One killed in fiery crash

Freedom New Mexico One man died in a fiery crash early Saturday morning near Clovis Municipal Airport. Family members identified the victim as Shane Sandoval of Clovis and began making funeral arrangements. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller declined to identify the victim until a positive identification could be determined with dental records. Waller estimated positive […]

Hounds hope to finish on positive note

Dave Wagner It’s been a rough season for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. Four consecutive games against NCAA Division II top 20 teams produced a four-game losing streak, then the Greyhounds couldn’t get their mojo going last Saturday and absorbed a 60-28 Lone Star Conference thumping at previously winless Texas A&M-Commerce. The Hounds […]

No such thing as leftover chili

Information on a new die cutting machine, making positive changes in our lives and selecting unfinished furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Sandy McCauley represents Accugraphic Sales Inc., and they make a machine called a Klic-N-Kut. She will demonstrate how the machine can cut vinyl […]

How you can be a positive sports parent

Jack Perconte Positive parenting in sports is a choice parents make that allows sports to be about kids and not about parents. Parents who are out to relive their playing careers through their kids are the source of a lot of negative parenting in sports. The choice to be positive is not easy because of […]

Positive thinking featured on program

Information on positive thinking and flower arranging will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Judi Moreo is a motivational speaker and an author, and she’s going to talk about her latest book titled “You Are More Than Enough,” and explain why we should associate with positive people, […]

Education column: Principal says positive school culture important to success

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Things are hopping at Marshall Middle School. Recent conversations with high-energy Principal Jay Brady and his staff revealed some proactively positive trends taking place at this school. Building a positive school culture is important to student success, according to Brady, as he discussed the importance of setting high standards both for academics as […]

Bond D will have positive impact

As presidents of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to outline the benefits of General Obligation Bond D in the Nov. 2 General Election, and why it makes sense to the citizens of Curry and Roosevelt counties. The cost of Bond D is very reasonable. The owner of a $100,000 assessed […]

Enhanced high school concussion rules positive move

After a particularly bad weekend for head injuries on the football field, Monday’s announcement by Texas’ University Interscholastic League regarding head injuries seems reasonable. The UIL, which governs extracurricular activities at Texas public schools, announced that any athlete who suffers a head injury cannot return to the activity on the same day, and must be […]

Farwell ordinance enforcement garners positive feedback

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CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Tim Martin, Farwell’s newest police officer, is on a mission to red-tag code violations in his community. The tags come with a 10-day deadline to correct issues before a citation is issued. Sharna Johnson Farwell’s newest police officer, Tim Martin, has been busy hanging red tags and issuing warnings in […]

Education column: New year should be approached with positive attitude

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools Summer’s whizzed past once again, and it’s time to begin another school year. I’ll be sharing what’s happening in our schools — elementary through secondary — during this upcoming year. Before we get started, however, we want to wish the previous author of this column, Penny Bailey, the very best […]

Our people: Sports fan

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Oscar Robinson of Portales enjoys sitting in his favorite chair and watching sports. Oscar Robinson is in his second term as the city councilman for Ward B. He said he ran again because he loves Portales and he can lend a positive outlook to the processes the city needs to […]

Cannon opens door to community

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tyson Light, 10, plays with a gun on the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter Saturday during Cannon Air Force Base’s open house. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Air Force participants and attendees to the 27th Special Operations Wing open house Saturday felt interaction between the base and surrounding communities was […]

Blood drive to be held in courthouse

CNJ staff The City of Clovis and Curry County are hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursday in the County Commission meeting room of the Curry County Courthouse. To schedule an appointment, which would take about an hour, contact Andrea at 763-6016, ext. 165. Blood types O-positive, O-negative and A-negative are […]

Education column: District’s principals positive force

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Tomorrow is the first day of the New Year… ready or not, change is here. So, when you hear something is going to ‘change’, what is the first emotion you feel? For me, it is usually tension. I am never too sure how this new change is going to […]

Breakdown of emissions talks positive

Freedom New Mexico Copenhagen’s 192-nation global warming negotiations were suspended Monday over disputes between rich and poor nations about how much each should reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and how much money developed nations, like the U.S., should pay developing countries, like China. The deadlock is bad news for global warming zealots, big-corporate profiteers and control-seeking […]

Blanket project keeps group positive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rosa Alomar, from left to right, Lucia Daniel, Donna Wilde and Jerri Miller, members of the Positive Expectations program, began making blankets about two months ago for women with children in Afghanistan. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis mothers are putting their hands to work to […]

Key cases will be notable for high court

Freedom New Mexico Positive news about newspapers is good news to us — and we’ve got a little to share. Since National Newspaper Week begins today, we celebrate those achievements with you, and offer our looking-forward view on the future of your newspapers. Newspapers have been published in Clovis and Portales for more than 100 […]

Newspapers’ relevance has never waned

Freedom New Mexico Positive news about newspapers is good news to us — and we’ve got a little to share. Since National Newspaper Week begins today, we celebrate those achievements with you, and offer our looking-forward view on the future of your newspapers. Newspapers have been published in Clovis and Portales for more than 100 […]

Elida grad elected state FFA president

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Courtesy of New Mexico State FFA Association Ryan Best was named the 2009-2010 state FFA president. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico As the new state FFA president, an Elida High School graduate is aiming to make a positive difference in others’ lives and go on to national FFA office. Ryan Best, Elida’s valedictorian this […]

Clovis mother charged after cocaine found in baby

Dona Ana authorities are holding a 37-year-old Clovis woman after her 10-month-old boy tested positive for cocaine. Las Cruces police say Cecelia Lynn Aranda was charged with one count of negligent child abuse Friday and is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond of $15,000. Police and the New […]