Dairy fire under investigation

Freedom New Mexico A fire destroyed about 500 tons of hay and damaged a barn Sunday at Westra Dairy in Portales. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said Portales and Arch firefighters battled the blaze from just after 11 a.m. until 5:50 p.m. He said they provided protection for dairy workers to use fork [...]

Small budget calls for homegrown fun

Our summer began with a wonderful trip into unknown places, at least unknown to me, though familar to many from this area, as we went to southern Colorado. However, that will probably be the extent of our travels this summer, as like many families, our budget is small. We have found, though, small celebrations can [...]

H1N1 side effects still unknown

Freedom New Mexico The nation’s health czar has spoken: All Americans should take the swine flu vaccine. We do have a right, however, to say that we’ll be the judge of that. What’s most important is that whatever decision people make, it should be made with as much knowledge as possible. Health and Human Services [...]

One man dead in Clovis shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sheriff’s Department investigator Waldo Casarez at the scene Thursday of a shooting that took place at 512 West Sixth St. CNJ staff A 39-year-old Clovis man is dead and police are searching for an armed suspect who fled the scene following a shooting around 1:40 p.m. Thursday. Eladio Valdez Robledo [...]

Purpose found in following God’s pattern

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist When Susie and I were growing up, Mother made our clothes. Cloth World was our favorite store. Simplicity and McCall’s patterns were common things around our house. Mother would spread the material out on the kitchen table, lay the pattern over the material, pin the pieces to the material with [...]