Religion calendar — Feb. 25

Saturday Matt’s Coffee House Interdenominational Jam Session Concert — 7 p.m., second Saturday of the month, First United Methodist Church, open to the public to perform and watch, free refreshments provided. To perform, contact Vyanne Bradley at 760-4071 or 742-3389 or Matt Carter at 799-2696. The Right to Life Committee of New Mexico’s 34th Educational […]

We should clear our hearts before judging

Judy Brandon I am somewhat “hooked” on the channel HGTV. I like to sit down and watch several of the shows. I like the shows about first time home buyers and House Hunters and House Hunters International. I also enjoy watching “Design on a Dime” as Candice Olson takes an outdated and cluttered living area […]

a view from under the pew: a night s dark deep hole

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. a night s dark deep hole boss i may have told you thisbut […]

Tornado siren set off by accident

CNJ staff Human error led to the sounding of tornado sirens in Clovis just before 1 a.m. Thursday. The alarm that sounded was the one intended to serve as the routine system test that takes place weekly at 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to Deputy Police Chief Mike Ingram. Ingram said when the test time was […]

How dare you?! Who do you think you are?

How dare you?!” That was the indignant question the pompous religious authorities put to Jesus after he wove his now-famous whip of cords and drove the animal-sellers and money-changers out of the Temple. “Show us a miraculous sign,” they demanded, “to prove that you have the authority to do what you’ve done here today!” When […]

Loving can be costly, but it’s worth the price

Loving can be hard. Just look in John 11. We’re told, “Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.” (11:5). A lot of loving is going on in this chapter! Love is a wonderful thing, but if we think loving is easy, well, that’s rarely true, and it’s certainly not the case here. If […]

Saudi man charged with plotting terrorist attack

LUBBOCK — A young college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas purchased explosive chemicals over the Internet as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said […]

Press release: $46 million for low income communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that Finance New Mexico will receive $46 million to support job creation and investments from the private-sector in economically distressed communities across the state. The $46 million comes through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program under the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial […]

Hounds get past Javelinas, close in on LSC tourney berth

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior guard Stefan Mirabal had four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points Wednesday night and Eastern New Mexico University’s men closed in on a Lone Star Conference tournament berth with an 86-77 LSC South victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Greyhounds (13-12, 8-5 South) remained in a three-way tie for […]

Clay, Herrin lead Zias past Kingsville

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Cat Clay scored a season-high 23 points, hitting seven consecutive 3-point shots in one stretch, and junior forward Precious Herrin had 24 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women ended a seven-game losing streak with a 75-61 Lone Star Conference South Division victory […]

Ticket feature: Alpaca farm hosting open farm day

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Courtesy photo Windrush Alpacas in Clovis will hold a free open farm day March 12 providing tours and educational demonstrations for visitors. Freedom New Mexico Windrush Alpacas is hosting an open farm day March 12 to give people a chance to learn more about alpacas. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the second Saturday of […]

Organizers say they’re pleased with Ag Expo turnout

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan John Baker of Friona carries his Australian kelpie puppy into the ring during the working dog clinic Wednesday at the New Mexico Ag Expo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Baker said he comes to the expo every year. Argen Duncan The New Mexico Ag Expo ended Wednesday with an average […]

KENW exploring Spanish broadcast channel

Freedom New Mexico Portales based KENW-TV is exploring the possibilities of broadcasting a third standard definition channel in Spanish in the next few years. “We have been in discussions with veme.tv to broadcast their satellite programing to our area,” said KENW Director of Broadcasting Duane Ryan. Ryan said adding the Spanish channel to the KENW […]

Education column: Technology prepares students for future success

Why is technology important to education? When you think about it, our students of today have never lived in a world without the Internet. Computers have always been around during their lifetimes. We’ve heard the various statistics about how the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not even exist in 2004, and that we’re […]

Grant would provide money for music media technology course

Liliana Castillo Clovis High School could begin a music media technology course next year with nearly a $5,000 grant from the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation. CHS Gifted and Talented teacher and basketball coach Corey Pickett wrote the curriculum for the class after his students talked about a music editing program called Garage Band. “The […]

Parents, students may have conflicting tax filings

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Community College business and administration instructor Jan Bradburn, right, helps CCC second-year student Tiffany Wylie of Clovis prepare her income tax forms. In her first year of preparing taxes, Bradburn said “the service is provided by CCC to the community for free.” Sharna Johnson Parents are advised to talk […]

Clovis man sentenced to life in prison for second time

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to life in prison for the second time after receiving a retrial for the 2006 shooting death of a 19-year-old man. Robert Macias received the sentence Wednesday, the maximum allowed on charges of first-degree murder in the death of Wilfred Salas Jr. Macias was convicted in 2007, […]

Thursday morning briefing: Remembering the Alamo, and trade talk

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

Letters to the editor: Blame lies with elected officials

Blame lies with elected officials I just watched the news and I have a few questions for you folks who are smarter than myself. Why is it that an illegal alien needs a valid drivers license? Answer: To get the free benefits that America has to offer. Why was this law that allows the illegal […]

California may be next for backlash

Freedom New Mexico The near-anarchy that swept Greece last year hasn’t come yet to the United States, but there are similarities. As in Greece, thousands of workers who rely on taxpayers for their livelihoods have poured into Wisconsin streets to protest. Similarly, they protest entirely reasonable and necessary economies proposed by their government to ward […]