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Friday morning briefing: Little rock stars, limited lunch and an Oscar

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School of rock Looking to catch a budding rock star or hot new group right here in Clovis? Check out the “Kids Rock” Rock and Roll Assembly 9 a.m. today at Mesa Elementary. It’s part of the Clovis Music Festival. In case you’re hungry […]

Our people: Sports fan

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Oscar Robinson of Portales enjoys sitting in his favorite chair and watching sports. Oscar Robinson is in his second term as the city councilman for Ward B. He said he ran again because he loves Portales and he can lend a positive outlook to the processes the city needs to […]

Oscar pick blends sci-fi, westerns

By Karl Terry: Freedom Columnist I probably won’t watch the Academy Awards tonight but I do have a favorite for Best Picture. “Avatar” has my vote. To establish my immense credibility as a movie reviewer here, I’ve only seen two of the nominated movies but I feel pretty safe in making this call. If you […]

Locals weigh in on Oscar buzz

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local movie fans are conceding “Avatar” is going to do well in Sunday’s Academy Awards. But they wouldn’t be surprised — and some would be hopeful — to see Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” take Best Picture. The two films are part of a 10-picture field up for this […]

Two darling little ladies born in Clovis

By Don McAlvy: CNJ columnist Oscar Klein and his wife moved to a dugout home about 15 miles northwest of Clovis. Soon the family moved into Clovis around 1909. They had two daughters, Elizabeth, born in 1911, and Virginia, born in 1913. Oscar Klein bought the three houses on the northwest corner of Main and […]

Feb. 18, 2008 Best Best on TV

What: 20 Greatest Oscar Moments Where: VH1 When: 6 p.m.

The winners are…

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Kevin Wilson, left, and Greg Price agonize to make their Oscar picks. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) Oscar night always promises at least one awkward speech, one winner you expected, and many you didn’t. The days before promise piles of Oscar picks columns from people who spend careers watching movies. Kevin Wilson and Greg Price […]

Acosta, Oscar

Oscar Acosta, 49, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a car accident. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathy; two daughters, Melissa Acosta-Lee of Roswell and Amanda Acosta-Harris of Clovis; a son, Ryan Acosta of Safety Harbor, Fla.; his mother, Connie Acosta of Portales; […]

Linda De La Rosa

Linda De La Rosa, 52, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1953, in Artesia. She graduated from Artesia High School. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker. Family members said she enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, sewing, crafts and making rosaries. She was […]

Herminia Jimenez

Herminia Jimenez, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1930, in Riviera, Texas, to Pablo and Leonicia Gonzales Suarez. She married Manuel S. Jimenez on Aug. 10, 1951, in Edinburgh, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]

Bush deserves Oscar for post-9/11 acting

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist According to Shakespeare, the world is a stage and we’re all actors. According to Marshall McLuhan, the stage is a world and we’re actors. Either way, some of us are better actors than others, like President Bush. When the 2006 Oscar nominations are announced on Tuesday, George W. Bush deserves […]

Oscar Whitworth Jr.

Mr. Oscar Whitworth, Jr., 88, of Portales, died Sept. 28, 2005 in Santa Fe. He was born Nov. 3, 1916 in Kaufman County, Texas, to Myrtie and Oscar Whitworth. He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII and was a Phillips 66 gas and oil distributor in Portales for 35 years. He was preceded in […]

Call, Oscar “Marvin”

Oscar “Marvin” Call, 85, of Clovis died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, in Corrales. He was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Quay, Okla., to Robert Lee and Celeste Hedges Call. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1939. He married Ina Gaddis March 17, 1942, in Texarkana, Ark. He was a carpenter at Local 1245 and […]

Fryar , Leotta Sarah

Leotta Sarah Fryar Services: Have been held. Leotta Sarah Fryar, 91, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born on June 10, 1913, in Bellview, to Wallace and Ethel Hutchins. Family members said she had many hobbies, including gardening, woodworking and quilting. One of her quilts hung in the State Capital in Santa […]

Fryar, Leotta Sarah

Leotta Sarah Fryar Services: Have been held. Leotta Sarah Fryar, 91, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born on June 10, 1913, in Bellview, to Wallace and Ethel Hutchins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Fryar; a son, Oscar Fryar; a grandson, Bill Montgomery; her parents; four brothers; and […]

Win Oscar, add four years to your life

By Helena Rodriguez Want to live longer? Eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke and, oh yeah, win an Oscar. It’s that simple. I mean how hard can it be to get cast in a major movie and be chosen out of other big screen stars for a golden statuette? In 2001, a study appeared in the […]

Poff, Oscar

Oscar Poff Services: Have been held. Mr. Oscar Poff, 75, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 13, 1929, in Littlefield, Texas, to Maude and James Michael Poff. He moved to Portales with his family in 1931. He was working on a ranch in […]

Fryar, Oscar

Oscar Fryar Services: Have been held. Mr. Oscar Fryar, 91, of Clovis, a rancher and farmer, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 13, 1912, in Bellview, to Thomas Francis “Tos” Fryar and Addie Shelton. He married Ellen Marie Stouse on Dec. 29, 1979, in Amarillo. […]

Ramirez, Sergio

Sergio Ramirez Services: Have been held. Sergio Ramirez, 77, of Clovis, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at his home. He was born on Feb. 12, 1927, in Santiago De, Chile, to Oscar and Rebecca Garcia Ramirez. He married Ingrid Talmon-Gross on Dec. 31, 1959, in Pforzheim, Germany. He came to Cannon Air Force Base in […]