Report: Escaped inmates had key

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo There is no indication the eight inmates who escaped last month from the Curry County Adult Detention Center received inside help from jail staff, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Inmates who escaped from the Curry County jail last month may have gained freedom with […]

Pearce visits Clovis, addresses key issues

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Courtesty photo U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the upcoming retirement of Pete Domenici. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is in his third term representing New Mexico’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives. It is also his final term, as he is running for the […]

Planning key in dealing with disaster

By Ken De Los Santos: CNJ Guest Columnist While the tornado of 2007 remains fresh on our minds, I would like to ask, “Are you prepared for another?” With severe weather, you can never let your guard down. The main purpose of this article is to educate on preparation for any type of disaster.There are […]

Three Smithsonian exhibits scheduled

ENMU Hosting Smithsonian Exhibit “Local Flavor Day” on March 9 PORTALES–The Smithsonian Exhibit, Key Ingredients: America by Food, will host “Local Flavor Day” from 1:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 in Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building Ballroom.   The day will consist of several presentations about local ingredients with food samples.  Some of the […]

Smithsonian exhibit opens at ENMU

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Chocolate grenades and aprons from various decades dating back to the 1940s were just a few of the things visitors experienced at the opening ceremonies of “Key Ingredients, America By Food,” Saturday. The traveling Smithsonian Institute exhibit, currently calling Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library home, celebrates food and […]

It’s Their Business: Jack’s Key Shop

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Name: Jack’s Key Shop Location: 3916 N. Prince What they do: They make duplicate keys and change lock combinations. They also carry and install commercial burglar alarms and monitor them 24/7. The store also carries padlocks. How long in business: 30 years. Who’s in charge: Roy and Lavelya Doris Employees: Two Hours: Monday through Friday, […]

Military action not always best terror defense

By Freedom Newspapers Any discussion of a threat estimate from the vaunted U.S. intelligence community must begin with an acknowledgment that U.S. intelligence often, perhaps more often than not, has gotten things wrong. Even before the failure to “connect the dots” prior to 9/11 and the “slam dunk” on Saddam’s supposed WMDs, U.S. intelligence missed […]

It’s their business: A-Key Storage and Clovis File Management

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: A-Key Storage and Clovis File Management Locations: 2121 E. Llano Estacado Boulevard and 2220 N. Ross St. What they do: A-Key Storage is climate-controlled self-storage. Its Clovis File Management division provides business record storage and management. Who’s in charge: Bill Mitchell and Ric Justus are owners. Spencer Odom […]

Internet age brings new problems

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I have to admit my 80-year-old dad, who is a retired engineer, is more computer savvy than I am. He, of course, remembers the days when computers were machines that took up an entire room, and had to be “talked to” in special languages. It was my dad, in fact, […]

Student profile: Ouellette

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Sarah Ouellette is a Clovis Christian School senior. She is the daughter of Roy and Christy Ouellette. Extra-curricular activities: Drama and art Hobbies: I love NASCAR, old musicals, movies, tap dance, MySpace, playing card games, cooking, reading the Bible, shopping and making people laugh. Future plans: Get married and […]

Flying tattered flag no sign of freedom

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were driving around Clovis last Saturday, checking out yard sales, when something caught my eye. I won’t say where … it could be a house, it could be a business … but I saw the flag of the United States of America, literally […]

Zias gut out win over Commerce

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ENMU sophomore guard Erika Cook drives the right baseline past Texas A&M-Commerce’s Kanani Marshal in the second half of Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Playing shorthanded, Eastern New Mexico’s women did what was necessary. Junior guard Ashley Sutton hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from […]

Balancing life can mean compromise

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist An article in the September issue of Latina magazine caught my eye, “The Perfectly (Un) Balanced Life” which asks, “Who says we mujeres must have a perfectly made bed while making it to the top?” This stopped me in my tracks because, well, I’m a woman who usually leaves home […]

Football begins today for Texas squads

By Dave Wagner Muleshoe football coach David Wood is glad the football season is here. Wood, in his 10th year as the Mules’ football coach, underwent treatment for a form of leukemia in the spring. He’s ready to get back on the field today with the start of practice for Texas high schools. New Mexico […]

Author of life will have last word

By Curtis Shelburne Recently my younger brother Jim and I walked among the headstones dotting the small country cemetery nestled near the Edith Community a little over eight miles outside of Robert Lee, Texas. Well-kept but absolutely blending in with their surroundings, the headstones had grown up where once only mesquite trees and prickly pears […]

Fort Sumner, Grady have eyes on title

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Farwell’s Danielle Cargile, right, saves the ball inbounds past Lazbuddie’s Chelsee Nichols during the second half of their game earlier this month in Farwell. Farwell defeated Lazbuddie 51-41. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Fort Sumner girls captured the state Class 1A track and field title last spring. The […]

Sometimes even officers ‘duff’ it

By Ned Cantwell There are any number of obscure words and phrases associated with the game of golf, a pastime that involves otherwise intelligent people forking over 50 or 60 bucks to a guy who lets them walk on his grass while swinging a stick, an activity you can do pretty much for free at […]

Kerry should offer support for gun rights

Freedom Editorial P resumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry has amassed perhaps the most liberal voting record in the Senate, as Republican campaign ads will repeatedly remind voters during the campaign season. Yet Sen. Kerry could potentially win the election by going to the right on at least one important constitutional issue: the right to keep […]

National League capsules

The Associated Press Capsules of National League teams, in order of finish last year: EAST Atlanta Braves 2003: 101-61, 1st place. Manager: Bobby Cox (18th season). He’s Here: RF J.D. Drew, INF Russell Branyan, RHP Antonio Alfonseca, LHP Armando Almanza, LHP C.J. Nitkowski, RHP Tim Drew, RHP Chuck Smith. He’s Outta Here: RHP Greg Maddux, […]

And He Was Gathered to His People

By Curtis Shelburne “And He Was Gathered to His People” My wife has been collecting and displaying some old family photographs. She’s been after me for awhile now to scan a small old photograph of my maternal grandparents that has long sat on a shelf in my office. And I just did. I knew that […]