In tribute: Wildcats fan remembered for dedication

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Neil Hutchins never played football; not even once. He couldn’t — he was born with an incomplete spine. In spite of his condition, Hutchins was a huge football fan. “He’s one of the biggest Clovis Wildcats fans that ever lived,” Larry Hutchins, Neil’s brother, said. Neil was born with […]

Overton, Marie

Marie Overton, 78, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Capitan. She was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Roaring Springs, Texas, to Pearl and Perry McWilliams. She spent her early years in Sudan, Texas, where she played softball and basketball. As a teenager, she moved to Portales. She graduated from high school […]

There are poor people in America, too

Letters to the Editor I am writing regarding Glenda Anspaugh’s letter in Thursday’s paper (“Citizens should have been prepared”): Is she kidding? Is she calling the people of New Orleans unintelligent because they didn’t have an emergency kit ready? Some of these people can hardly feed their families on a daily basis, much less stow […]

‘Jeopardy!’ wizard has nearby kin

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Ken Jennings, the man who has won more than $1.3 million on the game show “Jeopardy!”, has family ties to the Muleshoe and Lubbock areas. In Lubbock a group of about a dozen women regularly refer to themselves as the Ken Jennings Fan Club. And news that Jennings is related […]

Jackson is no ‘thriller’ in some minds

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for their thoughts on pop star Michael Jackson. Some responses: “I have never been a fan or tuned in to watch him perform. What little I have seen of his so-called performances — such as on newscasts when he is a news item because […]

Public exposure of Cubs’ fan was not fair

Bob Steele Sure, I’m a Cubs fan and I was bleeding Cubbies blue when they self-destructed in the eighth inning of game six of the National League playoffs. And, yep, I was upset with “the play” that rattled Wrigley. But I see no justifiable purpose for a public pillorying of the fan who got in […]

Gags can bring big laughs, desserts

Bob Huber It’s a freaky thing, I’ll admit, but I’m absorbed with gags. I pick them up at funerals, on bar stools, in church pews, the Internet, and even in the first class section of airliners, and the truth is I pilfer them with utter disregard for origins. Many of them sprout from scholars like […]