Being sick a favor to husband

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Some people suffer from motion sickness. I’m one of them. Horseback is about the only movement my body can tolerate without nausea. I’ve thrown up in airplanes, cars, trucks, buses, boats — even in water when the only flotation device was my body. I’ve read that about half our nation’s […]

Letter to the editor: Obamacare exerts too much control

Obamacare exerts too much control I must respond to the Portales woman who thanked U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan Jr., D-N.M., for voting for Obamacare. I fought and will continue to fight against this bill and any move to take America from the Land of Opportunity to the Land of the Dependent. First, if a […]

Prepare to pay higher costs for health care

Freedom New Mexico Proponents of the recently passed health care bill often stated that the United States should have universal health care “like Canada,” “like Europe,” “like other advanced nations.” Opponents were quick to point out that like all those other nations, nationalized health care in this country would lead to long waits and worse […]

Clovis man sentenced for cocaine trafficking

CNJ staff A 43-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday for trafficking cocaine. James Sneed was convicted by a jury in October. He was arrested while drug task force agents were serving a search warrant at his home in March 2009. During the search, Sneed was attempting to get dressed and […]

Pet licensing ordinance vote split

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Animal Task Force Chairwoman Linda Cross told city commissioners Thursday that a pet licensing ordinance will help the city get grant money to pay for enforcement. The ordinance was passed on a 5-3 vote. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite objections from three commissioners who called it redundant and […]

Resurrection reconciles joy and sorrow

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist More than a few writers have talked about the place where Joy and Sorrow meet. In a moment of deep contentment, someone may say, “I’m so happy I could cry!” And in the moments of deepest and most unutterable joy, we say nothing at all. We don’t live long […]

4-2 Religion calendar

Friday Good Friday — 11 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 West 21st Street. Information: 763-4816 Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400 Vigil of Easter — 7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 West 21st Street. Information: 763-4816 Sunday Festival of Easter — 8 a.m., […]

Easter story about ultimate sacrifice

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist This Sunday is very significant for Christians. Some call it the Easter season. Anyone can tell it is Easter by just visiting the Easter aisle at the grocery store. For some, Easter is about new clothes, a visit to church and Easter egg hunts. Yet, the message of the resurrection […]

a view from under the pew: the rose of suffering love

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:

School board holding special meeting

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education has scheduled a special public meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district board room, according to the district. The board will discuss the superintendent search and board member replacement process. An agenda for the meeting may be picked up from the superintendent’s office 24-hours prior to […]

Officials: Milk industry financial troubles catalyst in unemployment jump

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Indian River Transport employee Jason Runner of Clovis washes down a tanker Thursday that is used to transport milk. Local experts say a hurting dairy industry is one of the reasons for high unemployment across eastern New Mexico. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local experts say financial ripples in […]

Friday morning briefing: Spotting storms and the Final Four

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day: It’s in your backyard.Storm spotters needed Free Storm Spotters’ training sessions in Clovis and Portales on Tuesday. The Clovis session is 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Clovis City Hall . The Portales session is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the […]

Press release: Man gets 18 years for trafficking cocaine

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that James Sneed Jr., age 43, of Clovis was sentenced to eighteen (18) years in the Department of Corrections for Trafficking Cocaine, a second degree felony. The charges stem from March 29, 2009, when the Region 5 Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at James Sneed’s […]