Engagements —

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Apodaca-Hutcheson Paul Apodaca of Clovis and Carla Lueras-Fisher of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Paula Apodaca of Lubbock, to Lee Hutcheson of Lubbock. He is the son of John and Yolanda Hutcheson of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 11, 2011, at Emmanuel Worship Center in Lubbock. The bride-elect […]

Fire damage estimate climbs to 71,000 acres

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By Argen Duncan and Sharna Johnson Approximately 71,000 acres burned in Curry and Roosevelt counties in a massive grass fire April 17 — more than four times initial estimates, making the fire the area’s largest in more than 30 years. Melrose Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs said last week he drove the fire line to survey […]

My turn: Using superpowers for good — mostly

I was watching an old television series about a superhero. The guy tells his partner, “I will only use my powers for good.” That sounds like a really good idea to me, but there might be times when we could get more use from those super powers. Can you imagine a “Dream Team” for the […]

April 26 — Elida news

Schedule • Today: Track, Texico, V • Wednesday: Track, Kiwanis Track Meet (elementary) at Floyd • Thursday: Track, Logan, V • Friday: Baseball, Gateway, H, V, 2 p.m. at 4 p.m. • Saturday: Track, District, Ft. Sumner Baseball, Floyd, T, JV, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Prom at 7 p.m.

ENMU track results — April 22

Freedom New Mexico Texas Tech Invitational Men Field events Javelin: 1. Daniel Draper 210-8; 7. Benjamin Faust 149-10. Shot put: 2. Bill Squire 54-10. Hammer: 2. Squire 181-5. Discus: 5. Squire 159-11; 6. Marcus Oakley 159-1. Long jump: 2. Robert Matthew 22-2 1/2. Triple jump: 2. Matthew 45-11 3/4; 3. Kenyatta Carter 42-4 1/2. Track […]

Hounds lose despite outhitting Tarleton

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Not many times does a team outhit its opponent in every game of a three-game series and still lose all three. Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team accomplished the feat, if you will, as Tarleton State completed a Lone Star Conference sweep of the Greyhounds with a 12-2 rout […]

Their view: Time for Clovis to have 18-hole golf course

Mike Majors of Clovis writes it’s about time Clovis has an 18-hole golf course.

EPA debate doesn’t belong in courtroom

Freedom New Mexico It’s risky to predict what the U.S. Supreme Court will do, but a broad consensus in the media this week concluded justices are likely to dismiss a case brought by California and five other states seeking to use “public nuisance” lawsuits to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. That would be the proper decision. […]

Hounds coach keeps Spring Silver & Green scrimmage short and sweet

Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Mark Ribaudo says he’s happy with the progress his Eastern New Mexico University football team has shown during spring drills. To keep it that way, he decided to cut Saturday’s Green & Silver game at Greyhound Stadium a little short. The first quarter went 12 minutes as scheduled, but the […]

Easter Eggstravaganza

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About 1,000 people came out for the Eggstravaganza, a new Easter event sponsored by several area churches Saturday at Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The Eggstravaganza included an egg hunt, live music and children’s activities, all free and open to the community. Almost 10 churches from around the area sponsored the event to share the Christian meaning […]

My turn: Family made Easter memorable

Growing up in the piney-woods outside Mt. Vernon, Texas, I loved Easter. At least, after the interminable Sunday-morning Pentecostal preaching ended and my mother drove her six kids the 10 miles back through White Oak Bottom—a soggy, foggy, cricket-humming swamp. On Easter, we wore our once-a-year new Sunday best — which I didn’t mind because […]

Anniversaries — April 24

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Bails Robert and Pattie Bails of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 7, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church. [image #3, align=right, size=medium] The celebration will be hosted by their son Tony Bails and their daughter Cindy Carthel. The couple was married April 28, 1961, in Alva, […]

Collision complicates rancher’s plans ‎

Ron said it was just one of those days. In fact, it was the day before the regular auction in Ft. Pierre, SD. He had sorted off a truckload of cows he needed to get rid of. They were in a rain-soaked pasture down by the road that had no corral. No sweat, he and […]

Spiritual leaders share Easter sermons

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Alisa Boswell Easter means an almost universal message, according to local spiritual leaders. Church leaders in Clovis and Portales say the resurrection of Christ is the most important factor in the Christian faith, because it is a representation of what the Christian faith is all about. “This is the time to remember that Christ was […]

Club notes — April 24

Clovis Quilters Club The regular monthly meeting of the Clovis Quilters met with 14 members in attendance April 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Church. President Amy Armenta welcomed two guests, Glenda Belcher, Curry County Extension homemaker and Janet Sprague. Quineil Roark presented a very interesting program highlighting quilting implements and tools of yesteryear and those […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A windy festival and the end of polio

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Wind festival Don’t forget the first Downtown Wind Festival in Clovis this week.It’s from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring a Pedal ARTitude Rally, which is a kinetic sculpture event. Basically take a bike and decorate it, wear a costume, carry a sock puppetand […]

On the shelves — April 24

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland returns to New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, as a brilliant craftswoman designs nearly all of the stained-glass windows, glass, and lamps that made Tiffany famous, but must resign if she chooses marriage over career. […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 11 a.m., Hot dog luncheon. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., […]

Reader-submitted content: Easter contest benefits children’s home

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Roosevelt General Hospital employees decorated and stuffed 17 Easter baskets for an internal employee competition to benefit the Christian Children’s Home. The RGH Physicians Clinic front desk team took home first place for their creative basket overflowing with candy, stuffed bunnies and fun. “Every basket was a great representation of Easter and of the love […]

Honors — April 24

Rutledge Erica Nicole Rutledge of Denver, Colo., received a $1,000 scholarship grant from Beta Sigma Phi. Rutledge was sponsored for this scholarship by the local chapter, Kappa Mastre of Clovis. Recipient’s are chosen based on their scholastic standing, community involvement, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Erica is the granddaughter of Bunny Marston, member […]