Civilian court appropriate for 9/11 trials

Freedom New Mexico The decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has claimed he was the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and four others in a civilian federal court in New York City, has provoked an emotional and, in some instances, quite partisan response. Just because objections are emotional or partisan, however, does not […]

God leads way during troubled times

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist At this Thanksgiving time, our nation faces situations and uncertain times like never before. Difficult financial times have left people jobless and homeless. Rumors of wars and a horrendous act by a gunman even in the heart of Texas dominate the news. During this Thanksgiving season, remember we have sure […]

A view from under the pew: what s so good about black friday question mark here

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.

Religion Digest: Cookbooks being sold

Cookbooks being sold Women of the Church of God Anderson are selling cookbooks to raise money for the group’s activities. The money will fund activities, missions and Christmas baskets for the underprivileged. Paula Stevens with the group said the cookbooks are made up of local recipes from Portales, Melrose, Clovis and Friona. The cookbooks are […]

Nov. 27 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400

Revancha Norte

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PNT Correspondent photo: Helena Rodriguez Members of Revancha Norte

For some, serving brings satisfaction

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Martha McNeil hands a plate of food to a fellow volunteer during the Lighthouse Mission’s Thanksgiving meal Thursday. McNeil said she has volunteered on Thanksgiving for five years because she enjoys helping others. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They spent their Thanksgiving afternoon serving others, and they wouldn’t have […]

Empty Stocking: ‘Ms.H’

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. H’s” husband is only working one day out of the week and he is the only provider for the family. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes large, small, 10-12 and 5. Boys pants […]

First Person: Gym owner stays fit for holidays

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Oscar Cleare, a personal trainer, says the best ways to stay fit over the holiday is to remain active and use portion control. Oscar Cleare has been a personal trainer for almost 30 years. He now owns his own gym, Bodies in Motion. His secret to staying fit and healthy […]

Teen leads police on high-speed chase

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An unlicensed 15-year-old girl led Clovis police on a high-speed pursuit through town and into the county Monday night before crashing into a drainage ditch. The teen is charged with two felony counts of aggravated fleeing, aggravated assault on a police officer and assault on a police officer in […]

Friday morning briefing:charitable donations and cooking tapas

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

De Baca County manager dismissed

CNJ staff De Baca County commissioners voted to dismiss County Manager John Nuttall during Tuesday’s County Commission meeting, according to Committee Chair Joe Steele. Steele would not state the cause behind the dismissal, saying that he “doesn’t feel comfortable putting personnel matters out there.” Commissioner Tommy Roybal said Nuttall was an at-will employee. “We could […]

Stores hope for busy and safe Black Friday

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Mike Hall has worked a lot of Black Fridays, but he doesn’t really consider the day to be that dark. “The worst part is thinking about it coming, but once it gets here, it’s fun,” said Hall, store manager for Wal-Mart in Portales. “You get to do a lot […]

Education committee helps support schools

By Penny Bailey: Guest columnist Did you know Clovis Schools has an Education Foundation? And, if you did, do you know what it is for? Well, if not, you are not alone as a lot of people in Clovis are not aware of the foundation. Or, if they know the Education Foundation exists, they’re not […]

Education Digest: Students going to state competition

Students going to state competition Twenty-five Clovis High School and Freshman Academy students were chosen by audition for the 2010 New Mexico All State Band and Orchestra. The students will travel to Albuquerque in January to participate in the New Mexico music Educators All State Conference. 2010 All State Symphonic Band: William O’Shea, Holly Tyler, […]

State: Curry County woman dead from swine flu

Freedom New Mexico A 54-year-old Curry County woman and a Quay County infant are among four New Mexicans who died from the H1N1 flu virus this week, according to the state Department of Health. The Quay County infant had no other health conditions, but the Curry County woman suffered chronic health conditions, according to a […]

H1N1 vaccines being offered

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health Clovis office is offering free H1N1 flu vaccines, according to a news release. The vaccine will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Clovis Civic Center to four priority groups. The vaccine will be given to children ages six months to […]

Education feature: Students operating credit union

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo From left, Gunar Hawkins, Henry Martin, Maddi Turbeville, Joseph Callahan, Andrew Anaya and Cutter Burnett are six of the students who work at the student-run bank branch at Clovis High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Freshman Academy students are learning firsthand how to run a bank. The Wildcat […]

Empty Stocking program sees increase in children

Freedom New Mexico The number of children the Salvation Army is hoping to help has almost doubled this holiday season, according to Maj. Kevin Ray. Friday the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune will launch their annual Empty Stocking program in partnership with The Salvation Army. Every day until Christmas, a local family in need […]

Church drive looks past coats

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lorraine Weingates, who organized a drive for hats, gloves, socks and scarves, said she’d seen a tree decorated with those items that would be donated. She said the idea stuck with her. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The United Methodist Women’s group at Trinity United Methodist Church is throwing […]