Tuesday morning briefing: Rodeo, volleyball camp and Tyson’s fall

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Rodeo The High Plains Junior Rodeo finals start today, all day, at the Curry County Events Center. Website of the day The revised Dora Consolidated Schools 2011-2012 calendar and elementary school supply list are available at http://www.doraschools.com/. Volleyball Kindergarten through eighth-grade students can participate […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. Feb. 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Gidding Street for a report of a domestic in progress. A man told dispatch a female at the home cut him with a utility knife. Officers […]

Pajama fashion statement not for me

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were getting out of the car at the supermarket the other day when a young woman caught my eye. Her attire grabbed my attention: Pink pajama bottoms with white bunnies on them, pink fuzzy slippers and a t-shirt that read “GREAT PLACES TO SAY %$&*.” When […]

June 14 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: May 27 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a domestic dispute. A man with blood on his shirt met the officer outside and said his baby was bleeding. Ambulance personnel arrived and treated the baby for an injury to its mouth and lip. […]

Local Roundup: Thief escapes store with $25

By CNJ STAFF A thief escaped from a local convenience store Thursday with $25 in change and a piece of his shirt missing, torn by a clerk trying to stop him, according to a police report. A clerk at the Allsup’s North Prince Street store told police around 4 a.m. a man walked around the […]

Locals join cyber support movement

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Normally she’s all about cancer prevention and fund-raising, but a local woman has decided to join in a national show of support for American troops. Dorothy Nelson, American Cancer Society representative for eastern New Mexico, said beginning today she will don a red shirt on Fridays. “I think the […]

Political criticism shouldn’t be silenced

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist I am not cynical enough. Surely those who do not suffer this deficiency have already read conspiracy into the controversy over two shirts last week on Capitol Hill. But my ability to do likewise is impaired by a need to believe my elected leaders are not total horse’s patoots. Partial […]

Most-prized possessions record life stories

David Stevens My brother in San Antonio sent an e-mail last week about relatives heading for his house to escape the wrath of Hurricane Rita. He was amused by the possessions they were planning to bring with them, including frozen food and old tax returns. So after you knew the family and pets were safe, […]

Internet hunting shameful practice

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist New Mexico has the darker side of the wild, wild west in a headlock with her stubborn refusal to outlaw the barbarian practice of drugging chickens, strapping razors to their claws and letting them fight to death under the guise of sport. Cockfighting it’s called. Could anything be dumber? Well, […]

Cross is symbol of life, hope

By Curtis Shelburne Picture, if you will, a young man, a very decent sort, but a young fellow who wants to assert his individuality a bit, along with his right to dress as he wishes. He pokes good-natured fun at his stodgy ol’ dad, a businessman who regularly boards airplanes and flies to meetings with […]

Empty stocking: Tuesday, Nov. 30

Today’s focus: Sonya Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “My boyfriend is on commission and last year we did not have much of a Christmas because of the weather not letting him work. We didn’t even make enough to pay bills.” Her holiday hopes: “I hope we could give our kids a Christmas this […]

Empty Stocking: Nov. 26, 2004

Today’s focus: Sheila Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “ I am asking for help because I really need it. I don’t have money to give my kids a good Christmas. I know that I can’t do it for them, and I don’t want them to go without because of me.” Her holiday hopes: […]

There’s nothing like the day after

Mike Linn Call me a scam artist, if you will. But one of the main reasons I love Christmas is the day-after sale, when I take back all my presents and get two for one. That’s right. The day after Christmas, many stores have 50-percent off sales. So I take back the fancy shirt my […]