Quilt festival starts today

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Garland Stockard hangs up a quilt Tuesday afternoon in the Portales Memorial Building as he and several others prepare for the High Plains Quilt Festival, which will take place Thursday through Saturday and will include quilting classes, a luncheon, quilt viewings and more. Alisa Boswell The sixth annual High Plains […]

Rain expected through 10 a.m.

Widespread rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue across eastern New Mexico through 10 a.m. today, according to a news release from Clovis Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos. The release said most areas will receive “a few hundredths to one quarter inch” of rain. Some areas could see half an inch of rain, […]

Cannon, first responders protect our freedom

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil in our nation’s history. Victims numbered 2,753 in the World Trade Center, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority, and eight private emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Another 184 people were killed in the […]

Today’s discourse lacks tact

“If you liberals keep gettin’ your way – we’re all gonna hear one big loud flush. The sound of the U.S. of A. goin’ straight down the terlet.” — Archie Bunker

Friday morning briefing: Book bargains, getting hooked and cash machines

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Book bargains A used book sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The sale is being conducted by the Friends of the Library. Big fish A chance to get hook at the annual Biggest Catfish Challenge […]

Party lines Facebook of my time

They called them party lines way back when. Today when I mention a party line most people under 40 would think I was talking about one of those 1-900 numbers where women talk dirty to you. Occasio-nally someone on the party line would talk dirty to you but it was just because you were interrupting […]

Mowrer selected as new district judge

Governor Susana Martinez announced today that she has appointed Donna Mowrer of Portales to serve as a judge for the Ninth Judicial District Court. Mowrer currently serves as Deputy District Attorney for the Ninth Judicial District and has held a number of roles as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office since joining in 2001.

Ticket feature: Old Timer Days begin today in Melrose

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File photo One of the many floats in past parades at the annual Melrose Old Timers Days celebration. Activities start today with judging for the Most Attractive Yard and the annual parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Freedom New Mexico A parade, a car show and reunions are all in the works for the Melrose […]

Jesus can be found in books other than Bible

Curtis Shelburne Oh, my aching back! I knew it would hurt today. I spent too much time yesterday on a bar stool. Oh, you thought . . . No, I was sitting on a stool at the “bar” in our kitchen. I like to work there, but my back doesn’t like it when I do. […]

Monday morning briefing: Traffic reports and The Babe’s debut

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Traffic reports The New Mexico Department of Transportation weekly traffic report is available online or by telephone. Notifications are posted as they reported to the NMDOT which can be found on their road advisory www.nmroads.com or by calling 511. Meetings watch The Portales Municipal […]

Freedom comes with limitations

The week leading up to Independence Day made it glaringly obvious to me that few people today really know what freedom means. Sure, they know and use the word, but it is something like the word relativity to them: Something they have heard of and that they might think they understand because of how others […]

Conference geared toward promoting employment of people with disabilities

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson From left, Eastern Plains Council of Governments Information Technology Manager David Brown, Josh Pando of the state’s risk management division and Pat White of the state’s Commission for the Blind plan for Tuesday’s Focusing on Abilities conference at Eastern New Mexico University. Alisa Boswell The Eastern Plains Council of Government […]

No regrets after wedding

By noon 29 years ago today I had begun to feel the heat. By 4 p.m. I was sweatin’ bullets. Yeah, it’s my wedding anniversary today and while June 12, 1982, was hot, it wasn’t the reason I was sweating. After I got the proposal part out of the way the previous year, I was […]

Gross receipts tax election polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today

Kevin Wilson Today is election day for an ordinance that would increase Clovis’ gross receipts tax to pay for the city’s share of the Ute Water Project. Voting runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ordinance 1953-2011 would impose a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase (25 cents per $100 spent on taxable items), for […]

Club notes — April 24

Clovis Quilters Club The regular monthly meeting of the Clovis Quilters met with 14 members in attendance April 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Church. President Amy Armenta welcomed two guests, Glenda Belcher, Curry County Extension homemaker and Janet Sprague. Quineil Roark presented a very interesting program highlighting quilting implements and tools of yesteryear and those […]

Civic Center celebrating anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis Civic Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary today. There will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 4 p.m.-6 p.m. reception and a 4:45 p.m. program. The celebration is open to the public. Information: 935-5000.

Thursday morning briefing: Free lawyers, a video game and attending to your mule

Good morning and hold on to your hat. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph are expected today. And, here’s just what you’ve been waiting for this blustery day… The Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Free lawyers When’s the last time you talked to a lawyer for free? That’s the promise — free legal advice […]

Hall of Honor inductees remember time at Clovis High

Liliana Castillo Each year, the Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Association chooses five people to induct into the Hall of Honor. The awards go to Clovis High School graduates based on achievement in their realm of business. Graduates are chosen because their strengths of character and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge […]

Education digest — March 31

Lectureship, film festival begin today Eastern New Mexico University will host the annual High Plains Film Festival in conjuction with the 35th Jack Williamson Lectureship series beginning today, according to a news release. The events will take place today through Saturday. For more information and lectureship luncheon reservations, call 562-2315 or e-mail Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu. For information […]

Press release: Woman sentenced for embezzling accounts of ENMRSH clients

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that Dawn Lebow, age 45, was found guilty today of 23-counts of Forgery and sentenced to spend the next four (4) years in the New Mexico State Penitentiary. Also at today’s sentencing, Lebow provided the court with $60,000 in restitution for the victims of her […]