Education digest —

Executive director of personnel hired The Clovis Municipal Schools has hired Kerry Parker as the new executive director of personnel, according to a news release. Rhonda Roberts, who previously held the position, has retired. Parker previously served as the principal of a technical high school in Connecticut and as an assistant principal and principal in […]

Police investigate death in Muleshoe

Freedom New Mexico Police are investigating the killing of a 42-year-old Muleshoe man Friday morning. Muleshoe police responded around 7 a.m. (CDT) to a call of an assault at 1802 W. American Blvd. in Muleshoe. They found Benny Martinez Sr. dead inside his residence, according to Muleshoe police Lt. Benny Parker. Parker declined to comment […]

Group plans mission trip to Asia

By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Sasha Parker and Casey O’Connor know their mission trip this month to China and Vietnam will be life-changing. The Eastern New Mexico University freshmen, both 19, said they also expect the experience to increase their faith and deepen their relationships with God. “I know God’s going to change me […]

Aristotle and Peter Parker

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Names: Aristotle and Peter Parker, hermit crabs Story: Originally, there were Aristotle and Socrates. They were both small hermit crabs. Well, when hermit crabs need to grow, they bury themselves and molt. While molting, according to everything I’ve read, the old skin smells really good. (The crab is supposed to eat it after the molt […]

Narcotics checkpoint results in five arrests

CNJ staff During a multi-agency narcotics checkpoint on Wednesday, 15 vehicles were searched and five arrests were made for narcotics violations. An unspecified amount of citations were also issued, mainly for no insurance and registration, said Roosevent County Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Set up on U.S. 70 near Elida, the checkpoint netted three arrests for […]

Counties try to curb copper caper

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Freedom Newspapers: Casey Peacock Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office officials say sprinklers such as this one located on NM 88, are the target of theft. Thieves are stripping them of copper wire, which they sell at recycling companies. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt and Curry County law enforcement officials are joining forces to combat the […]

District judge putting down gavel

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CNJ file photo Joe Parker, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, regrets having to leave the legal world. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers District Judge Joe Parker has resigned his position, effective today, citing an ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. Though it may seem like a sudden announcement, Parker said it was a very difficult decision […]

Portales man charged with cattle theft

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A 29-year-old Portales man was arrested last week and charged with cattle theft, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office. Christopher Neil Gay, 29, stole five heifers and a calf a month ago from a ranch on N.M. 267 near Floyd, according to police. Police located […]

Portales falls short in title game

By Eric Butler: Freedom correspondent FARMINGTON — Portales’ softball team had been having its merry way against opposing pitching in its first three games while the Rams advanced to the Class 3A title game for the first time in school history. All that hitting, running, sliding and, most importantly, scoring came to an abrupt end […]

Club Awards

Plains Regional Medical Center Plains Regional Medical Center held its annual awards luncheon March 20 at Holiday Inn, attended by 68 auxilians and Hoyt Skabelund, hospital administrator; Liz Crouch, chief operating officer and chief nurse officer, and Jim Peters, auxiliary state president. Ramona Parker gave the introduction and Joy Melton the invocation, with the welcome […]