Volunteering has biggest payoff

I visit the local hospital on a regular basis to receive a special medication. Each time, I’m greeted by volunteers. They wear pink along with a friendly smile, and are willing to provide any assistance I might need. One of my daughters is a March of Dimes director, and many volunteers help her in the […]

Fire safety should be on your mind

Freedom New Mexico Our leaders in Washington, when not rationally discussing the issues of the day in meaningful and noncombative ways (yeah, right), frequently find time to designate or support days, weeks and months for awareness of certain causes. While the nation’s founders would wonder what in Betsy Ross’ bonnet Congress was wasting its time […]

Mesalands dedicates new wind center

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Jose Gallegos, left, a second-year Mesalands wind energy student from Moriarti, speaks with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Mesalands president Phillip Barry Thursday. Russell Anglin Mesalands Community College dedicated its new North American Wind Research and Training Center with a closed ceremony Thursday morning. The ceremony included speeches from Mesalands president Phillip Barry, U.S. […]

Friday morning briefing: Joe’s on TV, such a deal and blame the cow

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Yes, that was Joe’s on TV The first of a series of shows on the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping aired Thursday on the cable/satellite channel RFD-TV. The segments were taped last April at the Curry County Events Center. And if you missed last night’s […]

Ride for Life fundraiser to kick off Sunday

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Courtesy photo The Ride for Life will be an overnight event this year. The ride lasted four hours in previous years. Liliana Castillo Relay for Life’s largest contributing team is starting its fundraising season Sunday. The Ride for Life, which contributed $30,000 last year, is holding its kick off at JX Ranch north of Broadview. […]

Press release: USAF announces Colorado public scoping meetings on Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Area Proposal

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The United States Air Force will present information and hear issues and concerns regarding the proposal to establish a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area for Special Operation Forces here during a series of upcoming public scoping meetings hosted by several Colorado cities. The schedule for the meetings is as […]

First person: Clovis couple provides gift bears

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Lona and Dwight Waldo have spent the last 12 years buying bears at yard sales and cleaning them for nursing home residents. Kevin Wilson Dwight and Lona Waldo’s summers and holidays are stuffed. The Clovis couple has, for the last 12 years, donated teddy bears to rest home residents for […]

God’s instructions important to read, understand

Curtis K. Shelburne I just bought a new weed-eater. The old one was sputtering along just fine in excellent two-cycle engine form, but two of my sons have just moved into a different house and needed weed-whacking equipment. In a gesture of paternal magnanimity, I donated the old weed-destroyer to the cause. I didn’t tell […]

Thursday morning briefing: Hot days and root beer discussions

Good Thursday morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing.

Speakers: Dairy outlook optimistic

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Dairy Farmers of America President and CEO Rick Smith gives an update on DFA and the dairy industry at the DFA Southwest Area Industry Update Meeting on Wednesday in Clovis. The meeting aimed to give people involved in the dairy industry information about where the industry is headed and help […]

Ticket feature: ENMU Wind Sympony hosting concert

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Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico Wind Symphony is holding a free concert Oct. 17. Freedom New Mexico The wind symphony of Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a free concert. The concert has been organized to illustrate the diversity of wind instrument compositions, according to a press release from ENMU. The performance will include […]

Debate organizers seek public input

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV and New Mexico First are sponsoring a debate between candidates in the local Congressional District, and are looking for voters to help choose the questions, according to a news release from Eastern New Mexico University. Candidates for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District seat, Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Lujan and Republican challenger […]

Letters to the editor: Time to put stop to tax increases

Time to put stop to tax increases Regarding Curry County’s proposal to build a judicial complex: Vote no on Nov. 2. This bond will cost the taxpayers and property owners $33 million and increase the gross receipts tax by 25 cents (on a $100 purchase) for 15 to 25 years. And this is only the […]

Offensive art denounces religious beliefs

Freedom New Mexico Christians have rights and they had best assert them regarding a government- funded exhibit, at a Colorado museum, that depicts Jesus receiving oral sex from a man. No way should Christians have to tolerate this, any more than Muslims should have to tolerate a government-sponsored burning of the Koran. Nobody, but nobody […]

County awarded money for DWI programs

CNJ staff Curry County has been awarded more than $27,000 for DWI programs. The allocation brings the DWI fund to a total of nearly $350,000, said Assistant County Manager Connie Harrison in a press release. The money is used to purchase equipment for law enforcement, fund treatment for offenders and will be used to hire […]

Semi-pro football league interested in Clovis

Kevin Wilson The first football game of 2011 at Leon Williams Stadium may have a February kickoff. That’s the intention of the New Mexico Premier League, which is optimistic it could add the Curry County Cats to its ranks. “It is 100 percent, guaranteed, it’s going to happen,” said Mike Thomas, a former Clovis Wildcat […]

Wren cherishes his days as OU Sooner

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Courtesy photo: Ricky Wren Ricky Wren, right, played four seasons at Oklahoma. Ricky Wren’s football career was almost over before he reached high school — he hated two-a-days so much he wanted to quit, but his mother wouldn’t let him. He went on to star at Clovis High and played four seasons at nose guard […]

Prep polls — Oct. 6

New Mexico High School Coaches Association Football Class 5A School (1st-place votes) Pts 1. La Cueva (17) 170 2. Eldorado 144 3. Manzano 124 4. Cleveland 109 5. Las Cruces 106 6. Mayfield 101 7. Cibola 62 8. Clovis 37 9. Hobbs 30 10. Highland 22 Others receiving votes: Carlsbad 14, West Mesa 10, Sandia […]

Education digest —

Reader submitted: Marching band first runner up at Tumbleweed Classic Starting with a 7:30 a.m. rehearsal, the Clovis Wildcat marching band began its day last Saturday. It was a long day of music, marching and extreme tension all combined. At 10 p.m., almost 15 hours later, the results of the Tumbleweed Classic held in Denver […]

Education column: Float making provides teaching opportunity

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy What is it that’s so engaging about a parade? Maybe it’s that excitement and anticipation in the air. Last Friday morning that’s what was felt by those who attended the inaugural Homecoming Day Parade held by the Clovis High School Freshman Academy along Cameo Street between Purdue and 15th streets. CHSFA math teacher […]