Hounds still on postseason bubble with split

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson West Texas A&M catcher Kevin Els lays down the tag on a sliding Seth Clabaugh in the fourth inning of the opener in Friday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds claimed a 5-4 win in the game. CNJ staff A split with West Texas A&M has Eastern New Mexico University […]

Rep. Luj

Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Coaching candidate says Hounds need to win right away

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Andrew Helton is one of three finals for the job. He’s been assistant coach at Division I South Alabama the last two seasons. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Tom Izzo was never a collegiate head coach before he came to Michigan State, and he led the Spartans to a national championship. Andrew Helton doesn’t […]

U.S., Mexico collaboration right step

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s recent meeting with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Patricia Espinosa appears to have borne sweet fruit. Since their meeting the two countries have formed a joint working group to make immigration easier. The group will work to make immigration easier and safer, starting with improving the documentation […]

County officials find gross receipts taxes inconsistent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Numbers may not lie, but right now they apparently aren’t telling anybody anything either. Officials say gross receipts tax revenues, which not only line coffers of local government but also serve as an indicator of consumer spending, have been inconsistent in recent months. December’s 12 percent drop in gross […]

Men can’t seem to pick and choose

My father-in-law and my husband bought a hundred head of cows one year. It was a partnership deal, but when we unloaded them at the ranch they decided to split them fifty-fifty and each partner put his own brand on his half. It was early spring, so some of the cows had babies, others were […]

Contentment can be found in God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist No one ever gets it exactly right, but the right kind of contentment is a precious thing. The quickest way to discombobulate contentment is to analyze it to death, but maybe it can bear a little discussion. Contentment and happiness are almost twin sisters—conjoined twins, I’d say, sharing vital […]

Medical services cost somebody

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist A welfare or positive right is something that can only be protected by coercing others to provide it. Consider the right to health care. This supposed right can only be honored by making health-care professionals provide services for those who have need for it. In contrast, a negative […]

July 25, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon July 16 an animal control officer took a report of an animal bite at the shelter. A volunteer said a finger on her right hand was bitten by a Dalmatian. She said she was photographing the dog for the shelter […]

Environmental fanatics have grip on leaders

Freedom New Mexico Forget the religious right. It doesn’t control elections anymore. It has been replaced by a new political ecumenism:

Legal ads best left untouched by government

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps local newspapers and local governments should come to an agreement in which each party says to the other: We reserve the right to take issue with how you do your job, but we’ll stop short of actually trying to do your job. This proposition comes to mind because of efforts across […]

Could this be right?

Blogger Alvin Petty answers the question, “Was Jesus ever mistaken?”

Cooking school teaches diabetics and families to eat right, exercise

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Freedom New Mexico: Helena Rodriguez (Left to right) Dolly Salas of Portales, Rosemary Nance of Clovis and Jodi Fulton of Portales sample some food made during Kitchen Creations Cooking School for Diabetics and Their Families at ENMU in Portales. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Janelle Newberry of Portales doesn’t have diabetes, but her 3-year-old […]

Critic job indeed an acquired taste

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist In a former life, I was a restaurant critic. Yum! Sounds like an appetizing job, right? Well, this was not always the case. I eventually discovered that one man’s chicken is another man’s tuna. What I really mean is, one reporter’s good restaurant experience one day can be one editor’s […]

Parents deserve choice

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I had never heard of home schooling before moving to the U.S. In Italy there is no such right. The state decides how, where and what children need to learn. School programs are the same for the whole country. I believe that home schooling is a great alternative for parents. […]

Hounds finish 3-1 at Permian Basin

CNJ staff MIDLAND, Texas — Junior right-hander Tyler Doughty scattered five hits over six innings and Eastern New Mexico University held off Howard Payne 6-4 Saturday for its third consecutive win in the season-opening UT-Permian Basin Classic baseball tournament. The host Falcons, though, kept the Greyhounds from a perfect weekend, scoring seven runs in the […]

Jan. 31 – Look Ma, I’m a binder.

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eleven-year-olds Brianna Jimenez, top left, and Trisha Gartner, top right, roll Maria Mata, bottom left, and Danielle Chafer, bottom right, away from each other as the group demonstrates a lever. The group of four decided to act out a binder as a lever because it’s something they use often for […]

Garcia hopes to keep playing

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico After doing so for Clovis High School and Texas Tech, Joey Garcia is hoping for one more chance to make a big play. “My mom has always taught me, ‘Don’t let anybody outwork you,’” Garcia said. “Right now, I’m working really hard.” Garcia, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound strong safety, has […]

a view from under the pew: the sudoku maze

By Gary Mitchell: Local columnist boss i m swearing off numbers for the rest of my little mousy life i m sure by now you ve heard about my most recent escapade when i happened to stumble into a sudoku maze it s the latest craze says freddy flea to me says who says me […]

Ethanol plans withdrawn

Click on the link to read the CDIC release on ConAgra’s decision to withdraw Clovis plans. Ethanol release