Press Release: ENMU sets holiday concert

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host its annual Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4 at the University Theatre’s Mainstage. The concert features the University Singers and the Chamber Singers, conducted by Jason Paulk and accompanied by Kayla Paulk, and the Symphonic Band, directed by Dustin Seifert and […]

Press Release: CCC art series features Broadway singers

A seasoned cast of Broadway performers will sing your favorite holiday songs on Wednesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium as part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. This special performance includes holiday classics and hilarious twists on favorite holiday tunes. Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors, Military and […]

Editor shares thanks for family

By Chris Schmaedeke: FNM columnist I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married on […]

Press Release: ENMU holiday closing

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

Press Release: Statewide gas prices averaging $2.66 this Thanksgiving holiday

(Albuquerque, New Mexico; November 19, 2009)

Lighthouse seeking donations for holiday events

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission is seeking help with its Citywide Thanksgiving Day Banquet and Children’s Christmas Celebration, Executive Director Richard Gomez said in a letter. For the banquet, volunteers can donate food or serve the meal on Thanksgiving Day. They should donate or notify the Lighthouse of their intent to serve before Nov. 20. […]

Labor put forth by jobholders enriches lives

Freedom New Mexico Labor Day for most Americans has evolved into just another excuse to have a three-day weekend, perhaps with a nod to the unofficial end of summer and a celebration of the first week of college football. Perhaps this is appropriate considering that of the federally mandated holidays this is the one that […]

Tax holiday brings local stores steady business

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Erika Meadows of Raton took advantage of tax free weekend at Joe’s Boot Shop Saturday in Clovis. Meadows was on her way to Portales to drop her two oldest children at Eastern New Mexico University for the fall semester. Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It looks like customers from across […]

Retailers expect big crowds for tax-free holiday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rebecca Lawson of Portales sifts through racks of clothing at The Shoe String in Clovis. Lawson said her family of seven, five of those children, will be out this weekend to take advantage of the tax-free holiday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer San Skinner and his family have gotten […]

Richardson announces tax holiday

SANTA FE – Governor Bill Richardson today announced the 5th Annual Back-To-School Tax Holiday to help New Mexico families save money on their back-to-school supplies. The tax holiday starts Friday, August 7th and will end at midnight Sunday, August 9th, 2009. “Every year New Mexicans look forward to the back-to-school tax holiday and this year […]

Closings in observance of July 4 holiday weekend:

Freedom New Mexico Friday • Clovis City Hall • Curry County Courthouse • Clovis-Carver Public Library • Clovis News Journal business office • Clovis Community College (Health Center open Friday from 6 a.m. – 11:45a.m., with open swim from 6:30 a.m. – 9:15a.m. Closed Saturday.) • Clovis Schools • District Attorney • Most Banks and […]

Clovis Holiday Inn Express opens

Holiday Inn Express has opened a new hotel in Clovis. According to a press release, the new hotel on North Prince includes 80 rooms, an indoor pool and fitness center. A spokesperson for Holiday Inn said the hotel represents a $7 million investment by the corporation. The hotel opened its doors for business May 28.

Concert to revisit holiday sounds

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Courtesy photo Kathie Fink brings her handbell sounds to First United Methodist Church in Portales Friday night. CNJ staff Kathie Fink will present “Christmas Treasures: Revisited”, a solo handbell concert at 7 p.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Fink and her accompanist, Linda Maloney, toured in Germany and Finland in December […]

Speaker at annual MLK breakfast stresses importance of holiday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rufus Johnson spoke at Saturday’s 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at Clovis High School. Johnson urged attendees to use their day off on Jan. 19 to reflect on the freedoms they have and why they have them. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In front of an audience […]

Holiday commercialism needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Some lessons are learned at great expense. For decades, editorialists, pundits and other commentators have implored us to stop the Christmas commercialism. They said people focus on purchasing goodies instead of the spirituality of Christmas. The relentless blather went on, year after year, even in the midst of […]

First person: Holiday enthusiast

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sherri Gomez, 24, said she likes wrapping square packages because they are the easiest. Sherri Gomez spends most of her time watching cartoons and movies about superheroes with her 3-year-old son Anthony. But for a month during the holiday season, she works at Roden-Smith as a gift wrapper. Family business: […]

Overseas service members send holiday greetings

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bess Kline admires a picture of her son Master Sgt. David Kline Thursday in her home. Kline was told of her son’s message but haven’t heard or seen it yet. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Though her friends have seen or heard Master Sgt. David Kline greet his mother […]

Planning ahead can help avoid holiday weight gain

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo Clinical dietician D’Nae Galloway said eating smarter over the holidays doesn’t mean completely avoiding dessert. She suggested eating a low-fat, high-protein snack before heading to a party to prevent overindulgence. By Liliana Castillo

Schools mark holiday season with performances

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Christmas season is also the season for Christmas plays and programs at the Clovis Municipal Schools. Each school produces a concert of some type for the community to come and enjoy the sounds of the season. Yucca and Marshall middle schools and Clovis High School’s freshman campus are producing […]

Logan lands at sanctuary

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Courtesy photo After arriving at his new home Logan wasted no time getting to know the locals as he stands near a fence checking out a pair of camels. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Two days and 619 miles through holiday traffic with 400 pounds of cargo that is vocal about how it feels. […]