Education column: Drill team members dancing stars

You’ve seen them in the Macy’s Day Parade, or maybe at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando; dance teams of young ladies executing perfectly synched and choreographed routines, riveting the crowds with their performance. I had the privilege of speaking with two of our young ladies who achieved “all-American” status and, as a result, traveled […]

Ticket feature: Mounted Shooting All-Stars returning to Clovis

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Courtesy photo: Ken Amorosano The Mounted Shooting All-Stars will be returning to Clovis, Sat. Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The Mounted Shooting All-Stars will be returning to Clovis 7 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. Twenty of the nation’s best Cowboy Mounted Shooters will […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Green goes green, Elida football and the Stars and Stripes

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday’s Freedom New Mexico briefing. Green goes green Verti-I-Go Wind/Abundant Energy’s initial turbine is under construction at their site at the southeast corner of the intersection of Curry County Road 8 and County Road I. The ground level structure that houses the gear box, generator, and other mechanical parts […]

Cannon leaders move on to success

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Courtesy photo Col. Clark was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program in 1986 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. During his 22 years of active-duty service, he has served as a pilot, instructor/evaluator pilot, class commander, assistant director of operations, chief of current operations, chief of safety, and chief pilot. Sharna Johnson Philip […]

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 […]

Curry County ousted from state LL tournament

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Curry County’s Gerald Fritz slides in safely under the tag of Albuquerque Altamont’s Andrew Mulhberger during the second inning of Sunday’s state junior Little League baseball game at Ram Field. Fritz scored Curry County’s lone run in a 12-1 loss. Clarence Plank It was a short stay for the Curry […]

Roosevelt 11-12 All-Stars win

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Josh Jimenez pitched a five-inning complete game and also hit a three-run homer Friday to help Roosevelt County beat Gallup 11-1 in a first-round game of state 11-12 Little League competition. Jimenez struck out eight batters while going 3-for-4 at the plate with a single, a double and his home […]

TV stars could use dose of reality

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Speculative fiction writer Harlan Ellison, during the 1960s, coined the phrase “glass teat” for the television set. Since Ellison is still alive and working, I wonder what his take is on cable’s limitless channels. Or what would be the opinion of educator and philosopher Marshall McLuhan, who said “The medium […]

Clovis has share of famous visitors

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist A newcomer to Clovis was asking if any famous people ever came to Clovis. I told him that one of the earliest famous persons to Clovis was Charles Lindberg, and his wife Ann Morrow Lindberg, and the famed pilot Amelia Earhardt. That was in 1929-1930 when Lindberg selected the air […]

Baseball players earn praise

In case you missed it: Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry offers encouraging words for Roosevelt All-Stars:

Rain suspends 9-10 final

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia catcher Eli Cordova tags out Quay’s County’s Daniel Lopez during the second inning of Wednesday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 tournament finals at Beachum Field. CNJ staff The Zia All-Stars were close to clinching the District 3 Little League 9-10 championship Wednesday night, but they’ll have to wait one […]

American 10-11s prevail

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia’s Victor Velasquez can’t get the tag down in time on American’s Kordell Tindle at third base during Tuesday’s District 3 10-11 tournament game at Dickenson Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For the second consecutive game, the American All-Stars didn’t do a whole lot at the plate. They […]

June 23, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: I Love the New Milennium Where: VH1 When: 7p.m. What it’s about; Stars reminisce about pop culture of the new millennium, including styles, movies, music and TV.

Hot mustard sauce, the universe, and God’s love

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist  This column is not about hot mustard sauce; it just starts with it—the stuff you find in most Chinese restaurants. I think it’s mislabeled. I know a little something about food and a little something about words, and I don’t think “hot” is the right word.  Jalapeño peppers are […]

Don’t reach for stars, reach higher

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We were not told, we were ordered, to pack light this year. And so I did an amazing act, which was nothing short of a miracle, making all my stuff fit into one huge bag. My daughter, Laura, and I recently went once again to a church youth conference, Steubenville […]

Seefeld selected for All-Star game

CNJ Staff Former Clovis Wildcat Jason Seefeld is making an All-Star return. The 2004 graduate of Clovis High School has been selected as an infielder for the Texas Collegiate League All-Star game Monday at Texas Christian University’s Lupton Stadium. The game begins at 6:05 p.m. (MDT) and will be televised live by Fox Sports Net […]

Zia rallies to defeat Roosevelt

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Clovis Zia All-Stars catcher Collin Guthas takes a swing in the second inning of Zia’s first round Majors Division 3 Tournament against the Roosevelt County All-Stars Thursday night in Portales. Clovis Zia won 9-8. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — As Collin Guthas stepped to the plate in the bottom […]

It’s good to be aboard for one more winter

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist It’s not officially winter just yet, but maybe you’ll forgive me for jumping the gun to say, I just went outside and saw a beautiful winter sky. I like what I saw.   I’d just let the dog out to take care of some extremely earthly business, and I followed […]

This Mystery Is Truly One of Celestial Proportions

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist My brother Gene recently wrote about a fractured star. What? You say they fracture all the time? No, I’m not talking about Hollywood stars; I’m talking about a truly celestial star. The star in Gene’s sights was one of the incredibly dense and powerful stars astronomers call “neutron” stars. […]

Admiring the sky is easier in New Mexico

Ryn Gargulinski: Local columnist Just as my friend in New Mexico would tell me to look at the moon from my California yard some 2,000 miles away because we’d be seeing the very same moon, I have to remind myself it’s also the same sky. But it’s really not. First off, the sky in New […]