Monday morning briefing: Trick or treat, game of the week and The Reformation

Good morning and happy Halloween. Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Trick or treat Pack up the kids and head for North Plains Mall. Trick or treating around the mall is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Treats from merchants and the Clovis High School Student Council will be doing face paintings. […]

True monster: Over-regulating government

Freedom New Mexico Picture a trio of adorably outfitted trick- or-treaters — a ghost, a pirate and a witch of the non-Senate candidate variety — venturing forth into the night in search of sweet, sweet candy. Under the eerie glow of an autumn moon, they approach a spooky old house. The pirate reaches out a […]

Halloween festivals more fun

Karl Terry Trick-or-treating was a big part of the fall season when I was a kid but the annual Fun Festival at L.L. Brown Elementary School was a fall classic. When I was trick-or-treat age we lived in the country and so that activity wasn’t as big for us as it was for city kids […]

Friday morning briefing: Trick-or-Treat news, a few good men and a crisis

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Trick-or-Treat Yes, it’s true. City officials in Clovis and Portales confirm that Trick-or-Treating will take place Oct. 31 this year even though it is a Sunday. Have fun, kids. A few good men Eastern New Mexico University’s theater department will perform “You’re a Good […]

Rodrigues scores hat trick as Hounds blank Permian-Basin

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University freshman defender Jehmaine Brooks looks for an open teammate Thursday at Greyhound Soccer Field. ENMU beat the University of Texas-Permian Basin 4-0. Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Senior forward Emerson Rodrigues scored a hat trick Thursday and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team got […]

Rush scores hat trick in Zias’ 7-1 win

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS — Senior midfielder Calie Rush of Clovis scored the fourth hat trick in the history of the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program — in a span of just under 19 minutes, no less — and the Zias tied their school record for goals in a match with a 7-1 […]

Trick-or-treat safety tips offered

USAF illustration: Greg Allen The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron’s Pumpkin Patrol will be on the lookout in base housing to help keep young goblins safe this Halloween. Adults are reminded to have a designated driver if they plan to drink at their party. By Rich Jones: 27th SOSFS Public Affairs representative It’s that […]

Churches offering trick-or-treat alternatives

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Reformation Walking Tour will feature scenes like this which shows By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer With October comes the guessing game of who’s going to dress up as what for Halloween.

Religion feature: Churches offer trick-or-treat alternatives

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Courtesy photo Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Reformation Walking Tour will feature scenes like this which shows Martin Luther translating the Bible. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With October comes the guessing game of who’s going to dress up as what for Halloween. Churches in Portales and Clovis take the opportunity to provide families with a […]

Halloween safety tips

CNJ staff Children trick-or-treating should: Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks and avoid crossing yards. Go only to well-lit houses and remain on porches rather than entering houses. Travel in small groups and be accompanied by an adult if under age 12. Know their phone number and carry a cell phone if possible. Cross streets at […]

Business feature: Chefs balance showmanship, culinary skills

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Shogun chef Thanongsak “Charlie” Gentry performs a trick called the volcano Monday for diners. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer At Shogun, and Japanese steakhouses across the country, chefs are taught a style which is part culinary and part showmanship. At most restaurants, food is prepared out of sight. At Shogun, […]

Halloween happenings

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Sandia Elementary second grader Anysnah Quintero points to her favorite pumpkin, decorated as an apple with a worm, Wednesday at school. The pumpkin decorated by kindergartner Kyli Osborn took second place. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) The word Halloween is a contracted version of All Hallows Eve and actually has origins tracing back to the Catholic […]

‘Mind trick’ not taught in journalism class

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist We once were a frivolous bunch, the five guys who get together for our annual stag trip. As frisky pups we would pass the evening discussing life’s important topics: golf, gambling, Melanie Griffith. Years pass, men mature, interests change: gambling, golf, Sandra Bullock. The seasoned, wiser gentlemen who gathered for […]

Monster hobby

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Lisa Marrow said it took three days to decorate the inside and outside of her home for Halloween. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Ghosts hang among pots on an overhead rack, a cauldron full of candy sits atop a counter in the kitchen, a bat dangles from a light fixture, […]

Halloween fun haunts area

STAFF REPORT Area Halloween events will kick off this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. when Clovis Community College sponsors a trick or treating event in the Commons area. Those interested in further information may call the college at 769-2811. Remaining celebrations on Friday include: Clovis Designated trick-or-treat hours 6-9 p.m. > 5-8 p.m.: Clovis […]

Clovis police say Halloween not a problem

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police say Halloween hasn’t been a major cause of trouble in Clovis in past years, and they hope this year’s holiday also will be quiet. Unlike in other communities where crime erupts on Oct. 31, in Clovis aggressive patrolling by police officers usually succeeds in limiting crime to petty vandalism, […]

Halloween is all about fun, not evil

Clyde Davis Once upon a place and time, there was a magical, charming, innocent world. The autumn days would follow frosty nights, moving from jacket to shirtsleeves to jacket again, and the buckeyes and acorns would leap from the trees into the waiting paws of squirrels or little boys who threw them at unwary targets. […]

Zias win in final tuneup

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Freshman midfielder Anna Funck scored a hat trick Saturday as the first-year Eastern New Mexico University soccer program completed its preseason scrimmage schedule with a 3-0 victory over the Lubbock Ice Club team at the ENMU soccer field. The Zias, who finished the preseason with a 1-2 record, open the regular […]

Heritage Days offers two-days of versatile, live entertainment

By Helena Rodriguez Heritage Showcase is just the name of the stage for this weekend’s Heritage Days celebration in Portales, but it’s a fitting name, given the versatile lineup of acts . The slate of entertainment over the two-day 100th birthday celebration Friday and Saturday will include a Three or Four Old Grouches contest, a […]