Udall: Country ‘moving in the right direction’

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., hosted a 90-minute town hall meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center on Thursday. By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun TUCUMCARI — This was no political pep rally. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., had to answer some tough questions on Thursday as he hosted a 90-minute […]

Tyranny marked by silenced dissent

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist When people voice fear of the American government, they are often accused of being irrational or paranoid. But there are good reasons not to dismiss such concerns under current circumstances. When society is considered a collective, those who see themselves as its leaders can quite easily slip into a mode […]

Patience key word in school shopping

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I decided to homeschool my kids again this year, but I also feel the back-to-school frenzy that sweeps Wal-Mart aisles across the country, if only because I buy supplies that school children use for the kids’ curriculum, co-ops and various classes. Like many other adults across the country, I get […]

Commentaries not always needed

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist We country girls don’t often get a chance to go to the beauty shop, or any other of those places that provide personal nice looks (and smells) assistance. Awhile back I finally got tired of looking like a homeless hag, and went to one of those joints. They cut and […]

Clovis golfer second in Sun Country event

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Raquel Anaya of Clovis finished second in Wednesday’s Sun Country PGA Section Junior Golf Tour event at the University of New Mexico’s North Course in Albuquerque. Anaya shot a two-day, 18-hole total of 130 in the 7 to 8-year-old division behind Amanda Portillo of El Paso, who shot a 106. Sun […]

Health revamp begins with office cleanup

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama has appointed a worthy, even inspirational woman to be the country’s next surgeon general. Dr. Regina Benjamin founded the Bayou La Batre rural health clinic to serve an Alabama fishing village of 2,500. She has a refreshingly old-fashioned approach to her work, treating any and all patients regardless of […]

Justification of Iraq invasion yet to be seen

Freedom New Mexico As of July 1, all U.S. troops in Iraq were scheduled to have moved out of Iraqi cities, and most of them had done so. Those remaining in cities will serve as advisers and support resources for Iraqi security forces, who now have responsibility for maintaining a modicum of order in that […]

American spirit of independence still thrives

Freedom New Mexico Independence Day weekend is a good time not only for hot dogs and fireworks, but to reflect for a moment on what makes this country unique, the qualities that enabled it to become in some ways the most successful country in history, and to contemplate the extent to which those qualities still […]

Education feature: Ready to step into leadership

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ryan Strong of Clovis,14, is hoping his second youth leadership conference in Boston will be as life-changing as the first in Washington, D.C. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ryan Strong divides his life into three sections. Before his first Congressional Youth Leadership Council conference, during, and after. Strong, who […]

Dairy Fest to feature No.-1 hit country singer

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File photo The fourth annual Dairy Fest, complete with a Sammy Kershaw country concert, starts 5 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Special Events Center. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico This year’s Dairy Fest is featuring a No. 1-hit country singer and, for the first time, a mechanical-bull, on top of cheeseburgers, dairy foods, […]

Iranians seeking justice in streets inspires hope

Freedom New Mexico It is almost impossible not to be inspired and inspirited by the sight of brave protesters in Iran filling the streets of Tehran with their strategically silent pleas to have their votes counted and their dignity respected by the cruel regime that rules that beleaguered country. They represent a voice for something […]

Financial advice found in guide

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks The Military Families Money and Mobility handbooks are available at the Airman and Family Readiness Center which is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at Building 1802. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico At the end of a long, distinguished career in the military, those in the service […]

E-file: Billy Walker got start in Clovis

Even those well-versed in the rich music history of Clovis are sometimes unaware of a country singer named Billy Walker and his connection to the city. Walker had 37 Top 40 country chart hits between 1954 and 1975,

National debt needs attention

With all the issues causing Americans to look at the financial health of our country, here’s something that should worry us all: I ran across a short Internet movie: “I.O.U.S.A” (www.iousathemovie.com). As you can guess, the film deals with the federal debt and even takes you back through history, detailing America’s debt levels. As of […]

Merchants see little effect from country of origin labels

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Almost two months into the use of Country of Origin Labeling for a variety of raw foods, producers and stores are seeing small effects. March 16, federally mandated rules went into effect to require that numerous foods must be labeled with country of origin. Included on the list are […]

Country kids make most of toys

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Country kids’ games and toys in the old days were creative —

Being ‘dazzled’ has consequences

Some city people talk about country folks as if they “fell off a turnip truck.” I hate to admit it, but I’m thinking maybe they have a point — in certain situations. When I was 12, my 15-year old city-raised cousin, Leela, spent the summer with my family. She was totally grown up — and […]

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Udall: Indian country youth suicide rates demand attention, help

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., participated in a hearing to examine the overwhelming frequency of youth suicide in Indian Country. The rate of suicide among American Indian and Alaskan Native population is 70 percent higher than the general United States population, with the incidence of youth suicides reaching epidemic proportions. New Mexico, which has […]

Editorial: Given freedom, Americans will be able to thrive

President Barack Obama offered not only candor about the problems this country faces, but a sense of hope and confidence about America’s ability to come back stronger and more prosperous than ever. Whether the program outlined in Tuesday’s speech before Congress will do it or whether the country will recover more in spite of what […]