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My turn: Speak up

I was watching one of my favorite television shows a few nights ago, when one of the actors complained that everyone seemed to be whispering all of a sudden. Everyone had quite a laugh about it, as no one was whispering, the actor was just getting...

 

Dora news — Oct. 4

Academic testing ongoing Dora students in grades 3 through 12 will be participating in MAPS(Measures of Academic Progress) testing through Wednesday of this week. High school students will test 7:55 a.m. until 9:25 a.m., followed by a seven-period,...

 

Elida news — Oct. 4

Yearbook students attending training The yearbook class will be attending a Walsworth Yearbook training in Roswell at ENMU-R today. The workshop will improve students' skills with hands-on learning and will allow them to work with an artist to... Full story

 

American Amanda Knox to be freed

The Associated Press PERUGIA, Italy — An Italian appeals court threw out Amanda Knox’s murder conviction Monday and ordered the young American freed after nearly four years in prison for the death of her British roommate. Knox collapsed in te... Full story

 

American Amanda Knox to be freed

PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — An Italian appeals court threw out Amanda Knox’s murder conviction Monday and ordered the young American freed after nearly four years in prison for the death of her British roommate. Knox collapsed in tears after the... Full story

 

Tuesday morning briefing: Battle won in Lubbock, and one fast car

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing....

 

Tuesday morning briefing: Battle won in Lubbock, and one fast car

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing....

 

Conservative could trump race card

Some on the left, frustrated by the disappointing presidency of Barack Obama, are resorting more than ever to the politics of ethnicity. Those who don’t like Obama’s policies may be racists, the reasoning goes, because Obama is black. One problem... Full story

 

Local vendors see decline in farmers market

Freedom New Mexico: Robin Coffey Urvano Ordonez, second from left, talks with customers at the Portales farmers market Thursday. He sells watermelons, chilies, squash and jalapenos. According to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report,... Full story

 

Local vendors see decline in farmers market

According to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report, farmers markets have been on the rise in popularity in the U.S. this year with markets having increased by 17 percent nationally and by 38 percent in New Mexico. Despite this national and... Full story

 

Business digest — Oct. 4

Civic center hosting business event The Clovis Civic Center will be the site of a Thursday event for businesses. Included in the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. event are opportunities to talk to commercial lenders, workshops for businesses, access to business... Full story

 

Trophy elk donated to Elks Lodge

CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lash LaRue's prize elk, propped in the corner of the Clovis-Portales Elks Lodge, will be officially donated to the lodge on Oct. 14. Benna Sayyed It only seems fitting that a trophy elk displaced by a fire at K-Bob’s... Full story

 

Meetings watch

Portales City Council The following items are on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. today at Portales City Hall: • Declaring Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15. • Notice of intent to adopt an ordinance amending certain... Full story

 

Late goal lifts Hounds to tie

AUSTIN, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is getting used to this overtime thing. The Greyhounds played their school-record sixth OT contest in the last eight games on Sunday, managing a 1-1 non-league tie against...

 

Late goal lifts Hounds to tie

Freedom New Mexico AUSTIN, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is getting used to this overtime thing. The Greyhounds played their school-record sixth OT contest in the last eight games on Sunday, managing a 1-1... Full story

 

Farmers predict fewer, smaller pumpkins

CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Seasonal employees at the Davis Farms Pumpkin Patch prepare pumpkins to be shipped commercially. The farm has managed to thrive despite the pumpkin shortage that has severely affected West Texas farmers and decreased... Full story

 

Farmers predict fewer, smaller pumpkins

Benna Sayyed Pumpkins will be fewer and smaller in size this Halloween, according to local farmers. Eastern New Mexico farmers are experiencing drops of 20 to 30 percent lower than usual. Extreme drought and heat took its toll, they said. “We...

 

ENMU dormitory name to be revealed at groundbreaking ceremony

Groundbreaking for Eastern New Mexico University’s new $15.6 million, three-story residence hall will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at 17th and South Avenue K streets in Portales, the site where the previous dorm, Lincoln Hall, was torn down. The name of...

 

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