Empty stocking fund: Miss M

Today’s focus: Miss M Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Miss M. is a single mother. Due to the health issues that she is experiencing, she has missed a lot of days at work, meaning less money to pay bills. Her holiday hope: Wants to have a good Christmas and feel well. Clothing needs: […]

Cannon official promoted

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base’s Chief Master Sgt. William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been chosen as the command chief master sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command in Hurlburt Field, Fla., according to a news release. Turner’s new position is the top enlisted position at Air Force […]

Tres Amigas to sign lease

CNJ staff Public Lands Commissioner Patrick Lyons and Tres Amigas, LLC will sign a lease Thursday morning at the Clovis Civic Center. The signing is scheduled for 9 a.m. The lease would help enable renewable energy to move unobstructed through numerous states, Canada and Mexico by 2014. In September, a short-term option agreement gave Tres […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Saving a life and a killer clown

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Learn a lifesaving skill The American Red Cross has scheduled a class on adult CPR for 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Matt 25 building, 1200 Thornton St. Registration: 1-800-560-2302 Information and registration: 575-318-4161 Question of the day How often do you go over […]

Man shot by deputy charged in connection to stabbing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 23-year-old Fort Sumner man shot Monday by a De Baca County Deputy has been charged in connection with the stabbing and pursuit that led up to the shooting. Michael Christopher Fitschen, who remains hospitalized after being shot once in the abdomen, was charged Tuesday with aggravated battery with […]

Fishing report – Dec. 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC. 21, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT

Press Release: Cannon’s Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Bronchos bust Hounds

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico ENMU forward Tyler Jefferson gets his shot off over Central Oklahoma guard Tyler Phillips during the first half of Monday’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico correspondent PORTALES — Fortunately personnel at Eastern New Mexico University will have the long holiday […]

Zias can’t overcome slow start

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU senior Til-Lois Fifer attempts to get to the basket against Central Oklahoma’s Alex Richardson during Monday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Dave Wagner PORTALES — It took Eastern New Mexico University’s women more than five minutes to get on the board Monday night. It was […]

Letter to the editor: $1 can make all the difference

$1 can make all the difference I read with admiration Friday’s article about the Chamber of Commerce handing out grocery money from “Random Acts of Kindness.” I thought how nice, especially this time of year. Large family gatherings and lots of goodies can strain a budget. I was thinking about this while in line at […]

Islam now state religion across Iraq

Freedom New Mexico One of the more unfortunate consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been the virtual decimation of the already-small Christian community in Iraq. Christians were hardly immune from persecution under Saddam Hussein, but since they constituted less than 3 percent of the population and were not a threat to the regime, […]

Language in land use study raises concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Group Commander Col. Steven Kimball talks about the need for two-way communication as a component of the Joint Land Use Study during Monday’s meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Kevin Wilson Four-plus hours of meeting for the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Dinner for airmen, resolutions and a film classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Christmas eve First Presbyterian Church in Portales has scheduled its annual Community Christmas Eve Service for 11 p.m. Friday. The service includes special music, readings and traditional Christmas hymns. And, First Baptist Church is holding a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday. Both […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. S

Today’s focus: Mrs. S Household members: 4 Children: 1 Special circumstance: Mrs. S is look for a job and her unemployment has run out. Her holiday hope: To have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Pants and shirt size 14/16 girls. Toys list: Doll, doll accessories, craft supplies for a 6 year old and learning toys. […]

Fort Sumner man shot following chase

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson At the scene of a shooting involving a De Baca County deputy and Michael Fitschen, Monday afternoon, state police vehicles lined the eastbound shoulder of U.S. 60/84 near its intersection with State Road 267. Fitschen was shot after crashing the pickup truck, right. Sharna Johnson A 23-year-old Fort Sumner man […]

Letter to the editor: Chamber program appreciated

I read with admiration Friday’s article about the Chamber of Commerce handing out grocery money from “Random Acts of Kindness.” I thought how nice, especially this time of year. Large family gatherings and lots of goodies can strain a budget. I was thinking about this while in line at a local grocery store… in front […]

Christmas on the cops

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Master Sgt. Jesse Frank watches as Trajan Tye Bernal, 4, front, and his brother Daven Ray Bernal, 5, look at toys during Shop with a Cop Monday at Wal-Mart. Sharna Johnson Bicycles, dolls, brightly colored tool sets, dinosaurs with flashing eyes —

Monday morning briefing: Winners wanted and Elvis gets notice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. And the winner is… The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2011 Annual Awards until 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

ENMU Monday capsules —

Men Central Oklahoma (10-2) at ENMU (3-6) What: Lone Star Conference South crossover game. When: 8 p.m. Monday at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last outing: Both teams lost on Saturday, ENMU to Northeastern State 79-57 at Greyhound Arena and the Bronchos at West Texas A&M 67-60 Of note: The Bronchos won last year’s meeting […]