Religious groups realizing pitfall of Obamacare

Thomas Jefferson said: “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” The third president wasn’t Catholic and, arguably, probably not Christian. But he understood that for the government to compel people to pay for something they find morally repugnant is “sinful […]

Press release: Jefferson selected as the LSC South defensive player of week

Jefferson (Sr., F, Fort Worth, Texas/ North Crowley HS/Tyler JC) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division’s Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, for his outstanding performances against Angelo State and Abilene Christian, last week. Jefferson is the second Greyhound to receive weekly […]

Perimeter shooting should be Hounds’ strength

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU junior forward Aaron Edwards, left, tries to block freshman center Logan Turnbow’s layup during practice on Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tyler Jefferson was a focal point for opponents of the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team last season. The 6-foot-6 senior forward […]

Starship draws around 2,000 fans to Curry Events Center

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Stephanie Calvert joins Mickey Thomas as Starship plays Thursday night at the Curry County Events Center. The group, which has toured with Thomas since 1990, was the headline event at the evening’s performances of the Clovis Music Festival. Kevin Wilson The Clovis sound came out in full force Thursday night, […]

Jefferson’s pursuit of liberty exemplary

Freedom Newspapers A “little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical,” is one of the better-known quotes of Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was born this week in 1743. It’s not hard to imagine which side he would take in today’s battles over the […]

Jefferson throws 2 TD passes, Air Force wins 34-16

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Tim Jefferson did less thinking and better playing. Jefferson, starting for the injured Connor Dietz, threw two touchdowns passes and Air Force rolled to a 34-16 victory over Colorado State on Saturday. “Before I would think a lot when I was out on the field,” Jefferson said. “When I got […]

12-21 Marriages and divorces

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 6 through Wednesday: • Todd Casey Gilbert, 21, to Jennifer Jenee Johnson, 23, both of Clovis • Lafayette Dean Charleston, 40, of Apo, N.Y., to Ursula Vatrese Floyd, 36, of Clovis • Charles Joe Moore, 29, to Brandi Jeanelle Stotts, 28, both of Clovis […]

Love, everlasting

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C.P. and Ruth Jefferson of Clovis celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Jan. 19. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Staying busy and knowing when to keep your mouth shut are the secrets to a long, happy marriage, according to C.P. and Ruth Jefferson. The Clovis couple, who celebrated 61 […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats notch win over Jefferson

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High boys have already avenged one of their losses from a year ago. Junior guard Jaden Isler led three Wildcats in double figures with 12 points and Clovis, playing its season opener, led virtually wire-to-wire Thursday in posting a 60-41 victory over El Paso Jefferson in the quarterfinals of […]

Burkel Jr., Louis

Louis Burkel Jr., 87, of Portales died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Born Sept. 16, 1918, in Jefferson City, Mo., he was the son of Margaret and Louis A. Burkel. He graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1936, attended Central College in Jefferson City and earned his undergraduate degree […]

Foxes come back to beat Clovis

Freedom Newspapers ARTESIA — The Clovis Wildcats’ weary legs may have gotten the best of them on Friday. Leading through most of the first three quarters, the Cats couldn’t finish off El Paso Jefferson and the Foxes rallied for a 40-36 win in the championship semifinals of the City of Champions Classic. With most of […]

Hispanic heritage lesson inspires students to try to rename a street

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Anne Corsey’s six-grade class at Bella Vista Elementary wanted to change the name of a nearby street. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer A lesson in Hispanic heritage inspired sixth-graders from Bella Vista Elementary to honor civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Their efforts to rename Jefferson Street in honor of […]

Preservation will guarantee there’s future freedom

Freedom Newspapers Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States as a reminder of the 1621 feast the Pilgrims hosted to celebrate having survived their first year in the New World. Of the 102 people who arrived on the Mayflower in December 1620, 46 died that first year. The survivors, to show their gratitude to […]

CHS graduate now principal in Carlsbad

A Clovis High School graduate has landed a job as principal of Jefferson Montessori Academy in Carlsbad. Mark Barela is a 1990 CHS graduate where he was a drum major in the marching band and member of the French club. He began his music education degree at Texas A&M before finishing at Eastern New Mexico […]