12-27 Community calendar

Activities Parenting Group — Meets 10 a.m. first Friday of each month at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9027 Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and […]

Google Wave could be new face of collaborative work

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJstaff writer By Jenna DeWitt CNJ staff writer As a college student, I am a proud member of Generation Instant. Instant coffee, macaroni, banking, shopping, music and news. These things are all very important to us 20-somethings, born around the same time as the home computer. However, nothing is as important to […]

Going green starts with personal change

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I suppose the problem addressed in this column is like other common questions, in that the answer lies, not in knowing, but in doing. We know that, if we do not develop alternative energies, our modes of transportation will radically alter when fossil fuel runs out. We know that we […]

12-27 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Please bring a cover dish. Monday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m. potluck luncheon. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. daily activities; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. […]

12-27 On the shelves

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:

Extension clubs more than gatherings for lonely moms

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian I always thought they were started so lonely mothers could have other women come to give them some company! And that meant us kids would have a lot of stuff to eat. (And they could make a quilt if they had time!) Now that is what I always thought. The […]

Letters to the Editor: Federal market regulations needed

Federal market regulations needed Regarding your Dec. 8 editorial “Government in the way of job creation:” The writer says government does not have a clue of how the economy works and its policies keeps small business from creating jobs. This ideology says markets are always right and need no controls. The article reads, “Reduce taxes, […]

Iran regime not accurate representation

Freedom New Mexico Most of the news about Iran focuses on the possibility that the regime may be getting close to developing a nuclear weapon. Such concern is justified, although it is difficult to see how the outside world can prevent it: Sanctions have been ineffective, and military intervention seems impractical. Even as we worry […]

Military spouses cope with loved ones deployed during holidays

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Like many military spouses, Kelly Madden celebrated Christmas while her husband was deployed overseas. “My husband and I have been married for 2 1/2 years, and this is his first deployment,” she said. Madden’s husband is an airman from Cannon Air Force Base. Madden and her 14-month-old daughter went […]

Outside support can help keep resolutions

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MCT illustration By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico With the new year approaching one thing is certain — resolutions will be made, and broken. Among the more popular goals: Quit smoking, manage debt and maybe even get a better job. But the big one seems to be losing weight. “People try to get back in […]

12-27 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Sheriff’s office offers designated driving incentives

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office’s designated driver program is operating through the holidays. Individuals who volunteer to serve as designated drivers are eligible to receive an incentive package at local alcohol establishments, according to a press release. Drivers who sign a pledge will receive a hat, shirt, Coca-Cola products and chips from Frito-Lay, […]

Post-holiday sales, exchanges brisk

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Lee Conder of Ozona, Texas looks over boots Saturday at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis.Conder was one of hundreds of shopper who hits stores the day after Christmas to take advantage of sales or exchange gifts. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Business was brisk the day after Christmas for […]

Free lunch fills volunteers with holiday cheer

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Joey Garcia, right, puts together a plate lunch Friday before heading to the kitchen to cook more food. This is the sixth year for the free Christmas dinner at El Rancho. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Volunteers helping with a free Christmas dinner Friday at El Rancho Restaurant say […]

Working holidays part of first responders’ job description

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Firefighters Jon Fails, left, and Nate Joy are two staff members at the Clovis Fire Department who worked on Christmas. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Christmas and New Year’s holiday may be a long weekend for many this year, but not for some dedicated professionals. Work doesn’t take […]

ENMU’s Johnson preseason All-America

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior outfielder Jereme Johnson has been selected a preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball. Last year, the Roswell High graduate earned the school’s first All-America selection in baseball, garnering honorable mention status on the Daktronics All-America squad. while earning first-team All-Lone Star Conference honors. He set ENMU single-season […]

Empty Stocking Fund surpasses last year’s total

Freedom New Mexico As of noon Friday, the Empty Stocking Fund, a joint effort between Freedom New Mexico and the Salvation Army to feed and clothe the needy, had collected almost $900 more than last season’s drive. Officials said donations thus far total $8,998. Last year donations to the fund totaled $8,100.

Family inspired to dish out dinners

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo J’Mi Heflin, left, talks to Christy Drake Thursday about paper goods Heflin and her family brought Drake. Heflin and her family used money they would have spent on each other for Christmas to buy dinners for 10 families in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Helping her mother move […]

Police investigating business burglaries

Freedom New Mexico Police are investigating a series of burglaries at businesses in north Clovis and Curry County. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said Wednesday morning his department received at least four reports of businesses broken into overnight in north Clovis. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said his office has received several reports of burglaries […]

Jesus’ birth showed new way to think

Freedom New Mexico It is curious in some ways that modern-day Western Christians have created a more lavish holiday — which in many ways has become a thoroughly secular and in some ways excessive celebration in which Santa Claus and Rudolph play a larger role than the baby in the manger — of the birth […]