Tuesday morning briefing: Going postal, holiday fun and Gore gives up

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Postal meeting Mark your calendar for a U.S. Postal Service meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at Clovis Civic Center. Postal officials will present plans to close a regional mail handling facility in Clovis. They’re looking for public opinion. Holiday fun Winter Wonderland is 8 a.m. […]

Zias’ 100-point effort gives coach first win

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks ENMU senior Guard Tori Northcutt tries to work her way around Oklahoma Panhandle State sophomore guard Camille Washington Tuesday in second half action at Greyhound Arena. ENMU won By Larry Booker: FNM correspondent PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team needed nearly all of the 100 points […]

Tie gives Hounds LSC men’s soccer title

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU sophomore Jehmaine Brooks slides for the tackle on Incarnate Word’s Carlos Picado during Sunday’s Lone Star Conference men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. The teams played to a scoreless tie, which gave the Greyhounds the Lone Star Conference title. CNJ staff PORTALES — All things considered, a tie was […]

Mom gives greatest advice

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My friend Michelle tells the story of disciplining her littlest kid, Zeke. “It was bath time and he didn’t want to take one,” she said. “But I told him he had to so he turns to me and says, ‘Momma I don’t love you anymore!’ I wanted to laugh but […]

Parishioners take advantage of Friday night services

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Courtesy photo Pastor David Swann preaches during a service at Faith Christian Family Church. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff writer Adding a Friday night church service to the traditional Sunday worship has become a success for Faith Christian Family Church. The Friday night date night service gives an alternate time for worshipers and gives parents […]

Schools waiting for governor’s signature on education cut package

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Area schools are waiting for Gov. Bill Richardson to sign a package of measures that gives a less than 1 percent budget cut to public education. Clovis Municipal Schools leaders are collecting ideas and looking into ways of cutting corners without hurting education programs. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said nothing […]

“Foolishness” of the cross gives us hope

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Legions of angels. That’s how many Jesus said were at his disposal had he chosen not to be arrested, not to go to the cross. I suspect even one angel would have easily handled all the Roman soldiers in Jerusalem on that “Good” Friday. But the most conspicuous thing about […]

Proposed bill exempts seniors from jury duty

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The saying age has its privileges may find new meaning in New Mexico law. A bill passed by the state Senate Tuesday gives senior citizens 70 and older an automatic pass on jury duty. Introduced by Sen. Stuart Ingle, SB 112 gives citizens 70 and older a choice to […]

ENMU Gives Letter Jacket to Governor

Clovis grad gives spark for Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Vanessa O’Neal, left, gets into position to grab a rebound during the Zias’ practice Friday afternoon. O’Neal was a member of the 30-0 state champion Clovis girls basketball team in 2005. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico A jack of all trades and a master […]