Resident credits longevity to picking cotton, avoiding doctors

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Courtesy photo Grace Helen Bowen at age 18. Benna Sayyed Grace Helen Bowen is nonchalant about turning 100 years old today. “Turning 100? I don’t feel anything one way or another. It’s just another birthday, just another day on the calendar. How do you feel about yours?” said Bowen with a sweet smile. Bowen’s health […]

Friday morning briefing: Turning up the heat, free lunch and ride ‘em sponsors

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.Turning up the heat The New Mexico Gas Company has set up $1 million dollar fund to deal with claims filed by customers who have had broken pipes, property damage and business interruption because of weather-related outages. The number is 1-888-NM-GAS-CO.Ride ‘em sponsors The Clovis/Curry […]

GOP turning against war in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico The tipping point in public support for America’s war in Afghanistan may end up being a statement earlier this month by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. He blurted out that the war in Afghanistan was “a war of Obama’s choosing” and “not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted […]

Votes show tide turning against Dems

Freedom New Mexico Tuesday’s election results may not signal that the Republicans are back as a party capable of putting together a winning national coalition, and the result in New York’s 23rd congressional district might presage a bitter intraparty squabble. But as much as White House spokespeople attempted to downplay the significance of gubernatorial elections […]

Education feature: Students help cut energy costs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Halli Heath, 10, is a member of one of Mesa Elementary School’s green teams, which monitor classrooms after school for left on lights and computers. They also turn down thermostats in the rooms. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As the school empties out each day, a select group of […]

Animal shelter turning away animals

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Animal Shelter is turning animals away this week while it awaits a resupply of carbon monoxide for its gas chamber, according to police Capt. Ron Hutchison. Hutchison said it is merely a temporary supply issue and he hopes the gas will be delivered next week. “We’re asking […]

Pelosi’s Olympic request selective

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Columnist When Nancy Pelosi is featured on SportsCenter, it somehow gets my attention. The California Democrat and Speaker of the House is turning her attention to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and to President George W. Bush. She’s calling on Bush to boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympics to […]

Letters to the Editor: Turning on 21st Street ongoing problem

This is concerning Keith Forbes’ letter published May 31. I agree with him and say “amen” to his opinion on the traffic problems on 21st and Ross streets. I’ve lived on Ross and 21st for several years and have seen the accidents and the problems created by drivers turning into Walgreen’s from the turning lane […]

Prince Street construction starts

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleThe intersection of North Prince and 21st streets fills with water after heavy showers on Saturday afternoon. An underground drainage system is being extended from 21st Street north more than 800 feet. What: North Prince Street construction project Why: Storm sewer improvement When: Monday to Aug. 31 depending on weather delays […]

Energy conservation results in savings

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Clovis High School Principal Jody Balch turns off his printer and computer Wednesday afternoon in his office at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rising heating and energy costs led a school district in Minnesota to enact a $25-per-appliance annual fee, meaning teachers have to pay to use […]