Tuesday morning briefing: A recital, meet the lawmakers and some old time music

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Recital set Eastern New Mexico University will host the junior recital of Franklin Piland at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-562-2377. Meet the lawmakers […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Christmas, a pajama party and a Hollywood tragedy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Christmas banquet Clovis Christian Schools present “Jesus, Light of the World” 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. It’s a Christmas banquet and auction. Information: 763-5311. Home tour The Melrose 5th annual Christmas Tour of Homes is 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Melrose. […]

Ticket feature: String quartet to perform at Marshall

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Carpe Diem String Quartet will be performing 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Marshall Auditorium. General admission is $17 and $12 for seniors, military and students. Carpe Diem considers themselves one of the most versatile quartets of their generation. According to the Carpe Diem website, the past six years, they have earned a critical acclaim with innovative […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free dinner, free music and the Kennedy assassination

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Free dinners Two free Thanksgiving dinners available in the region Thursday. In Clovis, the Lighthouse Misson’s annual citywide Thanksgiving banquet is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. It’s turkey and all the usual Thanksgiving feast fixings and it’s free and open to the […]

School news — Nov. 22

Elida Sports Tuesday: Basketball — at Lake Arthur, 8th grade Boys and girls, JV girls, varsity boys, 3 p.m. Holiday Thanksgiving recess starts Wednesday. School will resume Monday.

Hounds, Zias combine to establish school first

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Dave Wagner Tuesday night was special for Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams — both teams won, and both reached 100 points on the same night for what is believed to be the first time. The ENMU women had to work hard for their victory, outlasting Oklahoma Panhandle State 100-96 to give first-year coach Lindsey […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Sons with songs, state titles and a blackout

Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

Tuesday morning briefing: Veterans Day, help for seniors and a serial killer misses

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Veterans Day Plenty of Veterans Day activities in Clovis Friday: • Veteran’s Day Breakfast — 7 a.m.-11 a.m. at American Legion No. 25, 2400 West Seventh St. • DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Open House — 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at 220 West Fourth St. • […]

Elida news —

Calendar of events This week: Red Ribbon Week at Elida Schools Tuesday —

Monday morning briefing: A book, some popcorn and a stunning announcement

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Book and a movie Two events at the Portales Public Library Tuesday: • at 10:30 a.m. it’s Books and Babies featuring “Ticklish Fingers and Toes.” • Then, at 4:30 p.m., the Tween Programming movie is “Beethoven.” Free popcorn, too. Republican women City commissioner and […]

Police investigating death of Clovis man

CNJ staff Clovis police confirmed Tuesday they are investigating the death of 49-year-old Marc Allen Leinberger of Clovis. Leinberger died Friday at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was a construction worker and handyman. Police declined any further comment on the Leinberger case, noting it was still under investigation. District Attorney Matt Chandler also confirmed […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Book talk, meetings watch and a Paul Newman classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Book talk The Adult Book Discussion Group meets today at 4:50 p.m. in the Portales Public Library. The book being discussed is “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. Health fair 7th annual Melrose Health Fair is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at the Melrose […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Gala set and Halloween fun

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Gala set The annual Clovis MainStreet Gala Fundraiser is 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Underground Embassy, 321 First St. Tickets are $25 per person at the Clovis Curry Chamber of Commerce. Information: 309-8370. Screaming fun Some real scary Halloween fun awaits at a Haunted […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Pink dinners, coats for kids and Alaska for a song

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Food and drink There’s a Tickle Me Pink Wine Dinner 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dakota’s Steak House. The dinner will feature a specialty four-course menu that includes a wine chosen to compliment each dish. Tickets are $75 and will benefit the Susan G. […]

Police blotter — Oct. 16

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Tuesday • At 12: 17 p.m., officers responded to a fight in progress at Morrison Park. A juvenile male told an officer that he and another individual had been fighting over talking to the police about spray painting buildings all over town. Another […]

Our view: Cain presents bold ideas at GOP debates

Tuesday night’s Bloomberg /Washington Post Republican presidential candidate’s debate did little to change the complexion of the GOP primary. It did further distinguish former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain and his ideas as deserving of national attention and campaign momentum. It also showed that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is already running a general election […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Good cooking, old ranches and a moon shot

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Good cooking Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for the Taste of Home Cooking School and Class starts at 6:30 p.m at the Clovis Civic Center. Admission fee is $10 in advance and $12 at the door if available. Tickets can be purchased at […]

Elida news — Oct. 11

Sports schedule Tuesday: Volleyball, San Jon, there, JH, JV, V, 4:30 p.m. Thursday: Volleyball, Fort Sumner, here, JH (A and B), JV, V, 4:30 p.m. Friday: Football, Hondo, Here, JH and V, 1 p.m Volleyball, Grady, JV (two games), 5 p.m. Saturday: Volleyball, Roy/Mosquero, Here, V (two games), 1 p.m.

Police blotter —

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Recent samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to Police reports: Tuesday • At 7:18 p.m., an officer was dispatched to West Fifth Street in reference to larceny. A man told the officer that on Sunday at his place of work, he saw a man and woman loading metal pipes into a vehicle. He […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 9

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11 a.m., Senior monthly meeting;1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood […]