Education column: Cafeteria staff deserves appreciation

What’s cookin’ at the Clovis Municipal Schools? Lots of breakfasts and lunches. Funny how school meals are one of those things we tend to take for granted. Around the time of World War I (1914-1917) school lunches began to be served to children in many of our larger cities as “nutrition scientists” started looking at […]

Program aims to keep kids in school

lrwfso-lrwfq2922actprog.pic2web.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Robin Coffey Officer Squatch, left, gets students ready to play basketball during an ACT assembly Wednesday at Zia. Robin Coffey Abolish Chronic Truancy (ACT) reaches out to kids with a message: Staying in school can open doors, and dropping out usually leads to roadblocks. At least that’s the message Ninth Judicial District […]

Going the extra mile(s)

lrwf1a-lrwev8922fundraiser2web.jpg

Zane Dalton: Courtesy photo Ryan Jackson, left, was one of the Kappa Sigma fraternity members who ran in the Run for the Heroes event in 2010 to raise money for the families of injured military personnel. He and his fraternity brothers will run again this weekend after raising twice as much money as last year. […]

Press release: Bingaman talks about president’s proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about the a variety of issues, including the President’s deficit reduction proposal and jobs package. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman092111m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman comments on the President’s economic growth and […]

Thursday morning briefing: Brunch, classical stuff and emancipation

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Sunday music There’s a Rick Hughes and Friends concert from noon-2 p.m. for Sunday brunch at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales. It’s free and open to the public. Information: 359-0857. Classical stuff Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting a solo performance by guest […]

Cameron downs Zias in four

lruy3r-lruy33921ziascameronvb11481.jpg

Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ENMU senior Jessica King, blocks a shot during Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference match against Cameron at Greyhound Arena. King finished with eight kills in the Zias’ four-game loss. Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Adrienne Lawson posted a double-double with 19 kills and 11 digs Tuesday night, leading Cameron to a 25-11, […]

Parks professionals to gather in Clovis

lrutix-lrutfr921parksandrec.jpg

Courtesy photo Nick Ogilvie showcases his artificial landscape work in Clovis. Ogilvie is one of the session speakers for the annual New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association conference. The conference starts Wednesday at the Clovis Civic Center. Benna Sayyed A host of parks and recreation professionals from New Mexico will gather this week at the […]

Redistricting plan would split Roosevelt County

lruruu-lrurtl921redistricting.jpg

Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune he state senate passed a redistricting proposal Monday that would separate parts of Portales, including a stretch of 18th Street, into the 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts. Roosevelt County currently belongs to the 3rd District, but the plan would move Causey, Dora, Floyd and Elida to the more conservative 2nd District. […]

Tiff arises over prisoner transport

lruo2o-lruo20masttmurray.jpg

By Robin Fornoff: FNM Content Editor Sheriff Matt Murray and Curry County administrators are locked in a struggle over who pays for transporting jail inmates for medical services. The political tiff bobbed to the surface briefly Tuesday when Commissioner Robert Sandoval questioned a $440 charge to Murray’s credit card on Aug. 10 for legal services […]

Conflict arises on veteran hiring

Executives from more than 20 companies traded ideas on hiring more military veterans in this tough economy, and easing their transition into civilian careers, during a special “Veterans Employment Summit” last week hosted by the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Before a single idea could be shared, however, executives watched uncomfortably for 10 minutes as their […]

Tragedy worse when manipulated

It was early in my sophomore year of high school. I wasn’t driving yet, but other classmates were. The whispers in first-period geometry were that fellow sophomore “Tiffany” hit a kid who ran in front of her car the previous night. The kid was OK, but Tiffany was visibly shaken. A few days later, I […]

Obama plan over-taxes wealthy

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama wants to correct government overspending by over-taxing. He is proposing a combination of cuts and tax increases, the latter accomplished by setting his sights on those earning $250,000 and up. We’ve heard Obama’s class warfare rhetoric before. That may be why the president deemed it necessary to deny the […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Military friendly, secret tour and Chief Joseph

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Military friendly Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I Jobs, a magazine devoted to helping military members make the transition to civilian life. This distinction makes ENMU among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and […]

Zias top Wayland in second OT

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior defender Emily Simon scored on a penalty kick early in the second overtime and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team stretched its unbeaten streak to five games Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Wayland Baptist at the ENMU pitch. Simon, who transferred from the University of New Mexico […]

Portales family named farm family of year

Freedom New Mexico A Portales family has been named “Farm Family of the Year” by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. Rick and Evelyn Ledbetter produced chile, cotton, alfalfa and corn silage, according to a news release from the ag department. Rick Ledbetter grew up on a farm in eastern New Mexico, and took out […]

Press release: Udall talks deficit reduction plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about President Obama’s deficit reduction plan. He also discussed his push to reinstate the Making Work Pay tax credit and theSenate’s effort to reauthorize Trade Adjustment Assistance this week. For the audio, click here. Below is a timeline of Senator Udall’s remarks: 00:00 – […]

LSC football roundup — Sept. 17

Compiled by LSC sports information staff Angelo State 20, Central Oklahoma 0 Dekkar Williams had an interception and a forced fumble to help lead Angelo State to its first shutout since 2002 in a 20-0 win over Central Oklahoma at San Angelo Stadium on Saturday. The Rams (3-0) forced four Bronchos’ turnovers, and limited UCO […]

Don’t be one of Job’s friends!

The Book of Job is the textbook on suffering. Open that Bible book and you’ll see an extraordinarily good man undergoing extraordinarily terrible affliction. He loses his family (except his wife, and keeping her might easily be counted among his afflictions), his wealth, and his health. He’s reduced to sitting on a pile of ashes, […]

Hounds keep unbeaten with tie

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men stayed unbeaten Monday with a 1-1 double overtime tie with visiting Wayland Baptist. Sophomore midfielder Luiz Buosi scored his second goal for ENMU (4-0-2) and senior goalkeeper Peter Horak made four saves in his first appearance of the season. The Pioneers (3-3-2) struck first when Jevaughn […]

Clovis man in custody after stabbing

CNJ staff A 57-year-old Clovis man is in police custody after police say he stabbed another man early Sunday morning. James Goodwin Jr. is charged with aggravated battery and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held in the Curry County Detention Center on a $6,000 cash-only bond. Gordon Pierce, 53, sustained at least one […]