Halloween not for mocking other cultures

Freedom New Mexico Halloween is in large part an escapist holiday, allowing people of all ages to dress up for scares or for laughs. But the joking stops and damage is done when costumes center on racial or cultural stereotypes. As reported by the CBC News, Ohio University’s Students Teaching About Racism in Society, or […]

Birthdays — Oct. 9

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Chaparro Bella Chaparro of Clovis celbrated her first birthday on Oct. 4. Bella was born Oct. 4, 2010, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

City officials split on funding for proposed entertainment center

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Alisa Boswell City officials agree an entertainment center would be a positive thing for Portales. Opinions are split on how to fund such a project. Councilor Keith Thomas, who pitched the idea to the city council, proposes it could be funded by a tax hike or bond. Mayor Sharon King believes it should be privately […]

Sept. 25 —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 1:30 p.m., Ice cream day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11 a.m.. Seniors meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., […]

Their view: No Child Left Behind Act waivers needed by states

Cynthia G. Brown, vice president for Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, offers her view regarding the president’s waivers announcement:

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 1:30 p.m., Ice cream day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11 a.m.. Seniors meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free […]

Parks and Recreation conference coming to Clovis

CNJ staff The Clovis Civic Center will host this year’s New Mexico Recreation and Park Association state conference, running Wednesday morning through Friday. An estimated 200 parks and recreation employees will attend the conference, with speakers from around the region offering educational sessions and National Recreation and Park Association Board of Directors Chair Janna Rankin […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 1:30 p.m., Ice cream day. Tuesday: 9 a.m., Senior B.O.D. meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11 a.m.. Seniors meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

Our people: Walks without fear

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Pep resident Gail Keener was one of a group of Victory Life Church members who came together to create the Portales Dream Center. The church’s pastor at the time gathered a group to create the center which he had seen in action in Oklahoma. She has been volunteering her time three days a week at […]

Barrel racing this weekend in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico The second annual Double Dash barrel race will be held Saturday through Monday at the Curry County Events Center in Clovis. Officials expects more than 200 contestants each day. Admission is free. Information: (806) 488-2144 or visit www.CBTProductions.com