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11/20 Education digest

‘Picturing America’ at Clovis library The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Picturing America series is being housed at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The program is a series of paintings, sculptures, architecture, and photography depicting the history and ideals of the United States. Library staff is available to bring the exhibit to classrooms upon request, according […]

Longtime security officer remembered as Rams’ biggest fan

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer According to friends and family, Bobby Grimes spent several hours a week on his garden. Grimes invested his time planting, watering and guiding each individual plant to its full potential, and according to those that knew him best, appreciating the fruit of his labor. In much the same way, […]

Nov. 20 Letters to the Editor

Opposing views don’t define racism It’s sad when you are called a racist because you didn’t support Barack Obama. It’s even worse when children are called racist by schoolmates because they have opposing views. We can teach our children what to say when they are called a racist. A proper response is, “No, I’m pro-life […]

Adding new crime agency questionable

Freedom New Mexico A new law enforcement agency is growing quietly in Texas. While it’s likely that few people see the motives behind this change as cause for alarm, it seems redundant, and therefore an unnecessary draw on tax funds that already are being fought over. The Attorney General’s office frequently gains a new department […]

‘Girls Gone Wild’ stops in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield The Girls Gone Wild bus, parked in front of Portales bar Goober McCool’s, heralds the production team’s arrival Tuesday night. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Hundreds of students from Eastern New Mexico University and other area residents flooded Portales’ Goober McCool’s on Tuesday night, drawn by the “Girls Gone […]

City to install four-way stop at Main, Manana streets

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

33rd Great American Smokeout set for Thursday

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico

Reporter’s notebook: Residents organizing slipper drive

Two local residents are organizing a slipper drive to help senior citizens in Curry County keep their feet warm this winter. Jo Eyster and Kimberly Clark are taking donations to purchase slippers and hope to be able to purchase and deliver 4,500 pairs by Dec. 15. Slippers will be given to seniors in retirement homes, […]

Military feature: New Cannon historian says he enjoys job

Freedom New Mexico

Judge denies Hatcher dismissal

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Meetings watch: County Commission

This is a report on Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting: Commissioners were presented with a draft of an act that would create the Ute Water Authority by Project Manager Scott Verhines. The act would create a seven-member board to decide issues such as rates and bond issues, Verhines said. Under the proposed legislation, the board […]

Too bad logic can’t be purchased

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Have economic hard times avoided you so far? Well, they don’t have to, because there are plenty of investment opportunities for people with just too much disposable income. Perhaps you’ve seen the Snuggie, a fleece blanket that’s basically a robe, with arm holes and a hood. It’s $19.99 plus shipping […]

Religion, gun combination not far fetched

Freedom New Mexico It can’t be a bad thing, this run on guns we’re hearing about. Gun stores all over the country — including locally —

Emporia State too much for Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Jamaal Hadley protects the ball from Emporia State center Shang Ping on a layup attempt in the first half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Hadley scored four points in the 87-55 loss. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Emporia State took the suspense […]

Screening process under scrutiny

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Under pressure from Congress and following the Army’s lead, the Department of Defense has imposed a more rigorous screening process on the services for separating troubled members due to “personality disorder.” The intent is to ensure that, in the future, no members who suffer from wartime stress get tagged with […]

Residents ask questions on proposed rate hike

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Eric Wuest said he’s resigned that water rates will go up. He said he attended a public meeting put together by New Mexico American Water to learn about what he can do to conserve water for his car wash operation. But Wuest asked New Mexico American Water officials Monday […]

Zias notch first win on road

CNJ Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman guard Lace Clark led four Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 18 points Monday night as the Zias beat New Mexico Highlands 98-84, the most points they have scored in nearly 16 years. Sophomore forward Cat Clay and sophomore guard Samantha Matta each added 15 […]

Steering committee looking into new wellness center work

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Wellness Center steering committee is looking into bids for the aerobics and entrance portions of the center, which is planned in the spot formerly occupied by the now-demolished Play, Inc. building. The move is an attempt to dissuade the state from taking back previously awarded capital outlay, […]

Police determine driver in wrong lane of fatal crash

CNJ Staff State police have determined the vehicle driven by an 88-year-old Clovis man killed in a head-on collision last week was traveling in the lane of oncoming traffic. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said evidence and witness statements led investigators to conclude Charles Sims was traveling north in the southbound lane on N.M. 209 Wednesday night […]