Detentions sign of overzealous government

Freedom Newspapers Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan of Buena Park, Calif., said his arrest and detention for two years in federal custody came from the “paranoia” of an overzealous government in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We’re not qualified to make psychiatric diagnoses, but his detention at Terminal Island in San Pedro, Calif., for two years […]

July 2, 2006 Honors

ENMU-Roswell Tammie J. Broome of Melrose, Amanda M. Fogerson of Clovis, Taris R. Pond of Grady and Mary Jo Scroggins of Clovis were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the 2006 spring semester. Richardson The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Cargill Community Scholarship Program scholarship to Lori Richardson of […]

Clovis graduate FFA leader

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Cole Andes of Clovis was elected vice president of the state branch of the National FFA Organization. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He envisions himself as a game warden or an agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. But for now he is reveling in his appointment as the […]

Officials: Four hospital administrators relieved of duties

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The administrative staff at Plains Regional Medical Center was downsized Thursday, according to PRMC officials. Four administrators were relieved of their duties effective next week, PRMC spokesperson Tayloria Grant said Friday in a phone interview. Director of patient care services Joan Martin, director of radiology and assistant administrator Mike […]

5/7 Honors

Mansell Lindsay Mansell of Fort Sumner was one of 39 New Mexico teens and young adults honored for their community service work at the annual Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Awards ceremony. The awards are given annually by New Mexico Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization advocating for policies to improve the health and well-being of […]

Main Street programs hope for downtown revival

By Marlena Hartz The quaint, red bricks that pave Clovis’s Main Street are at odds with other parts of the downtown district. Available parking is sparse and obstructs traffic, with spots for vehicles laid at an angle. Minimal lighting, in the form of utilitarian lampposts, bathes tiny portions of the district at night, leaving blocks […]

Decision reminder government funds come with strings

Freedom Newspapers Despite all the legal analysis in Chief Justice John Roberts’ 21-page opinion, announced Monday, in Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights (FAIR), it’s hard to resist the notion that it comes down to this: He who pays the piper calls the tune. When the military decided early in the Clinton administration […]

Reporter’s notebook: High Plains Soccer wins Hyundai

Portales resident Robert W. Pierce is getting a kick out of driving a brand new Hyundai Santa Fe. Pierce, regional referee coordinator for the American Youth Soccer Organization, is one of several board members who was awarded the use of the sport utility vehicle. Region 319 High Plains Soccer was the winner of a contest […]

Teen dinner theater helps raise money for ultrasound machine

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Lincoln Nelson, left, is held up by Ryan Beaman, right, and David Brosseau during a rehearsal of a scene from Jim R. Potter’s “The Lions of Trodheim.” By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Hope, for a group of Clovis teenagers, is an ultrasound machine. The pro-life teens believe the device can persuade women not to […]

Holding funds only way to fix United Nations

Freedom Newspapers Yet another report is due this week evaluating the performance of the United Nations, the international body plagued by scandal over the misuse of funds related to the Iraq oil-for-food program, which was designed to provide humanitarian assistance during the U.N.’s economic sanctions against the former Saddam Hussein regime. Instead, the program diverted […]