PC lingo will get you on Bob’s list

Bob Huber : Local Columnist Now comes Christmas with its roasted chestnuts and guys begging change for charity in front of Wal-Mart stores, all of which makes me watch my language. I learned that yuletide lesson as a youngster when my mother utilized her Nebraska wit by saying, “If you can‘t talk clean during the […]

Muleshoe wins first meeting with Rams

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Portales’ Daniel Aranda shoots a layup over Muleshoe’s Eric Washington during Tuesday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It was a playoff atmosphere Tuesday night, with the visiting Mules trading baskets all night with the host Portales Rams. Come Thursday, it will feel like a playoff series. Trevor Turnbow scored a […]

Lady Cats roll past Goddard in opener

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Clovis’ Tori Quintana drives the baseline during the second half of Tuesday’s season opener against Roswell Goddard at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If Brittany Blackmon was nervous Tuesday night, her numbers certainly belied it. The Clovis High senior post scored 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting, […]

Portales routs Lady Mules with defense

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Portales senior Megan Kabrick shoots a turnaround jumper against Muleshoe’s Ashley Grumbles in the first half of Tuesday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Even with 18 points, Morgan Hill thought defense was the most important aspect of Portales’ 54-26 rout of Muleshoe. Even with Navy’s hoops team waiting for the […]

Cannon being evaluated

CNJ staff An eight-member mission team from the Air Force arrived Tuesday at Cannon Air Force Base to begin evaluating possible missions for the base. Randy Harris of the base support group Committee of Fifty said the Air Force team spent the day collecting data, which will help determine Cannon’s future. Community leaders have said […]

Police searching for child-abuse suspect

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Police are searching for a 42-year-old Clovis man in connection with the death of an infant 13 months ago. An arrest warrant was issued Nov. 9 for Leroy Jaramillo for child abuse leading to the death of a 10-month-old Clovis baby in his care at a Clovis motel, according […]

Car dealership owner wins back legal fees

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a car dealership owner in court action related to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The ruling allows the car dealer to recoup some or possibly all of his $185,000 in legal expenses. Alva Carter, owner […]

Ira Pottard

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Ira Pottard Date of birth: Aug. 4, 1922 Dates of service: 1942 to 1949 Hometown: Clovis Theater and location of service: China Burma India […]

General Motors’ job cuts painful but necessary

Freedom Newspapers The United Auto Workers’ top two officials held a news conference recently blasting General Motors’ decision to slash 30,000 jobs and close nine manufacturing plants in North America. “(The) action by General Motors is not only extremely disappointing, unfair and unfortunate, it is devastating to many thousands of workers, their families and communities,” […]

Humans different from other animals

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist Some ideas have so little merit to them they shouldn’t ever see the light of day — not in intellectually respectable forums. It’s as if we gave Nazis a place at the table when discussing how societies should be organized. Here, once again, I find a notable person, indeed, a […]