Police: Malnourished girl locked in room, denied access to bathroom

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Mern Shepherd By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A 10-year-old Portales girl was forced to eat meals quickly, by herself, then locked in her room at night “to prevent her from getting up and eating food,” according to a police incident report. The girl was also forced to wear pull-up diapers, denied bathroom access and […]

No. 16 West Texas A&M blanks Hounds

Freedom New Mexico Canyon, Texas — Freshman goal keeper Alistair Caldwell made three saves for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team Wednesday but the Greyhounds fell, 3-0, to West Texas A&M on Wednesday in a Lone Star Conference match. The No. 16 ranked Buffaloes (8-1-1, 1-0-1 LSC) took an early lead 50 seconds […]

Five honored by ENMU Alumni Association

By Argen Duncan Two Portales residents, two teachers and a state senator stand to receive awards from the Eastern New Mexico Alumni Association at the ENMU Foundation 34th Annual Breakfast during homecoming Saturday. Sunland Inc. CEO Jimmie Shearer and late communicative disorders instructor Shirley Gail Ferguson will be given Distinguished Service Awards. Outstanding Alumni Awards […]

Up to speed

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp has led the Greyhounds to the top offense in NCAA, with 595.6 yards per game. Harp is averaging 518.8 yards of offense himself, also tops in college football. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — J.J. Harp fell in love with the […]

10-1 Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

At Thursday’s City commission meeting commissioners are expected to: • Review requests for approval to demolish dangerous buildings at 420 Connelly Street, 1114 Eighth Street, and 1120 Eighth Street. • Consider an ordinance amending the uniform traffic ordinance. • Hear a request from City Attorney Dave Richards for permission to intervene in a rate request […]

Clovis woman charged with embezzlement arrested second time

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis woman charged in December with embezzling money from bank accounts of handicapped people was arrested a second time, accused of taking more than $76,000 from bank accounts and local businesses. Dawn Lebow, 44, was charged Tuesday with 66 counts of forgery and 66 counts of embezzlement. She […]

Dukes of Hazzard actor bringing jazz show to Clovis

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Courtesy photo Tom Wopat will perform his new jazz show Love Swings at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Tom Wopat is bringing his new jazz show Love Swings to Clovis Oct. 10. He will play at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Marshall Auditorium. Wopat is known for his television roles […]

Officials announce homeowners assistance program details

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials announced Sept. 30, the details for distributing $555 million available under the Homeowners Assistance Program The program is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed in February, and it’s designed to partially reimburse those whose service to the nation has required them to relocate […]

Sheriff’s office investigating inmate assault

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the beating of an inmate Tuesday night at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Around 8:30 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the jail for a report of a 33-year-old male inmate who had been beaten by other inmates, police records show. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the […]

Defense carries Falcons to victory over Aztecs

USAF photo: Mike Kaplan Falcons sophomore quarterback Connor Dietz hands off to sophomore running back Asher Clark on a reverse during Air Force’s 26-14 win over San Diego State at Falcon Stadium, Colo. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy football team […]

Memorial officials call for photos of Vietnam vets

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USAF photo: Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi One of the more than 400,000 motorcyclists who participated in the 17th annual Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., breaks down after finding the name of a fallen comrade. American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The National Call for Photos, a campaign […]

Legal training programs taking applications soon

By Capt. Afsana Ahmed: Chief of Recruiting, Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps BOLLING AFB, D.C. — Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 to March 1, 2010. The FLEP, which is a paid legal studies program for active-duty Air Force commissioned officers, is an […]

Assignment deferment policy extended

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here announced recent modifications to the post-birth and post-adoption assignment deferment policy will increase the time a parent can delay reporting to certain assignments, re-emphasizing the Air Force’s commitment of taking care of its people. Birth mothers and adoptive families now have a six-month-deferment period instead […]

Commander focuses on housing issues at meeting

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Housing continues to be a big concern for Cannon Air Force Base as personnel relocate to the region and staffing numbers rise. With more than 1,000 personnel still headed to Cannon, base housing is at 82 percent occupancy and local housing options are slim, commander Col. Stephen Clark told […]

Commander focuses on housing issues at meeting

Housing continues to be a big concern for Cannon Air Force Base as personnel relocate to the region and staffing numbers rise. With more than 1,000 personnel still headed to Cannon, base housing is at 82 percent occupancy and local housing options are slim, commander Col. Stephen Clark told members of the Military Base Planning […]

Clovis police: Crash victim airlifted

On 09/30/2009 at approximately 8:42 am this morning, the Clovis Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of the 2400 block of Mabry Drive in Clovis in reference to a loaded Semi-Tractor/Trailer truck versus a motor vehicle car crash with injuries. Upon arrival of Officers they found that a female driver had been […]

Clovis classes visit the world

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Renie Smith’s senior English class learned to dance like peasants in the middle ages during a virtual field trip to the Sheffield Museum of Rural Life in Canada. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis students can now tour the world from their classrooms. Clovis Municipal Schools are using a […]

Marijuana farm discovered near Tucumcari

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Courtesy photo Marijuana plants ready for harvest were seized by DEA agents Friday north of Tucumcari. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Federal drug officials, along with 25 soldiers from the New Mexico National Guard, raided a San Miguel County ranch on Friday and found 1,500 pounds of marijuana. The pot was valued at $2 […]

TRICARE assists with breast cancer treatment

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — ”You have breast cancer.” A diagnosis of breast cancer can be one of the most terrifying experiences of a person’s life. Even if you’re expecting it, you’re braced for it and you’re simply waiting for the confirmation, not much else in the world can change your life […]

Runners race to raise funds

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Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Senior Airman Adam Dederick and Becky Rowley of Clovis eat bananas after the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Wizards Half Marathon on Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base. The 13.1-mile race was the first the squadron has held. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections How does a 13.1-mile run at 7:30 […]