Late TDs lifts Cats to victory

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Morris Sharp celebrates after scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s New Mexico Premier League playoff game at Leon Williams Stadium. Sharp fell on a loose ball on the kickoff with 5:27 left to seal the Curry County Cats’ 13-6 win. Kevin Wilson Morris Sharp wasn’t sure what his opportunity was […]

Clovis man arrested for possession of burglary tools

CNJ staff A Clovis man was arrested for possession of burglary tools early Tuesday morning in Portales, according to Portales police. Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said an officer found a Suburban sitting outside a business on U.S. 70 about 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. The officer thought he saw someone get out of the car. When the […]

Food at the speed of life: Fine-tune recipe to own tastes

Freedom New Mexico publisher Ray Sullivan recently passed along a quick dinner recipe: Mix one package of albacore tuna in water with mayonnaise, garlic pepper, sweet basil and paprika, to taste. Slice two bagels in half from side to side. Cover each bagel half with 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices of high-quality, sharp or extra sharp […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Sing out loud, sharp knives and an act of defiance

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Joyful noise Three Eastern New Mexico University groups are set to perform a holiday concert Friday and they need you. The Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers and University Singers perform at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the Mainstage of the University Theatre Center. Audience […]

Diamond Sharp airmen honored

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USAF photo: Greg Allen 1st Sgt. David Becraft, 16th Special Operations Squadron, far right, and 1st Sgt. Sheronne King, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, flank Cannon Air Force Base, Diamond Sharp Airmen Sept. 3 at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility. Second from left, Airmen 1st Class Daryle Borque, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, […]

On the shelves — June 6

The following books are available at: Portales Public Library Brain: The Complete Mind: How It Develops, How It Works, and How To Keep It Sharp by Michael S. Sweeney In nine thoroughly researched chapters, Brain demonstrates the complex operations that it takes to make us fully human, from how the nervous system develops in the […]

Diamond Sharp airmen recognized

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Evelyn Chavez Col. Stephen Clark, far left, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Bill Turner, far right, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief, stand with Diamond Sharp winners following the Diamond Sharp Breakfast on Jan. 19. Second from left are: Senior Airman Mitchell Schacher, 27th Special Operations Aircraft […]

Diamond Sharp award winners announced

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz From left, Col. Stephen Clark, left, 27th Special Operations Wing commander presents Airman 1st Class Sarah Klasnich, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, Airman 1st Class Jon Petry, 27th Special Operations Wing Command Post, Airman 1st Class Timothy Williams, 27 Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, and […]

May 15 Honors

Diamond Sharp awards were presented to the following Cannon airmen at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility on May 8:• Staff Sgt. Jessica Mattes, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, • Senior Airman Billy Hepworth, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, • Airman 1st Class Thomas Manyvong, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron• Airman 1st Class […]

April 30 Education digest

Two Clovis students selected for scholarship Texico High School student Jaryse Harris and Clovis High School student Morris Sharp were two of 44 high school seniors from across New Mexico

March 22, 2009 Honors

Sharp Air Force Airman Ryan C. Sharp graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Tonya Points of Clovis. The airman is a 2006 graduate of Clovis High School.

March 6, Honors

February’s Diamond Sharp Award winners were: • Senior Airman Lester Powell, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron • Airman 1st Class Michael Sheppard, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Airman 1st Class Jacob Tackett, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron. The airmen received their awards on Feb. 27 at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility for […]

Feb. 6 Honors

Diamond Sharp Award winners for the month of January were: • Airman 1st Class Ivy Jackson, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Airman 1st Class Andrew McClellan, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Staff Sgt. Crystal Fabian, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron. The airmen received their awards on Jan. 30 at the […]

Diamond Sharp winners announced

USAF photo: Elizabeth Merchant Airman 1st Class Lucas Shepherd, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, left, Senior Airman Ashley Newton, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron, center, and Airman 1st Class Albert Simonik, 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron, display their Diamond Sharp awards at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility on Dec. 19. Diamond Sharp awards […]

Oct. 31 Honors

Diamond Sharp award winners The following airmen were recognized as Diamond Sharp award winners on Oct. 24. The Diamond Sharp award recognizes airmen who set an example for others to follow. • Staff Sgt. Scott Labonte, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron • Airman First Class Kevin Burger, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • […]

Girls head for Hoop Shoot super-regional

CNJ staff Two local girls have come through three rounds of the Elks-sponsored Hoop Shoot free throw contest and are headed to the Dallas area this weekend for super-regional competition. Niki Cordova, a 13-year-old student at Yucca Middle School, is competing in the girls age 12-13 division while 11-year-old Carrie Sharp, a student at Bella […]

Juvenile inmate recaptured during hospital visit

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A teen who escaped from police custody Saturday by crawling into the ceiling while awaiting medical treatment at Plains Regional Medical Center was recaptured about an hour later with the help of hospital staff, according to police. Alerted to his whereabouts after the youth fell through the ceiling tiles, […]

Retailers: Returns, exchanges ordinary for season

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The Master’s book-store owner Tammy Garner, right, helps Tammy Jacobs of Melrose exchange a Bible on Monday at the book store in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Stores were bogged down Monday with returns and exchanges of gifts gone awry, as anticipated by those in the retail industry. The […]

Students bring Christmas to needy

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Isaiah Willmot, 4, right, opens as present as his brother Elighio Rodriguez, 7, watches during an early Christmas party for five children from the Lighthouse Mission Thursday at a home in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Mikayle Moore hugged her new dolls, however, the boxes the presents came in […]

Easing of airline restrictions dose of common sense

Freedom Newspapers Milton Friedman once said “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” Although there are no, or at least very few, absolutes in the world, this one comes pretty close. Absent any built-in sunset provisions, government programs, rules and regulations continue long after they’ve served their purpose. With that in mind, we […]