Friends arrive when unexpected

I was at a meeting recently where the subject was friendship. Much talk ensued about real vs. fake friends, acquaintances vs. friends, and other such roundabout conversation that never really got to the point. Later, I remembered a story my father told that taught me the true meaning of friendship. It also helps explain the […]

Portales native helps separate conjoined twins

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Courtesy photo Angel and Alex Mendoza were joined facing each other from the nipples through the pelvis. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico

Baskett helps Eagles win opener with 90-yard TD

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught a 90-yard touchdown pass Sunday to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the St. Louis Rams 38-3. Pinned at their own 8 with less than two minutes left in the first half, the Eagles seemed content to run out the clock after two short runs. Then Quarterback […]

Pair helps save choking infant

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base’s Technical Sergeant Charles Derflinger, left, and Clovis police officer Mike Reeves vie for 10-month-old Eva Saiz’s attention. Derflinger and Reeves helped saved the toddler when she started choking on a hair clip. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Eva Saiz’ attention was torn between two men […]

Business feature: Firm helps companies increase productivity

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A unique state-subsidized consulting firm says it can help local businesses increase the bottom line. New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership consults with existing small- and medium-sized manufacturing businesses on how to increase productivity and efficiency through a series of educational classes and seminars. Clovis Industrial Development Corp. business recruiter […]

Training helps airmen become physician assistants

By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals, 27th SOW Public Affairs Is it possible to receive medical training to become a physician assistant and become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force at the same time? For one airman at Cannon Air Force Base, not only is it possible, it’s now a reality. Airman 1st Class […]

Zoo animals keep it cool

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Alpacas sport a new hairdo Thursday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Zookeeper Mark Yanotti said the pair were sheared recently to remove their heavy winter wool. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Shade, misters, dipping pools and extreme hair cuts are but a few of the ways Hillcrest Park Zoo helps […]

Use of creative means helps battle inflation

Freedom New Mexico Be an inflation warrior, not a price victim. Free yourself by taking control and living smart. Be a strong American, not an easy mark. Here are a few tips: Buy lots of shelf-stable and non-perishable foods to stock up the shelves, pantries and deep freezes. Not because the world’s ending, but to […]

Speed helps Zias in sweep

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University’s Tawna Lei Tagaloa narrowly misses the tag on a Texas Woman’s runner during the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Laura Thompson made her speed pay off Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University junior center fielder and leadoff hitter […]

You’re anonymous, or you’re not

By Kevin Wilson The Internet helps me make friends, but it’s helped me keep so many more. People move for jobs, school, or family reasons, and I’m one mouse click away from keeping the friendship going. Likewise, the Internet helps my friends keep up with me. There is Friend Type A, who reads every column […]

Military service may be difficut, but not in vain

By Wendy Franklin December 7th is here, and each one of us should take a moment to reflect and give thanks to those of our grandfather’s generation who served America during the second World War. Especially those of us fortunate enough to be a part of today’s military. We all endure hardships today, but not […]

A helping hand from ‘Pa-Pa’

Ted Mudgett, a retired Tech Sgt. has raised more than $5,000 to support welfare efforts for troops in Iraq on rest and relaxation in Qatar. Greg Allen Retired Airman garners local support, helps granddaughter help troops Air Force Capt. Joy Tredway’s job of running Army Morale Welfare and Recreation sites in Qatar and 26 other […]

Proverbs 31 holds answer to successful mother

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist This time last year I wrote a Mother’s Day column that received several comments. For those who mentioned it as one of your favorites, I am offering it again with some new insights. How do we describe a successful wife and mother? Is she a CEO, an accountant, doctor, business […]

Federal agency helps disabled purchase homes

Ralph Gallagher’s lifetime dream was to own a home, said Tammy Lewis, executive director of Alliance Behavioral Health Services, a private, for-profit agency that helps the developmentally disabled. A long-time client of mental health service providers, Gallagher never earned enough money to pay a mortgage, she noted. This is where Clovis Secton 8 Homeownership Program […]