Sending troops not best way to end violence

Freedom New Mexico Texas Gov. Rick Perry got a few tongues wagging recently when he said that if he were president, he would consider sending U.S. troops into Mexico to battle drug cartels. Stumping in Manchester, N.H., for the Republican presidential nomination, Perry said Mexico’s drug war was like the situation in Colombia, where the […]

Caprock Quilters sew on memories

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Cardenas Amy Armenta irons a star-patterned quilt at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center on Feb. 19. She is a member of Operation Home Front Quilts, an organization that sends quilts to families of fallen servicemembers. Since April 2004, Cannon’s group has made and donated nearly 600 quilts. By Airman 1s […]

ENMU sending care packages to troops

Courtesy photo: ENMU Eastern New Mexico University student James Golden (left) and Nikki Howard executive secretary of Academic Affairs help fill care boxes for military members in Iraq and Afghanistan. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Eastern New Mexico University has been collecting donations of different items to send to troops over in Afghanistan and Iraq […]

Sending troops to Afghanistan wrong solution

Freedom New Mexico During the political campaign President Obama repeatedly said

Time to celebrate

Clovis Christian School will be celebrating its new building at 2000 Humphrey with a ribbon cutting on Friday. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. • • • Roger Clemens, his former trainer and steroids are dominating the sports-page headlines today. Here’s a news flash: Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Baseball spring training update […]

Baseball’s back

Roger Clemens, his former trainer and steroids are dominating the sports-page headlines today. Here’s a news flash: Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Baseball spring training update • • • We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and […]

Politics as usual

Wondering why Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed the Senate’s capital outlay bill on Wednesday night? State Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, is convinced it’s because he wants lawmakers to approve his health-care package, despite the governor’s denial. “What he’s doing is he’s sending us a message,” she said in a telephone interview. “He has certain things he’d […]

Clovis mom determined to do her part

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Bess Kline displays some of the items she sends to the troops in Iraq. (Staff photo: David Irvin) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Foot powder, eye drops, soap, sunscreen, candy — so goes Bess Kline’s shopping list. It is somewhat unusual because it is intended for a group of soldiers, stationed outside of Baghdad, […]