CCC honor society stepping up activity

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Phi Theta Kappa members Joel Combs, left, Stacey Richter, second from left, and Misty Padilla, right, talk with an interested student Fanghsuan Huang, second from right, at a recent student orientation for the honor society. Liliana Castillo When Clovis Community College Phi Theta Kappa chapter’s faculty advisor J.R. Richter walked […]

Press release: Cannon AFB to Conduct Exercise Oct. 20 – 29

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.– Cannon will be conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise October 20 through October 29 and residents on or near the installation may notice increased activity, use of the public address system, and may hear sirens and/or simulated explosions. These types of exercises are vital to hone the skills of its Airmen […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Jokes, dorm life and activity groups

A good Wednesday morning, from wherever you’re browsing, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

Cannon to conduct exercises

CNJ staff Starting Saturday, Cannon Air Force Base will conduct an operational readiness. Residents on or near the base many notice increased activity and use of the public address system. Sirens and/or simulated explosions may also be heard. Cannon’s public affairs office said these types of exercises are vital to honing the skills of its […]

Residents cautioned to take steps against holiday burglary

CNJ staff Clovis police are cautioning residents to take extra care during the holidays to avoid becoming a victim of burglary and theft. Criminals target unlocked vehicles and homes in search of unsecured valuables, according to a press release. Gifts, firearms, wallets and purses are often stolen, particularly when they are left in vehicles parked […]

Education feature: Clovis library looks to lure adult readers

CNJ Staff Writer: Liliana Castillo Nadine Maben reads constantly. She sticks mainly to mysteries, which is why the adult summer reading program at the Clovis-Carver Public Library seemed like a perfect summer activity for her. The adult summer reading program is the first of it’s kind at the library. It focuses on getting adults to […]

Road trip reveals state of national economy

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The signs of a bad economy reveal themselves, to some extent, all around us. We have just made a cross country drive, New Mexico to Florida, and couldn’t help but be aware of what was going on, in terms of the economy, in different areas. Even Dallas, sometimes seen as […]

Believing in Father Christmas

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist This time of year has long meant pheasant hunting, an activity associated, for me, with the holiday season, regardless of whether or not any birds were brought home. Ironically and sadly, this year I will be unable to go. Thus we introduce the idea that the holidays are not usually […]

Expert: Identity theft increases during holidays

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CNJ Photo Illustration: Gabriel Monte Clovis Detective Sonny Smith said residents should shred junk mail and other documents containing personal information before throwing it out to protect their identities. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Identity theft happens year round but thieves strike more frequently during the holidays because of increased shopping activity, according to […]

Weekend full of local activities

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Courtesy photo For Tucumcari’s Centennial Celebration Max Gardner and Rex Rideout will perform songs from Jack Thorp’s 1908 cowboy song collection. Freedom New Mexico Take your pick. There is something for everyone’s taste from bucking broncos to cowboy poetry to contemporary music beginning Thursday at the Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. The long-weekend’s festivities begin with […]

Educators urge academic activity over summer break

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Juanita Calbert and Guadalupe Heredia, 6, count the dinosaurs in a book at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Calbert, Heredia’s case manager with TeamBuilders, said she brings the children to the library to read and play educational games on the compute By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Read, read, read. That’s what […]

PE puts students, education in good shape

Freedom New Mexico We hope the implementation of new physical education requirements in Texas’ public schools is a return to a more holistic approach to education, which has been shown to be better for students. Texas schools are now required to evaluate students’ physical fitness, and eventually implement moderate to rigorous exercise programs of 30 […]

Pet of the day: Fatty

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Name: Fatty. About: Fatty was a stray who adopted me about a year ago. His favorite activity is sleeping. He would eat anything until I started giving him cat food; now he refuses anything else. He weighs nearly 14 pounds. Owner: Sarah Meyer

Cash flow the key for solid business

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Having a profitable business means success — myth or fact? Before answering the question, it is important to understand the difference between cash flow and profitability. The leading cause of business failure is improper cash flow planning. In order to plan cash flow, a general understanding of accounting principals is needed, […]

Is your foundation made of rock or sand?

Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist In some of my early growing up years in Kansas City, Miss., mother often took Susie and me into the city to explore museums or to shop at Macy’s. Those excursions were recreational and educational. We would shop all morning and then at noon we would head to the nearest Katz […]

Outdoor activities most popular

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for favorite warm-weather activities. Some responses: “Nothing in this world makes me happier then being in one of my junk cars, running down the highway listening to ’60s music and hearing the rumble of the exhaust and feeling the warmth of the sun on my […]

This Christmas learn to be still

By Judy Brandon In the past I have always seemed to feel a pressure around the Christmas season to meet the Dec. 25 deadline. In the past, store advertisements and great sales have tempted me to act on that special price in order to purchase just the right gift for those certain people. Get-togethers, school […]

Clovis stories touch people near and far

From the editor’s desk Our newspaper receives numerous letters to the editor from far-away places that we never publish. We don’t have a specific policy against publishing such letters, but we could fill the Opinion page with them every day; we choose instead to offer regular columnists and reserve letter space for local writers with […]