Articles from the December 24, 2009 edition

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Motorists dealing with slick, icy roads

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Madison Howard, 7, of Clovis helps her parents remove snow from their family's driveway Thursday morning. Madison said that helping to remove the snow is fun and it... Full story

 

ENMU's Johnson preseason All-America

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior outfielder Jereme Johnson has been selected a preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball. Last year, the Roswell High graduate earned the school’s first All-America selection in baseball,... Full story

 

ENMU's Johnson preseason All-America

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior outfielder Jereme Johnson has been selected a preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball. Last year, the Roswell High graduate earned the school’s first All-America selection in baseball,...

 

Santa's helpers reside in Roosevelt County

Every year around Christmas, Santa’s helpers appear around Portales, handing out gifts and making children smile. And it’s Roosevelt County men who are under those red suits, hats and beards. Roosevelt County farmer and rancher Matt Rush and C&S... Full story

 

Empty Stocking Fund surpasses last year's total

Freedom New Mexico As of noon Friday, the Empty Stocking Fund had collected almost $900 more than last season’s drive. Officials said donations thus far total $8,998.91. Last year donations to the fund totaled $8,100....

 

Empty Stocking Fund surpasses last year's total

Freedom New Mexico As of noon Friday, the Empty Stocking Fund, a joint effort between Freedom New Mexico and the Salvation Army to feed and clothe the needy, had collected almost $900 more than last season’s drive. Officials said donations thus... Full story

 

Letters to Santa

The following are letters to Santa from the Portales area children and a printed as written:...

 

Family inspired to dish out dinners

Helping her mother move into a new house in Austin, Texas, during the summer reinforced a revelation J’mi Heflin had last year before Christmas. “We have too much stuff,” Heflin said. Her mother, JoBeth Broadhurst, agreed. Last year, the two... Full story

 

Family inspired to dish out dinners

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo J'Mi Heflin, left, talks to Christy Drake Thursday about paper goods Heflin and her family brought Drake. Heflin and her family used money they would have spent on each other for Christmas to buy dinners for 10...

 

Police investigating business burglaries

Freedom New Mexico Police are investigating a series of burglaries at businesses in north Clovis and Curry County. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said Wednesday morning his department received at least four reports of businesses broken into...

 

Love notes become Christmas legacy

Editor’s Note: This column has been printed in the anthology “Christmas Traditions.” Reprinted with permission from Adams Media Corp....

 

Jesus' birth showed new way to think

Freedom New Mexico It is curious in some ways that modern-day Western Christians have created a more lavish holiday — which in many ways has become a thoroughly secular and in some ways excessive celebration in which Santa Claus and Rudolph...

 

Christmas about making memories

I’ve known since last January that Christmas would be Dec. 25. So why can’t I prepare ahead of time? Last week it occurred to me I probably should do something about a tree, so I went to the local garden store. They had a gazillion trees, all... Full story

 

Distributive justice not justice at all

For a long time, political philosophers were interested in identifying the nature of justice. It started with Socrates and lasted to when John Stuart Mill did his work, although by that time there had been talk of this thing called distributive... Full story

 

Concept of giving not lost on farm

The week before Christmas the farmer announced to the animals that he would not be giving them the traditional cheese and sausage box. The pig was relieved. The farmers suggested instead they should draw names. “Does that include non-domesticated...

 

Distributive justice not justice at all

For a long time, political philosophers were interested in identifying the nature of justice. It started with Socrates and lasted to when John Stuart Mill did his work, although by that time there had been talk of this thing called distributive...

 

Jesus' birth showed new way to think

Freedom New Mexico It is curious in some ways that modern-day Western Christians have created a more lavish holiday — which in many ways has become a thoroughly secular and in some ways excessive celebration in which Santa Claus and Rudolph... Full story

 

a view from under the pew: a christmas paradox

Editor's note: When Amos went shopping recently, he encountered the trials of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for the real meaning of Christmas. Just then, Sammy Salamander wiggled by and pointed him to a little... Full story

 

Jesus remains reason for season

The day after Thanksgiving is always highlighted as a busy shopping day. I watched as news featured film footage of people camped outside certain stores in hopes to get their hands on the latest video... Full story

 

Region wakes up to snow

It just might be a white Christmas on the High Plains. An overnight storm brought blowing and drifting snow to the area Thursday, making roads slick and dangerous. About an inch of snow fell...

 

N.M. dairies to share nearly $3 million

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Farm Service Agency says it will issue nearly $3 million in payments to dairy farmers in New Mexico. The payments will be made through the Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Program. Eligible producers will... Full story

 

N.M. dairies to share nearly $3 million

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Farm Service Agency says it will issue nearly $3 million in payments to dairy farmers in New Mexico. The payments will be made through the Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Program. Eligible producers will... Full story

 

Udall: Senate passes historic health reform legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today voted in favor of historic health care reform legislation that will provide quality, affordable health coverage to 96 percent of New Mexicans while reducing health care costs for individuals,... Full story

 

Senate OKs health care measure, reaching milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats passed a landmark health care bill in a climactic Christmas Eve vote that could define President Barack Obama’s legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the country’s...

 

Senate OKs health care measure, reaching milestone

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats passed a landmark health care bill in a climactic Christmas Eve vote that could define President Barack Obama’s legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the country’s history....

 

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