Co-worker known for dedication, service

One more day, one more conversation, one more outburst of laughter and even one more time just to argue with you. These are a few things I and many others wish we could have with Catherine Bugg. I’d like one more chance to speak up and let her know just how much she and her […]

Capital outlay wish list cut

Robin Fornoff It was back to the drawing board Saturday for Curry County Commissioners, who said they were told by state legislators to trim their wish list or face possibly getting no money from the state. Commissioners had submitted a $21 million capital outlay request to the state in September. The request was trimmed to […]

My wish list more naughty than nice

I don’t mind waiting until after-Christmas sales for my gifts. Here is my more-naughty-than-nice wish list: • A Kindle, but please don’t pre-load anything by Coulter or Beck. Anything by Twain (Shania or Mark) is welcomed. • Donations to my favorite charities: “Chef Juandel’s Squirrel-Stew Kitchen” and “Curing The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy’s Texas Twang.” • […]

My wish list won’t cost you a thing

We’ve got just four days — FOUR — left between now and a merry Christmas. Or a happy holiday. Or a Yuletide celebration. Or a Festivus for the rest of us. Call it what you will, but I’ll be calling it, “Watch basketball and eat every food I promise to give up for the new […]

Civilization dependent on ecosystem

I occasionally, when preparing for class, find myself discovering things that I wish I had not found. I suppose that this is true for other educators, as well. Like the words from Don Henley’s song, “Dirty Laundry,” it’s a matter of “You don’t really want to know what’s goin’ on; you don’t really want to […]

Make-A-Wish gearing up for fundraiser

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Courtesy photo Make-A-Wish granter Hazel Richter accepted the award of Shining Star for her and her husband at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico annual dinner in January. Richter is photographed here with two wish recipients. Liliana Castillo The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico’s Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties chapter is gearing up for […]

Wind should not ruin holiday

Curtis K. Shelburne I wish the wind would let up. I don’t like it. I can deal fairly well with hot or cold, rain or shine, and just about as many varieties of weather as you care to mention. (Okay, I admit that I don’t care for swamp weather: 90-plus degrees and 90-plus humidity. Given […]

Birthdays — Sept. 19

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Green [image #3, align=right, size=medium] Bishop W. C. Green, pastor of First Church of God in Christ (3400 Vinton Street), celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 14. His wife, Angie L. Green, his family, and his church family wish him a happy belated birthday. We love and appreciate you.

Monday morning briefing: Hispanic heritage month and the first Make a Wish dinner

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Blue ribbon recognition The New Mexico Public Education Department will be honoring Ranchvale Elementary School for its designation as a Blue Ribbon School 1 p.m. today at the school. Guests of honor include the secretary of education, Cannon Air Force Base personnel and city […]

Make-A-Wish auction postponed

CNJ staff The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s first auction in Clovis was postponed Saturday due to rain. The outdoor event was intended to fund wishes of very ill children in the Clovis region. Granter and fundraiser Hazel Richter said the auction will be rescheduled for another date to be announced.

Make-a-Wish aims to raise funds with musical gala, auction

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Courtesy photo Anastacia Chavez hugs her iCarly pillows in her new iCarly bedroom last year when Make-A-Wish granted that wish. She suffered from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for two years. Liliana Castillo Jennifer Chavez still tears up when she talks about seeing her daughter smile after fighting Hodgkins lymphoma for two years. Chavez’s daughter, 8-year-old Anastacia Chavez, […]

Make A Wish holding auction

CNJ staff The New Mexico chapter of Make A Wish is holding its inaugural auction 4 p.m. July 24 at the Lyceum Theatre. Organizers are hoping to raise $25,000 for Make A Wish, which grants the fondest wish of a child with a life-threatening illness or condition. The auction is followed by a 7 p.m. […]

Opportunity wasted for unusual

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There are certain things I wish would have been different. I wish I had asked that girl out to dinner instead of making small talk. I wish I was riding in the car when (according to police records) a group of four people planned out a bank robbery in […]

Singing the right tune for the new year

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Although I certainly wish for you and yours a happy and blessed New Year, I confess that I’m rarely terribly excited about New Year’s fanfare. (I like almost any reason for some days off and time with friends and good food, so I’m not a total New Year’s grinch […]

State workers ordinary people, too

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The holidays are, most definitely, a time when we take stock of and count our blessings. They are also a time when we figure out how we shall allocate limited resources to cover the ways we wish to express our love, be it gifts, parties, or travel expenses to share […]

Child gives up Christmas wish for friend in hospital

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Harley Pena, 6, combs new hair that is finally growing back in after her last chemotherapy treatment. Pena is fighting a rare combination of two types of acute leukemia. She enjoys putting on make-up and brushing her hair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Harley Pena of Clovis is […]

City commission changes priority rankings

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The Clovis City Commission rearranged its wish list for the state Legislature, with a proposed wellness center and road repairs for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard getting bumped up. Commissioners unanimously approved the revision at Thursday’s regular meeting. Upgrades for the city’s wastewater treatment plant, the former No. 2 priority, […]

Adequate medical program needed

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and […]

Adequate medical program needed

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Youth granted wish to meet Earnhardt Jr.

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Timothy Williams, center, and his family will travel in October to Atlanta, Ga., to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is Timothy’s favorite NASCAR driver. The Kid’s Wish Network and donations from local organizations made Timothy’s trip possi Timothy Williams can’t wait to meet his hero, Dale Earnhardt Jr. But the […]