Children share God’s love through signs, song

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Courtesty photo Members of the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home Clown/Mime Troupe prepare for a recent ministry event. The troupe is available for ministry opportunities at churches, schools and other locations. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The last names of children and teenagers in this story were not disclosed for privacy reasons. […]

Republican candidates share conservative, education platforms

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, remembers the late 1970s, and a meeting for the Curry County Republican Party was three people. He was much happier at Tuesday’s Republican candidate forum at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, with 17 speakers representing 10 races. But he knows there’s work ahead. “I think Republicans […]

Auditor: Funds investigation complete

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer State Auditor Hector Balderas said Monday he has completed his audit of 2007 Curry County fair funds and plans to share it with county officials this week. In February, county officials requested the state audit 2007 fair funds accounts in an effort to find up to $11,000 in unaccounted […]

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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 […]

Share your memories

We’re planning ahead – at least thinking about planning ahead – and starting to compile content for the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d […]

Sixth baby draws criticism

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist I had two miscarriages after my first daughter was born. Although they were early in the pregnancy, I felt a deep sense of loss and despair for the babies I lost, and it took me a long time to recover and move forward. I hated having to tell everyone that […]

Business Digest: Call center gets magazine award

CNJ staff Clovis’ newest call center, American Medical Alert Corp., has been named among “America’s 200 Best Small Companies” in the October 2007 issue of Forbes magazine. According to the issue, AMAC ranks 129th overall and 39th in the listing for five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth. To determine the “200 Best Small Companies,” Forbes […]

Gifted and Talented students exhibit projects

Students from the Zia and Highland Gifted and Talented Program exhibited their independent projects at the student showcase at Zia Elementary School at the end of the school year, according to a schools news release. Students chose their topics of study and also decided on one product or more about which to share their information, […]

General Motors’ job cuts painful but necessary

Freedom Newspapers The United Auto Workers’ top two officials held a news conference recently blasting General Motors’ decision to slash 30,000 jobs and close nine manufacturing plants in North America. “(The) action by General Motors is not only extremely disappointing, unfair and unfortunate, it is devastating to many thousands of workers, their families and communities,” […]

Cutback decision necessary, healthy part of business

Freedom Newspapers One of the common responses to news that General Motors is slashing its work force by 25,000 — bringing it down to about 125,000 blue-collar and white-collar workers — is that GM is a victim of foreign competition. Published reports suggest that Toyota, whose market share is growing rapidly even as GM’s plummets, […]

Tucumcari wants smaller share of pipeline cost

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers LOGAN — Now that Tucumcari has reduced its projected water needs by two-thirds, it wants to see its costs related to the Ute Pipeline Project reduced accordingly. Tucumcari currently is scheduled to pay one-fourth of the costs of a proposed project that would pipe water from the Ute Reservoir near […]

Honorary chairs say fear of the unknown toughest part of cancer

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Minutes after regaining consciousness, one thought ran through Russell Muffley’s head — had his surgery been successful? The answer he had been hoping for wasn’t what he heard. “It was the lowest point. I waited and waited and waited for the doctor to come in and then he did. […]

Burlington Northern unsure if expansion will include Clovis

Staff and Wire Reports FORT WORTH, Texas — Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. said profit rose nearly 25 percent in the April-June period on record shipments and higher prices, and they will hire 2,300 new employees this year to handle anticipated growth. Burlington Northern officials have not decided where those employees will work […]

Officials warn time running out on Ute project

By Darrel Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Local officials told an interim committee of the State Legislature on Wednesday morning that any further delays in building the Ute Water pipeline will hike costs by about $3 million per year. Total capital and enhancement costs for the proposed Ute Water system are now at $310.2 million, […]

It’s Good To Be Under God’s Blanket

By Curtis K. Shelburne Because I just had a new book come out (the first in a series entitled Wing Whispers), and because the powers that be at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., happen to like my publisher, my wife and I got to go to the Pepperdine Bible Lectures a week or two ago […]

House bill bad news for military spouses

Tom Philpott: Military Update The Department of Defense says it does not support imposing new limits on the number of years that former spouses can receive court-awarded shares of military retirement. Such limits are at the heart of the Uniformed Services Divorce Equity bill (HR 1111), introduced by Rep. Cass Ballenger, R-N.C., to better protect […]

Combat vets share their stories with students

Reporter’s Notebook Clovis High School teachers invited 11 local veterans ranging from World War II to the current war in Iraq to the school on Thursday to share their combat experiences. “One of the questions the students asked was has (Korean War veteran Bob Simmons) had any nightmares, and he said his only nightmares are […]

Clovis mayor wants Tucumcari to share Ute water

By Michelle Seeber Unless Tucumcari is willing to give up part of the water it has reserved at Ute Lake, chances are good the Eastern New Mexico Pipeline Project will fail, Clovis Mayor David Lansford said. But Tucumcari officials do not want to give up their excess share of water, Lansford told the Clovis City […]

How truly blessed are you?

Clyde Davis What are the aspects of your life which cause you to feel gratitude? When you take something for granted, how do you get past that feeling and remember how truly blessed you are? Is there more to this approaching holiday than stuffed turkey, pumpkin pie and football? Many people in diverse cultures have […]