ENMU hopes to fill baseball spot by June 15

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University hopes to fill its open baseball head coaching position by June 15, athletic director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday. ENMU is looking to replace Phil Clabaugh, who resigned after 20 seasons last month and was the program’s only coach after the sport was revived at the school in 1992. […]

Unpatriotic to renew Patriot Act

Freedom New Mexico W hen are Americans going to insist that their government start following the Constitution? Last Friday, Congress passed an extension of the misnamed USA Patriot Act, which severely breaches Americans’ Fourth Amendment “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” President […]

Aircraft put servicemen at risk

In a complaint to the Air Force inspector general, a retired officer alleges health officials have known since at least 1994 of Agent Orange contamination aboard C-123 aircraft flown by reserve squadrons for a decade after the Vietnam War, and failed to warn personnel of the health risks. After the Air Force stopped using UC-123K […]

Their view: Special session bolsters private property rights

Carmen Fenton, director of public affairs for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, explains in a press release how Texas strengthened private property rights during the 82nd Legislative Session.

Sumner Lake closed indefinitely

Sumner Lake remains closed indefinitely to boating until further notice due to tests indicating the potential presence of Quagga mussel veligers, or larva, officials said Tuesday. The New Mexico State Parks Division and the Department of Game and Fish closed the lake Friday. Officials do not have a timeline for reopening the park, said Jodi […]

Local farmer favors cotton

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Argen Duncan Despite the drought and wind, a cotton farmer says the crop is a good option in Roosevelt County this year. Farmer Colin Chandler said producers are planting only irrigated cotton now, compared to last year, when 30 percent to 40 percent was dryland. “I wouldn’t say our acreage is going to be down […]

Meaning behind Memorial Day easily overlooked

A coworker asked me a few days ago, “Do you think Memorial Day is too commercialized?” I balked, because I’d never considered it. I could only stammer, “Not really, do you?” She said yes, noting the emphasis on sales, cookouts and Facebook posts that missed the point. I agreed with her premise — that we’re […]

Texico senior wins milk scholarship

Freedom New Mexico Texico High School senior Fallon Scanlan won a 2011 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award, according to a news release. The award comes with a $7,500 college scholarship. Each year, the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” campaign and USA Today recognizes 25 outstanding high school senior student athletes who represent […]

ENMU briefs — June 1

Wellness program enrollment open The Summer Lifelong Wellness program is accepting enrollment. To enroll for summer, send an e-mail to cathy.hess@enmu.ed. and tell her which option you would like: One credit or two credits. If individuals would like to participate in an existing physical activity class, contact Cathy Hess with the class and meeting days […]

My turn: ‘Soda water’ reminds me of grandfather

I remember on summer evenings when we were visiting my grandparents in Lubbock and Grandma Chaya would make a pitcher of cherry Kool-Aid to wash down her savory meat fried with “calabaza” or summer squash. Grandma Chaya added slices of lemon, orange and lime to the Kool-Aid. It was good. After dinner, though, Grandpa Chico […]

Committee to hear presentation on equine virus

Freedom New Mexico The Legislative Interim Water and Natural Resources Committee is meeting today at 1:30 p.m. in the State Capitol in Santa Fe. Dr. Dave Fly, state veterinarian with the New Mexico Livestock Board, will give a presentation on the equine herpes virus (EHV-1) outbreak. This will be followed by a status update on […]

Musical legacy left behind

Music has lots of ways of connecting people, sometimes when we least suspect it. After writing a newspaper column for close to 25 years I’ve learned not to fight it when a good topic comes along. Sometimes they don’t come seeking my muse at all, the good Lord and my editor know only too well. […]

Weddings — May 29

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Allan Dawn Nicole Welch of Clovis and Raymond Samuel Allan Jr. of Clovis will be joined in marriage June 9, 2011, at Ranchvale Baptist Church in Clovis. [image #3, align=right, size=medium] The Rev. Greg Martin will perform the Rose Ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Kathrine Welch of Clovis. She is the […]

Engagement — May 29

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Johnson-Brock Ron and Teresa Johnson of Clovis announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Britni Johnson, to Jared Brock, son of Joe Brock of Lubbock and the late Judy Brock. The couple will exchange vows on June 17, 2011, at Camp Blue Haven. The reception will be in August in Shallowater, Texas. The […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: 9a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewingl; 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., Bingo. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, […]

Inkblot art featured on show

Information on making inkblot butterflies and a crayon roll will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Margaret Peot is an author, artist and painter, and she is going to show how to make inkblot butterflies that can be mounted in a shadowbox or in a frame for […]

On the shelves — May 29

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—And a Vision for Change” by Annie Leonard traces where our possessions come from, how they are produced, distributed, and consumed, where they go when we throw them out, […]

Shoutouts — May 29

Grandson returns from Afghanistan Bob and Mary Trujillo of San Diego Calif., have lived in Clovis for the last eight years. They are the very proud grandparents of 20-year-old Seaman Zachairah Trujillo, also from San Diego. He is the third generation serving in the armed forces. Zachairah is a medic attached to the Marine Corp. […]

Club notes —

Friendship Rebekah Lodge Friendship Rebekah Lodge met Tuesday at the IOOF Hall with Vice Grand Earl Scott presiding. During the meeting Wanda Scott was elected representative with Evelyn Calder as alternate. They will represent the Lodge at the Rebekah assembly in Farmington in September Vicky Howard will be lodge deputy. The Rebekahs will be having […]

Brothers remembered

Bob’s older brother was Richard. Ronnie’s older brother was Anthony, and Jeff had an older brother named Jimmy. David and I were the older brothers in our families, so we had to share the above older brothers. By their cars could you know them. Rick drove a ’57 Chevy, the queen of cars. Jimmy had […]