Soil health critical for sustainable farming

Soil health is the ability of the soil to produce safe and nutritious crops sustainably without degrading or affecting the environment negatively. An example of a negative effect of an unhealthy soil is water erosion, which removes the fertile surface soil from the farm and deposits it in places where it is unwanted, such as […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Summer schedules and rodeo finals in Clovis

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Summer schedule Portales Municipal Schools offices are observing an abbreviated summer schedule through July

Engagements — June 5

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Richardson- Scott Ted and Deanne Richardson of Texico announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Richardson, to Ryan Scott, son of Chris and Traci Scott of Cloudcroft. The couple will exchange vows July 30, 2011, at the Richardson’s farm in Texico. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Texico High School and […]

Anniversaries — June 5

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Hale Neal and Bernice Hale of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. They were married June 3, 1961, in San Jon. They have four daughters, Jacque and Larry Cash, Kathy and Ron Davis, Laura and Troy Messer and Lisa Hale and one son Larry and Tonya Hale. They have nine grandkids. He […]

Birthdays — June 5

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Thomas Ray Thomas of Clovis celebrated his 40th birthday. Lordy lordy look who’s forty. Happy Birthday Ray Thomas. Love always Denise, Ray Paul, David and Polly. — Submitted by Denise Thomas

Welt cording featured on show

Information on making and using continuous bias strips for welt cording and using essential oils for perfumery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Pam Damour of The Decorating Diva will show how to make continuous bias strips, turn them into perfect welt cords and then apply […]

Honors — June 5

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Dodd Zenessa Dodd, daughter of Dennis and Dena Dodd graduated from the Lubbock Christian University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work with a Minor in Missions. Zenessa was awarded the honor of Dean’s List for the spring semester.

On the shelves — June 5

The following books are available at:

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting, and sewing; 1:30 p.m., Ice cream day. Tuesday: 9a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; 11:30 a.m., Monthly birthday […]

Parental guidance always needed

I’ve always believed, and still do, that it is the task of the grownup to monitor what children watch, or do not watch, and that censorship should play a minimal role. For example, a few years ago, when Jason inadvertantly tuned in to “South Park,” and wanted to watch the “cute little cartoon people,” I […]

Dog movies tug at my heartstrings

I cry when dogs die in movies and I’m man enough to admit it. Take out a brigade of enemy soldiers or let the Calvary take out 500 Indians and my upper lip remains stiff. Give me a scene where Fido ends up taking a dirt nap and I turn to jelly. So Netflix has […]

Our people: Portales resident still enjoys Maypole

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Barbara George worked as a teacher for 25 years at Portales High School. Portales resident Barbara George has been teaching people most of her adult life. She has taught physical education, history, track, volleyball, how to wind a maypole and how to drive a car. After being maypole director for […]

Creasy able to ‘cash’ in

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Luke Creasy of Deming gets flat for his bareback run Saturday night at the Pioneer Days Rodeo at the Curry County Events Center. Creasy scored an 83 on the ride. Kevin Wilson Luke Creasy just got a new bundle of Cash in his life, so a new chunk of cash […]

Monday morning briefing: Meetings watch, fireworks and drive-in movies

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch Two governing bodies in Roosevelt County are meeting Tuesday: • Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse. The agenda includes a report on the proposal to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as endangered and the designation of county precincts. • Portales […]

Patriots: Enough signatures to force election

A spokesperson for the High Plains Patriots said Saturday they had verified enough petition signatures to force a special election on the city’s affordable housing plan. Kim Runyan, president of the citizens group, said 496 signatures from registered Clovis voters had been verified, with a few more hours left to go Saturday night. That’s 40 […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. May 25 an officer responded to a school in the 2000 block of Humphrey Road for a report of theft. A school administrator told the officer when she arrived at work, she noticed a cow statue that stood in […]

In tribute: Colleagues say judge was an asset to community

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Robert Orlik, who had been the 9th Judicial District’s fourth district judge since the judgeship was created in 2005, died May 28 of heart failure at Lubbock Heart Hospital. Those who worked with Robert Orlik said they could count on the longtime lawyer to be on the side of the law. “He was always very […]

Letters to the editor: Readers should do own research

Readers should do own research In Lonnie Leslie’s video posted on the CNJ website about Clovis’ Affordable Housing Plan (AHP), he makes the statement “(the Air Force) plan has been that they would have enough housing for the people in the lowest ranks and then they expect the higher ranks to live in Clovis and […]

Housing plan meets overall need

Since the Affordable Housing Plan and ordinance were adopted by the Clovis City Commission on May 5, there has been much discussion about the plan and what it will do for our community. Clovis’ Affordable Housing Plan is targeted toward residents earning up to 100 percent of Area Median Income ($46,300) and essential workforce who […]

Free speech also protects vulgar acts

Freedom New Mexico Shane Boor, 35, apparently has a low opinion of the police. As he drove to work in Colorado in April, he saw a state trooper who had pulled over a car. As Boor passed by, he flipped the trooper the bird. We all know it is unlawful to assault a police officer. […]