Columnist follows signs, returns to writing

By Grant McGee: Local columnist In August 2008 I wrote what I thought was my last column for Freedom New Mexico. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise … I’m back. I never said I’d never be back. I closed my last column with simply, “That’s it … for now.” There were a number of reasons I stopped […]

CHS holding registration rush

CNJ staff The Clovis High School guidance office is hosting a registration rush next week for CHS parents and students, according to a news release. The rush is a time for parents and student to check class credits, review student registration forms, course selections, and graduation requirements, the release said. Guidance and administration office staff […]

Local schools do part to battle childhood obesity

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Students at Sandia Elementary School munch on a lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup Friday at the school cafeteria. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico First lady Michelle Obama is directing national attention to childhood obesity with her “Let’s Move” campaign. And Clovis and Portales schools are taking […]

Hounds sweep Tarleton State

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU pitcher Jerry Manning races to field a bunt so he can throw out Tarleton State’s James Mays at first during the sixth inning in the opener of Friday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff Senior third baseman Sean Cruce reached base all eight times up, […]

2/27 ENMU/Texas A&M-Kingsville basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenTexas A&M-Kingsville (13-13, 3-8 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (9-16, 4-7), 3 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds edged Abilene Christian 74-71 at Abilene on Tuesday. Kingsville handed West Texas A&M a last-second 64-62 loss at home on Wednesday.Notes: The Hounds won the earlier meeting at Kingsville 72-62 […]

2-26 Religion calendar

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Influence should be cherished, used to nurture

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I am ready for some rain now. I would like to hear that thunder, see that lightening am ready for spring. Yet, thunderstorms bring me back to thoughts of tornado country in the rural area in Arkansas where my grandparents lived. When I was a child, I delighted in the […]

a view from under the pew: a paradoxical twist

By Gary Mitchel: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:

Gubernatorial candidates see eye to eye on issues

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Suzana Martinez, from left to right, Allen Weh, Janice Arnold-Jones, Doug Tuner and Pete Dominici Jr. answered questions Thursday at a debate at the Lyceum Theater in Clovis hosted by the High Plains Patriots. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With little dissension emanating from the Lyceum […]

Deadline approaching for hunting class registration

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Game and Fish is conducting the last spring hunter education classes in Clovis. The registration deadline is Tuesday and can be completed at the Clovis Wal-Mart sporting goods department. The class is required for anyone under age 18 wanting to purchase a state hunting license. Classes are held at Clovis […]

Extension office hosting workshop

CNJ staff The Curry County Extension Office is hosting a farmer’s market workshop 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the extension office. Topics covered include crop diversification, season extension, value-added products, record keeping, enterprise budgets, marketing and sales strategies. Speakers include New Mexico State University extension specialists and agents, agriculture professionals and local farmers […]

Friday morning briefing: Backyard video and national parks

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day A natural history museum for eastern New Mexico and it’s right “In Your Backyard.”Question of the day What are your impressions of the Republican gubernatorial candidates, following Thursday’s forum?Web site of the day View and purchase photos published in Freedom New […]

Isler says he will drop lawsuit against school district if given coaching contract

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A federal judge issued a temporary injunction last week that will allow J.D. Isler to finish the rest of the season as Clovis High’s boys basketball coach. The Wildcats host the district tournament championship game Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler says […]

First person: All-around excellence

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ben Singletary of Clovis was awarded the Discus Award given to all-around students earlier this month. Clovis High School senior Ben Singletary recently won the national Discus Award. The award highlights high school students who excel all-around, not just at school. Searching: I applied for the award to get scholarships. […]

2-26 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. Feb. 7 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Cameo Street. A woman said a man she knew had reached in through the window of her home to try and open the door after she […]

Teacher believes science fair can change students’ lives

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia Elementary School student Logann Ewers works on her display board Tuesday, getting set for the regional science fair Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Zia Elementary School science teacher Suzanne Tipton knows how science can change a student’s life. She saw it in […]

Careful, your kids are listening

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist “Grownups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” So French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote, in his novella, ‘The Little Prince’ in 1943. We parents, all of us, have been taught by our children — […]

Hand-me-down thinking not needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often those who study the history of philosophy and compare it to the history of other disciplines, especially science, complain that in philosophy no progress is made, that philosophers keep talking about the same thing, that nothing ever gets resolved. It appears clear that in each age most […]

Possible troop extension cause for concern

Freedom New Mexico It might be nothing significant. Of necessity the military is always making contingency plans, often to deal with circumstances nobody seriously expects but for which the military wants to be prepared if the unlikely happens. Most of those plans stay on the shelf. Nonetheless, the announcement by Army Gen. Ray Odierno, our […]

Endorsements real Olympic prize

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Watching USA women’s downhill skier Lindsey Vonn and snowboarder Shaun White during the Winter Olympics I had to wonder a little about motives. You want to believe their quest is all about national pride, but in the back of the mind you think about just how much a gold medal […]