Strong mayor system offers checks, balances

Some on the Colorado Springs, Colo., City Council are openly confused about their roles under the executive-mayor form of government. The issue arose several times two weeks ago as councilors marked up Mayor Steve Bach’s proposed budget. Tensions had arisen weeks earlier, after Bach unilaterally fired Police Chief Richard Myers and then eliminated red-light ticketing […]

Social Security delays only scare tactic

Freedom New Mexico Anxious senior-citizen readers may be worrying that their Social Security checks might be held up by the wrangling over raising the federal debt ceiling. It’s worth clearing up that misconception and some others. Republican leaders in the House of Representatives are trying to line up enough GOP votes to pass a budget […]

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: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Game choice, game checks and the end of a war

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week From our own Jenna Zamie’s search of cyberspace for the best games out there. Game: Crysis 2 Genre: First-person shooter System: PC, 360, PS3 What is it? A big, bold sequel offers an eerie vision of a city under […]

Dairies work to keep milk antibiotic-free

Argen Duncan While people may worry about overexposure to antibiotics, local dairy industry representatives say a system of safety checks keep those substances out of milk produced in the area. “Most antibiotics in the dairy industry are used in a very cautious manner, and there are several reasons for that caution,” said dairy owner Alva […]

Press release: Seniors to receive $250 checks to help close prescription costs

Aug. 14 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon July 30 an officer responded to lobby of the police department for a report of embezzlement. A woman said an employee at her Main Street business had taken money from the store. The woman said two customers brought her canceled […]

Commit to be reasonable Nov. 4

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Monday morning was pretty much the routine. A bowl of cereal more suited for my future children, a quick viewing of TV news and a visit to the Internet for my e-mail and social networking site checks. Add disappointment to the routine. A MySpace bulletin from a college […]

Bingaman participates in economic stimulus hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today participated in a Senate Finance Committee hearing to discuss what actions should be taken to stimulate the economy.             Bingaman is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which will write the Senate’s version of a stimulus package.  At the hearing, Senators discussed the need to pass a […]

Nov. 25, 1918

Clovis National Bank, First National Bank and Citizens Bank of Clovis advised readers to keep an eye on their account balances because many merchants were complaining to the banks about having their checks turned down with notations of “Insufficient funds.” … A.S. Beck returned from a visit to Chillicothe, Texas, were he visited on business. […]

New phase of paying

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Credit, debit and gift cards are changing the way people pay while simultaneously increasing profit margins for businesses. (MCT Illustration) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When the tuition bill rolls around each semester at Eastern New Mexico University, Roma Vivas throws down her Discover card even though she has the money on hand. Several […]

Local Roundup: Steel business funds embezzled

By CNJ Staff The owner of a Clovis steel business reported Friday more than $20,000 was embezzled from company accounts since January, according to police reports. Brandon Reid of Steelworks told police a former employee had written and cashed several checks between January and August. The expenditures were unrelated to company business, the report said. […]

‘Check’ yourself to be safe

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksLinda Davis, vice president and cashier at Portales National Bank, displays some of the counterfeit checks she has received this year. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Tearing up a check made out in your name for thousands of dollars would be a hard thing for most people to do. Tearing it […]

July 16 Senior Menus

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.— Dance, music by Deseo. Attendees are asked to bring food. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.—Sopapilla luncheon. Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — […]

Senior Menus 7/9

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Shopping and lunch; 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Board of directors meeting; 11 a.m. — Monthly senior meeting, refreshments to follow. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; […]

May 28, 2006 Senior Menus

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. Refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m.. — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. — Spanish Bingo (Loteria); 2 p.m. — Refreshments. Friday: […]

5/21 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. —Dance. (Music by Grupo Deseo) Please bring food. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.. — Fun walk; 12 p.m. — Luncheon. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. […]

5/14 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 11 a.m. — Sopapilla Luncheon. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. Refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m.. — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

5/7 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Senior center board of directors meeting; 11 a.m. — Senior membership meeting; noon — Refreshments. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood […]