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Act like what you already are: God’s kids!

“All through the New Testament,” William Barclay writes, “there rings a plea for Christian unity.” Yes! Jesus himself asked, in his John 17 prayer to the Father, “May they be brought to... Full story

 

Cannon bid awarded

A bid was awarded for a C-130 parking apron at Cannon Air Force Base, and announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense. The $23.7 million contract was awarded to Sundt Construction of Tempe, Ariz. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Albuquerque...

 

FSA extending grazing period

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Farm Service Agency is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program policies to help agricultural producers affected by drought. FSA is permitting farmers and ranchers approved for emergency grazing in drought-stricken...

 

Link to Texas Tech football report

Texas Tech Football Training Camp – Day Four http://www.texastech.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/080911aat.html...

 

Conservation program policies modified

The U.S. Farm Service Agency is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program policies to help agricultural producers affected by drought. FSA is permitting farmers and ranchers approved for emergency grazing in drought-stricken states, including New...

 

Cannon bid awarded

A bid was awarded for a C-130 parking apron at Cannon Air Force Base, and announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense. The $23.7 million contract was awarded to Sundt Construction of Tempe, Ariz. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Albuquerque...

 

Clovis residents appointed to state entities

A pair of Clovis residents were appointed to a state board or corporation by Gov. Susana Martinez. Roger “Bart” Bartosiewicz was named to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, while Launa Waller was appointed to the Small Business...

 

Groundbreaking marks step beyond discussion for Ute pipeline

Thursday’s groundbreaking marks another step for an effort to building a pipeline from Ute Reservoir — a step outside. Discussed, and shelved, and discussed again for decades in public meetings and congressional offices, the pipeline project... Full story

 

Commissioners to consider concepts for new jail

The Curry County Commission will consider concepts for a new jail under a lease plan presented during a special meeting Tuesday. Since November — when voters defeated two $16.5 million bonds...

 

Tiger cub donated to Clovis zoo

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Zoo Curator Mark Yannotti feeds Sooner, a 12-week-old tiger, who was donated to the Hillcrest Park Zoo from an Oklahoma exotic animal facility. When he wakes, he bounds...

 

Motorcyclists raise funds for school supplies

Roosevelt County school districts have $2,000 more in school supplies for the upcoming new school year because of a local motorcycle group, the Iron Sons. Kathy Carmichael, a member of the group, said the club originated in Germany and formed in the...

 

Their view: Bike bridge not example of fiscal responsibility

A recent column by Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility.... Full story

 

Cuts could impact TRICARE users

Low reimbursements are the top reason physicians say they turn away beneficiaries who use TRICARE Standard, the military’s fee-for-service insurance option, or TRICARE Extra, the preferred provider option, according to TRICARE health care provider...

 

Hard to tell which news is fake

The heat wasn’t the only thing that bothered me last week. Add these two to the list: • Last Thursday, parody news site The Onion posted, “Obama Turns 50 Despite Republican Objections.” It was good for a quick chuckle, while not so subtly...

 

Increasing taxes won’t stabilize U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico That queasy feeling Americans had in September 2008 when the bottom fell out of the financial markets has returned. Is the American economy slipping back into recession? Last week, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 699 points,...

 

Cuts could impact TRICARE users

Low reimbursements are the top reason physicians say they turn away beneficiaries who use TRICARE Standard, the military’s fee-for-service insurance option, or TRICARE Extra, the preferred provider option, according to TRICARE health care provider... Full story

 

Hard to tell which news is fake

The heat wasn’t the only thing that bothered me last week. Add these two to the list: • Last Thursday, parody news site The Onion posted, “Obama Turns 50 Despite Republican Objections.” It was good for a quick chuckle, while not so subtly...

 

Increasing taxes won’t stabilize U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico That queasy feeling Americans had in September 2008 when the bottom fell out of the financial markets has returned. Is the American economy slipping back into recession? Last week, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 699 points,...

 

Police identify man killed in Sunday accident

Police have released the identity of man killed in a Sunday motor vehicle accident as 67-year-old Modesto Muniz of Muleshoe. Police have said Muniz was driving westbound on U.S. 60/84 about 4 p.m. when his pickup collided with the back of a tractor...

 

My turn: Not afraid to tell truth

Recently, several young people asked me if I ever inhaled. They wanted juicy details about my high school and college days. Instead of pleading the fifth, I told the whole truth and nothing but. “Yes, I’ve inhaled,” I said. With no plans for...

 

Our people: Like mother, like daughter

Liliana Castillo: FNM Correspondent Clovis resident Kay Berry's most prized possession is this wind-up Victrola, which was in the farm home she grew up in. Her aunt shipped the Victrola to her 35 years later. Clovis resident Kay Berry has helped seni... Full story

 

Singing easy in theory

I like to sing, but surprise me in the shower or rip the headphones from my ears and sometimes it’s not all that pretty. My elementary school teacher, Mrs. Brazzell, tried, bless her heart, but music theory and actual skills never did stick with... Full story

 

Wednesday morning briefing: Starting the Smithsonian, and a shoot-'em-up.

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing.... Full story

 

Wednesday morning briefing: Starting the Smithsonian, and a shoot-'em-up.

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing.... Full story

 

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