Infant CPR classes being offered

CNJ staff The American Red Cross and with Plains Regional Medical Center are offering monthly infant and child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. The classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants and children up to about age 8. Classes will be held on the fourth Saturday of every month […]

ENMUs Mitchell preseason All-American choice

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University cornerback Rodney Mitchell has been selected an NCAA Division II preseason All-American by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., will be a senior at ENMU this fall. He was one of two Lone Star Conference players chosen for Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports […]

Press release: Infant, child CPR classes offered

The American Red Cross together with Presbyterian Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis and the generous support of United Way of Eastern New Mexico is offering monthly Infant & Child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. Red Cross Infant/Child CPR classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants & and children […]

Memorial Day services planned across region

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Memorial Day observances are planned across the region to honor fallen soldiers. Among organizations planning ceremonies Monday in Portales are the American Legion Post 31 in Portales, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters from Portales and Clovis and Sons of the Confederate Veterans. American Legion Post 31 Commander Joe […]

Clovis woman wins pageant

Kimberly Parmenter of Clovis won the elite award at the American Beauties Plus Pageant in Roswell, Ga., according to a news release. The competition included individual panel interviews, which counted for 50 percent of the score; dressy sportswear 20 percent of the score; evening gown 20 percent of the score; on-stage question 10 percent of […]

Water officials holding conservation workshop

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the city is conscientious in maintaining its parks and grounds, using the minimal water needed to keep things green and be conservative at the same time. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Water officials are holding a community workshop Monday to talk with residents […]

First car memories still fresh

By Kar Terry: Local columnist As a red-blooded American male I have no problem recalling the vehicles I’ve owned in my lifetime. Recently, as a part of an exercise in a Bible study, the class was asked to tell everyone what vehicle they first drove. The guys all quickly named off their first car, some […]

New Mexico American Water manager defends company

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer New Mexico American Water General Manager Kathy Wright says criticism of her company has reached a level of unfairness. During a Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday night, Wright defended her company and its role in the community to commissioners tasked with deciding if the city should withdraw from a […]

Commission passes resolution blasting state water decision

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Curry County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday opposing a recent decision by the state to grant emergency combined water rights to New Mexico American Water. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Discontent is swirling around an emergency authorization granted to New Mexico American Water after it said it couldn’t […]

Letter to the editor: Hard work is the American way

Hard work is the American way After reading Karen Black’s letter in the March 30 CNJ regarding the health care bill, it is apparent that ignorance of the truth is still bliss. She should be outraged, not overjoyed, that this travesty ever made its way into law. Not to worry, I’m here to help her […]

Calls oppose cigarette tax hike

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican As its done in previous years, a major tobacco company is running a phone bank to urge New Mexicans to tell legislators to vote against raising cigarette taxes. A spokesman for Altria, parent company of Phillip Morris, said Monday that such calls are supposed to go only […]

Country music has origins in American roots

By Don McAlavy: County historian In the beginning of the 20th Century the mere idea of an American Music Canon did not exist. The American scholars and music people looked to Europe where classical music thrived and folk music was standardized. One hundred years later, American roots music and what came of it — pop […]

Paint rehab won’t thwart terror attacks

Freedom New Mexico Chile is on the way to becoming the first Latin American nation to move to “developed country” status from “developing country” status, especially in light of the recent invitation to join the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. It has moved from a debtor nation to a creditor nation and its poverty […]

American Legion hosting community dinner

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis American Legion Post 25 is throwing a free pre-holiday dinner Saturday and it’s open to anyone. “This is for everybody in Clovis,” said Philip Duran, Post 25 member. Duran said Post 25 has prepared this meal for everyone, not just Legion members and their families. This dinner is part of […]

Right to private property recognized

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist There was a bit of good news recently from New York state, that bastion of modern liberalism and American statism! As The New York Times reported Dec. 4, “In a 3-to-2 decision, a panel of the Appellate Division of (NY) State Supreme Court in Manhattan annulled the state’s […]

Press Release: Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society will mark its 34th Great American Smokeout

Letter to the editor: Government’s inabilities proven

Government’s inabilities proven I am a concerned American. I am dissatisfied with our government. I don’t like the large deficit spending of our taxes. Our government has bankrupted Medicare, Social Security, and now they want to give away more of our taxes by taking over private industry health care in exchange for government health care […]

Admiration for Kennedy immeasurable

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died Tuesday night at 77 after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, was one of the remarkable political characters of American political history. As the youngest child of a remarkable political dynasty, he overcame tragedy, an early reputation as a political lightweight, his own personal demons and sometime […]

Conservation is key for Ogallala

By Kathy Wright and Evan Jacobs: Guest columnists In the coming weeks New Mexico American Water is expanding our annual conservation campaign to discuss the water supply challenges we face and opportunities we have to secure a reliable supply of water to ensure that Clovis and all of eastern New Mexico thrives in the coming […]

American 9-10s stay alive at state

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis American All-Stars stayed alive in state 9-10 Little League competition Saturday, using two big innings to turn back Taos 12-7 in a losers bracket game. American, which lost to Carlsbad Shorthorn 6-4 on Friday, erased a 4-2 deficit with a five-run third, then pulled away with four […]