Brothers move mother to hometown cemetery

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Photo provided by Steve Patton Brothers Steve Patton, left, and Gordon Patton make preparations to bury their mother, Bill Ward Patton, on Saturday at Hope Cemetery. The brothers moved their mother, who died seven years ago, to the cemetery to honor her dying wish to be buried next to her father. Kevin Wilson Seven years […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Out of town, today’s odd date and enjoy the view

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Thursday morning briefing: Breakfast date, winter break and snow threats

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Wait ‘til next year Eastern New Mexico University is closing for winter break at 5 p.m. today and will resume classes Jan. 3, according to information from the university. The spring semester begins Jan. 18. Currently enrolled students can register any time at www.enmu.edu […]

Company manager: Overpass on schedule for November completion

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Hull Street Overpass is scheduled for completion in the first week of November. It has been closed since June 2008 for safety reasons. CNJ staff A manager for the company rebuilding the Hull Street Overpass said a November completion date is on the agenda. “The process is going well,” […]

ENMU cancels baseball games

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has canceled a pair of games Monday and Tuesday against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Although the games could be rescheduled at a later date, nothing has been announced at this point.

2-19 Religion calendar

Today Friday night date night — 6 p.m. Sunday morning service presented on Friday night with free childcare until 9:45 p.m. Information: 762-7751 Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400 Interdenominational concert — 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Admission is free. To perform or for […]

Two charged in drug bust

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Sunday September 20, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Officers with the Portales Police Department, and members of the Region 5 Drug Task Force conducted a Narcotics search warrant in the 1000 block of West University. During execution of the search warrant three subjects were detained at the […]

Sheriff, Portales Police bust drug house

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Thursday September 24, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Officers with the Portales Police Department conducted a Narcotics search warrant in the 500 block of East 1st Street. Prior to the search warrant the Region 5 Drug Task Force received information concerning the distribution of marijuana at […]

Student heads to Italy for arm wrestling championship

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Ashley Romero and her Husband Pete Romero are headed to Italy where she will compete in the 31st World Arm Wrestling Championships. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico When Ashley Romero was young, her father told her never to date a guy she could beat at arm wrestling. That didn’t […]

Press Release: Drug probe yields theft charges

Deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dustin Nelson, 31, of Clovis New Mexico, on Wednesday July 01, 2009 for Receiving Stolen Property during a follow-up investigation. Initially Deputies responded to Oasis State Park to locate a male subject who attempted to purchase marijuana from an off duty Portales Police Officer who was at […]

Each soldier’s sacrifice always admirable

Freedom New Mexico Sentiment exists for changing the day Memorial Day is observed back to the traditional date of May 30 — it was changed in 1968 to the last Monday in May to give us another three-day weekend. Ironically, May 30 was chosen as the date in 1866 to celebrate Decoration Day, when the […]

Armed robbery reported at hotel

Clovis police are searching for a man

USDA responds to producer concerns by extending sign-up date for DCP and ACRE programs

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Brenda Archuleta, Acting Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in New Mexico announced today that USDA has extended the sign-up deadline from June 1, to Aug. 14, 2009, for both the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the forthcoming Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. This action extends the sign-up deadline […]

Thank God for the moments of our lives

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Did you see the guy making the rounds on the morning TV shows recently who could remember what happened on almost any given date? Toss out a month, day, and year, and he’d fire back with uncanny accuracy a list of the major events and news headlines for that particular […]

Thank God for the moments of our lives

By Curtis K. Shelburne Did you see the guy making the rounds on the morning TV shows recently who could remember what happened on almost any given date? Toss out a month, day, and year, and he’d fire back with uncanny accuracy a list of the major events and news headlines for that particular date. […]

United Way still short of goal

CNJ staff With two days left until the deadline to accept donations, United Way is more than $130,000 from reaching its fundraising goal for Curry and Roosevelt counties. According to a press release, just over $488,000 has been pledged to date by individuals and businesses. The goal is $627,000. United Way funds are used to […]

DTV switch better in private sector’s hands

Freedom New Mexico If you watch TV for more than a few minutes a day, you have probably seen ads and public service announcements about the Feb. 17 changeover from analog to digital television broadcasting. During the other transition, several officials of the incoming Obama administration have suggested pushing back the transition date three months, […]

Homicide arrest

Release Date: 1/22/2009 (For Immediate Release)Incident Type: – Murder Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect Aaron Quinones For The Murder Of Victim Elizabeth McAdams On December 20, 2008 In Clovis – Accused Arrested Today At the Curry County Adult Detention Center Where Being Held On Other Felony Charges From 2004 Arson of Local Car Dealership Contact […]

America’s Most Wanted air date changed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer

Slaying trial set for September

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son in January 2007 faces a September trial date. Teresa Gilman, 25, was ruled competent to stand trial in February and indicted Feb. 27 for child abuse resulting in death, according to court records. Her trial date has been set for […]