Sharing medical data imperative for care

By Tom Philpott: Military Update William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, took time during a teleconference with journalists last week to tout his department’s ability to transfer electronically the medical records of separating service members to the Department of Veterans Affairs. In doing so, Winkenwerder ignored a rising chorus of critics […]

Ready reserve activation could break military

By Freedom Newspapers The decision to start calling up Marine Corps reservists who have already served their active-duty obligation but are still subject to being called back is a strong indicator that the war in Iraq is not going well — and that our leaders believe U.S. troops will be required in significant numbers for […]

Clovis figures out Tatum to win invitational

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Clovis High setter Britni Montague, left, sets the ball for middle hitter Lainey Flatow against Tatum during Saturday’s championship match of the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Twenty-seven times last year, little Tatum dominated volleyball match after match with experience, solid defense […]

St. Mike’s pounds Clovis

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Clovis High junior Lora Esquivel (9) battles Clarissa Medina of St. Michael’s for control of the ball near the sidelines during the first half of Saturday’s finals in the Clovis Invitational soccer tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s been a while since the Clovis High girls have won […]

Portales finishes third at invite

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Portales junior Jordan Roehl spikes the ball past Tatum’s Beatriz Castro in a semifinal match on Saturday in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Success or disappointment? For the Portales volleyball players, a third-place finish at the 16-team Wildcat Invitational was a […]

ENMU women improve to 2-0 in soccer

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s improved to 2-0 on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over NAIA member Embry-Riddle at the ENMU soccer pitch. Senior forward Megan Dozier broke a scorless tie, taking a through pass from Kara Henderson and punching in her second goal of the season with 26 1/2 […]

Greyhounds settle for tie with Embry-Riddle

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ENMU freshman Ryan McClanahan and Embry-Riddle’s Matt Tarbutton go up for control of the ball during Saturday’s match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Easy come, easy go. In a game the host Greyhounds led just minutes in, the Embry-Riddle Eagle soccer team rallied for […]

Mayfield beats Clovis in season-opener — again

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Michael Cohen and Taylor Muse tackle Mayfield quarterback Mathew Sandoval in Clovis’ 21-13 loss on Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If the Mayfield Trojans are going to defend their Class 5A state football championship, it figures that Chris Hutchinson will be a major factor. A […]

God’s love best wedding gift of all 

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist My oldest son, Chris, recently married his loving and lovely fiancee, Shayla. I’m so proud of them both. They’re enjoying the warmth of the sun and a beautiful beach right now, and I’m basking in the glow of thanksgiving right here, just knowing that Chris and Shayla are husband and […]

Cops and courts: Clovis murder trial begins Monday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The five-day murder trial for Jimmy Bentley is set to begin Monday in the 9th Judicial District Court. Bentley, 72, is accused of shooting and killing Joseph Phillips on Christmas Eve in the parking lot of Econo Lodge on Mabry Drive. Prosecutors have alleged Bentley, a white man, is […]

Miss N.M shares identity theft story

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers A victim of the growing identity theft problem, Miss New Mexico 2006 Christina Hall is helping others avoid a similar situation. “When I was 19 my identity was stolen by a girl who renewed her driver’s license under my name,” said Hall, a 2005 Eastern New Mexico University graduate. “I […]

Day-care dilemma

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Sabrina Prucey of Clovis cares for infants at ABC Child Development Center. Prucey has worked at the center for about a year. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Emotional mothers desperate for child-care pleaded with Christy Masterson on a daily basis. “I was flooded with calls. I would get phone […]

Pension paternalism may become reality

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Do you know you need to save more for retirement, but you just can’t make yourself do it? Relax. Soon, you may not have to make yourself do anything — you’ll save more in spite of yourself. It’s a new approach to financing retirement, and it’s as easy as falling […]

U.S. intelligences needs lessons from Godfather

By Freedom Newspapers Some Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee have released a 29-page staff report lambasting the “intelligence community” for not issuing more explicit warnings about the threat Iran poses to the United States. However true it is that intelligence agencies are downplaying the Iranian threat, one criticism the report gets right is […]

Dust bowl days stuck in memories

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGrace and Foy Bailey were married in 1933 during the Great American Dust Bowl. They have lived in the area most of their lives and are among the few eastern New Mexico residents who lived through the Dust Bowl. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traces of their frontier life are […]

Cannon airman to stand trial

CNJ Staff An airman charged with murdering his wife will stand trial, according to a press release from Cannon Air Force Base. Airman Edward Novak II is charged with premeditated murder and child abuse by the military. The decision came after a June evidentiary hearing was held at Cannon to determine if evidence against Novak […]

Prosecutors ask for testimony to be excluded

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Prosecutors asked a judge to exclude testimony of a defense psychiatric expert from the murder trial of Jimmy Bentley during a hearing Friday in the 9th Judicial District Court. District Attorney Matt Chandler gave the court several reasons for wanting Dr. Samuel Roll stricken as a witness, including outdated […]

Fair royalty reunites

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Royalty reigned at the first Roosevelt County Fair Queen Reunion, held Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center. Past fair queens, sweethearts and sweetheart princesses mingled with this year’s reigning royalty and contestants to share lunch and reminisce about years past. Who the first Roosevelt County fair queen was seems […]

Grocery store robbed

CNJ Staff A Clovis grocery store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night, according to police. About 8 p.m., police were called to K’s Oriental Food Store at 1548 Thornton St. for a report of armed robbery. The victim told police a Hispanic male robbed the store at gunpoint and fired one shot while in the […]

ENMU receives broadcast grant

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $629,898 grant from the USDA to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas of eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The grant will be used to construct digital and high definition television transmitters in Artesia, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso […]