FFA students start fundraiser

Freedom New Mexico Area agriculture programs and Future Farmers of America chapters are beginning their fundraising with fruit and meat sales. Clovis FFA advisor Mark Runyan said the sales start this week and go through Nov. 18. Programs in Melrose, Grady, Texico, Clovis and Portales will be selling the products. All area FFA programs collect […]

Elida turkey dinner set

Freedom New Mexico The Elida United Methodist Women annual turkey dinner is 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Elida High School cafeteria. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Proceeds go to the women’s group’s community service projects. The meal includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, […]

Cancer fundraising feast set at VFW post

Freedom New Mexico The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3015 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a cancer fundraiser and Halloween Feast 7 p.m. today at the post. A $6 donation will be collected at the door. The menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken alfredo, garlic bread and salad. Auctions and raffles will be held during […]

CEO: Cost, Texas hurdles for proposed super grid

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo A wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas. Wind and solar energy will play a predominate role in Tres Amigas plans to build a super grid in Clovis. But Texas energy policies might stop the whole deal before it can get off the ground. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Phil Harris […]

Clovis man convicted of attempted murder for attacking guards with shank

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Courtesy Guadalupe Urquizo, 29, of Clovis was convicted Wednesday of attempted murder for attacking two Curry County Adult Detention Center guards with a 7-inch metal shank. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A Curry County jury has convicted Guadalupe Urquizo of attempted murder for an October 2008 attack against two detention officers at the jail. […]

Hounds take on 17th-ranked Midwestern State

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With two games left in the season, Eastern New Mexico’s offense is either the most prolific in the program’s history, with 4,556 yards gained through Division II’s top passing offense, or close, with 18 points needed to break the school season record of 339. “The obvious thing is they […]

East Central rallies past Zias

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Sophomore forward Whitney Watts scored her 12th and 13th goals of the season in the second half Friday as East Central rallied for a 3-2 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Trailing 2-1 at halftime, Watts brought the Lady Tigers (6-7-2, 3-6-0 LSC) from behind, […]

No jobs will be lost in CMS proposed budget cuts

Dear Staff, Parents, and Community Members, For the last few weeks, a letter has occupied this space telling you about the money that wastaken from the public education budget this year and replaced with stimulus monies that willdisappear at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Our concern is that the legislature will not address […]

Friday prep football scoreboard — Oct. 30

Class 5A Clovis 42, Carlsbad 7 Class 3A Lovington 64, Portales 14 Class 2A Santa Rosa 53, Tucumcari 7 Texico 28, Estancia 24 Class 1A Fort Sumner 54, Mescalero 14 8-man Clovis Christian 26, Logan 22 6-man Elida 65, Dora 18 San Jon 42, Vaughn 12 Texas Farwell 36, Morton 7 Bovina 21, Vega 7 […]

Press release: Inmate convicted of attempted murder in jail attack

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Guadalupe Urquizo Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Guadalupe Urquizo, age 29, was found guilty of one (1) count of Attempted Murder, two (2) counts of Aggravated Battery upon a Peace Officer, and one (1) count of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prisoner. The charges stem from an incident that […]

Kingsville posts sweep over Zias

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Tara Grier had 11 kills, 10 digs and 15 assists Thursday night as Texas A&M-Kingsville overcame a four-point deficit late in the first set to sweep Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 25-16, 25-19 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. Sha Tremble added 10 kills and Kristin Chancellor nine for […]

Halloween activities

Clovis Saturday • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Parkland Baptist Church Family Fall Festival • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., North Plains Mall Trunk or Treat (Children 12 and under) • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church Reformation Walking Tour • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene […]

First person: It’s a dog’s life

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Clovis Police Canine Officer Stephen Borders has had the same partner for nearly two years. Before they can hit the two year mark, Renzo, a Belgian Malinois, is retiring next week because of health issues and his partner is going to miss him. Paw-tner: Renzo is a Belgian Malinois which is a cross of three […]

PRMC spokesperson: Vaccine reserved for high-risk patients

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer While Clovis waits for the bulk of its apportioned vaccines for swine flu, what’s showed up is going to those most at risk. Plains Regional Medical Center is following New Mexico Department of Health recommendations for the doses it has received, said Presbyterian Healthcare Services spokesman Brad Treptow. So […]

Religion feature: Communities reach out with High Plains Fall Festival

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Courtesy photo Evangelist Jay Lowder will speak at the end of each evening of the four-day High Plains Fall Festival held at the Curry County Events Center Nov. 1-4. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 2001, area communities participated in an event called Communities for Christ. During the event, speaker Tony Evans challenged the […]

Census count on the horizon

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MCT graphic By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The year is winding its way to an end and 2010 is right around the corner. For many in the state who are aware of the importance of numbers, that means one very important thing: It’s time for a new census. Though many population estimates are taken […]

Bingaman & Udall: Senate sends president bill that funds N.M. public lands

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall voted for final approval of a spending measure that funds important public lands initiatives in New Mexico.

Homecoming like family reunion

By Lynn Moncus: FNM columnist A recent trip to New Mexico State University to attend Homecoming was quite an event for this woman from lma. As I wandered around on campus one afternoon, I realized one more time how far over-the-hill I am. While looking at those young people, I really felt my age because […]

U.S. too caught up in entitlement

By Glenda Price The time: Early June, 1870 The place: Raton Pass, the segment of the Santa Fe Trail that goes over the mountain from Colorado into New Mexico. The Scene: A group of covered wagons stopped at the bottom of the mountain on the Colorado side. The men are unhitching the teams of horses, […]