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Salvation Army official says about 700 received aid

CLOVIS — Santa Claus was not the only one bringing gifts to Clovis this holiday season. This year the Salvation Army Clovis Corps once again provided assistance to hundreds of area residents who were struggling to meet their family’s holiday...

 

Confirmations expensive, past their usefulness

Just in time for the holiday season, here’s the perfect example of government taking more than it gives: n In March 2017, there were 53 appointees for various state boards and commissions waiting to be confirmed by the New Mexico Senate. n In...

 

Year in review: Tragedy marks Cannon's year

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — In 2017, Cannon Air Force Base welcomed a new Wing Commander, watched his predecessor depart for the Pentagon and celebrated military anniversaries. It also saw tragedy, including a plane crash that killed three airmen and...

 

Portales teen dies of gunshot wound

PORTALES — A 13-year-old Portales boy died of a gunshot wound Monday night, according to information from the Portales Police Department. Police did not identify the child. According to Det. Charlie Smart of the PPD: • At approximately 4:50 p.m....

 

Blessings, peace for coming new year

It’s Christmas again, and it’s time for my poem, So I’m not at my office, I’m sitting at home, And scratching my head for something to write On this wintery, pre-Christmas night. At Christmas...

 

Government still dividing America

As 2017 draws to a close, it is disappointing to see America more divided than at any time since the 1860s. The main cause being government. Almost everyone complains about government, at least...

 

Pages past - Dec. 27

On this date ... 1987: A profile honoring Clovis City Commissioner Pat Sandoval was on the front page of the Clovis News-Journal, following Sandoval's death early Christmas morning after a lengthy...

 

Texico tournament has bountiful brackets

TEXICO — Most sports people will tell you the only poll that matters is the scoreboard on the day of the state championship. Well, that's in March. As far as December goes, the polls say Texico is...

 

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