Thursday morning briefing: Tooting a horn, Python meets Hitchcock and Rosa Parks takes a seat

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Tooting her horn Eastern New Mexico University will host the senior oboe recital of Megan Neighoff at 7 p.m. Monday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. Play time Monty Python meets Alfred […]

Our towns: Melrose is small town with a lot of pride

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James Townson: Courtesy photo Melrose is a community of 679 residents. Melrose Chamber of Commerce President James Townson said the Melrose community is one with heart and its residents are very proud of its military members, veterans and school district. Alisa Boswell The town of Melrose originally began as a switch station for the railroad […]

Cannon Chapel welcomes author, military spouse

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather R. Redman Sara Horn speaks to the Protestant Women of the Chapel’s group about her newest book “God Strong” at Cannon Air Force Base on May 7. Her book provides practical advice and encouragement for wives facing the daily challenges of deployment. By Casey Pitts: Cannon Air Force Base Chapel […]

Music teacher not one to toot own horn

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Norvil Howell, Clovis schools music coordinator for many, many years, was selected the New Mexico Music Educators Association Music Educator of the Year in 1987.

Portales fire guts downtown warehouse, Dollar General

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan A fire broke out Friday morning in a warehouse located on Avenue C and 7th Street. The fire quickly spread to Dollar General as firefighters fought to contain it. Nearby homes were evacuated and some traffic was diverted because of the heavy smoke. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A […]

Clovis Schools hosts drive for musical instruments

By: Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Calling all trumpets, trombones, French horns, clarinets and saxophones. To supply horn instruments to all of its students, Clovis Municipal Schools is hosting an instrument drive in October. According to school officials, about 20 sixth-grade students are unable to afford the instruments. Supporting a band student can be expensive […]

Singletery, Edmarena “Mema”

Edmarena “Mema” Singletery, 82, formerly of Brownfield, Texas, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, in San Angelo, Texas. She was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Vera, Texas, to James Edward and Velma Wood Messenger, she married Hubert Arden Singletery March 17, 1941, in Swensen, Texas. She was the owner of the Carol Lee Donut Shop for […]

Language of music: Clovis grad joining missionary singing group

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Rosamond Garcia, 18, is going to play the French horn with the Celebrant Singers as she travels through the United States, Canada, India and Sri Lanka. Garcia will be with the music missionary group from Feb. 20 through May 20. By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Rosamond Garcia’s earliest memories are filled with music and […]