Commission approves zoo upgrade priority list

Kevin Wilson City Commissioner Randy Crowder wanted other commissioners to stop and take a breath at the costs of park improvements due to cost overruns in golf course renovations. The commission opted to play through. By a 6-1 vote, commissioners approved an improvements priority list for the city’s zoo at Hillcrest Park. The list of […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Dinner and a play, Imelda’s shoes and Reagan says farewell

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Dinner and a play There’s a dinner heater presented by the Clovis High School drama class 5 p.m. Thursday at Wheatfields Senior Living Center. The performance is free and the dinner is $5 per guest but you must make a reservation and today is […]

Education column: Middle school play impressive

The classic Dickens tale of “A Christmas Carol” was recreated last week in Clovis to a standing ovation at the end of the performance. Adults and kids filled the audience and, as always, good old Marshall auditorium had that special atmosphere of bated breath in anticipation of a theatrical performance. Impressive special effects were included, […]

Holiday dinner tips featured on program

Information on making a festive holiday turkey dinner, using new tools for crochet, and a program called Fuel Up to Play 60 will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Home economist and spokesperson, Connie Moyers represents Western Research Kitchens in Los Angeles, […]

Hounds, Zias play in Clovis

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer

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 […]

Ticket feature: CCC presenting ‘The 39 Steps’

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CNJ staff photo: Robin Coffey Leslie Nagy, left, and Chris Cummins play as Mr. and Mrs. McGarrigle, proprietors of the McGarrigle hotel, in CCC’s presentation of “The 39 Steps.” Freedom New Mexico The Company Class of Clovis Community College will be presenting the play “The 39 Steps” 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the […]

Closing city golf course mistake

It seems to me the city is making a mistake by closing the municipal golf course. It is still the best course in Clovis. It was in very good condition right up to the closing on Aug. 30, thanks to the maintenance personnel. Many senior citizens, ladies and children enjoyed the course, but it seems […]

Local woman turning 100

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hazel Miller, left, draws her cards during a game of Skip-Bo with her daughter-in-law, Carol Miller. Hazel Miller turns 100 on Monday. Kevin Wilson Hazel Miller likes to play cards with her friends at the Senior Citizen Resident Center and read books. “You’ve got to have some romance” to make […]

Little League state meets ready to start

Dave Wagner Four area teams are ready to represent District 3 in state Little League competition this weekend. Clovis will host the 11-12-year-old Majors state tournament at Dickenson Field and Beachum Field. Clovis Zia won the district tournament and opens play at 7 p.m. Sunday at Dickenson against either Roswell Noon Optimist or Los Lunas […]

Shoutouts — June 19

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Courtesy photo Jerry Lisby with his son, Fox, 4. Fatherhood worth effort This is for those men who are undecided about starting a family. I married later in life and never thought about having kids; wanted to wait until I was in better shape, had more money, traveled more: The typical wall men put up. […]

ENMU students, local children to perform play

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Freedom New Mexico: Portales News-Tribune Argen Duncan College students and local children are taking on a leprechaun who won’t wear green, mean girls and confusion over the meaning of Cinco de Mayo. Seventeen Eastern New Mexico University theatre students and around two dozen children are putting on the humorous play “The HOWLS Detective Agency — […]

BB gun play doesn’t warrant felony charge

Freedom New Mexico For those who didn’t get the memo about society going stark-raving mad, the plight of a 10-year-old in Lafayette, Colo., should bring them up to speed. The boy, whose name we will not reveal, played on and near the Alicia Sanchez Elementary School playground late in March. He and some friends pretended […]

Play shares emotions of deployments, reintegration

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service HAMPTON, Va., — The “F-bombs” fell fast and furiously at an otherwise perfectly proper gathering of military health care professionals here as they broke away from their lectures and academic exchanges to watch a documentary play about the challenges many of their patients struggle to overcome. Navy Capt. […]

Curry County Cats take opener

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Curry County Cats kick returner Jacob Jones steps out of bounds after slipping past New Mexico Crush defender Raul Anaya during the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ staff The biggest play for the Curry County Cats might have been the opposition’s extra-point conversion. Cade Wheeler, […]

Computer games addictive

I may have developed an addiction. I Boggle when I should be doing other things. I while back I downloaded a Boggle game app on my iPad and began to play endlessly in single player “Quick Play” mode. I do it while watching television. I do it before I go to bed at night and […]

Muleshoe’s Washington opts for Texas Tech

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Muleshoe’s Cooper Washington, right, was the All-South Plains Class 2A defensive player of the year. He also passed for 2,348 yards and 30 touchdowns while leading the Mules to a 9-2 record. Rick White Muleshoe’s Cooper Washington called an audible Wednesday, opting to sign a national letter of intent with […]

Education digest —

Fishtank Ensemble to play Tuesday Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts series will host the Fishtank Ensemble at 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to a press release. The band members include classical-trained violinist and vocalist Ursula Knudson, gifted fiddler Fabrice Martinez, master Flamenco guitarist Doug “Douje” Smolens and the world’s best slap bass player Djordje Stijepovic. Tickets […]

Hounds, Zias begin LSC South play

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior guard Tralyn Harden scored a career-high 26 points, hitting 8-of-10 from 3-point range, in ENMU’s rout of Southeastern Oklahoma on Saturday at Durant, Okla. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton liked the way his team practiced when they returned from Christmas […]

Entities prep for legislative session, play defense

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, speaks during Thursday morning’s legislative breakfast as Wells Fargo Bank. The meeting brings together state legislators from the area with entities looking for funding. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer New Mexicans can’t expect smart budget building without smart prioritization. With that in mind, Sen. Clint […]