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Floyd's Chenault recognized

Freedom New Mexico Chet Chenault of Floyd, a member of the University of the Southwest baseball team, was one of 73 USW athletes recognized for helping the Hobbs-based school win its second consecutive Red River Athletic Conference GPA award for the...

 

Letters to the editor: Real problems lie with Congress

Real problems lie with Congress I write in support of George Speck from last week’s letters to the editor. Regarding the greed of the very rich: Somehow the dominant media “frame” continues the absurd idea that defending the people who suck up... Full story

 

Social Security delays only scare tactic

Freedom New Mexico Anxious senior-citizen readers may be worrying that their Social Security checks might be held up by the wrangling over raising the federal debt ceiling. It’s worth clearing up that misconception and some others. Republican...

 

N.M. still capitalizing on the Kid

Oh, Susana, I think you are onto a hot one. This “Catch the Kid” business, the contest to track down Billy the Kid and win 10,000 bucks? Good move, Gov. Martinez. Last Sunday I saw the full page ad featuring the contest poster: WANTED, BILLY THE...

 

Their view: Real problems lie with Congress

Kirby Rowan of Portales writes about the troubles the public faces because of elected politicians:...

 

N.M. still capitalizing on the Kid

Oh, Susana, I think you are onto a hot one. This “Catch the Kid” business, the contest to track down Billy the Kid and win 10,000 bucks? Good move, Gov. Martinez. Last Sunday I saw the full page ad featuring the contest poster: WANTED, BILLY THE...

 

Social Security delays only scare tactic

Freedom New Mexico Anxious senior-citizen readers may be worrying that their Social Security checks might be held up by the wrangling over raising the federal debt ceiling. It’s worth clearing up that misconception and some others. Republican...

 

Monday morning briefing: Surplus sale, crime awareness and the makings of war

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Surplus for sale The city of Portales is auctioning off surplus property, including vehicles and fire department equipment, according to its website. The auction is open to the... Full story

 

Monday morning briefing: Surplus sale, crime awareness and the makings of war

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Surplus for sale The city of Portales is auctioning off surplus property, including vehicles and fire department equipment, according to its website. The auction is open to the... Full story

 

Police blotter — July 31

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. July 20 an officer responded to a church in the 2500 block of Norris Street for a...

 

Affordable housing plan goes to vote Tuesday

When Clovis voters head to the polls Tuesday, they will decide whether to • give the city authority to reduce private developers’ permitting fees; • donate city-owned property to private...

 

Realtors: Housing demand strong

The local housing market is slower than in the past but doing better than most of the nation, people involved in that market have said. “Compared to the rest of the country, we’ve really been blessed in Curry and Roosevelt counties,” said...

 

July 31 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance about 1:40 p.m. in the 800 block of North Avenue I. A 29-year-old woman said she and her...

 

My turn: No sense, just real-life experience

One of my columns generated an e-mail from a gentleman who said that I didn’t have a lick of common sense. Apparently, I set him off by not toeing religious, political or fishing lines — or perhaps my tongue-in-cheek lines didn’t hook him.... Full story

 

About 60 dogs participate in Weiner Nationals

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sasha took first place in the competition. Her owner, Tammy Coldren said the Dachshund needed no training. Four-year-old Isabella Hailey called the winner of Weiner Nationals during one of the first heats. Lendra Hai...

 

Miracle products lure wife

I’m convinced my wife would be an easy mark for a snake oil salesman. She’s pretty sure miracle products are hitting the store shelves regularly while I’m of the mindset that if what I’ve got is working, I don’t want something new until I a...

 

Our people: Portales music teacher Eunice Schumpert wanted to be an opera singer as a child

Eunice Schumpert of Portales doesn’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t singing and playing the piano. She is on the cusp of her 90th birthday and continues to be active as a piano and voice teacher. Schumpert began teaching as early as... Full story

 

Couldn’t miss vintage grand prix

Although I am not in the category of car fanatics, I want to start this week’s column with a block of information for those of you who are. PVGP means Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and if you go to their website, you will be able to find out more a...

 

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing, 1:30 p.m., Ice cream day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and... Full story

 

Tips on essential oils featured

Information on how to transform your life, suggestions on how to achieve your dreams and ways to use essential oils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and professional speaker Peter...

 

Birthdays — July 31

Decker Brianna Renee Decker of Clovis celebrated her 9th birthday July 23, 2011. Happy 9th birthday Brianna Renee Decker, we love you with all our hearts love mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, nina, nino and all your family. Brianna Renee Decker was born...

 

Births — July 31

Daniels Brooklyn Michelle Ann Daniels was born July 12, 2011, to Sedrick Daniels and Naomi Perales of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. She has four brothers, Saidreck, 7, Malik, 6, Maki, 4, and... Full story

 

Reunions —

The Portales High School Class of 1966 gathered July 1 and 2, 2011, for their 45th class reunion. Classmates pictured are, front row, from left, David Dehtan, Gloria (Domiquez) Aguilar, Robin Pendergraft, Zale Woodward, Bruce Kitts, Randy Johns, Kay...

 

Honors —

Elliott Spc. Candace Elliott, daughter of Robert and Julie Elliott Clovis, graduated from Army Basic Combat Training in Fort Jackson, S.C. July 19. She was assigned to CO A, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment. She will be attending AIT at Fort...

 

Anniversaries —

Brazell Jim and Betty Brazell celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 10, 2011. The couple was married July 10, 1946, in Clovis. They have three children....

 

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