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Articles from the December 12, 2009 edition

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Zias hang on for 77-74 win over Cameron

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Junior forward Cat Clay scored 22 points and junior forward Til-Lois Fifer hit two free throws with five seconds left, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University women past Cameron 79-74 in...

 

Fund set up for Maes funeral

A fund to assist with funeral expenses for Patrick Maes, who died Tuesday in Albuquerque, has been established at New Mexico Bank & Trust. Contributions to the Patrick Maes Burial Fund can be made at any NMB&T branch in Clovis,...

 

Farmers concerned unusually cold weather could affect crops

Unusually cold temperatures haven’t yet affected winter crops in Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. But area farmers are concerned it could cause a problem if the trend continues through spring During the month of December, the... Full story

 

Some charities finding season less giving than usual

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Salvation Army ringer Dave Garza thanks Randy Lee of Clovis for his donation outside Wal-Mart. Garza has been a ringer for 10 years and said he does it because he enjoys seeing and helping people....

 

12-13 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. M Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is unemployed and is raising two grandsons. Her husband is in jail and he was the only provider for the family. “Ms. M” is struggling to...

 

Press Release: Foundation for Rural Service Offers $75,000 in College Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award 30 - $2,500 scholarships to qualified rural students in May 2010 – one per geographic region of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and one to a...

 

Press Release: Foundation for Rural Service Offers $75,000 in College Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award 30 - $2,500 scholarships to qualified rural students in May 2010 – one per geographic region of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and one to a... Full story

 

ENMU graduates nearly 230

Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Josh Messer receives his hood for his master’s degree in business Saturday during ENMU commencement. Messer said he enjoyed his time and the friendships he made at ENMU. Saturday was a day... Full story

 

12-13 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Nov. 27 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for an... Full story

 

Cold start costly in Hounds' loss to Aggies

LAWTON, Okla. — Five field goals in a half is not exactly a recipe to success. Eastern New Mexico University’s men tried valiantly to overcome that unsightly first-half stat on Saturday, closing a 17-point deficit to two... Full story

 

Cold start costly in Hounds' loss to Aggies

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Five field goals in a half is not exactly a recipe to success. Eastern New Mexico University’s men tried valiantly to overcome that unsightly first-half stat on Saturday, closing a 17-poin...

 

Nearly 230 students graduate from ENMU

Saturday was a day of reflection for almost 230 Eastern New Mexico University graduates who walked across the stage and into a new life. Forty master’s and 188 bachelor’s degrees were granted. Bradley Love, hospitality and...

 

President's actions don't warrant Nobel

Freedom New Mexico To his credit, in his acceptance address, President Obama addressed several of the ironies involved in his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace with humility, humor and a thoughtful disquisition on the...

 

Farmers cautious of future cold snaps

Unusually cold temperatures haven’t yet affected winter crops in Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. But area farmers are concerned it could cause a problem if the trend continues through spring During the month of December, the... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Next step is to combat sun's effects

Next step is to combat sun's effects I have come to a new awareness that we really have global warming, and nowI know what is the singular most significant major contributor to this climatic change. As a result, I have a quick and... Full story

 

President's actions don't warrant Nobel

Freedom New Mexico To his credit, in his acceptance address, President Obama addressed several of the ironies involved in his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace with humility, humor and a thoughtful disquisition on the... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Students deserve full attention

Students deserve full attention I attended the annual Lindsey Middle School Concert on Tuesday evening and would like to commend the teachers and their students for their hard work and wonderful program. I wish the audience’s... Full story

 

Zias hang on for 77-74 win over Cameron

LAWTON, Okla. — Junior forward Cat Clay scored 22 points and junior forward Til-Lois Fifer hit two free throws with five seconds left, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University women past Cameron 79-74 in a Lone Star...

 

Changing weather not an exaggeration

One of the favorite sayings in eastern New Mexico is “If you don’t like the weather here, wait a few minutes and it’ll change.” Man, we sure got a good example of that last week. With world leaders also meeting about... Full story

 

Fund established for funeral

A fund to assist with funeral expenses for Patrick Maes, who died Tuesday in Albuquerque, has been established at New Mexico Bank & Trust. Contributions to the Patrick Maes Burial Fund can be made at any NMB&T branch in Clovis,...

 

Council to vote on rezoning, ordinance amendment

Freedom New Mexico It looks like a short agenda for Portales City Council when it meets 7 p.m. Tuesday. The city is expected to approve a notice of intent to adopt ordinance No. 686 for rezoning and an ordinance amending ordinance... Full story

 

Franchise agreement up to county commission vote

Freedom New Mexico During their meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Roosevelt County Commission is expected to vote on a notice of intent to adopt a franchise agreement with Southwestern Public Service Company. The agenda also includes a...

 

Portales Board of Education to meet Monday

Freedom New Mexico On the agenda Monday for the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m.: • Recognition for Roosevelt General Hospital’s annual Christmas Card Project, a Special Olympics gold medalist...

 

Daughter will get support needed

This week 'an official evaluator' informed me that my daughter Eva could have a learning disability related to her auditory processes and possibly including language. She then added that perhaps Eva doesn't have a learning... Full story

 

The Kid Boss

Photos courtesy of Nita Stewart Haley Jim Cook as a young man. Cook, a reputed gunman who was also known as an aggressive, overbearing range foreman, married Leta Easley, neice of the Winfrey brothers who owned the H-Bar Ranch. Coo...

 

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