Tax aid offered to low income, senior citizens

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Silvia Macias, left, of Clovis has her taxes prepared Thursday by volunteer Ann Sweat of AARP tax aide at Roy Walker Recreation Center. This was Macias’ first time using the free service and Sweat has been a volunteer tax preparer for four years. Tonjia Rolan Low income and senior citizens […]

Affordable Housing Plan defeated

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Brad Heath of Clovis signs in to vote at Precinct 18 while precinct clerk Pat Moody assists at Zia Elementary School during the affordable housing referendum Tuesday. Heath brought along his son, Brad Heath, 8, to provide him a lesson on his civic duty to vote. Sharna Johnson The mood […]

Ethnic fair returns

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CNJ file photo Cash Brown of Houston gets his vehicle ready for last year’s Ethnic Fair car show. Brown has brought a car to the show since 2003. The Ethnic Fair is scheduled for Saturday on Main Street in Clovis. Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s about ethnicity, no doubt. But it’s also about entertainment […]

Pair returns to Baptist Children’s Home as house parents

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Tara Naranjo trains Sundae at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. She and her husband, Mark, work at the home, where both were members of the horse drill team as youth and where Mark grew up from age 12. Argen Duncan In a corral at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]

Columnist follows signs, returns to writing

By Grant McGee: Local columnist In August 2008 I wrote what I thought was my last column for Freedom New Mexico. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise … I’m back. I never said I’d never be back. I closed my last column with simply, “That’s it … for now.” There were a number of reasons I stopped […]

Pro rodeo rider returns home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico’s L.J. Jenkins ropes his bull before participating in Thursday’s Pioneer Days rodeo. Jenkins, 20, received a score of 87 for his ride. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Monetarily speaking, L.J. Jenkins really didn’t need to participate at the Pioneer Days rodeo on Thursday night, even if bull riding is […]

Grady friend returns for graduation

From Freedom New Mexico correspondent Martha Hardwick:

May 12, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: How I Met Your Mother Where: CBS When: 7:30 p.m. What it’s about: Britney Spears returns as Abby, who is now dating Barney, and the pair, realizing how much they currently dislike Ted, decide to flaunt their romance in front of him at the bar. Barney, however, goes a bit overboard and does something […]

Power returns to Portales

Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning.

Tax help volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help provide free tax help for simple returns to low and moderate income families and for senior citizens. Volunteers must want to learn about tax filing and be willing to work at least 20 hours per week from February through April. Volunteers will be trained and certified in January. Tax help […]